D-Lyte – South Coast Business (2017)

D-Lyte - South Coast Business (2017)

D-Lyte – South Coast Business (2017)

DJ: D-Lyte
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Powerstomp, EDMCore
Mix Info: South Coast Business
Length Mix: 00:56:33
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 129 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: D-Lyte – Facebook Fanpage

Soundcloud has got hours of fun hidden away from the majority of us. But in all fairness: if you think it’s necessary to listen to everything on Soundcloud, you will be on it 24/7, and you wouldn’t be able to have a life outside of Soundcloud. Thankfully we all just go on Soundcloud and listen to everything in our timeline, but sometimes you need Facebook to guide you to a mix on Soundcloud. One sponsored message grabbed my attention: it was for a promo mix, made by a DJ called D-Lyte, and the mix is called ‘South Coast Business’.

I haven’t heard his name before, so this artist is completely new to me. But after listening to this mix it’s clear to me that he’s one DJ you need to follow. This mix is jam packed with tracks by well known names such as Kurt, Macks Wolf, M-Project, Jakazid, Fracus, and more. But also his own productions can be found in this. Which is a good thing for me, I know now what D-Lyte is capable of. Not just a DJ, also a producer. And representing the South Coast.

Let’s see the tracklist. 15 tracks in 56 minutes. Well, 14 tracks and an intro.

tracklist

01. Ridiculous Intro 
02. D-Lyte – Neon Dreams
03. Stormtrooper – Fiyah
04. Liqo & M-Project – Higher
05. Macks Wolf – Orgy Of Terror
06. Xavi BCN, Ruboy & Oscar Elemento – Kyoto (DJ DEPATH & M-Project Remix) 
07. The Prototypes – Rocket Guns Blazing
08. D-Lyte & Fracus – Miami Heat
09. D-Lyte – Knuckle Supper
10. DJ Kurt – Muka Puka
11. D-Lyte – Champion
12. DJ Kurt – Party Starter
13. In Effect – Travelling
14. Jakazid – Amnesia
15. D-Lyte & Fracus – Fat Pants

A lot of D-Lyte’s own productions in here, it’s a good introduction to what he’s capable of. Oh, and you also get an extra bonus: some serious scratching skills. Yep, I’ve used four words in that last sentence all starting with the letter ‘s’, that shows how serious I am. The scratching is done beautifully. You are going to dig this mix a lot, unless you don’t like UK Hardcore/Powerstomp.

It’s always good to explore Soundcloud and find new artists, and today’s find is one which grabbed my attention from the first second to the last. A wicked looking picture and an ace mix. Sometimes you see mixes and you think ‘is this going to be any good?’. Well, after hearing those 56 minutes fly by I came to the conclusion that this mix is good and D-Lyte is too! A very interesting mix, which should get you through this dull and boring weekend.

I am impressed. Never heard of D-Lyte before, but have become an instant fan of him. The tracks are good, the mixing skills are good, and the scratching is ‘DJ Sy’ worthy. The track that grabbed my attention the most was DJ Kurt’s ‘Muka Puka’. So extremely catchy, and for a strange reason it made me want a pukka pie.

D-Lyte has made my Sunday better. Thanks for this ace mix, can’t find anyting wrong with it. And that’s why it gets 5 out of 5 stars. It’s obvious why.

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Clarkey – #PROGRESS (2017)

Clarkey - #PROGRESS (2017)

Clarkey – #PROGRESS (2017)

DJ: Clarkey
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore
Mix Info: #Progress
Length Mix: 00:38:36
Tracks: 20 (twenty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 88.3 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ Clarkey – Facebook Fanpage

About 2 weeks ago Clarkey released a mix, and most of you lot already read something about this, or heard the mix. I only got the opportunity to listen to this fully today, due to some personal issues. Last week I downloaded it, and I had to push it aside. Life’s back on track (as far as I can tell), so I’m back on it. And ofcourse I couldn’t let this mix slip by. I’m a Clarkey fan from day one. Not as crazy as some fans: I will not put a tattoo on my arm of his logo, lay in front of his house in a bush, secretly spying on him, or follow him wherever he goes. The only thing I do is follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Soundcloud. Music wise he’s fresh, and exactly what the scene needed. He’s now part of it, the established order.

This mix is called hashtag PROGRESS (a.k.a. #PROGRESS), don’t know why he named it that. Maybe it’s because the word progress is quite catchy. Or maybe he’s showing that he has moved on, and progressed. I don’t know.

This latest mix has got a very nice tracklist for you all to see, but I reckon you’ve already seen this, and what I’m typing is old news. Well, I’m sorry if it is, but it’s worth grabbing your attention and making you aware of this mix yet again. This mix should be played out loud this weekend. We’ve had storm Doris and it blew us away during the week, let Clarkey’s mix blow us through the weekend (that sounds wrong, but you know what I mean)….

tracklist

01. Kayzo – Born Again (Darren Styles & Gammer Remix) 
02. Rudedog – Touch Me (Mark Breeze Remix) 
03. Jekyll & Clarkey feat MC Astro – New Skool (Callum Higby Remix) 
04. Alex Prospect – All Falls Down (Callum Higby Remix) 
05. Outforce & Hartshorn – Put Your Hood Up
06. Flux Pavilion x NGHTMRE – Feel Your Love (Jekyll & Clarkey 170 Edit) 
07. Moomei – Brassfire
08. Relect – All We Need Is Dominator (Mitomoro Remix) 
09. Gammer – Red Drink Foam Party
10. Kill The Noize – Fuck Ur Management (Snails Remix/Sharpmarker Edit) 
11. Galantis & Hook n Sling – Love On Me (Dave Castellano Remix) 
12. Relect – Let’s Go
13. Gent & Jawns – Collecta (Callum Higby Edit) 
14. Zedd – Spectrum (Seventhrun Remix) 
15. Eufeion & Denile – Better Things
16. Organ Donors – Ket Is For Horses (Dave Castellano & DJFatSteve Remix) 
17. Jakka-B & Clarkey – Nasnas
18. Macks Wolf – You Ain’t Ready (Moomei Remix) 
19. Alex Prospect & Spyro – Up To No Good
20. Darren Styles – Come Running (Atmozfears Remix/Relect 170 Edit) 

