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Cyber & Giggly – I Love Hard Beats LIVE (05-02-2016)

Cyber & Giggly - I Love Hard Beats LIVE (05-02-2016)(1)

Cyber & Giggly – I Love Hard Beats LIVE (05-02-2016)

DJs: Cyber & Giggly
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Trancey Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ I Love Hard Beats 05-02-2016
Length Liveset: 00:55:00
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 73.3 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 186kbps
More Information: Cyber & Giggly – Facebook Fanpage

Cyber & Giggly, my favourite UK Hardcore duo are back with a brand new liveset! They recently played at the majestic I Love Hard Beats, and at ILHB they decided to play an amazing set, filled with Trancey Hardcore anthems. They also recorded their set, how else would I write a review about it? Their set can be found on Soundcloud, and seeing as they are my favourite duo, you should press the download button and raise the volume up! But not too loud, because there’s already a small issue with the recording volume. Before I actually pressed play, I read the warning underneath the mix, which stated that the volumes were high, a recording issue, but you could still hear their set. So maybe not raise the volume to the max, eh?

I’ve already listened to it with my headphones on, but not on maximum capability, because it would demolish my eardrums and headphones. But let’s talk about the event. The line-up was impressive, and it would be embarassing not to mention a few names: DJ Sy, Alek Száhala, Billy Daniel Bunter, Rikki Arkitech, Eryk Orpheus, Mark Ashley, Fracus & Darwin, A.B, Cyrax, Nicky Blackmarket, Laith, Lost Soul… are you impressed yet? You must be, if you went you probably had a wonderful time. If you didn’t, you missed out one hell of an event. I wasn’t there either, but I know that ILHB events are always ace. Make sure you follow them and be updated constantly, and go to the next ILHB if you can.

Cyber & Giggly played a Trancey Hardcore set, and it’s delicious. Trance and Hardcore, a nice combination. For those who think it’s Freeform (because it’s basically Trancecore), it’s not. This is just a mix with oldskool dancefloor smashers, which have been sped up slightly, to the desirable BPMs, high enough for ravers to go nuts. Cyber & Giggly have selected the finest tracks, and I think it’s time for you all to see the tracklist!

tracklist

01. Warrior – Warrior (Fracus & Darwin’s Bootleg Remix) 
02. Technikore & Minty feat Nathalie – As The Rush Comes
03. Darwin – Carte Blanche
04. Ayla – Ayla (Darwin Remix) 
05. System F – Cry (Re-Con & Squad-E Remix) 
06. Anon – Anthem
07. Alice DeeJay – Better Off Alone (Hardcore Remix) 
08. Frantic & Gammer – Braveheart (Joey Riot Remix) 
09. Blocadini vs Cruze – Coming To The Nines
10. Cruze – Every Other Day
11. TDV – The Dawn (Cruze & K-Plus UKHC Remix) 
12. Nalin & Kane vs Styles – Cruising
13. Ultrasun – We Can Runaway (Rescue BO Booty) 
14. Sash feat Stunt – Raindrops (Damaged & Krays Remix) 

The tracklist is good, takes me back to the good years of UK Hardcore and also pop music. Many of these tracks dominated the op 40s when they were released and are way better than the standard crap that’s been released nowadays. Groundbreaking anthems, and being remixed to suit the UK Hardcore sound just makes it sound extremely good.

Cyber & Giggly have selected awesome tracks. Dancefloor smashers, eardrum bashers. Christ, the volume is too damn high. But you can still appreciate their set. I love so many tracks, from ‘Ayla’ to ‘As The Rush Comes’ to ‘We Can Runaway’, but the one that to0k my breath away was ‘Anthem’. I’ve never heard this track before, and I’ve fallen in love with it immediately! Wasn’t Anon a side-project, run by Gammer? Whoever is responsible for this track has made the anthem of the century! Wowsers, this is seriously the best anthem I’ve heard in a long time!

What’s wrong with this mix? Well, the volume, but we’ve already discussed that. And also the first track. Never liked the original, don’t like this version. But besides those two, this is a really good set. One you should download, press play and go nuts to. And make sure you check out Cyber & Giggly, recommended by TCD. Only love to them for keeping the Trancey Hardcore alive. More sets like this one please (lower recording volume please).

