Category: Mix Reviews

GOETIA – HARDCORE RIOT CAST 01 (2017)

GOETIA - HARDCORE RIOT CAST 01 (2017)

GOETIA – HARDCORE RIOT CAST 01 (2017)

DJ: Goetia
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno
Mix Info: Hardcore Riot Cast 01
Length Mix: 00:47:44
Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 109 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Goetia – Facebook Fanpage

After a nice and relaxing Hip Hop mix I was thrown into the deep. Back to the Rave music. Someone sent this mix to me, stating it should be reviewed, or at least listened to. Thanks for that. Now the beats, basses and melodies are pumping through my speakers. What kind of mix? A proper Hardcore mix by an artist called Goetia. What kind of Hardcore? The roughest and filthiest Hardcore around. Not the cheesy stuff, only the banging stuff. The stuff so hard, it makes the Devil wonder why he hasn’t come up with this style. This is filthy.

I’ve seen the name before, but I know nothing about Goetia. According to her Facebook fanpage, people call her the Queen Of Terror. She dominates the French Hardcore scene, and she pushes Hardcore all over the world as being one of the first Hardcore female DJ (well, they probably mean from France?). She turns out to be a very big name, playing at the biggest events all over the world, so this ain’t a one day DJ, but someone who has a long lasting impact. And to be frank, this mix has left an impact on me. Not many female DJs play the roughest records coming out of the scene. She does it. She probably says ‘bollocks to the mainstream’. And I’m liking the attitude.

The tracklist is a beauty. A few unknown ID’s in it. Let me show it to you!

tracklist TCD

01. Goetia vs Sandy Warez – ID
02. The Unfamous feat MC Mike Redman – Hated To Hero
03. Tieum – Drugs
04. The Beatkrusher – Hedde Drugs Op
05. The Satan – Meat
06. F.Noize & Crime Scene – Extinction
07. The Unfamous feat Bloodievoice – I Don’t Give A Fuck
08. Scarphase & Angernoizer feat Tha Watcher – Chaos Of The Mayans
09. Dyprax – Titty Pom-Pom
10. Mind Erazer – Fckin Shit
11. SRB – Rocket Muppet
12. Spitnoise & Deathshock – Brahh (NSD Remix) 
13. Goetia – FOREVERYOUNG
14. NSD – Dope Aside
15. Goetia – ME, MYSELF & I
16. Sodiak – I Like Bad Bitchez
17. Goetia vs Sandy Warez – ID
18. The Unfamous & Unrest – Just Two Loud
19. Mr. Miyagi – Tear Shit Up
20. Goetia – ID
21. Goetia vs Angernoizer – ID
22. Kurwastyle Project – Snow In Summer
23. Goetia – Move On

A wonderful tracklist. The few ID-less records will be announced soon. So don’t send me messages asking what the track title is, because I don’t and wouldn’t know.

Goetia’s mix is rough. And very, very tough. She has picked so many rough records, my speakers are struggling. But is it worth it? Yes, it is. There are a lot of her own records in here, so if you haven’t heard of her before, you will know who she is from now on.

Tomorrow me and the missus are going on a holiday, and this goes on my media player. I’m taking this with me, and will play it out loud. Greece, be aware, this Hardcore fan will blow speakers up!

The mix kept me going. Even the quirky records like ‘FOREVERYOUNG’ and ‘Rocket Muppet’ made me smile, and bounce my head up and down. A few little errors, but manageble. Goetia’s mix is quite intoxicating. She keeps the BPMs way up, and doesn’t bow down to the conventional mainstream Hardcore. F**k that, only fast and ear destroying records.

What’s my favourite record? Oh, difficult. Can’t pick one. I simply can’t.

Put your speakers up to the max, and let the Queen take over your life for 47 minutes. Let yourself go.

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1 Hour Old Skool 90s Hip Hop Mix (2010)

1 Hour Old Skool 90s Hip Hop Mix (2010)

1 Hour Old Skool 90s Hip Hop Mix (2010)

DJ: Billy Booyaaa
Genre/Style: Hip Hop, Rap
Mix Info: 1 Hour Old Skool 90s Hip Hop Mix
Length Mix: 01:04:59
Tracks: 17 (seventeen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Billy Booyaaa – Soundcloud Page

The other day I was in a well known supermarket in Southgate, and they were selling compilations by Ministry of Sound. One of the albums stood out, and I grabbed it and bought it. It was something unusual for me, seeing as I’m always into Rave music: it was a compilation focussed on Hip Hop music. Many of my friends don’t know I grew up listening to Hip Hop and Rap, and I can not point out a moment when I decided to listen to those styles. My parents weren’t fans, nor my friends. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that Hardcore House artists used Hip Hop and Rap bits and bobs in their tracks? I simply don’t know, but during the 90s I bought these albums, and even my father bought albums in the States (when he was working there) and gave them to me.

