Maand: juli 2016

Andy Whitby – RUN THE GAME (The Summer Mixtape) (2016)

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The next mix I’m about to review is one made by the legendary Andy Whitby! Now, normally I would write down a short section, explaining the artist, but for Andy Whitby it isn’t necessary. EVERYONE knows who he is. From Australia to Nigeria, from Holland to Brasil, everyone knows this man. The man who pushes Hard Dance forward, be it via mixes or his recently released album. This man breathes Hard Dance. Imagine a scene without Andy Whitby, life would be dull!

When I saw the mix for the first time, I thought it was only for people who do workouts. I got annoyed by the title: why only those people? But after reading the info section, it became clear to me that even I, the one who never went to a gym, can listen to it. And that made me smile. I am not fit, or have a six pack, but I can still listen to this Summer mix by the mighty Andy Whitby!!

This mix is filled with Hard Dance smashers, and carefully mixed by Andy Whitby. You know it’s going to be a good mix if you see who made it. Andy is the master of mixes, never have I heard a dull mix by this man.

tracklist

01. Gareth Emery feat Christina Novelli – Concrete Angel (Andy Whitby & Audox Remix) 
02. Andy Whitby & Audox – No Sleep
03. Mike Posner – I Took A Pill In Ibiza (Andy Whitby & Audox Remix) 
04. Andy Whitby & Audox – Get your Ass Shake
05. Steve Hill & Technikal – Save The Day (Andy Whitby & Audox Remix) 
06. Galantis – No Money (Andy Whitby & Audox Remix) 
07. S3RL feat Tamika – Bass Slut (Karlston Khaos & Djay D Remix) 
08. Dirty Palm – Lose Control (HARD ED!T) 
09. TJR & VINAI – Bounce Generation (HARD ED!T) 
10. TJR – Angry Duck (HARD ED!T) 
11. Sigala vs Eric Prydz – Sweet Pjanno Lovin’ (Whitby & Audox HARD ED!T) 
12. Turbotonic – Kick Sum Ass (HARD ED!T) 
13. Andy Whitby & Audox – To The Weekend (Fresh 2 Death Mix) 
14. TJR & Savage – We Want To Party (HARD ED!T) 
15. TJR feat Cardi B – Fuck Me (HARD ED!T) 
16. MAKJ feat Lil Jon – F**ked Up (Mr. Mac HARD ED!T) 
17. Andy Whitby & Klubfiller – Showtek To Mamma
18. Timmy Trumpet feat Savage – Freaks (Mr. Mac HARD ED!T) 
19. Hardwell vs W&W feat Lil Jon – Don’t Stop The Madness (Onex & Trax Edit) 
20. Steve Hill & Klubfiller – ID (Whitby’s Shining Bootleg) 
21. Riton feat Kah-Lo – Rinse & Repeat (Karlston Khaos Remix) 
22. Energy Syndicate – Gonna Fly (Whitby Edit) 
23. Steve Hill, Technikal & Yoz – Keep On Rockin’
24. Macks Wolf & Yorkshire Ripper feat Eruption – I’m Here (J-Trax Remix) 
25. Francesco Zeta – Rock N Rave
26. Da Tweekaz – Dirty Habits (J-Trax Remix) 
27. Brennan Heart – Just As Easy (Wildstylez & SMD Remix) (Andy Whitby Edit) 
28. Dr. Rude – Hold It Down
29. Lowriders – Don’t Get Back (Dr. Rude Remix) 
30. The Prophet – Here We Go!
31. Macklemore – City Can’t Hold Us (MWAK Remix) 
32. Bruno Mars – Lock Out Of Heaven (MWAK Remix) 

This is a very tasty looking tracklist, it has to be said. And it does have a nice build-up.

Andy knows how to please a crowd, be it in front of him, or sitting at home. And you don’t even need to go to a gym, you can sit down like I am, and enjoy it. I have, as always. Andy never disappoints.

The tracks are good, carefully selected and as I said before, the build up is good. And a bit diverse too, but not fully diverse. There’s a lot of Andy and Audox stuff in here. But that’s not a bad thing!

Which track made me bounce the hardest? Well, easy to pick: ‘Save The Day’. Big anthem, big and famous vocal section.

Got to take away points for having tracks in here which include Lil Jon. This man is as talented as a bag of crap. And useless as one too! I really dislike his ‘skills’, billions of people have got more skills than this man. The track itself might be good, but to hear this man do his thing is the thing that kills my mood.

Andy, you are a hero. And if you (reader) agree with me, why not check out his latest album? Check it out via Andy’s Facebook Fanpage. I really think that Andy deserves the biggest stage at each and every event (but not at Justin Bieber in concert). This mix will improve my Summer!

