Maand: juni 2016

Yellow Claw live @ EDC | Las Vegas | 2014

artworks-000085133321-2rt8qc-t500x500

I’ve seen the name Yellow Claw passing by on several websites before, heard of them before, but never had the opportunity to see them live of hear a set by them. Only yesterday I found their Soundcloud page, and decided to have a look, to find a mix/liveset with a tracklist, and after browsing for a minute, I found their set from EDC Las Vegas 2014, with a tracklist and it’s also a free download! Many have mentioned that they are extremely hot and that they fill many dancefloors all over the world. Again, never listened to any of their sets before (only know their track ‘Thunder’, and that is all), so this is kinda like my first introduction to the wonderful world of Yellow Claw.

Trap is extremely populair all over the world, and so is Yellow Claw. This Dutch trio started back in 2010, and now in 2016 they are one of the hottest acts money can buy (or book). The set you are about to listen to was recorded at EDC Las Vegas back in 2014, and they blew the roof off. Never seen or heard a liveset by Yellow Claw, I should be prepared for an hour of insane-ness (if that’s actually a word).

The tracklist was provided to us by Yellow Claw, a lot of own productions in it. You should check it out, if you haven’t already. 387k+ listens already, so I reckon you’ve pressed play at least once.

tracklist

01. Yellow Claw & Yung Felix feat Spacekees – Untouchable
02. Yellow Claw & GRX & Cesqeaux – Psycho
03. Yellow Claw & Cesqauex feat Marlis – Imma Head
04. Yellow Claw feat Beenie Man – Dancehall Soldier
05. Yellow Claw & Yung Felix – Moortje
06. Yellow Claw feat Lil’ Eddie – Never Dies
07. Yellow Claw & Yung Felix – The Horror
08. Yellow Claw – ID
09. Yellow Claw – Kaolo
10. Showtek & Justin Prime feat Matthew Koma – Cannonball (Earthquake) (Yellow Claw Remix) 
11. TNGHT – Higher Ground
12. Yellow Claw feat Rochelle – Shotgun
13. Yellow Claw & Diplo & LNY TNZ feat Waka Flocka Flame – Techno
14. Yellow Claw & Flosstradamus feat Green Velvet – Pillz
15. Headhunterz feat Tatu – Colors (Yellow Claw Remix) 
16. Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway – Wizard (Yellow Claw Remix)
17. Yellow Claw & Cesqeaux – IBETCHU
18. Yellow Claw & Yung Felix – You Make Me (Avicii Avicii Avicii Avicii)
19. Yellow Claw – Kaolo Part 2
20. Yellow Claw – DJ Turn It Up
21. DJ Snake & Yellow Claw & Spanker – Slow Down
22. Iggy Azelea – Fancy (Yellow Claw Remix)
23. Yellow Claw – DKNY
24. DJ Snake feat Lil Jon – Turn Down For What
25. Mightyfools & Yellow Claw – Lick Dat
26. Yellow Claw & LNY TNZ – Last Night Ever
27. DJ Fresh & Diplo feat Dominique Young Unique – Earthquake (Yellow Claw & LNY TNZ Remix) 
28. Yellow Claw & Mightyfools – The Mighty Claw
29. Yellow Claw – Shotgun (LNY TNZ Remix) 
30. Dimitri Vegas & Martin Garrix & Like Mike – Tremor (LNY TNZ Remix) 
31. Tiësto feat Matthew Koma – Wasted (Yellow Claw Remix) 

A proper tracklist, isn’t it? A lot of their own productions/remixes, and it does sound all well. This will turn this dreadful Sunday into a nice and sunny and relaxing Sunday.

This is my first introduction into the world of Yellow Claw, and I have to say that they keep the crowd entertained from the beginning to the end. From Trap to Hardstyle, they’ve added a lot of music into this hour long set. The crowd looses it completely, as you can hear them in the background screaming as loud as they can. The music is good, liking it a lot, not every track is a good one, but still it keeps me moving.

The best track in this set? I think it’s ‘The Mighty Claw’. A lot of Oldskool rave sounds in one track, being updated to entertain the new and young generation.

I like this set a lot, but there are a few minor issues. The MC keeps on chatting, maybe a bit too much. And the use of the horn button gets a bit annoying after 2 seconds, and if you haven’t listened to this set at all, be prepared to hear that horn all the way through the set.

All in all, a nice introduction. I will go on a hunt to find more sets/mixes by Yellow Claw.