I just wanted to hear those classic anthems, so the album I bought contained a lot of well known records. Seeing as I’m always craving for more, Soundcloud (who’s my friend) made sure I would find nice mixes to listen to. The first one that popped on my timeline was a mix by Billy Booyaaa, who made this mix back in 2010. It contains records mostly forgotten by well known artists, from the Notorious BIG to Outkast to Busta Rhymes to Snoop Dogg to Nas. The tracklist blew me away, and also the amount of plays (858k) impressed me. I pressed play, and I went back to the 90s immediately.

Let me show you the tracklist, if you haven’t heard this mix yet.

tracklist TCD

01. Notorious BIG – Kick In The Door
02. OutKast – Aquemini
03. The Roots – What Goes On
04. Junior MAFIA – Get Money
05. Mobb Deep – Hell On Earth
06. OutKast – Mainstream
07. Royce Da ‘5″9 – Boom
08. Nas – Nas Is Like
09. A Tribe Called Quest – God Lives Through
10. D-12 – This Is How
11. 2Pac – Do For Love
12. Notorious BIG – Juicy
13. N.O.R.E – Nothin’
14. Busta Rhymes – Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See
15. Snoop Dogg feat Nate Dogg – Ain’t No Fun
16. The Roots – Work
17. OutKast feat Cee Lo Green & Erykah Badu – Liberation

This is a serious line-up of records. Sick records. Even the most whittest person on God’s given Earth (me) thinks this is really a dope tracklist. And for once not the mainstream records, no top 40 shit. Pure raw stuff.

I like to hear records that aren’t played on air that often, but had an impact on the scene. Yes, we all know OutKast’s ‘Hey Mama’, Busta Rhymes ‘Gimme Some More’, Snoop Dogg’s ‘What’s My Name’, and the list goes on. This mix, by Booyaaa, contains the records which are really underground. Yeah, they are known, but they are sometimes even better than the big mainstream records.

The mix has got a mellow background. This mix ain’t too rough, more mellowed out. Hip Hop and Rap doesn’t mean it’s coming at you through your speakers, molesting your braincells. It can be civilized, respectful, grown up.Even though the lyrics/message is raw, the music can still touch you.

Billy picked so many great anthems, and yeah, he has picked 2Pac’s record which appeared in the Top 40, but we forgive him. This is still an anthem for a generation, and it’s my favourite in this mix. He joins the stage with Notorious BIG, I love his raw voice. His records (both of them) are simply dope.

A nice and very calm mix. You don’t want to miss out on this one. Would I much prefer this mix, or the CD compilation I bought the other day? Mixes like this one all day!

Ps. what happened to Hip Hop/Rap? 90s music is simply a thousand times better. Nowadays the quality has left the building, and nonsense has taken over. During the 90s music was all about the strength behind the messages, now it’s simply made to sell. Shame.

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Raving Madness | Podcast107 | Happy Hardcore (2017)

Raving Madness | Podcast107 | Happy Hardcore(2017)

Raving Madness | Podcast107 | Happy Hardcore(2017)

DJ: Raving Madness
Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, UK Rave, Hardcore Techno, Gabber
Mix Info: Raving Madness | Podcast107 | Happy Hardcore
Length Mix: 00:36:13
Tracks:  16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Raving Madness – Soundcloud Page

The last couple of weeks the only kind of style I’ve been reviewing has been Hardcore. Well, that’s all because Thunderdome is about to happen. But seeing as I was full on Hardcore, I wanted something lighter. Something happier. Something cheesier. And voila! I found a mix, dedicated to the Happy Hardcore sound from the 90s. The DJ who made this mix is Raving Madness, and it’s the 107th edition of his podcast series, in which he plays everything, from Early Hardcore to Millennium Hardcore to Happy Hardcore.

I used to love Happy Hardcore back in the days. A huge fan of the compilation with the same name, I bought them all, and raved in my bedroom all day, all night. Happy Hardcore over the years got a lot of stick from literally everyone, but I couldn’t care less. Happy Hardcore was, and still is awesome. And to hear and see mixes on Soundcloud dedicated to this magnificent style bring a smile on my face.

Don’t know anything about the DJ, but his podcast series looks amazing. I will check other mixes out when I’ve got the chance. But for now I’m focussing on this mix, and it’s about time for me to show you the tracklist!

tracklist TCD

01. Dyewitness – Masterplan (Live Version) 
02. Seduction & Eruption – Bust The New Jam (Hard Mix) 
03. Infernus – I Want Your Love (Original Happy Hardcore Mix) 
04. Sonicdriver – In Your Arms Tonight
05. Paul Elstak – Luv U More (Paul’s Forze Mix) 
06. Brothers In Crime – How Deep Is Your Love (Dwarf Mix) 
07. Creasemaster & Slamdog – Bump The Bass
08. Evil Maniax – 4 x Funk (Bass In Ya Face)
09. June – Suck My Dick
10. Mongoose – Flame On (El Bruto Remix) 
11. Enfusia – Hit ‘Em With This
12. Tekno Mafia – Bugs Don’t Fly
13. Obliterator – New Improved Shit
14. Wicked Dimension – Everytime I Think Of You
15. Tellurian – So Damn Tough
16. Sigma 909 – Smooth Crimina

Now this is a tracklist and a half! And I can say to you that, even though I am a Happy Hardcore fan, I know only 80% of the records Raving Madness used for this mix. There are a few unknowns in this mix, and that has tickled my enthusiasm for it. Time to blow off the dust from the collection, and see if I’m still a proper Happy Hardcore fanatic!

