Yorkshire Ripper – 3 Deck UK Hardcore Vol.1 (2017)

Yorkshire Ripper - 3 Deck UK Hardcore Vol.1 (2017)

Yorkshire Ripper – 3 Deck UK Hardcore Vol.1 (2017)

DJ: Yorkshire Ripper
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore
Mix Info: 3 Deck UK Hardcore Vol.1
Length Mix: 00:28:59
Tracks: 25 (twenty-five)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 66.3 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Yorkshire Ripper – Facebook Fanpage

When you are a blogger, you do get mixes sent to you. Every so often you’ve got to say ‘no’ to a mix, because it’s so bad, you feel embarrassed to share it with anyone. But sometimes you get sent something unusual, you just simply can’t say no to it. This happened when the Yorkshire Ripper contacted me, and no, I’m not talking about the serial killer. I would be scared stiff if he contacted me, because there’s no reason why he should contact me. I’m talking about the DJ, whos mix I’ve recently reviewed. I think it was the 90s Hardcore mix. Correct me if I’m wrong.

What he did was a bit unique. It’s been done before, but I haven’t seen a mix recently made with 3 decks. The result is a mashup of 25 records within a 29 minute long mix. And the reason for doing it this way? Don’t know, it’s irrelevant. Let’s talk about the music, shall we?

He crammed in as much records as he could, and the result is a mega mashup of fine records by Stonebank, Reflux, Nuton, Callum Higby, Klubfiller, Mob, and more. And it’s also for free! Yes, you can download this from Soundcloud, and play it out loud wherever you want to. Even when you want to make sweet love to your other half.

Want to see the tracklist?

tracklist

01. Stonebank feat Emel – Be Alright
02. MOB – I’ll Be Good (2016 VIP Mix) 
03. Klubfiller – Universe
04. Stonebank – Who’s Got Your Love
05. Styles & Breeze – Into Your Eyes (MOB & Callum Higby Remix) 
06. Diplo & GTA – Boy Oh Boy (Gammer Edit) 
07. Callum Higby – Headshot
08. Tough Love – Freakin’ Tight (Alex Prospect Remix) 
09. Mizel & Wilson – Let It Bang
10. Streex – Alive (Relect Rave Edit) 
11. Macks Wolf – Vampires (Callum Higby Remix) 
12. S-Worx – Click Clack
13. Code Black – Predator (Wilson 170 Edit) 
14. Nuton – Way Back Home
15. Modulate & Whizzkid – Bitch Slap
16. Reflux & Stu Infinity – Gotta Know
17. Prospect & Pinnacle – Zombie Nightclub (Mizel & Wilson Remix) 
18. We’re Not Friends – Ain’t No
19. Spyro – How Deep Is Your Love
20. S3RL – Bass Slut (S-Worx Remix) 
21. Kayzo – Born Again (Darren Styles & Gammer Remix) 
22. Gammer – Red Drink Foam Party (Yorkshire Ripper & Stu Woods Edit) 
23. NERVO feat Timmy Trumpet – Anywhere You Go (KO3 & Relect Remix) 
24. Stonebank – The Only One (Darren Styles Remix) 
25. Major Lazer & Bad Royale – My Number (Callum Higby Edit) 

See, I told you that this tracklist was going to be amazing, didn’t I? Oh, I didn’t. Well, it’s amazing, look at the tracks that Yorkshire Ripper has selected for this mix. They all look absolutely beautiful! And as I said, this is a mashup mix, so you jump from one record to the next in seconds, and the actual track might only be played a minute or two.

It does contain so many great records, but the one that still stands out is ‘Way Back Home’. That’s still my favourite record, maybe of all time. I love the vocals (is that Sia?), and the whole build up is just perfect. The perfect record to play when you are on your way home after a day of hard labour. It will make the time you spend at home even better!

Yorkshire Ripper has made a really entertaining 3 decks mix. The result is a mix which is on fire from the first to the last second. There are a few moments where he’s too eager to mix into the next record, but hey, it’s not that bad.

Even though it’s just 29 minutes long, it’s been 12 amazing minutes. Can’t wait for the second instalment of this mix series. The first one was really good. Check it out now!

