Category: Hard Dance

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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Digital Punk – Supremacy (Liveset) 2015

Digital Punk - Supremacy (Liveset) 2015

Digital Punk – Supremacy (Liveset) 2015

DJ: Digital Punk
Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Rawstyle
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Supremacy 2015
Length Liveset: 00:53:59
Tracks: 17 (seventeen) + intro
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Digital Punk – Official Website

The internet is such a wonderful place. It’s packed with music, and once you’ve set up an account on Soundcloud, you are entitled to listen to millions of hours of fun! Everything and anything is on there. Including Digital Punk’s set from 2 years ago, recorded at Supremacy. On the 26th of September in the Brabanthallen DJs such as Radical Redemption, Adaro, Ran-D, E-Force, Warface, Miss K8, Luna and more. And let’s not forget the DJ who’s set we are about to listen to: Digital Punk. A headline act who’s played all over the world at the biggest events. But how come I have never heard a set or mix made by him?

Well, I’ve already listened to many sets, and today a button (which is ‘ontdek’ in Dutch) pushed me towards this set. So I gave it a go. And I wasn’t disappointed. Like everyone at Supremacy, it was awesome! Yes, I read the review on Partyflock, and people were only mentioning good things. How can you have a bad time with a killer line-up, and Supremacy already has got a good reputation for being awesome. Put Digital Punk on the line-up and the event just gets better.

If you haven’t heard or seen the name ‘Digital Punk’ before, which strikes me as being odd because his tracks have appeared in so many mixes, let this set be your guide. It contains a lot of his own productions or remixes, so you won’t have a bad day today. You will love this set. And I think it’s time now for the tracklist, isn’t it?

tracklist

01. Intro Supremacy 
02. Digital Punk & MC Nolz – Supreme (Official Supremacy Anthem 2015) 
03. Digital Punk & Radical Redemption – Rivers Of Souls
04. B-Freqz – Psycho
05. B-Front & Digital Punk – For The Girls 2015
06. Ran-D & Digital Punk – Rebel To The Grave
07. Frequencerz & Warface – Uber Mash Up
08. Ran-D & Digital Punk – Survivors (E-Force Remix) 
09. Sub Zero Project vs Queen – We Will Rock Funky Fresh Beatz (Mash Up) 
10. Digital Punk & Warface – Unleash War
11. Radical Redemption – The Black Demon (Digital Punk Remix) 
12. Outbreak & Kronos – Click Clack
13. Alpha2 & Jack Of Sound – Das Weite Land
14. Digital Punk & Adaro – Whiplashed
15. Outbreak – Raw From The Heart
16. Requiem – Collateral Damage
17. Digital Punk, Radical Redemption & Crypsis – Blood, Sweat & Tears
18. Alpha2 – Hostile

Yes, it’s Saturday morning and I don’t care. I’m playing this set out loud, waking up the whole neighbourhood. They already know what I’m capable off (my speakers can destroy walls). They know I don’t listen to the conventional music, played on the radio. I listen to the roughest and toughest styles, and if they can’t handle it, they can move to another county.

This contained a few of his own productions, and they do sound extremely good! The people you can hear throughout the set know the words to every song he plays: whenever he fades the music to let the fans sing, they do sing. Sing so loud! They don’t need a microphone, their voices are so loud… blimey! That’s dedication for the music, isn’t it?

Digital Punk’s set is awesome, and 20.7k+ plays show how much people love his style. I do like it too. I’ve enjoyed the whole set. Maybe not the MC, he’s not an added bonus in this case, the music and the skills Digital Punk has as a DJ are beyond what this MC can do. Oh, and I’m not a fan of ‘We Will Rock Funky Fresh Beatz’. That track sounded just too wrong lol.

What’s the best track in this mix? ‘Das Weite Land’ by Alpha2 & Jack Of Sound. Just listen and witness its strength.

Let this set be your guidance throughout this weekend. Is it going to rain, or will the sunshine come back? Who cares, as long as you’ve paid your electricity bill you can turn on your PC, press the ‘on’ button on your speakerset, and turn it right up! Enjoy it like the thousands who witnessed him 2 years ago!

