Most of you lot know I’m not Italian, hence why the website is called ‘The Crazy Dutchmans Blog’, and not the Italian version of this. The reason why I am saying this, is because I came across a mix today, a promo mix, for an event called ‘E-Mission’, which is held next week on the 14th of July at Discoteca Florida, in Ghedi, Italy. At first I thought this was a new kind of event I had not heard of before, but quickly after realising this takes place not in the Benelux, I had to give in: I would not have known of this event, be it without Soundcloud. Read More
Tag: Promo Mix
Every day you hear and see new names you’ve never seen before. My good ol’ friend Soundcloud promoted this track by making sure I would see this, and when I realised what it was, it put a smile on my face. A nice and proper Hardcore mix, from an unknown duo. Never heard of Actinium before, but thanks to SC I am aware who they are. Well, at least their name is known to me. Who they actually are is a mystery. They haven’t been active on social media for long, so their fanbase is still minimal, but it’s growing every day. Whoever they are, they are gaining.
According to Soundcloud this is a brand new mix by Actinium and I should check it out and tell my mates. Can I still listen to it when I am Johnny No Mates? Mates or no mates, it’s worth checking out. They’ve made an hour long mix, filled with nice Gabba tunes, and it’s nice and diverse: from Mad Dog to Bodyshock to Tears Of Fure to their own record. Sometimes you simply want banging tunes coming out of your speakers, and today you are lucky.
Check out this tracklist. It might look different compared to the one on Soundcloud, I had to adjust it a bit.
01. Actinium – Intro
02. Actinium – Play That Beat
03. Mad Dog & AniMe – Bassdrum Music
04. Access One – Own Power
05. Re-Style & Korsakoff – The Game
06. Mad Dog & MC Nolz – The Apocalypse
07. Re-Style & Predator – Lockdown
08. Bodyshock – Test My Style
09. Tears Of Fury – Painkillah
10. Mad Dog – Good Old Times
11. The Melodyst – The Iron Planet
12. Tommyknocker feat Unexist – Ghost Rider
13. AniMe – Bass For Your Face
14. Mad Dog & Tha Playah – Enter The Time Machine
15. The Melodyst – Not So Bad
16. AniMe – Sickness
17. Re-Style & Day-Mar – Declaire
18. Stereotype – Justice
19. AniMe – Believe
They decided to play Italian and Dutch Hardcore, and their decision has paid off. A nice mix to hear on this Saturday morning. This will get you through the weekend, it definately will!
Most records are focussed on just the pounding beats, but some records do have a nice melody. I like to have a bit of both, keeps the interest level high. They’ve picked records from well known names, who never disappoint. Also a few unknown names in here, and a name I haven’t seen in years: Access One. Bloody hell, must have been years!
What’s the best record in this mix? ‘Justice’ by Stereotype. A wonderful record. Puts a smile on my face, and keeps me moving like a weirdo for hours. I love the build up, but when the beat kicks in, there’s no stopping, and your feet start pounding the floor. I feel for the floor sometimes, the amount of beating it gets from me dancing/raving. And with a track like this the punishment is tremendous.
Actinium, whoever you are, this promo mix is really an interesting one. A good first mix. I’ve written your name down, and will follow you. The name seems like a promising act you should look out for. Banging Hardcore.
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Hardcore Techno, Gabba
Mix Info: Promo Mix 2017
Length Mix: 01:01:42
Tracks: 19 (nineteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 141 MB
File Type: mp3
More Information: Actinium – Facebook Fanpage
Next week there’s going to be an event happening in de Lilse Bergen, and the event is called ‘Bass Events Outdoor’. You must have seen on Facebook many things passing your timeline regarding this event, and truth be told it’s going to be a good event. The line-up is something so delicious, let me name just a few. Just a few. Ready? B-Front, Code Black, Coone, Mark With A K, Miss K8, Pat B, Radical Redemption, Ruthless, and of course the duo who’s mix I’m about to review: Sub Zero Project.
I don’t know a lot about Sub Zero Project, but what I do know if that a couple of weeks ago I saw a video on Youtube, for a song called ‘The Project’. The video was quirky, but the tune absolutely banging! And of course I’ve seen their tracks before in other mixes, but truth be told I don’t know a single thing. They look very happy in the picture above. And they’ve got something on their faces. Oh, and they make Raw Hardstyle music. That’s all there is to mention. But the music they make is really, really good!
Let me show you the tracklist. It’s a beauty!
