stranger – ’91/’92 Conceptmix (2017)

stranger - '91/'92 Conceptmix (2017)

stranger – ’91/’92 Conceptmix (2017)

DJ: stranger
Genre/Style: Oldskool, Techno, Rave, Acid House
Mix Info: ’91/’92 Conceptmix
Length Mix: 00:58:34
Tracks: 26 (twenty-six)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: stranger – Facebook Fanpage

Sometimes you see on Soundcloud a mix being reposted, but when a mix is good, you see multiple reposts coming past on your timeline. One of those mixes, well, I couldn’t ignore. Reposted so many times, it was a sign, I reckon. A mix done by stranger, focussed on the Techno side of life, but with a twist. What might that twist be? Well, it’s focussed on 1991 and 1992, as most of us will know it as the pre-Gabber era. This is when Techno became slightly darker and edgier, and created sounds which would be used in the Gabber/Hardcore scene only a few years later.

Most of these tracks are dark, edgy, and yet extremely beautiful. You can hear the Gabber influence in them.Well, I do mean the other way around, Gabber was influenced by this kind of music a lot. And when I say a lot, I do mean a LOT. If this doesn’t make you move, it could mean 2 things: or you are too young and do not understand it, or you are stupid. How can you not like the early Techno sounds? The tracklist will literally blow you away, it certainly will!

stranger, he’s a stranger to me, but his concept mix is one you need to listen to. If you like or dislike Gabber, this is a must listen to mix. Check out the tracklist!

tracklist

01. Unknown Artist – Countdown FFM V (B3)
02. Gangsters Of Techno – Lost In A E
03. Two – Rescue Me
04. Bhab & Cas – Pulsiv
05. The Suburban Knight – Infra Red Spectrum
06. Alien Christ – The Art Of Shredding
07. V-Room – G-Hertz
08. Missing Channel – Edge Of Infinity
09. Jimmy Crash – Crash Course
10. Frank De Wulf – I Love You
11. Carl Cox – Let The Bass Kick
12. Poltering Rhythm Traxx – Armed Conflict
13. Nasty Django – Ey Dude (Totally Fucked Up Mix) 
14. Program 2 – Twister
15. The Gateway Experience – Living Body Map
16. Jeff Mills – DNA
17. Final Exposure – Vortex
18. Spark – AC3
19. Technotrash – Noise!
20. Teknoboys – Mad Beat
21. Bhab & Cas – Radiate
22. DJPC – Insomniak
23. Ace The Space – 9 Is A Classic (Bay Area Drive-By Mix) 
24. Noise Factory – Bring Forward The Noise
25. Control DC – Ritmo Dell Diavolo (Inferno Mute Mix) 
26. Beyond – Bang!

When you hear tunes such as these, it immediately takes you back to the wonderful 90s. The early 90s to be precise. Those wonderful years are still amazing, event though time has flown by so quickly. But the music still remains as good, and the vibes it generates can not be topped by any of the new-age styles at all. Yes, Techno is timeless. There, I’ve said it!

Even to me most of these tunes are unknown. Yes, of course I do know DJPC, Ace The Space (wasn’t that Marc Arcadipane?), Nasty Django, Carl Cox (duh!), Frank De Wulf, but the other artists are not known to me. It’s good to learn from the good old days, and it’s never too late to hallucinate, eh?

stranger’s mix is tight, really tight. He’s picked the right tracks, and the overall feeling I get is happiness. Euphoric from time to time. Which track is the one that made me feel so nostalgic the most? Well, I am a raver, a Gabber, and I love ‘Ritmo Dell Diavolo’. Never heard it being played so slow (is this the original speed?), but even being played slow it makes me get goosebumps. I can just picture ravers at a rave in 1991-1992 and hearing this track for the first time and literally be flabbergasted by its strength and rawness!

stranger, whoever you might be, your mix is dope. Extremely dope. More mixes like this one should appear on my timeline. Please Soundcloud, make it happen!!!!

Thank you to those who reposted this mix. Where would I be without this mix?

