Category: Livesets Reviews

Supremacy 2015 | Warface

Supremacy 2015 | Warface

Supremacy 2015 | Warface

Artist: Warface
Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Rawstyle, Hard Rawstyle
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Supremacy 2015
Length Liveset: 00:46:23
Tracks: 17 (seventeen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Art Of Dance – Official Website

Today was one of those days I wanted to hear something rougher and tougher. I found exactly that! Not really as hard as Terror or Speedcore, but still hard enough for my ears and rough enough. I looked at this set on Soundcloud, and immediately pressed play. I had to listen to this, I simply had to, because it’s a set by Warface, which was recorded at Supremacy 2015. Held on the 26th of September 2015, the line-up was insane. Let me just name a few: Radical Redemption, Ran-D, Adaro, Digital Punk, E-Force, Miss K8, Delete VIP, Luna, and more. One event you simply had to witness and visit: no reason for you to stay at home, what’s there to do at home?

I’ve seen Warface’s name fly by every so often, but I know nothing about the artist. I’m not a walking Wikipedia, am I? Or a walking Discogs. Wish I was, so I would use my knowledge to make these reviews more professional. But anyhow, Warface. A name you’ve probably seen/heard before. I haven’t, I left the Netherlands when Rawstyle became huge, and I think that I’ve made a mistake: should have stayed in NL. But we can’t change the past, can we? At least I’ve got the internet and my good ol’ friend mister Soundcloud.

The set is rough and tough, exactly how you like it. Am I lying in saying that? I’m not, am I?

tracklist

01. Warface – The Violent Storm
02. Warface feat Eric Dumont – Voice Of Addiction
03. Warface & MC Nolz – Eternal Darkness
04. Warface & The Geminizers – Path To Extinction
05. Warface & Digital Punk – Unleash War
06. Titan & Warface – Sentinel
07. Warface – Fuck You, Pay Me!
08. Warface – H8 M3 9
09. Warface – Heretics
10. Warface & E-Force – Disphoria
11. Warface & N-Vitral – Fuck The Drum Machine
12. Warface feat Superior – Beyond Aggression
13. Warface & Luna – Warzone
14. Warface – Deception
15. Warface – Mutilate & Destroy
16. Warface & Delete – The Baddest
17. Warface – Everlasting Fire

Doesn’t the tracklist look good? If you were looking for a lot of Warface, you don’t need to look any further. I seriously mean it, don’t look no further, this is really all you need on this boring and dreadful Monday afternoon/evening!

There are some amazing tracks in this mix, ‘Warzone’ is truly a wicked track.  ‘Unleash War’… and the list goes on. Warface does bring something unique to the table, and it’s ground breaking. And also speaker breaking, let’s not forget that! Warface does know how to create tracks, and they are very interesting, and they make the ravers loose themselves.

Two tracks aren’t my cup of tea, one of them because there are guitars in it (‘Beyond Aggression’) and the other being that the ‘singing’ bit sounds so off. Kind of ruined the track, but that’s just my opinion, isn’t it?

Favourite track? Simple answer: ‘Mutilate & Destroy’.

All in all an amazing set. This made my body move, and I do mean each fibre in it. I don’t hear Rawstyle sets often, but I should. They keep me going, they do. Warface’s set made my Monday much better, and much more exciting. Sadly no download, but still the ‘press-play’ option. So press play, and don’t waste your precious time!

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Vendetta 2015 – Live Bass-D

Vendetta 2015 - Live Bass-D

Vendetta 2015 – Live Bass-D

DJ: Bass-D
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Happy Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Vendetta 2015
Length Liveset: 00:59:22
Tracks: 28 (twenty-eight)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 135 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Bass-D – Facebook Fanpage

Do you sometimes feel something in your stomache, and you don’t know what it is? It’s like a hunger, but not for food, but for music. Today I woke up and I was craving Hardcore, but not present day Hardcore, but Oldskool. Not really old old, but more mid-90s Hardcore. And if you are craving for that, you only need to go to Bass-D, this man is deeply in love with that kind of music. Back in 2015 he was asked to play at Vendetta in room 2, alongside artists such as Promo, Panic, Rob & MC Joe, Yves and more. The end result of this event was ‘very good’, and if you have the same lust for mid-90s Hardcore, let this liveset entertain you on this boring Sunday!

