Supremacy 2015 | Warface

Supremacy 2015 | Warface

Supremacy 2015 | Warface

Artist: Warface
Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Rawstyle, Hard Rawstyle
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Supremacy 2015
Length Liveset: 00:46:23
Tracks: 17 (seventeen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Art Of Dance – Official Website

Today was one of those days I wanted to hear something rougher and tougher. I found exactly that! Not really as hard as Terror or Speedcore, but still hard enough for my ears and rough enough. I looked at this set on Soundcloud, and immediately pressed play. I had to listen to this, I simply had to, because it’s a set by Warface, which was recorded at Supremacy 2015. Held on the 26th of September 2015, the line-up was insane. Let me just name a few: Radical Redemption, Ran-D, Adaro, Digital Punk, E-Force, Miss K8, Delete VIP, Luna, and more. One event you simply had to witness and visit: no reason for you to stay at home, what’s there to do at home?

I’ve seen Warface’s name fly by every so often, but I know nothing about the artist. I’m not a walking Wikipedia, am I? Or a walking Discogs. Wish I was, so I would use my knowledge to make these reviews more professional. But anyhow, Warface. A name you’ve probably seen/heard before. I haven’t, I left the Netherlands when Rawstyle became huge, and I think that I’ve made a mistake: should have stayed in NL. But we can’t change the past, can we? At least I’ve got the internet and my good ol’ friend mister Soundcloud.

The set is rough and tough, exactly how you like it. Am I lying in saying that? I’m not, am I?

tracklist

01. Warface – The Violent Storm
02. Warface feat Eric Dumont – Voice Of Addiction
03. Warface & MC Nolz – Eternal Darkness
04. Warface & The Geminizers – Path To Extinction
05. Warface & Digital Punk – Unleash War
06. Titan & Warface – Sentinel
07. Warface – Fuck You, Pay Me!
08. Warface – H8 M3 9
09. Warface – Heretics
10. Warface & E-Force – Disphoria
11. Warface & N-Vitral – Fuck The Drum Machine
12. Warface feat Superior – Beyond Aggression
13. Warface & Luna – Warzone
14. Warface – Deception
15. Warface – Mutilate & Destroy
16. Warface & Delete – The Baddest
17. Warface – Everlasting Fire

Doesn’t the tracklist look good? If you were looking for a lot of Warface, you don’t need to look any further. I seriously mean it, don’t look no further, this is really all you need on this boring and dreadful Monday afternoon/evening!

There are some amazing tracks in this mix, ‘Warzone’ is truly a wicked track.  ‘Unleash War’… and the list goes on. Warface does bring something unique to the table, and it’s ground breaking. And also speaker breaking, let’s not forget that! Warface does know how to create tracks, and they are very interesting, and they make the ravers loose themselves.

Two tracks aren’t my cup of tea, one of them because there are guitars in it (‘Beyond Aggression’) and the other being that the ‘singing’ bit sounds so off. Kind of ruined the track, but that’s just my opinion, isn’t it?

Favourite track? Simple answer: ‘Mutilate & Destroy’.

All in all an amazing set. This made my body move, and I do mean each fibre in it. I don’t hear Rawstyle sets often, but I should. They keep me going, they do. Warface’s set made my Monday much better, and much more exciting. Sadly no download, but still the ‘press-play’ option. So press play, and don’t waste your precious time!

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Nightbreed 2016 Yearmix – Mixed By Endymion

Nightbreed 2016 Yearmix - Mixed By Endymion

Nightbreed 2016 Yearmix – Mixed By Endymion

DJ: Endymion
Genre/Style: Raw Hardstyle, Rawstyle
Mix Info: Nightbreed 2016 Yearmix
Length Mix: 00:28:30
Tracks: 22 (twenty-two)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Nightbreed – Facebook Fanpage

If you look at what happened in 2016, it’s been quite an interesting year, if I’m honest. Not just when you look at the news coming from all over the world, but also music wise things have changed a lot. Even towards the end of the year one new item (which was completely unknown to me) has interested me. I’ve been too long out of the Hardcore scene, I reckon, I might have focussed too much on other styles and genres, and never knew Endymion were producing Raw Hardstyle/Rawstyle from 2015 onwards, and created their own label called ‘Nightbreed’. Damn, I already think I’m on the internet quite a lot, but clearly I am reading/following the wrong pages…

Endymion are known for their extremely dark and edgy Hardcore, but if you have been following them closely you will know them for their Rawstyle music too. I still need to get my head around the fact that they make something else rather than Hardcore. Endymion is Hardcore, right? Well, maybe not anymore, and we are about to find out if the change from one style to the next was succesful. The two styles are closely related to each other, so it shouldn’t be too big of a change.

