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Slip’s House #001 (2017)

Slip's House #001 (2017)

Slip’s House #001 (2017)

DJ: Slipmatt
Genre/Style: House
Mix Info: Slip’s House – Episode #001 – 22-04-2017
Length Mix: 01:00:00
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 83.0 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: DJ Slipmatt – Facebook Fanpage

Happy birthday, Slipmatt! This year he celebrates an achievement never reached by him before: his 50th birthday. Now that’s an achievement, I’ve got 17 years to go. And to be frank, most people who reach the magic number 50 slow down and start to get used to watering flowers and watching Emmerdale on repeat and drink lots of tea, but not Slipmatt. Age is just a number, and he keeps on doing his thing, even on his actual birthday! Yes, you read it right: this podcast/mix was recorded on his own birthday. How about that for dedication, eh?

Before people get annoyed and disappointed, let me warn you, this mix isn’t Oldskool Rave. Nope, far from it, it’s House. Slipmatt decided to do something different, and it has paid off. His first House podcast mix. This man is such a legend, it’s good to hear that he plays literally everything underneath the sun. Which makes me wonder: how big is his collection? It must be seriously big. And impressive. Because he has got everything you want to hear, and he plays everything every week, not just on this podcast but also his ‘World Of Rave’ show, or when he plays live all over the world.

Slipmatt is a legend, and you can hear him throughout this mix. Giving a bit of background information, or simply showing how happy he is hearing the tune he’s playing. Again, this ain’t Rave or anything Breakbeat related, this is House. Recorded in Slipmatt’s House. Hence the title of this podcast. Get it?

Let’s see the tracklist. If you dig House, you will love it.

tracklist

01. Jungle 70 – Know About Jack (Slipmatt, Billy Daniel Bunter & Uncle Dugs Remix) 
02. Vanilla Ace & Dharkfunkh – What We Gonna Do?
03. Claptone feat George Kranz – The Drums (Din Daa Daa) (Original Mix) 
04. Franky Rizardo – Same Man (Original Mix) 
05. Full Control – Alright
06. Luca Debonaire & Leandro Da Silva – Pump That Beat (Luca Debonaire Remix) 
07. Josh Butler & Bontan – Call You Back (Original Mix) 
08. Waze & Odyssey – Down With Tha (Original Mix) 
09. Crazibiza, Terry Lex & Paradize Groove – Flawless
10. Discount Rhinos – City Shuffle
11. Dubfire – Roadkill
12. Tocadisco – Morumbi (Popof Remix) 
13. Yuga and Leandro Da Silva – Da House U (Original Mix) 
14. Armitage – This Goes Out To Ron Hardy
15. Crazibiza vs Eddie Amador – House Music (Jerome Robins Simple Mashup Mix) 

Wow! What a mix! Have you listened to this already? You should, this is the perfect music to wake up to. It’s Sunday, it’s boring, and we need something unique, something fresh and uplifting. I think I found it. Yes, waking up to Rave and Breakbeat is also really wicked, but let’s slow down today. Relax, and enjoy this chill out session by Slipmatt.

I love House music, but I think I’ve lost touch. I don’t know 99% of these artists. Even though I was into House since the early 90s, the last couple of years my attention has gone to other styles. Thanks to Slipmatt it’s time for me to get back into this wonderful style, and embrace it once again. There’s more to life than just Hardcore, eh?

You can hear throughout the mix that Slipmatt is enjoying himself. He’s really digging the tunes, and so am I. Which one is my favourite? ‘Flawless’. Such a dancefloor anthem. Like the original record which had the ‘Flawless’ lyrics in it.

Join me in saying ‘Happy birthday Slipmatt’, and play this mix out loud. I think the only way you can say ‘thank you for what you’ve done so far for the music industry’ is to play it out loud and make sure everyone around you listens too! My gran is listening to it, and she’s bouncing (nah, not really, but in my mind she is). Try and get people dancing this Sunday morning!

Slipmatt is not just a legend within the Hardcore/Rave scene. He’s an allround entertainer. That should be his job title….

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AoS – Almost Kinda Live At HardRush HU Edition (2017)

AoS - Almost Kinda Live At HardRush HU Edition (2017)

AoS – Almost Kinda Live At HardRush HU Edition (2017)

DJ: AoS
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore
Liveset Info: Almost Kinda Live At HardRush HU Edition
Length Liveset: 00:38:17
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 386 MB
File Type: .wav
Bitspeed: 1411kbps
More Information: AoS – Facebook Fanpage

A couple of weeks ago an event took place in the USA, which was focussed on the mighty label Hardcore Underground. One of the names on the line-up was AoS, who I’ve reviewed in the past for. For a strange reason nothing has come across my Facebook timeline, only via Soundcloud I was notified about something he posted recently. It might be interesting to you, a liveset from HardRush HU Edition.

