Category: Hardcore

DJ Neophyte @ Nightmare In Rotterdam Part 9 (Energiehal) (21-10-1995)

DJ Neophyte @ Nightmare In Rotterdam Part 9 (Energiehal) (21-10-1995)

DJ Neophyte @ Nightmare In Rotterdam Part 9 (Energiehal) (21-10-1995)

DJ: Neophyte
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Early Hardcore, Early Rave, Oldskool, Happy Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ A Nightmare In Rotterdam Part 9 (Energiehal) 21-10-1995
Length Liveset: 00:37:29
Tracks: 13 (thirteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Neophyte – Facebook Fanpage

1995, that’s a long time ago. Most people won’t remember what they did in 1995, whilst I can’t remember what I did yesterday. 22 years ago an event took place, which was called ‘A Nightmare In Rotterdam Part 9′, and on the flyer it states that it’s the largest rave-event in the world. When the ticket prices were in Guilders, and in the presale the tickets would be 45 guilders, and at the door 55. And not only was it cheap to get in, the line-up was amazing, even to today’s standard: Darrien Kelly, Lars, Omar Santana, Panic, Paul Elstak, The Stunned Guys, Yves, and DJ Neophyte. And the last one uploaded his set from 1995.

According to Neophyte, this was his very first DJ set performed on stage, so it holds a lot of memories for him. Don’t get confused with the actual act called Neophyte, this is just Jeroen a.k.a. DJ Neophyte on stage. I don’t even know if the act Neophyte was created yet? It wouldn’t be that long until they took over the scene and demolished many bedrooms with their mixes and records. But in 1995 it was DJ Neophyte on the stage, demolishing speakers (in a good way) and penetrating ear drums.

His set is filled with Oldskool classics we all love. He also said that the quality might be a bit low, but this was taken from a cassette, so you shouldn’t expect high quality anyway. But for those who raved through the 90s, cassettes were our thing. Many ‘My First Walkman’s have been used to get our Hardcore kicks. Thanks Sony. Where would we have been without you?

The tracklist was kindly provided by a fan, so here it is:

tracklist

01. Repulsive 2 – Recactussed
02. T.N.T. – Brainwashkiller (Killermix) 
03. Nasty Django & DJ Cirillo – Deal Wit’ Beats
04. Rave Creator & The Mover – Atmos-Fear
05. Bionic Commanders – Bust A New Jam
06. Q-Tex – Get On The Floor
07. Q-Tex – Eqauzion Part 4
08. The Scotchman – Happy Vibes
09. ID – ID
10. Stingray – Dance Your Ass Off
11. DJ Isaac & Pagan – 2 Definitions
12. Bodylotion – Make You Dance (Remix) 
13. Wasting Program – Bring That Shit Back

This event already got a ‘Geweldig’ on Partyflock, and this set proves it. I think you can find other sets online from this event, but for now let’s focus on Neophyte’s set. And it’s a good one. It’s kind of short though, but still you can appreciate it. I know I did. And my neighbours. And the Internation Space Station. They heard me playing this out loud. Sorry NASA.

The set was short, but amazing. There are so many great anthems in here, and a lot of Scott Brown stuff. But the one track that still holds the most memories for me, is the anthem of the 90s: ‘Brainwashkiller’, be it the Killermix version. What an anthem! Don’t know who was responsible for this record, but they’ve made a timeless classic. You can still play it today, and the crowd will go absolutely ape.

DJs used vinyl back in the days, so it was harder to make the mix flawless, and there are a few tiny errors, but nothing big. Nothing that might turn you off. If you were looking for a mix which contains a nice dosage of Early Hardcore, you don’t need to look any further. This is DJ Neophyte, destroying eardrums etc. The set is good, no doubt about that.

If you complain about the quality of the set, you are not a 90s raver. You are a 00s raver, and you’ve missed the cassette and MIDI player period.

Thanks Neophyte for this. This has made my day! Anyone who puts ‘Brainwashkiller’ in their set is a hero. But Neophyte is a hero anyway.

