Summa, Hale And Thunda (2017)

Summa, Hale And Thunda (2017)

Summa, Hale And Thunda (2017)

DJ: Summa Jae
MCs: Thunda & Riddle
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, EDMCore, Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: ‘Summa, Hale And Thunda’
Length Mix: 00:44:05
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 100 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Summa Jae / Thunda / Riddle – Facebook Fanpage

A couple of weeks this mix was the talk of the town. Well, not the town I live in. And when I say town, I mean Facebook. Can’t remember when I first noticed the picture on Facebook, but I was feeling good after reading about a new upcoming mixtape. I do love mixtapes a lot, my whole UK Hardcore folder is filled with mixtapes from the mid 90s to 2017. And this is the most recent one I’ve added. Three artists from three major labels (Futureworld Records, Lethal Theory and Justice Hardcore) have come together, and the result is a mix called ‘Summa, Hale and Thunda’.

Yes, you’ve got Summa Jae, Thunda, but no Hale. Instead of Hale you’ve got MC Riddle. The title is quite funny, it has to be said. But does that mean when you are around Summa Jae it’s always hot, when Thunda walks into the room he causes mayhem and thunder, and when MC Riddle walks near you, you’ll be soaking wet?

Anyway, before I turn into a BBC weather presenter, let’s talk about this mix. As you would expect, it’s packed with awesome tunes from the big names in the scene like MOB, Mark Breeze, Stonebank, Jakka B, to the very talented Ganar, Macks Wolf, Outforce and more. Summa Jae doesn’t need an introduction, as you would expect, she has turned 16 individual tracks into one blinding mix. Want to see the tracklist?

tracklist

01. Stonebank – Soldier (Assertive Hardcore Edit) 
02. Boaz van Beatz – Partymad (Callum Higby Edit) 
03. Kayzo – Born Again (Darren Styles & Gammer Remix) 
04. Mark Breeze – Be Alone VIP
05. Macks Wolf & Callum Higby – Right Here
06. Outforce & Hartshorn – Put Yo Hood Up
07. Ganar – Acid Rocker
08. Jauz & Pegboard Nerds – Get On Up (Jakka B Edit) 
09. Zero Hero – Energy
10. MOB & Enemy – Iron Heart
11. Macks Wolf – Orgy Of Terror
12. Zero Hero – Home
13. DISKORD – Anything U Want (Macks Wolf x Callum Higby Edit) 
14. Jakka B & Summa Jae – Your Love
15. Darren Styles & Callum Higby – TMA
16. Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix & DVBBS – Gold Skies (Darren Styles & Dougal Remix) 

The tracklist is really good. I’m liking what I’m seeing, and as you are aware of it, I’ve already listened to it, and I’ve got to say that the mix is tight. As tight as… anything that’s tight.

MC Riddle and MC Thunda showcase their skills throughout their mix, and I’m loving the fact that they don’t sound alike at all! Two different MCs, two different styles when it comes to MCing. One’s a bit rougher, one’s a bit softer. But the message comes across: ravers should not sit still when this mixtape is on. They make the ravers go absolutely insane, from Scotland to the South of England, from the Netherlands to Japan, from Russia to Botswana… we are loving it.

The tracks are good. Not liking one track, but that’s just because they’ve used the vocals from one of the worst ‘rappers’ of all time. He sounds like he has no clue what he’s doing on this beautiful Earth. Don’t like ‘Put Yo Hood Up’.

On the other hand, Zero Hero is a completely unknown artist to me, but the two tracks are absolutely dancefloor smashers! ‘Home’ is so damn good, it grabbed me by my throat and made me feel good inside. Oh, and let’s not forget ‘TMA’ by Darren Styles and Callum Higby.

These three have come up with the perfect mixtape. I don’t know the weather in Australia, but I reckon it’s absolutely the opposite compared to the UK. This mixtape turns this dreadful and miserable Saturday into one of the most amazing days of 2017! Go out, and enjoy life. Put your headphones in, and press play! Or download it, and listen to it wherever, whenever!