If you haven’t heard or seen his name before, this might be your first introduction to AoS, but don’t worry at all, you will know a lot more towards the end of the mix. He has added a few of his own productions in this mix, to make sure that you know who he is and what he does. Sadly it’s only a short liveset, but it’s still worth a download and a listen.

I reckon this set wasn’t recorded at the event, but he wrote down the tracks he mixed together, and made the ‘set’ at home? I think that’s what it means when people say it’s kinda live?

tracklist

01. AoS – The Only Way
02. Scott Brown & Obie – Ultimate Form
03. Relect – Close Your Eyes
04. Dancelordz – Together (AoS & Denile Remix) 
05. Inspector Sands – Call Your Name (AoS Remix) 
06. AoS – Cena (2017 Edit) 
07. AoS – Pieces (2017 Mix) 
08. Brenergy & AoS – Wanna Be Loved
09. AoS – 815 (VIP Mix) 
10. AoS – Blast Em
11. Chris Ross – Heaven
12. Karl Future – Someday Soon (Darwin’s Indie HU Remix) 
13. Fracus & Darwin vs CLSM – Chime
14. AoS – Revive (2017 HardRush Edit) 

For me this party was a bit too far out for my wallet. I know I make a few bucks at my current employee, but it ain’t enough to get me a ticket to the States. Even though I want to. Maybe I should start a fundraising campaign? Maybe not, no-one would pledge a single penny haha.

Anyhow, this set. It’s got a lot of his own records in it. AoS is a producer you need to look out for. He’s got the style correct, he knows how to produce UK Hardcore the way we want it to be. I reckon he purchased a copy of Fracus & Darwin’s producing thingy and used bits from it. If not, and he’s done this on his own, credits to the man. It’s hard to capture the Hardcore sound.

AoS is the future. I’m liking the tracks he creates. I like his set, even though it ain’t live. I’m liking the diversity. This is a very, very nice set. We need more sets like this one. It’s uplifting, happy and cheerful. This was my first set on this dreadful Sunday morning, but it has changed my mood instantly!

Download this for free and share it with everyone you know!
Best record? ‘Pieces’. Love the vocals.

There might be a few tiny errors, but give him a break! All in all the set is good.

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2002 – 2006 Classic Hardstyle Mix – By Hardheadz (2017)

2002 - 2006 Classic Hardstyle Mix - By Hardheadz (2017)

2002 – 2006 Classic Hardstyle Mix – By Hardheadz (2017)

DJ: Hardheadz
Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Hard House, Hard Dance
Mix Info: 2002-2006 Classic Hardstyle Mix By Hardheadz
Length Mix: 01:32:22
Tracks: 20 (twenty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Scantraxx Recordz – Official Website

I’m on a roll today, listening to some older tracks and mixes. And mixes focussed on the golden years of a style. This time I’m listening to a mix dedicated to Scantraxx and the year between 2002 and 2006. Can’t believe that some of these tunes are between 11 and 15 years old! I can remember the years like they were yesterday. The music I listened to back then was this, Hardstyle/Hard House music. This was what dominated my life, when my passion for Hardcore faded away. And one of the labels that kept on pushing this new style forward was (and still is) Scantraxx Recordz.

This time machine that I’ve climbed into is a pleasant one. First I went back to the early 90s with a nice mix by Bass-D, and now we go forward to the early 00s, and this mix has been made by Hardheadz. I recognise the name, but that is all. I do know nothing, if I’m brutally honest. My love for Hardstyle has faded away during the last couple of years, so I’ve missed out of a lot of new artists. Or it could be that Hardheards has been in the game for a while and I simply not paid attention.

Anyhow, let’s focus on the mix. 20 tracks in an hour and a half mix. Well, it’s strictly speaking NOT hour and a half, because the last 5 a 6 minutes were silent. But you get your money’s worth. 20 wicked tracks, released by Scantraxx or one of its sublabels. You will love the tracklist.

tracklist

01. Taq 9 – Beatz In Time
02. Marc Arcadipane vs The Prophet – Stereo Killa
03. DJ Duro – Psycho
04. DJ Duro – Cocaine Motherfucker
05. The Prophet – Cocain Bizznizz
06. The Prophet vs Deepack – Stampuhh!!
07. Dana & The Prophet – Pump Dizz
08. Blademasterz – Masterblade
09. Headhunterz – The Sacrifice
10. The Prophet – OG Pimp
11. Headhunterz vs Abject – Scantraxx Rootz
12. A-Lusion – Re-Count
13. Unknown Analoq – Blackout (Brennan Heart Re-Edit) 
14. The Prophet vs Brennan Heart – Attakk
15. Headhunterz – Victim Of My Rage
16. The Prophet – Pornstar
17. Hardheadz – Wreck Thiz Place
18. Brennan Heart – Revival X
19. Headhunterz – Time To Rock
20. DJ Duro & The Prophet – Shizzle My Dizzle

How about that, Hardheadz has a record in this mix! Shame I didn’t pay attention at all lol. Hardheadz must have been in the scene for quite a while. Let’s blow off the dust from my collection and see if the name appears on those old collections. If so, my brain is slightly loosing it.

