Bass-D – Multigroove Tribe Warm-up Mix (2017)

Bass-D - Multigroove Tribe Warm-up Mix (2017)

Bass-D – Multigroove Tribe Warm-up Mix (2017)

DJ: Bass-D
Genre/Style: Rave, Oldskool, Hardcore Techno, Techno, Gabber, Acid House, House
Mix Info: Multigroove Tribe Warm-up Mix
Length Mix: 02:35:01
Tracks: 84 (eighty-four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 354 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ Bass-D – Facebook Fanpage

You can say whatever you like, but if you like Oldskool and you are not following Bass-D or ever heard of him, you ain’t Hardcore mate. This is probably the biggest DJ in the scene when it comes to mixes, no one can beat his mixes. Check out his Soundcloud for hours of fun. The amount of mixes he has on there is staggering! This man knows how to please the listeners at home, and let’s not forget the ravers all over the world, seeing as he still plays at massive events. One of the most recent ones was Multigroove, which took place in February. And seeing as I’m a huge Oldskool fan, I am hitting myself in the head for not going, because the line-up is so amazing, it’s an Oldskool raver’s wet dream: The Prophet, Darkraver, Dano, Champ-e-on, CJ Bolland, Franky Jones, Deepack, Luna, Thera, Pavo, Buzz Fuzz, Jaydee, Fierce Rulling Diva, Spider, JP, Abraxas, Flamman, Voodoo Child, and many more. Sweet Lord, how come I’ve missed this event?

To promote this event he made this promo mix. And it’s yet another stunning mix. Yes, 84 records in 2 hours and 35 minute long mix. Bass-D was unstoppable. I seriously don’t know how he does it, but every mix he makes is good from the first to the last second. It’s jam packed with serious Oldskool anthems from several genres like Techno, Rave, Acid House and more. Not focussed on just the Hardcore side of life, but he plays a wide variety of music. That’s why Bass-D is liked by many and still plays at events such as Multigroove.

Credits to Bass-D to play these tunes most of us have forgotten about. This tracklist will blow your mind away, it will give you goosebumps and it will make you go through your collection and dig out those classic anthems on vinyl or CD again and play them out loud. Don’t worry, if they are unplayable, just press play on this mix, and you are instantly back in 1992.

tracklist

01. T99 – Anasthasia
02. Fierce Rulling Diva – Rubb It In
03. Beltram – Energy Flash
04. Sadomasy & DJ One – Body Motion
05. DHS – House Of God
06. Beltram – My Sound
07. Outlander – Vamp
08. Frequency – Kiss The Sky
09. N Joi – Adrenalin
10. Mainx – ’88 To Piano
11. Ramirez – Hablando
12. Trashman – Cosmotrash
13. Set Up System – Fairy Dust
14. Praga Khan – Injected With A Poison (Rehab Mix) 
15. Angel Ice – N’aie Pas Peur
16. Prodigy – Charly
17. Sequencial – Psychotronic
18. Parsimony – Evidence
19. Moka – Start This Record
20. Humanoid – Stakker Humanoid (Fsol Remix) 
21. Master Techno – My Noise
22. JNJ – The Ballet
23. 80 Aum – Stronger Than Steel
24. Two Pieces – Magic Bells
25. Speedy J – Something For Your Mind
26. Speedy J – Pull Over
27. Public Energy – Three O Three
28. Meng Syndicate – Sonar System (Speedy J Mix) 
29. World Party II – Forget It
30. Nighttripper – Tone Exploitation
31. Kicks Like A Mule – The Bouncer
32. Westbam – The Mayday Anthem
33. Maurizio Braccagni – Tribal Techno
34. Immaginazione 2 – La Musica Del Futuro
35. Edge Of Motion – Set Up 707
36. Ace The Space – Nine Is A Classic
37. IQ – Voodoo
38. Cnf – Go Piano
39. Bountyhunter – Bounty Hunter
40. Phandenberg – Één
41. Ramirez – Terapia (Ricci Mix) 
42. Private Productions – Looped
43. SL2 – On A Ragga Tip
44. Edge1 – Compnded
45. Digital Boy – This Is Motherfucker
46. Mike Dunn – Magic Feet (Edge Of Motion Mixx) 
47. Tellurians – The Navigator (Remix) 
48. Joe Inferno – Histeria
49. Maurizio Braccagni – Bass Solution
50. Caligula – Piano Junkie (Fab’s Gabber Mix) 
51. Holographic – Industrium
52. Aqua Contact – La Sirena
53. Yves De Ruyter – Rave City (Cherry Mix) 
54. T Vee – U Are A Sucker
55. 4 Nu Tek – The Universe
56. Crowd Control – Tranzformer (Frankfurt Mix) 
57. Robert Armani – Hit Hard
58. Yves De Ruyter – Calling Earth
59. Cherrymoon Trax – Let There Be House
60. Holographic – Tranzluzent
61. Rexanthony – For You Marlene (Technewbrain Interface Version) 
62. Rob Acid – Happy Answer
63. Maurizio Braccagni – Mosquito
64. Control DC – Ritmo Dell’ Diavolo
65. Hooligan – B.O.T.T.R.O.P.
66. Mescalinum United – We Have Arrived (The Mover Remix) 
67. Dominium – Let Your Mind (Bass Mix) 
68. Gizmo – Dirty Games (Faster Edition) 
69. Source Code – I’m Not A Number
70. Tribal Force – Huga Chaka
71. TNT – Brainwash Killer
72. TNT – Criminal Mind
73. Human Resource – Beyond The Edge
74. Final Analyzis – El Punto Final
75. Defcon Situation 1 – Brainwasher
76. Lt D’Amato – Sounds Of Frustration
77. Turntable Terror – King Of Rock (Only For The Headstrong Mix) 
78. Bountyhunter – Woops
79. Phrenetic System – Gigantic Accident
80. X Change – Ready To Rock
81. NRG – I Need Your Love (The Bionaut Remix) 
82. Bisart – Wrong Is Right (Franky Jones Remix) 
83. Phrenetic System – Fantasy
84. Bassomatic – Fascinating Rhythm (Lisa Loud Mix) 

