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Drop It Like It’s Hot – Nizzle & MC Thunda (2016)

Drop It Like It's Hot - Nizzle & MC Thunda (2016)

Drop It Like It’s Hot – Nizzle & MC Thunda (2016)

DJ: Nizzle
MC: Thunda
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore, Powerstomp
Mix Info: Drop It Like It’s Hot
Length Mix: 00:29:36
Tracks: 13 (thirteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 299MB
File Type: .wav
Bitspeed: 1411kbps
More Information: Nizzle / MC Thunda – Facebook Fanpage

The other day I was browsing and found yet another Thunda mix! Only a week ago (or so) I have reviewed his first mix CD, and now there’s another mix which includes the Lethal Theory MC again. This time he’s the MC and the DJ is DJ Nizzle, who’s signed to the mighty MOTNS. The mixtape title might make you think that it’s an appreciation mix for Snoop Dogg/Lion, but it isn’t. This mixtape is filled with next level UK Hardcore tracks, no R&B or Hip Hop tracks at all. And I’ve got to say that this is a very hot mixtape. Handle with caution, that could be their next mixtape title, because you should be careful.

This mixtape contains newer stuff and older stuff, but only the hottest tracks money can buy. Expect everything, and you will have a great time. MC Thunda does his thing well (as usual), and goes in very hard. DJ Nizzle has selected the finest and happiest tunes, and carefully mixed them together, and the result is this mix you are about to download. Before you start downloading, I have to warn you that this mixtape isn’t just hot, it’s big. The file is nearly 300MB, which might be a lot, if you are downloading this onto your mobile device. Make sure you clean out your device and create some space for this sh*t hot mixtape.

The tracklist is interesting. As I said before, you can find old and new tracks in this. The forgotten tracks and the tracks so brand new, you only heard them once before. Check it out!

tracklist

01. Hixxy – Outside World
02. Atmosfearz feat David Spekter – Release (Riko Remix) 
03. The Vampire – Technostorm (Re-Con Remix) 
04. Galantis – Runaway (Mizel & Wilson Remix) 
05. M-Project & Bezza feat Unity MC – Beast Mode
06. Nizzle – Naturally
07. Urban Cookie Collective – The Key, The Secret (Fracus & Darwin Remix) 
08. Mauro Picotto – Lizard (Sy & Unknown Remix) 
09. Adele – Hello (MOB Remix) 
10. JTS – The Request
11. Nizzle & Hyper – Bounce To That
12. Lady Dubbz – Everything
13. Kurt & Nizzle – Kevin & Perry Go Ravin

The tracklist is good! Really good to see a diverse tracklist. This has made my day. Look at the tracks, they are all amazing! Not 5 tracks in a row made by the same artist, or remixed by one artist, but a nice and diverse tracklist. More DJs should do what Nizzle did, the end result is gorgeous.

You can find a few tracks made by Nizzle (collaborations included), and they are hot. Listen to ‘Naturally’ and it will give you goosebumps, because the vocals are beautiful. To me it’s the best Nizzle track in this mix, but the best track of the lot has got to be ‘Release’, remixed by Riko. So damn good, I can’t stop bouncing up and down.

MC Thunda does his thing. Anything I should mention that I haven’t mentioned before in other reviews? Nope, not really, I’ve said it all. MC Thunda is on fire, and maybe that’s why this mixtape carriers that title? One of my favourite MCs of all time, and during this mix he does his thing as good as he can, and it sounds excellent!

Nizzle and Thunda, they should work together more often. Maybe this is a one-off, but let’s hope not. More mixtapes like this one, because it’s hot, very hot! Not as hot as a summer day in August, but very close. Not as hot as the surface of the sun, but very close… well, you get my point. If you love UK Hardcore, download this bad boy now, but make sure you clear some space before you do! But this is a must-have mixtape. Trust me.

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Antix – Echild Immortals (2005)

Antix - Echild Immortals (2005)

Antix – Echild Immortals (2005)

Artists: Antix & Various Artists
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore
Release Year: 2005
CD Info: Antix – Echild Immortals
CDs: 1 (one)
Length CD: 01:18:20
Tracks: 17 (seventeen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 107 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
Label: Executive Records
Product Number: unknown
More Information: Executive Records – Facebook Fanpage

Don’t know how I found this CD, maybe someone re-posted it on Soundcloud, but before you all get hyped up, I still don’t know who Antix is/was? Someone posted a good and nice comment underneath the mix, which intrigued me a lot and made me bookmark this mix. The artist is an unknown name to me, but after listening to this mix again and again I’ve got to say one thing: this mix CD is the bomb! This is really an interesting CD, you should give it a go, and listen to what Antix has to offer.

