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M@rt!n-J – Future State Hardcore! (2017)

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A brand new day, a brand new mix. This time from someone who has been uploading dedication mixes over and over again, the one and only M@rt!n-J! His Soundcloud page is filled with hours of fun, dedication mix after mix. From his latest Smiling Corpse mix to Stamina Records to a Gammer mix to a CLSM mix to literally every label or DJ out there. He has made a lot, and on his Soundcloud page it’s hours of fun. His latest mix is a dedication mix for the Future State Music label, and everyone who’s involved in running it and making it succesful.

This is one of the latest labels to emerge, but it’s already doing extremely well. It has changed the landscape, and it’s pushing its artists forward, and it also uploads every so often interviews with big DJs and producers. It’s bringing UK Hardcore to a  wider audience, from the UK to the rest of the world. Why keep it only to ourselves, when the rest of the world can love it and embrace it too?

They’ve released many records and albums, and the last album I reviewed was back in 2015. Has it already been 2 years? Blimey, that’s a long time. Well, let’s focus on M@rt!n-J’s latest mix, and here’s the tracklist for you all to enjoy!

tracklist TCD

01. Sp!ke – The New Age
02. Andy Wilson – Forever Loved
03. Cruze & J@m!e – Check This Out
04. Daniel Seven vs Jonathan Carey – Goin’ In Heavy
05. Bridson – Punk Mo Fo
06. Andy Wilson – Need Your Touch
07. Sc@r – Acid Porn Monkey (Ranzor’s 2014 Remix) 
08. Darwin – This Is 4 Ever
09. Dys7 – Starface
10. Sharp-E feat Bridson – I Can Breathe
11. Kyle WytchWood & D.M. Tonka – Your Ghost
12. Olly P – Affected Asylum
13. Jioyi – Seize On
14. Bridson & Killian – Fresh Cut Grass

It might be Halloween today, but this mix ain’t scary at all. It’s the least scariest thing I’ve seen today. It’s quite cool, to be fair. And cool ain’t a word that many people use nowadays sadly. But this mix is cool, and contains cool records.

The sound this label pushes forward is just the kind that most of us are missing. It’s happy, cheerful, cheeky, but all in all true to the origin of UK Hardcore. And M@rt!n-J has picked a lot of amazing records by truly underrated producers. Too many to mention, but I’ll go straight to the record I really like: ‘Need Your Touch’ by Andy Wilson. The vocals, the tune itself is just spot on. This is UK Hardcore, without a shadow of a doubt.

M@rt!n-J always makes very interesting and entertaining mixes, and his latest is one you definately need to listen to. Maybe an underrated DJ, but he really knows how to made mixes worth while. I haven’t found a bad mix so far, and I don’t think I ever will. He made a few tiny crossfading errors, but I’ll forgive him.

Check this out, and support also the label. Keep UK Hardcore alive and kicking, all over this wonderful globe!

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DJ: M@rt!n-J
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: Future State Hardcore!
Length Mix: 00:59:12
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 104 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Future State Hardcore – Facebook Fanpage

Madhouze: Unresolved ‘Act Of God’ | Unresolved Promomix (2017)

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Madhouze: Unresolved 'Act Of God' | Unresolved Promomix (2017)

The week has started with a bang, and what a bang it is! I’ve only found a promo mix for an event which already looks great on paper, but I reckon it will be amazing when you are there. On the 2nd of December 2017 you all need to go to Culemborg, at the Event Center. Madhouze is organising a party, and you are invited. Well, not only are they inviting you, but also the main headlining act: Unresolved. It’s a showcase party for his upcoming album, which is called ‘Act Of God’, and he invited a few well known names: Rebelion, F.Noize, Jason Payne, Caine, Mailce, Ncrypta, Deluzion, Project Core, and as an MC he has got Focus entertaining the crowd.

What a line-up. You get the finest Hardstyle/Rawstyle, and you get to hear what will be on the album. Maybe you can actually purchase the album when you are there? Who knows, only one way to find out! I’ll share the link underneath the review, where you can find all the necessary details for this event. I would go, but sadly I live in a different country and couldn’t get a day off. But if you are Dutch and you love Hardstyle, there’s no reason for you not to go!

