Whilst the whole world is watching the football match England vs Croatia, I’m listening to music. This is my sport: to find the dopest mixes out there. And I think I found one for those who like their music slightly harder and rougher. And also a big older. And it’s a mix I found on Mixcloud a few years ago, and sadly forgot about. This mix is taken from Thunderdome’s CD compilation, released back in 2008, and the first mix was made by Gizmo and Dano, true pioneers of the Hardcore scene. And before we continue, let me tell you that this mix is not downloadable, before you all get hyped up. You know what you need to do: buy the bloody album, like the rest of us. And no secret downloading: the government is watching. Read More
Jason S is back with a brand new mix! Not just one, but two! Remember his ‘Holland Is Hardcore’ mix? There’s a follow up to that, which you can find on Mixcloud, but I found something that triggered my enthusiasm even more: a Thunderdome 1 til 10 mix. What does that include? Well, the clue is in the name: records from the first Thunderdome album until the 10th edition. So the really oldskool records, the beginning of an era. And only the truest of ravers agree: these records have stood the test of time, and will remain in our hearts for years to come. Jason’s mission was to impress us with his skills as a DJ, and he’s done it yet again. A hundred records in an hour long mix. And if you’ve got Facebook, it’s accompanied with a wicked video, all taken from old VHS tapes. Read More
I am a Gabber, and we all know it. And I’m like you all, a Thunderdome fanatic. A true Hardcore fan since 1994, and have never stopped loving it. Maybe sometimes a bit less, but truth be told, it still gave me the buzz I needed, whenever, whenever. Thunderdome has been a part of my life, and sadly it’s no more. Just the more reason for me to look on Soundcloud for Hardcore, and we’ve found a nice mix for you all to listen to. Yes, another Thunderdome dedication mix, this time by Dark Headz!
They made this mix, containing only Early Hardcore records, from the hey days of Hardcore. We all know which period we are talking about: 1994 – 1999. I know Thunderdome sold ridicilous amount of albums throughout the 90s, and have received an award for the achievement. We can talk for hours about the things Thunderdome has achieved, and what it has done for us all, but I think the most important thing for us to is to press play.
Don’t know anything about the DJs in question (Dark Headz), so let’s dive straight into the mix. And it’s got some beauties in here!
01. French Connection – French Connection
02. DJ Promo – Thunder In My Heart
03. Chosen Few – Name Of The DJ (Buzz Fuzz Remix)
04. DJ Lancinhouse vs DJ Jappo – Exlxaxl
05. X-Factor – The Underground
06. DJ Isaac – Discoland
07. DJ Isaac – Bad Dreams
08. Project Omega – Prednison Attack
09. The Prophet – Big Boys Don’t Cry (Thunderdome 2007 Mix)
10. The Stunned Guys – Love Really Sucks (Roger Mix)
11. G-Shock – I Am The Way
12. 3 Steps Ahead – Hardcore
13. General Noise – Insomniak
14. Buzz Fuzz – Jealousy Is A MF
15. DJ Promo – Cheating Bitch
16. Lenny Dee – The Dreamer
17. Party Animals – E.H.B.O.
18. Bodylotion vs Scott Brown & Darren Kelly – Always A Jellyhead (JDA Mix)
19. 3 Steps Ahead – In The Name Of Love
20. 50% Of The Dreamteam – The Thundertheme
Yes, this is something I really wanted to hear. So many great anthems in here, and also a few new extras, like the magical ‘Thunder In My Heart’. You might think it sounds so 90s, and that was really the idea behind it, but it was made only recently.
Dark Headz have selected quite a few amazing records. I can not describe how awesome they really are. Like ‘Exlxaxl’, ‘Big Boys Don’t Cry’, ‘Prednison Attack’, ‘The Thundertheme’, ‘In The Name Of Love’…. basically the true anthems from my youth. These records kept my interest alive in Hardcore, and also everything Thunderdome related. So to hear a nice dedication mix is always a bonus.
There are some mixing errors. It doesn’t run smoothly from time to time. They try, and sometimes it works, but the majority of cross fading sections aren’t really smooth. If that would be improved, I would really give this mix a higher score. But sadly, I can’t.
