Category: Livesets Reviews

Vince & Stylo – Pandemonium – Physical Readmission (16-11-2013)

Vince & Stylo - Pandemonium - Physical Readmission (16-11-2013)

Vince & Stylo – Pandemonium – Physical Readmission (16-11-2013)

DJs: Vince & Stylo
Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Early Rave, Hardcore, Gabber
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Pandemonium – Physical Readmission (16-11-2013)
Length Liveset: 00:53:43
Tracks: 32 (thirty-two)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 122 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Cyndium – Official Website

During the last couple of weeks my timeline on Soundcloud has been a bit odd. From Trance to Techno, and now oldskool Hardcore/Early Hardcore. But this morning I woke up with my laptop on my lap, and I wanted to hear something that reminded me of my younger days. One liveset emerged, and I was curious enough about it, so I gave it a go. It was a liveset recorded at Pandemonium – Physical Readmission back in 2013, and the DJs who were behind the decks were Vince and Stylo. Now as I said it’s packed with the Early Hardcore stuff, that’s exactly what I wanted to hear on this sunny Monday morning.

Don’t know much about both DJs. I’ve seen DJ Vince’s name before, no doubt about that. But Stylo? Not really. So let’s focus on the music, which in this case is much more important than anything else. And the stuff they’ve selected for their set is actually quite good. I thought I knew literally every tunes from the early days, but I was clearly wrong: even in this day and age I learn new music. I reckon about 50% of the tunes are new to me. And that fascinates me. And makes me happy, no doubt about that. ‘New’ music always excites me, especially when it takes me back to my bedroom during the 90s.

The tracklist is a thing of beauty. I reckon you want to see it.

tracklist

01. DJ Delirium & DJ Hypertech – The Funky Skunk
02. DJ Alex – Say What?
03. BC Kid – Wild And Wonderful
04. Terror Arnold – Terror In Frankfurt
05. Ectomorph – The Fall Of Babylon
06. Flamman & Abraxas – Drugs (Juggernaut Mix) 
07. DJ Rob & Tim B – Two Freaks In The Factory
08. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Live In London (DJ Paul Remix) 
09. Tellurian – Vortex
10. Omar Santana – From The Darkside
11. Tango vs DJ Vince – TV
12. Promo – Cheating Bitch
13. Sounds Of Doom – Gravity Will Take Ya
14. Crypt – The 9th Circle
15. DJ Ricci – The Symbol
16. Shadowlands Terrorist – Impossible To Lose
17. Knightvision – Humanoid
18. Ultimate Buzz feat MC Bee – On A Mission (Acappella) 
19. Tellurian – Kick That Shit
20. Leviathan – Yes, No
21. Tellurian – Don’t Stop
22. Raveman – R.A.V.E.M.A.N.
23. Boom Service – I Am The Leader
24. Fazer – When I’m Gone
25. DJ Rob – Caveman
26. Bruyaa & Ozonic – Seawolf
27. Twins Artcore – Freaky
28. True Hardliners – Fuckin’ Noise
29. DJ Waxweazle – Brainscan
30. Boom Terrorism – Untitled (The Return EP)
31. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Verrotted
32. R Wagner – Final Revolution

A masterful tracklist. I seriously have never heard half of these tunes before. Thankfully with livesets such as this one you can hear these well known tunes again, and those who most of us forgotten about (or never heard before). Look at the amount of awesome tracks by names such as Tellurian, Rob, Waxweazle, Omar Santana, Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo, Delirium, and the list goes on.

During the record from time to time it all fades. Don’t know why, maybe they were playing a track which they weren’t allowed to play, or maybe due to copyright reasons they decided not to put it on Soundcloud, I don’t know.

The tracks are good. From the really Early stuff to the Millennium Hardcore, you can find everything in here. And it sounds good to hear after so many years. A bit of this and that, and Vince and Stylo do their best to get the crowd hyped up throughout the night, back in 2013.

There are some small mixing issues, but nothing major. Acceptable issues lol.

A very strong liveset with tons of awesome records. My favourite? Well, ‘Yes, No’. Even after so many years this still has a big impact on me. The recording level is quite low, but you can still hear the impact Leviathan’s record has.

A good set. Got a few glitches here and there, but all in all a very entertaining set. Good listening material for this boring Monday morning.

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Da Tweekaz @ Defqon 1 – 2017

Da Tweekaz @ Defqon 1 - 2017

Da Tweekaz @ Defqon 1 – 2017

Act: Da Tweekaz
Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Happy Hardstyle, Euphoric Hardstyle, UK Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Defqon.1 2017
Length Liveset: 00:57:22
Tracks: 19 (nineteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 134 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Da Tweekaz – Facebook Fanpage

The last couple of months I’ve been on Facebook a lot, and the UK Hardcore community has gone nuts when they found out that Darren Styles was going to play at Defqon.1 in the Netherlands. Was it the breakthrough we as UK Hardcore fans were hoping for? Would UK Hardcore become bigger, would it finally be recognised for its strength and its diversity? Well, in a way yes, but in another way no. But I’ll get there in a minute. The set you are about to listen to is the set by Da Tweekaz (alone) at Defqon.1, and as you can tell by looking at the picture, they’ve had a wonderful time!