Still not in shape. Ah, who cares?

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DJ: Andy Whitby
Genre/Style: Hard Dance, Hardstyle, Bounce, Jumpstyle
Mix Info: RUN THE GAME – The Summer Mixtape
Length Mix: 01:09:46
Tracks: 32 (thirty-two)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 159 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Andy Whitby – Facebook Fanpage

Penta | Silver | Saturday | Defqon.1 Weekend Festival (2016)

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Only a couple of weeks ago I reviewed a mix by an unknown artist (to me), and the name was Penta. I was seriously impressed by it, and it was also a nice promo mix for one of the dopest events in the whole wide world (besides Justin Bieber in concert): Defqon.1 . Sadly I couldn’t make it, was busy starting my life in the UK, but after seeing so many great Facebook posts from DJs and ravers I got really angry: I really wanted to be there, and should have been there. Next year I will go, I will start saving now! If you want to donate, you can.

To rub it in, Penta send me his liveset from this year’s Defqon.1, knowing I felt really bad for not going. Thanks Penta, you just lost a fan! (nah, not really, you only gained another fan). His set was recorded and I reckon played on some kind of radio station, because throughout the mix you can hear ‘Defqon.1’ being said, at the most awkward moments. After listening to this epic liveset I knew one thing: if you did witness Penta, you did experience one amazing set!

The tracklist was kindly added by Penta, sadly no download option, but maybe in the near future?!

tracklist

00. Intro 
01. Synaptic Memories – Green Slime Attack
02. Somniac One – Perpetual Motion
03. Tymon – The Mangler
04. Negative A – White Fluids Of DNA
05. Stormtrooper – Shabby Chic
06. Tymon – Dead Evil
07. Manga Corps – The Hunter (Armageddon Project Remix) 
08. Catscan – ARP
09. [KTRM] – Untitled Discotrack
10. The Outside Agency – Use The Machine
11. G-Shock – Demons (Promo Remix) 
12. Sarin Assault – Undead II (Tymon’s Noise On Thunder Remix) 
13. Innovative feat Lenny Dee – The Question Of Life
14. The Immobalizers – Life & Death (TD 2009 Fight Night Anthem) 
15. Enzyme X – The Hunt
16. Bloodcage – Stress
17. Day-mar & Negative A – Alternative Thoughts
18. Penta – Faceoff
19. Tymon – Crunch Time
20. N-Vitral – Cannonball
21. Penta – This Will Be Worse
22. AK Industry & Billy S – Monster (Ophidian Remix) 
23. Penta – Stormrage
24. Tripped & Detest – Hardcore To The Penis
25. Penta – War Crimes
26. The Outside Agency – Machinery Of Death (Deathmachine Remix) 
27. Industrial Terrorist – Alignment (Tymon Remix) 
28. Angerfist & Radical Redemption – Repercussion
29. Bong-Ra – Fallen Sons (Lowroller Remix) 
30. The Outside Agency – The Fabric Of Life
31. Penta – Hip Hop Drop
32. Unexist & Crisis feat Toon – Music Is My Weapon
33. Xaturate – Product Of Fear
34. [KTRM] – Weltmeister ’98
35. The Hard Way – Pentagram Of Coke (Deathmachine Remix) 
36. Penta & Tripped – Blood

A nice and long tracklist, and it’s mindblowing what Penta has selected! Only the finest and most descent tracks has been selected, and not for the faint of hearted. This is only for those who think that the standard Hardcore/Gabber is too slow. If you are still raving away to Gabber Piet, you definately need to see a doctor, and not listen to this mix.

I reckon you are a fan of Penta, why would you  be here? There are quite a few of us out there, and most of them were at Defqon.1. Sadly I wasn’t, but after listening to this mix I felt like I was actually there!

There are too many great anthems in this mix, and it was hard to pick my favourite, but if I had to, it has to be N-Vitral’s ‘Cannonball’.

Anything wrong with this mix? Well, the announcement being awkward. Never aligned with the music. And after hearing it more than 4 times I am getting angrier. Just shut up man, we know it’s a Defqon.1 set, not David Hasselhoff the musical!

The set is very good, extremely entertaining. Penta, as I said before, I am a fan. And more people should become a fan. This is a wicked set, flawless (nearly) and very wickedly mixed together. I am pleased to have listened to 1 hour and 29 minutes of a pure genius at work!

The announcer should shut up for at least a year!

