Maand: mei 2017

Wasted Mind Megamix 2011

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The other day I was browsing online, and by accident stumbled across this mix on Youtube. Well, that’s not true, it was on Soundcloud, and someone posted the mix under his profile. Not saying he made the mix or anything, but at first glance I thought he made the mix. I was wrong, it was a megamix done by Wasted Mind himself. This Spanish DJ and producer does it every year (well, seen a few fly by, not all of them). But after looking for the original mix I came across Youtube, and that’s where I found it. By Wasted Mind.

I don’t know anything about Wasted Mind, seen the name in many mixes, but that’s all. Nothing known to me. I had to Facebook-search him, and the only information I could find was the fact that he comes from Toledo in Spain, and the record label he’s signed at is Masters Of Hardcore. What else can you find on it? Well, links to every Wasted Mind page, but before I turn into a personal and human form of Wikipedia, let’s not do that. Let’s focus on the Youtube video mix. I’m not stopping you, go and browse away! Check the wonderful world of the interweb for everything Wasted Mind related.

The tracklist was kindly added underneath the video, so you know what you are listening/looking to/at.

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01. Wasted Mind – Can’t Get Enough
02. Wasted Mind – You Know
03. Wasted Mind – Despite You
04. Hard Creation – Let’s Get Em All (Wasted Mind Remix) 
05. Wasted Mind – Stranger
06. Wasted Mind – Enemies
07. Wasted Mind – Upside Down
08. Wasted Mind – Paradox
09. Weapon X – Hell Awaits (Wasted Mind Remix) 
10. Euromasters – Alles Naar De Klote (Wasted Mind Remix) 
11. Shadowlands Terrorists – Shadowland Anthem (Wasted Mind Remix) 
12. Wasted Mind – Rayo De Sol

I know this mix is between 5 and 6 years old, but it’s still sounding fresh! You can not disagree the fact that Hardcore might have progressed, but which year you take after 2000 it will still sound fresh and uplifting. Yes, it might be slighty rougher and tougher, but that doesn’t mean the newskool stuff isn’t any good. On the contrary, to me it still sounds better than the present day stuff.

Wasted Mind, his music, yep I’ve heard the tunes before, but to actually say that I’m a fan, I couldn’t say that, because I haven’t listened to his full catalogue yet. But what I can say is that this mix filled with Wasted Mind stuff has blown me away, and straight away I have liked his page on Facebook and Youtube, and I want to hear more mixes like this one. I’m intrigued, amazed, and most of all, interested in his style back in 2011.

I could go on an on for hours, but then I wouldn’t be of any interest to you anymore. I think it’s time for you to listen to this mix, and go mad. I did at work, people were staring at me. But do I care? Do I bollocks. I love Hardcore so much, I couldn’t care less if I’m an outsider.

Wasted Mind’s mix only contains great anthems. Haven’t spotted anything bad, nothing bad at all. Even the Euromaster’s remix sounds awesome! Credits to Wasted Mind for this slightly older but epic mix!

Educate yourself, and play the banging tunes out loud!

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DJ: Wasted Mind
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber
Mix Info: Wasted Mind Megamix 2011
Length Mix: 00:33:02
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Youtube): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Wasted Mind – Facebook Fanpage

stranger – ’91/’92 Conceptmix (2017)

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Sometimes you see on Soundcloud a mix being reposted, but when a mix is good, you see multiple reposts coming past on your timeline. One of those mixes, well, I couldn’t ignore. Reposted so many times, it was a sign, I reckon. A mix done by stranger, focussed on the Techno side of life, but with a twist. What might that twist be? Well, it’s focussed on 1991 and 1992, as most of us will know it as the pre-Gabber era. This is when Techno became slightly darker and edgier, and created sounds which would be used in the Gabber/Hardcore scene only a few years later.

Most of these tracks are dark, edgy, and yet extremely beautiful. You can hear the Gabber influence in them.Well, I do mean the other way around, Gabber was influenced by this kind of music a lot. And when I say a lot, I do mean a LOT. If this doesn’t make you move, it could mean 2 things: or you are too young and do not understand it, or you are stupid. How can you not like the early Techno sounds? The tracklist will literally blow you away, it certainly will!

stranger, he’s a stranger to me, but his concept mix is one you need to listen to. If you like or dislike Gabber, this is a must listen to mix. Check out the tracklist!