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DJ Smurf @ Happ’e’daze. Sunderland, England – 29/07/2017

DJ Smurf @ Happ'e'daze. Sunderland, England - 29/07/2017

DJ Smurf @ Happ’e’daze. Sunderland, England – 29/07/2017

DJ: Smurf
Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Gabber, Bouncy Techno
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Happ’e’daze. Sunderland, England – 29/07/2017
Length Liveset: 01:00:11
Tracks: 20 (twenty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 137 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ Smurf – Facebook Fanpage

The last couple of weeks I’ve been on a quest to find awesome Oldskool Hardcore mixes. I’ve found a few, but I thought ‘why not go to DJ Smurf’s Soundcloud, that’s always filled with brilliant mixes. And I wasn’t disappointed: found a mix which was recorded at an event which took place last month in Sunderland, England.An event I never heard of, called ‘Happ’e’daze’. DJ Smurf played there, and his set was recorded. An hour long, and as you can imagine, this man has been playing at so many events, he knows a lot about Hardcore.

The tracklist he provided shows how good he is in spotting excellent tunes, and digging up tunes most of us have forgotten about. He knows and owns so many great records, I am jealous of his inventory. He’s got the classics, he’s got the anthems. He also added a few quirky tracks, but more on that later.

His set was focussed on the Early Rave, Bouncy Techno and Oldskool stuff, and you do exactly get that coming through your speakers. I wish I could write a bit more about the event, but I know literally nothing. So we should focus on the music. So here’s the tracklist!

tracklist

01. Q-Tex – Hardcore Science (Live Mix) 
02. Hocus Pocus – Here’s Johnny
03. Thunderball – Bonzai Channel One
04. Dance Overdose – Overdose Stomp (Bass X Remix) 
05. Dyewitness – Only If I Had One More (Remix) 
06. Renegade & Static – We’ll Delete The Weak (Demolition Mix) 
07. Kinetic Pleasure – Get The Feeling (Bass-X Remix) 
08. Ultra-Sonic – Make That Move
09. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Live At London
10. Hyperact – My Best Friend (Original Mix) 
11. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Tiroler Kaboemsch (Half An Ear Remix) 
12. Gmoork – Vliegender Kunstgebit
13. DJ Hooligan & DJ Rob – Love Time
14. Headbanger – Minimix 1
15. Rotterdam Terror Corps – The Final Part Of Raveworld
16. Pepeto – Can Can (Radio Mix) 
17. The Jokers – Mietje (Club Mix) 
18. Ni-Ca – Brainwasher
19. Masters Of Rave – Are You With Me
20. Bass Generator – The Event

Now this is a tracklist I haven’t seen in a long time. Yes, you might misunderstand what I mean by that. It’s quirky, it’s funny, it’s amazing, and it’s bloody well unique! He has literally gathered whatever he could find, and half of them are known tunes, and the other half are records I haven’t even heard of before. By artists who weren’t the biggest names in the scene, or tracks by well known artists which didn’t appear on compilations because they lacked a certain thing, or weren’t like their biggest hit. I don’t know why I didn’t hear these tunes before, but they are epic!

It’s a fantastic tracklist, and the set is good. It does have three tracks in it, which I think should be banned for life. They aren’t my cup of tea, and even though I am Dutch and I understand the lyrics, they are dreadful lol. ‘Mietje’, ‘Vliegender Kunstgebit’, and ‘Can Can’. No Smurf, these aren’t approved by TCD. These are huge ‘no-no’ records lol. Might be funny to hear when you are wasted, but these aren’t legendary classics.

What strikes me is the diversity. He loves to play whatever he wants to hear, and we go from epic tunes such as ‘Bonzai Channel One’ to ‘Live At London’ to the best record ‘Love Time’. Even the quirky song ‘Are You With Me’. I love his enthusiasm, to share his knowledge of Hardcore, to the masses.

A wicked set with 3 ‘meh’ records. That’s not too bad, is it? He still gets a descent score. Why? Well, because he’s DJ Smurf and he loves Hardcore. And whoever loves Hardcore as much as I do, is a hero!

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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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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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