DJ Casketkrusher – New Years Mix 2016: Ultimate Gabber Mix

DJ Casketkrusher - New Years Mix 2016: Ultimate Gabber Mix

DJ Casketkrusher – New Years Mix 2016: Ultimate Gabber Mix

DJ: Casketkrusher
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Happy Hardcore, Early Hardcore, Terror
Mix Info: New Years Mix 2016: Ultimate Gabber Mix
Length Mix: 00:57:53
Tracks: 22 (twenty-two)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Casketkrusher – Facebook Fanpage

As you all know, I am a HUGE fan of the early Hardcore/Gabber/Happy Hardcore stuff. My music collection is quite impressive when it comes to that kind of music, and I adore everyone who makes mixes, keeping the music alive and kicking. And recently I’ve discovered a DJ called Casketkrusher, who keeps the music alive and kicking like no-one else. When you do adore the music as much as I do, and grew up with it, this new DJ is the one to follow. His passion and dedication is tremendous, and for those who are unaware of what he’s capable of, here’s one of his mixes.

Released last month, I could have reviewed this much earlier, but sadly there was no tracklist. I really needed a tracklist, because I did not know all tracks by name. Thankfully yesterday he replied with a tracklist, which you can also find underneath the mix. And this mix is dope, seriously dope. Yes, the majority of DJs keep on mixing stuff which we’ve heard a billion times before, but not these tracks. You won’t know what hit you once you’ve pressed the precious ‘play’ button. This is insane, this is impressive, and above all: this is my kind of Hardcore.

The tracklist, I’ve waited for this quite a while, but it was worth it. Check this beast out!

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01. Dougal & Mickey Skeedale – New Generation (Hard Mix) 
02. Da Pumping Universe – The Northstar
03. Ultimate Buzz feat MC Bee – Rofo’s Theme (El Bruto Remix) 
04. Uranium – Rippin’ Off Wax
05. The Prophet – Housetime! (3 Steps Ahead Remix) 
06. The Stunned Guys – Beats Time
07. DJ Ruffneck vs Juggernaut – I’m A Ruffneck!!!
08. Matrix + Wargroover – Energy
09. Kool Killers – Amerikaaaaah! (DJ Dano Amsterdam ’96 Remix) 
10. DJ Dano – Fuckem All (Original Mix) 
11. DJ Sim – Horras ’94
12. The Propher – The Sound He Makes
13. Pineapple Jack – Do That Dance!
14. Frank E & Mars-L – Spliffs ‘N Niffs
15. DJ Waxweazle – I Like This World
16. Urban Menace – The Wrong Nigga To Fuck With
17. Dance Overdose – Portant
18. R. Wagner – My Dominion
19. Evil Maniax – Psychopath
20. Trickster – Emphasis On Hardcore
21. The Thundergods Of Asgard – Bustin’ Walls
22. DJ Dano – 120-9000 BPM

Come on, if this doesn’t cause tingling sensation down in your underpants, you ain’t Hardcore. You might like the new generation Hardcore, but never call yourself a true Hardcore fan, because you aren’t. Like your roots, like this. This is the music that defined a generation, and created the path for future projects. This is the reason why Hardcore is still alive: because it was banging, fresh, new, uplifting, different, and above all: it was f**king ace!

This mix has got everything you need: Gabber, Happy Hardcore, a tiny amount of Terror (c.q. last track), early Hardcore and more. This brings back good memories, and this is the kind of music I miss. Only a handful of producers keep this sound alive, but I prefer this above the new Hardcore. Not saying that the new is crap of bad, but this was so much different. This is the music that came from the soul, and dedication lead to these tracks. On basic materials they made this, not being helped by soft- and hardware that we’ve got nowadays.

The music was so good. And this mix is going straight into my top 10 ‘all time greatest mixes’. I’m truly in love with Casketkrusher’s mix. What can I mention about the tracks? Well, the only track I don’t like is the ‘Amerikaaah!’ track. Not my cup of tea. But if that’s all… nothing bad in all fairness, eh? 1 out of 22 tracks ain’t bad?

The mixing side of it is just spot on. I can’t name a single bad thing, I simply can’t. I’m truly in love with this mix. Please Casketkrusher, keep providing us with mixes such as this one, we need more. We are desperate. This is what keeps me and others alive!

One of the greatest mixes of all time. Fantastic tunes.