They’ve added a tracklist, which is always a bonus. So you are now getting ready to get hyped up for this event, aren’t you?

tracklist TCD

01. Unresolved – Children Of The Night
02. Unresolved – EDM (Shockerz 2015 Edit) 
03. Unresolved – Gangsta Of West Coast (Intents 2016 Edit) 
04. Digital Mindz & Unresolved – This Can’t Be Real
05. Unresolved & Malice – Disrespect
06. Unresolved & Mc I See – House Of Pain
07. Unresolved – Diablo
08. Unresolved & Malice – Bring The Panic!
09. Unresolved & Alpha² – Living It Up
10. Unresolved – Identify
11. Unresolved – Speakers
12. Unresolved – Rawskool

I don’t know which records will be on his album, but I hope a few of these will be on it. F**king raw stuff. This will blow your mind into a lot of pieces. This is what has made my Monday even better. It was stressfull, and I needed music to turn up the level at work. I needed to work faster and this mix has done exactly that!

Unresolved’s mix is short, but blinding (in a good way). This won’t leave you disappointed. If a smile doesn’t emerge after hearing this, I reckon you are not into Rawstyle. And if you aren’t, why are you listening to this?

Madhouze’s promo mix for his event is a good one. The man who is the main focus during this event has made a very tough and rough mix, and this has persuade me to get all hyped up for sadly no reason. I can’t go, which is a pity. But I will go on the hunt for his album, that’s for sure.

The best record in this mix? ‘Diablo’. It’s starts off a tad dark, and then it goes extremely dark. Really good to hear a record like this, which combines multiple styles all in one.

I’m really digging this mix, and so should you. Check out this mix right now, and let this guide you towards his event on the 2nd. Be there, or be square.

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DJ: Unresolved
Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Rawstyle
Mix Info: Madhouze: Unresolved ‘Act Of God’ | Unresolved Promomix
Length Mix: 00:31:50
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Unresolved – Act Of God (Official Facebook Event Page)

TrancEye – Pure Energy Sessions 066 (2015)

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Trance, Trance, Trance. That’s the only thing which comes up on my timeline. Nothing else. But is that a bad thing? Not really. I’ve been drawn/pulled back into the Trance scene, and I’m really looking forward going out anytime soon, to hear those anthems being played out loud. I’m just looking at the right event at the right time. But my enthusiasm for the music has only grown and grown over the last couple of months, and Soundcloud is kindly providing me with the right kind of music over and over again.

Today was such a day. I woke up listening to a Hardstyle liveset, and quickly realised that I’ve already reviewed it a couple of months ago. What a waste of time and effort that was. Went back to Soundcloud, and the first thing that popped on my screen was this mix by TrancEye, a Pure Energy Sessions mix. Don’t know what this is all about, if it’s an online radio mix series, or just a Soundcloud mix series. But do I care? I don’t. The music, that’s where my point of interest is at.

Trance can excite me a lot, and seeing a tracklist like they’ve added to this mix has excited me a lot. A few known and a lot of unknown names. More new music for me, even though this mix is 2 years old. Never too old to listen to again, eh?

Let me show you the tracklist. You (being a Trance family member) will recognise each and every name and you will hate me for not knowing. I do apologise. I’m still learning, at the moment I am the creepy uncle in the Trance family.

tracklist TCD

01. Anna Lee & Dima Krasnik – Optical Illusion (Daniel Kandi’s Illusionist Mix) 
02. Alexey Karpovich – Moonlight
03. Dreamy – In Memory
04. Humate – Love Stimulation (Michael Retouch Bootleg) 
05. Andre Visior – Eternity
06. NoMosk feat Tory Vix – Secret Place (Psymes Dub Mix) 
07. Ikerya Project – Verana
08. James Walsh – Venia (Force Multipliers Remix) 
09. TrancEye – Saturn
10. Pinkque – Hereafter
11. Garry Noon – Gaudium
12. Kickstone – Glorious
13. ReOrder & Lee Osborne – Escape To Freedom
14. Pablo Anon – Andromeda
15. Sam Jones – Charlie Charlie
16. TrancEye – Uriel (2015 Mix) 

A nice and relaxing mix on this Saturday morning. I needed that. Had a few days off, and enjoyed myself alot. But it’s been stressing from day one. So to wake up and hear a full on Trance mix is just the right thing to hear. I’m in the right kind of mood now. Thanks TrancEye for this great mix. It might be freezing outside, and chilly inside, but this warms me up.

