Mark Breeze – Promo Mini Mix (2017)

Mark Breeze - Promo Mini Mix (2017)

Mark Breeze – Promo Mini Mix (2017)

DJ: Mark Breeze
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore, Dubcore
Mix Info: Promo Mini Mix
Length Mix: 00:17:48
Tracks: 9 (nine)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Mark Breeze – Facebook Fanpage

Wow! Just found a mix by the mighty Mark Breeze WITH a tracklist! How about that? Christmas must have come earlier this year, eh? It’s been a while since I last heard a Mark Breeze mix and reviewed it. It must have been a couple of years. Let me check it out. Ok, the last one was a podcast mix for the Summa Jam Podcast, back in 2015. Oh, and also a promo mix for Defqon.1 Australia was reviewed back in 2015. So 2 years it’s been. And now he’s back with a brand new mix. A promotion mix, probably to promote the fact he’s joined a new agency? He has already taken another profile picture, not the scary one, but with this one he looks much wiser (and older too). But it’s the music, eh, the music that keeps us all going.

And Mark Breeze is no stranger to our music. The music that we hold dear. The music that binds generations together. And even though he’s been in the scene for donkey’s years, he still continues to showcase his love and dedication for it. Be it playing at raves or what have you not. With this new promo mix he touches both the new sounds he’s producing and the older stuff too, be it updated. But I’m happy that he keeps on pushing his own music forward, he still knows what the people want to hear. And I’m a happier person after finding this mix just now!

The tracklist, yes, that was an added bonus! It’s here, and it’s a beauty!

tracklist

01. Mark Breeze – Be Alone (Callum Higby Remix) 
02. Styles & Breeze – You’re Shining (Original Update) 
03. Mark Breeze & Re-Con – Testify
04. Mark Breeze v Lost Witness – Rise Again (Callum Higby Remix) 
05 .Mark Breeze & Modulate feat Marie Louise – Wait Up!
06. Styles & Breeze – Slide Away (Stonebank Remix) 
07. Mark Breeze – Gotta Get
08. Sigma feat Labrynth – Higher (Mark Breeze Remix) 
09. Rudedog – Touch Me (Mark Breeze Remix) 

A short but exciting tracklist (and mix, of course). 2 years without Mark Breeze, how did I survive? It was hard and difficult, but I’ve managed. Thankfully this mix came about, I couldn’t hold it much longer. The Breeze-man is back!

Some new records, some old and some updated to 2016-2017. What more could you ask for? Quality over quantity. Of course the Styles & Breeze stuff had to be here, it’s obvious that he had to use records from the days when he was basically a duo with Darren Styles, eh.

Can’t mention any flaws, there’s nothing wrong with this mix! The records are good, tight, and the mix is too! Which record is my favourite? ‘Gotta Get’ is wicked, ‘Touch Me’ sensual, but ‘Testify’… the vocal bit just makes it so damn good. Don’t know which song it originally comes from, I think a Happy Hardcore record from the 90s? Something mentions Arcade’s Happy Hardcore Volume 6 from 1996?

Anyhow, the Breeze-man is back and with this short promo mix he showcases his skills. But that wasn’t necessary, we know how good he is, eh? But to get his name in the spotlight again he made this promo mix. And it’s a bloody good one!

Hopefully it won’t take 2 years before I hear another mix with a tracklist lol.

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Futureworld Podcast 001 – Jakka B (2016)

Futureworld Podcast 001 - Jakka B (2016)

Futureworld Podcast 001 – Jakka B (2016)

DJ: Jakka B
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore, Dubcore
Mix Info: Futureworld Records Podcast Episode 001 – Jakka B
Length Mix: 00:58:17
Tracks: 21 (twenty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 133 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Futureworld Records – Facebook Fanpage

Futureworld, one of the dopest labels in the world has done it: finally after a while they’ve decided to come up with their own podcast series! And the first one is presented by the majestic and magical Jakka B, or Jakka-B as the oldskool fans know him from. Two amazing thing together in a one hour mix, what more could we ask for?

Futureworld is the home of some amazing artists, and with this mix they show what the label has to offer, and not only what the label has to offer, but also the world of UK Hardcore, which is booming right now! It has to be said that the majority of tunes are absolute dancefloor smashers, and they are the cream of the cream (or however the French would say it). And let’s not forget you’ve the magician behind the decks: Jakka B! Been following for quite a while, and when he was upcoming I told you that he was the future. Now years later it has come true, he’s part of the establishment. I wasn’t lying, I was predicting the future.