The best record? Oh, that’s difficult. I do love the two 3 Steps Ahead records, or the newer Promo record, but the true fan I am, I have to pick ‘The Thundertheme’. Because it’s one of the anthems of my youth. It was the one that I screamed out the loudest, next to ‘Welcome To The Thunderdome’.
A nice mix to listen to, and to download!
DJ: Dark Headz
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Happy Hardcore, Early Hardcore
Mix Info: We Love Thunderdome Podcast (25 Years Of Thunderdome)
Length Mix: 00:44:04
Tracks: 20 (twenty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 100 MB
File Type: mp3
More Information: Dark Headz – Soundcloud Page
Remember the early nineties, when Hardcore was so big (and becoming this huge worldwide phenomena), they released a few christmas CDs? You had a few, from Rave the City to Thunderdome. And at the time they might have sounded dreadful, they still are. They decided quickly that christmas and Hardcore don’t mix at all. The tunes might have been good on their own, but adding silly christmas sounds here and there, and having Father Christmas screaming, or those robbers from Home Alone shouting, or other weird things, they weren’t the best to come out of the Hardcore scene.
But in a strange way, they are collectors items. They didn’t sell well, but I reckon you won’t be able to find a decent copy online.I never purchased the Thunderdome version (wish I did, so I would have the whole collection complete), but I bought the Rave the X-mas CD, because it was only a guilder after a few years. Cheesy as hell. And only a few days ago I found on Soundcloud a mix done by someone called Kris The Speedlord, who has made this megamix, containing the cheesiest, and I do mean the cheesiest sounding Hardcore tunes out there.
They are so bad, and in a weird way, good. Don’t know, but they get me into the christmas season even more. Oldskool Rave music and christmas? Who doesn’t get all excited now for it? Only a handful of days away, so let’s start raving to the beats of probably the worst kind of Hardcore there is?!
01. Funny Gabber Freaks – A White X-Mas
02. The Silverbelly’s – Santa Comes Tonight
03. Scott Brown – Megaloid
04. Daster & Dancer – A Happy X-Mas Day
05. DJ Sim – What You Can Do For Others
06. Buzz Fuzz – Christmas Can Be A Bitch Sometimes
07. 3 Steps Ahead – X-Mas Bonfire
08. Silent Jesus – Oh Christmas Day
09. Psylocke – Santa Claus Is Coming
10. Critical Mass – Lets Be Jolly
11. Simstim – Back To Bethlehem
12. Buzz Fuzz – ….. And A Wappie New Year
13. The Prophet – Gabba Bells
14. PCP – Holy Jungle Mess
15. X-Mess – X-Bell
16. Alec – Gloria In Excelsis Deo
17. The Beatsquad – X-Mas Breaks
18. Donner & Blitzen – Frosty Dance
19. Northpole Gangster – Bethlehem Riot
20. 3 Steps Ahead – It’s X-mas
21. The Ender – 199sex
This is chees-fest. And you can tell it was big in the early 90s, because everyone was doing it. From Buzz Fuzz to The Prophet to 3 Steps Ahead, to even bloody PCP! This is so bloody cheesy, it hurts your ears. But why am I writing about this, if this is so darn bad?
Well, if something is bad, it can be good. Like ugly painting, they can be worth a few quid. Or ugly statues, or whatever is absolutely minging. A shark on formaldihyde? That’s millions! But anyway, this is not worth millions, but is actually really funny to listen to. You won’t be able to switch those catchy tunes out of your head for hours! These are catchy tunes, without a shadow of a doubt.
Some are so bad, and I do mean bad, but they work well in this mix. Kris The Speedlord has made this seasonal mix, and I urge you to give this mix a go. A few tiny errors, but don’t blame him for this: it’s really hard to mix crappy but very funny records all together beautifully.
I had a laugh and a giggle. Listened to it more than once. But for it has been enough. I will listen to it next year. For now it’s enough christmas Hardcore tunes.
Which is the best? ‘Megaloid’. Much better than the others lol.