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Mainstage Maffia – Thunder At The Dome Warmup Mix (2016)

Mainstage Maffia - Thunder At The Dome Warmup Mix (2016)

Mainstage Maffia – Thunder At The Dome Warmup Mix (2016)

Artist: Mainstage Maffia
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Happy Hardcore, Early Hardcore
Mix Info: Thunder At The Dome Warmup Mix
Length Mix: 01:40:59
Tracks: 27 (twenty-seven)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Mainstage Maffia – Facebook Fanpage

2016 is coming to an end, and 2017 is slowly creeping up on us. But that’s a good thing, seeing as 2017 will be awesome when it comes to raves. And if you were looking for a proper rave with a killer line-up on the 7th of January 2017 near or in Arnhem, look no further. ‘Thunder At The Dome’, a birthday party, celebrating Remsy’s birthday, with artists such as Buzz Fuzz, Dano, Gizmo, Dune, Chosen Few, Tellurian, Critical Mass, Flamman & Abraxas and more. How about that? That’s a really good line-up, if you grew up during the heydays of Hardcore (the 90s obviously). Another artist who performs there is Mainstage Maffia, and to get everyone hyped up, they’ve made a promo mix you all will appreciate.

It’s obviously jam packed with Oldskool slammers by Chosen Few, Party Animals, Gizmo, Dune, Critical Mass, and more. And seeing as I am an Oldskool Hardcore lover this waws right up my alley, this is what I want to hear every day. And yet this mix has astonished me: there are so many tracks in here I’ve never heard before! I am a fan of it, and yet I haven’t heard tracks like ‘In Dreamzz’, ‘Mocht Ik Onder Het Hakkuh Bezwijken’, ‘Danica’, ‘Men Of Teflon’ (as examples). How’s that even possible? Let’s blow off the dust of my collection and see if these tracks did appear on the album I purchased in the 90s… and the answer is no. Shit, spent so much money and yet missed out on the majority of awesome tracks. Meh.

It’s DJ/MC Remsy’s birthday, who is/was a Party Animal himself. Never knew the names of the people involved, I am always more focussed on the music. But to get a line-up this big and a really cool promo mix he must have been a huge name in the scene. Let’s see what Midnight Maffia used to compose this mix!

tracklist

01. Party Animals – Wapperdewap
02. Bassground – We Are One
03. Dano & Leviathan – The Revelation
04. Buzz Fuzz – Gone (Wake Up)
05. Flamman & Abraxas – We Like It Dark
06. Critical Mass – Dancing Together (Original Mix) 
07. Dune – Hardcore Vibes
08. Buzz Fuzz – Men Of Teflon
09. Gizmo – The Guestlist
10. Dano, Prophet & Herman Brood – Party Freaks
11. Buzz Fuzz – In Dreamzz
12. Buzz Fuzz – Frequencies
13. Critical Mass – Believe In The Future (Weirdo & Sim Mix) 
14. Critical Mass – Burning Love (Weirdo & Sim Mix) 
15. Party Animals – Mocht Ik Onder Het Hakkuh Bezwijken
16. Chosen Few – O Chosen
17. Chosen Few – The Break
18. Chosen Few – All You Motherfuckers
19. Tellurian – Mokum
20. Party Animals – Used & Abused
21. Chosen Few – Name Of The DJ
22. Chosen Few – Danica
23. Tellurian – I Kill You
24. Leviathan – We’ll Tear Your Soul Apart
25. Mainstage Maffia – Running Up The Hill (Buzzy Goes BZRK Mix) 
26. Recharge & MC The Mouth Of Madness – Put Them High
27. Tellurian – Cocksuckers

This is really an Oldskool mix I’ve been searching for, for quite a while. Mainstage Maffia has selected quite a few awesome tracks. Can’t believe these tracks don’t get more plays, these are the tunes which dominated the 90s.

Damnit, these tunes take me back, way back! Let me just name a few of my favourites: ‘Hardcore Vibes’ (ofcourse), ‘Frequencies’ (probably Buzz Fuzz’s finest record ever), ‘O Chosen’ (powerful track!), ‘Used & Abused’ (my favourite Party Animals record, besides ‘The Spiegelman’ or whatever it was called), and the list goes on. Midnight Maffia has picked awesome records, it must be said!

