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DJ Rons Strictly Early Hardcore Vol. 9-Millennium Hardcore Step 1(2001 – 2005) (2015)

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It’s been a dreadful Wednesday. Before I go into details and bore the living sh*t out of everyone, let’s talk about music. I needed some early Hardcore, I was desperate for it. And my good old friend Soundcloud came to the rescue. So in a way this Wednesday wasn’t great, but got improved at the end. And the reason why it got better was the fact that the early Hardcore mix wasn’t focussed on the 90s, but the early Millennium stuff, from 2001 til 2005. And these years have been underrated for a while. They deserve the credit for keeping Hardcore interesting.

This DJ called DJ Ron made this mix 3 years ago, and it contains filthy anthems from the legendary names such as Hard Creation, Tha Playah, Art Of Fighters, Evil Activities, and more. I remember those years, because I discovered the mighty Masters of Hardcore collection, and from that moment on my Hardcore surge was never ending. The love was re-ignited, like it was ignited back in 1993-1994. And the music was good. Really good. Astonishingly good.

DJ Ron’s selection is quite good, and haven’t heard many for years! That’s because the compilations got f**ked due to the amount of scratches on them. I wish I had them digitally lol. But no worries, at least we’ve got mixes on Soundcloud like this one!

tracklist TCD

01. Intro (Wapper & Lady Killer – Do That Shit)
02. DJ Rudboy vs Markos 13 – P.C.P. Zombie
03. Hard Creation – Bastard, Asshole
04. The Reactor & Raoul meets Impulse Factory – Hardcore Will Never Die (The Viper Remix) 
05. The Stunned Guys & DJ Paul feat MC Ruffian – Hardcore Takin’ Over
06. Scott Brown – King Of The Beats
07. DJ Outblast – Eardrumz
08. Tha Playah – Hit ‘Em
09. Tha Playah – Mastah Of Shock
10. Evil Activities – Be Quiet
11. Masters Of Ceremony – Under Control
12. Art Of Fighters – Artwork
13. T-Factor – T-Factor On The Floor
14. The Masochist – Kill The RMX
15. Scott Brown – Bass Be Louder
16. Art Of Fighters – Earthquake
17. Stunned Guys & DJ Paul feat MC Ruffian – Bombing Eardrumz
18. Evil Activities – MC’s & DJ’s (DJ Paul & MC Ruffian Offensive Remix) 
19. Tha Playah – Bounce
20. Art Of Fighters – Game Don’t Stop
21. The Viper – Intellectual Killer (DJ Nosferatu & Endymion Remix) 
22. Endymion – Stay Focussed (The Viper Remix) 
23. DJ Jappo & Lancinhouse – Exlaxl (Neophyte & Evil Activities Remix) 
24. Nosferatu & Endymion vs The Viper & MC Alee – Project Hardcore (Anthem Mix) 

A very tasty looking tracklist! I haven’t heard many for ages! Which is obviously a shame, and I’m hanging my head in shame right now!

If I have to be honest, this kind of Hardcore still is my favourite. Yes, the early and mid and end 90s stuff is epic to the bone, but this early 00s stuff re-ignited my passion for Hardcore after the ‘death’ and commercialisation of Happy Hardcore. Not many understood my passion, but thankfully us die hard gabbers remained true to the core, and we made sure it stayed alive and kicking!

DJ Ron’s selection is really good! Even those annoying and catchy tunes are really enjoyable! Got to give him credit for these anthems. And it was difficult to pick a favourite record, but it has to be ‘Bombing Eardrumz’ by Stunned Guys, Paul and MC Ruffian. A true dancefloor smashers. I remember vividly stomping my feet on many dancefloors when this was hot!

It has moments throughout the mix where the mixing isn’t flawless, but let that not be a reason not to listen to this mix!

A very nice mix to listen to. 24 tracks in a very nice mix. Forgotten gems, that’s what they are!