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Sc@r – Oldskool Gabber Mix – Toxic Sickness Radio Feb 2016

Sc@r - Oldskool Gabber Mix - Toxic Sickness Radio Feb 2016

Sc@r – Oldskool Gabber Mix – Toxic Sickness Radio Feb 2016

DJ: Sc@r
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Oldskool
Mix Info: Sc@r – Oldskool Gabber Mix (Recorded Live From SHN)
Length Mix: 00:28:03
Tracks: 10 (ten)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 38.5 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: Sc@r – Facebook Fanpage

I am a huge Sc@r fan, as you can tell. There’s nothing on her Soundcloud page I haven’t listened to already. I listen to everything, and when she has a mix with a tracklist, I will review it, and already done that for donkey’s years. I was a fan before she won the award for ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’. Or was it ‘Best Looking DJ in the UK Hardcore scene’? Well, name someone as good looking as Sc@r! Nah, I think she won Breakthrough. A regular listener to her shows on Krafty Radio or wherever she was on, I was hooked since day one. And now she has moved a million miles away, but thankfully she still provides us with awesome mixes/music. Imagine living now without the internet, how would we hear new music?

Sc@r’s fantastic, it has to be said. Whatever she touches turns into gold. It doesn’t matter what she plays, she always does it well. From UK Hardcore to Dutch Gabber, she knows how to entertain the crowd. Recently she played at an event called ‘Sydney Hardcore Network presents Peacock Records’, and she played an Oldskool anthem set, which also was aired on Toxic Sickness Radio a week ago. The line-up was a mystery to me, seeing as most names are unknown to me, only know a handful (Catzeyez, Sc@r, Chrono, Dr. Peacock), but to be asked to play at such a wicked event was an honour, I guess. And if you were wondering how it all sounded, her liveset is here for you all to listen to, and it’s got a beautiful tracklist!

tracklist

01. Neophyte vs The Stunned Guys – Army Of Hardcore
02. Chosen Few – Name Of The DJ
03. DJ Isaac – I Wanna Be A Gabber Baby
04. Paul Elstak – You’re A Hardcore Hooligan (Angerfist Remix) 
05. 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor – Come Take My Hand (The Viper Remix) 
06. DJ Alex – In Control (Climax Remix) 
07. Furyan & The Viper – Push The Tempo
08. Ophidian – Butterfly VIP
09. Diss-Reaction – Jiieehaaa (Angerfist Remix) 
10. Critical Mass – Burning Love (The Viper Remix) 

What a wonderful tracklist! But I was hoping on more real and authentic Gabber music, most tunes are remixes from Oldskool anthems, so not really new. But still really enjoyed it.

The best track? Well, I heard 9 tracks already, but the one that made me hyped up the most was ‘In Control’. Never heard the original nor this remix, but this made my speakers go bananas. Really wicked track.

There’s also a much hated track in it. I really dislike ‘I Wanna Be A Gabber Baby’, and that’s not something I would say very often, that I hate a track. But this came out during the 90s when Happy Hardcore was big, and kind off destroyed it. Mocking the scene and sound I really liked, this was truly a disgusting track when it came out. Never liked it, it felt like this track was mocking the scene. Too cheesy and too awful. Painful to hear it again, this should be hidden away forever and ever. Why destroy Happy Hardcore with this filth?

Besides this one track this mix/liveset is actually good. Small glitches, but we can manage. You can still enjoy it and appreciate Sc@r’s love for everything Hardcore related. Let’s get the numbers up, and raise people’s attention: Sc@r should have a million fans. She’s the greatest thing that has emerged out of nowhere, and her dedication and passion for the music is intoxicating.

I am wondering, she’s an Australian who has lived in the UK, but isn’t she secretly Dutch? She seems to love the Dutch sound as much as I do. She could be known as ‘DJ Litteken’, seeing as that’s the perfect translated version of her English name!

