Faniac @ Hellraiser 31-10-2015

Faniac @ Hellraiser 31-10-2015

Faniac @ Hellraiser 31-10-2015

DJ: Faniac
Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Hardcore, Gabber
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Hellraiser 31-10-2015
Length Liveset: 00:47:12
Tracks: 20 (twenty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 108 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Faniac – Facebook Fanpage

This set was recorded nearly 2 years ago, where did the time go through really? 2 years, and only uploaded a year ago. It’s Faniac’s set at Hellraiser, which was held on Halloween 2015. Or should I say Helloween? Well, whatever you might call it, it was a Hellraiser event. I thought they would never be held again. But I was wrong. The line-up contained artists such as Art Of Fighters, Day-Már vs Re-Style. Catscan, Negative Audio, Vince, Cenobite Collective, Miss Groovy, Thundergods of Asgard, and many more. One of the sets I’ve found was DJ Faniac’s set, which was recorded in the second room.

Even though the majority of the people thought this event was just okay, I would have found it amazing. Hellraiser, the well established name, how can it go wrong? That’s the only event I never went to, but I regretted it now. Don’t know if they will hold another event in the future, let’s hope so.

As we’ve seen recently in another review, DJ Faniac loves his early Hardcore stuff. And at Hellraiser he played in the second area, which was hosted by Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil, where they played the Early Hardcore stuff and the Hellraiser style music from 1992 to 1999. So you know exactly what you can expect. And the tracklist was also added, so this will be a treat for you all!

tracklist TCD

01. Intro 
02. Global Split – Power (The Prophet’s Hardcore Mix) 
03. Bass-X – Brain Scrambler
04. Xenophobe – Cannot Be Permitted
05. Mr. Brown – Waxation
06. Delirium – No Turning Back
07. The Gabber DJ – Evil Will Grow
08. Sons Of Aliens – So Fucking What
09. Casketkrusher & The Soul Seeker – The Big Bad City
10. Paratoxic – Fuck ‘em
11. Xearo – Pandora’s Box
12. Rottencore – Oldschool Inferno
13. KCMA – The Unbelievable
14. Tron – Kill Them All
15. 909 Junkies – Uncle Sal
16. Disembowelment – Terror Drums
17. Dead Channel – Black Jack
18. ID – ID
19. The Ctrl – Holy Fuck (Explicit Bassdrum Mix) 
20. Rottencore – Gabba Nation Tribute

I love his passion and enthusiasm for the earlier stuff. Not many people are pushing it forward like he’s doing, and I’m really into the Early stuff lately. So to find this set is always a bonus to me, when it’s completely filled with the sounds from the early to the late 90s. This is my childhood in one liveset.

The tracklist looks good, even though I don’t know about 60% of these artists. Most of them are unknown to me. But it’s the music that should speak for itself, and you do get exactly what you were hoping for: nasty and rough Hardcore. The set itself is well mixed, and the tracks are good.

Which track is the best? Well, without a doubt it’s ‘Power’ by Global Split, remixed by The Prophet. This tune literally takes me back to the early sounds of The Prophet, before he started to make Hardstyle. I was a huge the Prophet fan, and I loved his take on Hardcore. So this remix is really my cup of tea.

There are a few records with guitars in them. Never been a fan of that. I can listen to them, but I would never make them my favourite records. There are a few in here: okay to listen to, but I would go ape if a whole set would be filled with guitarry bits and bobs.

Faniac’s set is really enjoyable. Worth a listen or two today. It’s Sunday, time to get the volume button turned way up, and enjoy the last hours of this weekend. Before you know it, you are back in your car, driving to work. For now go back to the early sounds of Hardcore!

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Carl Cox @ Amnesia House – The Big Bank Holiday Bash – 1994

Carl Cox

DJ: Carl Cox
MC: Magika
Genre/Style: Rave, Breakbeat Hardcore, Early Hardcore, Happy Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Amnesia House – The Big Bank Holiday Bash 01-05-1994
Length Liveset: 00:59:51
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Carl Cox – Official Website

It’s Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK, and most people are relaxing, or getting ready for yet another day of partying. So many events have taken place last weekend, and I reckon there are still a lot of parties going on. The British do know how to party when they’ve got a long weekend. Back in 1994 there was a party in May, on a day which is exactly the same day as today (not the date): a Bank Holiday. The event was called Amnesia House – The Big Bank Holiday Bash. One of the DJs performing there is the now legendary Carl Cox, king of Techno. But in 1994 he wasn’t just playing Techno, he was a man on a mission, to get the ravers dancing, whilst playing out the Breakbeat Hardcore tunes out loud.

