Delicate Soundz – Old School Industrial Techno Acid [1990-1993] (2017)

Delicate Soundz - Old School Industrial Techno Acid [1990-1993] (2017)

Delicate Soundz – Old School Industrial Techno Acid [1990-1993] (2017)

DJ: Negative A
Genre/Style: House, Early Rave, Hardcore House, Tech House, Oldskool, Techno
Mix Info: Delicate Soundz – Old School Industrial Techno Acid [1990-1993] Length Mix: 01:21:22
Tracks: 41 (fourty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Negative A – Facebook Fanpage

I’ve been offline for a few days, not looking for new music. My ‘like’ page on Soundcloud is already filled with many mixes I must write a review about. But one I couldn’t let go pass. I simply couldn’t, because you don’t find mixes like this one that often. Yes, you do get dodgy and crappy Techno/House mixes with mostly 2Unlimited tunes in it, some Cappella and Twenty4Seven, but what I want to hear is the older stuff. The classics. The forgotten gems. The beauties. The tunes that made us realise that the music is here to stay. And I found it!

This is the kind of music I grew up with. The tunes that made my youth. I was too damn young to understand the quality of it all, but I still remember hearing these tunes for the first time back during the early years of the 90s. The sickening sound of House/Techno, which paved the way for new styles such as Hardcore House, etc. Negative A created a brand new mix, filled with tunes from 1990 til 1993. The true classics. The records you won’t find on ‘the best of’ album. They mostly have the cheesiest tunes on them, when sometimes you just want to hear the rough stuff. And Negative A’s mix is just what my ears wanted to hear!

The tracklist gave me goosebumps. So old, but oh so good! Let me show you the tunes!

tracklist TCD

01. Fuck The Industry And Motherfuck Radio Man! – This Is Bug
02. Joey Beltram – Energy Flash
03. The Ambassador – Deduction
04. Joey Beltram – My Sound
05. Ramirez – La Musika Tremenda (Fabrice Remix )
06. Set Up System – Fairy Dust (Blastomania Mix) 
07. Brain-e – What A Bassline
08. Underground Resistance – The Punisher
09. 80 Aum – Stronger Than Steel
10. Meng Syndicate – Sonar System (Speedy J Mix) 
11. Adam X – Lost In Hell (Remix) 
12. EX 4 – Possessor
13. Two Pieces – Magic Bells
14. Equitek – Stylus Flight
15. Strongheads – Frequency Test
16. Mescalum United – We Have Arrived
17. World Power Alliance – The Seawolf
18. Brain Storm – Do I Feel Lucky
19. Trashman – Cosmotrash (Industrial Trash) 
20. Edge Of Motion – Set Up 707
21. Cybersonik – Trashing
22. Dr. Fernando – Stomach Substance
23. Crowd Control – Tranzformer
24. Turbulence – Whurlstorm
25. Bountyhunter – The Bountyhunter
26. Tellurians – The Navigator
27. Test – Overdub
28. Circuit Breaker – Trac K
29. Insider – T.O. 001 (A-Side)
30. Overdrive – Limited
31. Brain Storm – Cybernatic Noisefly (Part 1)
32. Cybersonik – Machine Gun
33. Mindscape – Sugar Tax
34. Holo Graphic 4th – Tranzluzent
35. I.S.Q. – The Mosquito
36. Circuit Breaker – Trac-X
37. X-Buzz – Overload
38. 2 Uninterested – I Don’t Care (Lenny Dee Remix) 
39. Hard Attack – Resonation
40. Knight Phantom – Basic Terror
41. The Agressor – I’m Coming

Don’t you think this is a beauty? If you are old (and wise) enough you will know these tunes. These tunes were written on the most basic equipment, if you would compare it to the present day, but the impact it had when it was released, can not be described by anyone. This was the music that shook everyone at their core. This was so ground breaking, even the media didn’t know how to respond to it. They categorised this as the music made by the Devil, but if that was the case, thank you very music, mr Devil.

I wonder what happened to most names on this tracklist. I knew they used a lot of aliases back in the 90s, but I always wonder. Those who made only 1 or 2 records and then decided to leave the scene, would they have expected their tunes to still be played over 25 years later? I don’t think so.

There are way too many fond memories surrounding this kind of music. And each and every track is an underrated masterpiece. Negative A’s mix is just spot on, so many beautiful records, I can’t pick one. I simply can’t. This (to me) has got to be the greatest early Rave/House/Techno mix ever made. This paved the way for Hardcore House, so we should be thankful of what this created.

Negative A, your mix is so sick. Nothing wrong with it. Respect for it. Can’t praise this mix enough. One of the best mixes of all time!

Ps. (sorry this bit is in Dutch): godnondeju. Die oude troep, blijft botergeil!


