Category: UK Hardcore/Freeform/Powerstomp

Hardcore Junglist United – Too Lit To Quit (AoS Resident Mix 2017)

Hardcore Junglist United - Too Lit To Quit (AoS Resident Mix 2017)

Hardcore Junglist United – Too Lit To Quit (AoS Resident Mix 2017)

DJ: AoS
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore
Mix Info: Too Lit To Quit (AoS Resident Mix for Hardcore Junglist United)
Length Mix: 00:50:12
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Hardcore Junglist United – Facebook Fanpage

As usual I’m on the hunt for new music, be it mixes or CDs or what have you not. And a few days ago I was told by a little bird that there’s a new mix on Soundcloud I should check out. A mix by Ace Of Spades, or mostly known by these three letters: AoS. A rising star within the UK Hardcore, and Hardcore Junglist United have acknowledge that by signing him to be their latest resident DJ. Now that’s big, very big!

This mix is all about his love and dedication for UK Hardcore, and his own production skills can be heard too. It contains a few of his own productions, so you’ll get a nice treat just before this weekend. This weekend will be dominated by AoS I reckon. It has dominated throughout my week, I kept listening to this over and over again, and I think it’s time for you all to give this a go.

AoS kindly provided the tracklist, and it does contain some slammers in here. Some serious dancefloor anthems, and once you realised how good this mix is, you will thank me for making sure you noticed this.

tracklist TCD

01. Fracus & Darwin x 3Star – Together We Grow
02. Fluff & Tuff – So Much Stronger (AoS 2016 Remix) 
03. Relect – Close Your Eyes
04. Technikore & JTS vs Michael Mansion – Light Show
05. Darwin & Aquamendez – Coming Off The Wall (Fracus Remix) 
06. Darwin – Without Fear
07. Hotchkiss & Davie Black – Don’t Look Down
08. Fracus & Darwin – Look In Your Eyes
09. Nu Foundation – In Your Head
10. Cube::Hard – Show Me A Sign (Fracus & Darwin Remix) 
11. AoS – With You
12. Ron Reeser & Tall Sasha – Indigo Sky (Scott Brown Remix) 
13. CLSM – Gravity Wave
14. CLSM & Cube::Hard – See You On The Other Side (Harder Mix) 

Well, this is a brilliant tracklist, don’t you agree? So many amazing records in here, truly astonishing. Good selection, Aos, really a good selection! But you can really tell he’s a fan of a few artists, like CLSM and Darwin and Fracus. You can’t tell??

He did select amazing records, and made a beautiful mix for Hardcore Junglist United. A good promo mix, a good showcase mix of what AoS can do. Production wise and DJ wise. And I’ve got to say that he’s been influenced by Fracus and Darwin a lot. Their style can be heard in AoS’s approach to UK Hardcore. Well, who else would you go to? They are truly the most underrated but extremely talented producers, one of the finest.

I love the fact he’s selected a few new and a few old records. The first record is truly a ground breaking record, ‘Coming Off The Wall’ a sing a long song, ‘Look In Your Eyes’ a record which stays in your head for weeks, but which one made me dance/rave the hardest? ‘Indigo Sky’. The vocals are just superb, and Scott Brown’s approach is just spot on. The man hasn’t lost his talent, still on top of his game.

AoS has made a very good mix. Very interesting. Very intoxicating. Very sexy. And the question is, would I listen to it again? Yes, a big yes. A mix this good deserves another listen.

Make sure you check out Hardcore Junglist United on Facebook, and search for AoS whilst you are on it. Keep your eyes peeled for his album, which will come next year. One album worth waiting for. It’s going to be amazing!

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M-Project – Production Mix 2017 PT2

M-Project - Production Mix 2017 PT2

M-Project – Production Mix 2017 PT2

DJ: M-Project
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore, Powerstomp
Mix Info: Production Mix 2017 Part 2
Length Mix: 00:22:11
Tracks: 10 (ten)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 50.8 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: M-Project – Facebook Fanpage

A couple of days ago I reviewed M-Project’s latest album, but I knew there was more about to happen in M-Project land: not only a brand new album, but also a new production mix, showcasing what he’s been doing. And what he’s not been doing. Well, the ‘not been doing’ bit is rather dull, so let’s focus on what the masked hero is doing at the moment: bringing out good music! A few tracks you get from his latest album ‘Weaponized’ can be found in this mix, and also a few other dancefloor smashers, like the remix he did for Dune, for his latest release ‘Starchild’.

M-Project is always busy. You can follow him on whatever page, and you will never be disappointed. One thing he has forgotten to do is buy socks (I’ve never seen a DJ behind the decks without shoes or socks). Look at the picture above and you will notice straight away that I’m picky. Extremely picky. So it’s going to be a daunting task for M-Project to get a mix extremely right? Well, not really, he’s like King Midas, everything he touches turns into Gold. Like this mix.