000004

Act: Yellow Claw
Genre/Style: Trap, EDM, Hardstyle
Liveset Info: Recorded @ EDC Las Vegas 2014
Length Liveset: 00:59:52
Tracks: 31 (thirty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 137 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Yellow Claw – Facebook Fanpage

Promo – Live @ Thunderdome 2003

thunderdome 2003 - 25-10-2003 - jaarbeurs utrecht - sec gen

Can’t believe this has taken place 13 years ago! Time does fly by when you are having fun. These were the golden years of Hardcore and Thunderdome, when they still organised events every year. As we all know they stopped the main event a couple of years ago, smaller events still happen, but not those massive events, which is a pity. One artist who has played at many events is Promo, a legendary artist. He uploaded his set from Thunderdome 2003, which is one you need to listen to, to fully understand his strength as a DJ and as a producer. He is known to many as the most underrated but most talented producer and DJ of the whole scene, someone who’s passionate about Hardcore.

Normally I talk about the event, but not today. What I can talk about is the fact that Promo is keeping the Wizard and Thunderdome alive. His Soundcloud page is a true heaven for Gabbers from all over the world, and if you paid attention, you all witnessed this one-off event, to celebrate the Wizard’s Birthday. Also, if you are interested, there’s a Promo package you can purchase soon from the Thunderdome website. If you think of Promo, you immediately think of Thunderdome. That’s why they asked him to play back in 2003 at their event, and also in 2016, keeping the brand alive and kicking.

Promo’s sets are always highly entertaining. And when they come with a tracklist, it increases the awesomeness!

tracklist

01. Promo & X-ess – Vicious Circle
02. Promo – Pattern In Chaos
03. Promo – Counter Attack
04. Promo – King Of Pain
05. Promo – My Underground Madness
06. Promo – I Come Correct
07. Promo vs Digital Boy – Serious Damage
08. ID – ID
09. Promo – Not Down With The Standard
10. Promo – Brother Of Conflict
11. Promo – Pressure On The Fakes
12. ID – ID
13. Promo & Lenny Dee – I Called You
14. Promo – Bullet From My Gun
15. Promo – Running Against The Rules
16. Promo & Catscan – Toch Welleuk
17. Promo – Hurrican Brain
18. G-Shock – Demons (Promo Remix) 
19. Promo – Someone To Hate
20. Promo – Different Breed Of Men
21. Promo – Phreak Ya Speaka
22. Promo – Call Me By My Name

Sweet Jesus, that’s a lot of DJ Promo in this tracklist! This must have been a Promo showcase! Sweet Lord, there’s a lot of his own productions in this mix. I must have died and entered heaven!

So many great anthems, rough and raw. The tracklist isn’t really accurate, if I’m honest, but it still contains the tracks Promo used. And I seriously want to know the 8th track, because that’s the dopest of the lot! And let’s not forget the track ‘Brother Of Conflict’! What a seriously insane track. Loved it the first time heard it (I think it did appear on the refurbished Thunderdome compilation).

There are so many beautifully composed tracks in this hour liveset, if you were there, you must had a wicked time. According to people who went, the music was a bit too soft, and not many liked the other DJ sets, but Promo’s set stood out from the rest. And damn right it did, because the set is just picture perfect!

I am proud to call myself a Gabber, and proud to be a Promo fan. Loving everything this man makes. He is truly the King of Hardcore, without a shadow of a doubt. This liveset might contains some really small mixing errors, but wouldn’t you make tiny mistakes when you’ve got thousands of ravers in front of you, adoring you?

Promo is a boss.

What’s the name of the 8th track? Someone please let me know!

0005

DJ: Promo
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Hardcore Techno, Gabber
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Thunderdome 2003
Length Liveset: 01:00:28
Tracks: 22 (twenty-two)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: DJ Promo – Facebook Fanpage

Air Max Day Mix By Amada (2016)

artworks-000154246318-lfby36-t500x500

Thunderdome might not really excist anymore, it’s still a huge part of our culture. The Gabber/Hardcore scene is only alive due to the impact Thunderdome had back in the 90s. Another thing which had a huge impact were the shoes, worn by many ravers, caked in mud at outdoor events, after purchase white for a day.. I’m talking about Nike Air Maxs.The shoe that symbolised the Gabber scene. It was the most comfortable shoe to wear when you went to a rave, and it actually looked good on you. Still to this day Air Maxs are sold in huge number, because it’s probably the sexiest and most comfortable shoe in the whole world. Now I was unaware that there’s such a thing as ‘Air Max Day’, but a couple of months ago it happened, and to celebrate this joyous occassion Amada made a mix you will all appreciate.