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DJ: Ron
Genre/Style: Gabber, Hardcore, Millennium Hardcore
Mix Info: DJ Rons Strictly Early Hardcore Vol. 9-Millennium Hardcore Step 1(2001 – 2005)
Length Mix: 01:19:17
Tracks: 24 (twenty-four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 181 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ Ron – Soundcloud Page

Hard Effectz Live @ Dream Village

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The weekend has landed! Time for all of us to get ready to party! And you know what I’ll be doing? Checking our friend Soundcloud for music, and I found a set a couple of days ago, by a ‘new’ artist (to me), Hard Effectz. This Dutch DJ and producer’s name has not appeared on my timeline before, and seeing as it’s a liveset with a tracklist, I had to give it a go.

It’s a fairly new act, started back in 2016. And this upcoming played last year at an event I have not even heard of before, ‘Dream Village’. This three day event took place from the 1st to the 3rd of September in Bavel (wherever that might be lol). But they had a good looking line-up, especially the Hardcore area: Miss K8, Para Italia, Partyraiser, Repix, Mad Dog, Destructive Tendencies and more. So it seems to have been a good event, judging the Hardcore area alone.

His set was recorded, and contains a lot of different things. How shall I describe this set? Well, unusual. But good at the same time!

tracklist TCD

01. Hard Effectz – Are U Ready Intro
02. E-Force & Deadly Guns – Shocked
03. Hard Effectz – Young Negative Pessa’s (Mashup)
04. Bodyshock & Ignite – Venture
05. Dither – The Big Bang
06. Radical Redemption – Judge Me (Hard Effectz 180 BPM Edit) 
07. Hard Effectz – Bass Braincracking Mashup
08. Ignite – Bounce
09. NoizeAlizer – Messup I:Gor
10. Deetox – ROCK IT (Hardbouncer Hardcore Tool) 
11. Vandalism – Thunderdome Mashup
12. Hard Effectz – Sick Of Jealousy Mashup
13. The Melodyst – Rocket
14. Blaster feat F.Noize – 38 Snub
15. Unleashed Fury & Exhilarate – F#cking Psyco
16. DJ Paul & Broken Minds – MDFKS (Streiks & Kratchs Bootleg) 
17. N-Vitral presents Bombsquad – Don’t Fuck With The Squad
18. UKR Resistance & Tim Shopp – Deathwish
19. L.A. Style – James Brown Is Dead (Hard Effectz Bootleg) 
20. Rebelion – Hardest MF (Live Edit) 
21. Hard Effectz – T.B.A.
22. Partyraiser & Hard Effectz – Bounce
23. Hard Effectz – T.B.A.

Are you noticing the same thing as I have? He’s a fan of mashups! His set does contain a lot of mashups. Not only by others, but also by himself. And that’s a good thing, so I can hear what he’s got to offer.

After listening to the tracks I am pleased to say that I’m digging the mashup thingy a lot. It’s not something I hear very often, and sometimes it doesn’t work (it’s too damn dull or annoying or used stupid records). Hard Effectz hasn’t at all.

The pleasing result is that this set has made me realise I’m a fan of the mashups, and love what Hard Effectz has done at Dream Village. This is really an interesting set, and kept me going, and will keep me going through the weekend!

Best record? Sorry to say, but it’s the ‘Thunderdome Mashup’. A true raver can’t pick another mashup. Thunderdome is life, isn’t it?

A wonderful set. The weekend can officially start right now!

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DJ: Hard Effectz
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Dream Village 2017
Length Liveset: 00:59:18
Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 898 MB
File Type: wav
Bitspeed: 2116kbps
More Information: Hard Effectz – Facebook Page

DJ Tron – Fucking Hardcore (1995)

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I found this mixtape by accident. Don’t know why, but I was on Soundcloud, and I was looking for something nice and soothing, and due to Magpie303’s amazing channel, it lead me straight towards this mixtape from 1995, by DJ Tron. And in all fairness, I have never heard of him before or his aliases Cannibal DJ, DemonSlut or his birthname Jeff Besler. Sadly he passed away in 2008. But at least we’ve got his mixtapes and Soundcloud, and hours of fun.

