Category: Mix Reviews

D-Lyte – South Coast Business (2017)

D-Lyte - South Coast Business (2017)

D-Lyte – South Coast Business (2017)

DJ: D-Lyte
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Powerstomp, EDMCore
Mix Info: South Coast Business
Length Mix: 00:56:33
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 129 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: D-Lyte – Facebook Fanpage

Soundcloud has got hours of fun hidden away from the majority of us. But in all fairness: if you think it’s necessary to listen to everything on Soundcloud, you will be on it 24/7, and you wouldn’t be able to have a life outside of Soundcloud. Thankfully we all just go on Soundcloud and listen to everything in our timeline, but sometimes you need Facebook to guide you to a mix on Soundcloud. One sponsored message grabbed my attention: it was for a promo mix, made by a DJ called D-Lyte, and the mix is called ‘South Coast Business’.

I haven’t heard his name before, so this artist is completely new to me. But after listening to this mix it’s clear to me that he’s one DJ you need to follow. This mix is jam packed with tracks by well known names such as Kurt, Macks Wolf, M-Project, Jakazid, Fracus, and more. But also his own productions can be found in this. Which is a good thing for me, I know now what D-Lyte is capable of. Not just a DJ, also a producer. And representing the South Coast.

Let’s see the tracklist. 15 tracks in 56 minutes. Well, 14 tracks and an intro.

tracklist

01. Ridiculous Intro 
02. D-Lyte – Neon Dreams
03. Stormtrooper – Fiyah
04. Liqo & M-Project – Higher
05. Macks Wolf – Orgy Of Terror
06. Xavi BCN, Ruboy & Oscar Elemento – Kyoto (DJ DEPATH & M-Project Remix) 
07. The Prototypes – Rocket Guns Blazing
08. D-Lyte & Fracus – Miami Heat
09. D-Lyte – Knuckle Supper
10. DJ Kurt – Muka Puka
11. D-Lyte – Champion
12. DJ Kurt – Party Starter
13. In Effect – Travelling
14. Jakazid – Amnesia
15. D-Lyte & Fracus – Fat Pants

A lot of D-Lyte’s own productions in here, it’s a good introduction to what he’s capable of. Oh, and you also get an extra bonus: some serious scratching skills. Yep, I’ve used four words in that last sentence all starting with the letter ‘s’, that shows how serious I am. The scratching is done beautifully. You are going to dig this mix a lot, unless you don’t like UK Hardcore/Powerstomp.

It’s always good to explore Soundcloud and find new artists, and today’s find is one which grabbed my attention from the first second to the last. A wicked looking picture and an ace mix. Sometimes you see mixes and you think ‘is this going to be any good?’. Well, after hearing those 56 minutes fly by I came to the conclusion that this mix is good and D-Lyte is too! A very interesting mix, which should get you through this dull and boring weekend.

I am impressed. Never heard of D-Lyte before, but have become an instant fan of him. The tracks are good, the mixing skills are good, and the scratching is ‘DJ Sy’ worthy. The track that grabbed my attention the most was DJ Kurt’s ‘Muka Puka’. So extremely catchy, and for a strange reason it made me want a pukka pie.

D-Lyte has made my Sunday better. Thanks for this ace mix, can’t find anyting wrong with it. And that’s why it gets 5 out of 5 stars. It’s obvious why.

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Miss K8 – Reverze Promo Mix – 2017

Miss K8 - Reverze Promo Mix - 2017

Miss K8 – Reverze Promo Mix – 2017

DJ: Miss K8
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Hardcore
Mix Info: Reverze Promo Mix – 2017
Length Mix: 00:38:29
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 88.3 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Reverze – Official Facebook Event Page

After finishing a review for another mix, I wanted to close Soundcloud, but something grabbed my attention! A new mix, so fresh it had no plays (yes, I was play number 1). A new mix for only those die-hard Hardcore fans, mixed by Miss K8. Now that’s something we don’t want to miss, is it? A brand new mix, showcasing her skills (which is technically not needed, because we all know how she demolishes stages all over the world), and also the fact that she closes the mainstage at this year’s Reverze.

If you were wondering if you could still get tickets, you are too late, the event is completely sold out. VIP and normal tickets are gone. And you are going to miss one amazing event: the line-up consists of acts such as Coone, Adaro, Destructive Tendencies, Da Tweekaz, Korsakoff, Minus Militia, War Force, Wasted Penguinz, Zatox and more. And ofcourse Miss K8.

