Louk – Demo CD – Nov 2016

Louk - Demo CD - Nov 2016

Louk – Demo CD – Nov 2016

DJ: Louk
Genre/Style: Techno, Acid House
Mix Info: Demo CD – Nov 2016
Length Mix: 01:17:31
Tracks: 25 (twenty-five)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 782 MB
File Type: .wav
Bitspeed: 1411kbps
More Information: Louk – Facebook Fanpage

These last couple of days have been quite difficult for me. I really wanted to quit reviewing. I don’t know what caused it, but I wasn’t happy. I wanted to terminate my blog permanently, but before I did, I wanted to know if anyone agreed with my opinion. Clearly they persuaded me to continue, unless I was unhappy doing reviewing. I wasn’t. So I was drawn back into the wonderful world of reviewing, and have I got a mix you should listen to! One of the greatest mixes ever made! And that’s not something I say often (I do say it every couple of months, but thankfully not every week, otherwise my job would be boring!).

The latest mix you can find on the world’s greatest reviewing website (ahum…) is made by DJ Louk. And after a.. let’s say a weird moment in my reviewing life.. it’s good to start with such a smashing mix. It gave me faith in what I was doing, and why people should actually listen to what I’ve got to say!

DJ Louk is a DJ I’ve been following for quite a while, and he has made good mixes, but his latest promo mix (promoting his own skills obviously) is one epic mix! This is how I want to hear a Techno mix! In all fairness: I’ve been listening to a lot of Techno mixes by the greatest DJs on God’s given Earth, but no mix can compete to this! And even though it’s a bold claim by someone who’s got no skills whatsoever… but it’s the truth!

This is how a mix should sound like. Beginning DJs, learn from this! This is beautiful, magical, pure music. Quality!

tracklist

01. AYBEE – Embryo
02. Pounding Grooves – Pounding Grooves #13
03. Michel Lauriola – Massive Compression
04. Andreas Kraemer – Fracture
05. Turtle – Rogue Transmission
06. Jonas Kopp – Akut
07. Haeken – Oracle II
08. Developer – Spiral Form
09. Mab – Perverse Carousel
10. Endlec – Glory Days (Binny Mix) 
11. Louk – Gravelly Hill
12. Remco Bleekwilder – 10th Planet
13. Charles Fenckler – Stellar Acid
14. Dax J – Escape The System
15. Unknown Artist – 303.001
16. Andrea – Machine
17. Envoy – Dark Manoeuvres (Obscure Shape & SHDW Mix) 
18. I Hate Models – Daydream
19. Oliver Kucera – TRDX902
20. Ritzli Lee – Reverse Processed
21. Ben Techy – Irrational Thought
22. Jake Conlon – Black Heath Works
23. Domenico Crisci – The Violinist
24. Pulse One – Human (Oscar Mulero Mix) 
25. Zed Kappa – Mist Theme (Reprise)

There you go. A jam packed tracklist, with a beautiful mix attached to it. This is a nice package you need to download now, because you won’t find anything this good on Soundcloud!

I’ve had journeys to and from work, and they’ve been pleasant to say the least. This has been so good, this made me want to stop on the motorway, get out of the car and start raving, putting my hands in the air, and giving it all I’ve got. Seriously, this is why I do reviewing: to find those hidding jewels and share them with same minded people!

Louk had created this epic and beautiful mix, and it has entertained me from the first to the last second. Even the ending is so good: always end with a very relaxing and mellow-kind of track. And that’s what he did. And what he put in between the first and the last second is just beyond belief!

My favourite track…. that’s a no brainer! ‘I Hate Models – Daydream’. Someone called this the tune of 2016, but that’s not enough credit: this should be the tune of the decade! If you are into NASA and space exploration like I am, this is the tune you expect to hear whenever you listen to a documentary! This, to me, is the essence of not only Techno but also Acid House. If this doesn’t move you internally, you are a non-music lover. Get off this planet.