The mix is filled with awesome tracks, new and oldskool tracks remixed. The perfect mix to wear your Nikes to, and start raving to. I have to say that the shoes in the picture above are absolutely stunning! If these bad boys would be in my collection, I would never wear them. They are just too damn perfect. Always keep an extra pair of Nikes, and after you’ve put them on, rave away. Amada has selected a lot of amazing tracks, and the end result is an astonishing mix. To celebrate this day the mix we were presented with can only be described as awesome!

Tracklist? Are you ready for it? It’s beautiful! Where are my Nikes?

tracklist

01. The Opposites feat Sef – Me Nikes
02. Yellow Claw & The Opposites – Thunder (Evil Activities & E-Life Remix) 
03. Korsakoff – Tamara
04. DJ Paul Elstak – Still Luv U More (The Viper Remix) 
05. Unexist & OGM909 – Guns Blazing
06. Marshall Masters – Don’t Touch That Stereo (Maniac’s Hard Edit) 
07. AniMe – Terrordome #TiH
08. The Viper & Neophyte – First Aid
09. The Viper & Re-Style feat Diesel – Night & Day
10. Korsakoff – Somnia
11. The Viper & Panic – Lean On Bootleg
12. Nosferatu – Sanctity Of Space
13. Bodyshock – Communicate
14. Evil Activities – Go Fuck Yourself
15. Neophyte Records All Stars – Adrenaline
16. Skrillex feat Ragga Twins – Ragga Bomb (Art Of Fighters Bootleg) (DJ Mad Dog Re-Edit) 
17. Drokz – Brand New Kickz
18. Noize Suppressor & Drokz – Fingers In The Air

This is beautiful, isn’t it? A couple of older tracks, and a whole lot of new music. The music is excellent, Hardcore the way it should be. The first two tracks had a weird taste after hearing this mix for the first time, but after the second time I started to appreciate the beginning of this mix.

This must be the ultimate mix to celebrate Air Max day. Who doesn’t like to wear these bad boys? And who doesn’t like Hardcore/Gabber?

Amada has made a very tight mix, as tight as my Air Maxs (well, I really wanted a specific one, and they only had a size smaller than I normally wear, so I bought them anyway). I’ve got no comments regarding this mix, this is very dope. True to the core. The tracks are all awesome, and it has made my day. Totally forgot that it was a thing, this Air Max day, but I’ll make sure I won’t forget it next year.

Sadly no download, but we can still appreciate it. 12.7k+ listeners already have. I’ve played this mix at least a hundred times, and it has brought a smile on my face. Thank you Amada and Thunderdome for this mix! More like this stuff please.

Isn’t every Saturday international Nike Air Max day? Seeing as every week millions of ravers wear their most beloved item and rave the night away?

0005

DJ: Amada
Genre/Style: Hardcore. Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Terror
Mix Info: Air Max Day Mix By Amada
Length Mix: 01:00:00
Tracks: 18 (eighteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Thunderdome – Official Website

0005

Tiësto – Live At EDC Las Vegas 2016

2016EDC

Can’t believe I have never reviewed something made by Tiësto before! It’s amazing, isn’t it? I remember watching him spinning those records back in the early 00s at Innercity. I remember the room being packed to the max, no room for anyone to enter (or actually leave). I remember listening to ‘Tiësto In Concert’ throughout the night, recording it live onto cassettes from radio 3fm. I threw the cassettes away, because I don’t have a player anymore, but still I remember the night like it was yesterday. I also bought several of his albums, I was a huge fan. Why it has taken so long, has got a reason.

The change he made from Progressive House/Trance to EDM wasn’t my favourite decision he has ever made. At first I had to get used to it, and I didn’t feel it. It wasn’t my thing, not my cup of tea. I lost faith, if I am brutally honest. Secretly hoping he would come back to the Trance/Progressive House scene, but he didn’t, he stayed true to his decision, and I do admire him for it, because it has paid off. Look at his Facebook page, look at the events he plays at, look at him, being a superstar DJ. The decision he made was a good one for him, but also for me?