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DJ: Penta
Genre/Style: Industrial Hardcore, Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Defqon.1 – Silver Stage – Saturday
Length Liveset: 01:29:41
Tracks: 36 (thirty-six)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Penta – Facebook Fanpage

HEAVY FIRE – Machine Gun Mix // Vol. 02 (2016)

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Last week someone was so kind to send new music, a mixtape I have never seen or heard before by an artists so new to me, when I saw his name I had to blink. The mix I’m talking about is ‘Machine Gun Mix // Vol. 02’ by HEAVY FIRE. This is probably the quirkiest mixtape I’ve ever seen, because in the description the artist has put ‘fuck genres’. So what can you expect? Well, a mix like none you’ve ever listened to. Is it really that unusual? Yes, words can not describe how unusual this mix is. Will it be enjoyable? Well, that’s what we are going to find out in a minute.

HEAVY FIRE was the DJ in question who send it to me, and after listening to the mix I have to say in all honesty that I’ve never heard a mix so diverse before! Not bound to one style or genre, from Hardcore to Rock to RnB to well, anything literally.

I had never heard the name HEAVY FIRE before, but in all honesty, the name suits the way this mix is composed. The tunes are shot at you at rapid speed. There’s no stopping it, 78 tracks in a 2 hour mixtape. Crikey, it means now that I have to type each single track that HEAVY FIRE used….

