Category: Hardcore

Chosen Few Records – This Is Your Pressure (2016)

Chosen Few Records - This Is Your Pressure (2016)

Chosen Few Records – This Is Your Pressure (2016)

Artists: Various Artists
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Hardcore, Hardstyle
EP Info: This Is Your Pressure EP
Length EP: 00:21:24
Tracks: 4 (four)
Download/Listen (via Hardtunes): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 221 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
Label: Chosen Few Records
Product Number: CFR023
More Information: Under Pressure – Facebook Event Page

Yesterday an event took place somewhere I’ve never been before: Moscow. The event was called ‘Under Pressure’, and the line up had a few amazing DJs on it: Paul Elstak, Partyrasiser, Evil Activities, and Furyan. The other artists who played there I’ve never heard of before, but that’s not why people went to this rave: they went to get their Hardcore and Hardstyle kicks. And they probably did. And not only did they have superstar DJs, but also an anthem. Not one, but 4! All named the same, but still focussed on the same event, and all 4 sounding different. Released this week, and even though the event already took place, it’s worth to listen to these anthems.

Chosen Few Records is the label responsible for the release, and you can find this on Hardtunes. As usual you can get it in three forms: 192/320kbps MP3s or WAVs.

The artists involved in this EP are all unknown to me (besides the MC who’s responsible for the vocals: MC Syco). The artists were Encoder, Andy Wolf & Nitrous, and Dezperado. All worked with the vocals of MC Syco to create this wonderful EP. I recon that these tunes were played constantly throughout the night!

Check this out!

tracklist

01. Andy Wolf & Nitrous feat MC Syco – This Is Your Pressure
02. Andy Wolf & Nitrous feat MC Syco – This Is Your Pressure (Guitar Mix)  
03. Encoder feat MC Syco – This Is Your Pressure
04. Dezperado feat MC Syco – This Is Your Pressure

Well, as I said before the titles do not differ from another: they are all the same. All for one cause, for one event. But the artists involved were different. Don’t get me wrong, don’t think they all sound the same, because they don’t! 3 Hardcore tracks and 1 Hardstyle track. Have you checked them out on Hardtunes yet?

The tunes are fresh, and in all fairness I do love anthems. They make the event even more special. Since the early 90s when anthems became manditory, I fell in love with anthems. And even though I have not heard of any of these artists before, these anthems are truly anthems that cross borders! The event took place in Moscow, Russia, but these anthems are not limited to only Moscow nor Russia: I am listening to these tunes here in London, and they are making me loose my mind (in a good way).

A very good EP. 4 outstanding tracks. I can’t pick one track, because I like all 4 of them! Even the Hardstyle track suits this EP. This is a wonderful EP that will be needed in your DJ wallet or your music collection in general. Spread the madness, and put yourself under pressure: get this right now!

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IYF & Nobody Free EP (2016)

IYF & Nobody Free EP (2016)

IYF & Nobody Free EP (2016)

DJs: Nobody & IYF
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Powerstomp
EP Info: Free 4 Track EP
Length EP: 00:16:09
Tracks: 4 (four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 163 MB
File Type: wav.
Bitspeed: 1411kbps
More Information: Justice Hardcore – Facebook Fanpage

There are many things for free in this world: the sun, the weather, freeview, hours of good music on Soundcloud/Mixcloud, dogshit in your garden, etc. But not often do you find free EPs on Soundcloud. It’s rare, mainly mixes can be found on it. But to be honest, I don’t mind receiving mixes too, but sometimes I want treat myself to someone unusual and wicked. Yesterday I found this free EP, made by the two legends behind Justice Hardcore IYF and Nobody.

Why do they do it, give 4 tracks for free? Because they are awesome. And generous. Also they want to say thank you to the fans who stood by them from the start (and those who joined in later). Those who purchased the albums, singles and more. It’s them being nice to us, and we should embrace their kindness. It’s not often artists give free tracks! Yes, a mix, that’s a common thing, but free tracks?

IYF and Nobody do not need an introduction. So I won’t do it. It’s time to see this short tracklist (yes, only four tracks, but you have to remember and pray on your knees that you are getting these for free, DJ friendly tracks!).

tracklist

01. Go Gadget (IYF & Nobody Hardcore Edit) 
02. Da Tweekaz – Twerkout Revolution (IYF & Nobody Bootleg) 
03. DABS (IYF & Nobody Bootleg) 
04. Alice DeeJay – Better Off Alone (IYF & Nobody Remix) 

Short but sexy. It’s not the length that matters, it’s the power behind it that matters.

The tracks are all DJ friendly and good quality, and awesome! The tracks are bouncy, uplifting, filthy, raw, catchy, and most of all, interesting. These tracks would demolish dancefloors. Don’t know if anyone already had the honour to use these tracks in their set, but the first one who will use one of these tracks will experience a earthquake on the dancefloor: this will get the people moving, even those who went to the bathroom or those who are standing at the bar being boring.

These are all remixes/bootlegs, and to be honest, I have only heard one original, which is the Alice DeeJay track. Haven’t heard any of the other tracks (original versions), but what I’m hearing so far these tracks are good, maybe better than the originals.

Loving this EP a lot. Maybe a bit quirky, but it’s something I’m getting into at the moment. The best track? Oh, that’s not easy. I can’t pick. Maybe you can, pick your favourite whilst waiting for it to download!

