Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Hard Dance
Mix Info: HDUK 2016 Yearmix
Length Mix: 00:45:15
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 103 MB
File Type: mp3
More Information: HDUK – Facebook Fanpage
Even on the last day of 2016 I keep on learning new things! Never heard of HDUK before, but it turns out that it’s another label, representing Hard Dance music in the UK. Well, if I knew each and every label in the whole wide world, I would go on Mastermind, and my subject would be ‘music labels’. But seeing as I’m not a walking Wikipedia, I will learn every day new things, and today it’s the label HDUK that came to my attention (thanks to DJ Cally). Their latest mix can be found on Soundcloud right now, celebrating 2016 and the releases they had. A good mix to end the year with? Well, we are about to find out.
So what can we expect in this mix? Well, according to what’s written underneath the mix on Soundcloud ‘tracks from many of our artists’. Again, this is all new to me, I only know a few artists, but with mixes such as this one my knowledge gets expanded. And the good thing about this, this is a Hardstyle mix, so I’ve got more artists to follow, depending if their music is any good. And because the tracklist was kindly provided, I now know who made each single track. Does that mean the mix is good? Nope, a tracklist alone doesn’t make the music good, but in this case the music is indeed good. Excellent music.
I’ve been listening to a lot of Rawstyle mixes lately, it’s good to go back to the origins, back to Hardstyle. And it’s pleasant to hear these tunes at 8 o’clock in the morning on NYE.
01. Psyko Punkz – Spaceship (J-Trax Reverse Bass Edit)
02. Hardforze – Slammin’ (Oppozite Twinz Remix)
03. Alphaverb, Aeros & Blackburn feat MC Shocker – MZKTRS
04. MKN & MCP – Freak
05. B.R.K. – Dance To The House (Cally Remix)
06. MKN – We Are One (Hardstyle DNA Anthem 2016)
07. Toxic & Ash Bash – Get The Fuck Back
08. Malfunction & MadDog – PEM v’s Warcry (Mashup)
09. Ed E.T. & D.T.R. – The Black Hole
10. Kashi – Gang Related
11. DJ Y.O.Z. – Edge Of The Universe
12. Stephanie feat Natski – My Vibrator And Me
A nice looking tracklist, with one amazing title (this brought a smile on my face). ‘My Vibrator And Me’? Lol. That’s a definate contender for 2016’s funniest track title. This track probably won’t go into the official Top 40. Imagine it being number 1 in the UK, and kids screaming for it being played. Could be good for shops that sell sex toys. Anyway, back to the mix.
I love music, and I love to hear Hardstyle coming through my speakers again after a while. And the music does sound good. Not in your face, annoying you all the time. This is just perfect, nicely balanced, with nice melodies too. Many artists have forgotten that the melody is needed to compose a good Hardstyle track. And if you listen to ‘Edge Of The Universe’ (for example) you get exactly that!
Great mix, great anthems. HDUK is new to me, but this mix has intrigued me quite a lot. I’ve started to follow them, and I urge you to do the same. A very good mix to end the year with. Happy NYE, and if you are staying at home, why not listen to this instead of that dreadful stuff on telly at 12:00? Make your choice, I know I made my choice. I rather listen to this.