I’ve not listened to a mix or a set by Da Tweekaz before, but I’ve seen tracks in other people’s mixes before. Today is the day when I’m going to indulge myself into their world, and immediately I notice a pattern: they make Hardstyle, but they make it quite happy. You’ll see it, when you read through the tracklist. It’s not the rough and raw stuff, but the more uplifting and as I said happy. Shouldn’t they rename it to Happy Hardstyle?

The people at Defqon.1 can be heard throughout the set, singing along all their tunes. If I’d be there, I would look stupid, because I don’t know a single lyric. I would just ad lib like a complete tool. Well, a few tunes I know, but that said, the crowd knows literally every song! And that’s impressive!

Let me show you the tracklist!

tracklist

01. Tweekacore x Darren Styles – Partystarter (Da Tweekaz 150 Mix) 
02. Coone & Da Tweekaz vs Headhunterz – D.W.X. Reignites (DT Mashup) 
03. Eiffel 65 – Blue (Team Defqon Edit) 
04. Da Tweekaz – Tequila (Loco Edit) 
05. Paul Elstak – Luv U More (Da Tweekaz x Gammer Flip) 
06. Da Tweekaz – How Far I’ll Go
07. Da Tweekaz – Tweekay16 (HB Edit) 
08. Da Tweekaz – The Hanging Tree
09. Code Black x Da Tweekaz x Adrenalize – Heart Like Mine
10. Da Tweekaz – Wodka (2016 Edit) 
11. Da Tweekaz x Darren Styles – Heroes (T2S Edit) 
12. TheFatRat – The Calling (Da Tweekaz Remix) 
13. Darren Styles – Us Against The World (Da Tweekaz Remix) 
14. Da Tweekaz vs Forever Lost – #Tweekay14 (DQ17 Samba Edit) 
15. Da Tweekaz – Frozen (2016 Edit) 
16. Da Tweekaz – Komon
17. Da Tweekaz – Game Of Thrones (2017 Edit) 
18. Da Tweekaz x Sub Sheeran Project – Shape Of DRKNSS
19. Da Tweekaz – Little Red Riding Hood (Tweekacore Edit) 

There’s a lot of their own productions in here. Wow. And also a few tracks with Darren Styles or Gammer. That’s good. Keeping the UK Hardcore sound alive.

The crowds are loving it. They keep on singing along. I reckon there were quite a few hands in the air. Da Tweekaz are keeping the crowd entertained with their tunes. And there are a few good tracks in here, like ‘The Calling’, ‘How Far I’ll Go’, ‘Heroes’, ‘Us Against The World’, etc. If you were there, you must have experienced something extremely good!

But I wonder if they do take themselves serious from time to time? ‘Wodka’? ‘Blue’? ‘Luv U More’? ‘Frozen’? These tracks are not my thing, they are too cheesy, and I’m Dutch so normally we like our music to be cheesy, but this was too much for me. Maybe when they made these tunes they were enjoying life a lot, and decided to create silly records. I don’t know, but these aren’t my thing.

Best record? ‘Us Against The World’. Or ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Or ‘Shape Of DRKNSS’. Maybe because I like my music to be a bit rougher. And not silly.

It’s good that UK Hardcore artists have joined forces with Da Tweekaz, but it doesn’t make it sound like the original sound at all anymore. I hope that DS and Gammer know which direction to lead the scene. But please, no ‘Blue’ or anything similar. The chees-fest time should be behind us.

I liked the set a lot. But these cheesy tunes weren’t my thing. And them shouting through the microphone. Ban the microphone forever. Only at UK Hardcore festivals should they be allowed lol. Not at the world’s biggest Hardstyle event.

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Tiësto – Full Set @ EDC 2017

Tiësto - Full Set @ EDC 2017

Tiësto – Full Set @ EDC 2017

DJ: Tiësto
Genre/Style: EDM
Liveset Info: Recorded @ EDC 2017 Las Vegas
Length Liveset: 01:28:10
Tracks: 44 (fourty-four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: DJ Tiësto – Facebook Fanpage

There’s one DJ who doesn’t need an introduction at all, he’s been at the top of many ‘best DJ of the year’ lists, including the famous DJ Mag 100. He became number 1 in the world when he made Trance music, and now he’s focussed on spreading EDM music to the masses. Might still not like his decision, but it has paid off for him. Playing at a sold out EDC Las Vegas this year, he has proven himself again to the world that this choice was a damn good one, because if you look at the picture above, you see thousands of people loosing it. He’s still one of the most popular DJs to come out of our little country, The Netherlands.