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01. Unknown Artist – Countdown FFM V (B3)
02. Gangsters Of Techno – Lost In A E
03. Two – Rescue Me
04. Bhab & Cas – Pulsiv
05. The Suburban Knight – Infra Red Spectrum
06. Alien Christ – The Art Of Shredding
07. V-Room – G-Hertz
08. Missing Channel – Edge Of Infinity
09. Jimmy Crash – Crash Course
10. Frank De Wulf – I Love You
11. Carl Cox – Let The Bass Kick
12. Poltering Rhythm Traxx – Armed Conflict
13. Nasty Django – Ey Dude (Totally Fucked Up Mix) 
14. Program 2 – Twister
15. The Gateway Experience – Living Body Map
16. Jeff Mills – DNA
17. Final Exposure – Vortex
18. Spark – AC3
19. Technotrash – Noise!
20. Teknoboys – Mad Beat
21. Bhab & Cas – Radiate
22. DJPC – Insomniak
23. Ace The Space – 9 Is A Classic (Bay Area Drive-By Mix) 
24. Noise Factory – Bring Forward The Noise
25. Control DC – Ritmo Dell Diavolo (Inferno Mute Mix) 
26. Beyond – Bang!

When you hear tunes such as these, it immediately takes you back to the wonderful 90s. The early 90s to be precise. Those wonderful years are still amazing, event though time has flown by so quickly. But the music still remains as good, and the vibes it generates can not be topped by any of the new-age styles at all. Yes, Techno is timeless. There, I’ve said it!

Even to me most of these tunes are unknown. Yes, of course I do know DJPC, Ace The Space (wasn’t that Marc Arcadipane?), Nasty Django, Carl Cox (duh!), Frank De Wulf, but the other artists are not known to me. It’s good to learn from the good old days, and it’s never too late to hallucinate, eh?

stranger’s mix is tight, really tight. He’s picked the right tracks, and the overall feeling I get is happiness. Euphoric from time to time. Which track is the one that made me feel so nostalgic the most? Well, I am a raver, a Gabber, and I love ‘Ritmo Dell Diavolo’. Never heard it being played so slow (is this the original speed?), but even being played slow it makes me get goosebumps. I can just picture ravers at a rave in 1991-1992 and hearing this track for the first time and literally be flabbergasted by its strength and rawness!

stranger, whoever you might be, your mix is dope. Extremely dope. More mixes like this one should appear on my timeline. Please Soundcloud, make it happen!!!!

Thank you to those who reposted this mix. Where would I be without this mix?

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DJ: stranger
Genre/Style: Oldskool, Techno, Rave, Acid House
Mix Info: ’91/’92 Conceptmix
Length Mix: 00:58:34
Tracks: 26 (twenty-six)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: stranger – Facebook Fanpage

BMBSQD – Wildcard Competition 2017 Finalist

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This year there’s an event many DJs and ravers want to go to, and it takes place on the 3rd of July somewhere in Croatia. You might already have guessed the name of the event, ‘Hard Island’. And once you recognize the name you will immediately know I am talking about an awesome event, which reputation has gone all over the world, and has people from all corners of the Earth excited. And this year they are giving DJs the chance to play at this marvellous event, and one of the wildcard mixes I have found has been made by Blackburn and Aeros, also known as BMBSQD.

New names, never heard of Blackburn or Aeros, or BMBSQD. So this is my introduction mix to what they’ve got to offer. A 20 minute long mix, with 8 tracks. I’ve seen other mixes for this event, and they are all short. But it’s not the length that matters, it’s what you do within those 20 minutes to excite the listeners and the people behind Hard Island Croatia.

They’ve picked 7 tracks made by themselves or remixed by themselves. So if you did not know them, you will know them after you listen to this 20 minute long promo mix. And I’m liking what I’m hearing. BMBSQD are delivering the awesomeness, the mix flies by so extremely fast, you don’t want it to end!

Tracklist was kindly added, so we can appreciate the tunes they picked for this wildcard mix!

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01. Blackburn & Intractable One – Nightshift
02. Blackburn & Aeros – Bomba
03. Aeros – Bring The Bass Back
04. BMBSQD – Dance Till You’re Dead
05. Brooklyn Bounce – Club Bizarre (Headhunterz & Noisecontrollers Remix) 
06. BMBSQD & Nexone feat John Harris – RISE (Official RISE OST) 
07. Zero Hero – Bass Drop (BMBSQD Power Edit) 
08. BMBSQD & Avana – NSFW

A very short tracklist. Lately I’ve been listening to long mixes with extremely long tracklist, but BMBSQD kept it plain and simple. 8 tracks. No fooling around.

I’m not one of the judges for Hard Island, because I know it’s extremely difficult to pick a mix out of the hat, naming a winner. There are always a few fantastic mixes, and I’ve got to say that, even though I haven’t heard the other mixes, BMBSQD’s mix is really dope and tight! Real crowd pleasing tunes they’ve selected.