This mix has been mixed by Jakka B, and the tracklist is absolutely amazeballs!

tracklist

01. Stonebank – Whose Got Your Love
02. Outforce & Hartshorn – Put Ya Hood Up
03. JTS feat Harri Rush – Forever
04. Dave Castellano – Turn Back Time
05. Wasted Penguins – Bitterness (Fracus & Darwin Remix) 
06. Stu Infinity – Rave Shake
07. Darren Styles & Da Tweekaz – Heroes
08. Technikore & JTS – Worlds Collide
09. Stonebank feat Emi – Be Alright
10. Jakka-B & Summa Jae – Your Love
11. Ganar – Live Without You
12. Jonny EL – Rise
13. MOB & Callum Higby – Creation
14. Macks Wolf – Vampires (Callum Higby Remix) 
15. Macks Wolf – Galleon
16. Ganar – Acid Rocker
17. Jakka-B & Clarkey – NasNas
18. Styles & Breeze – Black Magic, Bad Magic (Jakka-B & C-Kay Remix) 
19. Team Rocket – Worlds Apart
20. Jauz & Pegboard Nerds – Get On Up (Jakka-B Edit) 
21. Callum Higby – You & Me

Amazing tracklist! Jakka-B/Jakka B has picked a nice selection of tracks. He knows what to pick to get the listeners’ attention! And with this amazing tracklist he has captured my attention from the first to the last track!

So many great names are in this mix: Stonebank, Outforce, JTS, Dave Castellano, Ganar, MOB, Jakka-B, and the list goes on. I know each and every artist and I think they are extremely talented. Have a listen to this mix and you will know immediatly why I support them and why I love UK Hardcore and the direction it’s going.

There are two tracks I’m not feeling quite yet. I might need to listen to this more often, and seeing as I’ve got a long weekend planned I will give this another few plays. Can’t argue with my logic: it’s a mix by Jakka-B, representing Futureworld and the UK Hardcore scene.

What’s my most favourite record in this podcast? No questions asked, simple and straight forward answer: ‘Whose Got Your Love’ by Stonebank, the UK Hardcore scene’s biggest producer of all time! This is a monster anthem. No, your argument will not win, this is the best record in a while!

Have a listen, and enjoy the love Jakka-B/Jakka B is spreading around. Share this with anyone you know. This deserves a higher position on the Soundcloud top whatever-it-is-what-they-have.

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C-Kay Classic FW Mix 2016

C-Kay Classic FW Mix 2016

C-Kay Classic FW Mix 2016

DJ: C-Kay
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Dubcore/Drumcore
Mix Info: Classic FW Mix 2016
Length Mix: 00:58:54
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 594 MB
File Type: wav.
Bitspeed: 1411kbps
More Information: Futureworld Records – Official Website

C-Kay, a well known name in the UK Hardcore industry, uploaded a freshly made Futureworld mix 2 days ago onto Soundcloud. Futureworld is one of the biggest labels in the industry, and C-Kay decided to fabricate a classic FW mix, which contains the finest tunes from the label. The result is one amazing mix, with tracks from only the finest artists the label has. Let me name a few artists, and you will know immediately that this mix is going to be dope: Darren Styles, Jakka-B, Gammer, Modulate & Petruccio, Breeze, Re-Con. Need more names?

Futureworld is one mighty fine label, and has released many dancefloor smashers over the years. Sadly they haven’t updated their website, but thankfully they keep releasing awesome music. The label represents only the finest music in the game, and C-Kay’s mix showcases it perfectly. As you all know, C-Kay is one of the artists signed to the mighty label, and if you have heard any of his mixes before, you know you are in for a treat. After listening to this mix I came to one conclusion: this mix is tight, very tight. Good tracks, mixed well. The size is one thing we might want to discuss, because if you want to download this mix, you need some room on your computer/portable music player. 594 MB? Crikey, I need to create some space before I can put this on my phone! But this will go on my phone and stay on it forever and ever (and a bit longer).

tracklist

01. Re-Con – Loki’s Theme
02. Darren Styles & Re-Con – Sober
03. Mark Breeze – Rise Again
04. Modulate feat MC Reynolds – Still Breathing
05. Dougal & Gammer – Mix Your Sex
06. Petruccio feat MC Whizzkid – Sick
07. Styles & Breeze – Sonic 2010
08. Petruccio & Modulate feat Mark Slammer – High On You
09. Darren Styles – Xfer
10. Tyl3r & Reynolds – Dive In
11. Tyl3r feat MC Static – Fight
12. Mark Breeze – Trying To Reach You
13. Modulate – Re-Loop
14. Dougal & Gammer – Float Away
15. Jakka-B – Jump UP
16. Gammer & Michael Scout – Bye Bye

See, I told you the tracklist was amazing! Crikey, C-Kay has made the perfect tracklist! But is it the perfect mix? Is it good? Is it worth a download? The answer is quite simple, and not as complicated as you might think it is: yes! Download this right now, and you will not be disappointed!

