Louk – Demo CD – May 2017

Louk - Demo CD - May 2017

Louk – Demo CD – May 2017

DJ: Louk
Genre/Style: Techno, Acid House
Mix Info: Demo CD – May 2017
Length Mix: 01:18:54
Tracks: 33 (thirty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 180 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ Louk – Booking via E-mail

Remember a couple of months ago, when TCD was a bit down and miserable, and not knowing if he should continue writing a blog? Remember that? You probably won’t remember that, and that’s a good thing. But there’s something linked to me being miserable and wanted to quite, and DJ Louk. I lost my appetite for reviewing, but for a strange reason I found his mix (previous demo CD mix) and it got me back, right back on track. In a way we’ve got Louk to thank, otherwise TCD would be a thing of the past.

Looking forward now: he’s back with a brand new promo mix, promoting only himself. And it’s a good type of promotion, but does he really need it? He’s a legend. After all, TCD likes him a lot, and what else do you want in life? You want bookings, I understand. That means more than just a written sentence. And with this and his previous mix, the bookings must take place right now. If these mixes don’t get promoters happy and curious, I don’t know what they are after.

He’s made a good and solid mix, with all unknown tracks to me. I was intrigued when I heard his previous mix, so the most logical thing to do is to listen to his latest mix, and the result? Well, you are about to find out!

tracklist

01. Qindek – Waves And Waves
02. Shlomo & AWB – Arcades
03. DJ Deep – La Grande Brasseries 2E Service
04. Monoline – Speech Cobras (Flug Remix) 
05. Leftfield – Black Flute (Ben Sims Remix) 
06. Truncate – Terminal 5
07. Svarog – Midgard
08. Drumcomplex – Gravity
09. Jon Hester – Neurons
10. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Am Ende Der Welt
11. Discrete Circuit – Recursive Decent (Mark Broom Edit) 
12. Black Asteroid feat Zola Jesus – Howl (Chris Liebling Remix) 
13. Pushmann – Finder (H Paul Remix) 
14. Savas Pascalids – Moving Waves
15. Transient X4 – Acid Train
16. Stranger – Highest Sense
17. Pushmann – Problems (Modeus Remix) 
18. Gareth Wild – Super Sharp Knifes
19. Slam – Stepback (Oscar Mulero Mix) 
20. Jeroen Search – Reduced External Awareness
21. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Die Dinge Des Lebens (Dax J Version) 
22. Dortmund – Karl Krankenhaus
23. Remco Beekwilder – Human Mind
24. Mike Humphries – Jupe
25. RoogUnit – The Chains
26. SHDW & Obscure Shape – Himmel Und Erde
27. Lewis Fautzi – Optic Chiasm
28. Louk – Flight BE1533
29. NX1 – 026 (AnD Remix) 
30. Remco Beekwilder – LSD
31. Endlec – Rhythm 393
32. Al Ferox – John Lennon Is Dead
33. Boston 168 – Nightcall

Yep, it’s a fact, I’ve been out of the Techno scene for too damn long. Only know 1% of the artists, but 0% of the tracks. They are all new and fresh. Couldn’t say if which ones are new and which ones are old.

This has been an amazing journey! Loved every second of it. I found this on Soundcloud, and I reckon I was one of the first to download it, and blasting it through my rental car’s speakers! My God, there are some slammers in this mix. Louk has picked a lot of awesome tracks, and I reckon half of the tracks are German Techno songs and the other American Techno. I could be wrong, and I bet you any money I am.

His flawless style has resulted in yet another amazing demo cd. One he should be proud of. And the track he selected which made me dance like the Techno viking the most is ‘Himmel Und Erde’ by SHDW & Obscure Shape. Sweet Lord, this is beautiful!

In all fairness, if you are not a promoter, you don’t need to worry. You can download this mix and spread the love. But if you are, or you know promoters, you know what you need to do: book Louk for your party, doesn’t matter which part: sweet 16, bar mitswa, birthday parties, christenings, Louk is your man.

Damn, this mix is hot. Seriously hot!