The music is good! Proper ol’ UK Hardcore/Happy Hardcore, the kind of sound we all miss a lot. The CD was released in or around 2005, and most of the tunes were made or remixed by Antix. Again, I don’t have a clue who he/she/they is/are?! If you’ve got more information, please post it underneath this review, or just put the link to the Facebook page, because I really want to know. Not often am I amazed by new music, but this blew my mind away! Proper UK Hardcore, not cheesy, but pure. This has made my day a good one. If you do love UK Hardcore from 2000-2005, make sure you download this free mix CD right now, and I garantee that this won’t disappoint you at all. It made me, the Crazy Dutchman, a very happy Dutchman!

tracklist

01. Intro 
02. Antix & Tom-E – Everytime
03. Antix – Another Life
04. Haztix – Into The Night
05. Antix & Tom-E – In My Eyes
06. Antix & Reazn – Supavisaah
07. Haztix – Twisted
08. Weaver – Fallen Angel (Antix Remix 2005) 
09. Antix, Tom-E & Destiny – Hardcore Till I Die
10. Antix – Vampire
11. Antix – Rainbow Remix
12. Antix & Reazn – Know Who I Am
13. Antix – Reach For The Lasers
14. Weaver & Antix – Worlds Apart (Antix Mix) 
15. Antix – Falling For You
16. Antix – Today
17. Antix & Tom-E – Sweet Release

As you would expect I didn’t have a clue at the beginning of this mix who Antix is, but after hearing this it has changed me completely: whoever Antix is, I am a fan! The music is just sheer happiness, and it has made my day. Not just one day, but days in a row! Wonderful mix.

Only one name in this tracklist is a known name to me, Weaver, which makes me wonder if Antix is Australian? Could be. Any information could be handy. And information regarding the artist is handy, because I want to know if Antix still makes music. Hopefully the answer is yes, but I haven’t seen the name Antix in any other mixes in the last couple of years, so maybe the answer is no. Maybe it’s an alias, who knows? I clearly don’t.

This has made me very happy. This is exactly what I was after. Don’t let the intro discourage you, because it’s a tad unusual. The intro is short, seems out of place, but when the music starts, the journey into the happier side of life can commence. This is truly a remarkable CD, and if anyone has a copy, please send it to me. This should be in every ravers’ collection, wicked CD!

This has been released by Executive Records, so they must know a thing or two. Who is Antix? And if you get the chance to speak to Antix, let him/her know that this mix CD is dope! Intoxicating stuff. Proper UK Hardcore.

Best track? All 16!

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Ben Manic – Gabber Mix 2015

Ben Manic - Gabber Mix 2015

Ben Manic – Gabber Mix 2015

DJ: Ben Manic
Genre/Style: Gabber, Hardcore Techno
Mix Info: Gabber Mix 2015
Length Mix: 00:42:55
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 98.2 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Ben Manic – Facebook Fanpage

A month ago DJ Ben Manic uploaded a proper Hardcore Techno/Gabber mix onto Soundcloud, and I did favourite it, but nearly forgot all about it. I said nearly, because you are about to read the review, so I did get the chance to listen to it. And it might come as a shock, but this isn’t really a diverse mix. Even though the title is ‘Gabber Mix’ and you might wonder if there’s plenty of Gabber in it (which is a yes), it’s mainly an Angerfist mix. Some call it an appreciation mix, some call it a dedication mix. Whatever you call this, this to me is an Angerfist mix. Is that bad? Absolutely not!

Angerfist is the leading name in the Hardcore Techno industry, he’s a force to witness. This man has done everything and achieved everything, hit after hit, and has sold thousands of copies of his albums over the year. He performs all over the world and makes sure that Hardcore is still exciting and appreciated by those who love it and have embraced it. I reckon Ben Manic, who’s the DJ who made this mix, is also a huge fan, because each and every track has been made by Angerfist (and others). But who doesn’t love Angerfist? Name one person (besides your grandma) who doesn’t love the masked mystery?

The tracklist, as it isn’t a surprise anymore, is up and contains a lot of Angerfist tracks. Are you ready for the filth?

tracklist

01. Angerfist – The Game
02. Angerfist & Radical Redemption – Repercussion
03. Angerfist – The Desecrated
04. Angerfist – Circus Circus
05. Angerfist & Dyprax – Afraid Of Me
06. Angerfist, Unexist & Satronica – Bloodshed
07. Angerfist, Decipher & Shinra – Shadowman
08. Angerfist feat MC Nolz – Raise & Revolt
09. Satronica & Unexist – Fuck The System (Angerfist Remix) 
10. Angerfist & Negative A – Wake Up Fucked Up
11. Angerfist & Tieum feat MC Nolz – Slice Em Up
12. Tieum & Angerfist – Sock It
13. T-Junction & Angerfist – A New Level Of Freak
14. Angerfist & Neophyte feat MC Alee & MC Diesel – Fight With Anger
15. Angerfist & Radical Redemption – Messenger Of God

This is a truly amazing looking tracklist. Come on, how often do you see such a beautiful tracklist? This has taken me by surprise, and shows how good Angerfist is as a producer!

