Category: Livesets Reviews

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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Scot Project Live-set @ HCOTB 11-07-2015

Scot Project Live-set @ HCOTB 11-07-2015

Scot Project Live-set @ HCOTB 11-07-2015

DJ: Scot Project
Genre/Style: Hard Trance, Hard Style, Oldskool, Rave, Early Hardstyle
Liveset Info: Recorded @ HardClassics On The Beach 11-07-2015
Length Liveset: 01:00:31
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information : Scot Project – Facebook Fanpage

The internet is filled with billions of hours of music, splendid music. And it takes a while to actually find music you were looking for. For example: I was looking for some early Hardstyle/Hard House tunes, and by accident I came across this liveset by Scot Project (it’s not written well on Soundcloud nor on the flyer, it’s only with one ‘t’). This set was recorded at HardClassics On The Beach, on the 11th of July 2015. The line-up was good: Pavo, Scot Project, DHHD, Deepack, Luna, Daniele Mondello, Freestyle Maniacs, The Viper and more. With such a line-up the event must have been good, and according those who went (and rated the event on Partyflock), the event was very good!

One of those sets can be found on Soundcloud. Scot Project’s liveset. And you get what you were hoping for! For starters he played a few really oldskool classics, and after that he goes all in and plays the finest tunes you can get! Most of them being remixes by himself, but you can’t go wrong with him. Seriously, Scot Project has made so many great anthems, I prefer his tunes over any new Hardstyle/Hard Dance tracks. Come on, ‘L’ (I Want Your Love)…. can’t go wrong with that track.

The tracklist was kindly provided, and it’s a beauty. Call yourself a true Dance music lover? You will dig this a lot!

tracklist

01. The Ultimate Seduction – The Ultimate Seduction
02. Speedy J – Pullover
03. Mauro Picotto – Lizard
04. Derb – Derb
05. Hennes & Cold – The Second Trip (DJ Scot Project Remix) 
06. Mike Dragon – Orange Song (Emphasis Hardclub Mix) 
07. Yakooza – Cocaine (DJ Scot Project Remix) 
08. Derb – DFC (DJ Scot Project Remix) 
09. Thomas Rubin – Cold Night (DJ Scot Project Remix) 
10. Beam vs Cyrus – Thunder In Paradise
11. Twister’s Silence – Listen To Me Mama (DJ Scot Project Remix) 
12. Marcel Woods – Advanced (DJ Scot Project’s Set You Free Remix 2006) 
13. DJ Scot Project – FM2
14. Walt – Let The Music Play
15. Showtek – Expansion

Sweet Lord, what a tracklist!!! Impressive tracks, Scot Project has picked most of his own remixes, but they are so f**king worth it! Look at the track, just look at them!

For crying out loud, why can’t they make music as good as these tunes? When I first fell in love with it, it must have been the early 2000s. And still they demolish my braincells. I love so many tracks in this mix, such as ‘The Second Trip’, ‘Cocaine’, ‘Cold Night’ (the drop is IMMENSE),’Listen To Me Mama’, but the one that does the most damage to my emotions is ‘FM2′. The one track I can’t remember, or maybe never heard of before.

There might be small errors in this set, but I forgive Scot Project. He makes up with a shitload of dancefloor smashers! When these tunes dominated the dance scene I was raving the night away, and hearing these tunes coming at me full blast! These tunes dominated my youth, and to this day they make me smile from ear to ear!

A wonderful, exciting, and all in all a beauty of a set! I should search for more Scot Project, I need to take a time machine trip at least once a day, those early days can not be beaten. Quality over quantity, and Scot Project was the man to go to, to make an excellent remix. This set is sublime!

No I’ve changed my mind about the best record. Sorry Scot, ‘Cold Night’ still has the drop that no one saw coming. Or the build up that no one has ever improved (because it’s ace). Yep, ‘Cold Night’. All day!

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Pat B – Reverze Flashback 2016 Liveset

Pat B - Reverze Flashback 2016 Liveset

Pat B – Reverze Flashback 2016 Liveset

DJ: Pat B
Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Jumpstyle
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Reverze Flashback 2016
Length Liveset: 00:45:03
Tracks: 88 (eighty-eight)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 103 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Pat B – Facebook Fanpage

When you browse for hours online and you find mixes so dope, you can’t stay offline. I found one, which will blow your mind away, and this time it’s no joke. It’s a set by DJ Pat B, a familiar name, recorded last year at Reverze Flashback, and it’s a 45 minute long set, with 88 tracks…wait, before we continue, let’s underline the 88 tracks. 88 tracks! That’s impressive. That’s what got my attention in the first place, because of the awesome tracklist. Second of all I became interested in a diverse mix. I’ve been hearing Pat B bits and bobs here and there, but never really heard a liveset. Well, today things are about to change!

