Genre/Style: Rave, Oldskool, Jungle, Drum & Bass, Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Westfest 2016 – Dreamscape Arena
Length Liveset: 01:03:08
Tracks: 27 (twenty-seven)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 146 MB
File Type; mp3
More Information: DJ Twista – Facebook Fanpage
I’m an Oldskool lover. I truly am. And when I see livesets pass by filled with Oldskool anthems I stop, quickly glance at it, and save it underneath my favourites (for me to review later). One of those sets was DJ Twista’s set recorded at Westfest 2016, in the Dreamscape arena. Two big words already in one sentence: Westfest and Dreamscape. So this must be a good set, even though I have never heard of DJ Twista before? Well, let’s give it a go, press play and let the beats come through my Creative speakers…
I might have seen DJ Twista’s name somewhere, it does ring a bell. But to say I know who he is, is not really telling the truth. In this case I can only say he played at Westfest in the Dreamscape arena, and he played Oldskool/Rave music for an hour and 3 minutes. Ok, not know much about the artist, let’s talk about the tracks he used to make the ravers loose themselves on the dancefloor..
The tracklist was kindly added, so it’s one you need to look at.
01. Digital Domain – I Need Release
02. Prodigy – Charly
03. Rachel Wallace – I Feel This Way
04. Tronic House – Uptempo
05. Turk – The Lover
06. Family Foundation – Just Xpress Yourself
07. Cubic 22 – Night In Motion
08. Catch – Raise ‘Em Higher
09. Jem 77 – Never Felt This Way
10. Spectral – Touch Somebody (DJ Seduction Remix)
11. Ellis Dee – Desire
12. JDS – Unclassified
13. Higher Level – Everybody Can Be
14. Prodigy – Outta Space
15. Krome & Time – The Slammer
16. Mike Slammer & Red Alert – In Effect
17. Higher Level – High Spirits
18. Foul Play – Finest Illusions
19. DJ SS – Rollidge
20. Boogie Times Tribe – Dark Stranger
21. DJ Krust – Set Speed
22. Leviticus – The Burial Remix
23. UK Apachi & Shy FX – Original Nuttah
24. Andy C & Shimon – Nightflight
25. Yazz – Abandon Me (Urban Shakedown Remix)
26. Dope Skills – 6 Million Ways
27. Moving Fusion – Turbulence
Big tracklist! Very big! So many great anthems in one set! But also the good thing about this set is that it’s not style focussed: he goes from Oldskool/Rave to Drum and Bass with ease. The crowd must have loved it a lot.
I love a diverse set. It keeps the entertainment level high. And DJ Twista decided to please the crowd by playing literally everything. I love so many anthems, but my favourite has got to be ‘Night In Motion’. This is a crowd pleaser, and you can play it in literally any set and it will get the crowd going. If you grew up in the 90s, you must know it, and if you do: you love it!
There is a slight issue when it comes to the mixing, at certain points it ain’t tight. The fading from one to the next is a bit ‘meh’, and that’s a technical term (according to me). You can understand the pressure when you are playing for thousands of ravers, but the errors are quite obvious. Sometimes throughout the set it goes wrong, and it kind of upsets me: this could have been an amazing set. It’s not always bad, in all fairness. But when it goes wrong, it does go wrong.
A nice set, with faults. You can feel the overall gesture of it. The tunes were played to please the crowd and to get them to move. That’s what has happened. I did move. And raved hard, because these tunes aren’t made for you to sit down and enjoy.
If these errors weren’t there, it would get 5 out of 5. But now I can’t.