Why did I go on Soundcloud and review this liveset? Well, that’s because of a show on Sky Arts called ‘The Agony and the Ecstacy’, in which many well established names in the industry talked about the early days of the rave culture in the UK. I told my missus that this is the period I would go back to. This is the era of awesome music, and happy people. The whistle crew (how did that come about) and the shouting/screaming ravers went out every weekend, demolishing dancefloors everywhere. It’s was the start of something unique, and events like Amnesia House are still in people’s minds to this day, being unique, refreshing, and literally sticking two fingers up to the established order (c.q. the government and the media).

If you need more information about Carl Cox, because you don’t know who he is, you should hit yourself on the head with something heavy, until you start to bleed. Carl Cox has got to be one of the greatest names in the music industry, EVER. So I’m not going to say anything, because every raver should know who he is.

Let me point out to you the following: this isn’t just his set, but also Neil Trix’s set. This is literally taken from a cassette, and 1 1/2 of the tape was Carl’s set, and the 1/2 was Neil Trix’s set. The uploader didn’t cut the set apart, so you get two sets for the price of one.

tracklist TCD

01. Dougal & Mickey Skeedale – DJ’s Mixing (Remix)
02. DJs Unknown – Volume 2A
03. Man From Uncle – Powerclass
04. DJ Mongoose – Straight Up
05. Jumping Jack Frost – Osmosis (Ratty Remix)
06. Chaos & Julia Set – Fear The Future
07. Frantic & Impulse – Volume 1 Side A
08. Clone I.D. – Happy Acid Moves
09. Two Terrorists – Jurrasick Park (DJ Paul Mix)
10. Dyewitness – Only If I Had One More (Remix) 
11. Mad Dog – Rumbled
12. Evil D – Dub Plate Style
13. DJ Slipmatt – Breaking Free
14. DJ Anthems – Volume 1 (Carl Cox Remix) 

01. Eternal Bass – Infinity
02. The House Crew – Side B (Untitled)
03. Original DJ Vibes – Let The Beat (Move Your Body)
04. LTJ & DJ Stylist – Untitled
05. Liftin Spirtis – Giggle N Rush
06. Code Blue – Angels In Rhythm
07. A-Zone – Calling The People

The set starts with ‘DJ’s Mixing’ and ends with ‘Volume 1′. The next set starts after that records. The music fades away during Evil D’s ‘Dub Plate Style’, but that’s not because the DJ turned the volume down, it was because the cassette needed a turn around. Yeah, kids nowadays don’t know the fun we had back in the 90s.

Carl Cox might be the king of Techno, but he was certainly an all round guy in the 90s. Starting early, he’s been in the game for so many years, and it looks like he’s not going to retire any time soon. Which is always a good thing. But judging his set back in the 90s, he would have never guessed he was going to be one of the greatest in the world. So raw, so rough, so dark, but oh so good. This was the time where DJs had to cross the country, and get paid up to 200 pounds. Now it’s obviously more, but back then things were basic. Only a handful DJs remained in the game, and are now considered to be pioneers, legends. And Carl is one of them, without a shadow of a doubt.

His set is really cool. You’ve got the legendary MC Magika giving his all, and the whistle crew are going insane! I did aswel, no lie in that. I have listened to this set, and goosebumps emerged on my arm. Sadly I was too young and living in the wrong country at the time, but I can hear and feel what the ravers felt in 1994. The tunes were good, and carefully mixed together by Carl, accompanied by MC Magika. The set is a blinding set (even Neil Trix’s set is a good ‘un).

Which records is the best one of this set? ‘Volume 1′, remixed by Carl Cox himself. The original was ace, but this version rocks harder.

