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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Reflux Presents Labels Unite feat MC’s B, Thunda, Jack, Fluid, Leggett & Vibrance (2015)

Reflux Presents Labels Unite feat MC's B, Thunda, Jack, Fluid, Leggett & Vibrance (2015)

Reflux Presents Labels Unite feat MC’s B, Thunda, Jack, Fluid, Leggett & Vibrance (2015)

DJ: Reflux
MCs: B, Thunda, Jack, Fluid, Leggett, Vibrance
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Drum & Bass, Dubcore/Drumcore
Mix Info: Reflux Presents Labels Unite
Length Mix: 01:12:58
Tracks: 25 (twenty-five)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 66.8 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 128kbps
More Information: Reflux – Facebook Fanpage

A couple of weeks ago something appeared on my timeline on Facebook, and immediately I was intrigued by it. A mix so extraordinary, never done before. Now a mix is not something new, but what Reflux has done has never been made before. 1 DJ and 6 MCs on one mix! The first in UK Hardcore history, and not only that: 7 labels too! This mix is all about diversity, and you can hear it throughout the mix! Lethal Theory, Futureworld Records, Scarred Digital, Demo Sessions, The Future Of Hardcore, Mood Swings and Broken Records, all united in one mix! Hence the title of this mix, labels unite.

Reflux is the man behind the decks, playing the finest tunes, and the 6 MCs behind the microphones are MC B, Thunda, Jack, Fluid, Leggett and Vibrance. What they bring to the table is their own perspective on MCing, and throughout this mix you can hear that diversity is still important, and also being unique. There are copycats out there, but these 6 MCs have created their own style. Normally I would go on and on about the artists, but talking about 7 artists in a review is just too much. You do the right thing and Facebook/Google them.

Some new tracks and a few old tracks, that’s all you need to make an excellent mix. The mix not only has got UK Hardcore but also Drum & Bass and the underrated sound called Dubcore/Drumcore. I know there are people out there who dislike people naming it Dubcore/Drumcore, but who cares?

The tracklist is one you need to see. After hearing months of Christmas shite you will dig this. It’s gorgeous.

tracklist

01. Matrix & Futurebound – Don’t Look Back (Instrumental)
02. Dextone – Don’t Need You
03. Modulate – Body Scream
04. Petruccio & Modulate feat Marie Louise – Escape
05. Dextone – Close Shave
06. Macks Wolf – You Ain’t Ready
07. Darren Styles feat Molly – Xfer
08. Darren Styles, Dougal & Gammer – Stay Young
09. Darren Styles & Chris Unknown – Down Like That
10. I See Monstas – Messiah (Chris Unknown & Re-Con Remix) 
11. Wasted Penguinz & Vegas – Wait For You (Triplestar & Olly P Edit) 
12. Darren Styles – Get This Place
13. Darren Styles & Re-Con feat Matthew Steeper – Rest Of Your Life (Macks Wolf ‘Domino’ Edit’) 
14. Darren Styles – Flashlight (Michael Scout Remix) 
15. Stonebank feat EMEL – Stronger
16. Mark Breeze – Gotta Get
17. Jekyll & Reflux – Burn The House
18. Jakka-B vs Reflux – Icarus
19. Reflux & Infexious – Get Crazy
20. Mob – E.T. (Mob, Infexious & Reflux Remix) 
21. Major Lazer – Too (Ganar Hardcore DJ Tool) 
22. Re-Con & Klubfiller – Freak
23. TJR – Bounce Generation (Re-Force Bootleg) 
24. Chris Unknown – Get Down
25. Re-Con – Touch The Stars

The first thing you and I have noticed are the amount of Darren Styles tracks. Looks like Reflux is a fan boy (and who isn’t?). Turns out that MCs like MCing during Darren Styles tracks. A lot of DS tracks, which shows how good he is as a producer, hit after hit. But it’s not all about DS, it’s about Reflux and his MC team.

The MCs did their best, and the result is excellent! Loving the vibes, loving their dedication to make this mix the best one of 2015. Loving each and every MC who did their thing for this mix. It was tough for one MC seeing as she’s the only female MC, but Vibrance made sure that she delivered her lyrics as good as her male colleagues. It’s time for more female MCs, if they are as good as Vibrance, it’s time! Maybe the next mix could do the oppossite: 5 female and 1 male MC??

Who’s the best MC? They all are! Not going to pick out one MC, because they all deliver. Differently, but it makes this mix even better!

Ok, time to pick my favourite track. I have to say that I dig each and every track, but the one that took me by surprise has got to be ‘Burn The House’ by Reflux and Jekyll. Love this track a lot, it stands out in this mix.

Probably my last review of 2015, and to end with a mix as good as this one, who would have thought? Reflux and his MC team have delivered an awesome mix, and it’s a good way to end 2015. It’s a showcase of 2016 is going to offer for us UK Hardcore fans. The scene is alive and kicking!

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