Category: Mix Reviews

M-Project Makina Production Mix feat MC Stretch, MC Stafford, Scotty-G (2017)

M-Project Makina Production Mix feat MC Stretch, MC Stafford, Scotty-G (2017)

M-Project Makina Production Mix feat MC Stretch, MC Stafford, Scotty-G (2017)

DJ: M-Project
MCs: Stretch, Stafford, Scotty-G
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Makina
Mix Info: M-Project Makina Production Mix
Length Mix: 01:03:56
Tracks: 27 (twenty-seven)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 146 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: M-Project – Facebook Fanpage

M-Project is a legend all over the world! It’s a fact, and you can not disagree with me. He’s been entertaining people all over the world for many years, but I never knew he started back in 2004 producing Makina records. Yes, maybe he answered the question in the interview we did a while back, but my mind is full of useless facts which have taken over much more interesting things. But at least we’ve got the world wide web, which is filled with many useful facts, and interesting mixes. And one you are about to listen to, is focussed on M-Project’s Makina side, which started back in 2004, and to showcase his production skills he asked MC Stretch, Stafford and Scotty-G to join him during this mix with their MC skills.

Makina is big, wherever you are. Don’t know how to describe it, but it’s basically a bit of UK Hardcore and Happy Hardcore joined together. Yes, it might sound a lot like Powerstomp, but because of Makina Powerstomp excists. And because of artists such as M-Project Makina is world wide known. He keeps on pushing his own music forward, and every so often he travels halfway around the world to please the fans over here, in the UK. I reckon you will like this mix a lot, if you like M-Project as much as I do.

Makina, is it still big because of M-Project? Is he the biggest name in the scene?

tracklist

01. M-Project – Blood, Sweat & Makina
02. DJ DEPATH & M-Project – Cloudy Heaven (JORDI K-STANYA Remix) 
03. M-Project & PJ Makina – Cosmic Forge
04. M-Project – Fountain Of Remembrance
05. DJ DEPATH & M-Project – Autumn Sunlight
06. DJ DEPATH & M-Project – Mystical Stars
07. M-Project & DJ K-rrenyo & Jorge Zgz – The Last Trip
08. Xavi BCN & M-Project – Japan-Spain Music Connection
09. M-Project – Burn The Floor
10. DJ DEPATH & M-Project – Pulse Vision (Ruboy Remix) 
11. DJ Gary MC & M-Project – Pop It
12. M-Project feat GUHROOVY – Layers Of Time
13. DJ DEPATH & M-Project – Overpowering Enemies
14. M-Project – Route 143
15. DJ DEPATH & M-Project – HxCx Junkieee
16. M-Project – Synthetic Sky
17. M-Project & 3R2 – The Turbulence Of Awakening
18. DJ DEPATH & M-Project – Duality
19. DJ DEPATH & M-Project – Crimson Viper
20. M-Project & Xavi BCN – Magnetic Dreams
21. M-Project & DJ Kapital – Makina Spirit
22. M-Project & Xavi BCN – The One
23. Metal One – Melodies Of Passion II (DJ DEPATH & M-Project Remix) 
24. M-Project & Ruboy – Blow Your Mind CHAPTER II
25. M-Project feat MC Steal – Million Miles
26. DJ DEPATH & M-Project – Let’s Rock
27. M-Project feat MC Steal – Unleash The Rave

This has been on repeat all day! I’m a fan of M-Project for a couple of years, and I’m digging his production mix, showcasing his musical side from 2004 until 2014, and he’s been accompanied by three excellent MCs, who take the mic separately, but make it work.

As usual M-Project makes a mix so worth while, and it’s already going towards the 2000 plays in just a couple of days. It must seem that M-Project is popular, but there’s a good reason for it: the music is banging! From his early stuff to ‘recent’ stuff, it all works extremely well. You can hear his production level changing over the years, but it’s still amazing. Since the early days he’s capable of amazing crowds, including TCD.

A couple of years ago I thought Makina was too cheesy, even for this crazy Dutchman (the Dutch love cheese), but Makina is growing on me.

MC Stretch, MC Stafford, MC Scotty-G accompany the mix extremely well, and make it worth a listen or two. And you can download this badboy, and play it out loud wherever you go/are.

What’s the best track in this mix? ‘Melodies Of Passion II’. Why? Just listen to it, and let the track speak for itself.

Another slamming mix by the mysterious M-Project. He doesn’t muck about, he’s here to entertain us, spreading his Makina love from 2004 until the present day!