The first thing I noticed was the actual cover of the tape. It’s the Unabomber. And if you have never heard of him, you really need to go back to school/college/university, and pay attention during history lessons. The other thing that I noticed, was the tracklist. You need to remember that these records were from around 1995, the golden age of Hardcore. And it does contains those hidden gems many have forgotten about, and also a few records I have never heard before. Like, literally never before. The American side of Hardcore always intrigued me, but wasn’t in my music collection sadly. I had a few Delirium and Rob Gee and Omar Santana mixes, but that was it. The main focus was European Hardcore. So to hear these records (be it a bit late) isn’t a bad thing.

This mixtape got me through work nicely. The hours went flying by. Check out the tracklist, it’s a must see!

tracklist TCD

01. DJ Skinhead – Extreme Terror (NYC Speedcore Mix) 
02. Dark A.T.8 – Sucker (Remix)  
03. Neophyte – Right Now
04. DJ Buby feat The Stunned Guys – A.E.I.O.U.
05. Lenny Dee & Darrien Kelly – Speedbump
06. Evil Maniax – God Damn DJ
07. Neophyte – Die
08. The New York Terrorist – Synester
09. Evil Maniax – Creators Of Hardcore (Rob Gee Remix) 
10. DJ Buby feat Stunned Guys – Mandarina
11. The New York Terrorist – The Need For Speed
12. Rob Gee – Gabber Up Your Ass
13. DJ Buby, DJ Giangy & DJ Maxx – Number One Outro
14. Rotterdam Gabber – Rotterdam Gabber
15. Forze DJ Team – Step The Fuck Off
16. Brothers In Law – Happy Motherfucker
17. Forze DJ Team – Get The Fuck Outta My Face
18. Brothers In Law – Your Ticket
19. Too Fast For Mellow – We Gonna Get This Place
20. Armageddon – Sunset Party Slam
21. Bodylotion – Rock Until The End
22. Armageddon – Spanish Hardcore Magic
23. Too Fast For Mellow – Blow Your Whistle
24. Bodylotion – Make You Dance
25. Two Terrorists – The Fly
26. King Dale – Fuckface (2 Fast For Mellow Mix) 
27. O.T.T. – Raw (DJ Paul Mix) 
28. Lenny Dee vs DJ Paul – All Of Us Are One People
29. Forze DJ Team – Sweat On My Balls
30. Brothers In Law – Movin’ Up
31. De Kuipkanjers – Hand In Hand. Gabbers

Wow. A dangerous looking tracklist with amazeballs records in here. It’s been years since I heard a mix like this one, containing these hard as hell records. This kind of Hardcore has been pushed aside, which is really a pity. And they don’t make it as rough as they used to, back in the early 90s.

I can still appreciate these records a lot. And DJ Tron’s mixtape (which was really a mixtape, not something on a CD) is truly astonishing. Even though the cover is scary as hell, the mix on its own is fire from the start. This American approach on Hardcore is something I do miss a lot. Yeah, Tron used a lot of records from all over the world, but the American side is just perfection. Even the Rob Gee record interests me. I used to love his music a lot.

It does come with a few tiny errors, but it doesn’t change the outcome of this mixtape. Its sheer power and destructive sound makes this a mixtape you definately need to listen to. From the rough American Hardcore to the Happy Hardcore sounds, you get literally everything you need to hear. The finest mixtape from the States. And I’ve heard a few. This is fire.

Amazing from the start. Wish I knew who DJ Tron was when he was still alive. Thanks Magpie303 for uploading this (and many other mixes). Where would I have been without this mix, eh?

Best record? ‘Gabber Up Your Ass’.