There are a few tiny mixing erros, but you shouldn’t be focussed at that. All in all an amazing mix, and if you are digging this, I suggest you get tickets for ‘Thunder At The Dome’, you can expect more music like this throughout the night. I sadly can’t go, but I wish I could. The line-up is amazing, and if this is the kind of music you can hear throughout the night, you will certainly be in Hardcore heaven.

A beautiful mix. I might not have heard of Mainstage Maffia before, but I’m a follower. A dope ass mix!

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Ground Zero 2016 | Early Hardcore | Warm-up mix by Catscan

Ground Zero 2016 | Early Hardcore | Warm-up mix by Catscan

Ground Zero 2016 | Early Hardcore | Warm-up mix by Catscan

DJ: Catscan
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Industrial Hardcore
Mix Info: Ground Zero 2016 – Early Hardcore – Warm-up Mix By Catscan
Length Mix: 00:31:02
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Ground Zero – Official Website

August is always the best month of the year. Many reasons why, the main reason is because it’s the month in which I was born. The 31st of August to be precise. But my birthday ain’t the most important day of the month this year, many are looking forward for the biggest event in the Netherlands (well, it’s not tiny): Ground Zero! This event has been on many people’s list, this is the one they look out for. So many great names, let me just point out a few well known names: Amnesys, Evil Activities, Javi Boss, Promo, Re-Style, Endymion, Isaac, Human Resource, Gizmo, Dano, Ruffneck, Alien T, Bass-D, Hardbouncer, Penta, Tymon, Akira, Delta 9, The Speed Freak, Audiofreq, The Prophet, The DJ Producer, and the massive list goes on and on. It’s probably the coolest event held in the Netherlands, and the area its held in brings back good memories (Mysteryland 1998 Outdoor in Bussloo, my first rave). Holy ground to me, and with a line-up like this it will be an event you can not miss, and you will never ever forget it.

Catscan, one of the DJs playing at this mighty event, has made a promo mix, to get everyone excited. This is a proper Hardcore mix, with a lot of amazing track, and even though the title is ‘Early Hardcore’, it’s more Millennium Hardcore. You will see it when you glance at the tracklist. And knowing Catscan he has selected the roughest and toughest Hardcore tunes, not soft tunes of very happy tunes. Catscan doesn’t do soft music. Catscan doesn’t do happy. That word ain’t written in his dictionary.

Ok, time for the tracklist. Thanks to someone on Soundcloud who has composed many tracklist for mixes which didn’t have one….

tracklist

01. The Outside Agency – Fucking Ants
02. DJ Nosferatu – The Underground Stream
03. Headbanger – I’m In Your Head
04. Base Alert – Dewegwijzer
05. ID – ID
06. The Masochist – Killing Scum (DJ Promo Meets Shaolin Remix) 
07. Catscan – Secret Valley
08. Base Alert – Zoo
09. Catscan – The World Is Mine
10. Rave Creator & The Mover – Atmos-fear (Catscan Remix) 
11. Catscan – Capture In Distress
12. Nosferatu – Raythered
13. Twistericals – Pain
14. Promo – Different Breed Of Men
15. Catscan – Mindful Candy
16. Catscan – Cr8tive Counter

See, I told you this tracklist is extremely good, and rough too! No Gabber Piet or Hakkuhbar (if you’ve never heard of these names before, consider yourself lucky, because they’ve left a stain in my memory forever). Catscan likes it rough, and so do we. And if you are liking this, why not go to Ground Zero (if it’s not sold out yet).

Catscan has made a wonderful and exciting mix, and it has made my journey to work today a very pleasant one. The music was good, I was nodding my head constantly. I reckon people driving past me were looking at the state I was in. I grew up with this music, this is my thing. I am a gabber for life!

I sadly can’t make it, Ground Zero. But if you are, consider yourself very lucky. This is an event you don’t want to miss, and if you have got the opportunity, visit Catscan’s set. Never dull, never disappoints. It’s Catscan man, this man lives, breathes and is Hardcore!

Dope set. Nothing bad about this. Best track? ‘Secret Valley’.