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DJ Casketkrusher – The Summer Rave Mix (2017)

DJ Casketkrusher - The Summer Rave Mix (2017)

DJ Casketkrusher – The Summer Rave Mix (2017)

DJ: Casketcrusher
Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Rave, Oldskool, UK Hardcore
Mix Info: The Summer Rave Mix
Length Mix: 01:17:01
Tracks: 33 (thirty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: DJ Casketcrusher – Facebook Fanpage

As you all know I am a fan of Oldskool music, and only a couple of months ago I discovered an artist who loves the Oldskool stuff as much as I do, and his name is Casketkrusher. Want to hear something funny? He likes the oldskool UK Hardcore/Rave stuff too! Not just Happy Hardcore or Gabber, but tracks by Q-Tex, Dougal & Mickey Skeedale, Eruption, SMD, and more. And that has made my day even better!

What can I say about Casketkrusher that you already don’t know? He likes the older stuff, and he’s got long hair. Yep, that’s all I know. But what he does, he does it extremely well. Still can’t stop listening to his previous mixes, they are solid as a rock. He’s like King Midas, everything he touches, turns into Gold. And because the Summer is about to happen (or has it started already, never know which date it starts, but the weather is going up and up, so we must be close), he made a Summer mix, full of UK Hardcore/Happy Hardcore/Rave/Oldskool tunes, and I suggest that you give this a go. Today is my day off, because of a holiday in the Netherlands, and it’s perfect to turn up the speakers to the max, and sit in the garden, drink a nice beverage, and embrace the sunshine!

Tracklist anyone?

tracklist

01. DJ Seduction & DJ Dougal – It’s Not Over (Remix) 
02. DJ Sy & Eruption – 12″ Of Love
03. Eruption – Give Me Back My Heart
04. DJ Dougal & Mickey Skeedale – Really Love You (Remix) 
05. Q-Tex – Hardcore Science (Live Version) 
06. Controller 1 – Nonono
07. DJ Davie Forbes – Play Like A Tiger
08. Elation – Force
09. Gordon Tennant & Technotrance – Revenge Of The Cosmic Ice Cream Men
10. Bass-D & King Matthew – What U Gonna Do? (Original Mix) 
11. Elation – The Buzz
12. S.M.D. – S.M.D. #2 [Side A] 13. Hyperbass – Hardcore Domain
14. Q-Bass – Music Man
15. G.T. Sampler & Technotrance – Natural Born Killer
16. Total Confusion – Phazion
17. Assym – Enjoy The Creation
18. Gigglatron – Floatation Tank
19. Matrix Project & Wargroover – Don’t Come No Ruffa
20. Dooms Day Machine – First Sense
21. Overlord – Overeasy
22. Men In Black – Mental Passion
23. Technological Terror Crew – Where Angels Fear To Thread (Original Mix) 
24. Matrix Project & Wargroover – Fokus On The Beat
25. Overlord – I Am The Lord!
26. Creepozoïds – Great Manipulator
27. Ingler – Sandra Hopkins
28. Wargroover – Skank
29. Chosen Few – R.N.O. Theme
30. Men In Black – Dat’s How We Do It
31. Auto Tropp – Magna
32. DJ Agonizer & MC Jerome – Agonizer & Jerome (Happy Hardcore Version) 
33. Ingler – Trek °°

Wow! I am an Oldskool fan, but I don’t know where Casketkrusher got these tracks from, because I only know about 1% of these tracks! They are all new in my books. His collection must be extremely impressive, but now it’s obvious why he loves his Oldskool stuff so much, because he’s got so many amazing records!

Quick rant of the day: who came up with track titles such as ‘Revenge Of The Cosmic Ice Cream Men’? That has got to be one of the weirdest titles I have ever seen!

Back to the mix. The mix is good. Tight (few tiny errors, but nothing big), and the tracks are really good. I think that digging up these forgotten gems is really what more people should do. Yes, we have heard the all-time classics before, but we want to hear more mixes such as this one, filled with tracks most of us don’t even know existed.

Casketkrusher is a hero to me. In the widest range he is. He’s got the same passion as I do, and it’s contagious. I can’t stop listening to it. Rumours do excist that he’s doing a special mix focussed on Thunderdome soon, so keep your eyes and ears open: if that mix is as good as this one of previous mixes, we won’t be disappointed.

Like his page, and share this mix (sadly no download option). Make sure the kids know where the Hardcore sound originated from, and teach them how good the music back in the days was, and still is!

Best record? The first one. What a track to start your mix with! Slamming track!