I remember the night when he played at Innercity back in 2000 (was it 2000? I reckon it was). That’s 17 years ago, and around that time his name started to rise the ranks. He became hotter and hotter, and 17 years later he still plays out all over the world. From his own night to playing at the biggest event in the world (well, one of them). He’s seen it all and done it all. At EDC this year he made sure the people there would witness something good. Playing the well known tunes, including a few of his own productions/remixes. The tracklist is quite long, and after typing it I might need to go to hospital, because my fingers will hurt.

tracklist

01. Tiësto & The Chainsmokers – Split (Only U)
02. John Christian – The Grimm
03. Curbi X Mesto – BRUH
04. Tiësto & Sevenn – BOOM
05. John Christian – Flight 643
06. Tiësto vs Junkie Kid & Shelboy – Traffic Shock (Christopher Ramirez Mashup) 
07. DJ Jean – The Launch (Olly James Remix) 
w/ Mightyfools – Footrocker (Get Your, Get Your Hands Up Acappella) 
08. Tiësto & Diplo – C’mon (ID Remix) 
09. DJ KUBA & NEITAN & Nicci vs Icona Pop & Charlie XCX – Drop The Beat vs I Love It (Chunky Dip & Jesse James Mashup) 
10. Afrojack & Kryder & Tom Staar vs Deniz Koyo & Zedd vs Starkillers & Alex Kenji & Alesso – Can’t Stop The Pressure Spectrum (Dzeko & Torres Longest Edit Ever Edit) 
11. Alesso & Sebastian Ingrosso vs Otto Knows – Calling vs Million Voices
w/ Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl feat Georgi Kay – In My Mind (Axwell Mix) 
12. Zedd feat Foxes – Clarity (Tiësto Remix) 
13. Martin Garrix & Tiësto – The Only Way Is Up
14. Tiësto & KSHMR feat Talay Riley – Harder
15. Post Malone feat Quavo – Congratulations (Dzeko Remix) 
16. Miley Cyrus – Malibu (Tiësto Remix) 
17. Tiësto feat Tegan & Sara – Feel It In My Bones (Riggi & Piros Remix) 
18. ID – ID
19. Tiësto & KSHMR feat VASSY – Secrets
20. Tiësto & DallasK – Show Me
21. VINAI – Our Style
22. Dzeko – Maria
23. Tiësto – Maximal Crazy (ID Remix) 
24. Dzeko & Torres feat Delaney Jane – L’amour Toujours (Tiësto Edit) 
25. Reece Low & SCNDL – Sprungkraft
26. Ookay – Thief (DIV/IDE Remix) 
w/ Ookay – Thief
27. Aazar – Lay It Down
28. Kanye West feat Desiigner – Father Stretch My Hands Part 2
w/ FelMax – Robin
29. Black Eyed Peas – Pump It (SWACQ Remix) 
30. Dzeko feat Brynn Elliot – California
31. Tiësto feat Michel Zitron – Red Lights (Hungry Man Fun Man Remix) 
32. The Killers – Mr. Brightside (Two Friends Remix) 
33. Tiësto & Calvin Harris – Century (Acappella) 
w/ Corporate Slackers feat Emma Zander – Electric Sky
34. Kygo & Selena Gomez – It Ain’t Me (Tiësto AFT:HRS Remix) 
35. Tiësto feat Matthew Koma – Wasted
w/ Tiësto feat Matthew Koma – Wasted (Ummet Ozcan Remix) 
w/ Garmiani – Bomb A Drop
36. Showtek & Justin Prime – Cannonball
37. Riggi & Piros – ID
38. Blasterjaxx – No Sleep
39. VAVO vs Tony Igi – Astronomia 2K17
40. DVBBS & MOTi – This Is Dirty
41. Borgore & Caked Up – Tomahawk
42. Planet Funk – Chase The Sun (ID Remix) 
43. KSHMR feat Sidnie Tipton – Wildcard (Coone Remix) 
44. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & Martin Garrix – Tremor (Sensation 2014 Anthem) (Snavs Trap Remix) 

Now that’s a tracklist and a half! Sweet Lord, Tiësto crammed in as much records as he could! And the result was indeed an extremely long tracklist. My fingers hurt a lot now, thanks for that!

You can say whatever you want, but he knows how to get the people hyped up. There are some slammers in here, so damn good. But then you find records such as ‘L’amour Toujours’, ‘Maria’, ‘Malibu’ etc. OMG, I knew that the EDM was diverse, but to copy that masterful record from Marshall Masters or Gigi D’Agostino and give it this treatment is disgraceful. This sounds nothing like the original, and it doesn’t do the originals any justice. And let’s not talk about ‘Malibu’, what a dull track.