‘Daydream’… I can talk about this track forever and ever. Louk, great choice, putting this in your already smashing mix!

Louk should be praised for this mix. Seriously good, and a good representation of what the scene has to offer. And the offer today…. is LOUK!

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DJ Dela – Not Forgotten – Vol 2. (2013)

DJ Dela - Not Forgotten - Vol 2. (2013)

DJ Dela – Not Forgotten – Vol 2. (2013)

DJ: Dela
Genre/Style: House, Acid House, Rave
Mix Info: Not Forgotten Volume 2
Length Mix: 01:19:14
Tracks: 31 (thirty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 108 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: ———–

When you come back from a holiday and you want to relax, you turn on your computer and search for the dopest and coolest sound imaginable, and in my case that’s House music. Not really in the mood for Hardcore or anything as hard as at the moment, but I will return to it as soon as possible. For now it’s House, and I think I have found a good mix for you all, containing the finest and classiest House music tunes from the golden years of it. Many might have been forgotten (sadly), but with mixes such as this one they keep pushing those forgotten tunes into the ‘not forgotten’ section. These tunes were ace and still are dancefloor smashers.

Don’t know a single thing when it comes to DJ Dela, the DJ who composed this mix, but what I do know is that the mix he/she made is absolutely amazing, and contains only the finest tunes! I will show you the tracklist in a minute, it’s worth checking it out, because it does contain tracks you might haven’t heard for quite a while and you want to hear them again (and trust me, you really want to hear them again).

tracklist

01. Todd Terry – Preacher (Acapella) 
02. Awesome 3 – Don’t Go (Sure Is Pure Mix) 
03. Amos – Let Love Shine
04. Sterling Void – It’s Alright (Acapella) 
05. Judy Cheeks – Reach (Remix) 
06. Sultana – Te Amo
07. Degrees Of Motion – Do You Want It Right Now (Acapella) 
08. SLD – Getting Out
09. Frankie Knuckles – Workout
10. Fluke – Sid
11. Bjork – Big Time Sensuality
12. K&M – Funk And Drive
13. Kenny Jammin Jason – Can U Dance
14. Love Revolution – Give It To Me Baby (Original Mix) 
15. Class Action – Weekend (Acapella) 
16. Blast – Crazy Man
17. Direkt – Two Fatt Guitars (Revisited)
18. Ruby Turner – Never Ever Gonna Give You Up
19. Rhyme Time – You & Me
20. O.T. Quartet – Hold That Sucker Down
21. Dupree – Brass Disk (Acapella) 
22. Gat Décor – Passion
23. Kathy Brown – Turn Me Out
24. Paris Red – Real Good Friend
25. Klatch! – God Save The Queer
26. Ralphi Rosario – You Used To Hold Me (Acapella) 
27. Dina Carol – Ain’t No Man
28. Chrissy Ward – Right And Exact
29. Floorjam – Stoneage
30. Up Yer Ronson – Lost In Love
31. Kim English – Nite Life

This contains a lot of awesome tunes. Not Awesome 3 tunes I mean, only 1 of them, but the quality of these tunes is just astonishing! Yes, it’s true, I haven’t heard most of these in a very long time!

The one I haven’t heard for a while, which I played non stop back in the 90s, was ‘Hold That Sucker Down’ by O.T. Quartet! Sweet Lord, memories do come back, and even after 20+ years this track still gives me goosebumps! To me this is the best tunes in this mix, and also one of my favourite all time records! Never heard anything after this record from them, but this one is just so dope: this is just how music should sound like.

DJ Dela made a really interesting mix, and worth a download. This has made my day. Drowsy and boring? Nope, it’s now fantastic! This goes straight onto an empty disc, and I will be playing this out loud whenever I can! House is timeless, and with mixes like this one they keep those anthems alive and kicking. Check it out!

What’s not so good about this mix? Well, the Bjork track. What an annoying voice. Couldn’t stand her during the 90s, still can’t stand her voice.