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DJ: Tron
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Happy Hardcore, Early Hardcore
Mixtape Info: Tron – Fucking Hardcore
Length Mixtape: 01:26:45
Tracks: 31 (thirty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Magpie303 – Soundcloud Page

94 Hardcore Big (Carl) Cox [2 Hours Of Rave Mayhem, In The Style Of 1993/1994 Carl Cox!] (2018)

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I don’t need to explain to you who Carl Cox is. He’s one of the greatest DJs alive, who’s been doing his thing for many years. And even though I don’t know his nickname (Dave Clarke is the Baron of Techno), I reckon he’s got a God-like nickname. No one, and I mean no one, can compete with this legend. He’s proof that determination can lead to world wide success. No matter where he plays, the crowds will always loose their minds, and rave the night away. Carl Cox is an institution. He plays the finest Techno, but the majority of youngsters do not know that he started in the Hardcore scene. The UK Hardcore scene, to be precise.

Pearsall, the man who recently made a 1992 mix, made a dedication mix. He did the difficult task some have tried, but failed to do so. He build his own database, picked 25 mixes from 1993-1994, and from them he picked 45 records, to compose his Carl Cox dedication mix. These are the tunes that Carl played during the early 90s, and made him a household name in the UK. Expect everything, from oldskool Happy Hardcore to Dutch Gabber. This is the music Carl played, and Pearsall has made a very interesting mix, and the added bonus is the fact that he played them straight from vinyl. Now, that’s dedication!

It’s a beast. It’s a monster. Pearsall, the research you’ve done before making this mix already gives you extra credit. But now time for the tracklist… here it is!

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01. DJ SS & EQ – DJ’s Anthem (Carl Cox Remix) 
02. Tango & Ratty – Final Conflict (’93 Dubplate Mix) 
03. Smith Inc feat Simon Bassline Smith – Jungle (Remix) 
04. DJ Rap & Aston – Vertigo (QBass Dark Mix) 
05. DJ SS – Don’t Come No Ruffer (Ruff Mix) 
06. DJ Spice – The Groove
07. Force Mass Motion – Panic
08. Rainforest – Mania
09. The Subjects vs Jeff Mills – Dark Matter
10. Subwoofer Agte – Hymn
11. Sulfurex – Point Break
12. Frankie Bones – We Can Do This (Brooklyn Stormrave Mix) 
13. The Prodigy – One Love
14. 20 Hurts – Hornz
15. Essence of Aura – Destiny
16. Scott & Keith – Get Busy Cru
17. Overdubb – Ruffplate (Ruffmix) 
18. Nookie – Gonna Be Alright (Cloud 9 Remix) 
19. DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer – In Effect
20. DJ Vibes – Obsession (Music So Wonderful)
21. Conquer – Warpath
22. Visa – Let Me See Ya Move (Carl Cox Militant March Mix) 
23. DJ Scott – Do You Wanna Techno (Carl Cox Hard Mix) 
24. Bass Impulse – Technophobia
25. Bass-X – Hardcore Disco
26. Ramos & Supreme – Crowd Control
27. Tango & Dom – My Mind Is Going (Tango ’93 Dubplate Mix) 
28. Naughty Naughty – Mentasm
29. DJ’s Unknown – Volume 1 (Side A)
30. Dougal & Vibes – Dance For Me
31. SMD – SMD2 (A)
32. Frantic & Impulse – Homegrown Vol.1 (Side A)
33. The Dentist – Silver Remix
34. Coda – We Can Control Technology
35. Aurora Borealis – The Milky Way (Lunatic Acid Mix) 
36. Analogue – Frequencies
37. Smooth But Hazzardous – Made You Dance (Carl Cox Remix) 
38. DJ Edge – Edge Test
39. Dyewitness – Only If I Had One More (Remix) 
40. The Scotchman – Happy Vibes
41. Marc Smith – The Mad One
42. Conquer – Self Destruction (Lenny Is In USA & Carl’s MMR In UK Remix) 
43. OTT – Raw (Carl Cox Remix) 
44. Brothers In Crime – Let Me Suck Your ….
45. Wedlock – I’m The Fuck You Man

Pearsall has composed a very good tracklist. If you listen to what Carl Cox plays nowadays, it’s completely different to the stuff he played back in 1993/1994. He has come a long way from being a household name in the Hardcore scene to a Techno King.