0005

Electric Retox Ep. 174 – Mixed By MrPanda (2017)

Electric Retox Ep. 174 - Mixed By MrPanda (2017)

Electric Retox Ep. 174 – Mixed By MrPanda (2017)

DJ: MrPanda
Genre/Style: Drum & Bass, UK Hardcore, Powerstomp, EDMCore, Freeform
Mix Info: Electric Retox Ep. 174 – Mixed By MrPanda
Length Mix: 00:57:53
Tracks: 32 (thirty-two)
Download/Listen: NOT YET AVAILABLE
File Size: 320 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: MrPanda – Facebook Fanpage

The perks of being a reviewer are tremendous. You get sent mixes, t-shirts, CDs, etc. And today I’m going to talk to you about a mix made by MrPanda. Yes, the name might sound familiar, and you’ve guessed it: it’s not the first time this name appears on my website. So you are in for a misleading treat. Why am I saying that? Well, that’s because this is a preview, and the actual mix ain’t being released yet: it will be released on the 11th of February, so keep an eye out for this mix via MrPanda’s Facebook page.

This mix is so exclusive, I completely forgot about it. I do mean it, MrPanda sent me the link, and because I was so busy, I forgot about it. Thankfully he asked me to listen to it, and I’m happy that I did. I’m sorry MrPanda, I truly am. It’s not often (sadly) that I get to listen to previews, so I should embrace them with open arms.

As you all know, I’m a huge fan of diversity. And MrPanda always delivers awesome mixes, not bound to one style or one genre. And in this mix he touches several styles, such as UK Hardcore, Drum & Bass, Freeform and more. Definately worth a listen (once it’s out)….

tracklist

01. Ak1200 – Deja Nu (Math3matics Remix) 
02. Jenna G feat Chase & Status and Switch – In Love
03. Jinx & Dawn Raid – Strife
04. Dub Fx – Wandering Love (Robo/Tech & Schematix Remix) 
05. Parachute Youth – Can’t Get Better Than This (Sigma Remix )
06. Enei – Homeworld
07. Cyantific & Logistics – Brighter Day
08. Pegboard Nerds – Get On Up (Jakka B Remix) 
09. Hotchkiss – I Can See It
10. IYF & Nobody – The Other Side
11. M-Project feat Jonjo – Right Now
12. Anthem Power – It’s Gonna Get
13. LH4L – Neoprene (Skrillex Remix)(S-Worx EDIT) 
14. A.B – This (Westfest VIP) 
15. Breakage feat Detour City – Treading Water (Revision-X Remix) 
16. Ham – Anything For You
17. Technikore & JTS meets Al Storm & Weaver – Feeder (2 Minutes Of Hell Mix) 
18. Clarkey – Party Like Us
19. Sc@r – Acid Porn Monkey
20. J-Mac – Let It Roar
21. Fracus & Darwin – Music’s Hypnotising
22. Joyride – Give My Love (Jakka B Edit) 
23. Tyl3r feat Reynolds MC – I.C.F.I.
24. MNEK & Zara Larsson – Never Forget You (Stu Infinity Remix) 
25. Gammer – Good Life (Bad Day)
26. Technical Difficulties with Shok Ghost – Way To Go
27. Breeze & UFO – Dirty
28. Cyantific – Ice Cream
29. Chris Unknown – Killah Sound
30. Anglerfish & Lucider – This Is How We Do It Hard
31. Darren Styles & Modulate – To The Stars
32. Hotchkiss – Reflections

Diversity is what matters, and it’s what you get in this mix. Yes, the main focus is obviously UK Hardcore, but it turns out it blends in nicely with other styles such as Drum & Bass and Freeform and Powerstomp. And MrPanda knows how to grab your attention.

He used 4 decks (if I am correct) for this mix, and it’s quite impressive. The tracks he has selected are not the easiest tracks to mix together, but it sounds effortlessly. A few tiny mistakes here and there, but it’s really good what the end result is.

There are some slammers in here, some serious dancefloors smashers! ‘Let It Roar’, ‘Party Like Us’, ‘Anything For You’, ‘Killah Sound’, ‘This’, ‘I Can See It’, but my favourite track in this mix … well, there are three:’Give My Love’,  ‘Feeder’ and ‘It’s Gonna Get’.

A couple of tracks aren’t my cup of tea (of coffee, whatever you prefer). But all in all a very entertaining mix, and if you want to hear a really diverse and to be fair, quite sexy mix, you don’t need to look any further. Just like MrPanda on Facebook and on the 11th you will get a notification about this mix being aired on Soundcloud!

Ps. Obviously once it’s been released, I will add it underneath this review. But for now you’ve got to wait!

