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Casketkrusher @ Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil – 10 Jaar Strength Of Unity (2016)

Casketkrusher @ Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil - 10 Jaar Strength Of Unity (2016)

Casketkrusher @ Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil – 10 Jaar Strength Of Unity (2016)

DJ: Casketkrusher
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Happy Hardcore, Gabber
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil 15-10-2016
Length Liveset: 00:59:45
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 81.9 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: Casketkrusher – Facebook Fanpage

Spamming your stuff can work, or not. It depends on how it’s done, and what you are actually promoting. I’m not interested in one night stands, brand new watches, more followers, but when you are talking music to me and you are talking about my favourite kind of Hardcore music, you’ve got my attention. That’s exactly what Casketkrusher did: a message on Soundcloud, and voila, a review. It wasn’t that easy to be fair, because I first went onto another page, filled with his own EPs, and after that I returned to his Soundcloud page, and I found this beautiful liveset, a set from ‘Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil’, which took place a month ago. And it had a tracklist, that’s what mattered to me.

But this liveset has a twist, an unexpected twist. Normally I would sit down, listen to it, nod my head up and down and reminisce to the good ol’ days, and love the records the DJ has selected (because I knew them all already, seeing as I’m a raver from day 1), but this set is filled with tracks made by Casketkrusher, and even though they might sound old, they are quite new! He’s one of those DJs who keeps the Oldskool sound alive, and with that in mind, let’s go to the tracklist. It might be all unknowns to you, but the music will intoxicate you from the first beat hitting your eardrum.

tracklist

01. Rottencore – Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil (The Casketkrusher Remix) 
02. Casketkrusher – My Creation (The Notorious Mix) 
03. Casketkrusher – Brotha & Sistah
04. Casketkrusher & E-Core – Toon TV (Toons Of Terror Mix) 
05. The Soul Seeker – The Big Bad City (Casketkrusher Remix) 
06. Casketkrusher – Suck My Dick
07. Casketkrusher vs Wave-X – The Force
08. The Soul Seeker – War Is Imminent (Warhead Remix) 
09. Casketkrusher – Go To Hell!
10. Casketkrusher & The Soul Seeker – At War (Original Mix) 
11. Re-Charge – Why Can’t We See? (Casketkrusher Remix) 
12. The Soul Seeker – Riffs & Beats (Original Mix) 
13. DJ Bomber – Rambo Goes Riot (Casketkrusher Goes Riot Remix) 
14. The Soul Seeker – Hellseeker
15. Casketkrusher & The Soul Seeker – The Ripper

I have to say that this mix has astonished me! Seriously impressed by Casketkrusher and his dedication of keeping the Oldskool sound alive! His perspective is awesome, and I’m digging it a lot. This takes me back to the golden days of Hardcore/Happy Hardcore, and it fits in beautifully. Not trying to update the sound from then, but reliving the past. Christ, this has made me moist in my underpants!

Many DJs and producers have moved on, making different music, and not many still have the skills of making music the way it was made back in the 90s, or make it sound like the 90s, but Casketkrusher has got it. It’s a gift he should cherrish, because it’s rare to find such a wonderful set. This has blown my mind into a million pieces.

In all fairness, if these tunes were released in the 90s I would have fallen in love with them and would have played the tapes again and again until the tape would be torn into a billion pieces, or got stuck in ‘my first Sony’ cassette player. This is how the music sounded back in the 90s, and I’m impressed.

Casketkrusher, you’ve gained a fan. A huge fan. There might be a few mixing errors, but the tunes on their own have blown me away. This made my day exquisite, beautiful, and all in all better. Impressed? Yes. I can say in all honesty that no mix this year has blown me away as much as this one.

Best track? ALL OF THEM. And that’s not an understatement, it’s stating out the obvious! Listen to it and relive the past in the present day. I don’t like to use the next swear word, but this is fucking awesome!!!!

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Drokz Dynamite Promo Mix (2016)

Drokz Dynamite Promo Mix (2016)

Drokz Dynamite Promo Mix (2016)

DJ: Drokz
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Terror, Drokzcore
Mix Info: Drokz Dynamite Promo Mix
Length Mix: 00:33:03
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Drokz – Facebook Fanpage

Godverdomme, am I late again with yet another promo mix? I keep on finding mixes for events which have already taken place! And this event would have been one of those events I would have put money aside for, even though it’s not a huge event, but the line-up was just picture perfect: Partyraiser, Nosferatu, N-Vitral, D-Fence, Amada, and ofcourse grandad Drokz, or as we Dutchies like to call him ‘Opa Drokz’, the voice behind the legendary scream ‘Thunderdome’. The most well known Terror DJ in the whole wide world, and the most loved too.