DJ: Kris The Speedlord
Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Christmas Rave
Mix Info: ‘Thunderdome X-Mas Megamix’
Length Mix: 00:17:56
Tracks: 21 (twenty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
More Information: Kris The Speedlord – Soundcloud Page
What can I say about Thunderdome that many haven’t already said? This has been a much talked about event, by those who went to the event, and those who witnessed it live on Youtube and other media outlets. I wasn’t there, and I regret it massively. This was an event that only takes place once in a lifetime, and it was obviously why this event was sold out in 30 minutes. The line-up was seriously sickening, and I’ve witnessed the video’s online. There’s actually one video on Youtube, covering 10+ hours of Thunderdome. From Korsakoff & Evil Activities to Decipher to Destructive Tendencies to Drokz & Partyraiser, and many more can be found.
The coverage was immense, and I’ve enjoyed the 10 hours. Many complained about the new generation of gabbers, more focussed on their phones, but I wasn’t bothered about that. It’s about the music, and what I got to hear within those 10 hours was so damn good. From the early stuff to the raw. Everything was covered. The three sets I liked the most were the sets done by Drokz & Partyraiser, Destructive Tendencies, and Amada. And the last one was the first to actually upload a tracklist. And she deserves the credit for doing that.
But the main reason I liked this set a lot, was the fact that this woman had so much fun behind the decks, her enthusiasm was contagious! I saw someone who had a blast on the stage, and loved every second of it. And she stood amongst the greatest names, and she made it happen. She deserved her moment on the Thunderdome stage.
Her smile made the set even more greater than it already was. And now it has a tracklist, so it’s time for you to see this wicked tracklist, and what she played to thousands of ravers.
01. Art Of Fighters vs Tommyknocker – Follow Me
02. The Blaster – War Is Coming Man
03. Miss Flower – The Princess Of The Posse
04. Tha Playah – Hit Em
05. Nosferatu – Intimidation
06. Noize Suppressor & MC Syco – Party Motherfuckerz
07. Nosferatu – Outshine Any Competition
08. Amnesys – Raw Generation
09. Vinyl Junk – Get A Little Stupid
10. Nosferatu – The Desolated One
11. Tommyknocker – Sometimes
12. Nosferatu vs Endymion – Drunk With A Gun
13. Amnesys – My Motherfuckin’ Name
14. Art Of Fighters vs Nico & Tetta – Revenge (6th Remix)
15. Predator & Bodyshock – Sniper
16. Bodyshock & Bloodcage – Pusher
17. Weapon X – Cokesniffer (Synapse Remix – DITHER Kick Edit)
18. Tha Playah – Be Cool (Thunderdome Edit)
This was a seriously insane party, and this set was seriously insane. The tracklist looks good, the video looks good, and you can see her having a lot of fun. And even though you don’t see the crowd going ape, you know they did.
Is it just me, or is this set a really good one? You can see the decks absolutely shaking insanely (when the video cuts towards the decks only). You can see Amada doing her thing, singing along, raving along, wiping her blue/green hairs away from her face, and creating smiles for miles. No MCs ruining it, or anyone else behind the decks. Amada stood her ground, and demolished eardrums.
I loved her set. Even though it does have small errors here and there, it’s still delightful. Enthusiastic and delightful. I loved the mix she made a couple of years ago for Thunderdome, and with this latest set she shows she’s worth it, being amongst the greatest.
Best record of her set? Well, it has to be ‘Revenge’. Love this version. ‘My Motherfuckin’ Name’ is also good, but not as good as ‘Revenge’.
I wish I was there, it would have been 10 hours of being in Heaven. And Amada made sure we entered Heaven with penetrated eardrums, blood gushing out of our ears, and blisters on our feet!
Ps. normally I would upload the Soundcloud player, but I wanted you to actually see her playing. Much nicer, isn’t it?