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Miguel Kore – Summer 2017 Minimix

Miguel Kore - Summer 2017 Minimix

Miguel Kore – Summer 2017 Minimix

DJ: Miguel Kore
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore
Mix Info: Miguel Kore #Summermix 2017
Length Mix: 00:30:40
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 68.8 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Miguel Kore – Facebook Fanpage

The Summer of 2017, it was a well deserved one day of extreme weather. It has happened, and now we can focus on the Winter. For the rest of the world the Summer time is about to start, and for our French ravers it’s time to get out and start raving. With a fine mix from Miguel Kore they will get through the Summer of 2017, and it will become a really good one. Hope you all have an amazing one, we’ll be shivering. But we’ll catch some of the sunshine via this mix. A Summer mix is exactly what we are needing right now.

Miguel Kore, I’ve seen his name before, but never knew he was French. And I never knew UK Hardcore/Happy Hardcore was alive and kicking in France. I always thought the French would like Frenchcore (hence the name), but they do like a bit of Happy Hardcore. And Miguel Kore pushes the sound forward in this huge country. To make sure that everyone in France has an epic Summer (and also everywhere on this big planet) he uploaded a fresh and uplifting mix a few days ago. Already reaching nearly 1000 plays, it’s time for it go up, way up the amount of plays. Happy Hardcore, or whatever you call it, should get a bigger platform. Let’s make it bigger around the world, and let the Summer of 2017 be the right time to do so.

The tracklist, well, he didn’t waste time. He uploaded it, and it’s packed with serious dancefloor smashers. Check it out!

tracklist

01. Darren Styles & Re-Con – Lonely Planet
02. Darren Styles – Us Against The World
03. Seven Lions & Echos – Cold Skin (Stonebank Remix) 
04. Code Black – Predator (Wilson 170 Flip) 
05. Starx & RAWPVCK – Okay (Original Mix) 
06. Lil Jon & Skellism feat Terror Bass – In The Pit (Franco Bootleg) 
07. Dougal & Gammer, Vini Vici – The Tribe World (Olly P Mashup) 
08. Kryder, Cajmere – Percolator (Olly P Bootleg) 
09. Ganar – The Way You Move
10. Spyro – Put Your Hands Up 4 Detroit
11. Hardwell feat Jake Reese – Mad World (Ganar Remix) 
12. Ryan Kore & Stu Infinity – We Can Dance
13. MOB & Tekfreq – Bring Your House Down
14. Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix, DVBBS – Gold Skies (Darren Styles & Dougal Remix) 
15. Darren Styles – Save Me (Ganar Edit) 

Wow, this French DJ knows exactly which tunes to pick to make a mix sound really good! Even though I can’t remember if I actually reviewed a mix by Miguel before, this new mix really suits my mood, and I reckon he’s one of France’s finest Happy Hardcore DJs. Just look at the tracklist, and disagree then? No, you can’t. This is really a good looking tracklist, and an added bonus is the fact that this is really good mixed together.

This contains a few dancefloor slammers, and most of them I’ve already heard before, but a few are new, and contenders for this year’s best record. ‘Mad World’ and ‘We Can Dance’ are both seriously epic tunes! One has got an EDM bits in it, and made much better, and the other is just epic. The vocals in both are amazing, and it’s a good choice by Miguel Kore, to add these in his mix.

There are 2 tracks I don’t like, one of them being a track with the world’s least talented ‘musician’, Lil Jon. What a useless ‘vocalist’, his voice is as annoying as hearing your boss at work defecating next to you in the cubicals. And ‘The Tribe World’, I just don’t feel it yet. Maybe I need to give this a few listens.

I will listen to this mix again and again. A very good and exciting mix by this French DJ. This should be on your iPod or whatever device you’ve got. Download this, burn this on a disc and play it in your car (or put it on a USB stick, whatever floats your boat). This is a very good mix. Thanks Miguel, for making the Summer of 2017 a bit more special!