Normally you find weird studio mixes or free EPs on his Soundcloud, and with this mix I thought I was going to listen to a mix he made at home, just showcasing his skills. But I was wrong, this was for the event ‘Dynamite Hardcore’. Well, it could have been a showcase mix, because Drokz is Dynamite and he plays Hardcore. Anyhow, to promote this event he made an awesome mix, only 33 minutes long. And as you would expect it’s too damn hard for the weakest of heart. You can not listen to this if you think 130BPMs are the right level. If you do, please leave and never come back to this page, because this Dutchman likes it hard and rough (that sounded wrong?!), just as hard as Drokz!

Let’s see the tracklist. It’s something you should open your eyes for.

tracklist

01. Dione – Pain Till I Die (SRB Remix) 
02. Drokz – Bloodbath
03. Drokz – On To The Next One
04. Mithridate & Paranoizer – Crystal Shit
05. Drokz – The Groove Of The Electronic Music
06. Detest – My Porn
07. Striker – Know Your Enemy
08. Coffeecore – Snares DJ Tool
09. Hardbouncer – Bambola Assassina
10. Drokz, Akira & MC Michel a.k.a. Hentaiboy #1 – Hentai Hardcore
11. Angernoizer & Tripped – Beats Can’t Handle It
12. Kurwastyle vs Terrorclown – Do You Want A Balloon (Darkcontroller Remix) 
13. Drokz – Nobody Is Leaving
14. Drokz – I Want To Be A Terrorist
15. Hellseeker – Bodysnatchers

Seriously, this is yet another insane mix by the Godfather of Terror music! It’s 7:29 in the early morning here in London, and I’m blasting the music through the speakers as loud as you can imagine it! This has made my morning even more special, because I was after a mix which was a bit rougher and tougher (that’s how we Dutch people like our music).

I would have gone to the event, just to see the legend in the flesh. And all the other too, they rock aswel. But Drokz is the voice, the man, the legend, the myth.

The tracks are as usual simply astonishing! A nice balance between his own tracks and tracks by others. Drokz has mixed them together so nicely, those 33 minutes fly by and you press play again once the mix has finished.

I simply can not say anything bad about this mix or mention something which was bad, because everything was perfect (only Drokz knows how to). But which is my favourite track of this mix? ‘Bodysnatchers’. So rough and tough my hemorrhoid started to bleed due to the dirtyness of this record.

Drokz has done it again. No free download, but hasn’t he given enough already?

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Venom Vault Volume 2 (2016)

Venom Vault Volume 2 (2016)

Venom Vault Volume 2 (2016)

Artists: Various Artists
DJ: JAJ
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore
Album Info: Venom Vault Volume 2 – Mixed By JAJ
Release Year: 2016 (27-11)
Length Album: 00:44:01 (+1 DJ Mix)
Tracks: 10 (ten)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: 100 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Venom Drive – Facebook Fanpage

The benefit of being a reviewer is that you get music sent to you way before its official release. In this case I got sent this beautiful digital album, released on the 27th of November, and it’s called ‘Venom Vault Vol 2′, and as you’ve already guessed it, it’s mixed by JAJ. But that’s not the whole truth: you get 10 tracks, AND a DJ mix by DJ JAJ. That’s exactly what you can expect.

Only a couple more sleeps until this will be released digitally. And it’s an album you should think about, because it migth astonish you. With albums like this one it’s always tricky, because by judging the tracklist I don’t know most of the artists involved, and would it be a good album to purchase? But the good thing about this album is that you can already find the tracks on Soundcloud, and the music itself is something you really should be waiting for a couple more days.