I still don’t know who TrancEye is, but the mix is astonishing. From time to time the cross fading isn’t a 100% but maybe 95%, but that’s just me being extremely difficult. I’m always like that, blame me for it. But all in all the mix is good, really enjoyable. This goes with me on the journey to Milton Keynes later during the day.

The tracks selected are really good. They set the tone (from the first second). An hour of pure Trance, mellow music. Oh the joy. And for once I can’t pick a favourite record, there are simple too many!

What’s there to say that the mix isn’t saying? Nothing, to be frank. Everything’s good. And you can get this as a free download. You can’t wish for anything more eh? Well, I’m going to strole on TrancEye’s Soundcloud page a bit more to find out more bits and bobs, but for now I will let you enjoy this mix from 2015.

Trance is just so pure, and timeless. The records still sound extremely fresh and not outdated. Brilliant mix.

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Artist: TrancEye
Genre/Style: Trance, Progressive Trance, Uplifting Trance, Euphoric Trance
Mix Info: Pure Energy Sessions 066
Length Mix: 00:59:42
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size; 136 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: TranceEye – Facebook Fanpage

Smith & Brown Guestmix (2017)

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I know, I know. I do write a lot about Rielism and its artists. I keep buying everything, and listening to everything. If you look at my timeline on Soundcloud, you only see Rielism (and a few other mixes), but the majority are Rielism mixes. Or Sied van Riel mixes. I’m sorry, I can’t help myself. I can’t stop myself. They just delivered quality music. The quantity of the amount of records coming towards us is humongous. It’s like they are growing and growing and expanding day by day. And they won’t stop. Well, why would they?

The latest thing you can find on their Soundcloud page is a mix by Smith & Brown. I noticed these two producers when Rielism (yes I know, again) shared their latest release on their label, which is ‘Last Landing’. It’s, and I’m quoting the two most important words in this song, ‘beautiful, beautiful’. I love Trance, I really do, but Tech Trance sometimes can blow me away even more. Love it or hate it, that’s up to you. But for me it’s as good as I want music to be.

Their guestmix is Techy-Trancy. Or however you would describe it. And it’s good. You want to know how good? Well, it’s worth a review, that says it all. So let me show you all the tracklist. It’s short, but extremely exciting!

tracklist TCD

01. Smith & Brown – Universal Chaos (Original Mix) 
02. Stephen Kirkwood – Stroller (Original Mix) 
03. Stoneface & Terminal – Analog21 (Extended Mix) 
04. Sneijder – Neutralize (Extended Mix) 
05. Perrelli & Mankoff vs Carlos Martz – Solar Flare (Original Mix) 
06. Amos & Riot Night – Parallel Worlds (Original Mix) 
07. Mark Sherry & 2nd Phase – Killer Twist (Cold Blue Extended Remix) 
08. Smith & Brown – Sudar (Original Mix) 
09. David Forbes – Panic Room (Original Mix) 
10. EverLight – Dopamine (Original Mix) 
11. Smith & Brown – Last Landing (Original Mix) 
12. Sied van Riel – Vampire (Original Mix) 

Look at this tracklist. And if you reading this on this dreadful Wednesday, you are probably one of the first people to hear this mix. I was number 9. And I’m so lucky I heard this mix. This has made my stressfull day much, much better!

The tracks they have selected are quite dark from time to time. Tasty, to say the least. Even though I don’t know much about them, they are on the rise. This duo are ones to watch. Already taking over the dancefloors and the music lists with their ‘Last Landing’, which I really like, you should be prepared for more Smith & Brown. I know I am.

Best record in this mix? Am I biased to say ‘Vampire’? I just love literally everything Sied produces. He could fart, record that, and turn that into a brilliant Trance record. Or the noise of him eating his own toenails. Nothing is out of reach for Sied. I just the constant build up towards a great momentum. That’s what’s so great about his record.

A wonderful mix. Truly astonishing. The best one of this week. And I’ve heard many mixes this week. This is a newcomer, but certainly not one to easily forget. Smith & Brown, thank you two for this wonderful, truly astonishing guestmix.