This mix is for those who are going, so you know what you can expect. It’s only 38 minutes long, but long enough to mess up your head, and get extremely excited for the 11th of March.

tracklist

01. Menace II Society – Chronic Disorder (Sparta Mashup) 
02. Catscan – LA
03. Miss K8 & Angerfist – Bogotá
04. The Stunned Guys – SHE (Tha Playah Remix) 
05. Broken Minds & Richie Gee – I’m In The Dark
06. Sub Sonik & D-Fence – Wazzup
07. DJ JDA – Voel Je Die Bass (N-Vitral Edit) 
08. Noize Suppressor – Bouncing In The Ghetto
09. Miss K8 & MC Nolz – Raiders Of Rampage
10. N-Vitral & Angerfist – Fist In Your Face
11. Convict & RawMachine – Redneck
12. Furyan & Nosferatu – Killswitch
13. Miss K8 – Blackout
14. Black Flowers – Taste Of Death
15. The Anunnaki – # CCN
16. Miss K8 – Battlefield

A short mix, but this will get you through the weekend. Only a few more weeks and then you can get smashed at Reverze. But just make sure you stay sane until the last set of the night, because you don’t want to miss Miss K8’s set.

This mix is so focussed on demolishing speakers, and those few braincells you’ve got left in your head. And it has worked: I’m completely numb now. This is so brutal, so furious, so hard… I’m loving it. I’m a die-hard fan of Hardcore, and I’m digging this mix a lot. I’m feeling gutted that I can’t make it to Reverze, and I hope everyone who’s got a ticket has a wonderful night.

Anything wrong with this promo mix? Nope, nothing at all. This is a good mix, a seriously good mix. And it’s got one of my favourite Hardcore tracks of this moment in it: ‘Killswitch’ by Nosferatu and Furyan. What a dope track.

Download this right now, and make this weekend a much livelier one. You need this mix. Miss K8 will get you through it all. A fantastic mix, but in all fairness: has Miss K8 ever disappointed us? Not that I can imagine…..

Thank God I didn’t close Soundcloud. I would have missed out on this wonderful mix!

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Clarkey – #PROGRESS (2017)

Clarkey - #PROGRESS (2017)

Clarkey – #PROGRESS (2017)

DJ: Clarkey
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore
Mix Info: #Progress
Length Mix: 00:38:36
Tracks: 20 (twenty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 88.3 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ Clarkey – Facebook Fanpage

About 2 weeks ago Clarkey released a mix, and most of you lot already read something about this, or heard the mix. I only got the opportunity to listen to this fully today, due to some personal issues. Last week I downloaded it, and I had to push it aside. Life’s back on track (as far as I can tell), so I’m back on it. And ofcourse I couldn’t let this mix slip by. I’m a Clarkey fan from day one. Not as crazy as some fans: I will not put a tattoo on my arm of his logo, lay in front of his house in a bush, secretly spying on him, or follow him wherever he goes. The only thing I do is follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud. Music wise he’s fresh, and exactly what the scene needed. He’s now part of it, the established order.

This mix is called hashtag PROGRESS (a.k.a. #PROGRESS), don’t know why he named it that. Maybe it’s because the word progress is quite catchy. Or maybe he’s showing that he has moved on, and progressed. I don’t know.

This latest mix has got a very nice tracklist for you all to see, but I reckon you’ve already seen this, and what I’m typing is old news. Well, I’m sorry if it is, but it’s worth grabbing your attention and making you aware of this mix yet again. This mix should be played out loud this weekend. We’ve had storm Doris and it blew us away during the week, let Clarkey’s mix blow us through the weekend (that sounds wrong, but you know what I mean)….

tracklist

01. Kayzo – Born Again (Darren Styles & Gammer Remix) 
02. Rudedog – Touch Me (Mark Breeze Remix) 
03. Jekyll & Clarkey feat MC Astro – New Skool (Callum Higby Remix) 
04. Alex Prospect – All Falls Down (Callum Higby Remix) 
05. Outforce & Hartshorn – Put Your Hood Up
06. Flux Pavilion x NGHTMRE – Feel Your Love (Jekyll & Clarkey 170 Edit) 
07. Moomei – Brassfire
08. Relect – All We Need Is Dominator (Mitomoro Remix) 
09. Gammer – Red Drink Foam Party
10. Kill The Noize – Fuck Ur Management (Snails Remix/Sharpmarker Edit) 
11. Galantis & Hook n Sling – Love On Me (Dave Castellano Remix) 
12. Relect – Let’s Go
13. Gent & Jawns – Collecta (Callum Higby Edit) 
14. Zedd – Spectrum (Seventhrun Remix) 
15. Eufeion & Denile – Better Things
16. Organ Donors – Ket Is For Horses (Dave Castellano & DJFatSteve Remix) 
17. Jakka-B & Clarkey – Nasnas
18. Macks Wolf – You Ain’t Ready (Moomei Remix) 
19. Alex Prospect & Spyro – Up To No Good
20. Darren Styles – Come Running (Atmozfears Remix/Relect 170 Edit) 

See, this is an amazing tracklist. Diverse, and very exciting. Some new tracks you weren’t ready for, in all fairness. You can say to me that you were ready for them, but once they come at you through your speakers, there’s no way of stopping you dancing like a monkey. It’s fair, UK Hardcore is booming at the moment, kicking haters so hard in the nuts, they are walking around with blue balls for weeks!