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DJ Rave – 1995..Hardcore My Way of Life (Dedicated To Thunderdome) (2012)

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DJ Rave – 1995..Hardcore My Way of Life (Dedicated To Thunderdome) (2012)

DJ: Rave (a.k.a. Dave Santos)
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Oldskool, Early Hardcore
Mix Info: 1995…Hardcore My Way Of Life (Dedicated To Thunderdome)
Length Mix: 01:19:06
Tracks: 30 (thirty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 63.3 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 112kbps
More Information: ——-

Sometimes you simply want to go back to your roots, and in my case it’s going back to the 90s, when I was a full on raver, a gabber to the bone. Hardcore was a huge part of my life, and still to this day I’m a huge fan of everything Hardcore related. During the 90s and early 00s there was only one name that stood for everything Hardcore, and that was ‘Thunderdome’. The legendary Wizard and the words stood for a new generation, who loved music to take them to the next level. Brand new music, brand new concept, Thunderdome took us on a journey most of us won’t forget. Thunderdome was a way of living. And even though it’s 2015, sometimes I want to go back to the 90s and relive the past. You can find a lot of mixes on Soundcloud, but why were I attrackted to this mix? Well, the tracklist is filled with tunes I grew up with.

Yes, I know that underneath the section ‘More Information’ there’s no link added to the DJs fanpage, it’s because there’s no link that works. And the added picture isn’t the same as the picture added to the mix, but it’s all about the music eh? There’s a lot to read on Soundcloud if you are interested in the DJ who made this mix, DJ Rave a.k.a. Dave Santos. A DJ who loves Hardcore as much as I do. According to the info section underneath this mix he has used vinyl only for this mix, always a good thing to hear. But it’s all about the music, so let’s show you all the tracklist. If you were a gabber during the 90s, this is something you need to look at!

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01. The Nerds – Are Back
02. DJ Sim – You’re A Nut
03. DJ Paul Elstak – Paul’s Nightmare
04. Masoko Solo – Pessa Pessa (DJ Cerla’s 172 BPM Rave Mix) 
05. Diss Reaction – Jiiieehaaaaa
06. DJ Gizmo – Hear Me On The Radio
07. Predator – Mind Of A Lunatic
08. DJ Maxx feat DJ Giangy feat DJ Buby – Musica Neurotica (DJ Buby Mix) 
09. Lock Jaw – Ruff ‘N Ruggin’
10. DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim – Go Get Busy
11. DJ Isaac – Bad Dreams (Remix) 
12. Party Animals – Used & Abused
13. Chosen Few – Name Of The DJ
14. Buzz Fuzz – Nu Year (Original Mix) 
15. Short Circuit – Kick Some Ass
16. Knightvision – Who Is It?
17. DJ Sim – Cartoons In Progress (Original Mix) 
18. The Prophet – Big Boys Don’t Cry (4 Minute Mix) 
19. Dr. Phil Omanski & Jeremy – Rockin’ Your Body (Original Mix) 
20. General Noise – Pump This Groove
21. DJ Weirdo & Dr. Phil Omanski – Young Birds (Original Mix) 
22. Waxweazle – Look Ahead
23. Technohead – I Want To Be A Hippy
24. 3 Steps Ahead – Drop It (Original Mix) 
25. Bata – The Shoeshineman
26. The Prophet – Allright Now Here We Go (Rob Gee Remix) 
27. Delta 9 – Never Stop
28. 50% Of The Dreamteam – The Thundertheme
29. Ralphie Dee – Mad As Hell
30. Dano & No Sweat – Suckers

The list is immense! If you are truly a Hardcore fan, you agree that 1995 was Hardcore’s best year ever! So many great anthems were released, this will bring a smile on your face. It must. After seeing the tracklist my mind blew into a billion pieces, because it’s packed with those classic anthems sadly not many DJs play anymore. When was the last time you heard someone play ‘Suckers’ by Dano & No Sweat?

DJ Rave selected so many wicked tracks, it’s unbelievable to hear these anthems again. 20 years old, still sounding fresh. Nothing to say about the tracklist, it does look good!

He mixed this mix with only vinyl, and during this mix you can hear him scratch from time to time. Also a nice bonus if someone can scratch. There are some crossfading errors, but they aren’t massive. Not a reason to let this mix fly by. You should listen to it, and give it a go. For God’s sake, it’s got the dopest tracklist I’ve ever seen!

Credits to DJ Rave for bringing back good memories. The golden age of Hardcore, can’t believe it’s 20 years ago I raved the night away! 11 years old when it was at its peak, and 20 years later still in love with the sound.

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