tracklist

01. Cherrymoon Traxx – Needle Destruction
w/ Kanye West feat Big Sean & Pusha T & 2 Chainz – Mercy (Acapella) 
w/ Regain – Broken (HEAVY FIRE Edit) 
02. Tincup – I Won’t
w/ Showtek – FTS (Fuck The System)
w/ Styles & Complete & SPL – Mad Dog
w/ Yellow Claw feat Pusha T & Barington Levy – Nightmare (ABS3NT Bootleg) 
03. Blasterjaxx & DBSTF feat Ryder – Beautiful World (HEAVY FIRE & Animal House Trapstyle Remix) 
04. Flosstradamus feat Casino – Mosh Pit (SayMyName Remix) 
w/ Flosstradamus & GTA feat Lil Jon – Prison Riot ($unday $ervice & 2Fly Remix) 
05. Baby Bash – Suga Suga (Point Point Remix) 
w/ W&W & Blasterjaxx – Rocket (Lookas Remix) 
w/ TNGHT – Acrylics (RL Grime Edit) 
w/ Flosstradamus & DJ Sliink – Crowd Ctrl
w/ Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz – Put Yo Hood Up (Acappella) 
06. Travis Scott – Antidote (SayMyName Remix) 
07. DJ Snake – Propaganda (Moksi Remix) 
w/ Justice vs Simian – We Are Your Friends (Acappella) 
w/ DJ Snake – Propaganda (HEAVY FIRE Bootleg) 
w/ Carnage & Junkie Kid – Krakatoa
08. Desiigner – Panda
w/ Kendrick Lamar – Swimming Pools (Drank) (Acappella)  
w/ Kendrick Lamar – M.A.A.D City
w/ RL Grime – Scylla
w/ Rick Ross feat Styles P – Blowin Money Fast (BMF) (Acappella) 
w/ GTA & Juyen Sebulba – Hard House
09. Carnage feat Lil Uzi Vert & A$ap Ferg & Rich The Kid – WDYW
10. A$ap Ferg feat A$ap Rocky, French Montana, Schoolboy Q & Trinidad – Work (Remix) 
11. Bone Crusher – Never Scared
w/ RL Grime feat What So Not – Tell Me
w/ Masayoshi Limori – Break It
12. RiFF RAFF – Tip Toe Wing In My Jawwdinz (Mr. Carmack & Big Makk Remix) 
13. Big Sean feat Drake & Kanye West – Blessings (Riot Ten Hype Or Die Trap Remix) 
w/ DJ Snake – Birthday Song (Parisian Vision) (Kovalenco Gennadi Bootleg) 
14. Alvaro – Strawberry Cake
15. The Partysquad & DJ Punish – Wave Your Hands (HEAVY FIRE ‘On Your Mark’ Edit) 
w/ Armin van Buuren – Ping Pong
w/ Wiwek & Gregor Salto – On Your Mark (Hasse De Moor Bootleg) 
16. Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman vs Tom Staar – Empire
w/ Laidback Luke & Swedish House Mafia feat Deborah Cox – Leave The World Behind (Acappella) 
w/ Carnage & Whyel – Bootshaus
17. Stromae – Formidable
w/ DVBBS & Borgeous – Tsunami
w/ Stromae – Humain A L’eau (DJ Snake Remix) 
w/ Victor Niglio – Locust (HEAVY FIRE Edit) 
18. The Knife – Silent Shout
w/ Kygo feat Conrad Sewell – Firestone (Acappella) 
w/ Max Styler & Retrohandz – Something Fresh
19. Steve Angello & Laidback Luke – Be
w/ Martin Solveig & GTA – Intoxicated
w/ Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & Coone feat Lil Jon – Madness
w/ Junkie Kid & STARX feat Tara Louise – ZODIAC (HEAVY FIRE Edit) 
20. Major Lazer feat Vybz Kartel – Pon De Floor
w/ Jimmy Castor Bunch – Troglodyte (Cave Man) (Acappella) 
w/ The Chemical Brothers – Galvanize (Acappella) 
w/ Darude – Sandstorm
w/ Chuckie & JunxterJack – Make Some Noise
w/ Carnage feat Junkie Kid – BTFWD
21. TroyBoi feat Diplo & Nina Sky – Afterhours (Retrohandz & Stereoliez Remix) 
22. One-T & Cool-T – The Magic Key (We Are Nuts! Remix) 
w/ Jauz & Ephwurd – Rock The Party
w/ AS I AM feat Jedd Roberts – Closer (JVST SAY YES Remix) 
23. SNBRN feat Kaleena Zanders – California (Chris Lake & Matroda Remix) 
w/ Jack Bass – Psycho Bass
24. DJ Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down For What?!
w/ House Of Pain – Jump Around
w/ Dr. Dre feat Snoop Dogg & Kurrupt & Nate Dogg – The Next Episode
w/ Flosstradamus – Roll Up (Baauer Remix) 
w/ Flosstradamus – Roll Up (Baauer Remix / Infuze Reflex) 
25. Fat Joe & Remy Ma feat French Montana – All The Way Up
26. R. City feat Chloe Angelides – Make Up (FlipN’Gawd Moonbahton Remix) 
w/ Lil Wayne feat Drake – Believe Me (A-Rock Remix) 
27. Rihanna – Bitch Better Have My Money (Ookay Remix) 
28. OG Maco feat 2 Chainz – U Guessed It
29. A$ap Ferg feat Future – New Level
30. O.T. Genasis – CoCo
31. Kill The Noise & Feed Me – I Do Coke
32. Linkin Park – In The End
w/ Eptic – The End (Breaux VIP) 
33. Doctor P – Tetris
w/ Yo Majesty – Club Action (Smookie Illson Bootleg) 
w/ Eptic – The End (Carnage & Breaux Festival Trap Remix) 
34. Hasse De Moor & Happy Colors – Melaza
w/ UFO! & Silent Killa – Downfall (Munchi Guerilla Warfare Remix) 
35. iLoveMakonnen feat Drake – Club Goin Up (Tuesday)
w/ Flux Pavilion – I Can’t Stop (Acappella) 
w/ Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Kid Kamillion 2015 Re-heat) 
w/ GTA & Diplo – Boy Oh Boy (Acappella) 
w/ GTA – The Crowd
36. GTA – Bola