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Thunderdome – 25 Years Of Hardcore (28/10/2017)
Length Liveset: 00:46:174
Tracks: 18 (eighteen)
Download/Listen (via Youtube): VIEW HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
More Information: Amada – Facebook Fanpage
I said that after the last Thunderdome promo mix I wouldn’t review any mixes anymore, because I still feel gutted for not being able to go to this wonderful event, but could I keep up my promise? Could I bollocks! After hearing the first dedication/tribute mix by the mighty Ruffneck, I couldn’t let this one slip by. This could not-not be reviewed. And after seeing the video Ruffneck posted a day ago, I had to review this. I simply had to.
Only two weeks to go before this massive event happens. A once in a lifetime event, one you will tell your grankids about, sitting next to the fire place. Only those who went can answer how it was, and sadly I am not one of them. I wish I was. Another person who thought he wasn’t going to be there was Ruffneck himself. According to Ruffneck he had something medical on his left arm (injury) which he needed surgery for, and had to cancel several events. Thunderdome being one of them. But only yesterday he announced the fact that he’s going to give it a go, and he will be playing there. Lucky sod.
Like the previous mix he made a dedication mix, showcasing his love for Thunderdome and Hardcore, and he’s gone back to his roots, the early days of Hardcore. I reckon he picked these records with his eyes closed, so diverse. But it’s good to hear these anthems again, which I’m sure that you will hear them at Thunderdome throughout the whole night.
The tracklist is a beauty!
01. Wedlock – Ruff Message
02. Lunatic Asylum – Poltergeist
03. Nation Of Freaks – We’ve Lost Our Minds
04. E-Man – E-Shifter
05. Promo – 20.000 Freaks
06. Nasty Django & Cirillo – Deal With The Beats
07. E-Man – E-Ternal
08. Doctor Doom – I’ll Break Your Head
09. Underground Warriors – Digital Manipulation
10. Babanation – Milano Overdrive
11. Nation Of Freaks – I’d Like To Kill Somebody
12. The Mover & Rave Creator – Atmosfear
13. The Brutalist – No Equality
14. The Nightraver – So
15. Hard Creation – Are You Down
16. Bazeman – Bazeman
17. Diss Reaction – DJ Lan
18. Buzz Fuzz – XTC Love
19. Undercover Anarchist – Work It To The Bone
20. Juggernaut – State Of Mind
21. Hard Creation – 1984
22. Undercover Anarchist – Ja, Nein
23. Wasting Program – Tell Me What You Find
24. Undercover Anarchist Yo Te Quirro
25. Charly Lownoise & Menthal Theo – Live At London (Hardcore Remix)
26. Zero Tolerance – Body Motion
27. The Rapist – Mortal Fear
This mix has gone through my head over and over again. How can he made it sound so effortless? Some records are unmixable, meaning it so damn awkward to get it to switch from it to the next, or mixing into it, but Ruffneck made it sound so easy. And all that with only one hand, eh? (or maybe they were pre-recorded, before his surgery?).
It’s good to hear these mixes by artists such as Ruffneck and Promo, because you hear records you haven’t heard in many years. This mix contains a few of those, like ‘Bazeman’, ‘Tell Me What You Find’, ‘Milano Overdrive’, ‘I’ll Break Your Head’ and more. This is going back to the 90s, the proper way.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Ruffneck mix without a few of his own productions (under several aliases like Juggernaut, Undercover Anarchist, Bazeman and more.
The one track that blew me away, and took me right back to the 90s is ‘Milano Overdrive’. Fuck me sideways, what a brilliant record. No mucking about, just pure and utter madness. Don’t know which album this was on when I first heard it, but I can tell you that I drove my parents absolutely mad! How can you play this record at a normal level? Raise the level up and stomp like you’ve never done before!
Again credits to DJ Ruffneck for making this awesome tribute mix. I am still gutted, and hope everyone has a brilliant time in 2 weeks. Make sure the night is one to remember. And give a warm welcome to Ruffneck, for making his re-entrance again after his surgery. That’s dedication for you!
Genre/Style: Early Hardcore, Gabber, Hardcore, Millennium Hardcore
Mix Info: Thunderdome 2017 Tribute Mix 02
Length Mix: 00:59:59
Tracks: 27 (twenty-seven)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
More Information: Thunderdome – Official Website