Category: Rave

DJ Terror 92-94 Oldskool Studio Mix – October 2016

DJ Terror 92-94 Oldskool Studio Mix - October 2016

DJ Terror 92-94 Oldskool Studio Mix – October 2016

DJ: Terror
Genre/Style: Oldskool, Breakbeat Hardcore, Rave, Breakbeat, Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: 92-94 Oldskool Studio Mix – October 2016
Length Mix: 00:48:28
Tracks: 19 (nineteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 66.5 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: DJ Terror – Facebook Fanpage

Another day, another mix. This time it’s a mix made by DJ Terror a.k.a. Accuser. Yes, you must know his name, you’ve probably seen his name on my website (I’ve interviewed him a couple of months ago, worth checking out). But for now you should check out this mix, because it’s a beauty. If you weren’t born in the 80s or 90s and you have no idea what Breakbeat Hardcore/Rave/Happy Hardcore is, it’s definately time for you to figure out what it is, and why not let this mix be your guide to the wonderful world of beats, basses, melodies, and a lot of piano bits and bobs?!

This era meant the most to me. To me this era beats the present day when it comes to the quality of the music. Yes, music has progressed, but sometimes I wonder why this kind of music has stayed in the past and not moved along aswel? I think this bass-filled music should have moved too, but on the other hand it’s good that we’ve got something to look back at, and acknowledge that it had a tremendous impact in our little rave culture.

The tunes DJ Terror has selected are raw, and filled with the dirtiest basses you haven’t heard in a while. The tracklist is insane, trust me. If you are old (as I am) and you know the music, you will get an erection if you just glimpse at this tracklist.

tracklist

01. DJ Seduction – My Own
02. SMD – SMD#1
03. Just Another Artist & Matthew Quinn – Rhythm (Billy Daniel Bunter Remix) 
04. Devious D & MC Jay J – Time Of Our Lives
05. D-Force & J.James – Ruff
06. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – I Don’t Need Your Love
07. SMD – SMD#2
08. DJ Invincible & N Zo – Funky Sensation
09. Ellis Dee – Desire
10. Slipmatt – Breaking Free
11. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – In Effect
12. DJ Seduction – Drop The Bass
13. Different Vibe & M. Quinn – Can You Feel It
14. DJ Slam – Hold On
15. DJ Seduction – Sample Mania
16. Love Nation – Positive
17. Slipmatt – Hear Me
18. Ellis Dee – Don’t Stop Rocking
19. Billy Daniel Bunter, J. Wilkinson, JDS & M. Quinn – Let It Lift You

Beautiful. Got no other word to describe this tracklist. Well, maybe gorgeous, or outstanding. You get the gist. It’s an good looking tracklist, and in all fairness this is what I was after.

DJ Terror has made a seriously insane mix! I’ve downloaded this only a day ago, and I’ve already played it 40 times! The reason why? Well, it’s bass-focussed, and even with my bog standard Volvo s40 speakers this mix made my windows tremble. When I drove passed people walking down the street, they were looking at me, thinking that I must be completely insane to play this out loud! The bass levels were ridicilous, it made everything move! It was like experiencing earthquakes inside my car for about 50 minutes!

Best record? ‘Ruff’. End off.

Check this mix out right now!

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DJ Flashback – This Is Jungle Tekno (Vol. 2) (2011)

DJ Flashback - This Is Jungle Tekno (Vol. 2) (2011)

DJ Flashback – This Is Jungle Tekno (Vol. 2) (2011)

DJ: Flashback
Genre/Style: Oldskool Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore, Rave, Jungle Tekno
Mix Info: This Is Jungle Tekno (Vol. 2)
Length Mix: 01:06:58
Tracks: 28 (twenty-eight)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 153 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ Flashback – Facebook Fanpage

I know I am a bit late with this mix, but thankfully it’s still on Soundcloud. As you all know, I’ve been following DJ Flashback/Flashback Project for a while now, and he always brought me joy and elation when it comes to his music. Every mix made by Flashback has always been a succes, and I can honestly say that he has never disappointed me. After browsing Soundcloud I found a mix done by him 5 years ago, back in 2011, a dedication mix for Chris Savage a.k.a. DJ Sav. I sadly don’t know who he was, but if you have anyone making you a dedication mix, you have meant a lot to him. A nice thing to do, and this dedication mix is quite a good one.

