DJ Ruffneck – Thunderdome 2017 Tribute Mix 02

DJ Ruffneck - Thunderdome 2017 Tribute Mix 02

DJ Ruffneck – Thunderdome 2017 Tribute Mix 02

DJ: Ruffneck
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
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Thunderdome – Official Website

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!

tracklist TCD

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!

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Marcus Intalex History Tribute Mix (78 Tracks / 3 Hours) (2017)

Marcus Intalex History Tribute Mix (78 Tracks / 3 Hours) (2017)

Marcus Intalex History Tribute Mix (78 Tracks / 3 Hours) (2017)

DJ: Woodle
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass, Liquid Drum & Bass
Mix Info: Marcus Intalex History Tribute Mix
Length Mix: 02:52:27
Tracks: 78 (seventy-eight)
Download/Listen (via Mixcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: 236.96 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 192kbps
More Information: Angels Fall – Bandcamp Page

On the 28th of May the Drum and Bass scene lost a legend, and his name is Marcus Intalex. If you haven’t read anything about it, this must come as a shock. But I reckon the majority of the fans already know, and have paid tribute in many ways. Sharing mixes, posting nice comments online, and reposting whatever they could. A couple of weeks ago Fabric uploaded Marcus Intalex’s FABRICLive 35 mix CD onto Soundcloud for a couple of days, to pay tribute to the hero who we’ve sadly lost. The mix was taken down, but you can find so many other memorable and beautiful mixes online, celebrating the achievements of this legend.

I found this mix on Youtube, a mix made by a resident DJ for Bassworx. But there’s an hidden note underneath the mix: the first track on this mix is actually a record specially made for Marcus Intalex, after he passed away by LSB and DRS. It was not only made to show respect, but also to show support towards the family, to assist them with funeral arrangments. And it’s worth whatever you can spend! Epic tune, with a sad undertone.

Not only do you get this beautifully written track, but also a whole lot of Marcus Intalex’s records! 77 in total! Made by him or remixed by this master of Drum & Bass. The tunes have a beautiful feel hanging around them, a myst of heaven. Well. how can you describe his music without using the words ‘heavenly’ and ‘beautiful’? I reckon we might have lost a legend, but heaven gained a superstar DJ and producer. And we’ve got his rich music history to listen to and adore!

The tracklist is beautiful. Check it out.