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The Acid House (2013)

The Acid House (2013)

The Acid House (2013)

DJ: Jagz Kooner
Genre/Style: Acid House, Techno
Mix Info: The Acid House
Length Mix: 00:56:38
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: ————-

You all know I’m a fan of Acid House, and yesterday I was on a quest to find a new Acid House mix with a tracklist. Wasn’t easy, most of those mixes do not have a tracklist, but I found one, made by Jagz Kooner. Never heard of the DJ before, but this is really a mix you should open your ears to, seeing as it’s a vinyl mix (meaning vinyl was used to compose this mix, no CDs or USB stick). If you play Acid House, the best way to play it is by blowing the dust of your old Technics, replace your old and busted needles, and get your old LP/vinyl collection and play it out loud. That’s the best way, playing vinyl.

I can’t say anything about the DJ, because I know absolutely nothing. What I do know is that he used tracks from 1987 till 1989, the golden years of Acid House. These years were the birth years of Acid House, and it got embraced by the raving culture, sadly not by the majority of the people. As you can see from the picture used for this mix is the fact that the media was against this new revolution. To be fair, yes, drugs had something to do with it growing rapidly, but it’s not fair: the music can touch you and lift you up to the next level, with or without drugs. I’ve never touched drugs, and I still feel the power behind Acid House. I think, and it’s only fair, that the media and the government should apologise for those mistakes they made during the heydays of Acid House. Look what it lead up to: a dance industry bigger than anything in the world, and Acid House was responsible for it!

Let’s get back to the mix before I become political.

tracklist

01. The Party Boy – The Twilight Zone
02. Pierre’s Pfantasy Club – Dream Girl
03. Bam Bam – Where’s Your Child?
04. Baby Ford – Oochy Koochy
05. Laurent X – Machines
06. Humanoid – Stakker Humanoid
07. Phuture – We Are Phuture
08. Pierre’s Pfantasty Club – Mystery Girl (Set Me Free)
09. Bam Bam – Give It To Me (Instrumental)
10. Mickey Oliver – In-Ten-Si-T
11. Phuture – Acid Tracks
12. Sleezy D – I’ve Lost Control

Beautiful tracklist. It’s only fair to say that Jagz Kooner, whoever it might be, has composed a very nice tracklist. It’s sad to realise that these really interesting tunes aren’t played out as often as they should be. These tracks should deserves more credit for what they have achieved. This level of production has been surpassed by many artists, yet we do not appreciate what these pioneers have done. Thank you all for creating Acid House, and making it (to me) the most memorable style of music.

What’s my favourite track in this mix? There’s only one big anthem (to me), which is ‘I’ve Lost Control’ by Sleezy D. Wasn’t this the first ever Acid House track on vinyl? I heard a story about it, don’t know if it’s correct, but I think it was the first ever on vinyl, correct me if I’m wrong.

There were some small issues during the cross fading from one track to the next, no big problems at all. But you all know I’m quite picky.

Give the man credit for composing a wicked mix and only using vinyl to make it. Not many DJs keep the vinyl scene alive. A nice mix to listen to on this sunny yet boring Sunday!

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Dave Clarke Live @ Mysteryland 2016

Dave Clarke Live @ Mysteryland 2016

Dave Clarke Live @ Mysteryland 2016

DJ: Dave Clarke
Genre/Style: Techno (ofcourse), Acid House
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Mysteryland 2016
Length Liveset: 01:45:43
Tracks: 42 (fourty-two)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 241 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Dave Clarke – Facebook Fanpage

Dave Clarke is an institution. He’s a legend, and he bloody well knows it. He has been in the game for many years, and he’s seen the world at least 10 times over. He’s played at the biggest events all over the globe, and an event without him playing is like Christmas without Santa Claus. He needs to be there, to get the crowd going. This year at Mysteryland he had his own area (rightly so), in which he played alongside his DJ friends: Carl Craig & Stacey Pullen, Gary Beck, Green Velvet, Joran van Pol, Rebekah, Surgeon & Lady Starlight, and ofcourse he played too! His set, which was an hour and 45 minutes long, can now be found on Soundcloud for free!