EDM is growing on me, not a 100% fan, but I am getting there. I saw this liveset passing by on Soundcloud and thought I should give it a go. EDC is a huge event we all know off, and Tiësto is well known to me, I want to give him a chance, so here’s the review. And also a tracklist, which comes as a bonus, I would say.

tracklist

01. Tiësto & The Chainsmokers – Split (Only U)
02. ZAXX – ID
03. Afrojack – Rock The House (SAG & Chasner Remix) 
04. ID – ID w/ Knife Party – LRAD (Everybody In The Club Acappella) 
05. Firebeatz & Fafaq – Sir Duke (Festival Mix) 
06. Holl & Rush vs Walden vs Tove Lo – Shogun vs Airodime vs Stay High (Axwell ^ Ingrosso Mashup) 
07. Marc Volt vs Galantis & Corey James – You Axis (Fuerte & Blackbox Edit) 
08. Alan Walker feat Iselin Solheim – Faded (Tiëstp Northern Lights Remix) 
09. Sultan & Ned Shepard vs Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is Walls (Sultan + Shepard Mashup) 
10. Tiësto – Red Lights
11. John Legend – All Of Me (Tiësto Birthday Treatment Mix) 
12. Tiësto feat John Legend – Summer Nights
13. Martin Garrix & Tiësto – The Only Way Is Up
14. Tiësto & DallasK – Show Me
15. Tiësto & KSHMR feat Vassy – Secrets
16. DVBBS & MOTi – This Is Dirty
17. Wolfpack & Warp Brothers – Phatt Bass 2016
18. Boys Like Girls – The Great Escape (ZAXX Remix) 
19. Dzeko & Torres feat Delaney Jane – L’amour Toujours (Tiësto Edit) 
20. Hardwell vs twoloud & Bass Modulators feat Amba Shepherd – Big Bang Apollo (Hardwell Mashup) 
21. Delerium feat Sarah McLachlan – Silence (Tiësto In Search Of Sunrise Remix) 
22. Coldplay – Yellow (FKYA & Khøst Remix) 
23. Tiësto – Adagio For Strings
24. VINAI feat Harrison – The Wave (Instrumental Mix)  w/ MAKJ – Generic (Put Your Fuckin Hands Up Acappella)  w/ Hardwell & W&W – Jumper (Acappella) w/ ID – ID
25. Tiësto – ID
26. Laidback Luke & Swedish House Mafia feat Deborah Cox – Leave The World Behind (JayKode Remix) 
27. Tiësto – Red Lights
28. Quintino – Get Low
29. Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic

The tracklist contains a lot of big names, most of them are know to me. You probably know them all, seeing as you are a huge EDM fan. I’m still a newbie, a noob, and my brain’s already filled with many artists from different genres. But there’s still a tiny space left to add more new names.

The set is really good, but it has it’s moments. One of them being mixing issues. It ain’t a hundred percent tight, but still enjoyable. You might disagree, and it’s your right to have an opinion, but if you listen closely, you notice them too. And the chatting is maybe a bit of a nuisance, the music should speak for itself.

A good set, not Tiësto best set, but in the top 25 of his sets. A nice introduction for me to the new Tiësto. He might play the odd ‘old’ track, but he ain’t going back. Liking it, but not yet loving it. Maybe need to listen more sets, or to his own podcast series.

He still remains one of the best DJs of all time. You can’t take that away from him.

000004

DJ: Tiësto
Genre/Style: EDM
Liveset Info: Recorded @ EDC Las Vegas 2016
Length Liveset: 01:11:25
Tracks: 29 (twenty-nine)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Tiësto – Facebook Fanpage

NEST HQ Minimix : Justin Jay (2016)

nsthq

Time does fly by when you are having fun. It’s been more than 1 years since I last heard a mix/liveset done by Justin Jay! Can you believe it? I can’t. The liveset I’m talking about was the one recorded at Desert Hearts, back in 2015. Thankfully I found this new mix on Soundcloud, a mix he specially made for NEST HQ, and alongside the mix was an interview (which you can read if you click the link underneath the ‘More Information’ section). A mix and an interview? What else do we need? Well, maybe a huge bag filled with money. Oh, and also some good speakers, you want to listen to this mix with only the best sound system available. I am currently playing this mix (for the third time today), and I think I have woken up not only my neighbourhood, but also the astronauts at ISS. Damn, this mix is good.