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DJs: Smith & Brown
Genre/Style: Tech Trance, Trance, Uplifting Trance, Euphoric Trance, Techno
Mix Info: Smith & Brown Guestmix
Length Mix: 01:01:48
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 141 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Smith & Brown – Facebook Fanpage

History Of Happy Hardcore – Happy Mayhem (2017)

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History Of Happy Hardcore - Happy Mayhem (2017)

The 90s, weren’t they the best years of our lives? Music wise you can not beat the quality that came out of the nineties. Well, there was also the decline of the quality which was released and hit the Top 40s all over the world, but when it comes to Gabber, Happy Hardcore and Hardcore those were the golden days. The music is still alive, be it more different and not similar to the music which was made back in the 90s. But sometimes you find artists who are still pushing an oldskool sound forward, and keeping it alive by reviving the original sounds, not used anymore by the majority of producers.

One of those labels who still embrace the 90s sound is Total Destruction Records, run by DJ CasketKrusher, a regular on this website, I’ve reviewed many things and interviewed him as well, so you might have seen his name fly by. But he’s still such an underrated artist, and his label isn’t big enough. He should deserve more credit for what he does with his label, and the Soundcloud page ‘History Of Happy Hardcore’ decided it was about time to dedicate a mix made by them to CasketKrusher and Total Destruction Records. And it’s an hour and a half of pure Happy Hardcore madness.

You might not know the records, but the sounds are so familiar. Maybe you want to go straight to the mix, which is underneath the review!

tracklist TCD

01. Happical Movement – Once Again
02. Malice – Check Dis Out!
03. Malice – The Stomper
04. Casketkrusher – What The Heck?!
05. Casketkrusher & Luffy – Feel The Melody
06. Sir Trancelot – Freedom
07. Casketkrusher – Black Magic (A Raver’s Dream Remix) 
08. Happical Movement – Let Me Hear It!
09. Sir Trancelot & Happical Movement – Groove On… Ecstasy
10. Casketkrusher & E-Core – Toon TV
11. Casketkrusher – Runnin’ Wild
12. Casketkrusher – Techno Domination
13. Casketkrusher – Strictly Happy
14. Chiqui & Luffy – Deep In The Underground (Casketkrusher’s Happy Gabba Mix) 
15. Disembowelment – Give Me A Break!!! (Casketkrusher’s No Breax Mix) 
16. Re-Charge – Why Can’t We See? (Casketkrusher Remix) 
17. Luffy & Gilda – Nobody Does It Better (Casketkrusher Remix) 
18. Casketkrusher – Brotha & Sistah
19. Casketkrusher – Here It Comes!
20. Casketkrusher & E-Core – Toon TV (Toons Of Terror Mix) 
21. The Soul Seeker – Riffs & Beats (Full Of Hate Mix) 
22. Casketkrusher feat DJ Ad – Check This! (Motherfucker Mix) 

I don’t need to tell you how awesome it is to hear those recognisable bits and bobs from Happy Hardcore classic anthem being used in these 10s records. It’s good that Casketkrusher and label keeps it alive, and he gets all the respect from me for doing that. I’m impressed and amazed that not many other artists are doing that. This is the sound I grew up with. Boy, I do miss it.

History Of Happy Hardcore has made a few mixes, and this one stands out from the rest. Not just because I’m a fan of the Casketkrusher, but because the music is so fucking amazing! Goosebumps from the start to the end. An hour and 40 minutes of Happy Hardcore porn. I can listen to this mix constantly and not get bored. I’ve done that with previous mixes made by Casketkrusher, I think I’m the one who got his plays right up.

There are too many good records in this. My favourite? ‘Toon TV’, the Toons Of Terror Mix. Reminds me of DJ Sim’s sound. And ‘Feel The Melody’, and ‘Brotha & Sistah’… the list just keeps going on and on. Basically 22 brilliant records.

Get this free mix, and support Total Destruction Records. Such, such an underrated label. But quality and a half. This is the future I wanted to see for Happy Hardcore. It’s not widespread as it used to be, but it comes close. Mixes like this one makes my youth extend itself into my 30s. I feel young again!

