stranger – ’91/’92 Conceptmix (2017)

stranger - '91/'92 Conceptmix (2017)

stranger – ’91/’92 Conceptmix (2017)

DJ: stranger
Genre/Style: Oldskool, Techno, Rave, Acid House
Mix Info: ’91/’92 Conceptmix
Length Mix: 00:58:34
Tracks: 26 (twenty-six)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: stranger – Facebook Fanpage

Sometimes you see on Soundcloud a mix being reposted, but when a mix is good, you see multiple reposts coming past on your timeline. One of those mixes, well, I couldn’t ignore. Reposted so many times, it was a sign, I reckon. A mix done by stranger, focussed on the Techno side of life, but with a twist. What might that twist be? Well, it’s focussed on 1991 and 1992, as most of us will know it as the pre-Gabber era. This is when Techno became slightly darker and edgier, and created sounds which would be used in the Gabber/Hardcore scene only a few years later.

Most of these tracks are dark, edgy, and yet extremely beautiful. You can hear the Gabber influence in them.Well, I do mean the other way around, Gabber was influenced by this kind of music a lot. And when I say a lot, I do mean a LOT. If this doesn’t make you move, it could mean 2 things: or you are too young and do not understand it, or you are stupid. How can you not like the early Techno sounds? The tracklist will literally blow you away, it certainly will!

stranger, he’s a stranger to me, but his concept mix is one you need to listen to. If you like or dislike Gabber, this is a must listen to mix. Check out the tracklist!

tracklist

01. Unknown Artist – Countdown FFM V (B3)
02. Gangsters Of Techno – Lost In A E
03. Two – Rescue Me
04. Bhab & Cas – Pulsiv
05. The Suburban Knight – Infra Red Spectrum
06. Alien Christ – The Art Of Shredding
07. V-Room – G-Hertz
08. Missing Channel – Edge Of Infinity
09. Jimmy Crash – Crash Course
10. Frank De Wulf – I Love You
11. Carl Cox – Let The Bass Kick
12. Poltering Rhythm Traxx – Armed Conflict
13. Nasty Django – Ey Dude (Totally Fucked Up Mix) 
14. Program 2 – Twister
15. The Gateway Experience – Living Body Map
16. Jeff Mills – DNA
17. Final Exposure – Vortex
18. Spark – AC3
19. Technotrash – Noise!
20. Teknoboys – Mad Beat
21. Bhab & Cas – Radiate
22. DJPC – Insomniak
23. Ace The Space – 9 Is A Classic (Bay Area Drive-By Mix) 
24. Noise Factory – Bring Forward The Noise
25. Control DC – Ritmo Dell Diavolo (Inferno Mute Mix) 
26. Beyond – Bang!

When you hear tunes such as these, it immediately takes you back to the wonderful 90s. The early 90s to be precise. Those wonderful years are still amazing, event though time has flown by so quickly. But the music still remains as good, and the vibes it generates can not be topped by any of the new-age styles at all. Yes, Techno is timeless. There, I’ve said it!

Even to me most of these tunes are unknown. Yes, of course I do know DJPC, Ace The Space (wasn’t that Marc Arcadipane?), Nasty Django, Carl Cox (duh!), Frank De Wulf, but the other artists are not known to me. It’s good to learn from the good old days, and it’s never too late to hallucinate, eh?

stranger’s mix is tight, really tight. He’s picked the right tracks, and the overall feeling I get is happiness. Euphoric from time to time. Which track is the one that made me feel so nostalgic the most? Well, I am a raver, a Gabber, and I love ‘Ritmo Dell Diavolo’. Never heard it being played so slow (is this the original speed?), but even being played slow it makes me get goosebumps. I can just picture ravers at a rave in 1991-1992 and hearing this track for the first time and literally be flabbergasted by its strength and rawness!

stranger, whoever you might be, your mix is dope. Extremely dope. More mixes like this one should appear on my timeline. Please Soundcloud, make it happen!!!!

Thank you to those who reposted this mix. Where would I be without this mix?

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Chris Moss Acid – Live @ Don’t (01-11-2014 @ Bar512, Dalston London)

Chris Moss Acid - Live @ Don't (01-11-2014 @ Bar512, Dalston London)

Chris Moss Acid – Live @ Don’t (01-11-2014 @ Bar512, Dalston London)

DJ: Chris Moss Acid
Genre/Style: Acid House, Acid Techno, Drum & Bass, Terror
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Don’t 01-11-2014 @ Bar512, Dalston London
Length Liveset: 01:00:40
Tracks: 11 (eleven)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 78 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 179kbps
More Information: Chris Moss Acid – Facebook Fanpage

I am a fan of Acid House music, and I keep on searching for mixes every day, to please myself. It’s one of those styles which is extremely underrated for its strength and diversity, and what it has done for the present day music scene. And I stumbled across a mix the other day, and it’s actually not a studio mix, but a liveset, made by Chris Moss Acid. Never heard or seen this name before, but judging by the picture attached to the mix he uses oldskool machinery/equipment, which makes it worth even more, listening to this mix. If an artist actually uses the Oldskool stuff, they should get more credit.

As I said, the name doesn’t ring a bell. But I’m not a walking Wikipedia, am I? If I knew every name on the planet, I would be on several TV programmes, boasting my skills. But I don’t have any skills. Anyhow, after pressing play I fell in love with the music he plays throughout his set, which was recorded back in 2014 at Dalston, London, at a club called Bar512. Another thing I never heard of before. I asked for a tracklist, because these tracks are not known to me, and he uploaded one, which turns out to be filled with his own productions! More credits for Chris Moss Acid. Anyone keeping the Acid House scene alive should be embraced with both hands!