Focus on the mix, and the mix is good! You get so many records thrown at you, and I’m liking them all. Can’t believe they were released more than 10 years ago! They dominated my youth and the scene. Who can forget those memorable tunes by The Prophet, like ‘Stereo Killa’, ‘Pump Dizz’, ‘Stampuhh!!’ and more. We all have to admit that we went loose when we heard ‘Stampuhh!!’ coming through the speakers. And yes, if you were Dutch this record did the most for you, because the majority of the lyrics are Dutch. But it didn’t matter: the music spoke for itself.

The mix is good. Taking me back to when Hardstyle and Hard House were cutting edge, and exciting. Nowadays it has became slightly bland and boring, but back in the early 2000s labels such as Scantraxx made sure the records were fresh and dancefloor ready.

Hardheadz’s mix is dope. Nothing to comment about. Sit back, relax, and let the beats, basses and melodies come through your speakers. And admit: 2002-2006 were the golden years, without a shadow of a doubt!

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Bass-D – Multigroove Tribe Warm-up Mix (2017)

Bass-D - Multigroove Tribe Warm-up Mix (2017)

Bass-D – Multigroove Tribe Warm-up Mix (2017)

DJ: Bass-D
Genre/Style: Rave, Oldskool, Hardcore Techno, Techno, Gabber, Acid House, House
Mix Info: Multigroove Tribe Warm-up Mix
Length Mix: 02:35:01
Tracks: 84 (eighty-four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 354 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ Bass-D – Facebook Fanpage

You can say whatever you like, but if you like Oldskool and you are not following Bass-D or ever heard of him, you ain’t Hardcore mate. This is probably the biggest DJ in the scene when it comes to mixes, no one can beat his mixes. Check out his Soundcloud for hours of fun. The amount of mixes he has on there is staggering! This man knows how to please the listeners at home, and let’s not forget the ravers all over the world, seeing as he still plays at massive events. One of the most recent ones was Multigroove, which took place in February. And seeing as I’m a huge Oldskool fan, I am hitting myself in the head for not going, because the line-up is so amazing, it’s an Oldskool raver’s wet dream: The Prophet, Darkraver, Dano, Champ-e-on, CJ Bolland, Franky Jones, Deepack, Luna, Thera, Pavo, Buzz Fuzz, Jaydee, Fierce Rulling Diva, Spider, JP, Abraxas, Flamman, Voodoo Child, and many more. Sweet Lord, how come I’ve missed this event?

To promote this event he made this promo mix. And it’s yet another stunning mix. Yes, 84 records in 2 hours and 35 minute long mix. Bass-D was unstoppable. I seriously don’t know how he does it, but every mix he makes is good from the first to the last second. It’s jam packed with serious Oldskool anthems from several genres like Techno, Rave, Acid House and more. Not focussed on just the Hardcore side of life, but he plays a wide variety of music. That’s why Bass-D is liked by many and still plays at events such as Multigroove.

Credits to Bass-D to play these tunes most of us have forgotten about. This tracklist will blow your mind away, it will give you goosebumps and it will make you go through your collection and dig out those classic anthems on vinyl or CD again and play them out loud. Don’t worry, if they are unplayable, just press play on this mix, and you are instantly back in 1992.