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Ganar – Nervous [Continuous Album Mix] (2017)

Ganar - Nervous [Continuous Album Mix] (2017)

Ganar – Nervous [Continuous Album Mix] (2017)

DJ: Ganar
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, EDMCore
Mix Info: Nervous [Continuous Album Mix] Length Mix: 00:55:43
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Ganar – Nervous (Buy Album Here)

Let me make one thing clear: I do support artists with upcoming albums. I’ve been receiving many in the past, but the one I’m about to talk about I found purely on Soundcloud. It got reposted and it grabbed my attention immediately. I was completely unaware of Ganar’s own album, but now I do support the reason behind the album even more. I’ll talk about that in a minute. But before we all get excited, this album mix is not for free, not downloadable from Soundcloud. You could get it for 12.99 pounds, but with that you get much more. And you support a very good cause!

Ganar’s cause is St Margaret’s Hospice. I don’t know the full story behind it, but they’ve helped Ganar’s mum a lot for a couple of months, and when you read what they do, it gives you a unpleasant feeling on the inside: they help people at the end of life stages. And they are a self funded organisation, which makes it even harder. If you are going through such a thing, and you donate the money you make from your own artist album to this charity, you are a super hero to me. Obviously he has other things on his mind, but bless Ganar for making the time to please us fans, and also making sure that the organisation gets some funding from the UK Hardcore fans.

This has seriously touched me a lot, and I’m pushing this album forward. This is a must have album for many reasons, and they are all legitimate reasons. This is no bollocks story, this is an album with a deeper meaning.

Let me show you what you can hear in this album mix.

tracklist

01. Ganar – True (2017 Update) 
02. Ganar – For The Sky
03. Ganar – Crazy
04. Ganar – Nervous
05. Ganar – Listen
06. Ganar & Noizee One – Shelter
07. Ganar – Young & Free
08. Ganar – Another Way (Nervous Update) 
09. Ganar – I Want You (2017 Update) 
10. Ganar & Adam Malone – Cut & Paste
11. Ganar feat Ceci – Through The Storm
12. Ganar & Galaxy Kid – Sing For You
13. Ganar – No Stopping Us
14. Ganar – Breaking You Down
15. Ganar feat Allison – Who Do You Think You Are (2017 Update) 

Now you get all these tracks on the actual album, which is a digital album. It’s only 12.99 and it’s for a bloody good cause! You spent more on Comic Relief or Sport Relief, but why not on this? This supports a good cause too, and it’s an album filled with our favourite sound: UK Hardcore! What else do you want?

I’ve really enjoyed this album mix! I like Ganar’s way of producing UK Hardcore tunes. It’s got that feeling I’ve been missing a lot lately. It’s too much focussed on the EDM side of life, and I don’t want that. It has become too cheesy, and Ganar’s tracks are more UK Hardcore than most UK Hardcore tunes produced by the big names. To me Ganar is bigger than Gammer or Darren Styles, producing wise. F**k the haters, do they know what music is?

Yes, it might be influenced by other styles, but the focus is UK Hardcore. Not a sellout artist. I love the way he gets beautiful vocals for his tracks, and they make the track even bigger. It’s got so many great vocal bits in here, they made me sing out loud at work, and I looked like a complete tool. But it’s worth it. Can you sit still when ‘Shelter’ is blasting through your speakers/headset?

This album contains a whole heap of quality tunes, worth your pennies. Check out this mix, go to the ‘buy album here’ link, and support a good cause. You will be raving in your house and donating money at the same time. Please, do it. You know it makes sense.

Best record? ‘Shelter’ is banging. ‘I Want You’ epic, ‘Through The Storm’ touching, but ‘Another Way’ is beyond epic!

An album definately worth checking out. To me the best album of 2017. Ganar, you rock sir! Quality tunes from the start.

Ps I can’t share the Soundcloud player on here, you can only check it out on Soundcloud: GO HERE:
https://soundcloud.com/ganardj/nervous-continuous-album-mix-unmixed-album-available-now-click-buy 

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Da Tweekaz @ Defqon 1 – 2017

Da Tweekaz @ Defqon 1 - 2017

Da Tweekaz @ Defqon 1 – 2017

Act: Da Tweekaz
Genre/Style: Hardstyle, Happy Hardstyle, Euphoric Hardstyle, UK Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ Defqon.1 2017
Length Liveset: 00:57:22
Tracks: 19 (nineteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 134 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Da Tweekaz – Facebook Fanpage

The last couple of months I’ve been on Facebook a lot, and the UK Hardcore community has gone nuts when they found out that Darren Styles was going to play at Defqon.1 in the Netherlands. Was it the breakthrough we as UK Hardcore fans were hoping for? Would UK Hardcore become bigger, would it finally be recognised for its strength and its diversity? Well, in a way yes, but in another way no. But I’ll get there in a minute. The set you are about to listen to is the set by Da Tweekaz (alone) at Defqon.1, and as you can tell by looking at the picture, they’ve had a wonderful time!