See, this is an amazing tracklist. Diverse, and very exciting. Some new tracks you weren’t ready for, in all fairness. You can say to me that you were ready for them, but once they come at you through your speakers, there’s no way of stopping you dancing like a monkey. It’s fair, UK Hardcore is booming at the moment, kicking haters so hard in the nuts, they are walking around with blue balls for weeks!

If you start your mix with Kayzo’s track ‘Born Again’, remixed by Darren Styles and Gammer, you know the mix will be dope. I reckon it’s one of the finest tunes coming out of the scene right now. There are so many dancefloor smashers, it shows how good the scene is. I’m loving this mix quite a lot.

Clarkey has selected quite a few amazing tracks, and a few that I personally didn’t like, such as ‘Put Your Hood Up’. The person who did the lyrics has got to be the dullest person in the music industry. His voice is so dull and boring: I’d rather watch fungus grow.

All in all a good. Is there progress? Yes, there is. Clarkey keeps surprising us with amazing mixes. The entertainment level is always high. And with ‘Born Again’, what can go wrong?

Download this now, before it’s too late.

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Summa, Hale And Thunda (2017)

Summa, Hale And Thunda (2017)

Summa, Hale And Thunda (2017)

DJ: Summa Jae
MCs: Thunda & Riddle
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, EDMCore, Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: ‘Summa, Hale And Thunda’
Length Mix: 00:44:05
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 100 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Summa Jae / Thunda / Riddle – Facebook Fanpage

A couple of weeks this mix was the talk of the town. Well, not the town I live in. And when I say town, I mean Facebook. Can’t remember when I first noticed the picture on Facebook, but I was feeling good after reading about a new upcoming mixtape. I do love mixtapes a lot, my whole UK Hardcore folder is filled with mixtapes from the mid 90s to 2017. And this is the most recent one I’ve added. Three artists from three major labels (Futureworld Records, Lethal Theory and Justice Hardcore) have come together, and the result is a mix called ‘Summa, Hale and Thunda’.

Yes, you’ve got Summa Jae, Thunda, but no Hale. Instead of Hale you’ve got MC Riddle. The title is quite funny, it has to be said. But does that mean when you are around Summa Jae it’s always hot, when Thunda walks into the room he causes mayhem and thunder, and when MC Riddle walks near you, you’ll be soaking wet?

Anyway, before I turn into a BBC weather presenter, let’s talk about this mix. As you would expect, it’s packed with awesome tunes from the big names in the scene like MOB, Mark Breeze, Stonebank, Jakka B, to the very talented Ganar, Macks Wolf, Outforce and more. Summa Jae doesn’t need an introduction, as you would expect, she has turned 16 individual tracks into one blinding mix. Want to see the tracklist?

tracklist

01. Stonebank – Soldier (Assertive Hardcore Edit) 
02. Boaz van Beatz – Partymad (Callum Higby Edit) 
03. Kayzo – Born Again (Darren Styles & Gammer Remix) 
04. Mark Breeze – Be Alone VIP
05. Macks Wolf & Callum Higby – Right Here
06. Outforce & Hartshorn – Put Yo Hood Up
07. Ganar – Acid Rocker
08. Jauz & Pegboard Nerds – Get On Up (Jakka B Edit) 
09. Zero Hero – Energy
10. MOB & Enemy – Iron Heart
11. Macks Wolf – Orgy Of Terror
12. Zero Hero – Home
13. DISKORD – Anything U Want (Macks Wolf x Callum Higby Edit) 
14. Jakka B & Summa Jae – Your Love
15. Darren Styles & Callum Higby – TMA
16. Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix & DVBBS – Gold Skies (Darren Styles & Dougal Remix) 

The tracklist is really good. I’m liking what I’m seeing, and as you are aware of it, I’ve already listened to it, and I’ve got to say that the mix is tight. As tight as… anything that’s tight.

MC Riddle and MC Thunda showcase their skills throughout their mix, and I’m loving the fact that they don’t sound alike at all! Two different MCs, two different styles when it comes to MCing. One’s a bit rougher, one’s a bit softer. But the message comes across: ravers should not sit still when this mixtape is on. They make the ravers go absolutely insane, from Scotland to the South of England, from the Netherlands to Japan, from Russia to Botswana… we are loving it.

The tracks are good. Not liking one track, but that’s just because they’ve used the vocals from one of the worst ‘rappers’ of all time. He sounds like he has no clue what he’s doing on this beautiful Earth. Don’t like ‘Put Yo Hood Up’.

On the other hand, Zero Hero is a completely unknown artist to me, but the two tracks are absolutely dancefloor smashers! ‘Home’ is so damn good, it grabbed me by my throat and made me feel good inside. Oh, and let’s not forget ‘TMA’ by Darren Styles and Callum Higby.

These three have come up with the perfect mixtape. I don’t know the weather in Australia, but I reckon it’s absolutely the opposite compared to the UK. This mixtape turns this dreadful and miserable Saturday into one of the most amazing days of 2017! Go out, and enjoy life. Put your headphones in, and press play! Or download it, and listen to it wherever, whenever!

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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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