Anything bad about this mix? Well, it’s short, and also the fact that ‘Club Bizarre’ should never have been remixed. The original remains good. This version doesn’t excite me at all: if I would hear it on the dancefloor at an event, I would go to the bar to get a drink.

Best track in this mix? Oh, difficult, I like ‘Bomba’, ‘Nightshift’, ‘Bass Drop’, ‘Dance Till You’re Dead’. But the one that made me dance the most was ‘NSFW’. Wicked track!

Good luck to BMBSQD and all the others. I know it will be difficult to pick one mix, especially when BMBSQD made a mix as dope as this one! Good luck!

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DJs: Blackburn & Aeros a.k.a. BMBSQD
Genre/Style: Hardstyle
Mix Info: Wildcard Competition 2017 Finalist for Hard Island Croatia
Length Mix: 00:19:51
Tracks: 8 (eight)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: BMBSQD – Facebook Fanpage

Nizzle & Unity present Homegrown And Potent – Volume 1 (feat Octane) (2017)

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When was it when I last reviewed a Nizzle mix? Not that long ago, was it? I can’t remember, see so many mixes fly by. But for those who have been waiting for it, he’s back with a brand new mix series, called ‘Homegrown and Potent’, alongside Unity MC. At first I thought it was a documentary about how to grow your own plants. You know, I am not wrong, because the picture does show something unusual lol. No plants like those in my garden. Anyway, it’s not about plants, it’s about homegrown acts, giving them a stage they deserve.

The first MC to join this mix series is MC Octane. No introduction needed. Alongside him they made an hour long mix, with tracks by artists such as: Nizzle, Stonebank, Sy & Unknown, Scoot, Technikore, Macks Wolf, etc. You get a mix with three well established names from a wonderful scene, and 23 amazing tracks that will enlighten your Sunday. It won’t be a dull weekend, especially as most of you lot will have the Monday off (I don’t, sadly).

So what can you expect? Madness. And banging tunes coming through your speakers. Only uploaded yesterday, so the plays are low at the moment, but let’s get the plays right up, right now! This mix deserves more credits, so share it with anyone you know. Oh, it’s not downloadable, which is a pity, really wanted to burn this onto a disc and play it whilst driving to work tomorrow (when you all chillax)…. ah well. Let me show you the tracklist, and you will listen to it immediately!

tracklist

01. M-Project & Havoc – Searching For The Stomp
02. Macks Wolf – Orgy Of Terror
03. Jakka B & Summa Jae – Your Love
04. Alex Prospect & Spyro – On A Ragga Hype
05. Major Lazer & Bad Royale –  My Number (Callum Higby Edit) 
06. Sy & Unknown – What A Great Drug (Cold Turkey Edit) 
07. Bang! – Sail Away (Nizzle Remix) 
08. Nizzle – We Be Klubbin
09. Kurt & Bezza – Kiss My Ass Mothaf*cka
10. Technikore – Close The Door
11. Nizzle – The Anthem (2017 Update) 
12. Riko – Hard Bass (Demize & Smilez Remix) 
13. Neiked – Sexual (Nizzle Remix) 
14. Rain Man & Krysta Youngs – Habbit (Dave Castellano Remix) 
15. Atmobeats – Echo
16. Nizzle – Audacious
17. Scoot & CS-1 – Run The Night
18. Hotchkiss feat Ceci – Shut Out Of Paradise
19. Joey Riot & Reflux – The Other Side (Macks Wolf Remix) 
20. Da Tweekaz feat Matthew Steeper – Tomorrow (Dave PSI & IYF Bootleg) 
21. Jake Swann & 4Man – The Journey
22. Stonebank – The Only One (Darren Styles Remix) 
23. Sy & Unknown feat Lou Lou – Caught Up In Your Love

You get what you were waiting for. So many unknown tracks (to me), and a few classic anthems. And you get Nizzle, Unity MC and MC Octane! What a gift, this made my weekend even better!

The tracks are all very good, dancefloor smashers. Yeah, the new tracks are good for the dancefloors all over the UK, but come on, we can have a discussion about it, but the one track that still blow our minds into a billion pieces is obviously the last one by Sy & Unknown. Sadly they don’t make tracks like this one anymore….

The MC skills are really good. It keeps the entertainment level very high. No mucking about.

There are a few tiny cross fading errors, but nothing major. Nothing that can make you dislike this mix at all.

Homegrown and Potent, a mix series you must look out for. This won’t disappoint you at all. This will show you how diverse our scene is, and what our scene actually has to offer.

