Electric Retox Ep. 174 – Mixed By MrPanda (2017)

Electric Retox Ep. 174 - Mixed By MrPanda (2017)

Electric Retox Ep. 174 – Mixed By MrPanda (2017)

DJ: MrPanda
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass, UK Hardcore, Powerstomp, EDMCore, Freeform
Mix Info: Electric Retox Ep. 174 – Mixed By MrPanda
Length Mix: 00:57:53
Tracks: 32 (thirty-two)
Download/Listen: NOT YET AVAILABLE
File Size: 320 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: MrPanda – Facebook Fanpage

The perks of being a reviewer are tremendous. You get sent mixes, t-shirts, CDs, etc. And today I’m going to talk to you about a mix made by MrPanda. Yes, the name might sound familiar, and you’ve guessed it: it’s not the first time this name appears on my website. So you are in for a misleading treat. Why am I saying that? Well, that’s because this is a preview, and the actual mix ain’t being released yet: it will be released on the 11th of February, so keep an eye out for this mix via MrPanda’s Facebook page.

This mix is so exclusive, I completely forgot about it. I do mean it, MrPanda sent me the link, and because I was so busy, I forgot about it. Thankfully he asked me to listen to it, and I’m happy that I did. I’m sorry MrPanda, I truly am. It’s not often (sadly) that I get to listen to previews, so I should embrace them with open arms.

As you all know, I’m a huge fan of diversity. And MrPanda always delivers awesome mixes, not bound to one style or one genre. And in this mix he touches several styles, such as UK Hardcore, Drum & Bass, Freeform and more. Definately worth a listen (once it’s out)….

tracklist

01. Ak1200 – Deja Nu (Math3matics Remix) 
02. Jenna G feat Chase & Status and Switch – In Love
03. Jinx & Dawn Raid – Strife
04. Dub Fx – Wandering Love (Robo/Tech & Schematix Remix) 
05. Parachute Youth – Can’t Get Better Than This (Sigma Remix )
06. Enei – Homeworld
07. Cyantific & Logistics – Brighter Day
08. Pegboard Nerds – Get On Up (Jakka B Remix) 
09. Hotchkiss – I Can See It
10. IYF & Nobody – The Other Side
11. M-Project feat Jonjo – Right Now
12. Anthem Power – It’s Gonna Get
13. LH4L – Neoprene (Skrillex Remix)(S-Worx EDIT) 
14. A.B – This (Westfest VIP) 
15. Breakage feat Detour City – Treading Water (Revision-X Remix) 
16. Ham – Anything For You
17. Technikore & JTS meets Al Storm & Weaver – Feeder (2 Minutes Of Hell Mix) 
18. Clarkey – Party Like Us
19. Sc@r – Acid Porn Monkey
20. J-Mac – Let It Roar
21. Fracus & Darwin – Music’s Hypnotising
22. Joyride – Give My Love (Jakka B Edit) 
23. Tyl3r feat Reynolds MC – I.C.F.I.
24. MNEK & Zara Larsson – Never Forget You (Stu Infinity Remix) 
25. Gammer – Good Life (Bad Day)
26. Technical Difficulties with Shok Ghost – Way To Go
27. Breeze & UFO – Dirty
28. Cyantific – Ice Cream
29. Chris Unknown – Killah Sound
30. Anglerfish & Lucider – This Is How We Do It Hard
31. Darren Styles & Modulate – To The Stars
32. Hotchkiss – Reflections

Diversity is what matters, and it’s what you get in this mix. Yes, the main focus is obviously UK Hardcore, but it turns out it blends in nicely with other styles such as Drum & Bass and Freeform and Powerstomp. And MrPanda knows how to grab your attention.

He used 4 decks (if I am correct) for this mix, and it’s quite impressive. The tracks he has selected are not the easiest tracks to mix together, but it sounds effortlessly. A few tiny mistakes here and there, but it’s really good what the end result is.

There are some slammers in here, some serious dancefloors smashers! ‘Let It Roar’, ‘Party Like Us’, ‘Anything For You’, ‘Killah Sound’, ‘This’, ‘I Can See It’, but my favourite track in this mix … well, there are three:’Give My Love’,  ‘Feeder’ and ‘It’s Gonna Get’.