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Noisecontrollers | Decibel 2016 | Mainstage

Noisecontrollers | Decibel 2016 | Mainstage

Noisecontrollers | Decibel 2016 | Mainstage

DJ: Noisecontrollers
Genre/Style: Hardstyle, EDMStyle, Hard House/Dance
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Decibel 2016 – Mainstage
Length Liveset: 00:55:59
Tracks: 20 (twenty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Noisecontrollers – Facebook Fanpage 

There are always new names in the music industry we’ve never heard of, and blogs like mine or others are always a good step forward to increase publicity, but when your name is Noisecontrollers, you certainly won’t need a website like mine, when the biggest stages are there for grabs. Noisecontrollers’ has established himself over the years, and the result is playing at the dopest events all over the world. But playing in your home country always feels much more special, and when the event is Decibel, what can go wrong? It must be a DJ’s kind of heaven?

Decibel is one of the leading events, and last year they only had the finest artists playing all over the event, and the mainstage looked extremely tasty: Atmozfears, Brennan Heart & Wildstylez, Da Tweekaz, Frequencerz, Partyraiser, Radical Redemption… I could go on, but you get the gist. You know what I was saying: this party was epic, and by accident I found Noisecontrollers’ liveset on Soundcloud. If you haven’t heard it already, you should be ashamed. 13k+ people already have, so why are you behind? Come on, join the Noisecontrollers train to madness!

The tracklist was added by someone, thank you for that. I can finally put names to the tunes I heard throughout the set.

tracklist

01. Noisecontrollers – The Game
02. Noisecontrollers – So High
03. Noisecontrollers – Summer In The City (Part II) (Decibel 2010 Anthem) (Decibel 2016 Edit) 
w/ Flo Rida feat Sia – Wild Ones (Acappella) 
04. Noisecontrollers & Bass Modulators – Rocked Up (Live Edit) 
05. Fedde Le Grand & Nicky Romero – Sparks (Atmozfears & Audiotricz Remix) 
06. Proppy & Heady – Summer Of Hardstyle
07. Steve Aoki & Felix Jaehn feat Adam Lambert – Can’t Go Home (Noisecontrollers Remix) 
08. Noisecontrollers – Knightwolf (DJ Tool) 
09. Noisecontrollers – Attack Again (Thrillogy Edit) 
10. Noisecontrollers & Bass Modulators – See The Light
11. Adele – Hello (Bass Modulators Bootleg) 
12. Bass Modulators – Music Is My Radiance
13. Noisecontrollers & Bass Modulators – Het Gevoel Van (Decibel 2016 Edit) 
14. ANDY SVGE – Gravity
15. TNT a.k.a. Technoboy ‘N’ Tuneboy & Isaac – CTRL
16. Noisecontrollers – Down, Down (Live Edit) 
17. Bass Modulators – Let Me See Ya (Noisecontrollers Remix) (Live Edit) 
18. Audiotricz & Devin Wild – Zombies
19. Sogma & Michael Phase – Time Is Now (Ecstatic Remix) (Solar Edit) 
20. Alpha2 & Noisecontrollers – Craving For The Beat (Official Decibel Anthem 2013) 

Sweet Lord, if there’s another liveset out there better than this one, please mention it to me, because I reckon you are wrong, oh so wrong. This set is jam packed with awesome Summer tunes. Tunes that makes you want to rip off your office attire, and run towards the beach, dancing until the sun goes down.

Noisecontrollers has selected a few slamming anthems, such as ‘See The Light’, ‘Can’t Go Home’, ‘Sparks’, ‘Rocked Up’, ‘Wild Ones’, ‘Down Down’, but the one that did the most to me, was ‘Let Me See Ya’. I can’t describe it with words, you need to listen to it, and it will embrace you, and makes you want to dance, dance until the world ends. Seriously, this is an anthem, but don’t underestimate ‘Down, Down’. You can’t listen to it without singing out loud. And scare everyone around you, because you can’t sing.

This set has got some seriously insane dancefloor smashers, but some are just a bit meh. Adele is a nice girl, but to hear ‘Hello’, even at a big rave, nah, not my thing. But that’s just me.