Acid Camp Vol. 59 – Moka (2017)

Acid Camp Vol. 59 - Moka (2017)

Acid Camp Vol. 59 – Moka (2017)

DJ: Moka
Genre/Style: House, Acid House
Mix Info: Acid Camp Vol. 59
Length Mix: 01:00:24
Tracks: 13 (thirteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Acid Camp – Facebook Fanpage

Sometimes you wake up and you don’t want to hear the music you’ve been listening to for weeks. You want something else, something different, but also something quite tasty. And I’ve found the right mix for today, this dreary Saturday. A nice mellow House mix, released via Acid Camp’s Soundcloud page, and mixed by Moka. Well, like it’s going to be anything bad eh? It’s the weekend, and you don’t want to go ape 24/7, or go full on rave 100% every bloody day. You need time to relax, let your body come back to Earth. And this mix is just the perfect mix.

I’ve never heard of Acid Camp nor Moka before, but Soundcloud is filled with unknowns to me. I still discover new things every day. They have their podcast going on strong, focussing on good and relaxing music. And with their 59th instalment they asked a German born visual artist to compose a mix. A House mix. And the bloke who did is, is part of the Acid Camp family. Whatever slender means, it’s probably a good thing. Whoever he is, he made an all vinyl mix, and the result is an hour of bliss.

Check out the tracklist!

tracklist TCD

01. Borrowed Identity – Stimulation
02. Moomin – Right On
03. Terrence Parker – What I Say Goes (TP’s 1997 Unreleased Disco Mix) 
04. Dan Shake – Claudia’s Trip
05. Johannes Albert – All Around
06. This Other Space – Pop Yard
07. Diego Krause – Untitled B1
08. Greg Beato – Dreamin
09. Soundstream – Just Around
10. Julius Steinhoff & Moomin – Valleys
11. Kettenkarussell – Walk With Me
12. Takashi Himeoka – Aoi
13. Roswell Return – This Time Around

It’s still impressive when you see a tracklist and you know not one artist, or one track! I reckon these are quite exclusive records, but oh so good! The DJ’s from Germany, I reckon these are taken from the underground scene there? Or Los Angeles where he lives now. Wherever they are from, they are solid records.

The tracks get me right in the mood. A chilled out mood. I just want to put my feet way up, and chill. Moka’s mix is really tight, and it’s good to hear that vinyl is still alive and kicking. You wouldn’t tell this was an all vinyl mix.

Mixed together beautifully, Moka has done the right job in making the listener part of his mix. You feel the emotions running through your system, and you all of a sudden feel no stress or anger anymore, you just want to dance the day/night away. And you hear tracks you’ve never heard before. A state of bliss will happen.

I love the diversity. From Acid House to early 90s House. Which track did the most to me? ‘What I Say Goes’. I grew up listening to this kind of House music, and still to this day it’s the kind of House music I really enjoy. Not as much as Acid House, but still very close.

A very tasty and relaxing mix. Thanks Acid Camp and Moka. This will get me through the day!


Owen Royal – Deep House Mix 2013

Owen Royal - Deep House Mix 2013

Owen Royal – Deep House Mix 2013

DJ: Owen Royal
Genre/Style: House, Deep House, Progressive House
Mix Info: Deep House Mix 2013
Length Mix: 01:19:45
Tracks: 18 (eighteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 110 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Owen Royal – Facebook Fanpage

Don’t know why, but the other day I wanted to hear something nice and quiet, relaxing music. And obviously you go straight to Deep House music. Name one style more relaxing than this one? You simply can’t think of one right now, can you? Soundcloud decided to show me one of the most played Deep House mixes, which has 4.08 million listens since 2013! 4 million listens? Sweet Lord, that’s impressive. I always try to avoid mixes with high amounts of listens, because the majority aren’t my cup of tea, but this one I couldn’t avoid. I had to, I simply had to listen to it.

Owen Royal. The name doesn’t ring a bell. I’m sorry. But with this mix it’s engraved in my brain. It’s not his only mix on Soundcloud, you should check him out if Deep House is your cup of tea. It’s mine, so I will check out other mixes before I continue doing absolutely nothing (it’s Sunday). A nice coffee, speakers on maximum, and me enjoying this mix. What else could we ask for? Nothing.

This mix contains 18 tracks, and the tracklist at first didn’t make me excited, because I don’t know 80% of the artists. But the tracks spoke to me after I listened to this mix once, so I think it’s time for me to share the tracklist and let you experience it like I have!


01. Rhythm Control – My House (Original Mix) (Acapella) 
02. Maya Jane Cole – Easier To Hide
03. Teenage Mutants & Andre Crom – Hanging On
04. Ben Pearce – What I Might Do (Club Mix) 
05. Duke Dumont – The Giver
06. Tensnake & Syron – Mainline (Dub) 
07. Nick Curly – Underground (Dennis Ferrer Remix) 
08. Justin Martin – Don’t Go (Dusky Remix) 
09. Yousef – Beg (Hot Since 82 Future Mix) 
10. Deep City Groove – Police Brutality (Dale Howard’s Brutal Mix) 
11. Cyruslo – High
12. Flashmob – Need In Me
13. Infinity Ink – Infinity
14. Flashmob – Hot
15. Maya Jane Cole – What They Say
16. Greg Mak – Voyage (Original Mix) 
17. Shadow Child & James Talk – Comb Over
18. Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix @ 126 BPM) 

The tracklist is good. But one track stood out, and that’s of course Destiny’s Child ‘Say My Name’. But we’ll come back to that track in a minute.

