Category: Hardcore

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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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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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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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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