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The DJ MOB Minimix EP 1 (2016)

The DJ MOB Minimix EP 1 (2016)

The DJ MOB Minimix EP 1 (2016)

DJ: MOB
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore
Mix Info: The DJ MOB Minimix EP 1
Length Mix: 00:33:54
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 77.5 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ MOB – Facebook Fanpage

2015 has been an amazing year for DJ MOB, the biggest thing that has happened to him was the release of his and MC Enemy’s fourth instalment of Album Sessions, the fourth to be precise. The tunes were amazing, the MC skills were through the roof, and the album sold really well. The fans all responded well to AS4, but if you think DJ MOB is someone who slows down after a big release, you are so wrong. This man is on fire, and keeps on pushing UK Hardcore forward. In this minimix he not only played tunes from the last album, but also other tracks from well respected artists.

There will be more minimixes, don’t know if they will be released monthly, but if you are already a fan of him on Soundcloud you should keep your eyes peeled, because more music will hit you soon. As I said before, this mix isn’t just a MOB mix, it contains tracks by him and other artists such as Joey Riot, Alex Prospect, Weaver, IYF, Hyperforce, etc. Only 33 minutes long, but those 33 minutes are very powerful. If you like short and powerful mixes, look no further! It’s Thursday today, the weather is quite miserable, and nothing can really change your mood… but this can! You might feel miserable and down, but don’t worry: just press play and everything will change immediately!

Tracklist anyone? It’s a beauty. Oh, and if you still haven’t purchased AS4, I suggest you to buy it now, before it’s sold out!

tracklist

01. MOB – Swade (Intro)
02. Kaotto feat Trinna – Without You (MOB Remix) 
03. MOB x Enemy – Get Up / Alex Prospect x Gammer – Bad Bitch (Mash)
04. MOB – Never Let You Down (Callum Higby Remix) 
05. MOB – Woo Lan
06. Joey Riot x Alex Prospect – Move Your Body / Enemy – Hardcore For Life (Mash)
07. MOB x Enemy – Iron Heart (Hands Up Mash Up)
08. MOB – The Sound Of M.O.B.
09. IYF & Hyperforce – It’s Just What We Do (2016 Remix) 
10. I See Monstas – Massiah (Re-Con x Chris Unknown Remix) 
11. Weaver x AMS – Ra-Ta-Ta (MOB Remix) (Flirt Mash)
12. Joey Riot vs Elov8 x Elite – Blow Me Away
13. Callum Higby – Headshot / Front Runners – Anti Gravity (Mash)
14. MOB x Enemy – Speak English
15. MOB x Gregor Le Dahl feat Chris Tapper – If You Still There

The tracklist is gorgeous, isn’t it? Most tracks are from DJ MOB’s latest album, so if you are digging this mix, make sure you get the album asap, before it’s sold out. This will, because it’s ridicilously good! I haven’t heard an album in a long time which amazed me so much as AS4.

It’s indeed a minimix! Christ, MOB goes through tracks like a knife through butter! There’s no time for you to stay seated, you have to dance! These tracks are all amazing and real dancefloor anthems. One of the most anticipated and well received tracks of the year also showed up in this tracklist, which is ‘Iron Heart’. Many of you lot loved it when the teaser emerged on Soundcloud, and it’s played at many raves nowadays, it’s really a powerful track. But is it the best track of the year for me? To me it has the third position: there were 2 other tracks on AS4 which took me by surprise and still have a powerful effect on me.

What’s the best track in this mix? ‘Iron Heart’ is good, ‘The Sound Of M.O.B’ really excellent, ‘If You Still There’ is gorgeous, ‘It’s Just What We Do’ is ubercool…. I simply can’t pick.

A wonderful first episode, can’t wait to hear more minimixes from the one and only MOB. He’s on fire, and hopefully it will be monthly, this is a wicked first instalment. Will 2016 be MOB’s year? If they would still hand out awards, he would definately win one, for sure! Anyone disagree? If you do, go f*&k yourself. MOB’s the future!

Ps. why does it look like he’s flirting with his own logo? Look at the picture and see for yourself!

