Ben Sims – The Jackin’ Zone (House, Acid House + Techno) (2010)

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I know, it’s a glorious day, and the majority of you lot are watching the World Cup being played in Russia, and what am I doing? Basically f*** all. Just chilling behind the computer, listening to whatever is uploaded. Firstly I listened to a few brand new and exclusive mixes, and I felt the urge to go back to the roots, and wanted to hear some Acid House music. Didn’t need to look very far: Soundcloud suggested Ben Sims’ mix immediately.

Why does this name ring a bell? I need to Wikipedia him, give me a second. See, I knew it, this is a well known name in the music industry. I must have seen his name fly by over the years, but can’t put my finger on it which albums they were, or which mix. But the name did ring a bell. So maybe there’s a reason why I am listening to this right now.

Soundcloud kindly showed me this 8 year old mix, but it still packs a punch. He decided to go all in with a nice mash of several styles like Acid House, House and Techno, and made this hour long insane mix. It does contain the finest records, and also a few I’ve never heard before. But that’s just the positive thing.

That’s so good about House and Techno. They just blend together beautifully. No need to make the sound change completely: it’s adaptable, and suitable. I’m loving the vibes already, and I’ve only played this 23 times today.

Let me show you the tracklist. It’s a necessity.

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01. The H Men – Scream (Acid-Pella Mix) 
02. Da Posse – The Groove
03. Da Posse – The Groove (Remix) 
04. Fingers Inc – I’m Strong
05. Jeuce – Zooooommm
06. Robot DJs – Energy
07. Model 500 – The Chase
08. Paradise Inc – House Music Control
09. Santos – Space The Box
10. Sleazy D – I’ve Lost Control (House Mix) 
11. Marcus Mixx – Psycho House
12. Sleazy D – Trust Track
13. Armando – World Unknown
14. Risque Rhythm Team – The Jacking Zone
15. Melissa – Love To Love (Funky House Groove) 
16. Annette – Dream 17
17. Blake Baxter – When We Used To Play (Dance Classic Remix) 
18. Pleasure Zone – Fantasy
19. Ron Trent – Altered States
20. Psyche – Neurotic Behaviour
21. Tyree Cooper – T.C.X
22. The Sweat Boyz – Do You Wanna Jack
23. Ego Trip – Dreamworld
24. Farley Jackmaster Funk – This Acid Life
25. The Children – Freedom (Crucial Mix) 
26. Da Posse – Strings (Fingers Mix) 
27. Kool Ma Kool – World Turns Around
28. Video Mind – Do It For Me, I’ll Do It For You
29. Plebz – Can’t Stop (Acid Rain Forest Mix) 
30. Marcus Mixx – House Flash Back
31. Suburban Knight – The Art Of Stalking

Now that’s a very pleasant looking tracklist. And carefully selected and mixed by Ben Sims. The end result is an hour of absolute bliss. I’ve really enjoyed this, especially the way he plays three styles all together, and also the records he has selected.

Everyone experiences this mix their own way, but my experience, well, it’s been absolutely amazing. The feelings this generates is beyond belief. Yes, he used the well know records, like ‘World Unknown’, ‘I’ve Lost Control’, ‘Space The Box’, but also a lot of records I’ve never heard of before. And that, exactly that, makes this mix so interesting!

An hour of absolute bliss. Who doesn’t want to experience that? Well, if you are into football and you think that we might stand a chance of winning, good luck. But just be realistic: press play on this mix and be educated. These are the true jewels of dance music.

Best record? ‘World Unknown’ by Armando. Just listen to it and you will know why.

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DJ: Ben Sims
Genre/Style: Acid House, House, Techno
Mix Info: The Jackin’ Zone (House, Acid House, Techno)
Length Mix: 01:02:49
Tracks: 31 (thirty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 143 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Ben Sims – Soundcloud Page

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