Category: Mix Reviews

The Chainbreaker Presents: XTRA RAWFARE 1 (2017)

The Chainbreaker Presents: XTRA RAWFARE 1 (2017)

The Chainbreaker Presents: XTRA RAWFARE 1 (2017)

DJ: The Chainbreaker
Genre/Style: Rawstyle, Raw Hardstyle, Hardstyle
Mix Info: XTRA RAWFARE 1
Length Mix: 00:29:56
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: The Chainbreaker – Book Here

Remember I reviewed a mix for Defqon.1 a couple of weeks ago? I think it was a camping mix, a mix you could download and play whilst camping at Defqon.1? Remember that mix? Okay, you do. That mix was done by the Infectious DJ’s, and now one half of this duo has decided to do his own project aside of it, called ‘The Chainbreaker’. Now the Infectious DJ’s were new to me, so I couldn’t mention anything about them, but now this new project I literally know nothing about, only that the person behind it is one half of Infectious DJ’s. Well, let’s focus on the music, shall we?

I think it’s best to focus on the music. This rather new project is so new, it still has the wrap around it, and it still shines extremely bright. What this concept is about, is to play what doesn’t fit in the Infectious DJ’s playlist. Are you confused yet? It’s not that complicated at all. Two projects, focussed on bringing the music towards you. This half has decided to make his first mix, and it’s called ‘XTRA RAWFARE’. It’s packed with really interesting tunes by names such as E-Force, D-Sturb, Regain, Luminite and more.

Let’s check out the tracklist. If you are into Hardstyle and its sibling Rawstyle you are definately going to appreciate this tracklist. The Chainbreaker has picked really good anthems, and if you don’t believe me, look down to the tracklist now!

tracklist

01. D-Sturb – High Power
02. Two Sixty – Child’s Play
03. E-Force & Bass Chaserz – Attack
04. Raiden & E-Force – Beware
05. Regain – All In Darkness
06. D-Sturb & Emese – Legacy
07. Warface – Fake Ass Bitches
08. E-Force – The Dead Rap
09. X-Pander & Lowroller – Animal
10. War Force – Reloaded
11. War Force – Break Your Ankles
12. Luminite – Maccarena Deathmatch

It’s a short but really interesting mix. So this is the stuff Infectious DJ’s don’t play? Everyone should play this, because it’s awesome music. Untouchable music. Anthems for the future. This will still sound awesome in 100 years from now!

The might starts off with what is the greatest anthem I’ve heard in a while! Sweet Lord, this made me press repeat again and again! This is really uplifting and euphoric Hardstyle/Rawstyle. This is the music I was after. Hard, and yet beautiful at the same time. That is definately the greatest record in this mix, and a good starter of this first episode of XTRA RAWFARE.

Record after record the level of awesomeness stays high. I really liked this first instalment, and I reckon the Chainbreaker will keep on posting awesome mixes like this one for quite a while. Unless he makes a Justin Bieber dedication mix: if he does so, I will stop following him. But until then it’s the Chainbreaker all the way.

This was an epic first mix. And I’ve really enjoyed it. Can’t mention anything bad about it. Well, maybe the fact that it’s not downloadable, but that’s just a minor thing, isn’t it? Not something I should deduct points for.

Get this down you right now. Press play and make this Sunday the best one you’ve had in 2017. Wake up the neighbourhood, and let them know what kind of music you support!

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Faniac – Fanicast #17

Faniac - Fanicast #17

Faniac – Fanicast #17

DJ: Faniac
Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Gabber, Hardcore Techno, Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: Fanicast #17
Length Mix: 01:05:15
Tracks: 22 (twenty-two)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 149 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Faniac – Facebook Fanpage

I never thought I would live in 2017 and the Early Hardcore sound would still be alive and kicking. Back  in 2010 I thought it literally disappeared, and only stayed alive through dedication mixes. But I was wrong, oh so wrong. The early sound has never really disappeared, has it? To me the sound is still the best: it’s the sound I grew up with. When you are young, you start to experiment with different genres, to find one that suits you. I reckon it was around 1994 when I discovered Hardcore, and 23 years later I’m still addicted to it.

I only recently discovered an artist called Casketkrusher, and because I follow him on literally every social media page, Soundcloud decided to make sure that I would find mixes by someone called Faniac. Who is he, you might ask? Well, he’s a DJ (obviously) and resident DJ at ‘Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil’. and co-owner of Strength Of Unity Hard Dance events. That’s all according to his Facebook fanpage, and it’s a mouth full, isn’t it? Now because of ‘Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil’ I discovered Casketkrusher, and now Faniac.

This mix series has been going on for quite a while. It’s every first Friday of the month when he uploads a new episode. A podcast filled with Early Hardcore music. An hour of pure Heavenly music. I haven’t heard previous episodes, so I’ll start at the most recent one, shall I?