w/ AyOne & Kionne – Shake That
37. SikDuo – Jump And Sound
w/ Alvaro & MERCER feat Lil Jon – Welcome To The Jungle (Acappella)
w/ 4B – Drop It Again
38. Alvaro & Carnage – The Underground
w/ Activator & Kronos – Satana
w/ ABS3NT & Darksides – Carousel
39. YOGI feat Pusha T – Burial (Skrillex & TrollPhace Remix) 
w/ Alby Loud & Zeelaa – Teufel
40. Hard Driver – Crank It Up (HEAVY FIRE Remix) 
w/ French Montana feat Rick Ross & Drake & Lil Wayne – Pop That (Acappella) 
41. Ruthless & LNY TNZ feat The Kemist – Fired Up
42. Delete – The Curse
43. Delete – Syndrome
44. Kutski & Audiofreq – Vermin
45. Martin Garrix vs Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Tremor (Sensation 2014 Anthem) 
w/ Amnesys – Embrace The Ultimate (Official Harmony Of Hardcore 2015 Anthem) 
46. Rammstein – Te Quiero Puta
w/ Downlink – The Chopper
47. TC – Get Down Low
w/ Dillon Francis & DJ Snake – Get Low
w/ YOOKiE & Rasberry – Vex
48. Carnage & Dirtcaps feat Jo Mersa – Warrior
w/ Carnage feat Thomas Barfod & Nina Kinert – November Skies (Junkie Kid Remix) 
49. Jack Ü feat Kiesza – Take Ü There
w/ Boaz Van De Beatz – Uit De Noordzee
50. Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep Is Your Love (DJ Snake Remix) 
w/ Slander – New Monarchy
51. Diplo & Alvaro & GTA vs Quad City DJ’s – Space Gear (HEAVY FIRE Mashup) 
52. Silento – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) 
w/ Excision & Downlink & Space Laces – Destroid 2. Wasteland
w/ Ragga Twins – Bad Man (Skrillex Remix) 
53. Gunz For Hire – The Massacre
w/ Skrillex – Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
w/ DJ Snake – Thriller (Parisian Vision) 
w/ Excision – X Rated (Space Laces Remix) 
54. Yellow Claw feat Ayden – Till It Hurts
w/ Yellow Claw feat Ayden – Till It Hurts (Moksi Remix) 
55. Chocolate Puma feat Kriss Kriss – Step Back
w/ Jauz – Feel The Volume
w/ Jauz – Feel The Volume (JOYRIDE Stick It In Reverse Mix) 
56. Plastikman – Spastik (Dubfire Rework) 
w/ Eminem – Nobody Listens To Techno (Without Me) (Acappella) 
w/ Charles Fenckler – Frozen Room
57. Gunkst – Surface
58. Ace Hood & Future vs JWLS – Bugatti Is Bored VII (Crizzly Mashup) 
59. Drowning Pool – Bodies (Riot Ten & CYBRPNK Mosh Trap Remix) 
60. Metallica – Enter Sandman
w/ David Guetta & GLOWINTHEDARK feat Harrison – Ain’t A Party (Acappella) 
w/ Quintino – Scorpion (Hardwell Edit) 
w/ Zatox – Brutal (SayMyName Remix) 
w/ A$ap Ferg – Let It Go (Riot Ten Remix) 
61. The Maxx – Cocaine
w/ Marco Bailey – Sniff
w/ Pablo & DiscoBar – Narcos Theme
w/ Blasterjaxx feat Courtney Jenae – You Found Me
w/ Blasterjaxx feat Courtney Jenae – You Found Me (BLVK Sheep & Kionne Remix) 
w/ Party Harders vs The Subs – The Pope Of Dope
62. Snack – Overdose
w/ Ultramagnetic MCs – Cricital Breakdown
w/ Salvatore Ganacci – Stagecoach
w/ LH4L – Versus (HEAVY FIRE Remix) 
63. Basto! – BONNY
w/ Zany & DV8 – Nothing Else Matters
w/ Nom De Strip – Juno
64. Armin van Buuren feat Mr. Probz – Another You (Headhunterz Remix) (X-Traikerz Edit) 
65. Matt Mash feat Evelyn – Rivers (I’ll Take Car Of You)
w/ Arston & Sandro Silva – Symphony (Concept Art & FNATIX Bootleg) 
66. Audiotricz – VIII (Freaqshow 2015 Anthem) 
67. Wiz Khalifa – King Of Everything
68. Rick Ross feat Jay Z – Movin’ Bass (GTA Remix) 
w/ Flux Pavilion feat Riff Raff – Who Wants To Rock (Greater Than & CRaymak Remix)
69. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Ummet Ozcan – The Hum (Andres Fresko & Skellism Remix )
w/ 3 The Hard Way – Strength. Domination. Power
w/ DJ Fresh & Diplo feat Dominique Young Unique – Earthquake (Yellow Claw & LNY TNZ Remix) 
w/ DJ Fresh & Diplo feat Dominique Young Unique – Earthquake (Excision & The Frim Remix) 
70. DJ Snake – Together
w/ Tove Lo – Habits (Stay High)  (Acappella) 
w/ Migos – Look At My Dab (DJ Mustard & 4B Remix) 
71. Eric Prydz – Opus
w/ Major Lazer & DJ Snake feat MØ – Lean On (Acappella) 
w/ Exit Mind – Get Down
72. Adaro & Digital Punk – Everyday
73. Yellow Claw & Cesqeaux feat Kalibwoy – Legends (Skellism & Visual Lies Remix) 
w/ The Prodigy – Omen (Cesqeaux & Mike Cervello Bootleg) 
w/ Yellow Claw & Cesqeaux feat Kalibwoy – Legends (Acappella) 
74. Sound Rush feat Exilium – Unshakable
75. Knife Party – Internet Friends (HEAVY FIRE Edit) 
w/ Zatox & Hard Driver feat Dave Revan – Stand My Fucking Ground (Greater Than Bootleg) 
76. Noisecontrollers – Down, Down (Heartless Bootleg) 
77. The Viper & Nosferatu – Who We Are
w/ The Viper & Nosferatu – Who We Are (HEAVY FIRE DnB eDIT) 
78 Nostrum – Braindchild