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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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Bass-D – Multigroove Tribe Warm-up Mix (2017)

Bass-D - Multigroove Tribe Warm-up Mix (2017)

Bass-D – Multigroove Tribe Warm-up Mix (2017)

DJ: Bass-D
Genre/Style: Rave, Oldskool, Hardcore Techno, Techno, Gabber, Acid House, House
Mix Info: Multigroove Tribe Warm-up Mix
Length Mix: 02:35:01
Tracks: 84 (eighty-four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 354 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ Bass-D – Facebook Fanpage

You can say whatever you like, but if you like Oldskool and you are not following Bass-D or ever heard of him, you ain’t Hardcore mate. This is probably the biggest DJ in the scene when it comes to mixes, no one can beat his mixes. Check out his Soundcloud for hours of fun. The amount of mixes he has on there is staggering! This man knows how to please the listeners at home, and let’s not forget the ravers all over the world, seeing as he still plays at massive events. One of the most recent ones was Multigroove, which took place in February. And seeing as I’m a huge Oldskool fan, I am hitting myself in the head for not going, because the line-up is so amazing, it’s an Oldskool raver’s wet dream: The Prophet, Darkraver, Dano, Champ-e-on, CJ Bolland, Franky Jones, Deepack, Luna, Thera, Pavo, Buzz Fuzz, Jaydee, Fierce Rulling Diva, Spider, JP, Abraxas, Flamman, Voodoo Child, and many more. Sweet Lord, how come I’ve missed this event?

To promote this event he made this promo mix. And it’s yet another stunning mix. Yes, 84 records in 2 hours and 35 minute long mix. Bass-D was unstoppable. I seriously don’t know how he does it, but every mix he makes is good from the first to the last second. It’s jam packed with serious Oldskool anthems from several genres like Techno, Rave, Acid House and more. Not focussed on just the Hardcore side of life, but he plays a wide variety of music. That’s why Bass-D is liked by many and still plays at events such as Multigroove.

Credits to Bass-D to play these tunes most of us have forgotten about. This tracklist will blow your mind away, it will give you goosebumps and it will make you go through your collection and dig out those classic anthems on vinyl or CD again and play them out loud. Don’t worry, if they are unplayable, just press play on this mix, and you are instantly back in 1992.