The mix is 5 years old, still sounding fresh. How’s that possible you might wonder? Well, it’s because the music Flashback plays is all oldskool music, and as we all know, this kind of music is timeless. You can listen to a mixtape from the 90s and still go absolutely nuts on it. The quality of the recording might be outdated, but not the music itself. He keeps pushing the oldskool sound forward, and it’s always a joy to see a mix done by Flashback. This one has a nice tracklist I really want to show you!

tracklist

01. Nightwriters – Let The Music Use You (’92 Hardcore Mix) 
02. F-Project 001 – Turbo Sound
03. F-Project 001 – Turbo Sound
04. Black Ash – Time Stretch
05. DJ Nex – Respect Is Due
06. Ray Keith – Tapes
07. DJ Massive – Hardcore Junglism
08. Burning Chrome – Powermove
09. Jem 77 – Out Of Time (Remix) 
10. Bass Ballistic – Smoke Dis One (Remix) 
11. Ian Clifton – Rattle Ya Bassbins
12. Citizen Kaned – Set Me Free
13. Andy Lewis – New Found Strength
14. BKS – Five Hours From …. (Acen & The House Crew Remix) 
15. Ray Keith – Destroy
16. Kay 9 – Crazy Bad Bwoy
17. NRG – The Real Hardcore
18. Release – Dance In Eden
19. Audio Illusion – The Energy EP
20. Bash Street Kids – Power Of Darkness
21. DJ Chemistry meets Jack Smooth – Alchemy
22. Release – Drifting
23. DJ Distroi & Boykz – The Flyte EP
24. E Kude – Never Let Go
25. Bizzy B – Brainstorm
26. Economix – Economix EP
27. Blame – Ecstasy Takes You
28. DJ Jinx – Paradise Project

The tracklist is beautiful, but what’s even better than a beautiful tracklist? A descent mix! I’ve found this one, maybe 5 years too late, but it’s never too late to fall in love with a mix?!

I’ve got nothing wrong to mention about this mix. Flashback always delivers, and is always spot on. He might be underrated as a DJ and producer, but if you listen to mixes like this one you know he’s the real deal. Rather Flashback than David Guetta or any other fake DJ. Flashback is a legend in my book, and that’s all that matters.

I have really enjoyed this mix. A lot of piano bits, and who doesn’t like that? A nice proper oldskool sounding mix, not annoying or a nuisance to listen to, but just spot on.

Many can learn from the skills, this man has got them all. Who needs to throw things in bins or behind their ears and say that he’s got skills, when you’ve got DJs who actually know how to do a proper mix, descent and actually extremely entertaining.

Each and every track is a slammer. Dancefloor smashers.

This is a must listen to mix. It’s still downloadable, and I urge you to give this a go. Flashback is a hero. And whoever he made this mix for, he must be smiling down when he heard this mix for the first time.

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Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime – Battle Of The DJ’s Match 2 (2004)

Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime - Battle Of The DJ's Match 2 (2004)

Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime – Battle Of The DJ’s Match 2 (2004)

DJs: Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime
Genre/Style: Breakbeat Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, UK Hardcore, Rave, Trancecore
Mix Info: Battle Of The DJ’s Match 2 CD 1
Length Mix: 01:13:50
Tracks: 18 (eighteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN 
File Size: 67.6 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: RSR – Facebook Fanpage

Soundcloud is filled with awesome music, and also mixes from the golden age of Hardcore. As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve only recently moved to the UK, and during the years of me living in my Motherland I have missed out on a lot of compilations, such as the one this review is focussed on. ‘Battle Of The DJ’s’? Never heard of it before. Never seen it before. All brand new, even thought it’s 12 years old. Thanks to RSR Recordings for uploading Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime’s mix on this compilation (the second disc was a mix by Force and Styles.

