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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Helter Skelter – Technodrome Classics Vol. 1 (2013)

Helter Skelter - Technodrome Classics Vol. 1 (2013)

Helter Skelter – Technodrome Classics Vol. 1 (2013)

DJ: Paul Kowlessar
Genre/Style: Trance, Techno, Hard House
Mix Info: Technodrome Classics Vol. 1
Length Mix: 01:20:04
Tracks: 23 (twenty-three)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: ————

Yesterday I found a mix I would not have found, if I didn’t go and browse the living daylight out of Soundcloud. I was looking for something unique, fresh, and something I haven’t reviewed before, and I found it. You might be thinking of something unique and no-one has ever heard before, but it’s not that unique. It’s oldskool Trance/Techno. And I’m talking about Trance music before it took over the world and became a huge success. It was big in the 90s, but it exploded during the early 00s, and the shape it’s in nowadays isn’t the same like these early tunes. This is the music I grew up with and loved to the bone: I bought literally every music compilation which was focussed on Trance music. And yes, I even went through a phase when Hardcore wasn’t exciting enough, and Trance took over.

This mix can not be downloaded, even though it’s written underneath the mix. Could be that this mix is 4 years old, and the pages you are sent to don’t excist anymore. Which is a pity, in all fairness, because these are the tunes I am after. This has sparked my enthusiasm for early Trance tunes again, and I will go through my collection again, listen to those magical anthems which took the world by storm.

I know absolutely nothing about the DJ, never seen his name before. Maybe he’s just an enthusiastic person who loves to compose mixes, sharing his passion for it. But I can’t say anything else, because I know nothing else. Let’s focus on the mix and the tracklist, eh?

tracklist

01. DJ Quicksilver – Cosmophobia
02. Fridge – Paradise (Nu-Gray Mix) 
03. Arpeggiators – Freedom Of Expression (DJ Scot Project Remix) 
04. Pulsedriver – Kiss That Sound
05. Plug & Play – Parade 2000
06. Aquaplex Meets Junk Project – Brightness
07. Dejure – Sanctuary
08. Liquid – Nebular B
09. The Olmec Heads – Spiritualised
10. Pulser – Cloudwalking
11. M-Traxx – Summer Love
12. Yves Deruyter – Feel Free
13. Junk Project – Control
14. Cascade – Transcend (Moonman’s Trancendental Flight Remix) 
15. Tom Stevens – Outface 2000 (Fridge Remix) 
16. The Olmec Heads – Lift Off
17. Parker & Clind – Cosmos
18. Breeder – Twilo Thunder (Stoked Up Mix) 
19. Prototype – Sound Piercing
20. Chrome & Price – Automatic (Hitch Hiker & Dumondt Mix) 
21. Megamind – Taub (Picotto Mix) 
22. Joshua Ryan – Pistolwhip
23. Plastic Angel – Enter The Darkroom (Club Mix) 

See, this tracklist is awesome! This takes me back, way back. Back when Trance was new and refreshing. Nowadays it’s a bit bland. That’s why I like to hear mixes like this one.

Don’t know what this mix has got to do with Helter Skelter, and the Technodrome? This ain’t Techno, to be precise. Maybe they played this at Helter Skelter, I don’t know, sadly I’ve never been. But if they did, it must have been an experience of a lifetime, because the music is simply epic!

So many great anthems in here, it’s astonishing to think these tracks have stood the test of time, yet you don’t hear them often anymore. You’ve got to look closely to find them, and when you do, it’s in mixes like this one. Don’t know why the oldskool Trance doesn’t get as much airtime anymore. I do miss it.

This is really an interesting mix. Sadly can’t download it, but you can feel the music coming through your speakers, and the music is good. Maybe a few tiny mixing errors, but it’s still highly enjoyable. Sit back, and enjoy!

Which track is the best? ‘Taub’. It’s filth, that’s what it is!

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Mark Archer DJ Set On A Quiet RIOT – 14th January 2017

Mark Archer DJ Set On A Quiet RIOT - 14th January 2017

Mark Archer DJ Set On A Quiet RIOT – 14th January 2017

DJ: Mark Archer
Genre/Style: House, Techno, Chill
Mix Info: Mark Archer DJ Set On A Quiet RIOT – 14th January 2017
Length Mix: 01:06:41
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 152 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Mark Archer – Facebook Fanpage

Soundcloud is filled with billions of mixes. It has to be a billion at least. Which means it’s my kind of heaven. Not many mixes are really liked by me as such, the majority is EDM stuff I really don’t fancy, or mixed really badly, but sometimes you find a mix, and before you press play you already judge the mix by a) the name or b) the artist. In this case I saw the name ‘Mark Archer’ and I immediately assumed that it was an oldskool Rave set, filled with dark and nasty tracks. Oh, how wrong was I? This is the complete opposite. If you were looking for a mix which would astonish you, here it is!

No Oldskool Rave music, but lovely Techno/House music. Calm and sophisticated music, music they only play at clubs where you can’t get a bog standard Coke, but only something in a Martini glass. Clubs where something so normal gets called something so posh (and costs you 10 times more). This music suits this club beautifully. But this isn’t what I was expecting, in all fairness. I would be thinking of Oldskool stuff, so Mark’s mix astonished me once I’ve pressed play. And it was indeed a surprise, but a pleasant surprise.

The tunes he picked are all unknown to me, but once I’ve heard them, they’ve entered my heart forever! Beautiful tracks!

tracklist

01. Gnork – Blorp 93
02. Bakradze – Quiet Loop
03. Bakradze – Pool
04. T. Williams & James Jacob – Lacuna Pursuit
05. Felipe Gordon – Mosaico Andino
06. Books – Thing We Do
07. Badradze – Flight
08. Chaos In The CDB – Midnight In Peckham
09. Giovanni Damico – Joy
10. Haarschnitt – Ion 2a
11. Blutch – Anyoma (Pavane Remix) 
12. Gnork – Unreal
13. Emeral City – Gemini Lounge
14. Krato Himself –  See What Eyes See

Do you know any of these names? I’ve never heard of any of them, don’t even know how to pronounce half of them. Gnork? Bakradze? Anyhow, it’s all about the music, and the music…oh… the music is heavenly!

RIOT wrote underneath the mix that the first track was one to listen to, and absorb it. Well, they were right. ‘Blorp 93′ is definately one of the greatest records ever made! So much depth, full of emotions… basically everything you want music to be. This track has blown me away, and I thought that this was the best bit of the mix….

I was wrong. The whole mix is just superb. Quality tunes, and mixed together seemlessly. Nothing to mention which could affect the outcome of this mix, there’s nothing, and I do mean nothing, wrong with this mix. I’ve heard several Mark Archer mixes in the past, and they were all Oldskool mixes, but this tops everything. This is quality over quantity.

I can not point out how awesome these tunes are. ‘Blorp 93’ is just magnificent. But even ‘Gemini Lounge’, or ‘Flight’, or ‘Ion 2a’. You’ve got to hand it to Mark, he knows which tracks to pick, and how to please the listeners.

Yep, it’s a fact. Mark Archer is a God. If you can listen to this mix without shedding a tear, you are inhumane. This will create emotions you haven’t felt in a long time. Breathtaking. Stunning. Excellent!

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