Giving the ‘unknown’ artists a stage to showcase their determination of making UK Hardcore and make it well is always good. I find it interesting that there are still people out there who want to push the unknowns forward. The gesture is nice, it has to be said. But Venom Drive are pushing these artists forward, are they worth it? Is this album any good? Are the tracks satisfyingly good or maybe a bit less? Let’s find out.

tracklist

01. ANCore – The Jumps
02. Brenergy – Into The Blue
03. Brodster – Rush
04. Estcore – Caribbean Blue
05. Lingreent – ASDF
06. litmus* – Luminance (Pointless Remix) 
07. NDEX – Utter Cosmos
08. ViolonC – All Night
09. X-A7T, Camo & Hazelnut – Club Shaker (VIP Mix) 
10. zalas – pH3

If this doesn’t persuade you because you don’t know the names, don’t worry, I’ve added the Soundcloud player underneath, so you can hear what’s on the album, and get a taste of what you will get after the 27th of November. Get your creditcards ready, this will be worth your pennies.

10 tracks + a bonus mix by JAJ. Who would say no to that? If you would say no, please leave this page now. And basically leave this Earth. If you would say ‘yes, I want this album’, you are absolutely right! A smashing album with a lot of great anthems on it. The music speaks for itself, and it’s not boring or lame, it’s awesome! You get a feeling of individualism, everyone makes UK Hardcore differently and it might have influences from the bigger tracks, but they still sound unique and fresh.

Which track made me rave the hardest? ‘Rush’ is just my cup of tea. Maybe a tad simple, but that’s how I like it. Not very complicated, just music coming through your speakers. A nice build up, slow section in the middle… heaven. Oh, and let’s not forget ‘Into The Blue’. The vocals are amazing!

The 27th is near. Make sure you follow Venom Drive on Facebook so you know where to get this beauty from!

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UITT-002 Live-Mix By Mindspitter (Release 14-10-16)

UITT-002 Live-Mix By Mindspitter (Release 14-10-16)

UITT-002 Live-Mix By Mindspitter (Release 14-10-16)

DJ: Mindspitter
Genre/Style: Uptempo Hardcore, Hardcore Techno, Terror
Mix Info: UITT-002 Live-Mix By Mindspitter
Length Mix: 00:22:49
Tracks: 8 (eight)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: UITT Records – Facebook Fanpage

I am a huge fan of Hardcore, in every shape or form. I can listen to Hardcore 24/7, and it would still make me very happy. I do love its diversity, and it keeps me going. One form of Hardcore I do not listen to that often is Uptempo Hardcore. I don’t need to explain what the hell that means, it’s in the bloody name! It’s Hardcore speeded up.

I found this mix literally by accident. I pressed play and it blew my mind away! Such a powerful mix by someone I’ve never heard of, Mindspitter. But I won’t be stopped by names, I only focus on the music (when it comes to Soundcloud). This mix had a tracklist, and that is all that mattered to me. I pressed play, and after hearing the first beats penetrating my skull I felt like a monkey on acid! I couldn’t controle myself. And truth be told, when I was dancing, I looked ridicilously.

I gave this mix a go, and it was absolutely worth it. Sadly the mix isn’t that long, but it contains a few amazing tracks. This will enlighten your day: we’ve been listening to too much Christmas music on the radio already, it’s time for some decent music.

tracklist

01. Psycho Killer – Ego
02. Unproven – Prison
03. Sjammienators & Ysiss – Boogie Woogie
04. Psycho Killer & Bläserbass – Surrender (Met Puntjes Op De A)
05. Mindspitter – That’s Nasty
06. Sequencer – Smart Line
07. LunaKorpz & Tim Shopp – F*ck It
08. MBK – Terror To Da Bone

The tracks are all amazing! This is what I was after on this boring Saturday morning. I need some Uptempo Hardcore every day! This gets to me every time I hear an uptempo mix.

I know nothing about the label or the artist who made this mix, or even most of the artists in this mix, but it’s the music that should get the attention, and the music is stomping!!! Banging, not for the weakminded people, only for those who can rave the night away whilst listening to those BPMs flying through the speakers towards them. The beats and basses are non stop, and when you hear this on the dancefloor, you don’t even have time to breathe. And come to think of it, why would you?

What can I say that I haven’t said already? I’m digging this mix a lot! What’s my favourite track? ‘F*ck It’. The track is as quirky as I am, and it’s nicely balanced and unorganised, and yet it makes sense.

This live mix has made my day! More Uptempo. And it’s true, uptempo is the tempo.

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