tracklist

01. DRS & LSB – Angels Fall
02. Marcus Intalex – Princess Warrior
03. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Universe (Original Mix) 
04. 4 Hero – 9 By 9 (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix) 
05. Calibre & Marcus Intalex feat Fox – Run Away (Original Mix) 
06. Marcus Intalex – The Guillotine
07. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Nightfall
08. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Outerspace
09. Marcus Intalex feat SPY – Steady
10. 4 Hero – Better Place (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix) 
11. Marcus Intalex – Temperance
12. Calibre & Marcus Intalex feat Fox – Something Heavy
13. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Love & Happiness
14. M.I.S.T. – Freaky
15. Marcus Intalex – Cabal
16. Marcus Intalex feat S.P.Y. – Triband
17. Mist:i:cal feat Ras T-Weed – Just A Little Herb
18. Marcus Intalex – Another Way
19. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Another Way
20. Mist:i:cal – Memory Jog
21. Blu Mar Ten – All Thoughts Are Prayers (Marcus Intalex Remix) 
22. BCee & Robert Owens – Keep The Faith (Marcus Intalex Remix) 
23. BCee & Robert Owens – Keep The Faith (Marcus Intalex Alternative Mix) 
24. Marcus Intalex feat Lynx – Stingray
25. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Neptune
26. DJ Marky – LK (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix) 
27. Marcus Intalex – Bridge The Gap
28. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – Dreamworld
29. Marcus Intalex feat Calibre – Meltdown 2012
30. Marcus Intalex – Wastelands
31. Marcus Intalex feat Lynx & Danny Fierce – Climbing Up The Walls
32. Mist:i:cal – Swingtime
33. Mist:i:cal feat Diane Charlemagne – Stay Away
34. M.I.S.T. vs High Contrast – 3am
35. Marcus Intalex – Don’t Sleep
36. Da Intalex – What Ya Gonna Do
37. DRS feat Marcus Intalex, Chimpo, Fox, Rolla, Skittles & Strategy – Bun Ya Too
38. Marcus Intalex – Hell 2 Pay
39. Mist:i:cal feat DRS – The Eleventh Hour
40. Marcus Intalex – Lowlife
41. Mist:i:cal feat DRS – City Life
42. Marcus Intalex feat DRS – Emergency (Vocal Mix) 
43. M.I.S.T. – Love Thing
44. UN-CUT – Midnight (M.I.S.T. VIP Remix) 
45. Marcus Intalex – Stark
46. Marcus Intalex – Virgo
47. Mist:i:cal – Amen Electric
48. Mist:i:cal feat Robert Owens – Believe
49. Klute with Marcus Intalex – Make A Stand
50. Marcus Intalex feat S.P.Y. – Celestial Navigation
51. Marcus Intalex – Jupiter
52. Marcus Intalex – Immersed
53. Calibre feat Marcus Intalex & Bricktop – Smother
54. Marcus Intalex – Astro Dance
55. Marcus Intalex feat DRS – Mixed Bag
56. Nether – True Believer (Marcus Intalex Dancehall Remix) 
57. Marcus Intalex feat Riya – Regrets
58. Marcus Intalex – Redan
59. Marcus Intalex – Airborne
60. Mist:i:cal – Eject
61. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – How You Make Me Feel
62. Mist:i:cal – Mistical Dub
63. Marcus Intalex – Afrikaa
64. Da Intalex – Mercy
65. Marcus Intalex – These Days
66. Marcus Intalex – Zumbar
67. Marcus Intalex & ST Files – My Soul
68. Solid State – Just A Vision (Marcus Intalex & ST Files Remix) 
69. Commix – Faceless (Marcus Intalex Remix) 
70. Mist:i:cal – Groove Me
71. Marcus Intalex – Sell Your Soul
72. Marcus Intalex – Red 7
73. Marcus Intalex – Step Forward
74. Marcus Intalex – Mud
75. Lynx feat Marcus Intalex – Ghost Train
76. Jubei with Marcus Intalex & MC DRS – Tip The Scales
77. Da Intalex – I Like It
78. DRS & LSB – Angels Fall

Now that’s an epic tracklist. It took me half an hour to actually write it, but it was worth it. So many Marcus Intalex tunes are in this mix, and for once a tracklist wasn’t disappointing to write or to read. This mix is a dedication mix to Marcus Intalex, what kind of legend he was. His music was timeless, and so is his legacy. He will remain one of the best Drum & Bass producers/DJs in the world.

DJ Woodle, the one who made this tribute mix, should be proud of this mix. A very carefully selected and mixed mix, and I reckon Marcus is looking down, and smiling. This is seriously a good mix, one of the best mixes I’ve ever heard. It’s a bit long, but also emotional. This will give you feelings you never felt before. Soul touching tracks, carefully mixed by Woodle. Respect to you sir. A true tribute Marcus would have been proud off.

There are so many great anthems in here, I can’t find one bad record. Not one dull or boring. They are all fire! Marcus Intalex was such a talented producer, whatever he made, was fire. And after hearing this nearly 3 hour long mix it made me realise his music will be there forever, so will his name and the contributions he made to the scene. And now I think it’s time for the scene to come together, and give something back to Marcus.

Get the track ‘Angels Fall’ via Bandcamp, and support the family of Marcus. You can never replace him, but by purchasing this record you will not only keep his name and his memory alive, but also his family through this very difficult time. The mix starts and finishes with it, so I think you will donate, I think you should!

