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Future_Proof Sounds Mix Series 005 – Shimotsukei (2017)

Future_Proof Sounds Mix Series 005 - Shimotsukei

Future_Proof Sounds Mix Series 005 – Shimotsukei

DJ: Shimotsukei
Genre/Style: Freeform, Trancecore, UK Hardcore
Mix Info: Future_Proof Sounds Mix Series 005
Length Mix: 01:06:15
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 151 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Future_Proof Sounds – Facebook Fanpage

Remember last year, when I went to Bournemouth for a rave? Yep, that was a rave, organised by the people behind Future_Proof Sounds, the Freeform label who keeps on pushing new talent forward, and already well established names. Still small, but slowely growing every day. They’ve recently had an album being released, and the second instalment is on its way. But if you think that this is all they do, you are wrong! They keep on pushing stuff forward, and they do so via their mix series, which already reached the fifth instalment.

I haven’t listened to all of them yet, but I will. The other day I was reminded by the DJ who made the mix for this latest mix (Shimotsukei) that the mix was up and running! The first thing I always ask is if it has a tracklist, and if it doesn’t, if I can get it. Well, it took maybe a few minutes, but I received it. And it’s a beauty. Well, the majority of mixes done by Shimotsukei are literally mind blowing. Slightly different compared to the usual Freeform/UK Hardcore mixes, but that doesn’t necessarily has to be a bad thing.

The one responsible for Lucky Lotus made this exclusive mix, so you can imagine there being tracks in here you’ve never heard before!

tracklist TCD

01. Nomic – Falling Star III
02. Morita Yuuhei – Libert
03. Pain On Creation – Adaptation (Live Edit) 
04. Archari & Shimotsukei – Dagor Dagorath
05. Qygen – Black Lily
06. System F – Out Of The Blue (Qygen Bootleg WIP) 
07. Qygen – Crystal Cave
08. Exemia – This Is Synthform!
09. Connected – Fenrisúlfr (Original Mix) 
10. Alek Szahala – Lumi (Original Mix) 
11. Marusha – Deep (Pain On Creation Remix WIP) 
12. Otep – Smash The Control Machine (Evolutionize Bootleg) 
13. Morita Yuuhei – Lost In The Dark (Bootleg) 
14. Invader & Nightforce – Augerstehung (Full Circle DJs Remix) 
15. Betwixt & Between – Disturbed Mind
16. Betwixt & Between – Hollow

See, this is exactly what I predicted: an unusual tracklist. Maybe heard 10% of these tracks before, so it’s also an exclusive mix to me, even though I listen to a lot of music. It’s like Shimotsukei does it on purpose: look for records not many people play, and then throw them into a mix. It seems to be exactly that lol.

There are a few known names such as Alek Szahala, Qygen, Pain On Creation, Marusha, but that is all (oh, nearly forgot System F). All the others are unknown, but very tasty records they are. The way Shimotsukei creates these mixes is just fun. The result? A kind of mix you don’t hear or see very often.With a lot of unknown anthems. Is that the secret behind Shimotsukei?

I found the mix very entertaining. Dark and edgy during the majority of this mix. Fast paced. Controlled. But Freeform all the way. Well, some tracks do divert more into the classic Trancecore stuff, but hey, it’s all called Freeform nowadays.

The best record? ‘Falling Star III’ by Nomic. It’s the perfect track to start your mix with, and it sets the tone perfectly.

There are a few tracks I don’t ‘feel’ yet. Maybe too unknown, not really getting a buzz from them. For example ‘Lost In The Dark’. Bit too quirky for my liking. Maybe if I give this mix a few more go’s it might work?

All in all a very entertaining mix. Well mixed together, and diverse! Can’t wait to hear more from Future_Proof Sounds and Shimotsukei. But something deep down inside of me tells me that this won’t be the last at all. More will come very soon!

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Perrelli & Mankoff Summer Mix (2017)

Perrelli & Mankoff Summer Mix (2017)

Perrelli & Mankoff Summer Mix (2017)

DJs: Perrelli & Mankoff
Genre/Style: Trance, Tech Trance, Uplifting Trance
Mix Info: Perrelli & Mankoff Summer Mix
Length Mix: 00:59:58
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 109 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 256kbps
More Information: Perrelli & Mankoff – Facebook Fanpage

Only a couple of weeks ago I discovered these two guys on Soundcloud, after Sied van Riel uploaded their mix for Rielism, promoting their own record ‘Lingering Mind’ (featuring Sara Houston) and more. That’s when I fell in love with their mix, and I went on a quest. Their Soundcloud page is filled with many records and mixes, basically hours of fun! And only 9 days ago they uploaded their latest mix, to celebrate the Summer (well, have we had a real Summer this year in the UK?). A few of their own productions/reworks can be found in here, so you should be a happy bunny on this sunny Sunday!

