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!

tracklist

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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[UPROAR – Big Birthday Bonanza Promo Mix 2] – Shax & MC Rainah (2017)

[UPROAR - Big Birthday Bonanza Promo Mix 2] - Shax & MC Rainah (2017)

[UPROAR – Big Birthday Bonanza Promo Mix 2] – Shax & MC Rainah (2017)

DJ: Shax
MC: Rainah
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Makina
Mix Info: UPROAR – Big Birthday Bonanza Promo Mix 2
Length Mix: 00:33:28
Tracks: 11 (eleven)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 76.7 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: UPROAR Big Birthday Bonanza – Event Page

Ever been in Birmingham? The answer is probably yes. But now, the question that matters is: are you going to be there on the 3rd of March, raving the night away at the Tunnel Club? Uproar is back with a brand new event, and you’ve probably seen the banner on my homepage, or seen the event page on Facebook. Let me give you a couple of reasons why you should go: Lisa Pin-Up, Andy Whitby, Sy, Hixxy, Scott Brown, Chris Unknown, Ajay, Macks Wolf vs Callum Higby, Thumpa, and the list goes on. Need more reasons why you should go? I don’t think so.

You can still get tickets, and I think you should go and get them right now. Whilst you browse online for the tickets, why not listen to this promo mix, made by DJ Shax, accompanied by MC Rainah? You might give this a go, seeing as you are getting hyped up for a wonderful night. Unless you are not a fan of Makina, which I highly doubt. Who isn’t a fan of Makina? Well, I’m not a huge fan, because I don’t hear many Makina mixes, but I’m liking it a lot.

DJ Shax behind the decks and MC Rainah behind the mic. What’s the end result? A promo mix they should be proud of.

tracklist

01. Axeler8 – No Good For Me
02. Dmb – Blue Space Flower
03. Dmb – Inaugural Address
04. Alphalfa Industries – Paradise 2013
05. DJ Lozza vs Andy Static – Request
06. K9 – The Island
07. DJ Lozza – The Universe Was Born
08. DJ Lozza – All The Right Places
09. K9 – Aliens And Indians
10. Axeler8 – High Voltage
11. Dmb – Sense Of Style

In all fairness, I’m fairly new to the Makina scene, and now absolutely no-one in the scene. Maybe M-Project, but there aren’t many other names familiar to me. I know the sound, but not the producers. So I can’t talk about the artists who made the tracks, they are unknowns to me.

Well, the music is good. I’m liking the happiness of these tunes. They are fun, quirky, bouncy… basically everything you need to hear when you are at a rave. This style combines several styles into one, and it will get the crowd going. And if the music wouldn’t get you going, MC Rainah will do his best to get you moving. And during this mix he does exactly that.

DJ Shax has selected powerful tracks, and mixed them together beautifully. Can’t say anything or mention anything bad about this mix. Also got nothing bad to say about MC Rainah’s skills. Really feeling this mix.

If this doesn’t persuade you, you are not worthy to go to UPROAR’s upcoming event. Go and get tickets, because you will get a sick line-up, and also Shax will be there, and let’s not forget his MC partner Rainah. This will be an epic night!

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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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Vendetta 2015 – Live Bass-D

Vendetta 2015 - Live Bass-D

Vendetta 2015 – Live Bass-D

DJ: Bass-D
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Happy Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Vendetta 2015
Length Liveset: 00:59:22
Tracks: 28 (twenty-eight)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 135 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Bass-D – Facebook Fanpage

Do you sometimes feel something in your stomache, and you don’t know what it is? It’s like a hunger, but not for food, but for music. Today I woke up and I was craving Hardcore, but not present day Hardcore, but Oldskool. Not really old old, but more mid-90s Hardcore. And if you are craving for that, you only need to go to Bass-D, this man is deeply in love with that kind of music. Back in 2015 he was asked to play at Vendetta in room 2, alongside artists such as Promo, Panic, Rob & MC Joe, Yves and more. The end result of this event was ‘very good’, and if you have the same lust for mid-90s Hardcore, let this liveset entertain you on this boring Sunday!

As you would expect Bass-D crammed in a few awesome tracks in an hour mix. Not like other mixes I’ve heard, in which he crammed 6879764 tracks in 1 hour, but this will do. 28 tracks, 1 hour, and the finest Hardcore beats flying through your speakers. Yes, they might be the most well known tracks of the 90s, but I still love them to bits. Tracks by Buzz Fuzz, Bodylotion, Tschabos, RTC, Lockjaw and more.

You know, I reckon his collection is seriously impressive. Bass-D always impresses me with every set that he plays. He was one of the earliest DJs in the scene, so his collection must be huge. And it’s good to hear that they are still played out loud.

tracklist

01. Bass-D & King Matthew – In The Mix (Intro Cut) 
02. Masoko Solo – Pessa Pessa (Buzzy Goes BZRK Remix) 
03. Gizmo – The Guestlist
04. Rotterdam Terror Corps – Horror (Buzzy Fuzz Remix) 
05. Ferocious – Everybody Reach To The Top
06. Baba Nation – Paranoia
07. E-Rick & Tactic – We Won’t Stop Rocking
08. Buzz Fuzz – Don’t U Cry
09. Lockjaw – Deep In The Underground
10. Square Dimensione – Brand New Dance
11. OG’s – Tik Tak
12. Molella – Originale Radicale Musicale (Stunned Guys Remix) 
13. Buzz Fuzz – Frequencies
14. Turbulence – 6 Millions Ways To Die
15. Omar Santana – Wizard Of Oh
16. Weirdo & Sim – Go Get Busy
17. Isaac – Bass & Sound
18. Buzz Fuzz – Destroyer
19. Phoenix – Who’s In Control
20. Digital Boy – This Is Motherfucker (Stunned Guys Remix) 
21. Distortion & MC Raw vs Bass-D & King Matthew – Raveworld Part 2
22. Rotterdam Terror Corps – We’re Gonna Blow Your Mind
23. Rave Creator & The Mover – Atmos Fear
24. The Rizzler – Mashup (Edit) 
25. Bodylotion – How Much Can You Take (Catscan Remix) 
26. Tschabos – Gib Mir Die Bass
27. The Viper & Mad-E-Fact – Control The Party
28. Hardsequencer – Brain Crash

The tracklist is stunning. Seriously impressive. They don’t make Hardcore like they used to. Look at these tracks, who doesn’t like ‘Gib Mir Die Bass’, or ‘Atmos Fear’, or ‘Frequencies’… the list goes on. Hardcore has changed, I have changed, but I still have the same love, passion and dedication for it.

The tracks Bass-D has selected are amazing! Too many to mention, but my favourites are ‘Gib Mir Die Bass, ‘Brain Crash’, ‘Atmos Fear’, ‘6 Million Ways To Die’… basically everything that has been touched by Marc Arcadipane (I think he was involved in these/wrote these/made these).

Oldskool lovers, eat your heart out. This will change your dreadful and boring Sunday into a wicked one.

There are a few tiny mixing errors. It’s not flawless. I would have expected that Bass-D made no errors whatsoever, but hey, he’s still a human being. And it could have been that he had a few drinks before he jumped behind the decks. Who knows?

A good set, really enjoyed it. Lovely to hear those classic anthems again. Bring back the 90s, I would say!

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