Check it out right now!!!

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DJ: Nizzle
MCs: Unity & Octane
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore, Powerstomp
Mix Info: Nizzle & Unity Present Homegrown And Potent Volume 1
Length Mix: 00:54:52
Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Nizzle / Unity MC / MC Octane – Facebook Fanpage

Yorkshire Ripper – Back To The 90’s Vol.3 (2017)

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From new music in previous mixes to some Oldskool Happy Hardcore! Yes, you can find literally everything on my page, and also on Soundcloud (you’ll probably find more stuff on there to be honest). Todays entertainment has been brought to you by Yorkshire Ripper and his latest mix, which is called ‘Back To The 90’s Vol.3′. Yes, the third instalment, sadly I missed the other 2 volumes, but there’s still enough time during this weekend to find them and listen to them. But for now we focus on the third volume.

The 90s were great because the music was good. Not the top 40, because that was just basically filled with cheesy pop tunes which made no sense, but the Happy Hardcore scene, wow, that was booming! Even to this day it makes sense, and makes thousands of people smile, including TCD. There’s obviously a difference between the UK side of it and the rest of Europe. And this mix by Yorkshire Ripper focusses on both, but mostly on the UK side of Happy Hardcore. And that’s sadly something I missed out on when I grew up during the 90s, because the mix compilations in the Netherlands mainly had European Happy Hardcore tracks on them. So it could be that the tracks selected are new, and by looking at them, 75% are to be frank.

Let’s look at the tracklist….

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01. DJ Tap-It + B&H – Rap Of The Psychopath (Cru-L-T Remix) 
02. Scott Brown – I Don’t Need Nobody
03. Trixxy – Mentasmission
04. Q-Tex – Power Of Love (Scott Brown 98 Mix) 
05. M.I.B. – Feel That Groove
06. DJ Seduction – Samplemania
07. Inner Destruction – Bang To The Beat
08. Scott Brown vs Omar Santana – Ain’t It Wild
09. Vinylgroover & Trixxy – Tonight’s The Night
10. Edit V – DJ’s Mixing
11. DJ Energy – The Hardcore Fever (DJ Brisk Remix) 
12. El Bruto – Watch Me Dance (DJ Brisk Remix) 
13. Deep Wave – Power (Triple J Remix) 
14. Mr X – Chameleon
15. Supernova – Step Off
16. Helix – Now Control

Yep, it’s true, I don’t know 3/4th of these tracks. I know the artists, who doesn’t know Scott Brown, Omar Santana, Helix, El Bruto, Vinylgroover, Trixxy etc? If you don’t know them, you are too young. Press play now, and be amazed by what the 90s had to offer!

Yorkshire Ripper selected a lot of amazing tracks I have never heard of before, and it’s a nice selection. On this dreadful Saturday morning the only thing you want to hear is something mellow, and I think I found something nice for us all. You can download this bad boy, get the BBQ ready, and play it whilst cooking burgers! How’s that for a Saturday afternoon, eh?

I’m digging this mix a lot. Had a sneek peak when I was at work, and it already brought a smile on my face, from cheek to cheek. If that happens, you know a mix is good.

Got nothing to comment about . It’s a good mix, so why aren’t you downloading this already? Hurry up! Before you know it your chance to start a BBQ and have nice music playing in the background has passed. Hurry up.

Best track? I can’t pick. Too difficult!

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DJ: Yorkshire Ripper
Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, UK Hardcore
Mix Info: Back To The 90’s Vol.3
Length Mix: 00:33:06
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 75.7 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Yorkshire Ripper – Facebook Fanpage

QAPITAL 2017 – Ultimate QAPITAL Mix

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I think it’s a re-occuring theme from Q-Dance, to upload every year a QAPITAL mix. 2 months ago they uploaded 2017’s version of this succesful mix series, and it’s a beauty. Not only do you get awesome tracks crammed into an hour long mix, but the amount is also something awesome: 61 tracks in an hour long mix! How awesome is that?

As always I am late with my review. Qapital already took place, and the event looked awesome. Why am I using the word ‘awesome’ a lot today? Well, is there another word to describe Qapital? It’s the go-to event for those who love our music to be slightly harder and rougher. And the demand is tremendous, this year’s Qapital sold out! DJ Adaro, Frequencerz, Alpha2, Atmozfears, Sub Zero Project, B-Front, Bass Chaserz, N-Vitral, Rebelion, Malice, MYST, and the list goes on. Ofcourse it would sell out, the line-up is amazing, and the previous events were awesome.