As you would expect Bass-D crammed in a few awesome tracks in an hour mix. Not like other mixes I’ve heard, in which he crammed 6879764 tracks in 1 hour, but this will do. 28 tracks, 1 hour, and the finest Hardcore beats flying through your speakers. Yes, they might be the most well known tracks of the 90s, but I still love them to bits. Tracks by Buzz Fuzz, Bodylotion, Tschabos, RTC, Lockjaw and more.

You know, I reckon his collection is seriously impressive. Bass-D always impresses me with every set that he plays. He was one of the earliest DJs in the scene, so his collection must be huge. And it’s good to hear that they are still played out loud.

tracklist

01. Bass-D & King Matthew – In The Mix (Intro Cut) 
02. Masoko Solo – Pessa Pessa (Buzzy Goes BZRK Remix) 
03. Gizmo – The Guestlist
04. Rotterdam Terror Corps – Horror (Buzzy Fuzz Remix) 
05. Ferocious – Everybody Reach To The Top
06. Baba Nation – Paranoia
07. E-Rick & Tactic – We Won’t Stop Rocking
08. Buzz Fuzz – Don’t U Cry
09. Lockjaw – Deep In The Underground
10. Square Dimensione – Brand New Dance
11. OG’s – Tik Tak
12. Molella – Originale Radicale Musicale (Stunned Guys Remix) 
13. Buzz Fuzz – Frequencies
14. Turbulence – 6 Millions Ways To Die
15. Omar Santana – Wizard Of Oh
16. Weirdo & Sim – Go Get Busy
17. Isaac – Bass & Sound
18. Buzz Fuzz – Destroyer
19. Phoenix – Who’s In Control
20. Digital Boy – This Is Motherfucker (Stunned Guys Remix) 
21. Distortion & MC Raw vs Bass-D & King Matthew – Raveworld Part 2
22. Rotterdam Terror Corps – We’re Gonna Blow Your Mind
23. Rave Creator & The Mover – Atmos Fear
24. The Rizzler – Mashup (Edit) 
25. Bodylotion – How Much Can You Take (Catscan Remix) 
26. Tschabos – Gib Mir Die Bass
27. The Viper & Mad-E-Fact – Control The Party
28. Hardsequencer – Brain Crash

The tracklist is stunning. Seriously impressive. They don’t make Hardcore like they used to. Look at these tracks, who doesn’t like ‘Gib Mir Die Bass’, or ‘Atmos Fear’, or ‘Frequencies’… the list goes on. Hardcore has changed, I have changed, but I still have the same love, passion and dedication for it.

The tracks Bass-D has selected are amazing! Too many to mention, but my favourites are ‘Gib Mir Die Bass, ‘Brain Crash’, ‘Atmos Fear’, ‘6 Million Ways To Die’… basically everything that has been touched by Marc Arcadipane (I think he was involved in these/wrote these/made these).

Oldskool lovers, eat your heart out. This will change your dreadful and boring Sunday into a wicked one.

There are a few tiny mixing errors. It’s not flawless. I would have expected that Bass-D made no errors whatsoever, but hey, he’s still a human being. And it could have been that he had a few drinks before he jumped behind the decks. Who knows?

A good set, really enjoyed it. Lovely to hear those classic anthems again. Bring back the 90s, I would say!

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DJ Sy & MC “Scratchmaster” Techno – Obsession (Concept Club) 14.05.93

DJ Sy & MC "Scratchmaster" Techno - Obsession (Concept Club) 14.05.93

DJ Sy & MC “Scratchmaster” Techno – Obsession (Concept Club) 14.05.93

DJ: Sy
MC: Scratchmaster Techno
Genre/Style: Oldskool, Rave, Hardcore, Jungle, Drum & Bass, Techno
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Obsession (Concept Club) 14.05.93
Length Liveset: 01:10:18
Tracks: 36 (thirty-six)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: DJ Sy – Facebook Fanpage

The new year has started, and I never had the urge to listen to some Oldskool music like today. This year has been awesome so far, found a couple of amazing mixes/livesets, and one just stood out, because it was a set by the mighty DJ Sy, the ultimate scratch master. It’s an old but classic set, already listened to 41k+ times in the last 4 years! Seems I’m not the only one who wants to hear more Oldskool music, eh?