00045

Contagious To The Core Promo Mix (Mixed By M-Project) (2017)

Contagious To The Core Promo Mix (Mixed By M-Project) (2017)

Contagious To The Core Promo Mix (Mixed By M-Project) (2017)

DJ: M-Project
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Powerstomp
Mix Info: Contagious To The Core Promo Mix
Length Mix: 00:32:09
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 73.6 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: M-Project – Facebook Fanpage

A couple of weeks ago I was the first to review the latest album being released by Contagious Records, and it was an amazing album to listen to. Progression within the Powerstomp scene can be heard on this album. Quality over quantity, and that’s fair to say about this album. And if you look at who were on the album (artist-wise) you had a few big names : No Sweat, Riko, Chris Fear, Kurt, Joey Riot, and ofcourse the biggest name to come out of the East: M-Project. You all know him and love him, and as always he keeps on making promo mixes for literally everything. A party? Promo mix. A birthday? Promo mix. Had a bath? Promo mix. So obviously he had to do something, to promote the album which has his records on it.

I loved the album, and now you can get a taster of what’s actually on it, if you haven’t bought the album yet. A 33 minute long mix (well, 32 minutes and 9 seconds long, but let’s round it up) with 16 tracks,  all from the album, mixed by the mysterious man himself. Yep, you can expect only snippets from the tracks, not one track is played out long, about 2 minutes max per track. But M-Project is good at that, don’t think that it might disappoint you, because it won’t. And the tracks are really good.

It’s been carefully mixed by the mighty M-Project, so if you are ready to have an amazing Sunday morning, go and press play!

tracklist

01. Kujin-Fu – Breaking (Contagious 170 Mix) 
02. Hyper & Electic Beatz – Hands In The Air
03. Jonny El – Ritual
04. Riko vs ACB – Freak On
05. S-WORX & M-Project – Mother F#=ker
06. Chris Fear – Bitches Shake It
07. Kujin-Fu – Ratatata (Contagious 170 Mix) 
08. Liqo – Piledriver
09. Kurt vs Psyvex – Time To Fuckin Rock
10. Demize & Bassline Animals – Fuck Dat Hoe
11. No Sweat – Lets Get Down
12. Hyper – Remember The Name
13. Kurt vs Ry-On & Beefy – All Bitches
14. M-Project – Ganjaman
15. Kujin-Fu – Get Back
16. Joey Riot vs Danny R-Core – Ascension

A big tracklist, isn’t it? And I have to say that the music is really, really good! Next level Powerstomp stuff. I really liked the album, but it was a DJ friendly album, so to hear a proper mix for this album just improves everything!

M-Project knows how to produce an amazing mix, and I think I’ve said a billion times before. I don’t need to explain how good he is, or give him bad credit for anything, because there’s nothing wrong with this mix. How can you go wrong with a track like ‘Ritual’ in your mix? You can’t go wrong, you simply can’t. (ps. what a f#=king wicked track, love it to the bone!). Or ‘Piledriver’. Epic, truly epic track.

You still can get this album via the following website: www.djriko.co.uk . Make sure you order one now, unless you don’t love Powerstomp. If you don’t, why are you on here?

This has made my weekend even better. It was already amazing, but now it’s a hundred billion times better. More people should get into Powerstomp. That’s my goal, to persuade as much people as I can. And with promo mixes like this one I will definately get a few new fans into the scene. And also more fans for M-Project. Come on, he deserves it! Epic mix, epic man (or is he not human? can’t tell)….

0005

Chris Unknown – I’m Alive (2015)

Chris Unknown - I'm Alive (2015)

Chris Unknown – I’m Alive (2015)

Artist: Chris Unknown & Various Artists
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore
Release Year: 2015
CD Info: Chris Unknown – I’m Alive
CDs: 2 (two)
Length CDs: 02:06:00
Tracks: 34 (thirty-four)
Label: Klubbed Up
Product Number: KUACD07
Buy Here (via Hardcore Underground): BUY HERE
More Information: Chris Unknown – Facebook Fanpage

Back in 2015 many albums were released, but the long awaited album by Chris Unknown got the most attention. The most anticipated album of 2015, and I only bought it last year (in December I think, around Black Friday). I should be ashamed, and I really am, but there are so many albums I should look out for and purchase, and seeing as this is a hobby, it would become very dearly. But I had to get this album. I would normally say that I don’t know why, but with this album I felt the urge to get it. If you’ve been following the scene for… erm… the last couple of years, you know exactly how good Chris Unknown is and how well received his tunes are!

