Tweekacore b2b Darren Styles @ Defqon.1 UV 2017

Tweekacore b2b Darren Styles @ Defqon.1 UV 2017

Tweekacore b2b Darren Styles @ Defqon.1 UV 2017

Act: Tweekacore B2B Darren Styles
Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, UK Hardcore, Hardstyle
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Defqon.1 2017
Length Liveset: 01:00:51
Tracks: 20 (twenty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 144 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Darren Styles / Tweekacore – Facebook Fanpage

This is a set many have talked about before it took place. It’s one of the biggest moments in the UK Hardcore scene. To actually make it extremely big, there’s no other place to make it big than the Netherlands, and to play at the biggest event there is, has got to be the dopest thing that has happened to Darren Styles! He’s played all over the world, but to finally get acknowledge for his skills as a producer and a DJ in the Netherlands, that’s something we’ve all been dreaming off. To finally get UK Hardcore global on a big scale, that’s just the dream.

So this year he was asked to play alongside Tweekacore at Defqon.1, and the set can now be found on Soundcloud. Videos did emerge, but we are all Soundcloud fans. And for those who are cheapskates (mainly Dutch people, we like things for free), it’s now downloadable. And yes, for free. You get an hour of their set, with a lot of awesome UK Hardcore and Happy Hardcore and Hardstyle, from probably the best event ever.

It was only uploaded a couple of days ago, and already it had 8.800+ plays! That’s amazing. And people are loving it a lot. And it does have a tracklist, does it get any better?

tracklist TCD

01. Tweekacore Intro 
02. Paul Elstak – Luv U More (Tweekacore x Gammer Flip) 
03. Darren Styles & Re-Con feat Matthew Steeper – Rest Of Your Life
04. Da Tweekaz – Wodka (Tweekacore Flip) 
05. Audiotricz – United As One (Zero Hero Remix) 
06. Eiffel 65 – Blue (Team Tweekacore Mix) 
07. Darren Styles – Come Running (2017 Edit) 
08. Tweekacore – Ready 4 The Tweekend
09. Sander Van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS – Gold Skies (Darren Styles & Dougal Remix) 
10. Tweekacore & Darren Styles – Partystarter (160 Mix) 
11. Darren Styles – The Dragon
12. Da Tweekaz & Darren Styles – Heroes (2017 Edit) 
13. Code Black & Atmozfears – Accelerate (Darren Styles Remix) 
14. Da Tweekaz – Frozen (Tweekacore Flip) 
15. Darren Styles – Us Against The World
16. Da Tweekaz – Break The Hewwego (Darren Styles x DT Mash) 
17. Darren Styles, Dougal & Gammer – Party Don’t Stop (170 Mix) 
18. Marshmello – Alone (Gammer Flip) 
19. Darren Styles & Gammer – You & I (2017 Edit) 
20. Da Tweekaz – Little Red Riding Hood (Tweekacore DQ17 Edit) 

The tracklist looks good, really good. A lot of Darren Styles stuff in here, and it always makes me smile. This man knows exactly how to make good music, and the result is astonishing. His tunes are all known around the world, and even at Defqon.1 the crowd are singing out loud to his tunes. This is such a confident booster for Darren, but it underlines what he does well: make the greatest tunes.

A lot of Darren and Tweekaz tunes in here. I’m liking the Darren Styles stuff, that comes without saying. But there are a few track so quirky, so bouncy, too happy for my liking. Like ‘Wodka’. Sorry to say this, but what a horrible track. The same with ‘Frozen’. Not a fan of Da Tweekaz a lot, sadly. The set I’ve reviewed previously also mentioned the cheesy track, and I’m not a fan of it at all. They are dreadful. I know they could be nice to listen to when you are halfway to the moon, but they aren’t quality.

Another thing that annoyed me. They should literally take away the microphone. Why ruin a set with you shouting down the microphone? Even the singer for ‘Partystarter’ couldn’t stay in line with the sung she sang. Nope, microphones should be banned.

The best record? Well, it has to be a Darren Styles track. ‘The Dragon’ is really, really good!

It’s good to hear and see that Defqon.1 has embraced Darren Styles. It was a nice B2B, but next year he needs his own set. Not let it be ruined by the dodgy cheesy tracks or someone talking bullsh*t through the microphone.

Sadly I couldn’t give it more. Too many factors make this set less interesting. Seriously, next year it needs to be Darren on hiw own. He deserves it! This was a step up. Q-Dance, make him a headliner!

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Hardcore Junglist United – Too Lit To Quit (AoS Resident Mix 2017)

Hardcore Junglist United - Too Lit To Quit (AoS Resident Mix 2017)

Hardcore Junglist United – Too Lit To Quit (AoS Resident Mix 2017)

DJ: AoS
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore
Mix Info: Too Lit To Quit (AoS Resident Mix for Hardcore Junglist United)
Length Mix: 00:50:12
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Hardcore Junglist United – Facebook Fanpage

As usual I’m on the hunt for new music, be it mixes or CDs or what have you not. And a few days ago I was told by a little bird that there’s a new mix on Soundcloud I should check out. A mix by Ace Of Spades, or mostly known by these three letters: AoS. A rising star within the UK Hardcore, and Hardcore Junglist United have acknowledge that by signing him to be their latest resident DJ. Now that’s big, very big!

