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CHAOMATiK – We Killed The Rave (MEGA-MIX) (2017)

CHAOMATiK - We Killed The Rave (MEGA-MIX) (2017)

CHAOMATiK – We Killed The Rave (MEGA-MIX) (2017)

DJ: CHAOMATiK
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore, J-Coire
Mix Info: We Killed The Rave (MEGA-MIX)
Length Mix: 00:47:18
Tracks: 41 (fourty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: CHAOMATiK – Facebook Page

The perks of being a reviewer is getting mixes way before anyone hears them. And also having to keep it a secret, because the artist wants you to share nothing. In this case I received a message from this French DJ called CHAOMATiK, and he wanted my opinion regarding his upcoming megamix (which was uploaded today). Well, I told him the mix was worth it being uploaded, so I waited (like others) patiently for it to be released. At 14:00 Paris Time it was uploaded, sadly I was occupied, but now I’ve found the time to write a review about it.

The DJ in question (CHAOMATiK) is a rather new kid on the block, and according to his Facebook page he’s alot of French things. This meaning I can’t understand a single thing he wrote down about himself because it’s all in French. He’s French. Enough said. On his Soundcloud page you can find a few mixes from this year, so if you want to know musically who he is, why not check him out there? One thing I do know is that he’s part of that collective ‘Happy Hardcore France’. The French are slowely taking over!

Let me show you the tracklist. I hope my fingers can manage!

tracklist TCD

01. Porter Robinson & Madeon – Shelter (Xeuphoria Goodbye Version) 
02. Porter Robinson & Madeon – Shelter (Assertive & Mitomoro Bootleg) 
03. Axwell – I Found U (Nu Foundation Remix) 
04. Lapix – Raving Day Break
05. Mitomoro – Rave Tool 62
06. SPIT – Under My Skin
07. DJ Shimamura – Victoria
08. Darren Styles & Gammer – Tom Riddle
09. Nhato – FTL
10. DJ Laugh – Aurora
11. SPYRO – Mad Ting Mashup (Come With Me)
12. Dougal & Gammer – Brainstorm
13. Inverse & Orbit1 – Lethal Industry
14. Defekt & Olly P – Fuzion Workz
15. 天音 – Look Around
16. Gammer & Becci – Look Back
17. Lapix – Friends
18. Stonebank – Soldier (Assertive Hardcore Bootleg) 
19. DJ Shimamura – Mutant With Bitch
20. Gammer – Pigface (Dougal & Gammer Edit) 
21. 天音 – Pierrotflag
22. Dougal & Gammer – Snake Bite
23. Fracus & Darwin – From Beyond
24. Olly P – Affected Asylum
25. Joey Riot & Klubfiller – Riot In The Klub (Chris Unknown Remix) 
26. Freezer – Just Say No (Get High)
27. Kors K – Gimme A Big Beat (Hummarju Remix) 
28. DJ Noriken – #Magical_Syndrome (VIP)
29. Darren Styles – Burning Up
30. DJ Mob – I’ll Be Good (2015 Remix) 
31. Script, Tsukii – Tokyo (Redeilia Remix) 
32. Klubfiller, Jack The Lad & Searly – Want To Do
33. Gammer & Whizzkid – We Are The Vampires
34. Code Black feat Elle Vee – Wild Ones (Olly P Bootleg) 
35. Avicii feat Aloe Blacc – Wake Me Up (Olly P Remix) 
36. SeamlessR – Bass Antics (Space_Seb Remix ) 
37. Porter Robinson – Language (T2Kazuya Remix) 
38. MK feat Kanae Asaba – Shout Out
39. Takatin & Riku – Go Down
40. DJ Noriken – Just Wanna You To Know
41. Gammer & Whizzkid – We Killed The Rave (2 Turntables 1 Mixer Edit) 

OK. It’s one of those mixes. A record nearly a minute. Is it a common thing for French DJs to make megamixes? The last one I reviewed was done by Dami-XX and it was also a megamix. Maybe a big thing in France?