If you look at the tracklist provided, it’s obviously focussed on what Nightbreed has to offer, and what Endymion can do behind the decks. 22 tracks in 28 minutes. We don’t even get the opportunity to breathe.

tracklist

01. MYST – Life Is Ours
02. Bass Chaserz & Degos & Re-Done – Night Falls
03. High Voltage – Enemies
04. Endymion – F#ck Up The Party
05. MYST & Iqlusion – Shut Your Mouth
06. Endymion – Testify
07. Break Zero – Judge Me
08. Bass Chaserz – Big Dick
09. Endymion & Phuture Noize feat MC Jeff –  Martians
10. Endymion feat MC Nolz – Nightcrawlers (Bass Chaserz Remix) 
11. Break Zero & Deetox – Rock It
12. MYST – The Ultimate Destination
13. Break Zero – Mental
14. MYST – Man Bear Pig
15. Bass Chaserz feat MC I See – Gold Diggah
16. Break Zero – Unstoppable
17. Masters Of Ceremony – Bottoms Up (Digital Punk Remix) 
18. High Voltage & Endymion – Serpent
19. Degos & Re-Done – Die Slowly
20. Degos & Re-Done – Straight Gangsta Shit
21. MYST – The Wolves Descend
22. Warface & High Voltage – Sanctuary

Before I continue, I have to say that anyone who uses bits from ‘Southpark’ should get more credit than he already gets. ‘Man Bear Pig’? How awesome is that? Not my favourite Southpark episode, if truth be told, but still awesome.

The tracks are mixed together beautifully, no errors to be heard, this is all very tight. As I said before, the tunes are flying towards you at an unstoppable speed. You don’t have the time to recapture what just happened. And it’s only 28 minutes long: before you know it you have reached the end of the mix and you are wondering where 28 minutes have gone? Time does fly by when you are listening to awesome music, eh?

Endymion’s mix is really good. Nothing to comment about. Their new direction is one that suits their musical path beautifully, and I’ve got no negative comments regarding it. It’s good that they decided to touch other styles too, and it’s made the Rawstyle scene bigger, and the scene have gained a well experienced trio with years of knowledge, passion and dedication. What else could you ask for?

They might still be in my head an Hardcore act, but my body likes their new adventure alot (dancing in the living room like a beaver on XTC). A good yearmix from a wonderful act and a label I will follow from now on. You should do the same, and share the madness! Let’s end the year on a high and with a smile on our faces!

Best track in this mix? All of them. Can’t dislike any of these. They are just too damn good.

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DJ Rawdust – Raw Up – Tempo 6 (2016)

DJ Rawdust - Raw Up - Tempo 6 (2016)

DJ Rawdust – Raw Up – Tempo 6 (2016)

DJ: Rawdust
Genre/Style: Rawstyle, Hardstyle
Mix Info: Raw Up – Tempo 6
Length Mix: 01:06:44
Tracks: 21 (twenty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 152 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: ——–

For a strange reason I found this mix the other week, a mix by an unknown DJ called Rawdust. Never heard of Rawdust, don’t have a clue if it’s a he or she, but one thing is for sure: the mix I listened to is ridicilously insane! Before we talk about the mix, let’s talk a bit more bollocks. Or shouldn’t we?

Well, there’s not a lot of information about this DJ on the internet: the added Facebook link doesn’t work. One thing I did spot, which was the city he’s from, which is Heerlen. And what a coincidence, that’s my birth town! How amazing is that? The mix already gets more credit because of this, because Heerlen rocks. Anyway, before we get off topic, I have never reviewed a mix from someone out of my home town.

The mix is filled with Rawstyle/Hardstyle tunes, and they are seriously insane! I’m falling in love every day with Rawstyle even more, and I can’t stop my passion for it. This kind of music has been made to test my car speakers, and judging the bounciness of my back window the speakers are doing their job right, and the music too! The bass is just so nasty, I’ve soiled my pants during several journeys already!