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DJ Casketkrusher – The Summer Rave Mix (2017)

DJ Casketkrusher - The Summer Rave Mix (2017)

DJ Casketkrusher – The Summer Rave Mix (2017)

DJ: Casketcrusher
Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Rave, Oldskool, UK Hardcore
Mix Info: The Summer Rave Mix
Length Mix: 01:17:01
Tracks: 33 (thirty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: DJ Casketcrusher – Facebook Fanpage

As you all know I am a fan of Oldskool music, and only a couple of months ago I discovered an artist who loves the Oldskool stuff as much as I do, and his name is Casketkrusher. Want to hear something funny? He likes the oldskool UK Hardcore/Rave stuff too! Not just Happy Hardcore or Gabber, but tracks by Q-Tex, Dougal & Mickey Skeedale, Eruption, SMD, and more. And that has made my day even better!

What can I say about Casketkrusher that you already don’t know? He likes the older stuff, and he’s got long hair. Yep, that’s all I know. But what he does, he does it extremely well. Still can’t stop listening to his previous mixes, they are solid as a rock. He’s like King Midas, everything he touches, turns into Gold. And because the Summer is about to happen (or has it started already, never know which date it starts, but the weather is going up and up, so we must be close), he made a Summer mix, full of UK Hardcore/Happy Hardcore/Rave/Oldskool tunes, and I suggest that you give this a go. Today is my day off, because of a holiday in the Netherlands, and it’s perfect to turn up the speakers to the max, and sit in the garden, drink a nice beverage, and embrace the sunshine!

Tracklist anyone?

tracklist

01. DJ Seduction & DJ Dougal – It’s Not Over (Remix) 
02. DJ Sy & Eruption – 12″ Of Love
03. Eruption – Give Me Back My Heart
04. DJ Dougal & Mickey Skeedale – Really Love You (Remix) 
05. Q-Tex – Hardcore Science (Live Version) 
06. Controller 1 – Nonono
07. DJ Davie Forbes – Play Like A Tiger
08. Elation – Force
09. Gordon Tennant & Technotrance – Revenge Of The Cosmic Ice Cream Men
10. Bass-D & King Matthew – What U Gonna Do? (Original Mix) 
11. Elation – The Buzz
12. S.M.D. – S.M.D. #2 [Side A] 13. Hyperbass – Hardcore Domain
14. Q-Bass – Music Man
15. G.T. Sampler & Technotrance – Natural Born Killer
16. Total Confusion – Phazion
17. Assym – Enjoy The Creation
18. Gigglatron – Floatation Tank
19. Matrix Project & Wargroover – Don’t Come No Ruffa
20. Dooms Day Machine – First Sense
21. Overlord – Overeasy
22. Men In Black – Mental Passion
23. Technological Terror Crew – Where Angels Fear To Thread (Original Mix) 
24. Matrix Project & Wargroover – Fokus On The Beat
25. Overlord – I Am The Lord!
26. Creepozoïds – Great Manipulator
27. Ingler – Sandra Hopkins
28. Wargroover – Skank
29. Chosen Few – R.N.O. Theme
30. Men In Black – Dat’s How We Do It
31. Auto Tropp – Magna
32. DJ Agonizer & MC Jerome – Agonizer & Jerome (Happy Hardcore Version) 
33. Ingler – Trek °°

Wow! I am an Oldskool fan, but I don’t know where Casketkrusher got these tracks from, because I only know about 1% of these tracks! They are all new in my books. His collection must be extremely impressive, but now it’s obvious why he loves his Oldskool stuff so much, because he’s got so many amazing records!

Quick rant of the day: who came up with track titles such as ‘Revenge Of The Cosmic Ice Cream Men’? That has got to be one of the weirdest titles I have ever seen!

Back to the mix. The mix is good. Tight (few tiny errors, but nothing big), and the tracks are really good. I think that digging up these forgotten gems is really what more people should do. Yes, we have heard the all-time classics before, but we want to hear more mixes such as this one, filled with tracks most of us don’t even know existed.