This is yet another mix which has blown me away! They’ve gained a huge follower in me, and I’ve already reposted stuff they had on their Soundcloud page. But could I let their latest mix go by without writing something about it? Nope, I simply couldn’t. To me they are the rising stars within the Trance scene, and when Sied van Riel promotes your stuff/reposts (or whatever he does), it means you are doing something well. And well they’ve done with their latest mix, which was recorded in June, when we all thought we would have the hottest Summer ever…

Let me show you the tracklist. It’s kind of sexy, if you are into Trance. It’s a thing of beauty!

tracklist TCD

01. Joint Operations Centre & Shugz vs Dark Monks & Steve Murano – Insane Irene (Rusty Intro Edit) 
02. Perrelli & Mankoff – Opposing Force (Original Mix) 
03. Allen Watts & Dreamy – Integrity (Original Mix) 
04. XiJaro & Pitch – Reveries (Original Mix) 
05. Giuseppe Ottaviani feat Kyler England – Firefly (OnAir Mix) 
06. Perelli & Mankoff – Unlimited (Original Mix) 
07. Abel Ramos – Aquarius (Noon & Morgan ‘Katana’ Bootleg) 
08. Bobby Neon feat Lokka Vox – Regrets (Asteroid Remix) 
09. Sean Tyas – Banshee (Evan Pearce Remix/ P&M Edit) 
10. Bart Claessen – Playmo (Perrelli & Mankoff Rework) 
11. Richard Durand & Sied van Riel – Rivella (Original Mix) 
12. Jordan Suckley – Ritual (ReOrder Remix) 
13. CRW – I Feel Love (Kinetica Remix) 
14. Ummet Ozcan – Reboot (Perrelli & Mankoff Rework) 
15. Ron van den Beuken – Sunset (Ron van den Beuken Remix) 

What a mix! This is seriously an insane mix! With a lot of dancefloor smashers, this shows how alive and kicking Trance music is, and boy, it makes the hair on my arms stand up. This is really the stuff made by angels!

Shit, I do need to get Rielism 4. I keep forgetting to purchase that album. Please remind me to get a copy. My mind is always half filled. I keep on promoting that album, but forgetting to get it myself hahaha.

Anyway, Perrelli & Mankoff. Superstar DJs. You can deny it, but you are lying. And you well know it. They’ve made yet another smashing mix, which goes into the books as one of the best mixes of 2017. So many great anthems selected, but the one that stands out is ‘Rivella’. Isn’t that a drink they sell in the Netherlands?

They’ve selected the best of the best, mixed them together, and what do you get? The best of 2017. Well, their other mixes are also extremely good, so I can not say which one should be number 1, but to me they share the same position alongside Sied van Riel. Perrelli & Mankoff, they should deserve a bigger stage, and if you are here for some free music, please, do yourself a favour, and check out their Soundcloud page. Maybe a bit underrated, which they clearly don’t deserve!

What a smashing mix. This has put a smile on my face. Can’t wait for their next mix. This goes on repeat until the next one. Can they actually make a bad mix? I don’t think they can.

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Millennium Mayhem – Mindcontroller – Re-live The Past 2015 Podcast #2

Mindcontroller 2015

DJ: Unknown
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Millennium Hardcore, Early Hardcore
Mix Info: Millennium Mayhem – Mindcontroller – Re-live The Past 2015 Podcast #2
Length Mix: 00:37:55
Tracks: 13 (thirteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 86.7 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Mindcontroller – Facebook Fanpage

Yes, yes, yes, I do know that this event already took place 2 years ago. I know that. You don’t need to remind me of it, it’s a fact. And for once I’m not focussing on the event, but more on the mix. This event took place on the 28th of February, and to promote it, Art Of Dance uploaded a podcast mix. But was this mix necessary, when the line-up has the following names: The Darkraver, Ruffneck, Mental Theo, Promo, Bass-D, Flamman & Abraxas, Vince, Jappo, Predator, Chosen Few, Buzz Fuzz, Pavo, and more. This event must have been epic. It looks like the 2015 edition had the ultimate line-up.

This event has a focus, and it’s called ‘Early Hardcore’. And that’s exactly what you get. At the event, and also with this mix. Well, it’s not really early early, it’s more like Millennium Hardcore, which isn’t bad either, to be honest. This mix is 38 minutes long, and it’s got 13 records crammed into it, and for once I don’t know who made the mix. The title says ‘Millennium Mayhem’, but who’s behind it, I don’t know.  Whoever made it, made a very entertaining mix. The focus was Millennium Hardcore, and that’s what you get.