This mix is all about his love and dedication for UK Hardcore, and his own production skills can be heard too. It contains a few of his own productions, so you’ll get a nice treat just before this weekend. This weekend will be dominated by AoS I reckon. It has dominated throughout my week, I kept listening to this over and over again, and I think it’s time for you all to give this a go.

AoS kindly provided the tracklist, and it does contain some slammers in here. Some serious dancefloor anthems, and once you realised how good this mix is, you will thank me for making sure you noticed this.

tracklist TCD

01. Fracus & Darwin x 3Star – Together We Grow
02. Fluff & Tuff – So Much Stronger (AoS 2016 Remix) 
03. Relect – Close Your Eyes
04. Technikore & JTS vs Michael Mansion – Light Show
05. Darwin & Aquamendez – Coming Off The Wall (Fracus Remix) 
06. Darwin – Without Fear
07. Hotchkiss & Davie Black – Don’t Look Down
08. Fracus & Darwin – Look In Your Eyes
09. Nu Foundation – In Your Head
10. Cube::Hard – Show Me A Sign (Fracus & Darwin Remix) 
11. AoS – With You
12. Ron Reeser & Tall Sasha – Indigo Sky (Scott Brown Remix) 
13. CLSM – Gravity Wave
14. CLSM & Cube::Hard – See You On The Other Side (Harder Mix) 

Well, this is a brilliant tracklist, don’t you agree? So many amazing records in here, truly astonishing. Good selection, Aos, really a good selection! But you can really tell he’s a fan of a few artists, like CLSM and Darwin and Fracus. You can’t tell??

He did select amazing records, and made a beautiful mix for Hardcore Junglist United. A good promo mix, a good showcase mix of what AoS can do. Production wise and DJ wise. And I’ve got to say that he’s been influenced by Fracus and Darwin a lot. Their style can be heard in AoS’s approach to UK Hardcore. Well, who else would you go to? They are truly the most underrated but extremely talented producers, one of the finest.

I love the fact he’s selected a few new and a few old records. The first record is truly a ground breaking record, ‘Coming Off The Wall’ a sing a long song, ‘Look In Your Eyes’ a record which stays in your head for weeks, but which one made me dance/rave the hardest? ‘Indigo Sky’. The vocals are just superb, and Scott Brown’s approach is just spot on. The man hasn’t lost his talent, still on top of his game.

AoS has made a very good mix. Very interesting. Very intoxicating. Very sexy. And the question is, would I listen to it again? Yes, a big yes. A mix this good deserves another listen.

Make sure you check out Hardcore Junglist United on Facebook, and search for AoS whilst you are on it. Keep your eyes peeled for his album, which will come next year. One album worth waiting for. It’s going to be amazing!

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M-Project – Production Mix 2017 PT2

M-Project - Production Mix 2017 PT2

M-Project – Production Mix 2017 PT2

DJ: M-Project
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore, Powerstomp
Mix Info: Production Mix 2017 Part 2
Length Mix: 00:22:11
Tracks: 10 (ten)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 50.8 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: M-Project – Facebook Fanpage

A couple of days ago I reviewed M-Project’s latest album, but I knew there was more about to happen in M-Project land: not only a brand new album, but also a new production mix, showcasing what he’s been doing. And what he’s not been doing. Well, the ‘not been doing’ bit is rather dull, so let’s focus on what the masked hero is doing at the moment: bringing out good music! A few tracks you get from his latest album ‘Weaponized’ can be found in this mix, and also a few other dancefloor smashers, like the remix he did for Dune, for his latest release ‘Starchild’.

M-Project is always busy. You can follow him on whatever page, and you will never be disappointed. One thing he has forgotten to do is buy socks (I’ve never seen a DJ behind the decks without shoes or socks). Look at the picture above and you will notice straight away that I’m picky. Extremely picky. So it’s going to be a daunting task for M-Project to get a mix extremely right? Well, not really, he’s like King Midas, everything he touches turns into Gold. Like this mix.

As I said you can find a few of the records in this mix on his latest album (which you can read more about here). I urge you to get that album. But if you are unsure, check out this mix, and let this mix persuade you. It won’t let you down!

tracklist TCD

01. Scott Brown & M-Project – The Revolution
02. Brisk & Vinylgroover – Checkin’ Da Cutz (M-Project & Liqo Remix) 
03. Infinite & M-Project – Jump
04. T4TSUYA & M-Project – Just Be Mine
05. Dune – Starchild (M-Project Remix) 
06. S3RL vs M-Project feat Krystal – Heart Attack (Eufeion Remix)  |
07. M-Project – The Way We Were
08. Synthwulf & M-Project – Final Form
09. Synthwulf & M-Project – Star Strider
10. Scott Brown & M-Project – Dizzy

OK, yet another amazing mix by Japanese finest Powerstomp/UK Hardcore producer. You can tell he’s been a busy bee, and he’s evolving. His music style is slowely getting better and better, like wine. Wine only gets better after putting it away for years. Thankfully that’s not necessary in this particular case, but I like the way he’s going. More professional and more mature UK Hardcore.