Thankfully he uploaded a tracklist, so we can actually witness the madness he jammed into an hour long mix!

tracklist

01. DJ Rawdust – Intro
02. Caine – There Will Be Blood
03. Radical Redemption – MMIX
04. D-Sturb feat Asa – F#ckin’ Up The System
05. Underground Fighters – Fucking Call
06. Break Zero – Mental
07. Scream Intention – Destructor
08. Nemesis – Witch Hunter
09. Radical Redemption & Digital Punk – Coitus
10. Notorious Two – Take Them Down
11. Chris One – Ready 2 Die
12. Ncrypta – Gods Of Anger
13. The Beast Project – Universe
14. Bluxter – Hellraw
15. Radical Redemption – Smack Bitches
16. Sub Sonik feat MC Nolz – Free Your Mind
17. Radical Redemption & Sub Zero Project – Extreme
18. The Machine – Play A Game
19. Deepack feat MC DL – Anything
20. Deetox & Delete – Alone
21. Deetox & Delete feat MC Livid – Do Or Die (Rebellion Remix) 

The tracklist is really good! Look at it, this is just pure heaven. This has made the hair in my neck stand up straight!

DJ Rawdust has made a very entertaining mix. Maybe a few tiny errors, but they were minute. Not big things. You probably wouldn’t even notice it. Why am I then saying it? Well, I’m not only the Crazy Dutchman, but also the pickiest one.

The music is seriously good. ‘Smack Bitches’, ‘Free Your Mind’, ‘Do Or Die’, the list goes on. This is what I have been missing for many years. Hardstyle became bland and more EDM focussed, when I actually wanted it to become rougher and tougher. This is it.

I don’t know much about the DJ, but he’s made a tremendous mix! One you should check out on Soundcloud right now. And it’s also a free download, so worth your time behind the computer/behind your phonescreen. This is a must have mix.

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Rooler Live @ Ground Zero (27-08-2016)

Rooler Live @ Ground Zero (27-08-2016)

Rooler Live @ Ground Zero (27-08-2016)

DJ: Rooler
Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Rawstyle
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Ground Zero 2016
Length Liveset: 00:30:33
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 70.8 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbbps
More Information: Rooler – Facebook Fanpage

Yet another Rawstyle mix I can listen to today! I am a very happy Dutchman, and in all fairness we all should be very happy. This time I found a liveset, recorded at Ground Zero 2016, by Rooler. The name was unknown to me, the scene is expanding rapidly and for me to know each and every name is obviously too damn difficult, but it’s never too late to learn, eh? Well, anyway, he uploaded his short but very exciting liveset, recorded at one of the dopest and roughest events in the music industry: Ground Zero.

Truth be told, I found this mix by accident and got intrigued by one of the track titles: ‘Dikke Stroopwafels’. Seeing as I’m Dutch I do love stroopwafels, but stroopwafels and Rawstyle? What does that lead up to? ‘Ruwe Wortelen’? ‘Brute Bloemkool’? Well, to see stroopwafels in a tracklist kinda amazed me, but that’s not the only thing: the tracklist is really interesting too! If you have never heard of Rooler before, now’s the time to indulge yourself into this raw world!

tracklist

01. Intro 
02. Rooler – Death (Live Edit) 
03. Rooler – Danger (Live Edit) 
04. Luminite – Destruction (Rooler Remix) (Live Edit) 
05. Malice & Rooler – Destructive Acts (Live Edit) 
06. Rooler – Tormento (Live Edit) 
07. Rooler – Damnation (Live Edit) 
08. Sasha F & Rooler – Number 23 (Rooler’s Ground Zero Edit) 
09. Delete – Mutants (Malice & Rooler Remix) 
10. Rooler – Extinguish (Vocal Edit) 
11. Malice & Rooler – Aggresive Acts
12. Rebellion – How It Goes (Malice & Rooler Remix) 
13. Rooler – Endless Path
14. Rooler – Dikke Stroopwafels (Kibbeling Edit) 

Am I the only one who spotted the stroopwafels immediately? Damn, I want some right now!

The set is quite dope! It’s my first introduction into Rooler’s world, and it’s sounding very good. A proper liveset, with an intro! How many DJs do add an intro to their sets nowadays? Not many. A proper intro and also a record called ‘Stroopwafels’. Nothing can ruin my Sunday at all!

To play at Ground Zero is a must, and acknowledges your level of expertise: no DJ Bobo’s are asked to play there, only the finest DJs in the world. Rooler’s set fitted in right well, and I really enjoyed every second of it!

Best track? Come on, without a shadow of a doubt the Stroopwafel record. If there’s an increase in stroopwafel sales, it’s all because of Rooler. Now serious though:it’s a seriously insane track.

Basically, the set is superb from the start to the end. Got only good credits for Rooler. He gained a new fan today!

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