The tracklist was kindly added, and I reckon you want to know which tunes he used to compose this mix?

tracklist

01. Intro 
02. Peckerhead – Cobal Thorium G
03. Rodox Trading – Happy Bass
04. Peckerhead – Shape The Future
05. Rodox Trading – Hard Calibration
06. Casketkrusher – Nuclear Device
07. Psyche-Out – Getting Crazy
08. Lenz feat Lucy – My Drunk Friend
09. Technological Terror Crew – UK Fresh
10. Acid-X – Gun In Your Ass
11. The Shapeshifter – Stinx
12. Hellcreator – 1964
13. Shadowchaser – A Journey Of Force
14. Tha Bastard – Where Is My Dolly (Early Mix) 
15. Hellcreator – Aerial
16. 909 Junkies – I’ve Killed The Whore (The Ctrl 2017 Edit) 
17. Tha Bastard – Blood
18. The Ctrl – Death Row
19. Terrorbunny – Back To The Gabba
20. Hellcreator – Here’s Punishment
21. Kobe – Music Kill Me
22. The Assassins – Enter The Killzone

I will say this right now, and I might sound really stupid and insecure, but I’ve never heard most of these tracks? I don’t even know 99% of the artists. Are these really obscure classics, or ‘new’ records like Casketkrusher makes them? Are these artists doing the same, making music in 2017, keeping the Early Hardcore sound alive, or are these hidden gems from the 90s? I can’t tell, because I don’t know.

What I do hope is that these artists all keep the Early sound alive, even in 2017. We should give the Early sound a bigger stage, and with mixes like this one by Faniac we get our monthly kick. To me these tunes sound exactly like the tunes back in the 90s. Quirky, but extremely lovely.

The first bit is all about the ‘slower’ stuff, but it slowely builds up to the harder sound. Yes, even in the 90s we liked it rough and raw. And the tunes Faniac has selected are exactly the records I wanted to hear on this dreadful Sunday. Even though I have never heard of these names, or never heard these tunes before, they were exactly what I was after. This is really cool.

I am Dutch, so I do know what ‘Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil’ means. Literal translation is ‘old style is butter horny’, but that doesn’t make any sense. But what it’s about, is the love for the Early sound. And after hearing this awesome mix, I can say that my love for the Early sound has risen again to an all time high. Thanks Faniac for this epic mix, I will follow you on literally every page possible, and I will download the previous episodes of your podcast.

Best record? Difficult. ‘A Journey Of Force’. Yep, it wasn’t easy, but this track stood out from the rest!

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Yorkshire Ripper – 3 Deck UK Hardcore Vol.1 (2017)

Yorkshire Ripper - 3 Deck UK Hardcore Vol.1 (2017)

Yorkshire Ripper – 3 Deck UK Hardcore Vol.1 (2017)

DJ: Yorkshire Ripper
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore
Mix Info: 3 Deck UK Hardcore Vol.1
Length Mix: 00:28:59
Tracks: 25 (twenty-five)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 66.3 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Yorkshire Ripper – Facebook Fanpage

When you are a blogger, you do get mixes sent to you. Every so often you’ve got to say ‘no’ to a mix, because it’s so bad, you feel embarrassed to share it with anyone. But sometimes you get sent something unusual, you just simply can’t say no to it. This happened when the Yorkshire Ripper contacted me, and no, I’m not talking about the serial killer. I would be scared stiff if he contacted me, because there’s no reason why he should contact me. I’m talking about the DJ, whos mix I’ve recently reviewed. I think it was the 90s Hardcore mix. Correct me if I’m wrong.

What he did was a bit unique. It’s been done before, but I haven’t seen a mix recently made with 3 decks. The result is a mashup of 25 records within a 29 minute long mix. And the reason for doing it this way? Don’t know, it’s irrelevant. Let’s talk about the music, shall we?

He crammed in as much records as he could, and the result is a mega mashup of fine records by Stonebank, Reflux, Nuton, Callum Higby, Klubfiller, Mob, and more. And it’s also for free! Yes, you can download this from Soundcloud, and play it out loud wherever you want to. Even when you want to make sweet love to your other half.

Want to see the tracklist?

tracklist

01. Stonebank feat Emel – Be Alright
02. MOB – I’ll Be Good (2016 VIP Mix) 
03. Klubfiller – Universe
04. Stonebank – Who’s Got Your Love
05. Styles & Breeze – Into Your Eyes (MOB & Callum Higby Remix) 
06. Diplo & GTA – Boy Oh Boy (Gammer Edit) 
07. Callum Higby – Headshot
08. Tough Love – Freakin’ Tight (Alex Prospect Remix) 
09. Mizel & Wilson – Let It Bang
10. Streex – Alive (Relect Rave Edit) 
11. Macks Wolf – Vampires (Callum Higby Remix) 
12. S-Worx – Click Clack
13. Code Black – Predator (Wilson 170 Edit) 
14. Nuton – Way Back Home
15. Modulate & Whizzkid – Bitch Slap
16. Reflux & Stu Infinity – Gotta Know
17. Prospect & Pinnacle – Zombie Nightclub (Mizel & Wilson Remix) 
18. We’re Not Friends – Ain’t No
19. Spyro – How Deep Is Your Love
20. S3RL – Bass Slut (S-Worx Remix) 
21. Kayzo – Born Again (Darren Styles & Gammer Remix) 
22. Gammer – Red Drink Foam Party (Yorkshire Ripper & Stu Woods Edit) 
23. NERVO feat Timmy Trumpet – Anywhere You Go (KO3 & Relect Remix) 
24. Stonebank – The Only One (Darren Styles Remix) 
25. Major Lazer & Bad Royale – My Number (Callum Higby Edit) 

See, I told you that this tracklist was going to be amazing, didn’t I? Oh, I didn’t. Well, it’s amazing, look at the tracks that Yorkshire Ripper has selected for this mix. They all look absolutely beautiful! And as I said, this is a mashup mix, so you jump from one record to the next in seconds, and the actual track might only be played a minute or two.