Epic mix by Woodle. A tribute like no other. Marcus, rest in peace. Thanks for the music. We will embrace it forever!

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Theory Of Core – Special Mix Tribute To Outblast (2016)

Theory Of Core - Special Mix Tribute To Outblast (2016)

Theory Of Core – Special Mix Tribute To Outblast (2016)

DJ: Theory Of Core
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Hardcore, Gabber
Mix Info: Outblast Tribute Special Mix
Length Mix: 00:37:05
Tracks: 10 (ten)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: 84.8 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: DJ Outblast – Facebook Fanpage

It’s that time of the year again, we all hang around the fire place listening to Christmas tunes, and it’s oh so jolly. We all embrace the cold temperatures, and we just look at our phones whilst playing weird games. And every so often you see a status fly by which has an impact on you, like no other before. Like a status written by DJ Outblast recently, and if you haven’t read it I think you should visit his Facebook page before you read the rest of this review. And I reckon that due to that status Theory Of Core made this tribute mix, showcasing the greatness that is Outblast.

Outblast retires. He will still be active within the scene (don’t know what he’s going to do, maybe stand behind a bar serving ravers drinks at MOH, or anything MOH related), but not as he has been for many years. He has been a pioneer since the days he emerged onto the scene, and he was the one who had his own concert, way before anyone else did. His contribution to the Hardcore scene is immense, and it’s only right we give the man the credit he deserves for what he has done and achieved within the scene. The scene would be nowhere without him.

Theory Of Core made a stunning tribute mix, with 10 of Outblast’s most known tunes. Not really the Oldskool stuff, mainly the most ‘recent’ stuff. But don’t let that fool you, the tunes are still banging. If you were hoping it would be filled with Oldskool anthems, don’t worry: open your ears and eyes and let the music sink in.

tracklist

01. Outblast & Re-Style – Alive
02. Outblast – Infinity
03. Outblast & Korsakoff – Hymn Of Syndicate (Official Syndicate 2011 Anthem) 
04. Outblast – Pride & Pain
05. Outblast – Superhero Complex
06. Outblast & Re-Style – Omnipotence
07. Angerfist & Outblast feat MC Tha Watcher – Catastrophe (Official Dominator Anthem 2012) 
08. Outblast & DJ D – Electro Shocking (Dyprax Remix) 
09. Angerfist & Outblast – Odious
10. Outblast – Eardrumz (Partyraiser & Repix Remix) 

A massive mix, it has to be said. The tracklist is absolutely amazing, and it shows how good Outblast has been with producing music. Not only can you find originals in here, but also remixes of Outblast tracks. What else can you ask for?

Theory Of Core has made a stunning mix, and it’s a nice tribute to the legend that is Outblast. He has picked 10 really awesome tracks, which made my speakers nearly break into a thousand pieces. Outblast made the Hardcore tunes always slightly rougher and tougher, and that’s what I like about them.

Two things, but those are personal things: don’t like the vocals in ‘Pride & Pain’, whining voice. Wasn’t it the singer from Linkin Park? Well, his voice always annoyed me. Besides that the track is actually good, but his voice makes me want to mute the song for as long as I can hear it. Oh, and also ‘Eardrumz’, the original is way better than this version. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is a fact.

Outblast is a legend, and hopefully he will continue doing stuff Hardcore related. Whatever he decides to do in the future, I wish him luck, and if he ever needs to come back, there’s always place for him on any mainstage all over the world. The fans will be there, and I reckon Theory Of Core is one of them. Count me in too, because I’m also an Outblast fan.

A wonderful mix with two slightly ‘meh’ tracks. Still good though. What tops this mix is ‘Superhero Complex’. Why? Just close your eyes and put the volume on max. I’ve turned it down slightly because of ‘Pride & Pain’, but it’s way back up, in the red.

