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!

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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!

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ATTLAS – Storyline: Vol.2 (2016)

ATTLAS - Storyline: Vol.2 (2016)

ATTLAS – Storyline: Vol.2 (2016)

DJ: ATTLAS
Genre/Style: Tech House, Mellow, Electronic Dance Music, Dance, Progressive House
Mix Info: Storyline: Vol. 2
Length Mix: 00:57:31
Tracks: 22 (twenty-two)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: ATTLAS – Facebook Fanpage

If there’s one artist I’ve been looking out for, it’s ATTLAS. And yet I’ve completely forgotten about him. Am I a fan? Yes. His previous mixes were so amazing, they blew my mind away, and I have listened to them at least once a week. So the amount of plays on Soundcloud can mostly be credited to me. But I haven’t seen his latest mix, which was released last year in December! How stupid am I? I’m so fascinated about his previous mixes, and I’ve missed this one completely. That’s a shame. Don’t know why I decided to go to his Soundcloud page today at work, but I was in search for something calm and relaxing, and yes, there was a brand new mix! Storyline Volume 2! Volume 1 was breathtakingly beautiful, so would 2 be as good, or even better?

Better. This man combines music with films, and the combination is just astonishing! He takes your breathe away. I don’t know what his secret formula is, but it’s worth its value in gold! This is valuable, a commodity that many artists would like to have, but not one has. It’s so darn good, it becomes emotional, even after hearing it for the first time. He starts off with an amazing intro, and the music just flows through your speakers towards you. Instead of being hit with angry fists in your face, this feels like someone’s hugging you constantly, protecting you from the angry side of life. That’s how I feel during an ATTLAS mix. Embraced by his mix, and it won’t let me go.

Another mix added to my ‘favourites’. And will at least have 10k plays by me. Just me. This is so addictive.

tracklist

01. Lambert – As Ballad
02. Johan Johansson – Kangaru
03. Booka Shade – In White Rooms (Hunter/Game Remix) 
04. Max Cooper – Organa
05. Joris Voorn – Sweets For Piano
06. ATTLAS – Colours
07. Rival Consoles – Slow Song
08. Grandbrothers – Prologue (DJRum Remix) 
09. Two People – If We Have Time (Ryan Davis Remix) 
10. Percussions – Digital Apreggios
11. Slow Hearts – Sub 37
12. ATTLAS – Shadow Play
13. Eagles & Butterflies – Kolleckt
14. Lambert – Stay In The Dark
15. Four Tet – Gillie Amma, I Love You
16. Clavis – Alcine
17. ATTLAS – Bloodwork
18. ATTLAS – Ryat
19. ATTLAS – 86cc
20. DJ Raff – Completed
21. Phantogram – You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (ATTLAS Remix) 
22. ATTLAS – Thanks

I don’t have a clue who 85% of these artists are, but for once I’m not bothered about the names. The music means more to me, and does the most for me. And boy, this is really a mix we’ve been waiting for.

70k+ listeners so far, and yet no one I know recognizing his name. He’s to me a truly gifted and talented DJ and producer. Someone who’s capable of touching hearts without any effort. The combination of music and films just works astonishingly good, and the way he does it, I haven’t seen before. Yes, people make music with bits from films in it, but the way ATTLAS does it, it’s scary. How does he do that? How does he make it work?

I don’t know which films these bits are from, and I don’t care. ATTLAS, you are a hero to me. From the first to the last second you take me on a ride throughout musical heaven, and the feeling it generates can not be topped by anything else. I like many styles, and most of the times I listen to harder, rougher and tougher music, but ATTLAS’ mixes are just untouchable. They make me loose myself. I feel more human.

Can’t pick a favourite, because it’s the combination that you need to think of, and in my case judge. The whole mix, it’s pure heaven. ATTLAS must have been sent from heaven, because only angels can make a mix work like he does.

ATTLAS, thank you. I don’t need drugs or alcohol to get me high. Your mix does that without despair. Are you an angel?

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Olivier Abbeloos – Early Techno Mix (86-88) (2016)

Olivier Abbeloos - Early Techno Mix (86-88) (2016)

Olivier Abbeloos – Early Techno Mix (86-88) (2016)

DJ: Olivier Abbeloos (a.k.a. T99)
Genre/Style: Techno, Acid House, Tech House, Detroit Techno, Chicago House
Mix Info: Early Techno Mix 86-88
Length Mix: 01:00:00
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Olivier Abbeloos – Facebook Fanpage

A couple of months ago I found a mix on Soundcloud which was made by the same man who made this brand new mix: Olivier Abbeloos. The man who was responsible for shaping the 90s into this beautiful thing, who lives and breathes oldskool music. His previous mix was focussed on his own productions, from 1988 to 1996, but this mix isn’t, it’s more focussed on the early Techno tracks from 86-88, mainly from Detroit and Chicago, and we all know that Detroit is the city in which Techno was born. A dedication mix you might call this, and if you love that kind of music, sit back and relax: press play and let yourself go!