I love the diversity he brings to the table. Not only Breakbeat Hardcore, but also a bit of Dutch Gabber/Hardcore. Who would have thought eh, the mighty Carl Cox playing a set like this one? Don’t know if he does it nowadays, or if he’s focussed on Techno 24/7? Would be cool to hear him play a set like this one in 2017.

A blinding set. Only one score available.

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Lady Dana @ Thunderdome XI On Tour 29-12-1995 (Peppermill)

Lady Dana @ Thunderdome XI On Tour 29-12-1995 (Peppermill)

Lady Dana @ Thunderdome XI On Tour 29-12-1995 (Peppermill)

DJ: Lady Dana
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Early Hardcore, Early Rave, Happy Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Thunderdome XI On Tour 29-12-1995
Length Liveset: 01:31:10
Tracks: 43 (fourty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Lady Dana – Facebook Fanpage

It’s not often you find a set online which is so old but so good. The set I’m talking about is Lady Dana at the Peppermill, recorded at Thunderdome XI On Tour back in 1995. By accident I stumbled across it, someone called Magpie303 uploaded it. It obviously doesn’t belong to him, but I couldn’t find it anywhere else, linked to Thunderdome or Lady Dana. Ah well, sharing is caring, shall we say?

Lady Dana and the Peppermill. Two things that made my youth even better! Lady Dana was a personal hero for me growing up (and to this young lad she was extremely good looking, compared to all the other (male) DJs). A breathe of fresh air. Someone who knew how to take over a set completely with awesome records. I sadly only saw her once play at a club which was in the Roda JC Stadium, I think it was called Vizion or something similar. Yep, that was back in 2003. That was the last time I witnessed her. Which was a pity. She is still to me the Queen of Hardcore.

And the Peppermill. Oh my days. How many days I’ve spent there, raving the night away! That was the closest club to us Heerlenaren (people from a town called Heerlen). I was too young to witness this specific rave, but listening to it now I wish I went. What a blinding set!

I had to look for the tracklist, but I found it! It’s worth a listen, and a look!

tracklist TCD

01. 3 Steps Ahead – Motherfuckers You’re Gonna Die
02. Wedlock – Destiny of Love
03. Lockjaw – Reactor
04. Lockjaw – In My Brain
05. The Scotchman – Self Destruct
06. DJ XD – Uncle X (Part 2)
07. Human Resource – Fuck Them (Undercover Anarchist Remix) 
08. Phoenix – Dominatin’
09. The Scotchman – Bang The Drums
10. Stunned Guys – Love Really Sucks (Roger Mix) 
11. Bodylotion – The Rhythm Flows
12. Genaside – Nation Extermination
13. Lockjaw – Reactor (Sample) 
14. DJ Fistfuck – Brontofuck (Remix) 
15. Stunned Guys – Fuck All
16. MC Raw – We Who Are Oppressed
17. DJ Maxx feat DJ Giangy feat DJ Buby – Tu Fumi
18. Damage Inc – Total Insanity
19. Nosferatu – Infusion
20. Reyes – No Escape
21. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Verrotted
22. Scott Brown – Detonated
23. Stunned Guys – Love Really Sucks
24. Sonicdriver – Manic Insanity
25. Scott Brown – Ready For War
26. Fourtrezz – Hard Attack (Re-charge Remix) 
27. Inner Destruction – Bang To The Beat (Scott Brown Remix) 
28. The Partyman – Take It Easy
29. Brothers In Crime – Drop That Beat (DJ Paul Forze Mix)
30. Dance Overdose – Wake Up On Overdose (The Marc Smith Notorious Mix)  
31. Forze DJ Team – Get The Fuck Outta My Face
32. Short Circuit – Get A Little Deeper
33. The Darkraver – If You Believe In Having Sex
34. Short Circuit – Kick Some Ass
35. Bodylotion – Hurt You Bad
36. Neophyte – Last Recall
37. Wedlock – Terradome
38. Phoenix – Now, Who’s In Control?
39. Wedlock – Terradome
40. Phoenix – Dominatin’
41. Wedlock – Terradome
42. Phoenix – Keep It Going Now
43. The Scotchman – Oblivion

Now this is a tracklist and a half. You won’t find sets like this anymore anywhere. These tracks are sadly forgotten. I haven’t heard the majority of these tracks since the 90s. Maybe sometimes you hear them in sets by DJ Promo, he keeps on pushing the unknowns forward, but that’s about it.