I’ve listened to this in one go, and it was 2 hours of heaven. You have literally everything you need. This mix contains so many different styles, but all the records Carl would play. And they are really classic anthems: play these at raves now, and the crowds will still loose it. They might be 25 years old, but they still sound extremely fresh. Especially when you are on the dancefloor.

Credit for composing this tracklist. He did his research,  Pearsall did. And what he came up with, was a very good dedication mix. All from vinyl, a hundred percent vinyl mix. This is really one of the finest tribute mixes out there. I reckon Carl Cox would be proud.

I can’t pick a favourite. 45 of them are all good. No exception. They are solid, and all are liked by yours truly. Pearsall, you are a hero!

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DJ: Pearsall
Genre/Style: Rave, Hardcore, Breakbeat, Jungle, Gabber, Happy Hardcore, Techno
Mix Info: Carl Cox Dedication Mix
Length Mix: 01:56:02
Tracks: 45 (fourty-five)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 265 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Sonic Rampage – Official Website

Scott Brown Part 3……GABBA!!!!! (2018)

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To be honest, I can’t remember when I last reviewed a Scott Brown mix, made by the man himself, or by a fan. After a quick look on my website I found out that the last time was more than a year ago. Bloody Nora, how could I have survived? Seeing as I’m a fan of Scott Brown’s old stuff, it’s unthinkable for me to walk and breath on this planet and not listen to anything related to this man. He’s an institution, a well known name, who has put UK Hardcore on the map. But for those youngsters who don’t know him besides his UK Hardcore stuff, he also made very fine Gabber/Hardcore music. An allround artist, who still continues to this day to release awesome music.

I am not the only one who thinks Scott is a legend. There are a few dedication mixes on Soundcloud and Mixcloud, and the other day I found one, made by a DJ called Skyline (isn’t that the name for a car?). Not knowing much about this DJ, so let’s talk about the mix he made. It’s a Scott Brown mix. What else is there to say? This is his third dedication/appreciation mix, and I will eventually check out the other 2, let’s focus on this Gabber mix. A short but interesting mix. 44 minutes of Scott Brown. And it’s bloody Saturday morning, time to wake everyone the f**k up!

Tracklist, if you are interested?!

tracklist TCD

01. Scott Brown – Boomstick
02. Scott Brown – Bass Be Louder
03. Scott Brown – Neckbreaker
04. Scott Brown – Ghost
05. Scott Brown – Critical Level
06. Scott Brown – I’ll Get You
07. Scott Brown – Rock Rock On
08. Scott Brown – Born To Control You
09. Scott Brown – We Don’t Stop
10. Scott Brown – Ice Cold 2
11. Scott Brown – Do Not Attempt
12. Scott Brown – The Old To The New
13. Scott Brown – Sonic Boomstick

Look at this tracklist, isn’t it a beauty? DJ Skyline started with probably Scott Brown’s most well known Gabber tune ‘Boomstick’. I’ve heard this tune many times since the first time I was made aware of it, but I’ve never seen the film this bit was from. But I think we all know the tune, and we have all fallen in love with it. A big record to start your mix with. Good choice Skyline, good choice.

Scott always had a specific Dutch sound. During the early 90s he made Hardcore that resembled the Rotterdam sound, and over the years he made Hardcore that fitted the Masters Of Hardcore sound a lot. Still being unique, but there was a thing going on. Scott knew exactly how to make music that crossed boundaries.

Skyline’s mix is very interesting. A few minor errors, but nothing really bad. Nothing major to fill the rest of the review with.