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M-Project & MC Stretch – The Music Factory Warm Up Mix (2016)

M-Project & MC Stretch - The Music Factory Warm Up Mix (2016)

M-Project & MC Stretch – The Music Factory Warm Up Mix (2016)

DJ: M-Project
MC: Stretch
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Powerstomp, Happy Hardcore, Makina
Mix Info: The Music Factory Warm Up Mix
Length Mix: 00:43:58
Tracks: 17 (seventeen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 100 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: The Music Factory – Event Page

M-Project is coming to the UK! Who would have thought, eh? It’s amazing to know that one of Japan’s finest Powerstomp/Makina DJ is coming to the UK and will destroy speakers at two events (as far as I know of). On the 26th of February he will be playing at the Music Factory, and at this event he will be playing Makina. Well, it says on the flyer that it’s his UK Makina debut appearance, but he will probably play a few Powerstomp tracks too, seeing as he’s the master of it. If you haven’t got tickets yet, I urge you to get them as soon as possible, because this is an event you don’t want to miss.

At this event there’s a whole list of artists who will be performing there, and also a whole lot of MCs. I don’t know if MC Stretch will perform with M-Project on stage, but for this promo mix they decided to ‘come’ together for this mix, and get everyone excited for the 26th. It will be an easy thing to do, because if you are actually going, witnessing M-Project would be actually something to look out for. Exciting times for the UK Hardcore industry, and hopefully M-Project will perform more often. Is this actually the first time he’s over, or has he come over already? I know he did a show in the States, but has he already performed in the UK?

The tracklist is again a beauty. A lot of his own stuff is in it, and throughout the mix MC Stretch does his thing nicely. Another name added to my list of MCs, never heard of his name before, but he does his thing well!

tracklist

01. M-Project – Burn The Floor
02. DJ Gary MC & M-Project – Pop It
03. DJ Neutron & DJ Fraki – The Essence
04. M-Project & DJ KAPITAL – Makina Spirit
05. DJ DEPATH & Hase – Blast Sonic
06. DJ DEPATH & M-Project – Duality
07. M-Project & DJ K-rrenyo & Jorge Zgz – The Last Trip
08. PJ Makina & M-Project – Entropy
09. M-Project feat MC Steal – Million Miles
10. Jaw-D & M-Project feat Whizzkid – Machine Music
11. M-Project & Xavi BCN – Magnetic Dreams
12. DJ DEPATH & K-rlos DJ vs Dani Delirio – Bigwig
13. Xavi BCN & M-Project – Japan-Spain Music Connection
14. M-Project – Shiny Disco Ball
15. 3 Axis – Kosmos (M-Project & Jaw-D Remix) 
16. DJ DEPATH & M-Project – HxCx JUNKIEEE (Makinastomp Remix) 
17. Metal One – Melodies Of Passion II (Powerstomp Remix) 

How come this always makes me very cheerful and happy? And how come I still can’t tell the difference between Makinastomp and Powerstomp? It all sounds the same?!

M-Project does his thing, and does it well. Only selected the happiest and most cheerful tunes, which is always a nice thing to hear. The end result is really something you will enjoy, and those who have listened to it already know that M-Project is on fire. The man who keeps providing the UK Hardcore industry with promo mix after mix has never been on fire as he is right now. If you are liking this, make sure you see him performing at The Music Factory, this will be a night you will never forget! The bloody legend is coming over, give him a warm welcome!

MC Stretch, at first I thought he was that bloke who does those weird Bounce videos. You know who I am talking about, the one in his underwear, shaking his ass a lot to Bounce music. But this isn’t him, clearly. He rhyhmes a bit too fast, my brain can’t process what he’s saying, but it sounds interesting. He does it well, but during the best bit of tracks which you shouldn’t rhyhme through, he still continues. Listen to the last track and you will know what I’m talking about. The good thing about this MC is that he keeps mentioning the date, so you won’t forget it!

Best track? Too difficult, for once I can not pick one. ‘Machine Music’ is amazing, ‘Million Miles’ is awesome, ‘Melodies Of Passion II’ a personal favourite… the list goes on. I can’t pick.

Make sure you check these two out. This won’t be a disappointment. The Music Factory, the 26th of February. That’s all you need to know, and the only date in your diary you need to look out for!

Ps. there will be Facebook noises, that’s because the person who did the master had his Facebook open when he made the final version, and the bits got recorded. You aren’t as popular as he is, but it will get you looking at your Facebook page!

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