I have listened to this at least 4415 times. Yes, it’s because of me that the plays are extremely high, but can you blame me? You simply can’t. Listen to this yourself, and you will know why this man doesn’t need an introduction. A superstar! Big set, dangerous for you.

Warning! Once the mix has finished, you press play again and again. Be careful!

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Team Red – Hard Bass 2017

Team Red - Hard Bass 2017

Team Red – Hard Bass 2017

DJs: E-Force, Warface, Rebelion
Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Rawstyle
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Hard Bass 04-02-2017
Length Liveset: 01:14:50
Tracks: 29 (twenty-nine)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: B2S – Official Website

You know you’ve been in the wrong country if you keep seeing and hearing livesets, and wonder why you left this glorious land in the first place. The Netherlands, a safe haven for ravers, has got to be the place to experience the best parties. I’ve been to parties all over the continent and the UK, and it’s safe to say that the Netherlands have the best parties. One of them being Hard Bass. If you like your music to be rough and tough, this event is the place to be. But to be fair, many events have an area for those who like things rough. But Hard Bass, its name already has a reputation for awesomeness, if that’s actually a word. And one of its liveset from this year’s event can be found on Soundcloud!

It’s the set that many people were waiting for. Team Red, E-Force, Warface and Rebelion. In the intro it also says Minus Militia, but nowhere on Soundcloud are they mentioned? Anyhow, the set is up for grabs, not downloadable, but do we care? As long as we’ve got 4G network and the Soundcloud app, we can listen to it anywhere we like. And that’s exactly what I did when I discovered this mix. It was shit, because I was on the overground and the tunnels kept interfering the mix, but on long stretches without tunnels the music kept on blasting through my headset. I reckon I had the volume too damn loud, people kept on looking at me. But do I care?

87.7k+ listens already. People must seem to like Rawstyle? Not an underground sound anymore, is it?

tracklist

01. Warface – FTP (E-Force Remix) 
02. Psyko Punk – Left With The Wrong (Warface Remix) 
03. Rebelion – Echoes
04. E-Force – Seven
05. Warface – Mash-Up 6.0
06. Rebelion – Uprising
07. E-Force – Stresstest
08. Rebelion – Back To The Future
09. E-Force & Luna – Kill The Noise
10. Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini (Rebelion Bootleg) 
11. Warface – Reloaded
12. Warface & D-Sturb – Pull The Killswitch
13. Rebelion – Keep It Fuckin’ Poppin’ (Live Edit) 
14. E-Force, Warface & Rebelion – One
15. Killshot – Beastmode
16. Warface feat Superior – Beyond Aggression (Rebelion Remix) 
17. E-Force & Delete – Pleasure & Pain
18. Warface feat Tha Watcher – Overkill
19. Rebelion – A-Bomb
20. E-Force – Deathtrap
21. Warface – Execute
22. Malice & Rebelion – Confronting Violence
23. E-Force & Luna – Are You With Me
24. Rebelion – Domination
25. E-Force – One Of A Million
26. Warface – Doomslayer
27. Rebelion – Salvation
28. E-Force & Tha Playah – Distorted Noises
29. Deadly Guns – Stick To My Guns

Someone was so kind to upload the tracklist onto Soundcloud, so we exactly know what we are listening to. But most of you are fans of E-Force, Rebelion and Warface, so you must know their full back catalogue?

It turns out that whoever recorded this mix and uploaded it took some amazing slammers out, probably due to copyright issues. So if you were there and you are wondering why you are missing tracks, there’s a reason for it.

Anyhow, back to the set. It’s f**king rough. Amazing. Tough. And I’m loving it. Not my neighbours, but who cares. I couldn’t care any less. They can move house, I am staying here. This set literally destroyed my speakers, and there’s another reason why you should embrace this mix: you can hear the crowd in the background completely loosing it! Screaming out their lungs.

Hard Bass 2017 must have been amazing, if this was the level of music they were delivering. E-Force, Warface and Rebelion made sure the crowd went mad, and you can hear that throughout the set. A wonderful set. Rawstyle at its finest. And I’m digging it.

Press play, but I reckon you already did that. Why read this review, there’s no point in waiting. 87.7k already did, and you are the next one to embrace this awesome and flawless set!

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