I was waiting for a good Jumpstyle mix, but to find a set by Pat B, with a shit load of Jumpstyle tracks in it, I wasn’t ready for that. But not only can you find Jumpstyle tracks, but also a few Hardstyle tracks, and also an added bonus, which I will talk about in a minute. For now let’s focus on the liveset, which was recorded at Reverze last year, but it was called ‘Deception’, and yet this mix is called ‘Flashback’? I don’t get it, but maybe that’s because I’ve never been there. Maybe it’s the after party?

Anyway, however you look at this set, you’ve got to embrace the big task that Pat B had, to mix so many great tracks together. And the one bonus I was talking about earlier: you can hear the crowd interacting with Pat B. I seriously love that! The crowd should always be heard on each liveset. And when you hear the crowd loose themselves as much as they did during Pat B’s set, you know he did an excellent set!

Here we go, finger arthritis (or however you spell it) will happen….

tracklist

01. Marshall Masters – Stereo Murder (Pat B’s Reverze Intro) 
02. Cherrymoon Trax – Acid Dream (The Prophet Remix) 
03. Da Bootleggers – Fresh Beats
04. Dr Rude & Qatja S – Clean N Crunchy
05. Jack & The Ripper – Whores In The House
06. Dark-E – Happy Hookers
07. G-Swatt – It’s Gonna Be Da Beat
08. Da Boy Tommy – Halloween
09. DJ Mystery – Punani
10. Da Rick – Rumble
11. DJ Liberty – Explode
12. Boon-T – Lobotomyx
13. DJ Skep – Hangova
14. Dr Rude – All The Girls
15. Chicago Zone & Ronald V – Acid
16. Coone & Ronald V – This Is Dirty
17. Coone – Doggystyle
18. Dr Rude & Pat B – Time Flies
19. Q-ic – No Good
20. Dune – Hardcore Vibes
21. Madtraxx – In The Future (Binum Remix) 
22. Paul Elstak – Brohym
23. Ruthless & Vorwerk – Not This Record
24. Cokeman – Snigg
25. Coone – Love
26. Lethal MG – Going Wilder
27. Mark With A K – Flying High
28. Da Bootleggers – Bitches & Ho’s
29. CJ Warez – Popcorn
30. David Guetta – Love Is Gone (Pat B Remix) 
31. Lethal MG – Youeternal
32. Candyman – My Beat
33. Felix Project – On The Floor
34. Binum – Chapter One (Greg C Remix) 
35. Dr Rude – Tetris
36. Davoodi – Move Yo Ass
37. Dr Phunk & iTraxx – Little Jimmy
38. Chicago Zone & Ladyboy – Intrragation
39. Evil Activities – Nobody Said It Was Easy
40. Mark With A K – Oasis
41. DJ Basik – Kingpin
42. Klaps – The Return
43. Mark With A K – Try My Loving
44. DJ Liberty – Liquid Is Liquid
45. Binum – Lethal Industry
46. Tranceball – Tranceball (Coone Remix) 
47. Oxley – The New Generation
48. Kamiz – Kamiz Song
49. Ruthless – Big Dirty Sky Liquid
50. D.H.T. – 1.2.3. Jumpin’ Time
51. Bestien – What We Breath For
52. Davoodi – 9mm
53. Mark With A K – Rainbow In The Sky
54. Davoodi & Bestien – Puffin Bluntz
55. Thunderball – Bonzai Channel One
56. Pat B – R&B Sucks
57. Derp – Derp (Teka B Bootleg) 
58. Massiv – Ass For Cash
59. Dany BPM & Qatja S – Bass Droppin’
60. Fenix – Mindfucked
61. Fenix – 6 Days
62. Dr Rude – Funky Bootleg
63. Fenix & Lethal MG – Balearic Nightmare
64. Demoniak – This Is Porno
65. Doug Van Zant – Organ Line (Toxwen Remix) 
66. Jamie Dill – Engine
67. Solaxx – Harvester
68. DJ Gio – Gods Of Hell
69. Rudy Sunders – Pump Up My Pussy
70. Coone & Ruthless – We Don’t Care
71. Showtek – FTS
72. Headhunterz – Reloaded Part 2
73. Showtek – Partylover
74. Noisecontrollers – Crump
75. The R3bels – Keep The Rhythm
76. Headhunterz – Subsonic
77. Mr Puta – Green Stuff
78. Technoboy – Voices
79. D-Block & S-Te-Fan – Music Made Addict
80. The Beholder & Zany – Bleeding For The Harder Styles
81. Zazafront – Dikke Vette Bassplaat
82. Zany & Pavo – Our Destination
83. D-Block & S-Te-Fan – Ride With Uz
84. Southstylerz – Pounding Senses (Deeper Inside Remix) 
85. Bulldozer Project – Arise
86. The Prophet – H3y Twisted World (Pat B & Miss Puss Bootleg) 
87. Eddy Wally – Cherie
88. Deepack & The Prophet – Stampuh!!!

