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