I have never hated someone as much as HEAVY FIRE. Christ, I had to type the whole tracklist from another page, and it took me an hour to compose it again. Thanks HEAVY FIRE for multilating my fingers without you even being here.

The mix is as I said unusual. From EDM to Rock, from Hardstyle to Rap, this has got literally everything in it! If you were on a quest to find the quirkiest and most diverse mix of all time, look no further. And even though I haven’t listened to volume 1, I reckon it has as many tracks in the mix. Seriously, this is insane!

So many mashups. My brain can’t handle it. So many dancefloor smashers from a wide variety of music genres, and it’s quite intoxicating. This mix fires at you at an unnerving speed your brain can’t handle.

It’s two hour of music heaven, and I really like what HEAVY FIRE has achieved. There are a few minor tracks in it, and I simply don’t like the rap/hip hop coming out of the States, too damn dull. As is Lil Jon, this man is as annoying as a bee on a mission to sting you.

98% of the tracks are good, carefully selected, more mashed up than mashed potatoes.

What’s my favourite track? Simple: ‘Unshakable’. I’m a raver, and this is my kind of music.

HEAVY FIRE, you’ve found a new fan. Liking your style sir, but please don’t ever ask me to do a review again, my fingers are killing me!!!!! 183 tracks in one mix?????

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DJ: HEAVY FIRE
Genre/Style: Trap, Hardstyle, EDM, Electro, Bass House, Dubstep
Mix Info: Machine Gun Mix // Vol. 02
Length Mix: 02:06:04
Tracks: 78 (seventy-eight)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: HEAVY FIRE – Facebook Fanpage

BMH Freeform… the day after….

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London, United Kingdom

As you’ve seen it in many blogs, on the 23rd of July (which was yesterday), the only place you needed to be at, was Eden Club in Bournemouth. I was there, and I had a wonderful time. For me it was one of the coolest nights out in a very long time, and before my memory makes me forget completely what happened, here’s a detailled (well, as far as I can remember it) description of BMH Freeform, the journey towards it, and the absolutely dreadful journey back. 

We started early, me and the missus. She had to see one of her friends, and I woke up with her at the same time. She wished me good luck and hoped I had fun, and I was hoping this day time rave was going to be good. She got me the train tickets (bless her). So I decided to take her out on Thursday and Friday. But these are different stories. Anyway, the day started well, nervous as hell because I was going to a rave where most of my legends would be at, and we would share the same train. Ready to go at 10:00? Not really, still had to go through my wardrobe, searching for something decent to wear. 10 minutes before I wanted to leave the missus told me that the tube trains had a delay… this is not what I wanted.

Ran towards Oakwood station. Got there on time. Jumped in the first train to Waterloo station, and this journey was alright. Once I arrived at Waterloo I was a bit stuck: I’ve seen pictures of these DJs before, but what do they look like in real life? Bloody hell, not one wore anything Freeform-like. I would have expected A.B to wear the whole Stamina outfit, but nope. Waited for a while, and we met in front of WHSmith. Met Finnbarr, his lovely missus, and A.B . Rikki Arkitech was getting ready, by buying food and ‘refreshments’.

We jumped on the 12:20 train to Bournemouth. We had to change once, but we were able to do so. Don’t ask me the name of the station, who cares anyway. Rikki had to ‘refresh’ himself again, and after he did, we jumped on the next train. Arriving in Bournemouth it appeared to me like a nice place to spend your weekend at/in. The sun was shining on us, the clouds disappeared, but we still needed to go to the club. Found a lovely cab driver, and she took us to the hotel Finnbarr and missus stayed in. A short walk from the hotel to the club, we decided to leave Finnbarr and just hit the club. When we arrived, we were in a bit of a shock!!!

This looked nothing like the club we had in mind! This was some kind of cocktail bar, and the people who were there already, weren’t ravers at all! Were we at the right place? This can’t be it, surely?! After refreshments we asked the bartender and he told us that we were at the right place, only needed to take the next entrance. Ok, pfew, we were at the right place. So walked into the club, and there was Dean Rogers, the man who organised this. Sweating already, seeing as the booth he was in didn’t have airconditioing. But downstairs, where the music was being played out loud by the first DJ (Cyrax), it was much cooler.

We walked downstairs, and the club actually looked cool! Two levels, a nice smoking area, lovely staff. The day time rave was about to happen! I couldn’t believe it, I was in a room with these legends (and some were on the train with me!): A.B, Rikki Arkitech (who was going to sober up before 7), Finnbarr, Transcend…. more DJs would come later, but for now it was Cyrax smashing the tunes out. And he did a good job, sweating behind the decks, giving sexy poses to the photographer.

Drinks were going down my neck, and seeing as I don’t drink often, I was getting hammered. But who cared? No-one, we take care of each other, the Freeform family does.