After a quick look on Discogs I found out that the label which released this compilation only released albums in 2003 and 2004, and was run by Slipmatt and DJ Slam. Only 10 releases,and it stopped. Several mixes were released on Beats24-7, and the first one of the ‘Battle Of The DJ’s’ was between Slipmatt and DJ Vibes. After the second volume they stopped. The first CD of the second instalment can be found on Soundcloud, or underneath this review. The mix was done by (as I said before) Ramos, Sunset Regime and Supreme. Thankfully Discogs provided us with a tracklist, where would we be without our friends at Discogs?

tracklist

01. Citadel Of Kaos & Justin Time – Rock The Disco
02. Sunset Regime – Fire This Time
03. DJ Seduction – Samplemania (Remix) 
04. J.D.S. & DJ Fury – Age Of Stomp
05. Supreme & UFO – Forever Autumn
06. DJ Stompy, Supreme & UFO – Here Beside Me
07. Hixxy – Thumper
08. DJ Stompy – I Believe
09. Supreme & UFO – Paradise
10. DJ Lee – A Touch Of Darkness
11. Sunset Regime – Fire This Time
12. Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime – Sunshine
13. DJ Slam – Influence
14. Sunset Regime – Tribal Chant
15. DJ Sy & Eruption – 12″ Of Love
16. Ramos, Supreme & UFO – Terminator
17. Mr. Hyde & UFO – Organ Power
18. Trance Masters – Acid Sunshine

As I’ve missed out on most tracks released back in the 90s and 00s, this is for me the perfect way to catch up. Thanks to RSR Recordings and others for uploading ‘old’ albums, which are probably rare to get anyway. The best thing about this? It’s for free! Check it out on Soundcloud right now, and there’s much more if you want to get that Sunday buzz feeling.

It’s weird to say that this mix is 12 years old. Still sounds crisp and sharp. The music scene might have changed, but not the power behind those dancefloor anthems. I am fascinated about the fact that we as humans might age, but music simply doesn’t. I reckon you can still listen to this mix in a 100 years time and it will still sound awesome and epic.

Favourite track? Well, I don’t know the title, I think it’s ‘Age Of Stomp’? The lyrics in my favourite track are ‘I like the things that go boom’. Now I’m not sure if that’s the title of the track (‘Age Of Stomp’), could be the next one, but the one with those lyrics in it is my favourite!

A wonderful mix by Ramos, Sunset Regime and Supreme. Don’t know who won this battle, haven’t heard the second disc yet. There must be a version of it somewhere hidden on Soundcloud, and I will chase it down, so I can compare who actually won. It will be difficult, seeing as the tracklist for the second disc is also a slammer.

Free download! Check it out!

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Olivier Abbeloos – My Early Productions Mix (88 – 96) (2015)

Olivier Abbeloos - My Early Productions Mix (88 - 96) (2015)

Olivier Abbeloos – My Early Productions Mix (88 – 96) (2015)

DJ: Olivier Abbeloos
Genre/Style: House, Rave, Techno, Deephouse, Breakbeat, Ambient
Mix Info: My Early Productions Mix (88-96)
Length Mix: 02:00:00
Tracks: 38 (thirty-eight)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: T99 (Olivier Abbeloos) – Facebook Fanpage

During the 90s many of us Europeans were fans of Quadrophonia and ofcourse T99, but many don’t know that one man was responsible for not only these duos releases, but so much more. Olivier Abbeloos has made so many great anthems, being part of T99 or Quadrophonia, but also under a few other aliases. His original name might be an unknown to you, but it’s time for you to acknowledge this man’s strength as a producer. He has uploaded a mix 2 days ago onto Soundcloud, to showcase his early productions, ranging from 1988 to 1996. Also another treat if you are an Oldskool lover: it’s recorded from vinyl.

Even I had to go to Discogs to find out how many aliases this man has used, and there are quite a lot! Cloud 9, Darkness, Inferno, Quantum, Random Generator, Vortex, Warp Factor One. Or maybe you are interested in which groups he has been? L&O, Orion, Quadrophonia, T99, Soul Patrol, Numatic, Nu Beat Kidz, Holographic Hallucination, etc. This Belgian producer has given so much to the music industry, and yet when you mention his name many will look at you strangely and wonder who you are talking about. But mention T99 or Quadrophonia and we instantaneously know the music they released.