01. Isaac – Burn (Sub Zero Project Remix)
02. Rob Mayth – Feel My Love (Devin Wild & Sub Zero Project Bootleg)
03. Audiotricz – Let There Be Light
04. Da Tweekaz & Sub Zero Project – DRKNSS
05. Brooklyn Bounce – Club Bizarre (Headhunterz & Noisecontrollers Remix/Sub Zero Project Edit)
06. Sub Sonik & MC Villain – The One
07. Bro Safari – Follow (Sub Zero Project Remix)
08. Devin Wild – Let’s Get Drunk
09. D-Sturb feat Emese – Legacy
10. Chain Reaction – The Record Breaking
11. Frontliner – Warphole
A short but exciting tracklist. A few of their own productions, and one timeless classic in there. Can you figure out which one that is? It ain’t hard to figure it out which record is one timeless classic.
It’s ‘Warphole’. Duh. That was a walk in the park.
Anyway, they’ve made this promo mix, to get everyone ready for next week. And within only a handful of days it’s been played over 2000 times. Well, that’s mainly my fault, I kept playing this over and over. It’s a very interesting mix. It’s got a few seriously insane records, like the remix of ‘Club Bizarre’, ‘Let There Be Light’, ‘The Record Breaking’, but the one record that made me bounce/rave the hardest is ‘Feel My Love’. Don’t know what the male voice is saying, but I don’t care (ring ding ding, kick that shit to the left?).
A nice promo mix, and if this doesn’t get everyone excited, nothing will. Worth checking out, this mix. I can’t find anything wrong with this mix. Even the remixed version of ‘Club Bizarre’ puts a smile on my face, and normally I’m not a fan of remakes of 90s classics, but this one worked well.
Go and see Sub Zero Project. Raise your hands way up in the air and let yourself go. You’ve got 7 days to get everything sorted. This is an event you don’t want to miss.
Act: Sub Zero Project
Genre/Style: Raw Hardstyle, Rawstyle, Hardstyle
Mix Info: Bass Events Outdoor | Promo Mix
Length Mix: 00:32
Tracks: 11 (eleven)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
More Information: Bass Events Outdoor – Official Website
You must be aware of the fact that I’m a huge Drum & Bass fan, especially music coming from the mighty Metalheadz label. Huge fan from the main man, Goldie, and the other day I was looking for a nice mix to listen to whilst doing my work, but I couldn’t find one which had a tracklist (which I could use for a review), so I had a look at the suggestions shown to me by Soundcloud. And the first mix that popped on my timeline was a promo mix for this year’s Dimensions Festival, which takes place from the 30th of August until the 3rd of September, in Pula, Croatia. The mix? A Metalheadz x Dimensions promo mix. Yes, yes… hell yeah! That’s what I wanted to hear.
Got a bit bored listened to the Metalheadz Christmas podcasts over and over again. Time for some proper music. No yapping about, pure music. And the man behind it? Diverge. Yes, a new name in my book, never heard or seen the name before, but according to his Facebook fanpage he’s the co-label manager at Metalheadz. How about that?! That’s an amazing job. Not only making sure this mighty label is alive and kicking, but also making sure that we get the finest tunes, crammed into a beautiful mix. It sure as hell made my day at work go by quicker.
I can not mention any more information, because I don’t have any (sorry). But what I can say is the fact that he’s playing at Dimensions Festival alongside these names: Goldie b2b Ant TC1, Randall b2b Bailey, Doc Scott, Kid Drama, OneMind, and himself. He plays at the Metalheadz stage on the 2nd of September, and to get you all hyped up, here’s a mix you might like!