Ben Manic has picked a lot of amazing Angerfist tracks. They are all really entertaining, and really good to hear through my speakers. He’s a fan, no doubt about that. But did he, as a fan, did Angerfist justice? Well, the answer is yes. The mix is tight, really good, and the tracks he has selected are all good! No errors, no bad things to mention. Really interesting mix by Ben Manic, his Gabber mix should get more credit than it already gets.

Best track? So many to choose from, but I pick ‘Messenger Of God’. Why? Well, just listen to it and you will know why I selected it.

A very solid mix by Ben Manic. He should produce more Gabber mixes, and hopefully he will in the near future. Maybe make it a bit more diverse, or a similar mix like the one you are about to listen to. A full on Angerfist mix always entertains me, and it will entertain you too, without a doubt!

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The Prototypes – Mantra Festival Warm Up Mix (2016)

The Prototypes - Mantra Festival Warm Up Mix (2016)

The Prototypes – Mantra Festival Warm Up Mix (2016)

Act: The Prototypes
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass
Mix Info: Mantra Festival Warm Up Mix
Length Mix: 00:32:48
Tracks: 24 (twenty-four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknonw
More Information: Mantra Festival – Facebook Event Page

Starting your day with Drum & Bass, there’s no other way to wake up in such a glorious way! Especially when you find an excellent mix. Some days you might wake up and hear a mediocre mix, or even a bad mix, and these mornings do not have a lasting impression, and will ruin your day. Today is a good day, because the mix you are about to listen to, has been made by The Prototypes. And if you are wondering who they are, you should expect a facepalm or two. You do not know who they are? Which planet have you been walking on for the last 5 years?

No introduction needed at all, I would assume. If you need more information, Google them. The Prototypes do not need an introduction, especially when you know that they are playing at a cool event called ‘Mantra’. They aren’t the only artists there, several rooms are filled with excellent artists, such as Noisia, Rene LaVice, Loadstar, Youngsta, Loefah, Zed Bias, Digital Mystikz, and more. The line-up looks amazing, and so does the added information: “The combination of an epic lineup with a soundsystem carefully curated by Void will create an experience like no other.” Basically what they are saying is, if you aren’t at this event, you will miss out on a lot.

I have never heard of this event before, but it does look like an event I would go to, if it was any closer to where I live. For those who are able to get there and have their eardrums completely destroyed, The Prototypes made a promo mix, or to be precise a warm up mix, to get everyone hyped up. I am hyped up, but sadly not going. It’s not fair. If you go to this, make sure you have a drink on my behalf!

tracklist

01. The Prototypes – HyperCube
02. Dimension – Panzer
03. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – The Truth
04. Knife Party – Lrad VIP (The Prototypes VIP Remix) 
05. Noisia – Dead Limit
06. Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Outlaw
07. Ekko & Sidetrack – AMPM
08. Optiv & BTK – Reckless
09. The Prototypes feat Mad Hed City – Pop It Off
10. Freek – Born Different
11. Frankee – Raptor
12. Bass Brothers – In The Ghetto
13. Frankee – The Power
14. Annix – Work For Nothing
15. Resonate – Bomb Squad
16. Culture Shock – Piano Dark
17. BCUK – The Pulse (The Prototypes Remix) 
18. Total Science – Squash
19. June Miller – Robots & Romans (Audio Remix) 
20. Cyantific – Outatime
21. Lomax – Artisan
22. Culture Shock – Steam Machine
23. The Prototypes feat Ayah Marar – Kill The Silence
24. Hazard – Bricks Don’t Roll

The tracklist is amazing, and to be honest, the mix is more amazing! Carefully mixed by The Prototypes, and the result is a very interesting mix. One that won’t let you down, and can only lift your spirit up. This is the DnB mix we were all waiting for.

If you do love DnB and you are loving what you are hearing, why not get tickets for Mantra Festival, and witness them yourself? Have a proper night out with good music, and ofcourse be blown away by the mighty soundsystem. I wish I could, because it does look amazing, and if they are playing these tunes throughout the night, I garantee that everyone will have positive comments after the event has ended. This is truly amazing.

Normally I would pick a favourite, but I can’t. They are all amazing!

Go to Mantra’s Facebook event page and grab your tickets now. You won’t be disappointed.

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