It’s all about House with this man, and the music he has selected for this mix is exquisite. If you want to know a little bit more about this DJ and producer, read the interview. He talks about bollocks a bit (you will understand it when you read a few questions) and also about his own album. Definately an album you need to look out for. To promote the album he has also done a tour, which is called ‘Fantastic Voyage’. I told you a year ago that this man should be followed by everyone (I think I did: if I didn’t, follow him now), and you should follow him. Give this man a like on Facebook, listen to this mix, and appreciate it. You don’t find proper House mixes like this one.

tracklist

01. Sam Horn – With You
02. Justin Jay & Ulf Blonde feat Josh Taylor – Indecision
03. Loz Goddard – It Will Come To Me (Fouk Remix) 
04. The Friend – Edit
05. Steven Wobblejay – Shake Your Tingz
06. S3A – Orme
07. Paso – Brandschatzer
08. Kalabrese – The 2010 Kitchen
09. A.A.L. (Against All Logic) – You Are The One

The mix is short (compared to his Desert Hearts set), and the tracklist is short, but the music is oh so good! So tasty, so funky, so fresh. I can listen to this every day, no matter what time it is, at night, during the early hours, or at night. House music is the way forward. Christ, I want to party HARD right now, after hearing this mix.

NEST HQ have asked the right person to compose a mix, the result is astonishing! I can’t mention a single thing which should be a worry to you listeners. There’s nothing wrong with it at all! I will check out his album, really looking forward to it. The music is seriously good. This is timeless music. You can’t tell the difference between the music from the 90s and now, because House is timeless. The ultimate style.

A wonderful mix, you should all check it out! This will make your weekend. It has made mine!

0005

DJ: Justin Jay
Genre/Style: House
Mix Info: NEST HQ Minimix
Length Mix: 00:34:45
Tracks: 9 (nine)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Justin Jay NEST HQ Interview 

Mark EG Live Techno @Symmetry Festival 2016

13417660_10154253223273459_3699762513971983547_n

The world’s most idiotic and passionate DJ has uploaded yet another free mix for us all to enjoy. You know who I am talking about, it’s the one and only Mark EG! Who else is as idiotic as he is? He has done everything on God’s given Earth, and if you had the opportunity to see him live, you must have had the best night of your life. You will never see him standing behind the decks all dull and unimpressed. With Mark EG the party is always kicking. He knows how to spice things up, and not only by playing the finest tunes, but doing the craziest stunts imaginable.

This year Mark EG played at an event called Symmetry Festival. Never heard of it, but come to think of it, I am not a walking Wikipedia. I know a lot, but not each and every party on Earth. Anyway, he played at this event, and you can find his set online now. It’s a bloody free set from the master of Techno, the king of the Lunatic, the man who we all love. What more is there to say? It’s a bloody wicked mix, quite entertaining and also quite dark. Could have easily been his alter ego playing this set. The Anxious, that’s the name I was looking for!

A tracklist was kindly provided by the master himself!

tracklist

01. DJ Surgelses – The Force Of Human Kind
02. Tim Vinek – The Speculative Debate
03. Drafted – Escluded
04. Juan Trujillo – Distortion
05. Juan Trujillo – Dstraction
06. SLV – Transition
07. DJ Ogi – T800
08. Israel Toledo – Cold, Undertaker, Pending
09. DJ Ogi – Extraterrestrial
10. i1 Ambivalent – Face The Wall
11. DJ Ogi – Crazy Beat (i1 Ambivalent Remix) 
12. 3Phazegenerator – Juxtaposition

The tracklist is short, but the mix is tight! As good as you would expect it to be. It’s bloody Mark EG!

Mark EG has selected the finest Techno tunes by artists I’ve never heard of before. But it’s not the name that should count, it’s the power that these tracks generate. The music keeps on coming our way, non stop music (for an hour). The tracks are all good, very sexy Techno.

Mark EG, despite of his stupidity, he knows what he’s doing. He’s been in the game for so long, he needs no introduction, he is a well established name. We shouldn’t anything bad from this man, he only creates wonderful mixes/livesets. With age comes experience, and he’s got a lot of experience. You can hear it when you listen to this liveset.

Banging tunes. Wonderfully mixed together. Mark EG. No more words needed to express the awesome-ness of this liveset. Download this, and go nuts.

0005

DJ: Mark EG
Genre/Style: Techno
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Symmetry Festival 2016
Length Liveset: 01:01:59
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 141 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Mark EG – Facebook Fanpage