There’s a lot of good quality tunes in there, and the one I like from his album was ‘Final Form’. Well, I need to correct myself, the one I really, really like, is ‘Just Be Mine’. These vocals are so extremely catchy, they will stick in your head for days! Or even ‘Checkin’ Da Cutz’, also an amazing record.

Still not a 100% sure about ‘Starchild’. I’m an oldschool Dune fan, from when the Happy Hardcore tunes dominated the charts, and still need to get used to his new direction. Don’t feel the love this record has been receiving.

All in all, a wonderful mix. Quality mix, 22 minutes long, and 10 records thrown right in your face. M-Project is busy getting us all hyped up, and there’s a good reason for that: M-Project is awesome! Is there nothing this man can do that turns awesome in a split second?

I still want to know the man behind the mask. He’s still UK Hardcore’s biggest mystery.

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When Gammer Was … A Knobber! (2017)

When Gammer Was ... A Knobber! (2017)

When Gammer Was … A Knobber! (2017)

DJ: M@rt!n-J
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Freeform, Hardcore Techno
Mix Info: When Gammer Was … A Knobber
Length Mix: 01:10:55
Tracks: 19 (nineteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 126 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 250kbps
More Information: DJ Gammer – Facebook Fanpage

Normally I only hear dedication mixes every so often, but today I had two in a row! The first one being Menno De Jong’s tribute mix, and now a Gammer dedication mix. Gammer, one of the biggest DJs in the UK Hardcore scene, really doesn’t need an introduction. Literally everyone knows him, and now he’s expanding his passion and dedication into the EDM world. The music he makes nowadays is so different to what he made when he started as a wee-little-lad. As M@rt!-J mentioned underneath the mix on Soundcloud, the records he selected were taken from the period ‘when I liked Gammer’s productions’.

The records selected by M@rt!n-J are all Gammer’s own productions, with a few collaborations with artists such as MC Smiley, JB-C, and Michael Scout. All the others are Gammer’s own, or remixes he made. Truth be told, I do love this stuff more than his recent stuff. I’m getting a bit bored by the EDM world, and the mixes are getting more bland and boring. No depth into it all. Gammer might still be amazing behind the decks, but the tunes coming out of the EDM world are only one day flies. A hit one day, the next already pushed aside by another record. Not these tunes, the tunes that made Gammer the DJ and producer he is nowadays.

These are the big records. And I do mean big. If you are a fan of the early stuff by Gammer you won’t be disappointed at all! This will bring a smile so huge, people in North Korea will be able to see you smile!

tracklist TCD

01. Clear Vu – Never 2 Late (Gammer Remix) 
02. Gammer & JB-C – Bigger & Bolder
03. Uplift & Stargazer – Statik (Gammer Remix) 
04. Gammer & JB-C – Turn Up The Bass
05. Gammer – Ready 2 Go
06. Gammer – Bassik
07. Gammer – A New Feeling (Original Mix) 
08. Gammer & MC Smiley – Unity
09. Gammer – Now It’s My Turn
10. Gammer & MC Smiley – Deep Down
11. Gammer – Dropzone
12. Gammer – Pressure
13. Gammer – Ambient Angels
14. Gammer – 34mm
15. Gammer – I’m Coming Hardcore
16. Gammer – Kickin’ Hard
17. Gammer – Let’s All Say ****
18. Gammer – This Is Mind Blowing (Nu-Style Mix) 
19. Gammer & Michael Scout – Bye Bye

Yep yep yep. These are the anthems! These are monsterous anthems! These were the records that made Gammer big. As most of you lot know, he was big with a certain DJ called Dougal, but on his own he was capable of keeping his head up high, and came up with some of UK Hardcore’s finest productions. And you can find a few of them in here.

This mix contains his finest work, and there are some really amazing records in here. The best record? Well, let’s go straight to that one, and you are probably thinking of a completely different record, and you will be amazed when I say the title of the record I like the most, but it is ‘Pressure’. Haven’t heard that record in a while, but it’s still a killer anthem. A bit of the Trancecore movement in it.

I’m liking this mix, and liking the Gammer productions too a lot. Sadly Gammer has moved into a more EDM friendly zone, but it’s good for him too. He has progressed, and is playing at the biggest events in the world. He might make different music, but wouldn’t you agree that progression is important too?

M@rt!n-J’s mix is tight, really tight! Yet another dedication mix I liked! More of these please!

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