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Louk – Demo CD – May 2017

Louk - Demo CD - May 2017

Louk – Demo CD – May 2017

DJ: Louk
Genre/Style: Techno, Acid House
Mix Info: Demo CD – May 2017
Length Mix: 01:18:54
Tracks: 33 (thirty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 180 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ Louk – Booking via E-mail

Remember a couple of months ago, when TCD was a bit down and miserable, and not knowing if he should continue writing a blog? Remember that? You probably won’t remember that, and that’s a good thing. But there’s something linked to me being miserable and wanted to quite, and DJ Louk. I lost my appetite for reviewing, but for a strange reason I found his mix (previous demo CD mix) and it got me back, right back on track. In a way we’ve got Louk to thank, otherwise TCD would be a thing of the past.

Looking forward now: he’s back with a brand new promo mix, promoting only himself. And it’s a good type of promotion, but does he really need it? He’s a legend. After all, TCD likes him a lot, and what else do you want in life? You want bookings, I understand. That means more than just a written sentence. And with this and his previous mix, the bookings must take place right now. If these mixes don’t get promoters happy and curious, I don’t know what they are after.

He’s made a good and solid mix, with all unknown tracks to me. I was intrigued when I heard his previous mix, so the most logical thing to do is to listen to his latest mix, and the result? Well, you are about to find out!

tracklist

01. Qindek – Waves And Waves
02. Shlomo & AWB – Arcades
03. DJ Deep – La Grande Brasseries 2E Service
04. Monoline – Speech Cobras (Flug Remix) 
05. Leftfield – Black Flute (Ben Sims Remix) 
06. Truncate – Terminal 5
07. Svarog – Midgard
08. Drumcomplex – Gravity
09. Jon Hester – Neurons
10. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Am Ende Der Welt
11. Discrete Circuit – Recursive Decent (Mark Broom Edit) 
12. Black Asteroid feat Zola Jesus – Howl (Chris Liebling Remix) 
13. Pushmann – Finder (H Paul Remix) 
14. Savas Pascalids – Moving Waves
15. Transient X4 – Acid Train
16. Stranger – Highest Sense
17. Pushmann – Problems (Modeus Remix) 
18. Gareth Wild – Super Sharp Knifes
19. Slam – Stepback (Oscar Mulero Mix) 
20. Jeroen Search – Reduced External Awareness
21. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Die Dinge Des Lebens (Dax J Version) 
22. Dortmund – Karl Krankenhaus
23. Remco Beekwilder – Human Mind
24. Mike Humphries – Jupe
25. RoogUnit – The Chains
26. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Himmel Und Erde
27. Lewis Fautzi – Optic Chiasm
28. Louk – Flight BE1533
29. NX1 – 026 (AnD Remix) 
30. Remco Beekwilder – LSD
31. Endlec – Rhythm 393
32. Al Ferox – John Lennon Is Dead
33. Boston 168 – Nightcall

Yep, it’s a fact, I’ve been out of the Techno scene for too damn long. Only know 1% of the artists, but 0% of the tracks. They are all new and fresh. Couldn’t say if which ones are new and which ones are old.

This has been an amazing journey! Loved every second of it. I found this on Soundcloud, and I reckon I was one of the first to download it, and blasting it through my rental car’s speakers! My God, there are some slammers in this mix. Louk has picked a lot of awesome tracks, and I reckon half of the tracks are German Techno songs and the other American Techno. I could be wrong, and I bet you any money I am.

His flawless style has resulted in yet another amazing demo cd. One he should be proud of. And the track he selected which made me dance like the Techno viking the most is ‘Himmel Und Erde’ by SHDW & Obscure Shape. Sweet Lord, this is beautiful!

In all fairness, if you are not a promoter, you don’t need to worry. You can download this mix and spread the love. But if you are, or you know promoters, you know what you need to do: book Louk for your party, doesn’t matter which part: sweet 16, bar mitswa, birthday parties, christenings, Louk is your man.

Damn, this mix is hot. Seriously hot!

