arpz – A Christmas Cracker (2017)

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The last time I heard from DJ arpz was exactly a year ago, when he made his December 2016 mix. Before that it was twice in 2014, when he made the HU and Fracus & Darwin mixes, and he’s back now with yet another amazing UK Hardcore mix! This time it’s a mix with old and new records, from albums such as Sharkey’s album, Hardcore Heaven 3, Al Storm’s album, and from labels such as Kniteforce, Legitimate Recordings, CLSM and more. How about that, eh? Isn’t that a beautiful Christmas present? Oh, and it’s also a free download, so another reason to give this mix a go.

This contains everything you were after: UK Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Freeform, and a lot more. Christmas has come early this year, and it has put a smile on my face. The last couple of mixes by arpz have always a joy to listen to, and after glancing at the tracklist, it literally gave me an erection! The scene has been booming with a lot of releases (album-wise), but I haven’t bought anything recently. And this mix shows me how dumb I am for not doing so.

Well, it’s Christmas, maybe Santa has given me albums in my stockings? Doesn’t look like it, and if he hasn’t put anything in there, I must go and buy albums. Just to give me my daily buzz. This mix has done enough damage to my eardrums and has caused Endorphines to rage through my body… I need more music! I need albums…

tracklist TCD

01. Sharkey – Today’s The Day (Fracus & Darwin Remix) 
02. Craig Daze – Sunshine
03. D-Lyte – Champion
04. Dy5on & Fracus feat Rhistylee – Forever
05. Al Storm feat Vicky Fee – Thunderground
06. Sharkey & Arkitech – Never Say Die
07. Finnbarr – Inspire Fire
08. AJM – Want It (UV53 Hyper Mix) 
09. Michael Mansion – Let Me In (Fracus & Darwin’s BTR Remix) 
10. Sharkey feat Lisa Abbott – Bonkers Anthem (Al Storm Remix)
11. Al Storm feat DJ Storm – Hardcore Will Never Die
12. Vibes – Fantastic (Hattrix VIP) 
13. Alex Jungle – Dance & Hover
14. Idealz – TunE
15. Paul Bradley – From The Underground
16. Sharkey – Bang Like A Mother
17. Sharkey & Arkitech – Dual Illumination (Arkitech’s HHC Remix) 
18. Sharkey, Arkitech & Odyssey – Black Rain
19. Poisecore feat Hannah Stacia – Take Me To The Light
20. Dougal & Gammer feat Soffie Davies – Senses
21. Al Storm & Euphony – Return To Dust
22. Hixxy & Re-Con – Superhuman (Technikore & JTS Remix) 
23. Entity & Darwin – True Emotion

There’s simply too many awesome records in here, this is just pure madness from the first to the last second. Especially those records from Kniteforce and CLSM, boy, they are filthy Breakbeat/Drum & Bass records.

What makes me tingle? Mixes like this one. They are diverse, and contain shitloads of amazing records. From old to new records, by big names and upcoming acts, you can find everything in here. You know you get quality, and sadly mixes such as this one are underrated, but let’s make it a good Christmas for all of us, and share it as much as you can. Especially with one of the dopest records ever made with the sweetest vocals ever: ‘Thunderground’.

I am a big fan of this kind of music, and I don’t mind sharing this. arpz’s mix is intoxicating, and fresh. With a lot of amazing records (with one or two bad ones, but that’s not really an issue, is it?) this will give you goosebumps, and smiles for miles. And it’s got ‘Thunderground’. When the first record ever called ‘Thunderground’ was released back in the 90s, I fell in love. Darkraver and DJ Vince made a wicked record. But from now on this version by Al Storm and Vicky Fee remains the one and only Thunderground.

Wicked mix, arpz. Truly astonishing! Have a wicked Christmas. You made sure mine is awesome!


DJ: arpz
Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, UK Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore, Freeform
Mix Info: A Christmas Cracker
Length Mix: 01:08:14
Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 156 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: arpz – Soundcloud Page

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