tracklist

01. T99 – Anasthasia
02. Fierce Rulling Diva – Rubb It In
03. Beltram – Energy Flash
04. Sadomasy & DJ One – Body Motion
05. DHS – House Of God
06. Beltram – My Sound
07. Outlander – Vamp
08. Frequency – Kiss The Sky
09. N Joi – Adrenalin
10. Mainx – ’88 To Piano
11. Ramirez – Hablando
12. Trashman – Cosmotrash
13. Set Up System – Fairy Dust
14. Praga Khan – Injected With A Poison (Rehab Mix) 
15. Angel Ice – N’aie Pas Peur
16. Prodigy – Charly
17. Sequencial – Psychotronic
18. Parsimony – Evidence
19. Moka – Start This Record
20. Humanoid – Stakker Humanoid (Fsol Remix) 
21. Master Techno – My Noise
22. JNJ – The Ballet
23. 80 Aum – Stronger Than Steel
24. Two Pieces – Magic Bells
25. Speedy J – Something For Your Mind
26. Speedy J – Pull Over
27. Public Energy – Three O Three
28. Meng Syndicate – Sonar System (Speedy J Mix) 
29. World Party II – Forget It
30. Nighttripper – Tone Exploitation
31. Kicks Like A Mule – The Bouncer
32. Westbam – The Mayday Anthem
33. Maurizio Braccagni – Tribal Techno
34. Immaginazione 2 – La Musica Del Futuro
35. Edge Of Motion – Set Up 707
36. Ace The Space – Nine Is A Classic
37. IQ – Voodoo
38. Cnf – Go Piano
39. Bountyhunter – Bounty Hunter
40. Phandenberg – Één
41. Ramirez – Terapia (Ricci Mix) 
42. Private Productions – Looped
43. SL2 – On A Ragga Tip
44. Edge1 – Compnded
45. Digital Boy – This Is Motherfucker
46. Mike Dunn – Magic Feet (Edge Of Motion Mixx) 
47. Tellurians – The Navigator (Remix) 
48. Joe Inferno – Histeria
49. Maurizio Braccagni – Bass Solution
50. Caligula – Piano Junkie (Fab’s Gabber Mix) 
51. Holographic – Industrium
52. Aqua Contact – La Sirena
53. Yves De Ruyter – Rave City (Cherry Mix) 
54. T Vee – U Are A Sucker
55. 4 Nu Tek – The Universe
56. Crowd Control – Tranzformer (Frankfurt Mix) 
57. Robert Armani – Hit Hard
58. Yves De Ruyter – Calling Earth
59. Cherrymoon Trax – Let There Be House
60. Holographic – Tranzluzent
61. Rexanthony – For You Marlene (Technewbrain Interface Version) 
62. Rob Acid – Happy Answer
63. Maurizio Braccagni – Mosquito
64. Control DC – Ritmo Dell’ Diavolo
65. Hooligan – B.O.T.T.R.O.P.
66. Mescalinum United – We Have Arrived (The Mover Remix) 
67. Dominium – Let Your Mind (Bass Mix) 
68. Gizmo – Dirty Games (Faster Edition) 
69. Source Code – I’m Not A Number
70. Tribal Force – Huga Chaka
71. TNT – Brainwash Killer
72. TNT – Criminal Mind
73. Human Resource – Beyond The Edge
74. Final Analyzis – El Punto Final
75. Defcon Situation 1 – Brainwasher
76. Lt D’Amato – Sounds Of Frustration
77. Turntable Terror – King Of Rock (Only For The Headstrong Mix) 
78. Bountyhunter – Woops
79. Phrenetic System – Gigantic Accident
80. X Change – Ready To Rock
81. NRG – I Need Your Love (The Bionaut Remix) 
82. Bisart – Wrong Is Right (Franky Jones Remix) 
83. Phrenetic System – Fantasy
84. Bassomatic – Fascinating Rhythm (Lisa Loud Mix) 

Seriously, how awesome is this tracklist? We’ve forgotten about these gems really quickly, and it’s a shame we don’t hear them more often. They were part of my youth, this is the stuff I listened to when I was a teenager.

Bass-D made yet another awesome mix with shitloads of excellent tracks such as ‘Brainwash Killer’, ‘Criminal Mind’, ‘El Punto Final’, ‘Looped’, ‘Industrium’, ‘Compnded’, ’88 To Piano’, ‘Stakker Humanoid’, ‘Hablando’… and the list goes on. Sweet Lord, can’t believe these records are already seen as ancient. To me these tracks are timeless. If I had to choose between a event with current music or this music, Oldskool stuff, I would prefer the Oldskool stuff above everything else.

Of course I knew the majority of the records, but a few I didn’t, and that’s because I did not have the resources back in the 90s to buy everything. Bass-D could, and thanks to him he introduced me to a track which I never heard before, but instantly fell in love with: ‘Tone Exploitation’. What an ANTHEM and a half! Seriously, this blew my mind away!

I’m digging most tracks. Yeah, there were one or two cheesy records such as ‘Huga Chaka’ (whenever I hear that, it reminds me of an intro of House Party), or ‘B.O.T.T.R.O.P.’. I’m probably the only Oldskool lover who doesn’t like that track. Too weird, not my liking.

I can not express my happiness when I heard this mix for the first time. And thanks to Bass-D it’s going on my USB stick and a CD and on my phone and it will be played out loud for the next couple of weeks. And it’s also a reminder how awesome the 90s were, and that nothing can beat the music. And also that Bass-D is a boss. He should change his name to Boss-D.

Next Multigroove I shall be there. I will do my best. I need this music more than I need air.