If you start your mix with Kayzo’s track ‘Born Again’, remixed by Darren Styles and Gammer, you know the mix will be dope. I reckon it’s one of the finest tunes coming out of the scene right now. There are so many dancefloor smashers, it shows how good the scene is. I’m loving this mix quite a lot.

Clarkey has selected quite a few amazing tracks, and a few that I personally didn’t like, such as ‘Put Your Hood Up’. The person who did the lyrics has got to be the dullest person in the music industry. His voice is so dull and boring: I’d rather watch fungus grow.

All in all a good. Is there progress? Yes, there is. Clarkey keeps surprising us with amazing mixes. The entertainment level is always high. And with ‘Born Again’, what can go wrong?

Download this now, before it’s too late.

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DJ Casketkrusher – New Years Mix 2016: Ultimate Gabber Mix

DJ Casketkrusher - New Years Mix 2016: Ultimate Gabber Mix

DJ Casketkrusher – New Years Mix 2016: Ultimate Gabber Mix

DJ: Casketkrusher
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Happy Hardcore, Early Hardcore, Terror
Mix Info: New Years Mix 2016: Ultimate Gabber Mix
Length Mix: 00:57:53
Tracks: 22 (twenty-two)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Casketkrusher – Facebook Fanpage

As you all know, I am a HUGE fan of the early Hardcore/Gabber/Happy Hardcore stuff. My music collection is quite impressive when it comes to that kind of music, and I adore everyone who makes mixes, keeping the music alive and kicking. And recently I’ve discovered a DJ called Casketkrusher, who keeps the music alive and kicking like no-one else. When you do adore the music as much as I do, and grew up with it, this new DJ is the one to follow. His passion and dedication is tremendous, and for those who are unaware of what he’s capable of, here’s one of his mixes.

Released last month, I could have reviewed this much earlier, but sadly there was no tracklist. I really needed a tracklist, because I did not know all tracks by name. Thankfully yesterday he replied with a tracklist, which you can also find underneath the mix. And this mix is dope, seriously dope. Yes, the majority of DJs keep on mixing stuff which we’ve heard a billion times before, but not these tracks. You won’t know what hit you once you’ve pressed the precious ‘play’ button. This is insane, this is impressive, and above all: this is my kind of Hardcore.

The tracklist, I’ve waited for this quite a while, but it was worth it. Check this beast out!

tracklist

01. Dougal & Mickey Skeedale – New Generation (Hard Mix) 
02. Da Pumping Universe – The Northstar
03. Ultimate Buzz feat MC Bee – Rofo’s Theme (El Bruto Remix) 
04. Uranium – Rippin’ Off Wax
05. The Prophet – Housetime! (3 Steps Ahead Remix) 
06. The Stunned Guys – Beats Time
07. DJ Ruffneck vs Juggernaut – I’m A Ruffneck!!!
08. Matrix + Wargroover – Energy
09. Kool Killers – Amerikaaaaah! (DJ Dano Amsterdam ’96 Remix) 
10. DJ Dano – Fuckem All (Original Mix) 
11. DJ Sim – Horras ’94
12. The Propher – The Sound He Makes
13. Pineapple Jack – Do That Dance!
14. Frank E & Mars-L – Spliffs ‘N Niffs
15. DJ Waxweazle – I Like This World
16. Urban Menace – The Wrong Nigga To Fuck With
17. Dance Overdose – Portant
18. R. Wagner – My Dominion
19. Evil Maniax – Psychopath
20. Trickster – Emphasis On Hardcore
21. The Thundergods Of Asgard – Bustin’ Walls
22. DJ Dano – 120-9000 BPM

Come on, if this doesn’t cause tingling sensation down in your underpants, you ain’t Hardcore. You might like the new generation Hardcore, but never call yourself a true Hardcore fan, because you aren’t. Like your roots, like this. This is the music that defined a generation, and created the path for future projects. This is the reason why Hardcore is still alive: because it was banging, fresh, new, uplifting, different, and above all: it was f**king ace!

This mix has got everything you need: Gabber, Happy Hardcore, a tiny amount of Terror (c.q. last track), early Hardcore and more. This brings back good memories, and this is the kind of music I miss. Only a handful of producers keep this sound alive, but I prefer this above the new Hardcore. Not saying that the new is crap of bad, but this was so much different. This is the music that came from the soul, and dedication lead to these tracks. On basic materials they made this, not being helped by soft- and hardware that we’ve got nowadays.

The music was so good. And this mix is going straight into my top 10 ‘all time greatest mixes’. I’m truly in love with Casketkrusher’s mix. What can I mention about the tracks? Well, the only track I don’t like is the ‘Amerikaaah!’ track. Not my cup of tea. But if that’s all… nothing bad in all fairness, eh? 1 out of 22 tracks ain’t bad?

The mixing side of it is just spot on. I can’t name a single bad thing, I simply can’t. I’m truly in love with this mix. Please Casketkrusher, keep providing us with mixes such as this one, we need more. We are desperate. This is what keeps me and others alive!

One of the greatest mixes of all time. Fantastic tunes.

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