RAF - THE VINYL VANDAL

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 FRANTIC 20TH BIRTHDAY MIX

100% PURE HARDHOUSE 

 

  HAPPY DAZE 2 -THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

HARD TRANCE AND UPLIFTING HARD HOUSE 

 

HAPPY DAZE - AUGUST2013

HOW HARD HOUSE WAS BEFORE THE GENRES WERE SPLIT! 

  

 HARD DANCE IBIZA - THE HARDER GENERATION 

DOES WHAT IT SAY'S ON THE TIN, IT'S HARD!

 

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 A JOURNEY FROM HARD TRANCE THROUGH TO HARD HOUSE  

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SUKA PUNCH - SEPTEMBER 2011

BANGING HARD TRANCE AND HARD DANCE THROUGH TO SOME FILTHY HARD HOUSE AND NRG!!  

 

WALLOP - SEPTEMBER 2011

 PURE HARDCORE AND FREEFORM - 100% NO CHEESE!

 

   HIDDENCORE RESIDENT MIX - APRIL 2011

BANGING HARDCORE + FREEFORM 

 

TUBB THUMPING - FEBRUARY 2011

HARD HOUSE + NRG, GET YA THUMP ON! 

   

DISRUPTIVE BY NATURE - JANUARY 2011

ENERGETIC HARDCORE + FREEFORM 

 

VOCAL AND UPLIFTING HARDCORE ( VINYL MIX)

 
VOCAL HARDCORE ( VINYL MIX )

 
THE LAST IN THE TRILOGY ( VINYL MIX)
 

VOCAL HARDCORE  FOR THE GIRLS! ( VINYL MIX) 

 
SOME CLASSIC HARDCORE , PURE EUPHORIA! ( VINYL MIX)
 

HARD DANCE + HARD HOUSE ( VINYL MIX )
 

PURE FREEFORM - UPLIFTING, ENERGETIC, STONKING! ( VINYL MIX )
 
 
PURE VOCAL HARDCORE ( VINYL MIX )
 

HARD DANCE / HARD TRANCE / HARD HOUSE ( VINYL MIX )
 
 
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Raindance Review
This was my first raindance event, and I was promised some thing special….and to be fair, I got it!. Being a return visit for me to the awesome underground arches that form SEOne..my last escapade there being for their 3rd Birthday..which as you can well imagine, was some time ago now, so I was already hyped at the chance of getting back in there! :D

Now although I was aware that various other “genres” of dance music were going to be in the other arches, I hadn’t quite prepared myself (being an absolute Hard house type guy through and through) for the some what contrary sounds(in my personal opinion) of drum and bass which was held in the arch next to the entrance. It was then that it hit me!, unless you were familiar with the venue and could follow the map, or indeed felt like a little bit of a walk around, navigating through out the arches to get to any one room, however, the only real solution to this had already been employed by Raindance in the form of print outs either blue tacked or cello taped (I didn’t get that close) to the walls pointing out that the “breaks” and “hard house” arches were in a certain direction!

After somewhat of a mission through the arches I managed to get to the hard house arch and wasn’t overly disappointed when I got in there! One thing I will point out is, that compared to the other rooms as it were , the hard house arch is Tiny!, however , the following for the genre is there, and whilst no genre of music should take precedence over another, I do feel that should the hard house be moved in to another room, there would be the following there to listen to the DJ’s and dance.

The DJ’s for the night in the hard house room were Clare McLaren followed an hour later by DJ Crista b2b DJ Bones followed an hour later again by DSI’s very own Hoopz! Following him were Jason Blayde, RAF,Tony Roberts, Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter and to finish the night off, no other then Kevin Energy! Unfortunatly, I didn’t get to see Clare McLaren play, and only managed to catch the last 20 minutes or so of DJ Crista b2b DJ Bones!.

The night really kicked off for me when Hoopz stepped up to the decks and gave it his all (especially since his all included Lee Pasche’s “Hybridize” (spelling)), now, although I am aware he made one error, this error did serve to show that he can, having made the error correct himself and keep the crowd.

As I stated above, Jason Blayde followed Hoopz, and where Hoopz had to leave off and come and join us on the dancefloor, Jason kept going, building the crowd even higher then they were before, and not only that after Jason was done on the decks, he came and gave the dance floor some stick of his own!

RAF followed from Jason,and although I was slightly surprised at the dress of him..it was a good surprise!….I have never seen another “Cyber” to take to a set of decks to play at such a huge event(like Raindance), and whilst I didn’t think the roof could have been lifted any higher from Jason’s set, RAF went that bit extra and got it higher still!

After RAF, I got called in to having a bit of fun in a different sense(that included a large super soaker style water pistol), and ended up having a good walk around all the other arena’s to see what they were about, what “tunes” were played, etc and whilst it was nice to get to see other genres of music, and have the option of going back to hard house should I not like what was played, it was also very nice to experience the other music styles!. Raindance really does have some thing for everyone (bar pop) and have amassed themselves a huge following and that’s not at all surprising!

Back to the DJ’s of the night, I managed to catch almost the entirety of Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter, and whilst the tunes were still being hammered out nice and hard, in my opinion, Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter’s tunes weren’t as “stomping” as the ones kicked out by Hoopz, Jason Blayde and RAF. Never the less, it was an awesome set.

When Kevin Energy took the decks from Bunter, he kicked the tunes up a few notches and got the crowd back in to a stomping machine, with no one really sat down, other then those to the right of the decks and even then, it was at most 3 or 4 people!. This held true for the remainder of the evening!

Raindance really is an indoor ‘rave’ festival, with 5 varying genres of music, each with an awesome sized following of its own but I think Raindance really comes in to its own with the fact that 5 varying styles of music are so close to one another with out “contaminating” the others around it, but to build further on to that, Any one whom has a truly eclectic music taste, would have the time of their lives there, as not only is the varying music style there, the atmosphere, or rather, I should say atmosphere’s(one for each of music styles) there are just simply awe inspiring, whether this is assisted by the arches of the club itself, I couldn’t say, but I personally think its an awesome achievement.


As usual, meeting new DSIers assisted the sheer awesomeness of the night, especially since every one I meet is as nice as the last and just as willing to put best stomping foot forward as every one else!

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