I’ve got to say that I’m impressed. He pulled it off, this CHAOMATiK. I wouldn’t even be able to mix 2 records together in the space of an hour. But you can guess who he’s a fan off? You can’t? Well, look at the tracklist and look at who’s name appears the most: Gammer. This is nearly a Gammer dedication mix lol.

The mix is fire from the first to the last second. CHAOMATiK keeps on throwing records at us at incredible speed. It works 9 out of 10 times, but if I could give him a suggestion: work on perfecting the cross fading, especially when it’s done with such a speed. Sometimes he’s too eager to mix into the next record… work on it, and it will be all fine in the future.

I am still impressed, with or without the errors it’s still a highly enjoyable mix. I would urge you to give this a go. Sit back and relax. Sadly not downloadable, but maybe if you could leave a French message underneath the mix and say something in the lines of ‘please make it downloadable’, he might say yes. He who dares, wins?

Best record? Difficult. But I found one: ‘Just Wanna You To Know’. A brilliant track. Just up my alley!

Follow CHAOMATiK for more music like this. He definately killed the rave.

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Fisherman & Hawkins Pres. NightShift Radio #23 (2015)

Fisherman & Hawkins Pres. NightShift Radio #23 (2015)

Fisherman & Hawkins Pres. NightShift Radio #23 (2015)

DJs: Fisherman & Hawkins
Genre/Style: Trance
Mix Info: Nightshift Radio Episode 23
Length Mix: 01:00:14
Tracks: 13 (thirteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 138 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Fisherman & Hawkins – Facebook Fanpage

I keep finding new music every day, and new DJs to add to my favourite DJ list. Damn, why are there that many DJs, I will never be able to know at least 10% of the names. Well, every day is a learning day, isn’t it? Today was one of those days, I was browsing for good music, and went from mix to mix. Some so bad it made me nearly vomit, and some so good, but no tracklist (why upload it without a tracklist?), until I stumbled across this mix by Fisherman and Hawkins. Nope, not the cough candy (Fisherman’s Friend), but the DJ. This mix is 2 years old, but don’t you worry, the music is still spot on.

Never heard of them, and they seem to be very populair on Facebook. Maybe I have seen their names fly by, but only now they’ve caught on. So what’s this mix about? Well, it’s their own radio show called ‘Night Shift Radio’, which air(ed) every third Friday of the month on Aferhours.fm. If I can be honest, I never listen to online radio, I find it dull. So I would never hear any of these mixes, if Soundcloud wasn’t available. This show was uploaded onto Soundcloud, and I am grateful. This episode contains the finest tracks from 2 years ago, and there are some memorable tunes in here.

But this ain’t your radio show like the commercial station where they talk through the record every bloody second. This is an hour of pure Trance. And the records? Well, let me show you the tracklist and you will know what I am talking about!

tracklist TCD

01. Showave – Looking Forward
02. Lane 8 feat Matthew Dear – Undercover (Yotto Remix) 
03. Solid Stone – Signs Of The Future
04. KhoMha – Restart
05. Danilo Ercole – Tempestade (Original Mix) 
06. James De Torres – Poseidon (Original Mix) 
07. Reverse – Absolutely Reality (Arty Remix) 
08. Bart Claessen – Hartseer (Fisherman & Hawkins Remix) 
09. Mark Sixma & Emma Hewitt – Restless Hearts (Club Mix) 
10. Tenishia feat Adina Butar – Don’t Let Go (Ron Alperin Remix) 
11. Max Freegrant & Yuji Ono – Kiev Drift
12. Mr. Pit vs Fisherman & Hawkins – Doppelbanger
13. Ferry Tayle feat Driftmoon – Geometrix (Tempo Giusto Remix) 

Oh what a bliss. The relaxing and soothening sounds coming through your speakers is just bliss. Euphoric bliss, and that on a windy Sunday morning! But who cares, eh?We’ve got a roof over our head, and the music is pounding through the speakers.