Thank you IYF & Nobody for this awesome free EP! Keep it Justice, keep it Hardcore!

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AoS – HTID USA EP (2015)

AoS - HTID USA EP (2015)

AoS – HTID USA EP (2015)

Artist: AoS
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore
EP Info: HTID USA EP
Tracks: 2 (two)
Length EP: 00:08:56
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: 135 MB
File Type: .wav
Bitspeed: 2116kbps
More Information: AoS – Facebook Page

As a reviewer you get sent a lot of free music, sometimes worth reviewing, sometimes worth throwing in the bin and never taking it out of it ever again. Many people have become rather exciting because it’s that time of the year again, and no, I’m not talking about Christmas, it’s HTID USA I’m talking about. Many are excited and some artists have already uploaded mixes like M-Project and Scott Brown (if there are more, I haven’t seen them yet), but one has made an EP especially for the upcoming HTID event.

The artist I’m talking about is AoS, or mostly known as Ace of Spades. This 21 years old American producer/DJ became so excited, that he made tracks especially for HTID’s next event, and if you are going to be there, he’s going to hand out a lot of copies of his latest EP for free. You are in for a treat I would say. But for those (like myself) who aren’t going, there’s no need to worry: you can get this free EP if you purchase his latest track, which is called ‘Alleviate’. If you have bought it, he will send you a link to a page where you can get this EP from. Well, isn’t he nice?

The EP has two tracks on it, both made by AoS, and it’s a nice and fresh sound you should listen to. Tracklist if you are excited yet:

tracklist

01. Ace Of Spades – PHX
02. Ace Of Spades – Trump

A short but nice looking tracklist. If I’m brutally honest, I haven’t heard of AoS before, but please forgive me for not knowing each and every artist on Gods given Earth.

The tracks are all happy to the bone, really a nice combination of UK Hardcore and the oldskool Happy Hardcore sound. Cheerful and bouncy, and good sounding too. There’s a fresh sound coming out of America these days, and I’m liking it a lot.

The size of the two tracks is tremendous, so make sure you get some space on your computer before you download these. But they are worth it, serious stuff. I’m loving the happy vibes coming from them, and the length is good, but a bigger climactic moment in each track would have made them even better.

A good first EP to listen to, if you haven’t heard from this artist before. This has sparked my enthusiasm even more, so if I were you, go on a hunt for these two badboys, and give the artist a like on Facebook. Hopefully this will make everyone at HTID USA have an even better night!

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A.B – This (Westfest VIP)

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Artist: A.B
Genre/Style: Freeform
Track Info: A.B – This (Westfest VIP) (free download)
Length Track: 00:05:44
Tracks: 1 (one)
Download/Listen (via Stamina Records’ Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 58.0 MB
File Type: .wav
Bitspeed: 1411kbps
More Information: Stamina Records – Official Page

March seems to be the best month of the year, with many new releases all for free! The first review of the day was Gammer’s Nostalgia EP, and now we are about to listen to A.B – This (Westfest VIP). A free track for all those Freeform lovers, and I do know that there are a few out there, maybe hidden from plain sight, but they are alive and kicking. Within 3 days this track has been listened to 1600 times, and probably downloaded as much too. Good month, March.

As we all know, A.B is Freeform’s finest DJ and producer, with an impressive back catalogue. Many has he inspired, and with his passion of making excellent Freeform, his tracks always seem to destroy dancefloors all over the U.K. and beyond. His latest release, a free download, he has remade his own tune, and gave it more dirty Dutch style kick drums, and made it especially for his performance at last year’s Westfest. As it’s said on his Soundcloud page, this was “crafted exclusively to be played to a BIG crowd”. And so he did. But what to do with a track that can only be played in front of a huge crowd? Keep it to yourself, or share it? We all know the answer…

There’s no tracklist, because it’s only one track. A.B – This (Westfest VIP). That’s the name. Simple, isn’t it?

The original version sounds similair, because there hasn’t been any changes made to the original track, besides throwing in a couple of dirty Dutch style kick drums. The original was released about 4 months ago, as part of an EP, Stamina Records 019. With ‘This’ and ‘Carburettor’ this release became a classic Freeform release: many agree that this is A.B’s finest EP ever. Especially ‘Carburettor’ gave us all what we wanted, and changed Freeform for good: raw and nasty, and that’s the way we like it. But ‘This’ also became an instant hit, due to it’s strength. A proper feel good track, and when you add piano sections, you know that there’s only one result: win-win situation.

With this new and improved version of ‘This’, A.B has used Dutch sounding kick drums, and even though I am Dutch, I don’t find them Dutch-ish. More German-ish. More U.K-ish. Not Dutch at all. But still good enough.

If you thought that the original was good, you won’t be dissappointed at all with this Westfest VIP version, especially because it’s all for free. A.B made small changes, and it worked: didn’t do the original any harm. No harm, but small improvements made this version as good as the original. Mainly, because it is the original, slightely changed lol. You know what I mean,

One free track, and one you will play this weekend, if you are a DJ. If you are not a DJ, and you are just a raver, make sure you download this bad boy, and turn up the volume. Not too far, or you will cause earthquakes in your area. And if you like this track, because you didn’t pay cash for it, make sure you visit Stamina Records’ Soundcloud page, because there are 3 other tracks on it for free: scroll down Stamina’s stream, and be lucky!

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