The set is an hour and a half long, and I reckon taken from a cassette? The quality is low, you really need to push the volume right to the max to get the gist of it. But once you do, it’s like being in heaven! Halfway through the volume goes silent, and the second bit of the cassette kicks in. But I don’t know what kind of drink she had drinken that evening, but the speed goes way up! And I do mean way up, it goes extremely fast. The ravers who witnessed this must have been absolutely smashed to bits. Raving this fast is lethal.

Lady Dana was (and still is) the Queen of Hardcore, and with a set like this one she proves to me that she rocked the dancefloors back in the 90s, playing the finest tracks. It’s nice to hear a balanced mix with records not only from the continent, but also records from the UK, like records from Scott Brown and a remix by Marc Smith.

Best record? Phoenix with ‘Dominatin’. Big record, no word of a lie there! And Wedlock’s ‘Terradome’. Experimental Hardcore, even back in the early days of the 90s they were making cutting edge Hardcore.

I wish sometimes I could go back into time. This would have been a wicked evening I would have never forgotten about ever! Lady Dana, Thunderdome, the Peppermill, Hardcore… that’s a wonderful combination!

Yes, it does contain a few small errors, but remember: Hardcore was only alive for 4 years, and it had develloped quicker than you could imagine, and they were still using vinyl and record players. Not the high fancy stuff they use nowadays.

I hope Lady Dana is doing fine now. She had some health issues, but I hope she is fine now. Let’s say thank you to her for so many great memories, and with a set like this one she has made me smile, even in 2017. Thanks Lady Dana, or should we say Queen Dana?

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DJ Casketkrusher – The Insane Thunder Mix (2017)

DJ Casketkrusher - The Insane Thunder Mix (2017)

DJ Casketkrusher – The Insane Thunder Mix (2017)

DJ: Casketkrusher
Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Early Rave, Hardcore, Gabber, Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: The Insane Thunder Mix
Length Mix: 01:53:44
Tracks: 57 (fifty-seven)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: DJ Casketkrusher – Facebook Fanpage

2017 is the year of Thunderdome. The return of this mighty event in October sparked all of this happiness about the legendary label and party, which started around 1991-1992. This year they celebrate their 25th anniversary, and it will be one of the biggest Thunderdome’s to date. Many have already paid their respect by uploading mixes, DJs such as Bass-D and Ruffneck, and now Casketkrusher made a mix, dedicated to the label which gave us so many great memories. So many CDs, so many events, so many wizzards on t-shirts (and bodies too). Thunderdome is a way of living.

Casketkrusher uploaded a nearly 2 hour long set, in which he picked shit loads of records, forgotten about mostly. He told me he was going to do such a mix a couple of months ago, and now it has finally happened. And when I say shit loads of records, I do mean it: 57! And you do get the finest of the finest tunes. Carefully picked by Casketkrusher, and smashed into a 2 hour long mix.

As I said earlier, 2017 is the year of Thunderdome. This won’t be the last mix appearing on Soundcloud, dedicated to it. Many will follow, and they will get everyone excited for one of the coolest events coming up. If you haven’t purchased tickets like I have, you are going to miss a wonderful event. And for once, I’m gutted. I don’t even know if they will do any more events after this one. They do a special thing at Mysteryland too, having their own Thunderdome area. Does that mean it’s back, or only a one-off because it’s been 25 years since they came into our lives and demolished our bedroom speakers?