I’ve not listened to a mix or a set by Da Tweekaz before, but I’ve seen tracks in other people’s mixes before. Today is the day when I’m going to indulge myself into their world, and immediately I notice a pattern: they make Hardstyle, but they make it quite happy. You’ll see it, when you read through the tracklist. It’s not the rough and raw stuff, but the more uplifting and as I said happy. Shouldn’t they rename it to Happy Hardstyle?

The people at Defqon.1 can be heard throughout the set, singing along all their tunes. If I’d be there, I would look stupid, because I don’t know a single lyric. I would just ad lib like a complete tool. Well, a few tunes I know, but that said, the crowd knows literally every song! And that’s impressive!

Let me show you the tracklist!

tracklist

01. Tweekacore x Darren Styles – Partystarter (Da Tweekaz 150 Mix) 
02. Coone & Da Tweekaz vs Headhunterz – D.W.X. Reignites (DT Mashup) 
03. Eiffel 65 – Blue (Team Defqon Edit) 
04. Da Tweekaz – Tequila (Loco Edit) 
05. Paul Elstak – Luv U More (Da Tweekaz x Gammer Flip) 
06. Da Tweekaz – How Far I’ll Go
07. Da Tweekaz – Tweekay16 (HB Edit) 
08. Da Tweekaz – The Hanging Tree
09. Code Black x Da Tweekaz x Adrenalize – Heart Like Mine
10. Da Tweekaz – Wodka (2016 Edit) 
11. Da Tweekaz x Darren Styles – Heroes (T2S Edit) 
12. TheFatRat – The Calling (Da Tweekaz Remix) 
13. Darren Styles – Us Against The World (Da Tweekaz Remix) 
14. Da Tweekaz vs Forever Lost – #Tweekay14 (DQ17 Samba Edit) 
15. Da Tweekaz – Frozen (2016 Edit) 
16. Da Tweekaz – Komon
17. Da Tweekaz – Game Of Thrones (2017 Edit) 
18. Da Tweekaz x Sub Sheeran Project – Shape Of DRKNSS
19. Da Tweekaz – Little Red Riding Hood (Tweekacore Edit) 

There’s a lot of their own productions in here. Wow. And also a few tracks with Darren Styles or Gammer. That’s good. Keeping the UK Hardcore sound alive.

The crowds are loving it. They keep on singing along. I reckon there were quite a few hands in the air. Da Tweekaz are keeping the crowd entertained with their tunes. And there are a few good tracks in here, like ‘The Calling’, ‘How Far I’ll Go’, ‘Heroes’, ‘Us Against The World’, etc. If you were there, you must have experienced something extremely good!

But I wonder if they do take themselves serious from time to time? ‘Wodka’? ‘Blue’? ‘Luv U More’? ‘Frozen’? These tracks are not my thing, they are too cheesy, and I’m Dutch so normally we like our music to be cheesy, but this was too much for me. Maybe when they made these tunes they were enjoying life a lot, and decided to create silly records. I don’t know, but these aren’t my thing.

Best record? ‘Us Against The World’. Or ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Or ‘Shape Of DRKNSS’. Maybe because I like my music to be a bit rougher. And not silly.

It’s good that UK Hardcore artists have joined forces with Da Tweekaz, but it doesn’t make it sound like the original sound at all anymore. I hope that DS and Gammer know which direction to lead the scene. But please, no ‘Blue’ or anything similar. The chees-fest time should be behind us.

I liked the set a lot. But these cheesy tunes weren’t my thing. And them shouting through the microphone. Ban the microphone forever. Only at UK Hardcore festivals should they be allowed lol. Not at the world’s biggest Hardstyle event.

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