As I said you can find a few of the records in this mix on his latest album (which you can read more about here). I urge you to get that album. But if you are unsure, check out this mix, and let this mix persuade you. It won’t let you down!

tracklist TCD

01. Scott Brown & M-Project – The Revolution
02. Brisk & Vinylgroover – Checkin’ Da Cutz (M-Project & Liqo Remix) 
03. Infinite & M-Project – Jump
04. T4TSUYA & M-Project – Just Be Mine
05. Dune – Starchild (M-Project Remix) 
06. S3RL vs M-Project feat Krystal – Heart Attack (Eufeion Remix)  |
07. M-Project – The Way We Were
08. Synthwulf & M-Project – Final Form
09. Synthwulf & M-Project – Star Strider
10. Scott Brown & M-Project – Dizzy

OK, yet another amazing mix by Japanese finest Powerstomp/UK Hardcore producer. You can tell he’s been a busy bee, and he’s evolving. His music style is slowely getting better and better, like wine. Wine only gets better after putting it away for years. Thankfully that’s not necessary in this particular case, but I like the way he’s going. More professional and more mature UK Hardcore.

There’s a lot of good quality tunes in there, and the one I like from his album was ‘Final Form’. Well, I need to correct myself, the one I really, really like, is ‘Just Be Mine’. These vocals are so extremely catchy, they will stick in your head for days! Or even ‘Checkin’ Da Cutz’, also an amazing record.

Still not a 100% sure about ‘Starchild’. I’m an oldschool Dune fan, from when the Happy Hardcore tunes dominated the charts, and still need to get used to his new direction. Don’t feel the love this record has been receiving.

All in all, a wonderful mix. Quality mix, 22 minutes long, and 10 records thrown right in your face. M-Project is busy getting us all hyped up, and there’s a good reason for that: M-Project is awesome! Is there nothing this man can do that turns awesome in a split second?

I still want to know the man behind the mask. He’s still UK Hardcore’s biggest mystery.

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When Gammer Was … A Knobber! (2017)

When Gammer Was ... A Knobber! (2017)

When Gammer Was … A Knobber! (2017)

DJ: M@rt!n-J
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Freeform, Hardcore Techno
Mix Info: When Gammer Was … A Knobber
Length Mix: 01:10:55
Tracks: 19 (nineteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 126 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 250kbps
More Information: DJ Gammer – Facebook Fanpage

Normally I only hear dedication mixes every so often, but today I had two in a row! The first one being Menno De Jong’s tribute mix, and now a Gammer dedication mix. Gammer, one of the biggest DJs in the UK Hardcore scene, really doesn’t need an introduction. Literally everyone knows him, and now he’s expanding his passion and dedication into the EDM world. The music he makes nowadays is so different to what he made when he started as a wee-little-lad. As M@rt!-J mentioned underneath the mix on Soundcloud, the records he selected were taken from the period ‘when I liked Gammer’s productions’.

The records selected by M@rt!n-J are all Gammer’s own productions, with a few collaborations with artists such as MC Smiley, JB-C, and Michael Scout. All the others are Gammer’s own, or remixes he made. Truth be told, I do love this stuff more than his recent stuff. I’m getting a bit bored by the EDM world, and the mixes are getting more bland and boring. No depth into it all. Gammer might still be amazing behind the decks, but the tunes coming out of the EDM world are only one day flies. A hit one day, the next already pushed aside by another record. Not these tunes, the tunes that made Gammer the DJ and producer he is nowadays.

These are the big records. And I do mean big. If you are a fan of the early stuff by Gammer you won’t be disappointed at all! This will bring a smile so huge, people in North Korea will be able to see you smile!

tracklist TCD

01. Clear Vu – Never 2 Late (Gammer Remix) 
02. Gammer & JB-C – Bigger & Bolder
03. Uplift & Stargazer – Statik (Gammer Remix) 
04. Gammer & JB-C – Turn Up The Bass
05. Gammer – Ready 2 Go
06. Gammer – Bassik
07. Gammer – A New Feeling (Original Mix) 
08. Gammer & MC Smiley – Unity
09. Gammer – Now It’s My Turn
10. Gammer & MC Smiley – Deep Down
11. Gammer – Dropzone
12. Gammer – Pressure
13. Gammer – Ambient Angels
14. Gammer – 34mm
15. Gammer – I’m Coming Hardcore
16. Gammer – Kickin’ Hard
17. Gammer – Let’s All Say ****
18. Gammer – This Is Mind Blowing (Nu-Style Mix) 
19. Gammer & Michael Scout – Bye Bye

Yep yep yep. These are the anthems! These are monsterous anthems! These were the records that made Gammer big. As most of you lot know, he was big with a certain DJ called Dougal, but on his own he was capable of keeping his head up high, and came up with some of UK Hardcore’s finest productions. And you can find a few of them in here.