I know nothing about this period in UK Rave history, I wasn’t born here, and to be honest, back in 1993 I was only 9 years old, I still needed to get used to Dutch Gabber music. To me this was new and exciting, and I dedicated my time only to Gabber/Hardcore music, never had the time to listen to something else. I wish I was born in the UK, this was the decade of awesome music, as this set showcases. Not only do you get 36 amazing tracks all beautifully mixed on turntables (no CDJs ofcourse, it’s 1993 and that wasn’t even available!), you do get the scratch master doing his thing beautifully. And he’s not alone: MC Scratchmaster Techno was there to hype up the crowd! Two artists who know the skills when it comes to scratching (one with his mouth, the other with turntables). And the tracklist is rave-tastic!

tracklist

01. D’Cruze – Want You Now
02. Cool Hand Flex – Chill Out
03. Vibes & Wishdokta – Obsession (Music’s So Wonderful)
04. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – In Effect
05. Chaos & Julia Set – Bounce
06. Andy C – Something New Pt. 2
07. Chaos & Julia Set – Scud Beats
08. Hedgehog Affair Pt. 3 – Don’t Just Stand There
09. Equazion – E-Creation
10. DJ Distroi & Boykz – Jungle Warrior
11. Cool Hand Flex – Wip Lash
12. Out Of Order – Right Guard
13. 4 Voice – Catching The Scent Of Mystery
14. Out Of Order – Tears
15. DJ Edge – The Remix
16. Tango & Ratty – Tales From The Darkside
17. D.O.P.E. – When I Was Young (DJ Easy B & T-Bags Revisited Mix) 
18. A Guy Called Gerald – Anything V.2.1.
19. Metalheads – Terminator
20. Dark & Moody – Untitled (AA1) (Volume 1)
21. Lemon D – Pursuit Thru The Darkness
22. Scott & Keith – Deranged (Bonus Drums Mix) 
23. The Anthill Mob – The Hooded Claw (Tango Mix) 
24. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – Don’t Need Your Love
25. Nookie – Gonna Be Alright (Cloud 9 Remix) 
26. Pure Daze – Out Of My Head (Side AA2 Mix) 
27. Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era – Bust That Groove
28. Run Things – Look No Further
29. Harmony & Xtreme – Journey Through Time
30. Smokey Joe – Kiss My Neck
31. Nookie – Shining In Da Darkness
32. Orca – Alive & Kickin’
33. Wishdokta – Whine You Bottom (Waistline Mix) 
34. Formula 7 – Funky Techno
35. Chaos & Julia Set – Atmosphere (Sub Base Field Mix) 
36. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – Ganja Man

Damn, these names make me moist. Look at these names! Most of them do nothing anymore (well, not using these aliases). What happened to Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era (what’s in the name?), Nookie, Cool Hand Flex, Red Alert, Mike Slammer? And let’s not forget the MC Scratchmaster Techno? I’ve never seen his name before, and he has got the skills many MCs copied, but what happened to him?

This is really a dope liveset, and I do understand why it got so many plays on Soundcloud! It’s DJ Sy, the master of scratching. He does it so effortless, it blends in each and every track with ease. No one can scratch like him, it’s the truth. And if you think about it, he’s been in the scene for so long, this set was recorded back in 1993, which is 23 years ago! Amazing. And even back in 1993 he ruled the decks like no one else.

The set might have small and minute errors, but let’s not forget the artists back then used machinery/equipment, and had to put their heart and soul into it, and use their hands and ears. No button to make their lives easier. Pure mixing, like mixing was intended to be. And only Sy can prove to us all that he was king back in 1993.

Best record? Well, the set from the first to the last second is amazing. I hope you are going to like it, like I did. Sy and the MC have delivered an amazing set! A classic set, one we should cherrish.