Casketkrusher is a hero to me. In the widest range he is. He’s got the same passion as I do, and it’s contagious. I can’t stop listening to it. Rumours do excist that he’s doing a special mix focussed on Thunderdome soon, so keep your eyes and ears open: if that mix is as good as this one of previous mixes, we won’t be disappointed.

Like his page, and share this mix (sadly no download option). Make sure the kids know where the Hardcore sound originated from, and teach them how good the music back in the days was, and still is!

Best record? The first one. What a track to start your mix with! Slamming track!

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DJ Sequence – 1993 – 2016 Ghosttown Promomix (2016)

DJ Sequence - 1993 - 2016 Ghosttown Promomix (2016)

DJ Sequence – 1993 – 2016 Ghosttown Promomix (2016)

DJ: Sequence
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Gabber, Hardcore, Oldskool, Early Rave
Mix Info: 1993 – 2016 Ghosttown Promomix
Length Mix: 01:38:34
Tracks: 40 (fourty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 135 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: DJ Sequence – Facebook Fanpage

Last year Dance2Eden hosted yet another succesfull edition of their well known party Ghosttown, and the response was good. People seemed to like it, but truth be told, with a killer line-up like they had, you can’t go wrong. Jones & Stephenson, Rob & MC Joe, G-Town Madness, Lady Dana, Darkraver, Re-Charge, Promo, Kasparov, Noize Suppressor and more. Sadly I missed it, but on Soundcloud you can find many livesets recorded during the evening. One mix I found wasn’t a liveset, but a promo mix by someone called DJ Sequence. Mmm, where do I recognise the name from?

Wasn’t he also on Partyflock? Sequence & Omnious? Am I correct, or totally wrong? Well, whoever it is, he made a promo mix for Ghosttown, containing the finest Hardcore tunes from 1993 til 2016. From nice and rough oldskool tunes to fresh and upbeat present day records. And the tracks he has selected are made by well established names such as Meagashira, Alien T, Nosferatu, TOA, Lenny Dee, Paul Elstak, Endymion, and more. But the one theme that emerged was the fact that he used so many DJ Promo records, I reckon he’s a fan boy. I’ve never seen this many records made by DJ Promo in a mix which wasn’t mixed by DJ Promo himself.

Anyway, no matter how you look at this, this isn’t a promo mix for Ghosttown anymore. The event already took place, so we are too late. This is a promo mix for Hardcore in general, and Sequence too!

tracklist

01. Promo – Methamfetamine
02. Miro – Shining
03. Bulldozer Project – Arise
04. Promo – Outspoken
05. Promo – X-Termination
06. Alien T – The Hammer Of The Devil (Original Mix) 
07. Re-Style – Relytser
08. Meagashira – Through Inner Core
09. Promo – Dancefloor Hardcore
10. Waxweazle – Hardcore Power (’97 Remix) 
11. Promo – Serious Damage
12. Amnesys – Massacre
13. The Wishmater – Back 2 Classic
14. Endymion – We Are The Future
15. The Blaster – War Has Come
16.Lenny Dee – Alpha 1
17. TNT – Brainwashkiller (Killer Mix) 
18. The Nightraver – So
19. Promo – Welcome To The Terrordrome
20. DJ D – Solo
21. Coreporation – Fallin’ Crap
22. Placid K – Trippin’ (Original Mix) 
23. Promo – Time To Rise Up
24. The Wishmaster & Promo – Silence Surrounds Me
25. Masters Of Ceremony – Skullfuck
26. DJ Paul – Play My Game
27. Lenny Dee vs Paul – I Like Hardcore
28. Promo – My Beating Drum
29. N-Vitral – Crispy Bassdrum
30. Sei2ure – Massive On The Bass
31. Bertocucci Feranzano – XTC Love (Trance Mix) 
32. Phoenix – Who’s In Control
33. The Prophet & Delirium – The Way You Make Me
34. DJ Nosferatu – Have It Your Way
35. The Outside Agency – Enlightened Species
36. Promo – Cheating Bitch
37. Promo – Bass Power
38. Annihilator – I’ll Show You My Gun
39. Lockjaw – The Point
40. Lenny Dee – Forgotten Moments

Will you look at this tracklist. It’s a beast! It’s a monster! What a truly amazing amount of awesome records. Yes, do you see it too, that he really likes DJ Promo?