Owen Royal picked a lot of amazing Deep House records, and they set the tone for my Sunday. It’s going to be relaxed and chilled. This mix can be played over and over again, the records are good, nice and relaxing. And especially because it’s Sunday this mix works well. It’s our relaxing day.

There are a few cross fading errors. Nothing major, 4 million listeners will probably disagree, but at certain points the tracks are not flowing into each other that easy. If the cross fading from one to the next would be improved , the mix would get 5 out of 5 stars. But there are sadly to many moments where it doesn’t flow that easily. But don’t let me put you off, don’t!

I was talking about ‘Say My Name’ earlier, and I can say that this version of Destiny’s Child record is seriously the best one I’ve ever heard! Can’t stand Destiny’s Child, but this version just sounds so much better! This is one of the best records ever made! The record before (‘Comb Over’) gets you in such a chill mood, getting you ready for the last record in this mix, which is seriously one amazing record! I can listen to this record over and over again!

A good mix. Worth to be played out loud on this Sunday. Enjoy it! Download it, and spread the love!


Slip’s House #001 (2017)

Slip's House #001 (2017)

Slip’s House #001 (2017)

DJ: Slipmatt
Genre/Style: House
Mix Info: Slip’s House – Episode #001 – 22-04-2017
Length Mix: 01:00:00
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 83.0 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: DJ Slipmatt – Facebook Fanpage

Happy birthday, Slipmatt! This year he celebrates an achievement never reached by him before: his 50th birthday. Now that’s an achievement, I’ve got 17 years to go. And to be frank, most people who reach the magic number 50 slow down and start to get used to watering flowers and watching Emmerdale on repeat and drink lots of tea, but not Slipmatt. Age is just a number, and he keeps on doing his thing, even on his actual birthday! Yes, you read it right: this podcast/mix was recorded on his own birthday. How about that for dedication, eh?

Before people get annoyed and disappointed, let me warn you, this mix isn’t Oldskool Rave. Nope, far from it, it’s House. Slipmatt decided to do something different, and it has paid off. His first House podcast mix. This man is such a legend, it’s good to hear that he plays literally everything underneath the sun. Which makes me wonder: how big is his collection? It must be seriously big. And impressive. Because he has got everything you want to hear, and he plays everything every week, not just on this podcast but also his ‘World Of Rave’ show, or when he plays live all over the world.

Slipmatt is a legend, and you can hear him throughout this mix. Giving a bit of background information, or simply showing how happy he is hearing the tune he’s playing. Again, this ain’t Rave or anything Breakbeat related, this is House. Recorded in Slipmatt’s House. Hence the title of this podcast. Get it?

Let’s see the tracklist. If you dig House, you will love it.


01. Jungle 70 – Know About Jack (Slipmatt, Billy Daniel Bunter & Uncle Dugs Remix) 
02. Vanilla Ace & Dharkfunkh – What We Gonna Do?
03. Claptone feat George Kranz – The Drums (Din Daa Daa) (Original Mix) 
04. Franky Rizardo – Same Man (Original Mix) 
05. Full Control – Alright
06. Luca Debonaire & Leandro Da Silva – Pump That Beat (Luca Debonaire Remix) 
07. Josh Butler & Bontan – Call You Back (Original Mix) 
08. Waze & Odyssey – Down With Tha (Original Mix) 
09. Crazibiza, Terry Lex & Paradize Groove – Flawless
10. Discount Rhinos – City Shuffle
11. Dubfire – Roadkill
12. Tocadisco – Morumbi (Popof Remix) 
13. Yuga and Leandro Da Silva – Da House U (Original Mix) 
14. Armitage – This Goes Out To Ron Hardy
15. Crazibiza vs Eddie Amador – House Music (Jerome Robins Simple Mashup Mix) 

Wow! What a mix! Have you listened to this already? You should, this is the perfect music to wake up to. It’s Sunday, it’s boring, and we need something unique, something fresh and uplifting. I think I found it. Yes, waking up to Rave and Breakbeat is also really wicked, but let’s slow down today. Relax, and enjoy this chill out session by Slipmatt.

I love House music, but I think I’ve lost touch. I don’t know 99% of these artists. Even though I was into House since the early 90s, the last couple of years my attention has gone to other styles. Thanks to Slipmatt it’s time for me to get back into this wonderful style, and embrace it once again. There’s more to life than just Hardcore, eh?

You can hear throughout the mix that Slipmatt is enjoying himself. He’s really digging the tunes, and so am I. Which one is my favourite? ‘Flawless’. Such a dancefloor anthem. Like the original record which had the ‘Flawless’ lyrics in it.

Join me in saying ‘Happy birthday Slipmatt’, and play this mix out loud. I think the only way you can say ‘thank you for what you’ve done so far for the music industry’ is to play it out loud and make sure everyone around you listens too! My gran is listening to it, and she’s bouncing (nah, not really, but in my mind she is). Try and get people dancing this Sunday morning!

Slipmatt is not just a legend within the Hardcore/Rave scene. He’s an allround entertainer. That should be his job title….