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Memento | Tribute Session I | Meccano Twins (2016)

Memento | Tribute Session I | Meccano Twins (2016)

Memento | Tribute Session I | Meccano Twins (2016)

DJ: Memento
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Industrial Hardcore
Mix Info: Tribute Session I | Meccano Twins
Length Mix: 01:02:37
Tracks: 22 (twenty-two)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 114 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 256kbps
More Information: Meccano Twins – Facebook Fanpage

I reckon there are quite a few dedication mixes out there. tribute mixes, and it’s always nice for the artist/group to hear a mix showcasing their own talents, and also showcasing the fans’ dedication to him/her/them. It’s not like you see them every day, but once every so often you will find one on Soundcloud/Mixcloud, and most of these mixes fly by without being noticed. Not this one, this got a nice reply on Facebook by Meccano Twins! And if an artist notices your effort in making a nice tribute mix, the fan must have felt absolutely amazed and bewildered.

The tribute mix was made by Memento, and was a tribute mix for Meccano Twins. Meccano Twins do not need an introduction, being on top of the game for many years. After a quick look around I found out that they started back in 2003. Now that’s a shocker, I always thought they started earlier than that! But what year they started is irrelevant, it’s what they caused and created from that moment on, that’s the most important thing. And they came, they saw, and destroyed eardrums! If you look at this tracklist it will show you how good Meccano Twins are as producers. I am not a hundred percent sure if they are still a duo or a single artist, I’m not the gossip know-it-all. I don’t follow Hardcore that much to know everything lol.

The tracklist was kindly provided by Memento, and it’s a good looking one!

tracklist

01. Meccano Twins – Groundbreaker
02. Meccano Twins – Hell’s Voices
03. Meccano Twins – Pain & Fear
04. Meccano Twins & Art Of Fighters – Gravediggers
05. Meccano Twins – Strike
06. D-Passion – Blacklist Amok (Meccano Twins Remix) 
07. Meccano Twins & Endymion – The Industry
08. Meccano Twins – People Make Me Sick
09. Meccano Twins & Unexist – R.A.W.
10. Meccano Twins – WTFIsthis #TiH
11. Meccano Twins – Fracture #TiH
12. Meccano Twins – A.D.A.M.
13. Meccano Twins & Art Of Fighters – Hear Me Coming
14. Meccano Twins – The Taste Of Blood
15. Meccano Twins – No God (Mutilate Australia Anthem) 
16. Meccano Twins – Divine Energy #TiH
17. Meccano Twins & Unexist – Korruption
18. Meccano Twins & The Sickest Squad – WTFU
19. Meccano Twins – The Man Sacrifice
20. Meccano Twins & The Menthalquake – Moove
21. The Punisher – Give Me (Meccano Twins Remix) 
22. Meccano Twins – Forever More

I told you that this tracklist looked amazing! On a boring Sunday morning this is the first thing you want to hear, blasting through your speakers. I’ve tried to unblock my right ear with this mix on full blast, sadly that didn’t work (blocked ear due to a holiday swim, grrr). So I’ve got to judge this mix with only my left ear being able to hear it at full blast.

Memento has made a wicked tribute mix, and one to be proud off. Don’t actually know who he/she is, but to make a mix this good and it being recognized by Meccano Twins itself is such an achievement! And already 2.5k+ plays is an achievement. The track selected are good, extremely well produced, but what can we say about the quality of the tunes? The Italians know exactly how to make excellent Hardcore Techno music, there’s no deny in that. Been a fan since the early days when the Italians emerged out of nowhere with their perspective on Hardcore, and Meccano Twins have been on my list of all time favourites too, be it from 2003 (I seriously thought it was earlier than that).

There are a few small glitches/mix errors, but the gist is good. The errors don’t ruin the mix at all. Worth a listen and a download. What are you waiting for? Check this mix out right now, and share the Meccano madness! Wake up your neighbourhood with a wicked mix!

I really enjoyed it, with one ear. Imagine me hearing it with both ears, it will be an eargasm!

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