Next up was Finnbarr, and my God, he was smashing it! As he said afterwards he made 2 or 3 small mistakes, but I didn’t notice. Not because I was drunk, especially when I’m listening to music I become a critic, and in his case I was critising his debut set. And from where I was standing, Finnbarr was smashing it! A name you should write in your diary, this man is the future of Freeform!

Transcend was next, and he started on a good note. Between sets I had to go upstairs to smoke, it was hot inside. Talked to several ravers, and we were all having a great time. Throughout the night I would meet other people like C-Kay and K-Wire, it was good to see people coming out to support Freeform.

A.B  and Thumpa were next, and for the first time in my life, I saw someone who was slightly older than most of us: Thumpa took his dad to the rave! No joke! And boy, were these two smashing it! I can remember their set being absolutely dark and edgy, and also that Thumpa was doing the dad dances behind the decks (I was probably the only one who noticed it). A.B was smashing the air with his fists, and not only were these two smashing it, we were all loving it!!!

Solution was next. Sadly didn’t see his whole set, me and A.B had to leave earlier, we needed to go back to London. If I left without saying goodbye, it was my fault: I was drunk. But at least I said to Thumpa’s dad that his son is a legend. I tried to say goodbye to as many as I could. Please forgive me.

We took a cab to the station, and once we arrived at the station, there were some young kids making a scene. We couldn’t be bothered, we wanted to head home. But the train was jamn packed, so we had to stand for quite some time. And some other ravers decided to join us, and eventually take the mickey out of me (yes, I fell asleep standing up, or at least I tried).

After what seemed hours we arrived at Waterloo station. I was sobering up because I slept on the train, but A.B was tired, and making cow noises (I think he was talking to his bed, saying that he was coming home). A quick bite (two baguettes) and we said goodbye. I hope A.B made it home, could be that he’s still on the same train sleeping. I made it in one piece to Oakwood, and the walk home was a quick one.

What can I say about this night? Nothing much, everyone else has already said it on Facebook and Twitter. The night was amazing, the people are so friendly, and even though not many people turned up, we all had a great time. We supported Freeform, and we will do until the end of days. Dean, thanks for organising this. Maybe next event leave Cyrax off the line-up, maybe you can get more people if he’s not there (nah, just kidding, Cyrax, I love you sir).

This Freeform family is unique. We take care of each other, and we only spread the love on and off the dancefloor. Trying to explain what it is that binds us, is quite difficult. Trying to explain what it is that makes this family so good and different compared to other scenes is impossible. We are who we are, and we are the future.

I love my Freeform family, and I will make sure I will visit the next BMH Freeform event. Maybe book a hotel, or go by car. I am sad because I missed most of Solution’s set and Rikki’s whole set, I really wanted to know if him sobering up after 7 (which he didn’t) had an effect on him playing.

This party might have been small, but big in my book. This has showed me again why Freeform is great, and it’s about time to expand it towards the world. And everyone on the line-up who played (sadly Midas couldn’t come) is worth it, playing the best music in the whole wide world on a bigger stage!

Freeform Family. We missed a couple of cousins and nephews, but we were there. I was there. And I f**king loved it. And I came up with a name for Rikki’s new album: Get F**ked and Get Fabulous! There you go, I said it.

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Noize Suppressor – Carnival Of Doom Promo Mix (2015)

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Last year’s Dominator was absolutely insane, and even though it’s a year old, you can still find nice mixes online. Yes, this is not a promo review for an event mix, because the event already happened in the past, but this is a mix I could not keep away from you all. I reckon you’ve listened to this already, 62k+ plays in a year. To get people into Dominator mode they asked Noize Suppressor to compose a nice but short promo mix, and to this day you can still listen to it, and wish you were at Dominator last year (and this year). Not only can you find Noize Suppressor’s set, but also Korsakoff and Miss K8’s set on Soundcloud, but my focus is on his set, because Noize Suppressor is a boss, to me the greatest Hardcore producer ever.

Recently I did experience something rather unpleasant, and in a way Noize Suppresor was part of it: I had a car accident. I survived, but the car was badly damaged. Why was Noize Suppressor involved? Well, I was listening to ‘Master Of War’ when it happened, and the bit where he says ‘Indestructible’, I crashed. Do I blame Noize Suppressor? Nah, not really, he couldn’t help it that his music was so damn good I crashed into another vehicle. I’m still afraid to listen to that specific track, but one day I will do a journey without a crash and listen to ‘Master Of War’. Probably Noize Suppressor’s greatest track ever.

Why do I like Noize Suppressor? Because their/his music is so raw, but yet elegant. The tunes they have produced are all top quality, and you can distinguish them from all the other tracks, they have a specific sound only Noize Suppressor uses/fabricates. The things he has created with Sonar is also an achievement no other Hardcore DJ can reproduce. This man is my hero, and to me the best producer ever.