So many great anthems in one mix, it’s mindblowing. Too many great tracks were played by C-Kay, and to name one favourite track is quite difficult. But one track stands out from the rest, because I haven’t heard it for a long time, and the last time I heard it, it was used in a mix by another FW artist, Clarkey, and the sound got distorted throughout this record. It left an impact, and I completely forgot all about this. Until now. Without any distorted sounds I’ve finally heard the track the way we should: in high quality. ‘Fight’ is really an astonishing track. The quality is amazing, and the track itself is mind blowingly good. Should be played out at more events.

This mix is very tight. C-Kay has made a very excellent mix, and this shows us that artists should continue making Dubcore/Drumcore, or whatever you call it. I do miss it a lot.

One mighty fine mix. Download this underrated mix now, and make sure that you entertain your whole neighbourhood, put the volume on max!

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X-A7T – Hardcore Promo Mix 2016

X-A7T - Hardcore Promo Mix 2016

X-A7T – Hardcore Promo Mix 2016

DJ: X-A7T
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Dubcore
Mix Info: Hardcore Promo Mix 2016
Length Mix: 01:00:48
Tracks: 22 (twenty-two)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 139 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: X-A7T – Facebook Fanpage

The year has just started, and if you go onto Soundcloud you will find loads of yearmixes/Christmas mixes from 2015, but some have decided to not show what happened in 2015 music-wise, but to focus on the next year (which is the year we live in) and what you can expect in 2016. The first one who send me his mix was X-A7T, and seeing as I’m probably the most idiotic person on God’s given Earth, I wonder how we should prenounce his name? Anyway, the mix: it’s jam packed with awesome tunes, already one of the sexiest looking tracklists of 2016.

If you were looking for a slightly darker and edgier UK Hardcore mix, don’t look any further. X-A7T’s mix contains the finest tracks out there, a few classic anthems but also a few new ones, and let’s not forget a few of his own productions, which will be released on Venom Drive soon. Not only do I find it interesting to hear DJs own productions, but also that there are some DJs out there who still keep the Dubcore/Drumcore sound alive. There aren’t many, which is a pity, because I love it a lot!

So, if you were hoping for an extremely happy UK Hardcore mix, I have to disappoint you. This is much better!

tracklist

01. X-A7T, Camo & Hazelnut – Club Shaker (VIP Mix) 
02. Re-Force – Putcha Hands Up
03. X-A7T & Camo feat Nate Monoxide – Radio Radio
04. Re-Con & Klubfiller – Freak
05. Modulate & Obie – Some Hardcore Track
06. X-A7T & Hazelnut – Paper Chasin’
07. Haywire feat Rhythmics – Weekend
08. Chris E & MC Restless – Born To Be A Raver
09. Zekk – Intenso
10. X-A7T – Venom
11. Bobie – Drop Everything
12. Breeze & Modulate – Don’t Hold Back
13. Ganar & ViperStar – Turn It Up
14. Freezer – Glitter Rose
15. Pinnacle & Thumpa – Like A Bulldozer (The Speed Freak’s Attack The Dancefloor Remix) 
16. DJ Noriken – Everybody’s Get Up (Hardcore Mix) 
17. Pinnacle & Ben-Av-It – Buss It
18. NGHTMRE & Boombox Cartel – Aftershock (Jason Bouse Edit) 
19. Modulate feat Marie Louise – Body Scream
20. X-A7T & Hazelnut – Alphawave (2016 Update) 
21. Lukozade, Uplift & Chris E – Undefined (Pinnacle Remix) 
22. Dannic feat Bright Lights – Dear Life (Jakka-B Remix) 

The tracklist is unusual. Why? Because it’s filled with a lot of knowns but also a lot of unknowns. X-A7T decided not to fabricate a standard mix, but rather a much more interesting mix. The end result is a very dope and exciting mix to listen to.

The music is good. This mix has made me smile a lot, because it’s an unusually different mix compared to the thousands of others I’ve listened to, since I started reviewing. Loving the vibes, more of these mixes please.

Best/favourite track? ‘Turn It Up’ sounds awesome, ‘Body Scream’ makes my body scream, ‘Don’t Hold Back’ makes me go nuts, but the one that still makes me move the most has got to be ‘Buss It’. ‘Freak’ is a wicked track, but radio overkill has ruined its strength sadly.

X-A7T’s own tracks are highly entertaining. A fresh and exciting approach to UK Hardcore. Check his mix out right now, and give this a go. This won’t disappoint you at all. Fantastic mix, this has made my day, it really has!

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