A couple of tracks aren’t my cup of tea (of coffee, whatever you prefer). But all in all a very entertaining mix, and if you want to hear a really diverse and to be fair, quite sexy mix, you don’t need to look any further. Just like MrPanda on Facebook and on the 11th you will get a notification about this mix being aired on Soundcloud!

Ps. Obviously once it’s been released, I will add it underneath this review. But for now you’ve got to wait!

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DJ Sy & MC “Scratchmaster” Techno – Obsession (Concept Club) 14.05.93

DJ Sy & MC "Scratchmaster" Techno - Obsession (Concept Club) 14.05.93

DJ Sy & MC “Scratchmaster” Techno – Obsession (Concept Club) 14.05.93

DJ: Sy
MC: Scratchmaster Techno
Genre/Style: Oldskool, Rave, Hardcore, Jungle, Drum & Bass, Techno
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Obsession (Concept Club) 14.05.93
Length Liveset: 01:10:18
Tracks: 36 (thirty-six)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: DJ Sy – Facebook Fanpage

The new year has started, and I never had the urge to listen to some Oldskool music like today. This year has been awesome so far, found a couple of amazing mixes/livesets, and one just stood out, because it was a set by the mighty DJ Sy, the ultimate scratch master. It’s an old but classic set, already listened to 41k+ times in the last 4 years! Seems I’m not the only one who wants to hear more Oldskool music, eh?

I know nothing about this period in UK Rave history, I wasn’t born here, and to be honest, back in 1993 I was only 9 years old, I still needed to get used to Dutch Gabber music. To me this was new and exciting, and I dedicated my time only to Gabber/Hardcore music, never had the time to listen to something else. I wish I was born in the UK, this was the decade of awesome music, as this set showcases. Not only do you get 36 amazing tracks all beautifully mixed on turntables (no CDJs ofcourse, it’s 1993 and that wasn’t even available!), you do get the scratch master doing his thing beautifully. And he’s not alone: MC Scratchmaster Techno was there to hype up the crowd! Two artists who know the skills when it comes to scratching (one with his mouth, the other with turntables). And the tracklist is rave-tastic!

tracklist

01. D’Cruze – Want You Now
02. Cool Hand Flex – Chill Out
03. Vibes & Wishdokta – Obsession (Music’s So Wonderful)
04. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – In Effect
05. Chaos & Julia Set – Bounce
06. Andy C – Something New Pt. 2
07. Chaos & Julia Set – Scud Beats
08. Hedgehog Affair Pt. 3 – Don’t Just Stand There
09. Equazion – E-Creation
10. DJ Distroi & Boykz – Jungle Warrior
11. Cool Hand Flex – Wip Lash
12. Out Of Order – Right Guard
13. 4 Voice – Catching The Scent Of Mystery
14. Out Of Order – Tears
15. DJ Edge – The Remix
16. Tango & Ratty – Tales From The Darkside
17. D.O.P.E. – When I Was Young (DJ Easy B & T-Bags Revisited Mix) 
18. A Guy Called Gerald – Anything V.2.1.
19. Metalheads – Terminator
20. Dark & Moody – Untitled (AA1) (Volume 1)
21. Lemon D – Pursuit Thru The Darkness
22. Scott & Keith – Deranged (Bonus Drums Mix) 
23. The Anthill Mob – The Hooded Claw (Tango Mix) 
24. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – Don’t Need Your Love
25. Nookie – Gonna Be Alright (Cloud 9 Remix) 
26. Pure Daze – Out Of My Head (Side AA2 Mix) 
27. Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era – Bust That Groove
28. Run Things – Look No Further
29. Harmony & Xtreme – Journey Through Time
30. Smokey Joe – Kiss My Neck
31. Nookie – Shining In Da Darkness
32. Orca – Alive & Kickin’
33. Wishdokta – Whine You Bottom (Waistline Mix) 
34. Formula 7 – Funky Techno
35. Chaos & Julia Set – Atmosphere (Sub Base Field Mix) 
36. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – Ganja Man

Damn, these names make me moist. Look at these names! Most of them do nothing anymore (well, not using these aliases). What happened to Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era (what’s in the name?), Nookie, Cool Hand Flex, Red Alert, Mike Slammer? And let’s not forget the MC Scratchmaster Techno? I’ve never seen his name before, and he has got the skills many MCs copied, but what happened to him?