Fisherman and Hawkins have made a very good radio show. Well, at least this episode is good. But I reckon all the other shows are good as this one. This one contains a few slammers, really digging the anthems they’ve used to compose this episode. Which one is the best? Oh, that’s difficult. There are a few: ‘Restless Hearts’, ‘Don’t Let Go’… but the one that gets my vote is ‘Tempestade’. Simple, but yet so effective.

I’ve never heard of this show, but I am hooked. Following them now on Soundcloud, so I don’t miss anything they post online. I’m really digging this 2 year old mix, but it doesn’t sound outdated, or boring. I’ve got no negative comments to mention, so the only thing I can say now is ‘why aren’t you downloading it yet’?

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Actinium Promo Mix 2017

Actinium Promo Mix 2017

Actinium Promo Mix 2017

Act: Actinium
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Hardcore Techno, Gabba
Mix Info: Promo Mix 2017
Length Mix: 01:01:42
Tracks: 19 (nineteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 141 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Actinium – Facebook Fanpage

Every day you hear and see new names you’ve never seen before. My good ol’ friend Soundcloud promoted this track by making sure I would see this, and when I realised what it was, it put a smile on my face. A nice and proper Hardcore mix, from an unknown duo. Never heard of Actinium before, but thanks to SC I am aware who they are. Well, at least their name is known to me. Who they actually are is a mystery. They haven’t been active on social media for long, so their fanbase is still minimal, but it’s growing every day. Whoever they are, they are gaining.

According to Soundcloud this is a brand new mix by Actinium and I should check it out and tell my mates. Can I still listen to it when I am Johnny No Mates? Mates or no mates, it’s worth checking out. They’ve made an hour long mix, filled with nice Gabba tunes, and it’s nice and diverse: from Mad Dog to Bodyshock to Tears Of Fure to their own record. Sometimes you simply want banging tunes coming out of your speakers, and today you are lucky.

Check out this tracklist. It might look different compared to the one on Soundcloud, I had to adjust it a bit.

tracklist TCD

01. Actinium – Intro
02. Actinium – Play That Beat
03. Mad Dog & AniMe – Bassdrum Music
04. Access One – Own Power
05. Re-Style & Korsakoff – The Game
06. Mad Dog & MC Nolz – The Apocalypse
07. Re-Style & Predator – Lockdown
08. Bodyshock – Test My Style
09. Tears Of Fury – Painkillah
10. Mad Dog – Good Old Times
11. The Melodyst – The Iron Planet
12. Tommyknocker feat Unexist – Ghost Rider
13. AniMe – Bass For Your Face
14. Mad Dog & Tha Playah – Enter The Time Machine
15. The Melodyst – Not So Bad
16. AniMe – Sickness
17. Re-Style & Day-Mar – Declaire
18. Stereotype – Justice
19. AniMe – Believe

They decided to play Italian and Dutch Hardcore, and their decision has paid off. A nice mix to hear on this Saturday morning. This will get you through the weekend, it definately will!

Most records are focussed on just the pounding beats, but some records do have a nice melody. I like to have a bit of both, keeps the interest level high. They’ve picked records from well known names, who never disappoint. Also a few unknown names in here, and a name I haven’t seen in years: Access One. Bloody hell, must have been years!

What’s the best record in this mix? ‘Justice’ by Stereotype. A wonderful record. Puts a smile on my face, and keeps me moving like a weirdo for hours. I love the build up, but when the beat kicks in, there’s no stopping, and your feet start pounding the floor. I feel for the floor sometimes, the amount of beating it gets from me dancing/raving. And with a track like this the punishment is tremendous.

Actinium, whoever you are, this promo mix is really an interesting one. A good first mix. I’ve written your name down, and will follow you. The name seems like a promising act you should look out for. Banging Hardcore.