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Re-Style @ Project Hardcore 2013

Re-Style @ Project Hardcore 2013

Re-Style @ Project Hardcore 2013

DJ: Re-Style
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Hardcore, Gabber
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Project Hardcore 2013
Length Liveset: 00:58:48
Tracks: 20 (twenty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Re-Style – Facebook Fanpage

Woohoo, another liveset found on Soundcloud. It’s jam packed with livesets, but you need to search for them, they won’t come flying towards you if you don’t make an effort. This time it’s a liveset by Re-Style, recorded at the mighty Project Hardcore back in 2013. 3 years old, still sounding fresh. And if you were there, you were probably enjoying the night alot, seeing as the line-up contained not only Re-Style, but also Tha Playah, Mad Dog & AniMe, Partyraiser, Ophidian, Amada, Noize Suppressor, Angerfist, I:Gor and more. A very tasty and amazing line-up. And the set you are about to listen to is really good.

Someone was so kind to add a tracklist, so this liveset immediately grabbed my attention (don’t listen to mixes without tracklists, how would you know what you want to purchase?). Not only because of the tracklist, but also because it’s a set by Re-Style. This man doesn’t need an introduction: if you are on the line-up for big events such as Project Hardcore everyone knows your name and your legacy. If his name doesn’t ring a bell you should immediatly Google the shit out of him and you will know what he has done. But for the love of God, please tell me you know Re-Style?! A legend, without a shadow of a doubt.

The set, yeah, let’s focus on the set. No download option, but you can still appreciate it. And here’s the promised tracklist:

tracklist

01. Re-Style – Intro
02. Advanced Dealer – Open Your Eyes
03. The Prodigy – No Good (Start The Dance) (Re-Style Bootleg) 
04. Re-Style – Renovation
05. Re-Style & Catscan – Reclaim
06. Re-Style & Catscan – Commander
07. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Wonderful Days (Re-Style & Bass-D 2012 Remix) 
08. Re-Style & Korsakoff – Wasted World (Re-Style Mashup) 
09. Re-Style – Get It Crackin’ (Final 2013 Edit) 
10. Re-Style – Asskicked (AniMe Remix) 
11. Re-Style feat MC Alee – Victims Of The Project (Official Project Hardcore 2013 Anthem) 
12. Re-Style – Wasteland + Get It Crackin’ (Mashup) 
13. The Partysquad – Helemaal Naar De Klote (Re-Style DJ Tool) 
14. Paul Elstak – Rainbow In The Sky (Re-Style & Bass-D 2013 Remix) 
15. Re-Style – Mastermind
16. Wasting Program vs Dune – Bring The Hardcore Vibes Back (DJ The Viper Mashup) 
17. Miss K8 – Breathless
18. Wasted Mind – Become A Master
19. Gunz For Hire – Bolivia (Endymion Remix) 
20. Re-Style & Catscan – League Of Shadows

There’s plenty of Re-Style in one mix! Crickey, didn’t spot that when I found this mix. But if you are still unaware who he is and what he’s capable of, press play and be amazed!

A few originals, but the majority are mashups and remixes. Classic anthems are also included in the mix, like ‘Rainbow In The Sky’, ‘Wonderful Days’, ‘No Good’, and more. Expect madness from the beginning to the end. Re-Style does his thing beautifully, and keeps the entertainment level high. I’m guessing he liked the Oldskool stuff a lot, and wants to revive these anthems by giving them the Re-Style touch. Still capturing the original feelings, but made slightly rougher.

This has made me bounce extremely hard. The floor boards are cracked because of me raving. Damn, how am I going to explain that to the counsil?

The set is good, a few tracks weren’t my cup of tea like ‘Helemaal Naar De Klote’, ‘Wonderful Days’ and ‘No Good’. I still prefer the original versions of these two monster anthems.

What’s my favourite track in this mix? Well, ‘Bring The Hardcore Vibes Back’. Two classic Rave anthems put together beautifully. This must have turned the dancefloor into a madhouse!

Re-Style’s set might be 3 years old, but still highly enjoyable! Instead of those crappy Christmas tunes, why not listen to this? I reckon you will love this more than Christmas coming through your speakers?!

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