It does contain so many great records, but the one that still stands out is ‘Way Back Home’. That’s still my favourite record, maybe of all time. I love the vocals (is that Sia?), and the whole build up is just perfect. The perfect record to play when you are on your way home after a day of hard labour. It will make the time you spend at home even better!

Yorkshire Ripper has made a really entertaining 3 decks mix. The result is a mix which is on fire from the first to the last second. There are a few moments where he’s too eager to mix into the next record, but hey, it’s not that bad.

Even though it’s just 29 minutes long, it’s been 12 amazing minutes. Can’t wait for the second instalment of this mix series. The first one was really good. Check it out now!

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Miguel Kore – Summer 2017 Minimix

Miguel Kore - Summer 2017 Minimix

Miguel Kore – Summer 2017 Minimix

DJ: Miguel Kore
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore
Mix Info: Miguel Kore #Summermix 2017
Length Mix: 00:30:40
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 68.8 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Miguel Kore – Facebook Fanpage

The Summer of 2017, it was a well deserved one day of extreme weather. It has happened, and now we can focus on the Winter. For the rest of the world the Summer time is about to start, and for our French ravers it’s time to get out and start raving. With a fine mix from Miguel Kore they will get through the Summer of 2017, and it will become a really good one. Hope you all have an amazing one, we’ll be shivering. But we’ll catch some of the sunshine via this mix. A Summer mix is exactly what we are needing right now.

Miguel Kore, I’ve seen his name before, but never knew he was French. And I never knew UK Hardcore/Happy Hardcore was alive and kicking in France. I always thought the French would like Frenchcore (hence the name), but they do like a bit of Happy Hardcore. And Miguel Kore pushes the sound forward in this huge country. To make sure that everyone in France has an epic Summer (and also everywhere on this big planet) he uploaded a fresh and uplifting mix a few days ago. Already reaching nearly 1000 plays, it’s time for it go up, way up the amount of plays. Happy Hardcore, or whatever you call it, should get a bigger platform. Let’s make it bigger around the world, and let the Summer of 2017 be the right time to do so.

The tracklist, well, he didn’t waste time. He uploaded it, and it’s packed with serious dancefloor smashers. Check it out!

tracklist

01. Darren Styles & Re-Con – Lonely Planet
02. Darren Styles – Us Against The World
03. Seven Lions & Echos – Cold Skin (Stonebank Remix) 
04. Code Black – Predator (Wilson 170 Flip) 
05. Starx & RAWPVCK – Okay (Original Mix) 
06. Lil Jon & Skellism feat Terror Bass – In The Pit (Franco Bootleg) 
07. Dougal & Gammer, Vini Vici – The Tribe World (Olly P Mashup) 
08. Kryder, Cajmere – Percolator (Olly P Bootleg) 
09. Ganar – The Way You Move
10. Spyro – Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit
11. Hardwell feat Jake Reese – Mad World (Ganar Remix) 
12. Ryan Kore & Stu Infinity – We Can Dance
13. MOB & Tekfreq – Bring Your House Down
14. Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS – Gold Skies (Darren Styles & Dougal Remix) 
15. Darren Styles – Save Me (Ganar Edit) 

Wow, this French DJ knows exactly which tunes to pick to make a mix sound really good! Even though I can’t remember if I actually reviewed a mix by Miguel before, this new mix really suits my mood, and I reckon he’s one of France’s finest Happy Hardcore DJs. Just look at the tracklist, and disagree then? No, you can’t. This is really a good looking tracklist, and an added bonus is the fact that this is really good mixed together.

This contains a few dancefloor slammers, and most of them I’ve already heard before, but a few are new, and contenders for this year’s best record. ‘Mad World’ and ‘We Can Dance’ are both seriously epic tunes! One has got an EDM bits in it, and made much better, and the other is just epic. The vocals in both are amazing, and it’s a good choice by Miguel Kore, to add these in his mix.

There are 2 tracks I don’t like, one of them being a track with the world’s least talented ‘musician’, Lil Jon. What a useless ‘vocalist’, his voice is as annoying as hearing your boss at work defecating next to you in the cubicals. And ‘The Tribe World’, I just don’t feel it yet. Maybe I need to give this a few listens.

I will listen to this mix again and again. A very good and exciting mix by this French DJ. This should be on your iPod or whatever device you’ve got. Download this, burn this on a disc and play it in your car (or put it on a USB stick, whatever floats your boat). This is a very good mix. Thanks Miguel, for making the Summer of 2017 a bit more special!

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