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DJ: History Of Happy Hardcore
Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, Gabber, Happy Gabba, Hardcore Techno, Bouncy Techno
Mix Info: ‘Happy Mayhem’ by History Of Happy Hardcore
Length Mix: 01:39:06
Tracks: 22 (twenty-two)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: DJ Casketkrusher – Facebook Fanpage

Pearsall – The View From 92 (100% Vinyl Mix) (2017)

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Changing your website is never an easy thing. You need to do a billion things, and you always leave in mistakes. But that’s not something you should worry about to be honest. For now we should focus on the music, and I’ve found a mix which will astonish you. Well, depending on your age it might astonish you: if you are 20 or younger, you might not have a clue what I’m on about, and what kind of music it is I am about to write about. It’s Oldskool, and it’s beautiful.

Someone on Soundcloud shared this mix, and I had a quick look at it, and knew immediately that this was going to be a very, very interesting mix. It’s a mix by DJ Pearsall, and to make it even more special: it’s an all vinyl mix. No CDJs or USBs were used to compose this wonderful mix. It takes us back to the early days of the 90s, and the tracks he has selected are seriously impressive, and dancefloor smashers/big hall anthems. Or wherever the party was held. It doesn’t matter where you were in the 90s, you heard these anthems, and it shaped the UK into the dance nation we all know it for, and love.

The amount of excellent records is amazing. Just check the tracklist, and it will blow you away. This was music made during a period when music was new, fresh, and uplifting. No hate, only dedication. This was new and refreshing, and it made the UK move even faster and rougher. It made you go out raving until stupid o’clock, not knowing what kind of impact it would have. And yes, this was during a period when the government tried to ban it. Did it work? Did it bollocks.

Tracklist anyone?

tracklist TCD

01. CJ Bolland – Camargue
02. Joey Beltram – Energy Flash
03. Underground Resistance – Riot
04. Doc Scott – Surgery (Ordinary Mix) 
05. Ravesignal – Horsepower
06. Tronikhouse – Straight Outta Hell (Hellbound Mix) 
07. Steve Pointdexter – Work That Mutha Fucka (Edge Of Motion Remix) 
08. 3-Phase feat Dr. Motte – Der Klang Der Familie (F.U.S.E. Mix) 
09. Mark N-R-G – Military City
10. Energy Zone – Imagine A World
11. Tronikhouse – Uptempo (Grooverider Remix) 
12. F Project – 4 1/2 Minutes Of Love (Side B2) 
13. Kaotic Chemistry – Illegal Subs
14. Rhythm Section – Dreamworld
15. Dave Charlesworth – Energizer 2 (Side A)
16. Manix – Oblivion (Head In The Clouds) (Remix) 
17. Wax Doctor – New Direction
18. Krome & Time – This Sound Is For The Underground
19. Rhythm For Reasons – The Grand National (Tango Remix) 
20. Eternal Rhythm – Eternal (DJ Phantasy Remix) 
21. SL2 – Drumbeats
22. Acen – Trip II The Moon (The Darkside….)
23. The Prodigy – Your Love (Remix) 

Come on, you have to give this DJ the credit for digging through his collection and selecting truly amazing and groundbreaking anthems. I can say that ALL these anthems are still breathtakingly beautiful, 25+ years later. The impact these records have is just beyond belief. And Pearsall’s record collection is the one every raver should have. These are the anthems, these are the memories, these are the records that gave birth to other styles, emerging out of the UK.

So many anthems, this gives me goosebumps. I know them all, but that’s only because I’m 20+. Not a teenager anymore, but a proper old geeza. And I grew up listening to these records on the radio, not knowing the impact they would have on us.

I can only give the DJ credit, and can’t find any fault. The biggest anthem in this mix has got to be ‘Straight Outta Hell’, the Hellbound mix, by Tronikhouse. This track was pushed forward by Goldie, he mentioned it in one of his interviews, and when I first heard this dark and edgy record, it instanteously became my all time favourite. The level this record is on, is still unreachable. No one can copy this greatness, this is pure filth.

Pearsall, you have made my day. I will play this over and over again, and for those who are looking for a free download, it is! So more reason to listen to this Oldskool mix. It’s the best of 2017!

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DJ: Pearsall
Genre/Style: Rave, Breakbeat Hardcore, Oldskool, Hardcore, Techno
Mix Info: The View From 92 (1992 Rave Music from Techno To Breakbeat Hardcore)
Length Mix: 01:07:58
Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 155 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Pearsall – Soundcloud Page