Not many oldskool sets can be found on Soundcloud, most mixes are filled with brand new tracks, so when you do find a proper oldskool one, it can make your day even better. This mix has, and according to Soundcloud I was the first one listening to it (which I highly doubt), and I think it’s time for you to indulge yourself into this wonderful world we all grew up with. These oldskool tunes made this decade unique and refreshing, and shaped the future. They were unaware of what they started when they came up with Techno, and in all honesty if they haven’t pushed this sound forward, the Dance scene would be completely different, or would not have existed. We owe everything to Techno music, and with this mix we can listen to those wonderful productions which shaped the scene into this force people should watch out for.

Olivier’s mix is tight, really tight, and the tracks he has selected are amazing! Worth checking out!

tracklist

01. Model 500 – No Ufo’s
02. Rhythim Is Rhythim – Move It
03. Reese & Santonio – How To Play Our Music
04. Intercity – Groovin’ Without A Doubt
05. Da Posse – Strings
06. Model 500 – Off To Battle
07. Seperate Minds – First Bass
08. X-Ray – Let’s Go
09. Reese & Santonio – Force Field
10. Blake Baxter – Forever And A Day
11. Paradise Inc – House Music Control
12. The Children – Work The Box
13. Phuture – Spank Spank
14. Neal Howard – Perpetual Motion
15. L.n.r. – Kream

The mix is tight, I told you. The tracks are all amazing, even thought I haven’t heard most of them. You have to remember I was only 3 years old in 1986, and the only thing I listened to, were cassettes filled with Abba and Barry White music, nothing Techno-ish at all. Never too late to learn, never too late to hallucinate, eh?

There are so many dope tracks in this mix, quite intoxicating! Once you’ve pressed play there’s no stopping it, the music keeps on coming. An hour will fly by with ease, and after it has finished, the first thing you do is press play again. Olivier has made a very interesting and groovy mix, worth checking out.

Best track? Gosh, that was difficult. I like them all, but ‘Perpetual Motion’ deserves my full attention, seeing as it’s such a dope track. You don’t hear tracks like this one anymore, so powerful and real dancefloor material. This is what got ravers onto the dancefloor and rave the night away!

Olivier is a hero. Why? Well, many reasons, but to me the main reason is him posting mixes every so often onto his Soundcloud page, keeping the oldskool alive. Where would we be without early Techno/House? Exactly, nowhere!!!

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Retro & Nition Present The 4×4 Skank & Vibes Volume 1 (2015)

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DJs: Retro & Nition
Genre/Style: Organ House, Speed Garage, Deep House, Tech House, Bassline
Mix Info: The 4×4 Skank & Vibes Volume 1
Length Mix: 01:15:19
Tracks: 17 (seventeen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 172 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: ——-

More new music for you all to embrace. A brand new mix was sent to me the other day via Facebook, and it’s a  new mix made by DJ Retro and Nition, and it’s called ‘The 4×4 Skank & Vibes Volume 1′. You should really give this one a go, seeing as it’s a good one, judging the mix and the tracklist. It’s filled with 17 bangers, and were carefully mixed by Retro & Nition. Worth a download, to be honest.

This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed a Nition mix, but I can’t remember if I had the honour of reviewing a Retro mix before. The previous website got deleted, and the reviews have disappeared completely. So sorry if I’m not sure, but at least I’m listening and reviewing this mix right now, eh?

The mix is jam packed with a lot of Organ House/Speed Garage/Deep House/Tech House/Bassline tunes, and the feeling you get when the mix is playing, is of pure bliss. Nothing can change your mood, this is really a good mix, the tunes they’ve selected are all good, even the ‘Call Me Maybe’ remix. I know it’s the world’s most annoying song, but this version makes the song acceptable. Curious yet? You want to see the tracklist?

tracklist

01. Sallis – Soundboy
02. JG feat K Dot – Off Wi Their Head (New Skool Remix) 
03. Retro & Nition – Its Your World (Bassline Remix) 
04. SKL Production feat Carly Rae Jepson – Call Me Maybe (Bassline Remix) 
05. Chronicle – All The Things (DJ Nition Special) 
06. Retro & Nition – Gecko (Bassline Remix) 
07. DJ Zeesh – Tight Up Skirt (Bassline Remix) 
08. Nastee Boi – Back II Life
09. Retro & Nition – Full Attention
10. Mystery – Incredible
11. Nastee Boi – Save It
12. Krissi B – Grrrrrr
13. TRC – I Just (Dub)
14. Chronicle – I Feel You (DJ Nition Special) 
15. Nay Nay – Im On It VIP
16. Retro & Nition – Never Say Never
17. Nastee Boi feat MC Bonez – Roll Like That

See, I told you that the tracklist does look gorgeous. It’s nice to see and hear their own productions and remixes in it aswel, and before you all get hyped up too much, you should press play and download it at the same time.

The mix is rather excellent, and even though there are a couple of small errors (mixing into the next track does go slightly bonkers sometimes), it’s a good mix. A nice and calm mix, one mix you really should embrace.

The best track in this mix? Oh, that’s a difficult one, but I have to choose ‘Never Say Never’. Such a wicked track, good vocals, nicely balanced track by Retro & Nition. They are on fire.

A solid mix, with excellent tracks in it. Carefully selected by Retro & Nition. A good first instalment, can’t wait for the second instalment.

Damn, I can’t get ‘Call Me Maybe’ out of my head. Arrrrghhh.

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