Deadly Buda Headstrong Pre-Mix

Deadly Buda Mix & Track Reviews November 19, 2014

Deadly-Buda-Headstrong-Pre-Mix by Dj Deadly Buda on MixcloudThe tracklist for this mix is located further down this post, after the track reviews.

I’m a different kind of DJ. Most DJ’s only goal is to play music at an event so people dance. Whereas this is my main goal while I’m playing, my ultimate goal is to introduce the general public to new music. I like breaking new tunes and telling people about them. That’s my bag.

I got booked for the Audiophile Family’s Headstrong party and it was coming up fast. I wanted some fresh tracks to blow minds at the gig. So, earlier this month I sent a shout-out via Facebook. I asked for tracks in the general hardcore rave arena. Hardcore, hardstyle, breakcore, dub-step, whatever you want to call it, if it was fresh I wanted to hear it. Sure enough, I got a grip of ripping tunes. A LOT. It took me quite some time to get through them all! So without further ado here are some tracks to blast out your box…

Dread Mechanic – Rise of the Machine

Atmospheric Hardcore that basically sounds like you were on that battlefield in Terminator where the robots are just blasting the heck out of the humans. There are blown up robots everywhere, and ones flying around reigning death… the humans have to band together to survive…you get the picture right? Clocking in at 120 or 240 bpm depending how you are counting, this is a good addition to any hardcore set because of the tight rhythms and original background sounds. https://dreadmechanic.bandcamp.com/releases

Johnny Sideways – Systema

This is one of my favorite tracks right now. It has all the elements of a classic morph beat hardcore track: Cool samples, atmosphere, rocking halfbeats, hardcore kicks… it’s all there and then some! This guy started tearing up the dancefloor during my lengthy mid-2000’s hiatus and I’m sorry I missed it. Thankfully he’s still making dope tracks and tearing it up live so I appears the best is yet to come! https://soundcloud.com/johnnysideways

Remote Viewer – Quadkore Defile

From straight outta Pittsburgh, PA, my birthplace and spiritual home, Remote Viewer releases this wicked breakcore blaster. If you were ever a fan of Panacea, you will love this track. All the i’s are dotted and all the t’s are crossed on this production, tight and hard hitting like a 1-2 punch. https://soundcloud.com/remoteviewer-1

Subterranean - Drop The Bass On It!

While we are still in the Western Pennsylvania area, we move up to the Northern suburbs, home of the North Allegheny Tigers (and my old high school believe it or not), where John Hanson a.k.a. Subterranean has been pumping out crazy tracks left and right. This 176 BPM track has a bunch of dub-steppy bits that morph into some synth breakdowns and 4/4 kicks to change it up, then turns it all on its head with some breaks sprinkled on top. https://soundcloud.com/dj-john-hanson

Arcid – Hardcore Pride (Resurrector Remix)

Kicking, super-fast, banging Los Angeles Hardcore Techno. A huge distorted kick drum jackhammers the speakers at roughly 270 beats-per-minute. That’s about four times the normal human heart rate I think. Not to name-drop too much, but if you were ever a fan of DJ Freak (the hardcore techno DJ Freak that is). This is right up your alley, and if you aren’t careful, right up something else! https://soundcloud.com/speedkoremilitia667/arcid-hardcore-pride

Meanstreak – Dirty Biz

You would swear this guy was from Frankfurt FFM, but no, he’s from LA. A heavy pounding track that fills the speakers with bass and breaks. This thing just grinds through the speakers, giving you a brief break to listen to someone spray painting. I sorta have to name drop here. Sorry if some of you don’t know what I’m referring to but those that do will appreciate it. This track sort of combines the sounds of classic Overdrive Records C-Tank, The Bullet Proof Split EP on PCP’s Super Special label, and a sort of feel like what would happen if Frankfurt’s old PCP label made some broken beats. Get this! https://soundcloud.com/meanstreak1la/mdr003-02-meanstreak-dirty-biz

Paralysed Monch – Where is Your Head (CBHC Reedit)

Do I dare call this morph-beat? An original atmospheric half-step hardcore head-banging stomper out of Germany. Technically it’s about 191 beats per minute, but it’s just got a totally cool pounding half-beat rhythm interspaced with tiny bits of breaks. This guy’s other tracks are rippin’ too, check them out: https://soundcloud.com/paralysed-monch

Eddy Geheim & Wanorde – Analog Session 01

This track sounds like it was made live in the early afternoon at some Teknival in Southern Europe. Which is weird because I think these guys are Dutch. But no matter, this sounds like some good old analog knob twisting. Mellow, clean, outer-spacey and fun. This track makes you want to spend a couple grand on getting some old synths so you can try to do this too. Save the money and listen to Eddy Geheim and Wanorde! https://soundcloud.com/eddygeheim

davidfodel – brown

Ok kids, let me break the bad news: If you play hardcore non-stop for hours on end it won’t sound hard anymore. So what do you do if you are a tricky DJ? Play something slow in between so that when you bring the kick in, it slams! Now I know you all want to play silly Hobbit sounding cheesy synth-pad music for this, but I have a better idea… use davidfodel’s brown track clocking in at 120 bpm. This original sounding gem spaced between your speedcore tracks gives the crowd a chance to recuperate in a way that is less obvious and cheesy. https://soundcloud.com/davidfodel/brown