Seriously, how awesome is this tracklist? We’ve forgotten about these gems really quickly, and it’s a shame we don’t hear them more often. They were part of my youth, this is the stuff I listened to when I was a teenager.

Bass-D made yet another awesome mix with shitloads of excellent tracks such as ‘Brainwash Killer’, ‘Criminal Mind’, ‘El Punto Final’, ‘Looped’, ‘Industrium’, ‘Compnded’, ’88 To Piano’, ‘Stakker Humanoid’, ‘Hablando’… and the list goes on. Sweet Lord, can’t believe these records are already seen as ancient. To me these tracks are timeless. If I had to choose between a event with current music or this music, Oldskool stuff, I would prefer the Oldskool stuff above everything else.

Of course I knew the majority of the records, but a few I didn’t, and that’s because I did not have the resources back in the 90s to buy everything. Bass-D could, and thanks to him he introduced me to a track which I never heard before, but instantly fell in love with: ‘Tone Exploitation’. What an ANTHEM and a half! Seriously, this blew my mind away!

I’m digging most tracks. Yeah, there were one or two cheesy records such as ‘Huga Chaka’ (whenever I hear that, it reminds me of an intro of House Party), or ‘B.O.T.T.R.O.P.’. I’m probably the only Oldskool lover who doesn’t like that track. Too weird, not my liking.

I can not express my happiness when I heard this mix for the first time. And thanks to Bass-D it’s going on my USB stick and a CD and on my phone and it will be played out loud for the next couple of weeks. And it’s also a reminder how awesome the 90s were, and that nothing can beat the music. And also that Bass-D is a boss. He should change his name to Boss-D.

Next Multigroove I shall be there. I will do my best. I need this music more than I need air.

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M@rt!n-J – The Next Generation Mix (2017)

M@rt!n-J - The Next Generation Mix (2017

M@rt!n-J – The Next Generation Mix (2017

DJ: M@rt!n-J
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Gabber, Euphoric Hardcore
Mix Info: The Next Generation Mix
Length Mix: 01:10:00
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 160 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Next Generation Records – Official Website

I don’t need to explain what the Next Generation Records label has done for the UK Hardcore scene. If the label is unknown to you, you are too young and unexperienced. That’s okay, you can still learn, young grasshopper, but it ain’t me who’s going to teach you. Learn it for yourself, and appreciate what the label has done for us all. Sadly, the label isn’t really doing anything at the moment. When it was run by Brisk and Ham, the label was an unstoppable force. One of the top labels in the scene, and even today they are still respected by many. The tunes they released were amazing, ground breaking!

M@rt!n-J has made yet another promo mix, showcasing his passion and dedication to one of the biggest labels ever to have excisted in the UK Hardcore scene. Like Stamina Records’ mix this has got a lot of the biggest anthems from the label, carefully selected and mixed together. If I show you the tracklist you will have a shock: you will realise that you know each and every song, and you’ve danced to each tunes from the early hours of the evening until the early hours the next morning!