01. Akkord – RCVR
02. Turinn – 18 And A Half Minute Gaps
03. Killawatt – Meiotic Drive
04. Rhythmic Theory & Pessimist – Empty House (RT’s Choppage Mix)
05. Monic – Regret Was Never So Sure
06. Totemic – Roll
07. Sam Binga & Danny Scrilla – Further Peaks
08. Christopher de Babalon – Could We Be?
09. Special Request – Replicant
10. Earl Grey – Inner Conflict
11. Law – Sophine (Law & Wheeler Remix)
12. ID – ID
13. Dillinja – Acid Roller
14. Calibre & ST Files – Falling Down
15. Joakuim – Funk As You
16. Spirit – Look Out
17. Digital & Nomine – Debt Collector
18. Goldie – I Think Of You
19. Kid Drama – Payback
20. Law & Wheeler – Night Forms
21. ID – ID
22. Homemade Weapons – Tidal Track (Homemade Weapons VIP)
23. Outer Heaven – Outback
24. Source Direct – Web Of Sin (2017 Remaster)
25. Artilect – Evolution
26. Randall – The R (Seba Rework)
27. ID – ID
28. Andy Skopes – Let Go
29. Seba – Don’t You Love Me Anymore
30. OneMind feat Total Science – Late Addition
31. Andy Skopes – Seance
32. Dillinja – Promise (2017 Remaster)
33. Randall – Broken Plates (Voltage Remix)
34. Total Science, Hydro & War – Deluge
35. Need For Mirrors – Ethos (Spirit Remix)
36. Survival – Sex, Fame, Money, Power
37. Eveson – So High
38. Commix – EXP
39. Soul Intent vs Acid Lab – Clash Of Headz
40. Jaybee & Airstrike – F15
41. Total Science, Hydro & War – Straight G
42. Friske – Night Train
43. S.P.Y. – The Boy Who Cried Wolf
44. Regina & P.A. – Secrets
45. Marcus Intalex – The Guillotine
46. Calculon, Shamanga & Austin Speed – Fierce (Skeptical Remix)
47. Artilect – Something Else (Homemade Weapons Remix)
48. OneMind – Pullup
49. Blu Mar Ten – Titans (Law & Wheeler Remix)
50. ID – ID
51. ID – ID
52. DLR & Script – This Is Bristol…
53. ID – ID
54. Composite – Coherence
Now this is a wide variety of records! Wow, Diverge has made this mix Diverse (see what I did there?). I’m really impressed by what Diverge did here, he crammed in as many records as he could (about 4 or 5 are unknowns/mystery records), and the result is an hour and 43 minutes of Drum and Bass heaven.
Drum and Bass can be many things at the same time. Heavy, light, hard, soft, strong, weak, but most of all, it’s beautiful. It touches you like no other style does. What defines Drum and Bass, and what makes it so powerful to those who have embraced it and call themselves Drum and Bass lovers? It’s the depth it reaches. The tunes made by these artists are so deep, you start to feel emotions, emotions you never thought you had. And with this mix, Diverge has touched my soul.
The tunes are so good. Dark from time to time, but worth listening! What makes Drum & Bass listen-able for me? When I can sit back on the sofa, and play a race game like ‘Need For Speed’. The driving around with music coming at you from your speakers… if that works, you know a mix is good, and the music is too! Now this mix is sadly too long for me to burn on a disc and play (my car won’t allow that) or put on my phone and plug it in (my car audio won’t allow that), but I can still appreciate it whilst being anywhere else besides the car. Driving using my PS2, eh?
The tunes are really, really f**king epic! I’ve never heard or seen the name Diverge before, but he has earned his name on the line-up for Dimensions. Epic, seriously epic mix. One of the best mixes out there. Why so long thought?
Best record? ‘Outback’ by Outer Heaven. Just listen, just listen.
1 hour and 43 minutes will fly by. Close your eyes, and let the music come inside you via your ears, and let the music clean your soul. This is heavenly, and Diverge knows it. And already 3000 listens within a few days. That’s impressive. Well, mainly 1500 plays by yours truly.
Worth checking this mix out, and check him out in Croatia if you can!
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass
Mix Info: Metalheadz x Dimensions (Promo Mix)
Length Mix: 01:43:35
Tracks: 54 (fifty-four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 237 MB
File Type: mp3
More Information: Diverge – Facebook Fanpage
Damn, I am too late. This mix was sadly only uploaded yesterday for this event, so it’s too late for you all to get excited for it, because it’s currently happening. Yes, it’s Kingsday in the Netherlands, and people are going bezerk. The Orange coloured jacket is allowed out of the closet, the whigs are on, and so are the weird coloured t-shirt. And let’s not forget the raving people, visiting events all over this Orange country. One of these events is taking place now, and it’s called ‘Beat The Bridge’.
The line-up is insane! Radical Redemption, Warface, Deetox, Frequencerz, Frontliner, Regain, Miss K8, Psyko Punkz, Malice vs Rooler, Audiofreq, Requiem, Destructive Tendencies, Neophyte, Sub Sonik, Sub Zero Project, N-Vitral, D-Fence, Freestyle Maniacs, Dr. Rude and many more. And the mix you are about to listen to, is made by Malice. Yes, that’s correct, one of the hardest acts in the Hardstyle/Rawstyle scene. And the mix is seriously insane.
I was so bored at work today, I put on my headset, and pressed play, and I was going nuts! The headset had good bass qualities, so the bass was penetrating my skull. My boss wasn’t impressed, but who cared? This music got me through this otherwise boring day (I am one of the few Dutch people working abroad on Kingsday). This got me hyped up, sadly I realised after what this mix was for; a party which happens right NOW! So I am gutted.
Malice always entertains us. Loving everything they release. They are, as one said on Soundcloud, “hardest motherfuckers in Hardstyle right now”. He wasn’t lying.