This mix contains his finest work, and there are some really amazing records in here. The best record? Well, let’s go straight to that one, and you are probably thinking of a completely different record, and you will be amazed when I say the title of the record I like the most, but it is ‘Pressure’. Haven’t heard that record in a while, but it’s still a killer anthem. A bit of the Trancecore movement in it.

I’m liking this mix, and liking the Gammer productions too a lot. Sadly Gammer has moved into a more EDM friendly zone, but it’s good for him too. He has progressed, and is playing at the biggest events in the world. He might make different music, but wouldn’t you agree that progression is important too?

M@rt!n-J’s mix is tight, really tight! Yet another dedication mix I liked! More of these please!

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Future_Proof Sounds Mix Series 005 – Shimotsukei (2017)

Future_Proof Sounds Mix Series 005 - Shimotsukei

Future_Proof Sounds Mix Series 005 – Shimotsukei

DJ: Shimotsukei
Genre/Style: Freeform, Trancecore, UK Hardcore
Mix Info: Future_Proof Sounds Mix Series 005
Length Mix: 01:06:15
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 151 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Future_Proof Sounds – Facebook Fanpage

Remember last year, when I went to Bournemouth for a rave? Yep, that was a rave, organised by the people behind Future_Proof Sounds, the Freeform label who keeps on pushing new talent forward, and already well established names. Still small, but slowely growing every day. They’ve recently had an album being released, and the second instalment is on its way. But if you think that this is all they do, you are wrong! They keep on pushing stuff forward, and they do so via their mix series, which already reached the fifth instalment.

I haven’t listened to all of them yet, but I will. The other day I was reminded by the DJ who made the mix for this latest mix (Shimotsukei) that the mix was up and running! The first thing I always ask is if it has a tracklist, and if it doesn’t, if I can get it. Well, it took maybe a few minutes, but I received it. And it’s a beauty. Well, the majority of mixes done by Shimotsukei are literally mind blowing. Slightly different compared to the usual Freeform/UK Hardcore mixes, but that doesn’t necessarily has to be a bad thing.

The one responsible for Lucky Lotus made this exclusive mix, so you can imagine there being tracks in here you’ve never heard before!

tracklist TCD

01. Nomic – Falling Star III
02. Morita Yuuhei – Libert
03. Pain On Creation – Adaptation (Live Edit) 
04. Archari & Shimotsukei – Dagor Dagorath
05. Qygen – Black Lily
06. System F – Out Of The Blue (Qygen Bootleg WIP) 
07. Qygen – Crystal Cave
08. Exemia – This Is Synthform!
09. Connected – Fenrisúlfr (Original Mix) 
10. Alek Szahala – Lumi (Original Mix) 
11. Marusha – Deep (Pain On Creation Remix WIP) 
12. Otep – Smash The Control Machine (Evolutionize Bootleg) 
13. Morita Yuuhei – Lost In The Dark (Bootleg) 
14. Invader & Nightforce – Augerstehung (Full Circle DJs Remix) 
15. Betwixt & Between – Disturbed Mind
16. Betwixt & Between – Hollow

See, this is exactly what I predicted: an unusual tracklist. Maybe heard 10% of these tracks before, so it’s also an exclusive mix to me, even though I listen to a lot of music. It’s like Shimotsukei does it on purpose: look for records not many people play, and then throw them into a mix. It seems to be exactly that lol.

There are a few known names such as Alek Szahala, Qygen, Pain On Creation, Marusha, but that is all (oh, nearly forgot System F). All the others are unknown, but very tasty records they are. The way Shimotsukei creates these mixes is just fun. The result? A kind of mix you don’t hear or see very often.With a lot of unknown anthems. Is that the secret behind Shimotsukei?

I found the mix very entertaining. Dark and edgy during the majority of this mix. Fast paced. Controlled. But Freeform all the way. Well, some tracks do divert more into the classic Trancecore stuff, but hey, it’s all called Freeform nowadays.

The best record? ‘Falling Star III’ by Nomic. It’s the perfect track to start your mix with, and it sets the tone perfectly.

There are a few tracks I don’t ‘feel’ yet. Maybe too unknown, not really getting a buzz from them. For example ‘Lost In The Dark’. Bit too quirky for my liking. Maybe if I give this mix a few more go’s it might work?

All in all a very entertaining mix. Well mixed together, and diverse! Can’t wait to hear more from Future_Proof Sounds and Shimotsukei. But something deep down inside of me tells me that this won’t be the last at all. More will come very soon!

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