Let’s see the tracklist. Hopefully it hasn’t got ‘Master Of War’, otherwise I might crash. That’s not something we want to happen again.

tracklist

01. Noize Suppressor – Carnival Of Doom Anthem
02. Noize Bangerz – Here We Go
03. StereoType – March To The Drums
04. Noize Suppressor – Jackass Sperm
05. Miss K8 feat MC Nolz – Metropolis Of Massacre
06. Noize Suppressor – Let This Motherf Knows
07. StereoType – Brake It Down
08. Tha Playah & Angerfist feat MC Jeff – Just Like Me
09. NeoX – Hard As Life
10. Angerfist – Knock Knock
11. Noize Suppressor & StereoType – Never Look Back
12. DJ Mad Dog – Back To The Old School (DJ Tool) 
13. NeoX – Let’s Do This
14. Noize Suppressor – Chainsaw

Come on, you have to be honest with me, this looks absolutely smashing! This mix might be a year old, still sounds like it was made for this year’s Dominator. Hardcore has become timeless. Noize Suppressor is timeless.

The tunes are absolutely golden! Smashing from the first to the last second. There were quite a few tunes which moved me a lot, and the best one to me has got to be ‘Jackass Sperm’. That raw kick just does my head in, in a positive way. This distinctive sound is just what I want to hear. So beautiful.

Anything bad about this mix? Well, no download option, but you can still enjoy it highly. I have, and still am. I have played this mix at least 20 times today, because it’s so damn good. I’m already following Noize Suppressor on many pages, but on Soundcloud I am literally listening to everything they’ve got to offer, from mixes to livesets by Noize Suppressor to dedication mixes by fans.

This is a sick mix, and one of the reasons why I love Noize Suppressor so much. Just listen to it, and you will know why they are the best producers in the whole scene. Noize Suppressor, you are my heroes.

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DJ: Noize Suppressor
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Hardcore, Gabber, NoizeSuppressorCore
Mix Info: Carnival Of Doom Promo Mix
Length Mix: 00:30:14
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Noize Suppressor – Official Website

Cyrax Psy Trance Promo Mix 2016

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The end of this week will be a good week for me, I will be meeting and hearing Cyrax for the first time live! Now how about that? But he’s playing Freeform, and not what you might expect after reading the title of this review, Psy Trance. Even though it might sound awesome and Freeform has been influenced by it alot, I still prefer Freeform. Don’t know why he made the promo mix, it ain’t for a specific event, maybe it’s just to showcase his own strength as a badass DJ. And it has worked, you are reading this review and probably listening to it aswel.

Cyrax is a boss. He has made some memorable tunes (mostly with Transcend), and he does know a thing or two about music. He also made several mixes which I highly enjoyed, but they were all focussed on Freeform. This mix ain’t focussed on it, this one is more focussed on an underrated style called Psy Trance. If you’ve never heard of it, Google it yourself, and see what it’s all about.

To many it’s an unknown sound, to me it’s the sound I grew up with. And even though I lost interest, after hearing a mix recently by DJ Kallima I’m back in the Psy Trance world. And now Cyrax has uploaded a short but very enjoyable mix… Psy Trance is coming back to me.

tracklist

01. Xerox & Illumination – Ghost In The Machine (U-Recken Remix) 
02. Kris Davis – Loco (Original Mix) 
03. Abomination – The Tough Guys (Original Mix) 
04. One Function – Back To My Roots (Cholo Remix) 
05. Lupin – Changa

What a short tracklist, probably the shortest I’ve seen this year, but as many girls would agree, it’s not the size that matters, it’s the thicknes… I mean the motions that count. And with this mix you can obviously feel the motion, you are completely in the zone from the first to the last second.

I’m loving this mix a lot. This has made me move quite a lot on my seat, and has made me want to hear more Psy Trance. Can’t believe I lost interest. Maybe because it was sounding all the same, but now I’m back and I couldn’t care less if it sounds the same, I now know why this music is so addictive: it’s music that has secrets levels of deepness you can only experience if you are fully moved by it. And I am right now.

Cyrax is a boss. Can’t wait for him to play the finest Freeform tunes out loud. Until then I will be listening to this mix, and so should you. Underrated style? Yes. Underrated mix? Yes. Underrated DJ/Producer? Yes. Now is the time for change.

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DJ: Cyrax
Genre/Style: Psy-Trance, Trance
Mix Info: Cyrax Psy Trance Promo Mix 2016
Length Mix: 00:29:53
Tracks: 5 (five)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 68.4 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Cyrax – Facebook Fanpage

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