tracklist

01. T99 – Anasthasia
02. Fierce Rulling Diva – Rubb It In
03. Beltram – Energy Flash
04. Sadomasy & DJ One – Body Motion
05. DHS – House Of God
06. Beltram – My Sound
07. Outlander – Vamp
08. Frequency – Kiss The Sky
09. N Joi – Adrenalin
10. Mainx – ’88 To Piano
11. Ramirez – Hablando
12. Trashman – Cosmotrash
13. Set Up System – Fairy Dust
14. Praga Khan – Injected With A Poison (Rehab Mix) 
15. Angel Ice – N’aie Pas Peur
16. Prodigy – Charly
17. Sequencial – Psychotronic
18. Parsimony – Evidence
19. Moka – Start This Record
20. Humanoid – Stakker Humanoid (Fsol Remix) 
21. Master Techno – My Noise
22. JNJ – The Ballet
23. 80 Aum – Stronger Than Steel
24. Two Pieces – Magic Bells
25. Speedy J – Something For Your Mind
26. Speedy J – Pull Over
27. Public Energy – Three O Three
28. Meng Syndicate – Sonar System (Speedy J Mix) 
29. World Party II – Forget It
30. Nighttripper – Tone Exploitation
31. Kicks Like A Mule – The Bouncer
32. Westbam – The Mayday Anthem
33. Maurizio Braccagni – Tribal Techno
34. Immaginazione 2 – La Musica Del Futuro
35. Edge Of Motion – Set Up 707
36. Ace The Space – Nine Is A Classic
37. IQ – Voodoo
38. Cnf – Go Piano
39. Bountyhunter – Bounty Hunter
40. Phandenberg – Één
41. Ramirez – Terapia (Ricci Mix) 
42. Private Productions – Looped
43. SL2 – On A Ragga Tip
44. Edge1 – Compnded
45. Digital Boy – This Is Motherfucker
46. Mike Dunn – Magic Feet (Edge Of Motion Mixx) 
47. Tellurians – The Navigator (Remix) 
48. Joe Inferno – Histeria
49. Maurizio Braccagni – Bass Solution
50. Caligula – Piano Junkie (Fab’s Gabber Mix) 
51. Holographic – Industrium
52. Aqua Contact – La Sirena
53. Yves De Ruyter – Rave City (Cherry Mix) 
54. T Vee – U Are A Sucker
55. 4 Nu Tek – The Universe
56. Crowd Control – Tranzformer (Frankfurt Mix) 
57. Robert Armani – Hit Hard
58. Yves De Ruyter – Calling Earth
59. Cherrymoon Trax – Let There Be House
60. Holographic – Tranzluzent
61. Rexanthony – For You Marlene (Technewbrain Interface Version) 
62. Rob Acid – Happy Answer
63. Maurizio Braccagni – Mosquito
64. Control DC – Ritmo Dell’ Diavolo
65. Hooligan – B.O.T.T.R.O.P.
66. Mescalinum United – We Have Arrived (The Mover Remix) 
67. Dominium – Let Your Mind (Bass Mix) 
68. Gizmo – Dirty Games (Faster Edition) 
69. Source Code – I’m Not A Number
70. Tribal Force – Huga Chaka
71. TNT – Brainwash Killer
72. TNT – Criminal Mind
73. Human Resource – Beyond The Edge
74. Final Analyzis – El Punto Final
75. Defcon Situation 1 – Brainwasher
76. Lt D’Amato – Sounds Of Frustration
77. Turntable Terror – King Of Rock (Only For The Headstrong Mix) 
78. Bountyhunter – Woops
79. Phrenetic System – Gigantic Accident
80. X Change – Ready To Rock
81. NRG – I Need Your Love (The Bionaut Remix) 
82. Bisart – Wrong Is Right (Franky Jones Remix) 
83. Phrenetic System – Fantasy
84. Bassomatic – Fascinating Rhythm (Lisa Loud Mix) 

Seriously, how awesome is this tracklist? We’ve forgotten about these gems really quickly, and it’s a shame we don’t hear them more often. They were part of my youth, this is the stuff I listened to when I was a teenager.

Bass-D made yet another awesome mix with shitloads of excellent tracks such as ‘Brainwash Killer’, ‘Criminal Mind’, ‘El Punto Final’, ‘Looped’, ‘Industrium’, ‘Compnded’, ’88 To Piano’, ‘Stakker Humanoid’, ‘Hablando’… and the list goes on. Sweet Lord, can’t believe these records are already seen as ancient. To me these tracks are timeless. If I had to choose between a event with current music or this music, Oldskool stuff, I would prefer the Oldskool stuff above everything else.

Of course I knew the majority of the records, but a few I didn’t, and that’s because I did not have the resources back in the 90s to buy everything. Bass-D could, and thanks to him he introduced me to a track which I never heard before, but instantly fell in love with: ‘Tone Exploitation’. What an ANTHEM and a half! Seriously, this blew my mind away!

I’m digging most tracks. Yeah, there were one or two cheesy records such as ‘Huga Chaka’ (whenever I hear that, it reminds me of an intro of House Party), or ‘B.O.T.T.R.O.P.’. I’m probably the only Oldskool lover who doesn’t like that track. Too weird, not my liking.

I can not express my happiness when I heard this mix for the first time. And thanks to Bass-D it’s going on my USB stick and a CD and on my phone and it will be played out loud for the next couple of weeks. And it’s also a reminder how awesome the 90s were, and that nothing can beat the music. And also that Bass-D is a boss. He should change his name to Boss-D.

Next Multigroove I shall be there. I will do my best. I need this music more than I need air.

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