Let’s see the tracklist!

tracklist

01. Chris Moss Acid – Acid Box
02. Chris Moss Acid – 247 House
03. Chris Moss Acid – Acid209
04. Chris Moss Acid – Slam The Box
05. Chris Moss Acid – GoAt Acid
06. Chris Moss Acid – Jak The House (It’s Time To) 
07. Chris Moss Acid – La Nuit Acid
08. Chris Moss Acid – The Acid That Ate Bournemouth
09. Chris Moss Acid – Agent-10-4
10. Current Value – Amen (Andrew’s Amen Mix) 
11. AFX – Gabba

This set is impressive! Only the last 2 tracks are made by someone else, and not Chris Moss Acid himself. But before we reach the last 2, you get 9 tracks during which you can hear how Chris Moss Acid creates epic anthems, and keeps the Acid House scene alive and kicking with his own productions.

Seriously impressed with his skills as a producer and also as a DJ, and people seemed to like it a lot during the evening. As he states underneath the mix people were texting him throughout the set, saying how epic a specific sound/bassline sounded. That’s crowd interaction for you lol.

During the whole mix you hear Acid coming through your speakers, and it’s lovely. The last 2 tracks are completely different, one is DnB and the last one is basically Terror. Even though it normally doesn’t suit a set like this kind, it works. The crowd needs to get rid of the last bit of energy they had after an amazing set like this one!

I’m liking this a lot. Really a lot. There might be some cross-fading errors, but can you blame him, he’s doing it live! Besides that it’s really an entertaining set. Credits to Chris Moss Acid for a wicked set! Loving it a lot, especially on a sunny day as today! Bring back the Acid!!!!

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Louk – Demo CD – May 2017

Louk - Demo CD - May 2017

Louk – Demo CD – May 2017

DJ: Louk
Genre/Style: Techno, Acid House
Mix Info: Demo CD – May 2017
Length Mix: 01:18:54
Tracks: 33 (thirty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 180 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ Louk – Booking via E-mail

Remember a couple of months ago, when TCD was a bit down and miserable, and not knowing if he should continue writing a blog? Remember that? You probably won’t remember that, and that’s a good thing. But there’s something linked to me being miserable and wanted to quite, and DJ Louk. I lost my appetite for reviewing, but for a strange reason I found his mix (previous demo CD mix) and it got me back, right back on track. In a way we’ve got Louk to thank, otherwise TCD would be a thing of the past.

Looking forward now: he’s back with a brand new promo mix, promoting only himself. And it’s a good type of promotion, but does he really need it? He’s a legend. After all, TCD likes him a lot, and what else do you want in life? You want bookings, I understand. That means more than just a written sentence. And with this and his previous mix, the bookings must take place right now. If these mixes don’t get promoters happy and curious, I don’t know what they are after.

He’s made a good and solid mix, with all unknown tracks to me. I was intrigued when I heard his previous mix, so the most logical thing to do is to listen to his latest mix, and the result? Well, you are about to find out!

tracklist

01. Qindek – Waves And Waves
02. Shlomo & AWB – Arcades
03. DJ Deep – La Grande Brasseries 2E Service
04. Monoline – Speech Cobras (Flug Remix) 
05. Leftfield – Black Flute (Ben Sims Remix) 
06. Truncate – Terminal 5
07. Svarog – Midgard
08. Drumcomplex – Gravity
09. Jon Hester – Neurons
10. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Am Ende Der Welt
11. Discrete Circuit – Recursive Decent (Mark Broom Edit) 
12. Black Asteroid feat Zola Jesus – Howl (Chris Liebling Remix) 
13. Pushmann – Finder (H Paul Remix) 
14. Savas Pascalids – Moving Waves
15. Transient X4 – Acid Train
16. Stranger – Highest Sense
17. Pushmann – Problems (Modeus Remix) 
18. Gareth Wild – Super Sharp Knifes
19. Slam – Stepback (Oscar Mulero Mix) 
20. Jeroen Search – Reduced External Awareness
21. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Die Dinge Des Lebens (Dax J Version) 
22. Dortmund – Karl Krankenhaus
23. Remco Beekwilder – Human Mind
24. Mike Humphries – Jupe
25. RoogUnit – The Chains
26. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Himmel Und Erde
27. Lewis Fautzi – Optic Chiasm
28. Louk – Flight BE1533
29. NX1 – 026 (AnD Remix) 
30. Remco Beekwilder – LSD
31. Endlec – Rhythm 393
32. Al Ferox – John Lennon Is Dead
33. Boston 168 – Nightcall

Yep, it’s a fact, I’ve been out of the Techno scene for too damn long. Only know 1% of the artists, but 0% of the tracks. They are all new and fresh. Couldn’t say if which ones are new and which ones are old.

This has been an amazing journey! Loved every second of it. I found this on Soundcloud, and I reckon I was one of the first to download it, and blasting it through my rental car’s speakers! My God, there are some slammers in this mix. Louk has picked a lot of awesome tracks, and I reckon half of the tracks are German Techno songs and the other American Techno. I could be wrong, and I bet you any money I am.

His flawless style has resulted in yet another amazing demo cd. One he should be proud of. And the track he selected which made me dance like the Techno viking the most is ‘Himmel Und Erde’ by SHDW & Obscure Shape. Sweet Lord, this is beautiful!

In all fairness, if you are not a promoter, you don’t need to worry. You can download this mix and spread the love. But if you are, or you know promoters, you know what you need to do: book Louk for your party, doesn’t matter which part: sweet 16, bar mitswa, birthday parties, christenings, Louk is your man.

Damn, this mix is hot. Seriously hot!

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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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