01. Malice – Xtermination
02. Malice – Rawphoric Experiment
03. Re-Mind – Nothing Wrong
04. Ncrypta – Helix
05. Apexx – Ak-47
06. Delete – Munky Shit
07. Rooler – Martyr
08. Malice & Rooler – Aggresive Acts
09. Delete – Formula Vip
10. Malice – Can’t Let You Go
11. Skrillex & Rick Ross – Purple Lamborghini (Rebelion Bootleg)
12. Rebelion – Domination
This is one of the hardest mixes I’ve heard in a while. This is Rawstyle, that’s for sure. And the one who said that they are the hardest motherfuckers, he’s got a point. This is so damn true. Alongside Rooler I find them the best in Rawstyle. So bleeding hard, it’s soothening for my ears. And I know it might sound weird, but it just works for me.
The mix might be short, but so powerful. It’s like being punched in the face time and time again (like in Flight Club), but you get up and take it like a man, and enjoy it. The style is just what I was after, and Malice has found the right balance between being too damn hard, and being too soft. It’s rough, that’s for sure.
The tracks are correct. Just the way I like it. And I liked each and every one of the tracks. Not one being dull or annoying. This made me move so extremely fast, my boss nearly sacked me for being an idiot. But this Rawstyle is just too damn good, and Malice is leading the way for future artists to join the movement and hopefully Rawstyle will take over the world soon. We need more Rawstyle, we need more Malice.
Is it true what someone said, that they are going to release an album this Summer? If so, I must get it.
You can’t go to Beat The Bridge sadly. But you can still appreciate what Malice has done. And what I’m about to say might sound unfair to others, but they’ve made the best mix of 2017! Without a shadow of a doubt. You can’t change my perspective: just listen to it and experience the Malice ride of your life!
Mix Info: Beat The Bridge Malice Promo Mix
Length Mix: 00:31:24
Tracks: 12 (twelve)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
More Information: Malice – Facebook Fanpage
It’s Saturday morning, and the weather is looking alright. Not really good good, but it’s getting there. You know what is looking good, and also sounding good? This promo mix I’m listening to. It’s for an event called ‘Madhouze – Dat Spant De Kroon’, which is held on the 26th of April, and you could go to this event, and I suggest that you find your way to this club, because the line-up is a beauty: Radical Redemption, Frequencerz, Warface, Atmozfears, D-Sturb, Bass-D, and the man who made this promo mix: Royal S.
Truth be told I’m new to the Freestyle scene and know not a lot of names, including Royal S. Never heard of this man before, so it’s not only a promo mix for this event, but a showcase mix to me. Freestyle is growing day by day, and you don’t need to say to me that it’s awesome, because I already know. I get this feeling which is equivalent to the feeling I got when I first discover Hardcore, and after that Hard House, and after that UK Hardcore, and the list goes on. Excitement is what I’m feeling. This new and growing style is grabbing me, and makes me want to lose control a lot.
Royal S’ mix is short, but the tracklist looks good. Have a look yourself!
01. Vitellus – Life’s A Bitch
02. Dutch Movement – Da Pussy Syndrome Part 3
03. Potato & MC Tha Watcher – Beast Mode
04. Ricardo Moreno & Crude Intentions – Party People
05. Potato & Pat B – Good Times
06. Ransom – Let’s Roll
07. Mark With A K – Riot
08. Royal S – Sovjet
09. STTRBSTN feat Monkaholics & John Kho – Tiefus (Royal S & Crude Intentions Remix)
10. Dutch Movement & Feest DJ Ruud – Turn The Tide
11. Royal S – Nightmare
12. Ricardo Moreno – Rock The House
13. Crude Intentions & Zany – Pray To God
14. Royal S – Violento
15. MYST – Before You Go
16. Deluzion – Aunt Rhody
17. Re-Style – Hypnosis
18. Mark With A K & Warface – Fear Of The Dark
I’m new to the scene, but these names do ring a bell. Ofcourse Mark With A K, Potato, Pat B, Re-Style (I thought he made only Hardcore?), and now Royal S. If you are a full on Freestyle freak you must adore this mix.
This promo mix has made this Saturday even better. Sadly I can’t go to this event, but if I were you , I would get your tickets and traintickets (or however you are going to this) and get really hyped up for this. The line-up is awesome, and Royal S’ promo mix is really the one that makes this event even better. If he plays like that in real life, boy you are in for a treat.
Happiness is what I felt after hearing this mix. No errors or anything I can mention which might reduce the mix’s score. This is really a good Freestyle mix, I’m digging it. I’m also liking Royal S’ own records. A good showcase mix.
Check this one right now, it’s worth your time! And have you purchased your tickets yet? You should, you seriously should!
DJ: Royal S
Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Jumpstyle, Freestyle
Mix Info: Madhouze ‘Dat Spant De Kroon’ Promomix
Length Mix: 00:32:44
Tracks: 18 (eighteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
More Information: Madhouze – Facebook Event Page