Tracklist time!

tracklist

01. Eclipse – Be Happy
02. Brisk & Ham – Getting Down
03. DJ Ham – Working Up A Sweat
04. Brisk & Vagabond – Hardcore Virus
05. Fracus – Mirage
06. Frisky & Hujib – Get Away (Gammer Remix) 
07. Vagabond – Sweet Love
08. Eclipse – Things You Do (Gammer Remix) 
09. Brisk & Vagabond – Mental Mission
10. Brisk & Ham feat Lisa Marie – Into Your Arms (Eclipse Mix) 
11. Brisk & Vagabond vs Uraken – Tokyo Rush
12. Brisk & Vagabond – Innocent
13. Brisk & Vagabond – Night & Dayz
14. Brisk & Vagabond – Black Mamba

I told you this tracklist would blow your mind away! What a wonderful mix, and the tracks are good. Seriously amazing stuff. So different compared to the stuff released now!

M@rt!n-J has picked awesome tunes: who doesn’t like ‘Get Away’, ‘Things You Do’, ‘Tokyo Rush’, ‘Getting Down’…. the list goes on. Impressive stuff. Why isn’t the label active anymore? It could be because Brisk lives 3456465 miles away, and Ham is doing Drum and Bass. But they should come back maybe for a one off, spend a weekend in a studio and compose a new album. It’s about time.

I love M@rt!n-J’s enthousiasme for labels and the music being released on them.It does have errors here and there, but it’s really enjoyable. Finally someone who lets tunes play out loud as long as he can. Some tweaking here and there and the mix could be the best Next Generation fan mix.

It could be me, but I don’t like ‘Sweet Love’. Sorry about that.

A dope mix, and so many quality tunes, but the one tune that still blows me away everytime I hear it is ‘Black Mamba’. The blend between Gabber and UK Hardcore sounded so good. This could have been a good set closing tune in the UK and the Netherlands. Sadly it didn’t catch on, but when I’m driving, I make sure the people around me know about this epic tune!

M@rt!n-J, keep those mixes coming. Really enjoy them!

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Technohead – Headsex (1995)

Technohead - Headsex (1995)

Technohead – Headsex (1995)

Artist: Technohead a.k.a. Greater Than One
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Happy Hardcore, Gabber, Techno
Release Year: 1995
CD Info: Technohead – Headsex
CDs: 1 (one)
Length CD: 01:06:23
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Label: Mokum Records
Product Number: DB 4791 9
More Information: Mokum Records – Official Website

1995 was a great year for ravers all over the world. Music was changing, it was going the right way. From underground clubs and scene to the more mainstream population, it grew and grew and couldn’t be stopped. Happy Hardcore and Hardcore Techno swept the world by storm, and couldn’t be stopped. It grew in popularity every day, and even I became a fan of Happy Hardcore. I kept on buying every album imaginable, and like other Dutchies I found out that there was one record which had appeared in the top 40, which might have sounded cheesy, but it changed the Happy Hardcore scene forever. It was called ‘I Wanna Be A Hippy’, and Technohead became a household name in the Netherlands for a brief moment.

That specific song appeared in many top 40 at the top position, like Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Austria. They released a few hits after, but then they slowely faded away. They came up with ‘Happy Birthday’, which got played on my birthday back in 1996-1997 by my parents, after they found out that there was this single on Happy Hardcore Volume 6. One more record emerged (‘Banana Na Na (Dumb Bi Bumb)’), but that was it. Shortly after Happy Hardcore died, I bought an album which changed my life, and wished Happy Hardcore was still alive. Sadly it gone away, and got replaced by shite top 40 commercialised stuff.

The album was actually great, no joke. I played it so much, I can’t play it anymore nowadays. I had to rely on Youtube to hear those memorable tunes again. It’s been years, but I was waiting for it, and boy did it make me smile!

If you haven’t purchased the album in the 90s, you are a fool!

tracklist

01. Technohead – I Wanna Be A Hippy (Original Mix) 
02. Technohead – Headsex (Let The Music Go) (Nanotech Mix) 
03. Technohead – Accelerator #2
04. Technohead – The Passion #1
05. Technohead – Get High (G.T.O. Mix) 
06. Technohead – Mary Jane
07. Technohead – Headsex (Original Mix) 
08. Technohead – Get Stoned (Carl Cox Mix) 
09. Technohead – Keep The Party Going
10. Technohead – Sexhead (Daz Saund & Trevor Rockcliffe Mix) 
11. Technohead – Gabba Hop
12. Technohead – Kiddie Mix
13. Technohead – Headsex (Let The Music Go) (Elvis Jackson Radio Mix) 
14. Technohead – I Wanna Be A Hippy (Flamman & Abraxas Radio Mix) 

Yes, we all know the ‘I Wanna Be A Hippy’ song, but let’s not underestimate what Technohead made. They made history with this album, because it contained those records which you NEVER hear in sets anywhere! Come on, be fair, when was the last time you heard ‘Accelerator #2′?