This is really a dope liveset, and I do understand why it got so many plays on Soundcloud! It’s DJ Sy, the master of scratching. He does it so effortless, it blends in each and every track with ease. No one can scratch like him, it’s the truth. And if you think about it, he’s been in the scene for so long, this set was recorded back in 1993, which is 23 years ago! Amazing. And even back in 1993 he ruled the decks like no one else.

The set might have small and minute errors, but let’s not forget the artists back then used machinery/equipment, and had to put their heart and soul into it, and use their hands and ears. No button to make their lives easier. Pure mixing, like mixing was intended to be. And only Sy can prove to us all that he was king back in 1993.

Best record? Well, the set from the first to the last second is amazing. I hope you are going to like it, like I did. Sy and the MC have delivered an amazing set! A classic set, one we should cherrish.

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ViperStar & JAJ – A Mix Of Awesome TUNAge Vol 2 (2016)

ViperStar & JAJ - A Mix Of Awesome TUNAge Vol 2 (2016)

ViperStar & JAJ – A Mix Of Awesome TUNAge Vol 2 (2016)

DJs: ViperStar & JAJ
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, J-Core, Freeform, Breakbeat, Drum & Bass, Powerstomp
Mix Info: ‘A Mix Of Awesome TUNAge Volume 2’
Length Mix: 01:08:41
Tracks: 31 (thirty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 158 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: ViperStar & JAJ – Soundcloud Page

It’s been more than a year since we last heard from JAJ & ViperStar together on one mixtape. It was released back in May 2015, and it’s been quiet, very quiet, until today! By accident I found this mix on Soundcloud when I woke up earlier, and I was actually the first one to press play and hear it before anyone else did! Sneaky eh, and I didn’t ask for it. Normally I get everything sent to me, but this time I found it myself. I feel so good about myself, now I know why I woke up at this time of day!

What can you expect? Well, something unusual. And when I say that, I do mean it! JAJ and ViperStar have picked 31 of their favourite records, and mixed them together. Nothing unusual here, but when you look at the tracklist and see how many styles and genres they used to compose this mix, that’s the unusual bit. And also the great thing about this mix is that it’s filled with tracks by so many different artists from all over the world! Diversity is key, they say.

Don’t know why it took them so long, but they are back, finally with the second instalment of their fish related mixtape. Tracklist was provided, so here it is:

tracklist

01. Lime – 8-Bit Dreamer (OpitU Remix) 
02. Maxo – Reach You (Mitomoro Remix) 
03. Marcus Kane – Cross The Divide
04. Dave Castellano – Ghost
05. Entity – Something To Say
06. Ultravibes – Fuckin’ Trip
07. Doug Horizon vs Joey Riot – Programmed 2 Ignite
08. Dave Castellano & DJFatSteve – AK-47
09. Syn Cole – Miami 82 (Moomei Bootleg) 
10. MOB & Tom Revolution – Rockstar
11. Hyperforce vs Wiggi – Guitar Tuna
12. Diplo & GTA – Boy Oh Boy (Gammer Edit) 
13. Getty – Frontline
14. Joey Riot & Tom Revolution – Rockstar Movements
15. MOB & Paul EP – The Circus 2014
16. Alex Prospect – Renegade
17. Cruze, Breaks, MC Frikshon & MC Macca – Speaker Shake
18. Dougal & Gammer – Shoulder Lock
19. Empyrean Tears – Easii
20. Special D. & Scott Brown – Elysium (Scott Brown Mix) 
21. Srav3R – Fire Of Spirit
22. Frontliner – Galaxes Collide (Tattttttt Bootleg) 
23. Neoclubber – In & Out (Ultravibes Remix) 
24. League Of Legends – Burning Bright (Andromulus Remix) (Assertive Hardcore Edit) 
25. Team Sly feat Riddle – FRC (Havoc 175 Edit) 
26. Darwin – Electric Pulsedrive
27. Knife Party – PLUR Police (Ren Hagisato Flip) 
28. Limit & Skoda – Khetto Blaster
29. Mitomoro – S.T.F.U.
30. Jimmy J & Cru-L-T – Ool Lortnoc (M-Project & Muzik Servant Remix) 
31. Inverse & Orbit1 – Nu Sensation

Diversity is what they are good at, and this mix is definately diverse from the first to the last second! Credits to JAJ and ViperStar for making an effort in creating a unique mix.