Mysteryland without Dave Clarke isn’t Mysteryland. The King of Techno has got to be there, and he was this year. As I said before, you can find his set on Soundcloud, and I urge you to go there, download this beauty, and let this Techno set dominate your Sunday. If you were there at Mysteryland, it’s time for you to reminisce. I sadly wasn’t there, but after reading the reviews afterwards, it turned out to be yet another succesful event. Ofcourse, Dave Clarke was part of it, he’s partly responsible for making it awesome!

Tracklist? Yes, kindly provided by the legend himself, the King!

tracklist

01. Env3 – Typ5
02. Lester Fitzpatrick & DJ Skitzo – Slippage
03. Robert Hood – Unix (S-File Edit) 
04. Jacek Sienkiewicz – Desert Plan
05. Jack Master – Bang The Box (Slam Remix) 
06. Floorplan – Mmm Hmm Hmm
07. Shinedoe – Road 777 (Ben Sims Bonus Remix) 
08. DJ Funk – Run (UK Extended Mix) 
09. Dimi Angelis – Ice Bridge
10. James Ruskin – Work (Steve Rachmad Remix) 
11. Lil Louis – Black Out (DJ 3000 Remix) 
12. Moderat – Bad Kingdom (Marcel Dettman Remix) 
13. Jeroen Search – Karuna
14. Unsubscribe – Untitled
15. Drumcell – Rooted Resentment (Luis Flores Remix) 
16. Dave Clarke – Wisdom To The Wise (Umek Remix) 
17. Gary Beck – Backward
18. Fred Hush – Distillery
19. Public Image Ltd – This Is Not A Love Song
20. Fred Hush – Distillery
21. Mike Dehnert – Meckwiki
22. Blake Baxter – Acid Warp Time Travel
23. Trunkline – Is It Funk?
24. Jamie Bissmire & DJ Bam Bam – Pump That
25. Paul Mac – DVD Crash
26. Afrojack + Benny Rodrigues – Dinges
27. Human Resource – Dominator
28. Turbo Turbo – Headway
29. Steve Bicknell – Passage Through Darkness
30. Ian Pooley – Celtic Cross (Len Faki Remix) 
31. Blake Baxter – Sexuality (Ben Sims Ingoma Remix) 
32. Turntable Hype – Turntable Hype (Brooklyn Rave Mix) 
33. Billy Nasty & Ripkhord – Bang Your Head/3am (Edit 1) 
34. Slam – Make You Move
35. Lords Of Acid – I Sit On Acid
36. Slam – Make You Move
37. Charles Fenckler – Frozen Room
38. Unsubscribe – Penultimete
39. Kalter Ende – Near Of The Moon
40. Carl Taylor – Debbie’s Groove (Robert Hood Remix) 
41. The Minutemen – Bingo Bongo
42. Ritzi Lee – Traction

How awesome is this??? What a wicked tracklist, and if you’ve already listened to this mix, or were there live, you know this will blow your mind away! This Sunday will become an amazing one, once you’ve pressed play!

Such a diverse tracklist, not only focussed on one artist! This only has got one Dave Clarke track in it, the rest is done by other artists. And the genres he plays are diverse: not just Techno. Diversity is key. From Oldskool Rave to Techno to Acid House. This man really knows how to make a party awesome!

This is not the first time I have heard a Dave Clarke mix, and surely won’t be the last. This man never disappoints. A true legend, the King of Techno. He knows what to play, how to play, to get everything right. He even throws in some scratching. What else would you expect? A crowd pleaser. That’s what he is. And quite down to Earth. Even though he’s God, he’s like us! But he knows a bit more about music, especially Techno.

A masterful set. 01:45 was too damn short. This could have go on for hours and hours. Dave Clarke, you sir, have rocked Mysteryland!

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