Many might think that ‘Boomstick’ is the best Scott Brown record, but for me it’s ‘The Old To The New’. That record just does more for me. I think that the Prophet made a record with the same lyrics before or after Scott made this record, and both are excellent. The roughness is just perfect.

These records might be ‘old’, but they’ve grown and have become classics. You can’t play a Hardcore/Gabber set without a Scott Brown record, you simply can’t. He still rules the Hardcore scene, and that’s a fact!

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DJ: Skyline
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Gabba
Mix Info: Scott Brown Part 3…..GABBA!!!!!
Length Mix: 00:44:47
Tracks: 13 (thirteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Scott Brown – Soundcloud Fanpage

Promo @ Ghosttown 2008

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Two legendary names in one sentence: DJ Promo and Ghosttown. There’s no introduction needed at all, and I’ve got to say that it has been extremely nice from Dance2Eden to upload Promo’s set from 2008, when they had an extremely killer line-up: The Prophet, Chosen Few, Neophyte, Fuckface, Shadowlands Terrorist DJ Team, Dano, Bountyhunter, Jeroen Flamman, Petrov, and much more. Now that’s a sick line-up. Both of these names (Promo and Ghosttown) are still alive and kicking, and making sure the Hardcore generation get what they need. And this 2008 will be a nice one to listen to this weekend!

Promo is a boss. He’s a genius. He has made so many great anthems: he’s an obvious choice to ask to play at your event. And this 50 minute long set does contain shitload of his own productions, be it originals or remixes. From the old to the older stuff, you do get everything you were hoping for. The tracklist does give me goosebumps: Promo picked so many great anthems, it’s unbelievable. The people at Ghosttown must have had a wonderful night out.

Tracklist, anyone?

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01. Da Bulldozer Project – Something Special
02. Dr Macabre – Poltergeist
03. E-Man – Bass Machine
04. Promo – Counter Attack
05. Promo – Emotions Over Anger
06. DJ Sim – Simbiosis
07. The Masochist – Anticipation
08. Korsakoff – Separated World
09. Promo – My Underground Madness
10. Promo – Up Yours!
11. Promo – I Come Correct
12. Promo & X-Ess – Vicious Circle
13. Manga Corps – The Hunter (Promo Remix) 
14. Promo – The Bad Guy
15. English Muffin – The Blood Of An English Muffin
16. Maurizio Braccagni – Mosquito (DJ Paul Mix) 
17. Sequential One – Dance (Remix Part II) 
18. Promo – Beat Ya Brain (Again)
19. Cixx – To Da Bass
20. Mike Ink & The Chain Of Brotherhood – Lovely Ugly Brutal World

Can I just say that this tracklist looks a bit odd? He starts off with his well known stuff, and then towards the end he goes a bit weird? From ‘The Bad Guy’ to ‘The Blood…. Muffin’. And then he goes faster and newskool again. A bit confusing.

I do love it when a mix is diverse, but this is a bit weird. Yeah, Promo has made a lot of awesome mixes and had a shitload of awesome livesets, but to be honest, this is literally not the best one I’ve ever heard. So many errors, and I do mean a lot of errors. It’s confusing: when the man has got so many great skills and expertise, you would literally expect every set to be brilliant. Maybe he had an off day?

It contains a lot of amazing records, the majority by Promo himself. And I’m happy to hear them again. But seriously, this set just jumps from one record to the next. Is it being cut into pieces? Has this been edited? Why does this mix sound so horrible? Just listen to the fading from ‘To Da Bass’ to ‘Lovely Ugly Brutal World’. It does hurt my ears.

The records on their own are great. But this is not what I was hoping for. Too many errors, too many f**k ups. He’s still a legend in my book, and I will forget this mix ever excisted. Terrible.

Best record? ‘To Da Bass’.

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DJ: Promo
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Oldskool
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Ghosttown 2008
Length Liveset: 00:49:40
Tracks: 20 (twenty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Ghosttown – Official Website