His mix has got many of his own tracks in it, but mainly it’s all about the collaborations that led up to these anthems. It’s nice to see the tracklist that he added, he also added who worked on which track alongside himself and when it was released. Timeless music, and if you see the amount of tracks he worked on, it will be difficult to forget his name. Olivier Abbeloos, one true House pioneer/creator. This mix takes us back to the days during which House music was at its peak. Before it all changed and became more money driven. The music was pure, unaltered, unedged, and most of all, beautiful!

A 2 hour mix, with a tracklist? This is my kind of heaven.

tracklist

01. L&O – Even Now
02. The Concrete Beat – It’s Not The Way To Do It
03. The Concrete Beat – I Want You
04. The Concrete Beat – Techno Funk
05. Plb System – Artificial Defence (Esta Loco)
06. The Beat Machine – Mr Zig Zag
07. Neon – Sexuality
08. Neon – I’m Holding On
09. Neon – Don’t Mess With This Beat
10. Soul Patrol – Hype It Up
11. Jarvic 7 – No Time To Waste
12. Trigger – Stratosphere
13. Destroyer – Senses
14. Trigger – Wisdom
15. Quadrophonia – The Wave Of The Future
16. Conga Squad – Jungleboy
17. Jarvic 7 – Neutron Magna
18. Holographic Hallucination – Rumble
19. QA 0-127 – Q-Unit
20. QA 0-127 – Uni-Polar
21. Dynetic – Smoke
22. QA 0-127 – Multi Coloured Diodes
23. Warp Factor 1 – Care 4 Me
24. Quadrophonia – Quadrophonia
25. Quadrophonia – Schizofrenia
26. T99 – Nocturne
27. T99 – Anasthasia
28. Quadrophonia – The Man With The Masterplan
29. Quadrophonia – Find The Time (Second Wave Mix By Jochem Paap) 
30. T99 – Catwalk
31. Quadrophonia – Intergalactic Crosstalk (Amazonia) (Infinite Wheel Remix) 
32. Conga Squad – Jungleman
33. Conga Squad – Steel
34. Valleyman – Boatdrill (On A Rowing Trip Mix) 
35. Conga Squad – Orion
36. Holographic Hallucination – Broad Daylight
37. Random Generator – Zone Paging
38. Vortex – Apvoc

I don’t need to express to you how much of a fan I was of T99 and Quadrophonia, the first single I ever bought was sadly not theirs (it was L.A. Style). But the second one I bought was Quadrophonia. But I do remember owning both the albums they released, but sadly over the years they’ve disappeared. Or maybe I lent them to someone and they never returned it to me. It doesn’t matter, because we’ve still got the music: it’s on the internet, and if you look closely you will find many videos. But to actually find a mix containing their most famous stuff and more, is beyond belief!

Timeless music. You can play it in any set, and the crowd will go mad. I remember buying compilations and Anasthasia was on each of them. Still a must listen to track, if you love Oldskool rave. Quadrophonia was slightly different, but still pleasurable. If you were unaware, Lucien Foort was also part of Quadrophonia. Too much info to handle, eh?

Olivier isn’t the only one who should get the credits for these great anthems, but he was one of the masterminds behind most of the 80s and 90s tracks, and you can find them all in this wonderful mix. Never has my inner kid expressed so much joy in hearing a mix as good as this one. This takes me back to my bedroom, standing on my bed, listening to a cassette on my ‘my first Sony walkman’, driving my parents insane. Those were the days!

He has delivered an awesome mix, and you can still catch him playing all over the place. I urge you to see this man, because his influence has been immense. Where would we have been if these 38 tracks were not released? Would we’ve actually listened to Rave music? Would there be a Rave scene? Who knows?

Still to this day ‘Anasthasia’ is a great anthem, and the best one in this mix.

I want to go back and get my CDs back! The singles are ruined anyway, but the CDs…. if I lent it to you, give it back!

Ps. no download ability. Maybe one day it will be, but for now we’ve got to press play again and again.

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