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DJ Ruffneck – Thunderdome 2017 Tribute Mix 02

DJ Ruffneck - Thunderdome 2017 Tribute Mix 02

DJ Ruffneck – Thunderdome 2017 Tribute Mix 02

DJ: Ruffneck
Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Gabber, Hardcore, Millennium Hardcore
Mix Info: Thunderdome 2017 Tribute Mix 02
Length Mix: 00:59:59
Tracks: 27 (twenty-seven)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Thunderdome – Official Website

I said that after the last Thunderdome promo mix I wouldn’t review any mixes anymore, because I still feel gutted for not being able to go to this wonderful event, but could I keep up my promise? Could I bollocks! After hearing the first dedication/tribute mix by the mighty Ruffneck, I couldn’t let this one slip by. This could not-not be reviewed. And after seeing the video Ruffneck posted a day ago, I had to review this. I simply had to.

Only two weeks to go before this massive event happens. A once in a lifetime event, one you will tell your grankids about, sitting next to the fire place. Only those who went can answer how it was, and sadly I am not one of them. I wish I was. Another person who thought he wasn’t going to be there was Ruffneck himself. According to Ruffneck he had something medical on his left arm (injury) which he needed surgery for, and had to cancel several events. Thunderdome being one of them. But only yesterday he announced the fact that he’s going to give it a go, and he will be playing there. Lucky sod.

Like the previous mix he made a dedication mix, showcasing his love for Thunderdome and Hardcore, and he’s gone back to his roots, the early days of Hardcore. I reckon he picked these records with his eyes closed, so diverse. But it’s good to hear these anthems again, which I’m sure that you will hear them at Thunderdome throughout the whole night.

The tracklist is a beauty!

tracklist TCD

01. Wedlock – Ruff Message
02. Lunatic Asylum – Poltergeist
03. Nation Of Freaks – We’ve Lost Our Minds
04. E-Man – E-Shifter
05. Promo – 20.000 Freaks
06. Nasty Django & Cirillo – Deal With The Beats
07. E-Man – E-Ternal
08. Doctor Doom – I’ll Break Your Head
09. Underground Warriors – Digital Manipulation
10. Babanation – Milano Overdrive
11. Nation Of Freaks – I’d Like To Kill Somebody
12. The Mover & Rave Creator – Atmosfear
13. The Brutalist – No Equality
14. The Nightraver – So
15. Hard Creation – Are You Down
16. Bazeman – Bazeman
17. Diss Reaction – DJ Lan
18. Buzz Fuzz – XTC Love
19. Undercover Anarchist – Work It To The Bone
20. Juggernaut – State Of Mind
21. Hard Creation – 1984
22. Undercover Anarchist – Ja, Nein
23. Wasting Program – Tell Me What You Find
24. Undercover Anarchist  Yo Te Quirro
25. Charly Lownoise & Menthal Theo – Live At London (Hardcore Remix) 
26. Zero Tolerance – Body Motion
27. The Rapist – Mortal Fear

This mix has gone through my head over and over again. How can he made it sound so effortless? Some records are unmixable, meaning it so damn awkward to get it to switch from it to the next, or mixing into it, but Ruffneck made it sound so easy. And all that with only one hand, eh? (or maybe they were pre-recorded, before his surgery?).

It’s good to hear these mixes by artists such as Ruffneck and Promo, because you hear records you haven’t heard in many years. This mix contains a few of those, like ‘Bazeman’, ‘Tell Me What You Find’, ‘Milano Overdrive’, ‘I’ll Break Your Head’ and more. This is going back to the 90s, the proper way.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Ruffneck mix without a few of his own productions (under several aliases like Juggernaut, Undercover Anarchist, Bazeman and more.

The one track that blew me away, and took me right back to the 90s is ‘Milano Overdrive’. Fuck me sideways, what a brilliant record. No mucking about, just pure and utter madness. Don’t know which album this was on when I first heard it, but I can tell you that I drove my parents absolutely mad! How can you play this record at a normal level? Raise the level up and stomp like you’ve never done before!

Again credits to DJ Ruffneck for making this awesome tribute mix. I am still gutted, and hope everyone has a brilliant time in 2 weeks. Make sure the night is one to remember. And give a warm welcome to Ruffneck, for making his re-entrance again after his surgery. That’s dedication for you!

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