I would have thought that a set by Tiësto would be awesome, but sadly this is not what I was expecting. This is quite dull and boring. They are good tunes, but not ground breaking tunes. Maybe a handful records have made me move a bit harder and faster, but the majority are quite dull. I’m sorry, Tiësto is a legend, but this mix is absolutely dull. After an hour and a half I wanted nothing more than to listen to anything else.

Maybe EDM isn’t my favourite style anymore. Maybe it’s going into a direction I don’t want to go to. This was dull. Sorry Thijs.

Maybe I’m not in love with what Tiësto does. I kind of like Marshmello more, he’s there to blow everyone away, and make sure they keep on shaking their heads, wondering what’s about to happen. This was as dull as watching Andre Rieu play in Maastricht…. and I’m from Limburg!

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Doughboy – Live at Bubble Bobble 9 (AZ) (2017)

Doughboy - Live at Bubble Bobble 9 (AZ) (2017)

Doughboy – Live at Bubble Bobble 9 (AZ) (2017)

DJ: Doughboy
Genre/Style: Trapcore, EDMCore, UK Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Bubble Bobble 9 (2017)
Length Liveset: 00:54:08
Tracks: 26 (twenty-six)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 123 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ Doughboy – Facebook Fanpage

I’ve never heard of Doughboy, and don’t have a clue who he is. Maybe he’s Super Mario’s little nephew? Whoever he is, he’s a massive name from Seattle. He’s worked with labels such as KFA, Contagious Records, Justice Hardcore, Venom Drive and more. Maybe I have seen his name before, but it never stuck on me. Don’t know why, but today I saw a mix on Soundcloud, made by the doughy man, which was recorded at an event called ‘Bubble Bobble 9′. Again, I know nothing about the DJ, or even the event, but it’s time for me to indulge myself into his wonderful world.

This set contains several styles, but it’s called Trapcore. A wide genre, in which anything can happen. And not only do you find tracks by well known names such as Spyro, Alex Prospect, Zero Hero, MOB & Enemy, but also a few of his own productions. So this introduction is quite a good one, you get to hear how he mixes and what he produces. And truth be told, if you get to work with one of the biggest superstars in the UK Hardcore scene Alex Prospect, you must have some talent.

The tracklist was kindly added, so let’s see what called ‘Trapcore’ nowadays…

tracklist

01. Buku – Front To Back (Bassnectar Remix)  
02. Zero Hero – Back Again
03. MOB & Enemy – Get Up
04. Spyro – Original Bad Boy
05. Spyro – Don’t Let Me Down (Bootleg) 
06. Alex Prospect x Wilson – Tremors 2017
07. DJ Sike – Bongo Bong (Doughboy Remix) 
08. Skrillex & Jauz – Squad Out (Callum Higby Remix) 
09. Spyro – Throwin’ Hunna
10. Alex Prospect & Spyro – Up 2 No Good
11. Mitomoro & Doughboy – Burn Up
12. Flux Pavilion & NGHTMRE feat Jamie Lewis – Feel Your Love (Late Remix) 
13. Keys N Krates feat Katy B – Save Me
14. Marshmello – Alone (Doughboy Edit) 
15. Spyro – How Deep Is Your Love (Bootleg) 
16. Major Lazer & Bad Royale – My Number (Callum Higby Edit) 
17. Alex Prospect – Need U 100% 2017
18. Falcore & Doughboy – Bout Dis Lyfe
19. Alex Prospect & Doughboy – Hustle
20. Alex Prospect x Spyro – Intoxicated
21. Rain Man & Krysta Youngs – Habit (Callum Higby Remix) 
22. Mitomoro – RAVE TOOL 69
23. Keys N Krates feat Aqui – Nothing But Space
24. Spyro – Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit
25. Flux Pavilion feat Cammie Robinson – Pull The Trigger
26. Outforce & Hartshorn feat MC Riddle – Keep It Mello (Doughboy Remix) 

This set is really entertaining. I’ve not heard many Trapcore mixes before, but it’s entertaining. It contains a bit from both worlds, the UK Hardcore scene and the growing EDM scene. And TCD is liking it a lot!

I must say that Doughboy’s set is really good, even though I have never heard or seen the name before. Or heard of the event. But that’s not anything bad to be brutally honest. It’s all about the music, and the music is bouncy. Quite catchy. And I think that Doughboy is or a fan of Spyro or Alex Prospect, you find a lot of their tracks in his liveset.

If I had any more information regarding the event I would have shared it with you all. Instead of, let me just say to you to press play and enjoy this Trapcore set.

I can’t find anything wrong with this set. The tracks are quite good! The best track? ‘Burn Up’.

Time to get excited, let’s see if I can find more Trapcore stuff. I need more, and I want more!!!!

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