Let this mix be your guide this Sunday! Even though the event already took place, let the music this time speak for itself.

tracklist TCD

01. Bulldozer Project – Arise
02. Mad-E-Fact – The Hustle
03. Meagashira – Through Inner Core
04. Dr. Z-Vago – My Destiny
05. Bass Alert – Dewegwijzer
06. Dione – Come Here And Die
07. Evil Activities vs Chaosphere – State Of Emergency
08. Bass Alert – Zoo
09. D’Spyre – Secure Future For The Human Kind
10. Masters Of Ceremony – A Way Of Life
11. Noize Suppressor – Fingerz
12. Tommyknocker – Demolition
13. Isaac – Let Da Beat

Yep, this is what I’ve been waiting for. It’s Sunday morning, and it’s time to start doing household things, and playing Early/Millennium Hardcore will get me through the day.

The tracks Millennium Mayhem have selected are brutal. Dancefloor smashers. Killer anthems. Come on, as a fan you must know these tracks, all of them? I do, but that’s because I’m a true Hardcore fanatic. These are the anthems that I found on compilations, which are unplayable after listening to them 1214768 times. Especially one of the biggest anthems of all time, by Mad-E-Fact: The Hustle. What a crazy and meaningful record. The level of madness this reaches is just pure heavenly.

These records still damage eardrums, even after all these years. And if you were at Mindcontroller, I reckon you’ve got permanent brain damage: the beats, basses and melodies have penetrated your skull. I wasn’t there, so I can’t judge, but what I can judge, is this promo mix. It’s awesome!

Yeah baby, back to the Millennium, when the Hardcore sound was so fresh, and so cool!

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Cally Producer Mix June 2017

Cally Producer Mix June 2017

Cally Producer Mix June 2017

DJ: Cally
Genre/Style: Hard House, Hard Dance, Hardstyle
Mix Info: Producer Mix June 2017
Length Mix: 00:30:56
Tracks: 9 (nine)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Cally – Official Website

Before anyone starts mentioning the fact that I haven’t put the download details down, let me just say that it didn’t work for me. I’ve got internet issues, so I tried downloading, but it didn’t work. Network issues grrr. Anyway, you are getting excited now, knowing that you can download this mix by the legendary Cally.

21 days ago he uploaded a mix, showcasing his producing skills, and it’s packed with unreleased anthems and edits, which are being released throughout the year. And it was also for the launch of a radio show called ‘Hijacked’, presented by D GROVE. But what can we expect? Well, a short mix with 9 tracks, written/cowritten or remixed by Cally, and the beats, basses and melodies will come flying at you through your speakers.

Cally, does he really need an introduction? I don’t think so. If you want to know more, let your friend Google help you. Just typ in ‘Cally’ and you will find all the information you need: when he started DJing, where he has been, his PIN code, the size of his pants, everything. Google can be amazing (but the last two are probably not on there, I reckon?).

Let me show you the tracklist. And it’s a big one!

tracklist TCD

01. Cally & Steve Hill feat MC Shocker – RVRS BASS In The HDUK
02. Cally – Zenith
03. B.R.K. – Dance To The House (Cally Remix) 
04. Second Element – Give Me Your Love (Hatom Remix) (Cally Edit) 
05. Cally, Steve Hill & MKN – Music Is The Answer
06. Cally & Riot – Out Here Alone
07. Cally & Juice and Brain M vs MC Bunn feat MC Shocker – Bionic Grand Finale Anthem (Original Mix) 
08. Hardwell – Apollo (Noisecontrollers Remix) (Cally & Malfunction Edit) 
09. Da Tweekaz – Hewwego (Darren Styles Remix) (Cally Edit) 

A short but very intoxicating tracklist. This mix contains only 9 tracks, but they are all exciting. As he put it on Soundcloud, many are unreleased, or will be released soon. So exclusives are in this mix. Don’t know which ones will be released and which ones aren’t. That’s up to you to find out, eh?

The mix is focussed on the Hardstyle side of music, but the kind of style he makes, isn’t 100% Hardstyle. It’s got influences from other styles, mainly Hard House. Hard House, obviously the UK side of it. It’s a nice combination, a nice flow. But it’s a more gentle form of Hardstyle.

What Cally has given us, is a short mix, but a truly exciting mix. A mix that will go down well this weekend, if you put your speakers on maximum, and make sure that the neighbourhood hears it too. Your neighbours will thank you. I reckon this weekend is the perfect weekend to let the world know what kind of music you have embraced.

Best record in this mix? Well, there are two: ‘Music Is The Answer’, and ‘Out Here Alone’. Can’t beat these.

I might try later to get this mix downloaded from his website, but for me now it’s still not working. But until the moment I’ve got this mix in my possession, I will keep on playing it over and over again. Thanks Soundcloud and Cally, for making this mix available.

A big mix gets a big score:

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