Category: UK Hardcore/Freeform/Powerstomp

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!).

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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:

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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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Gammer – Nostalgia EP (2014)

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Artist: Gammer
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Hardcore Rave
Track Info: Nostalgia EP (free download)
Length EP: 00:18:20
Tracks: 3 (three)
Download/Listen (via DJ Gammer’s Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 42.0 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: DJ Gammer’s Facebook Fanpage

My first ever EP review, and it’s a very special EP, because it’s all for free! This EP contains three of the most anticipated tunes in UK Hardcore history, but one’s more loved than the other 2. I’m talking ofcourse about Gammer’s EP, and on this free EP (yes, it’s for free… the sunset isn’t the only thing for free, you know?) there are three tracks, all for you: Nostalgia, Good Life, and Good Life (Bad Day). Three tracks, all for free? Why? But most of all, why has he given ‘Nostalgia’ away for free? To many it’s Gammer’s best track ever (besides Marvin Gaye’s remix ofcourse, which is also for free), and I do like the track a lot too.

There is a specific reason why he has given away these tracks all for free (I won’t use the word for at least 10 minutes): he wanted people to smile. Or put a smile on people’s faces, and he did exactly that. After it being released, thousands of downloads occured on his Soundcloud page, and the numbers are still rising. And why wouldn’t they? Gammer has been at the very top for many years, and has been voted ‘Best Hardcore DJ’ for many years, but I’m not sure if he won a ‘Best Producer’ award… I think most awards were won by Darren Styles, but don’t underestimate Gammer: this versatile and talented producer has made many tracks that inspired up and coming artists to drown the scene with new music, and inspired other well established artists to have another look at the music they were making. With ‘Nostalgia’ Gammer touched many people’s souls, raver or non-raver. And it’s all for… erm… nothing, you won’t need to pay a single penny!

Technically we are all lying. You do need to pay for this tune. Think again, you do need internet to download this badboy, so you need to pay your internet billl, or no download. Unless you are a WIFI-whore, you can get this all for no pennies. If you are like me, you have paid the internet supplier 0.00258459 cent for the download, but who cares? During these horrible years, where the recession still grips us by our throat, we won’t complain at all. If this EP was out, people would have paid money for it anyway, but Gammer was being generous, as generous as a prostitue with herpes… sharing without caring. Gammer knows what he has made, and knows it’s strength, and if this doesn’t bring a smile on your face, you can kiss his behind. Fact.

Well, I’ve told you all what tunes you can get for free, so there’s no surprise…

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01. Gammer – Nostalgia
02. Gammer – Good Life
03. Gammer – Good Life (Bad Day)

Short tracklist, but none of the tracks are short. Full DJ friendly tracks, destined to make ravers loose their minds on the dancefloor.

The first track is obviously the biggest one, the most anticipated track. The strength of this tune is immense: powerful and beautiful, capturing the current state of the scene. The scene is at it’s best when people let their heart and soul speak, and when they do, they can create monster anthems, like this one. A track with piano bits, violins, and many other musical instruments I can’t play. But what’s interesting for me, is the use of Oldskool sounding bits, the ‘ja ja’ sound (yes, I’m really technical), or the Oldskool breaks….

Ps. If you listen closely, you can hear Gammer’s heartbeat. He literally put his whole life into making this track.

Now, ‘Good Life’. I don’t know what it is, but this one sounds too simple. Really too simple, and even though I’m not a producer or a DJ, this track feels too simple. Yes, it has got piano bits, but on the whole this sounds like it was made on a ‘My First Keyboard’ by Sony. The drop is excellent, but that’s all. The female vocal used sounds like a fart in a bath. Not sure why I’m not liking this track as much as I should, but maybe the simplicity makes it not interesting for me. Maybe I need to hear it more often?

‘Good Life (Bad Day)’ is basically the same track like the second track on this EP, but made a bit more filthier. Add a few more nasty bits, and the track immediately improves to a dancefloor slammer. This is a much better version than the second track! Yes, it does have the same basic elements, but more filthiness added. The filthy sounds he added make it work. Hard House sounding bits, I like.

If you find better reasons why you shouldn’t download these tracks, you should go and sit in a bath with a razor blade, and a TV on a dodgy plank, with a toaster on the edge of the bath (well, who doesn’t want toast whilst sitting in a bath?)… you get my drift. There’s nothing not to like. Besides the second track (personal opinion, don’t shoot the reviewer), this is a good EP. And I know a thing or two about music, and even my perspective on music changes: when ‘Nostalgia’ was played for the very first time, I found the drop too long… silence was a bit too long, but the track grew and grew more and more on me. Maybe ‘Good Life’ will do the same.

Download this EP, and share it with whoever you want. That’s what Gammer wants us all to do. If you don’t, he will haunt you in your sleep. Or when you are masturbating, his face will appear in your head. Now that’s not the most pleasant thing to see when you are dreaming of Emma Watson and/or Brad Pitt, eh? (only kidding, Gammer is the best looking UK Hardcore DJ, besides Joey Riot, Brisk, Dougal, Klubfiller…..)

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Ps. It’s been ten minutes since I last used the word ‘free’….. but this EP is FREE!!!!!!!! Wahay!