The change in music style for Chris Unknown has been very good, his new style is very good. Really liked his music when he was part of Sy & Unknown, but on his own the music does the trick too: he only produces dancefloor smashers. It’s been a good couple of years in the making, this new album, but the result is astonishing! In his past he already made excellent tunes, but come on, this new sound is quite tasty. You can disagree, but who are you and what do you know about music? Well, if you are a well known producer with years of experience, you might have an opinion and disagree. But in all fairness, it’s the crowd that makes the music work: they are the ones judging it. And in every set so far in 2015 and 2016 a track by Chris Unknown has been played, and the crowd has reacted like you would expect: absolutely bonkers!

The tracklist is good, 2 discs, the first being unmixed and the second a mix by the man himself: Chris Unknown.

tracklist

CD 1 – Unmixed Full Length Tracks 
01. Chris Unknown & Re-Con feat Gavin Beach – I’m Alive
02. Chris Unknown & Darren Styles – Freak
03. Chris Unknown – I Don’t Need No Drugs
04. Chris Unknown, Re-Con  & Klubfiller – Takin’ Me Back
05. Chris Unknown – Killa Sound
06. Chris Unknown & Gammer – Raise Ur F*cking Hands!
07. Chris Unknown & Re-Con – Summer Haze
08. Chris Unknown & Re-Con – Summer Haze (Dirty Mix) 
09. Chris Unknown – Get Down
10. Chris Unknown & Klubfiller – Falling
11. Chris Unknown & Re-Con – Take Me Up
12. Chris Unknown & Mark Breeze – A Different Stylee
13. Chris Unknown, Re-Con & Klubfiller – Money Bitch
14. Chris Unknown – Shake
15. Chris Unknown & Re-Con – I Can Follow
16. Chris Unknown & Alex Prospect – Need You Everyday
17. Chris Unknown, Re-Con & Klubfiller – Drop The Beat

CD 2 – Mixed By Chris Unknown 
01. Chris Unknown & Re-Con feat Gavin Beach – I’m Alive
02. Chris Unknown & Mark Breeze – A Different Stylee
03. Chris Unknown & Re-Con – Summer Haze
04. Chris Unknown & Re-Con – Summer Haze (Dirty Mix) 
05. Chris Unknown & Re-Con – Take Me Up
06. Chris Unknown – Get Down
07. Chris Unknown & Darren Styles – Freak
08. Chris Unknown & Alex Prospect – Need You Everyday
09. Chris Unknown & Gammer – Raise Ur F*cking Hands!
10. Chris Unknown, Re-Con & Klubfiller – Takin’ Me Back
11. Chris Unknown – Killa Sound
12. Chris Unknown, Re-Con & Klubfiller – Money Bitch
13. Chris Unknown & Klubfiller – Falling
14. Chris Unknown – I Don’t Need No Drugs
15. Chris Unknown & Re-Con – I Can Follow
16. Chris Unknown, Re-Con & Klubfiller – Drop The Beat
17. Chris Unknown – Shake

If you’ve got not only yourself on the album, but also heavyweight artists (not talking about their actual weight though) such as Re-Con, Klubfiller, Darren Styles, Gammer, Alex Prospect, Mark Breeze… you know the album’s going to be big!

I’m digging this album a lot. Once I received in December, I obviously had to put it aside,because of my missus (nothing besides Christmas music gets the green light for the missus, anything else is a no-no). But now it’s January, and I can say in all honesty that I’ve already created scratches on the back of disc 1, because I’ve been listening to this album so much. Maybe too much? Is there ever such a thing as too much Chris Unknown?

The music is dope, melodic and dancefloor friendly. Also vocally. The tracks are well produced, well written, and when you get thousands of ravers every week dancing to these tunes and loving them a lot, it means that Chris Unknown is doing it well!

Best track? Crikey. I can’t pick. There are a few outstanding records such as ‘Killa Sound’, ‘Freak’, ‘Shake’, ‘Summer Haze (Dirty Mix)’, ‘I’m Alive’, ‘A Different Stylee’…. basically the whole freaking album! I can’t pick. I choose 17 amazing records, they all rock. They make me loose my cool on the dancefloor, or at home, or whilst driving.

This album should be played out only on maximum volume level. No low noise nonsense. This is really, really, really a good album! Better late then never, eh? Imagine if it got sold out and I never purchased one? I wouldn’t know what I was missing, but those who had a copy knew that one of the best UK Hardcore albums ever would not be heard by me….. and that hasn’t happened. This album has made me feel alive!

You can still get the album though. But hurry up, not for long though.

0005