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Kit Hype vs. The Viper | Foolish @ Free Festival 2017 Mix

Kit Hype vs. The Viper | Foolish @ Free Festival 2017 Mix

Kit Hype vs. The Viper | Foolish @ Free Festival 2017 Mix

DJ: Kit Hype & The Viper
Genre/Style: Freestyle, Jumpstyle, Hardstyle, Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore
Mix Info: Foolish @ Free Festival 2017 Mix
Length Mix: 00:59:42
Tracks: 33 (thirty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Free Festival 2017 – Facebook Event Page

I only found this mix yesterday, and I was one of the first people to listen to it, and literally go ape during the mix. It’s a promo mix for upcoming Free Festival, a festival that doesn’t need an introduction. This year’s edition takes place on the 1st of July, at Almere Strand, the Netherlands. And I reckon you already purchased tickets, because on Facebook it says that 3.8k people are going. You are probably going to the Hardcore bit, where Angerfist, Korsakoff, Miss K8, Destructive Tendencies, Scarphase, Dr. Peacock and more play. Or to the Hardstyle area, where you can find Radical Redemption, Wildstylez, Atmozfears, Crypsis and more. Or, as the Dutch would say, ‘doe eens gek’ and visit the Foolish area, at which DJs such as Darkraver, Ruthless, The Viper, Technoboy, Tuneboy, Bass-D and more play. Oh, and also Kit Hype, who I’ve sadly never heard before.

This mix is for those who are going to visit the Foolish area, and it’s a beautiful looking area. With so many great names, it’s a must see area. How can you avoid this area, when they’ve got so many great names? Yeah, i know, it will be difficult, because the whole line-up for the event looks amazing. Every area is a must go to, but just for your consideration, check out this mix. And you will immediately be drawn towards the Foolish area, you will. And guess who’s playing there? That’s right, the DJs who made this promo mix.

The tracklist is a beauty, random as hell. Not your ordinary tracklist. Name one mix in which they jump from style to style with ease, and even cram in some Hardcore in the middle of the mix?

tracklist

01. 4B feat Bunji Garlin – Carnival
02. Victor Niglio – Locust
03. Da Tekno Warriors – Yo!
04. Kutski & Audiofreq feat Ragga Twins – Hookshot
05. Snavs – Roar
06. Kit Hype – Bulletproof
07. Max Enforcer – Even More Bass
08. TNT – Flash
09. Underground Warriors – Digital Manipulation
10. Da Bootleggers – Fresh Beats
11. Kit Hype – Mash It Up
12. LNY TNZ feat Kalibwoy – Therapy
13. Genius feat The Russian – R.A.G.E.
14. Kit Hype – Countdown
15. Crude Intentions – Voices Part II
16. Rawtek – Na’Wal (Bestien Stampede Edit) 
17. Crisis Era – Mosh Pit
18. The Stunned Guys & DJ Paul – Thrillseeka (Wild Motherfuckers Remix) 
19. The Prophet – Scum
20. Private Productions – Looped (Prophet’s Remake) 
21. DJ Promo – Dancefloor Hardcore
22. G-Town Madness & The Viper – Buck ‘Em Down
23. Warface – Mash-Up 6.0
24. Poogie Bear – Happy Together (Shadowfact Bootleg) 
25. Shadowfact feat Morris Lane – I Love Beatz
26. Backsnap feat Jr. Kenna – Mash Di Place (Jason Payne’s RAW Remix) 
27. Advanced Dealer – NSTFR
28. The Stunned Guys – SHE (Tha Playah Remix) 
29. Miss K8 – Icebreaker
30. Tschabos – Gib Mir Die Bass (DJ Paul Mash-up) 
31. The Viper & Panic feat Diesel – Vlammen! (A Foolish Anthem for SSZD Kingsday 2017) 
32. DJ Paul Elstak – The Promised Land (The Viper Remix) 
33. Dr. Phunk, Paul Elstak & JeBroer – Kind Van De Duivel (The Viper’s Hardcore Edit) 

This is one amazing tracklist! How diverse is this? This is what Freestyle represents: do whatever you like, play whatever you like, as long as it gets the crowd jumping up and down, and causing earthquakes.

This mix does exactly what you want it to. It demolishes you. It changes you into this creature feared by many. The way this mix is build-up, is immense. You don’t know which track comes next, or what kind of style it represents. It’s like a tsunami, wave after wave hits you!

The Viper obviously knows how to please the listeners, he’s a well established name in the industry, but Kit Hype is new, but he leaves a good impression on me. His tunes can also be found in this mix, which makes the mix even more dangerous!!

There are so many records to choose from, but this mix introduced me to one of the most amazing records ever made: ‘Locust’. Seriously, the level of filth can not be topped by any other record in this mix. Sadly played too short, this track deserves more time. I reckon when they play it at Free Festival, the crowd will loose it.

The Viper and Kit Hype, you’ve delivered an amazing mix! I sadly can’t go to Free Festival, but you, the reader, should. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t. Let this mix put you in the right direction….

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