And after typing this I had to take a short break. Sweet Lord, this has hurt my fingers.

Pat B does it extremely well, and I’ve got to give the man all the credits he should get. This is an effortless set, and how the hell he did it is still a mystery to me. How can you mix so good and not make one mistake? I haven’t spotted one, and I’ve been listening to this mix again and again!

I love the crowd’s interaction, and I love the records. All of them. Yes, even the ‘Cherie’ one. This is to me as great as the ‘Sensation White & Black Megamix 2002′, during which you heard the crowd screaming out loud too, and you would hear the finest tunes coming through your speakers.

This had everything I wanted, this has seriously ended my weekend in a good way. A smile from ear to ear. Pat B is a boss, a serious boss. Who needs cake throwing idiots or f**king celebrities mixing when you’ve got Pat B?

Download this mix right now, and burn it onto a disc / plug your phone onto the computer and add it to the memory card. This is a set you really want to hear when you are on your way to work the next 5 days!

Best track? Can’t pick. How can you pick? Too many to choose from. Aargh.

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Cruze & MC Frikshon Live @ WTJJ 2016

Cruze & MC Frikshon live @ WTJJ 2016

Cruze & MC Frikshon live @ WTJJ 2016

DJ: Cruze
MC: Frikshon
Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, UK Hardcore, Oldskool, Rave
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Welcome To The Jungle 06-08-2016
Length Liveset: 00:50:03
Tracks: 13 (thirteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 114 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: DJ Cruze / MC Frikshon – Facebook Fanpage

It’s Saturday, and what’s the most logical thing to do? Correct, chill out and listen to your favourite style. Mine is obviously Hardcore, and I woke up especially for this mix (not really, couldn’t sleep really). Ran to my computer, turned it on, and been listening to it since. Blasting out the Hardcore at 8 o’clock on a Saturday morning. How lovely can life be? A nice cup of coffee and breakfast, and my life’s superb.

This liveset was recorded last year at ‘Welcome To The Jungle’, and the DJ in question is DJ Cruze, accompanied by MC Frikshon behind the microphone. It’s a short set, only 50 minutes long, but it contains a lot of amazing tracks by well established names. It’s mainly focussed on the happy side of Hardcore, from Dutch to UK Happy Hardcore can be found in this mix. And I think the tracklist will please you as much as it did me.

tracklist

01. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Wonderful Days
02. Hopscotch – Midnight Express (Steamtrain)
03. Silk Cuts 6 – Soul Of An Angel
04. Force & Styles – All Over
05. Demo & DNA – Wildstyle
06. DJ Dodgy – The Stomper
07. Critical Mass – Burning Love (DJ Ham Hard Mix) 
08. DJ Seduction – So In Love (DNA Remix) 
09. Dougal & Mickey Skeedale – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
10. Silk Cuts 8 – Forgiven
11. Scott Brown – Healing Mind
12. Force & Styles – Follow Me
13. Paul Elstak – Luv U More

A very good looking tracklist, and it’s funny to see that the first and last track and the one exactly in the middle is proper Dutch, and the others are British. It’s like he planned that, and it worked.

The tracks are good. They brought back some good memories from the 90s, dancing the night away. Not every track is liked by yours truly, don’t like ‘Midnight Express’, but that’s just me. It’s a personal thing.

MC Frikshon does his best to hype up the crowd, and he does it well (as usual). His voice can be clearly heard during this recording, sometimes you hear him better than the music. The quality of the recording isn’t really great sadly, you can still feel the vibe, but it lacks the oomph, if you know what I mean.

Great tracks, great MC, shite recording lol. Could be an issue on my side, or maybe it is indeed not good. But don’t let that fool you: go and listen to this liveset, and let Cruze take you on a cruise through time (see what I did there?)

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