Let me show you the tracklist, it’s a thing of beauty!

tracklist TCD

01. The Prophet – Dominatin’ (Original Mix) 
02. Jean Sibart & Joël Trambel – Right Is Wrong
03. Dr. Mindfuck – Beine (Remix)
04. D & F – Hard Attack
05. Creepozoids – One More Time
06. Dance Overdose – Wake Up To The Overdose (The Marc Smith Notorious Mix) 
07. Mutoïd – Fuckin’ Mind
08. The Prophet – Controllin’ The Universe (Original Mix) 
09. Lenny Dee & Darrien Kelly – Schoom!
10. Lock Jaw – Ruff’N’Ruggin’
11. Duo Pennotti – Addicted II Raves
12. The Scotchman – Happy Vibes
13. Northern Boys – Feel Da Passion (Dutch DJ Squad Remix) 
14. The Prophet – The Sound He Makes
15. DJ Maxx feat DJ Giangy feat DJ Buby – Musica Nevrotica (DJ Buby Mix) 
16. DJ Ricci & MC Hair – 200% Acidiferus
17. Dano – Let The Drumcomputer Roll
18. Tintin – Nothing Too Fear
19. Dano – I’m Gonna Get You
20. 50% Of The Dreamteam – The Thundertheme (Original Mix) 
21. Critical Mass – Antichrist
22. DJ Buzz Fuzz – Drop The Pressure (Original Mix) 
23. DJ Gizmo & DJ Norman – Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (The Houseviking Remix) 
24. Tellurian – Squash The Floor
25. Dr. Phil Omanski – Feel The Rhythm (Original Mix) 
26. Creasemaster & Slamdog – Face Down
27. Too Small – U Gotta Give It Baby (Jawshabby Mix) 
28. Lords Of The Underworld – Mind Explosion
29. Recharge – Motherfucking Music
30. Dominion – Natural Born Killers (Killer Mix) 
31. Too Hostile – Make ‘M Clap (Remixed By DJ Paul) 
32. Cellblock X – House Of Spoo (Remix) 
33. Lenny Dee And The Hardcore Warriors – Funky Twisted
34. Guitar Rob – Into My Brain (Original) 
35. General Noise – Hey Mr. DJ
36. James Daltan – Wanna Get High?
37. Ralphie Dee meets The Kool Killers – God Complex (Ralphie Dee Mix) 
38. Ralphie Dee meets The Kool Killers – Beyond Perversion
39. Roughron – The Blaster
40. Psylocke – 2 Thy Soul
41. Turbolenza – I Am The Creator (Future Mix) 
42. Wayward – Adrenaline Rush
43. Superior feat Lay-On & DJ Jordens – Watch This
44. Scott Brown’s Annihilator – Out Of Focus
45. Lords Of The Underworld – Fuckin’ Them Beats (Simtec Power Mix) 
46. E-Rick & Tactic – Rocked Da House
47. The Force Creators – Wheep & Howell
48. DJ Promo – Cold As Stone
49. DJ The Viper – Voodoo Magic
50. DJ Fuckface – Mind-X-Pander
51. Alter Of Sacrifice – Pumpin’ Body
52. Promo – Feel The Thunder
53. Naughty Boys – Hardcore Bee (Flying Terror Mix) 
54. Arjuna – No Enemies
55. DJ Sim – Behind The Mask
56. Omar Santana – Bone Bastik
57. The Illegal Alien – Your Secret Fantasy

This is a gabber’s wet dream! Look at the tracklist. Not only the legendary records are in here, but also the other jewels from the 90s! I reckon Casketkrusher went through his collection and thought ‘fuck it, let’s play everything imaginable’. Which he did.

This was actually broadcasted live on Gabber.FM 2 days ago! So this is as fresh as a daisy! As usual, you hear the finest tunes and the freshest beats, and now you can find his set on Soundcloud. And it’s worth your time. It’s got so many great anthems in here, it’s proof why Thunderdome still has a lasting impact on all of us. It still makes us move, and each and every track is a killer anthem. Some forgotten, which we shouldn’t have. But thanks to mixes like this one it’s time for us to reminisce, and get back onto the oldskool train, and start to play those precious compilations again.

Wonderful selection of tracks. Too many to choose as a favourite, and I do mean it. And also too many forgotten beauties.This mix brings back memories I completely forgot about. A wonderful selection.

There are a few tracks I still don’t like after all these years. But that’s just my personal view. Don’t let my judgment cloud your perspective on this mix. Just press play, and let this mix be your guiding light through the weekend, up towards the actual event in October.

There are a few small errors, but come on: this was done live. Who makes a mix so flawless without one mistake?

Casketkrusher’s long awaited mix. I’ve been waiting for this, and it didn’t disappoint. Thanks man, for yet another cool mix!

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