I never knew who was behind Technohead until today. I never read the booklet or anything, and I always thought they were Dutch, but I was wrong. This duo (one sadly passed away) made these anthems back in the 90s, and this still is one of my favourite albums of all time.

The best records? Maybe that’s just me, but ‘Gabba Hop’ and ‘Accelerator #2’ are the two biggest tracks on this album. Yeah yeah, ‘I Wanna Be A Hippy’ is nice too, but I much prefer the darker, nastier stuff. Technohead was so much more than a top 40 record maker. For once, do the same as I did, go on Youtube and listen to the back catalogue of Technohead, especially ‘Accelerator #2’ and ‘Gabba Hop’, and you won’t be disappointed.

Bloody Nora, even Carl Cox, the mighty Carl Cox made a remix for them. Isn’t that proof that they were more than just a Happy Hardcore duo?

Not every track suits my liking, but the majority do. This is an album which I can’t play in the car anymore, but it made my 90s much better. And made me realise that Happy Hardcore and early Hardcore died too soon. Why did commercialisation kill it? It wasn’t worth destroying it.

If you can find a copy, order it. You won’t find a cooler album than this one!

Ps. as a teaser I’ve put the two best records of this album underneath here for you to listen to. Sit back and enjoy!

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Cruze & MC Frikshon Live @ WTJJ 2016

Cruze & MC Frikshon live @ WTJJ 2016

Cruze & MC Frikshon live @ WTJJ 2016

DJ: Cruze
MC: Frikshon
Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, UK Hardcore, Oldskool, Rave
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Welcome To The Jungle 06-08-2016
Length Liveset: 00:50:03
Tracks: 13 (thirteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 114 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: DJ Cruze / MC Frikshon – Facebook Fanpage

It’s Saturday, and what’s the most logical thing to do? Correct, chill out and listen to your favourite style. Mine is obviously Hardcore, and I woke up especially for this mix (not really, couldn’t sleep really). Ran to my computer, turned it on, and been listening to it since. Blasting out the Hardcore at 8 o’clock on a Saturday morning. How lovely can life be? A nice cup of coffee and breakfast, and my life’s superb.

This liveset was recorded last year at ‘Welcome To The Jungle’, and the DJ in question is DJ Cruze, accompanied by MC Frikshon behind the microphone. It’s a short set, only 50 minutes long, but it contains a lot of amazing tracks by well established names. It’s mainly focussed on the happy side of Hardcore, from Dutch to UK Happy Hardcore can be found in this mix. And I think the tracklist will please you as much as it did me.

tracklist

01. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo – Wonderful Days
02. Hopscotch – Midnight Express (Steamtrain)
03. Silk Cuts 6 – Soul Of An Angel
04. Force & Styles – All Over
05. Demo & DNA – Wildstyle
06. DJ Dodgy – The Stomper
07. Critical Mass – Burning Love (DJ Ham Hard Mix) 
08. DJ Seduction – So In Love (DNA Remix) 
09. Dougal & Mickey Skeedale – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
10. Silk Cuts 8 – Forgiven
11. Scott Brown – Healing Mind
12. Force & Styles – Follow Me
13. Paul Elstak – Luv U More

A very good looking tracklist, and it’s funny to see that the first and last track and the one exactly in the middle is proper Dutch, and the others are British. It’s like he planned that, and it worked.

The tracks are good. They brought back some good memories from the 90s, dancing the night away. Not every track is liked by yours truly, don’t like ‘Midnight Express’, but that’s just me. It’s a personal thing.

MC Frikshon does his best to hype up the crowd, and he does it well (as usual). His voice can be clearly heard during this recording, sometimes you hear him better than the music. The quality of the recording isn’t really great sadly, you can still feel the vibe, but it lacks the oomph, if you know what I mean.

Great tracks, great MC, shite recording lol. Could be an issue on my side, or maybe it is indeed not good. But don’t let that fool you: go and listen to this liveset, and let Cruze take you on a cruise through time (see what I did there?)

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