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Technohead – Headsex (1995)

Technohead - Headsex (1995)

Technohead – Headsex (1995)

Artist: Technohead a.k.a. Greater Than One
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Happy Hardcore, Gabber, Techno
Release Year: 1995
CD Info: Technohead – Headsex
CDs: 1 (one)
Length CD: 01:06:23
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Label: Mokum Records
Product Number: DB 4791 9
More Information: Mokum Records – Official Website

1995 was a great year for ravers all over the world. Music was changing, it was going the right way. From underground clubs and scene to the more mainstream population, it grew and grew and couldn’t be stopped. Happy Hardcore and Hardcore Techno swept the world by storm, and couldn’t be stopped. It grew in popularity every day, and even I became a fan of Happy Hardcore. I kept on buying every album imaginable, and like other Dutchies I found out that there was one record which had appeared in the top 40, which might have sounded cheesy, but it changed the Happy Hardcore scene forever. It was called ‘I Wanna Be A Hippy’, and Technohead became a household name in the Netherlands for a brief moment.

That specific song appeared in many top 40 at the top position, like Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Austria. They released a few hits after, but then they slowely faded away. They came up with ‘Happy Birthday’, which got played on my birthday back in 1996-1997 by my parents, after they found out that there was this single on Happy Hardcore Volume 6. One more record emerged (‘Banana Na Na (Dumb Bi Bumb)’), but that was it. Shortly after Happy Hardcore died, I bought an album which changed my life, and wished Happy Hardcore was still alive. Sadly it gone away, and got replaced by shite top 40 commercialised stuff.

The album was actually great, no joke. I played it so much, I can’t play it anymore nowadays. I had to rely on Youtube to hear those memorable tunes again. It’s been years, but I was waiting for it, and boy did it make me smile!

If you haven’t purchased the album in the 90s, you are a fool!

tracklist

01. Technohead – I Wanna Be A Hippy (Original Mix) 
02. Technohead – Headsex (Let The Music Go) (Nanotech Mix) 
03. Technohead – Accelerator #2
04. Technohead – The Passion #1
05. Technohead – Get High (G.T.O. Mix) 
06. Technohead – Mary Jane
07. Technohead – Headsex (Original Mix) 
08. Technohead – Get Stoned (Carl Cox Mix) 
09. Technohead – Keep The Party Going
10. Technohead – Sexhead (Daz Saund & Trevor Rockcliffe Mix) 
11. Technohead – Gabba Hop
12. Technohead – Kiddie Mix
13. Technohead – Headsex (Let The Music Go) (Elvis Jackson Radio Mix) 
14. Technohead – I Wanna Be A Hippy (Flamman & Abraxas Radio Mix) 

Yes, we all know the ‘I Wanna Be A Hippy’ song, but let’s not underestimate what Technohead made. They made history with this album, because it contained those records which you NEVER hear in sets anywhere! Come on, be fair, when was the last time you heard ‘Accelerator #2′?

I never knew who was behind Technohead until today. I never read the booklet or anything, and I always thought they were Dutch, but I was wrong. This duo (one sadly passed away) made these anthems back in the 90s, and this still is one of my favourite albums of all time.

The best records? Maybe that’s just me, but ‘Gabba Hop’ and ‘Accelerator #2’ are the two biggest tracks on this album. Yeah yeah, ‘I Wanna Be A Hippy’ is nice too, but I much prefer the darker, nastier stuff. Technohead was so much more than a top 40 record maker. For once, do the same as I did, go on Youtube and listen to the back catalogue of Technohead, especially ‘Accelerator #2’ and ‘Gabba Hop’, and you won’t be disappointed.

Bloody Nora, even Carl Cox, the mighty Carl Cox made a remix for them. Isn’t that proof that they were more than just a Happy Hardcore duo?

Not every track suits my liking, but the majority do. This is an album which I can’t play in the car anymore, but it made my 90s much better. And made me realise that Happy Hardcore and early Hardcore died too soon. Why did commercialisation kill it? It wasn’t worth destroying it.

If you can find a copy, order it. You won’t find a cooler album than this one!

Ps. as a teaser I’ve put the two best records of this album underneath here for you to listen to. Sit back and enjoy!

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