And the answer to that is ‘yes’. This mix has sparked my enthusiasm, and brought smiles for miles. I always wondered what happened to all these wonderful producers, where have they gone? Do they know what kind of impact their tunes still have on the raving masses?

Raving Madness has made a very interesting podcast, and the tracks are all solid. Sometimes cheesy (like Sonicdriver’s ‘In Your Arms Tonight’ and ‘I Want Your Love’ by Infernus) and sometimes just banging stuff like ‘Bump The Bass’. I’m so deeply in love with this kind of music, and I can only give positive credit to Raving Madness.

Smiles for miles. 36 minutes of pure Happy Hardcore. Cheesy? Check. Hardcore? Check. Smiles for miles? Double check!

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The Thundergods Mix By: DJ Rob (2017)

The Thundergods Mix By: DJ Rob (2017)

The Thundergods Mix By: DJ Rob (2017)

DJ: Rob
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: The Thundergods Mix By: DJ Rob
Length Mix: 00:46:52
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Thunderdome – Official Website

It’s getting closer and closer. Thunderdome is creeping up so quickly, before we know it, it’s already passed. But the tension is building up to the biggest rave in human history. Not when it comes to the amount of people, but the strength of the ravers going, and what will happen. It will be a memorable event, one that will go in the history books as being the defining moment in Hardcore history. You’ve got to be there to tell the legendary story. What will happen in October will be so damn good, and why was I so late with getting tickets? I’m ashamed. Hardcore fan since 1993, but now too damn late.

Recently you heard the Ruffneck mix (who sadly isn’t going, due to health reasons), a Drokz Tunnel of Terror mix, and now a mix by one of the pioneers: DJ Rob. The man who lives, breathes, and basically invented Hardcore (alongside a few others, but his name is credited as being the first one). The man who took Hardcore to the Netherlands and lifted it to the next level. It’s actually years ago since I last heard a DJ Rob mix, and I reckon it wasn’t even a mix, it was a liveset. Was it Global Hardcore Nation CD 1, where he had the first set? Anyway, it’s been too damn long. He’s back with a brand new mix, dedicated to the brand that made the Hardcore DJs superstars (to a certain degree).

DJ Rob selected 16 records, and of course he grabbed a few of his own records, and smashed them into this 46 minute mix. Look at the tracklist, and say to me that these tracks didn’t give you goosebumps back in the 90s, and even today. Say it in my face! You couldn’t, because these are absolute classics!

tracklist TCD

01. Members Of Mayday – Religion
02. Pilldriver – Pitch-Hiker
03. Rotterdam Terror Corps – Maniac
04. The Mover and Rave Creator – Atmosphere
05. The Coalition – 9mm
06. Masoko Solo – Pessa Pessa
07. DJ Rob & Tim B feat Da TMC – Bleeding Ears
08. DJ Hooligan & DJ Rob – Love Time
09. DJ Weirdo & Dr. Phil Omanski – Young Birds
10. DJ Buzz Fuzz – Frequencies
11. Mollela – Originale-Radicale-Musicale (Stunned Guys Mix) 
12. Tiny Tot – Discoland
13. Lancinhouse meets Stunned Guys – Fucking Sweet
14. DJ Rob & Tim B – Get Set
15. 3 Steps Ahead – Paint It Black
16. DJ Rob – Rob’s 20 Seconds

Wow! This is insanely beautiful. Proper tunes, with a few I haven’t heard in quite a while. I reckon more than 15 years! This is a flashback to the golden years of Hardcore. Thanks for that, Rob, for this awesome mix!

The tracks are really good. He starts with an unknown track (to me, never heard it before), and after that the pace goes up and up, slowely. He used anthems to compose this mix, and to actually pick a favourite is quite difficult. I’m torn between two records: ‘Maniac’, and ‘Love Time’. Both equally good, completely different from each other, but oh so good.

Oh my God, ‘Discoland’. Who remembers that tune? I was singing it out loud on each dancefloor I was on back in the 90s. And raving whilst ‘Pessa Pessa’ kept on pounding through the speakers. Oh, and ‘Pitch-hiker’ being the perfect track to let yourself go completely. Or if you were looking for a sing-a-long record, ‘Paint It Black’.

One record I don’t like. Don’t like ‘Bleeding Ears’. DJ Rob has made many memorable anthems like ‘Love Time’ and ‘Get Set’,  but for this one I have to use a Dutch saying: ‘deze valt buiten de boot’. Find the vocal boring, and the actual record a bit ‘meh’.

All in all a very entertaining, and devastating mix. I can’t go. And from now until Thunderdome actually takes place, I won’t write any reviews about it. It breaks my heart not being there, at the biggest Hardcore event in the history. The line-up is, and it’s basically a home coming for us all.

Maybe I’ll be at Thunderdome 50 years. Maybe.

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