To promote Qapital 2017 they made this excellent mix, which you can listen to via Youtube. This is a must listen to mix, if you are into the harder styles. Don’t know who made this mix, but whoever did this should get credits for making it look so effortless. The tracks seemlessly blend into each other, and you don’t realise that you’ve listen to 30 tracks already halfway through the mix!

The tracklist is beautiful. Mesmerizing! Check it out!

tracklist

01. RVAGE – About To End This
02. Frequencerz – Nuclear
03. Adaro – Raggamuffin (MYST Remix)
04. Kronos – Black Mamba
05. Radical Redemption – Smack Bitches
06. Mr. Puta – Green Stuff (Malua Remix)
07. Rebelion & Deetox – Within Me
08. MYST – Before You Go
09. Digital Punk – Rest In Hell (Radical Redemption Remix)
10. Rebelion & Warface – Pushing Boundaries
11. Sub Sonik – MF Psycho
12. D-sturb – Ready To Roll
13. NSCLT – Sloop Die Speakers
14. Digital Mindz & Unresolved – This Can’t Be Real
15. Phuture Noize – The Worlds Beyond
16. B-freqz – The Crew
17. Bass Chaserz – Big Dick
18. Crypsis & Luna – Torture (Frequencerz Remix)
19. Malice & Rooler – Aggressive Acts
20. Adaro – The Haunter Of The Dark
21. Da Tweekaz & Sub Zero Project – DRKNSS
22. Phuture Noize – Fire
23. B-front & Alpha² feat Snowflake – Lost
24. Sub Zero Project & Sub Sonik – Headbanger
25. The Machine – Play A Game
26. Re-mind – Nothing Wrong
27. Ran-D & Phuture Noize – Paranoid
28. Luminite – Alien Technology (2016 Edit)
29. Atmozfears & Audiotricz – Handz Up
30. Sub Zero Project – The Project
31. Titan – Nightmare
32. Minus Militia – Ain’t F_cking Around
33. Alpha² & Wildstylez – Breathe (Regain Remix)
34. Tatanka – Dis-co-tek (2016 Edit)
35. The Strangerz – Stike Back
36. Primefire – Destroy
37. Kronos & Malua – AHAH
38. Apexx – AK47
39. Public Enemies – Start The Rage (QAPITAL Anthem 2017)
40. Minus Militia – Neighborhood Crime
41. B-front & Phuture Noize – The Paradox
42. Devin Wild & Sub Zero Project – Meltdown
43. Deetox feat Elyn – Paralyzed
44. Ran-D & Alpha² – Blinded
45. Delete – Formula VIP
46. Caine – Let’s Get Pillz
47. Audiofreq feat Messinian – Rampage
48. Mrotek – Substance Abuse
49. Radical Redemption & D-sturb – Kill Me
50. Gunz For Hire – Executioner Style
51. War Force – Justice
52. Geck-o – Smasher (Delete Remix VIP)
53. Degos & Re-done – Die Slowly
54. Warface & D-sturb feat Emese – Pull The Killswitch
55. Warface & Frequencerz – Menace (D-sturb Remix)
56. Delete – Genocide
57. Phuture Noize feat Snowflake – Shallow Waters
58. Rooler – Martyr
59. EZG – Rellen In De Hel (Adaro Remix)
60. Gunz For Hire – No Mercy
61. N-vitral & Angerfist – Fist In Your Face

I told you that this tracklist would blow your mind? Nope, I completely forgot. Well, now you know, you’ve seen the tracks, and now it’s time for you to embrace the mix.

Again, who did this mix is a legend! Credits for making it seem so easy. It looks and sounds so smooth, and even though this megamix looks crammed, it doesn’t sound anything like it at all! It sounds balanced. But with previous Qapital mixes it’s clear that they don’t muck about, and give you exactly what you are after!

This is a dreadful Saturday, supposed to be around 28 degrees and yet it’s raining and thundering. Yes, I shouldn’t be behind my computer, but can I be arsed? Had to share this beautiful mix with you all, because it’s worth a listen/view. Last year’s mix got a 5 out of 5 stars from yours truly, and this year is no different. They’ve done it again, made an excellent and quite frankly epic mix! A contestant for 2017’s greatest mix.

Let this mix guide you through the weekend! It will dominate mine!

Best record? 61 tracks to choose from? Are you insane? They ALL are epic!

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Artist: Various Artist
Genre/Style: Hardstyle. Rawstyle, Hardcore Techno
Mix Info: Ultimate QAPITAL Mix
Length Mix: 01:00:21
Tracks: 61 (sixty-one)
Download/Listen (via Youtube): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Q-Dance – Facebook Fanpage