Let me remind you all that I love quirkiness in mixes, and I’m still a newbie when it comes to certain styles and genres, but in this mix it seems right. Maybe the jumps from one style to the next is too quickly, but you’ve got to get used to it. It’s bloody Christmas, sip on an alcoholic drink, and turn the speakers up to the max (the volume obviously). You’ll like this, I bet my life you will.

Some tracks are simply too cheesy for me. Some remixes do not work, like ‘Elysium’. The original is much better, don’t know why they decided they should release this dreadful track. The vocals are absolutely not good, not suitable. Sometimes they should leave the originals alone. Oh, and also the happiest tracks in this mix are a ‘must listen to again’.

What’s my favourite record in this mix? Oh, difficult. I would say ‘Something To Say’ by Entity. Love that track the most.

Hopefully it won’t be another year or so until the next instalment of this mixtape….. want to hear the first one? Click here!

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Lucky Breaks And Hardcore 313 Present: Bustin Almost Live In Detroit (2016)

Lucky Breaks And Hardcore 313 Present: Bustin Almost Live In Detroit (2016)

Lucky Breaks And Hardcore 313 Present: Bustin Almost Live In Detroit (2016)

DJ: Bustin
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass, Breakbeat Hardcore
Liveset Info: Bustin Almost Live In Detroit
Length Liveset: 00:49:38
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Lucky Breaks – Facebook Fanpage

The first liveset I’ve heard for a long time. I can’t even remember when it was, the last time I heard a liveset!? Anyhow, we should focus on this liveset, which was (sort of) recorded at Pirates vs Ninjas, and the DJ involved is DJ Bustin (yep, the one who you always see with Skampy). He made his US debut at this event, and it was an amazing night (according to him). His set is kind of live, don’t know how you can make a liveset ‘almost live’ as the title mentions, but I don’t care if this was live or not, it still rocks socks!

Breakbeat Hardcore should become more popular, and it’s good to hear that people in the States are opening up and also appreciating it as we do it. Sadly this liveset hasn’t got high listen stats, but we are here to get mixes and livesets heard. And if you are digging Breakbeat and Drum & Bass in one mix, you should check this out! A nicely balanced liveset, from Drum & Bass to Breakbeat Hardcore and backwards. Bustin knows how to please the crowd and the listeners, and this mix is really nice to hear on this dreadful and boring Saturday morning.

Tracklist was added, and it’s one you really need to see!

tracklist

01. The Prototypes – Abyss (VIP)
02. Wizbit – Capacitor (Bustin & Skampy Remix) 
03. Krept & Konan – Letting Go (CLSM Remix) 
04. Hamilton – You Had It
05. Bustin & Skampy – Under Mi Sensi
06. Fracus & Darwin vs Reese – Cross The Line
07. Sparkle & Pinnacle – Wishing On A Star (Bustin & Skampy Remix) 
08. Dreadzone – Fire In The Dark (Teddy Killaz Remix) 
09. Ponder & Wizbit – New Zealand Story (Bustin & Skampy Remix) 
10. Noisia – Sweet Dreams
11. Bustin & Skampy – Ain’t Got A Prayer
12. Entity – Stargazer (Reese Remix) 
13. Rene Lavice – Hotblooded
14. Bustin & Skampy – Forever Young
15. Bit On The Side – My Immortal

What did I tell you? You needed to see this tracklist! A bit of new stuff, and a few older tunes, some being updated/remixed. A nice set, this must have destroyed the crowd completely!

What I immediately noticed after hearing the mix is the fact that a few tracks used a lot of ‘classic vocals/lyrics’ from well known  tunes. ‘Wishing On A Star’, ‘Ain’t Got A Prayer’, ‘My Immortal’. Is that the new trend? Bringing back old vocals/lyrics?

What’s my favourite tune? ‘You Had It’. Those vocals/lyrics (I know them,but I don’t know the tune it originally came from) will not leave your head. I had a bath, a visit to the toilet, went to the shop, went to work, and still it followed me everywhere.

A very nice liveset (is this live or not? I don’t know, and basically don’t care). Not really fond of the ‘bringing back old lyrics’, but I will get used to it the more I listen to them. I will and must listen to this liveset again, and again. A very nice liveset, this has made my day! Bustin, you are a hero for this wicked set. And the crowd must have embraced you and the tunes you fired at them!

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