DJ Sequence has mixed this together beautifully, and this mix was exactly what I was searching for on this dreadful and miserable Saturday. Combining the past with the present. Oldskool vs Newskool. The result is a really good promo mix, and I reckon at least half of the ravers at Ghosttown went there because of Sequence’s mix.

Maybe I exaggerated it a bit. I think I did.

Anyway, the records are good. Which is my favourite record? I can’t pick. Really like ‘My Beating Drum’ by DJ Promo. The vocals are soul touchingly good!

The mix is tight, has got some small mixing/fading errors, but manageble. They wouldn’t ask you to play at Ghosttown if you were crap, eh?

DJ Sequence’s mix is right on the money. Loving the vibes, loving everything about it. Banging Hardcore, f**k yeah!

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Reverze 2011 – Flashback (Q-ic vs Lethal MG vs Ruthless)

Reverze 2011 - Flashback (Q-ic vs Lethal MG vs Ruthless)

Reverze 2011 – Flashback (Q-ic vs Lethal MG vs Ruthless)

DJs: Q-ic vs Lethal MG vs Ruthless
Genre/Style: Jumpstyle, French Tek, Techno, Oldskool, Hardcore, Hardstyle
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Reverze 2011
Length Liveset: 00:43:44
Tracks: 88 (eighty-eight)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Reverze – Official Website

Damn. Damn. Damn. What I’ve just found on Soundcloud will blow your mind away! A liveset, which is basically the biggest megamix for Jumpstyle/French Tek you’ve ever heard! This set you’ve probably heard before on Soundcloud, it already has 29.8k+ plays. And it would be weird if it didn’t reach this amount of plays. This set was recorded at Reverze back in 2011, and it was an amazing event, according to those who have been. The set you are about to listen to (maybe again) was only around 45 minutes long, but these three artists made sure you witnessed something unusual. 88 records in 43 minutes. Come on, give them credit for making a megamix like that!

Q-ic, Lethal MG and Ruthless do not need an introduction at all. French Tek and Jumpstyle lovers do know the names, and the records they have made. A few of their own productions can be found in this set, and let me warn you: before you realise it, the mix is over. Time does fly by too damn quickly, and some tracks are sadly played too shortly. But what can you do if your name is Q-ic, Ruthless or Lethal MG and your set is only 45 minutes long? Put as many records in as you can. Mess everyone up. Give them a night to remember!

The tracklist… pff, that will take a while for me to copy it exactly. But here it is:

tracklist

01. Ixxel – Drop That Beat
02. Speedy J – Pullover (Bootleg) 
03. Stunt Crew feat E-Max – Fuck That (Vocal) 
04. Mad Traxx – In The Future
05. Klaps – Bedroom
06. Karlos Mendez – Sex-A-Phone
07. DJ Mystery – Punani
08. Cherrymoon Traxx – Acid Dream
09. DJ Skep – Hangova
10. Ronald-V & Chicago Zone – A.C.I.D.
11. Sunbeam – Outside World (LMG Bootleg) 
12. Rudy Sunders – Pump Up My Pussy
13. Q-ic & DJ Bambam – Musique
14. DJ Ghost – The First Rebirth
15. Razzle Dazzle Traxx – Rattle Brain (Bootleg) 
16. DJ Gave – Sweet Dreams
17. Magnetik People – Technical Life (Lethal MG Remix) 
18. Lethal MG – You Eternal
19. Polycarpus – Fuck You
20. Poogie Bear – Happy Together
21. Ruthless & Vorwerk – Not This Record
22. Major Bryce & Eddy Kin – Spider
23. GJ Warez – Popcorn
24. Bassdrum Project – Phunkee
25. DJ Greg C – Speed Talking
26. DJ Greg C – Get Off
27. DJ Greg C – Static Faction
28. DJ Coone – The Return
29. Trax-X – Gravity (Lethal MG Remix) 
30. DJ Greg C – Drum Line
31. Oxley – Bombadrop (SOLO Remix) 
32. Kamiz – Kamiz Song (Anais Mix) 
33. Ruthless & Vorwerk – I Feel Like Dancing
34. Liberty – Explode
35. Dark-E – Tranceballers
36. Grooveyard – Mary Go Wild (Lethal MG Remix) 
37. DJ Furax – Big Orgus
38. Q-IC & Ghost – Desire
39. Tiesto – Lethal Industry (Binum Remix) 
40. Q-IC & Bambam – Fortunate Beats
41. Coone & Ruthless – We Don’t Care
42. Q-IC – Approaching vs The Beach Boys
43. Manu Keaton & Max Walder – Norton
44. Jamie Dill – Engine
45. Q-IC & Lethal MG – Punk Shock
46. Da Hustlers – Just Can’t Stop
47. Thunderball – Bonzai Channel One
48. DJ Bountyhunter – Woops
49. Dextro NRG – Morella
50. The Moon – Blow The Speakers
51. Robert Armani – Hit Hard
52. LMG – 303 King
53. Wide Open Silverscreen (LMG Bootleg) 
54. Plexus – Cactus Rhythm
55. Human Resource – Dominator
56. T99 – Anasthasia
57. Cherrymoon Traxx – Needle Destruction (LMG Bootleg) 
58. Dune – Hardcore Vibes (Coone Bootleg) 
59. Candyman – My Beat
60. DJ Fred & Arnold T – Delirium 2002
61. Derb – Derb
62. Tricky Nation
63. The Prodigy – Out Of Space (LMG Bootleg) 
64. Coone & Ruthless – Times Like This
65. DJ Coone – Doggystyle
66. Teka B – Jack-A-Tack
67. Dany BPM & Qatja S – Bass Dropping
68. Fenix – Mindfucked
69. Q-IC & Ghost – Desire (Teka B Remix) 
70. Davoodi – Move Yo Ass
71. Qatja S & Dr Rude – Kompulsive Therapy
72. iTraxx & Dr Phunk – Little Jimmy
73. Junior Waxx – Bangin Record
74. Mark V & Poogie Bear – Funkier
75. Binum – Infinity
76. Binum – Chapter One (Greg C Remix) 
77. Lobotomy Inc. – Streaming Day
78. Dark System – Space Wide
79. Fusion – Skyliquid
80. Marlon S – M.U.G.
81. Jenny D Light – Drill Effect
82. Klaps – Return (Greg C Remix) 
83. Da Bootleggers – Fresh Beats
84. DJ Greg C – 10 Torsion
85. Chicago Zone – Story Of R2
86. DJ Tony – Krekwakwou
87. Marshall Masters – Stereo Murder (Q-ic Remix) 
88. Marshall Masters – I Like It Loud

Sweet Lord, this is too much! Seriously too much. You can’t get your head around the fact that they picked so many anthems, crammed them in a 43 minute long set, and made it work. If you were dancing on the dancefloor at Reverze back in 2011, this set must have blown you away!

But seriously, how do you dance to such a set, when you skip from one record to the next within 30 seconds? And you can not prepare yourself for the music, because the beats, basses and melodies come at you non stop. How’s that possible?

The tracklist has got amazing records in their, but in the actual set there’s no time to waste, so they jump literally from one to the next. It’s a rollercoaster ride which you are experiencing. Some bits are extremely pleasant, but some are just too hard and rough. But that’s just me.

I got flashbacks to the good ol’ days of French Tek/Jumpstyle etc. When the music was great, new, and not ruined by the commercial side of it. This set contains so many great anthems, it’s too damn hard to pick just one favourite. There are several. If you know me, you know which ones.

A good set, really enjoyable. Some bits are too rushed, but then again how else would you cram so many records in one mix? The end result is good, and it will make your dull Sunday morning turn upside down. More of these mixes please, more megamixes, there aren’t many out there with shitloads of records in it like this one!

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