Fiend – Collide

Another fine Los Angeles Hardcore Production, this one from Fiend of the Darkmatter Soundsystem. This is a nice danceable hardcore, “morph-beat” style track. Basically it switches from a funky industrial half-beat clocking in at 125 beats-per-minute, and then morphs into a pounding 250 BPM hardcore jackhammer, then switches back. Nice production and another great release from Praxis Records. https://praxisrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tools-for-tomorrow-ep-dmdigi004

Ruffneck – Wraith (Nu type Remix)

Patrick van Kerckhoven is DJ Ruffneck, and he has a long history in hardcore. Breathe… Breathe… Breathe… that’s the main sample in this driving gabber track. Basically a mellow voice tells you to breathe, then the distorted 909 kick we all know and love comes thundering in. I think technically this track is considered in the genre “ArtCore” and the Nu Type mix is my favorite of them all. https://soundcloud.com/djruffneck/ruffneck-wraith-nutype-remix

The CyberDemon – Hypnotic

This fine example of LA hardcore techno is courtesy of the Cenobite Records. All the classic elements are here. Do I dare call it “Art Core” or “Dark Core?” I’m not sure but whatever you call it, Hypnotic hits heavy on the sound system. http://www.beatport.com/release/hypnotic/1356254

The Sound of the Fox – Border of the Stylez

Straight outta Barcelona. The Sound of the Fox has been pawing up the digital audio workstation and coming out with some hyper-crazy style blends like “Border of the Stylez.” This is 200 bpms of madness put into a blender and set on “high.” https://soundcloud.com/thesoundofthefox

Beat Rapist – Coming up Cold

I didn’t think there was a more politically incorrect DJ name than Deadly Buda, but then along comes the Beat Rapsist. I love all the tracks by this guy. Basically his tracks take all the old classic jungle samples, and then makes new tracks that sound like how the tracks sounded in the raves. I’m not sure if I’m explaining this correctly… you know how the rave sounds more reverby or echoey than the nice pristine mix tape you listen to? That’s what his tracks sound like. Like your tape played in a big fat warehouse. They definitely sound more hardcore too. The closest thing to these tracks were the “White Breaks” E.P.s that were put out by Planet Core Productions back in the mid 90’s. Those records were great, but the Beat Rapist’s tracks sound just as good, and in many cases, better. https://soundcloud.com/peterbisseker

Special Section: Finland Hardcore and Shamancore!

One of the greatest things that happened this month is that I got introduced to hardcore from Finland. I got a heads up from the members of the HardCore Gabbers Finland group on Facebook.

First they let me know about a good site all about Finnish Hardcore: http://kovaydin.net as well as letting me know about some of their favorite artists. Now, one of mine is Waily. Apparently he’s been around a long time in Finnish Hardcore preaching the hardcore word, and his tracks are dope.

Waily – Fucked Up

I always like a good hoover sound on top of my four-to-the-floor hardcore tracks, and this one delivers the goods.

Waily – Kullii

Waily takes Stigg Dog and Edu’s “Kullii” and adds a dose of hardcore. Basically a joke song, but it’s got a good beat and you can dance to it. Kind of that morph beat style of a gabber kick drum behind a hip hop beat. By the way, don’t read the translated lyrics. If the ones I read online are accurate, you don’t want to know what they are rapping about! You can check out more Waily here: https://soundcloud.com/waily

Shamancore: Hardcore Gabbers Finland also told me about a fairly new development in Finnish hardcore, “Shamancore.” Strangely, after all these years no one had really ever zeroed in on “Shamancore” as a name for a hardcore sub-genre. This is surprising because many rave DJs I’ve met over the years have considered themselves shamans of some sort. Much dance music, and especially the Trance and Teknival scenes aspire to create altered states through the repetitive music. I have always been interested in this too, and some of you might remember I would sometimes play recordings of Native American pow-wows and such during my DJ sets. The interesting thing about Finnish Shamancore is that it seems to stick very close to the ancient concepts I am somewhat familiar with. First, it’s usually in the fast BPM range, usually around 220 beats per minute. Believe it or not, this is the speed many ancient traditions play the drums for the actual point of trance induction. Sorry candy kids, 140 to 180 bpm just ain’t the real deal. Second, the general structure and instrumentation used sounds quite authentic as well. Obviously they are doing their homework. Third, the general length of the tracks is long, which you of course need to really induce the trance. Here are a couple of my favorite Shamancore tracks:

Hiiden Virren Vinguttajat - Suohonvingutus 1

This is a long, 14 minute track that if you listen to it long enough, it can definitely take you to the outer regions of your mind. Lots of techno sounds, but all organized in a classical shamanistic manner. https://soundcloud.com/hiidenvirrenvinguttajat

Teknoaidi – Siskkáldas Ohcan

This track is shorter, about 5 minutes, but uses a nice interplay between shamanic ceremony samples and hardcore techno kicks. Highly recommended. http://zutsuu.kovaydin.net/v2/?page_id=20

Whew! So there are some of November’s goodies. I can’t name all the tracks or artists that came my way this month, but other notable tracks came from Natefrogg, pom Deter and SabreWulf, Techno Belligerent, Parasonic, Polyplectron, Norrland Gabber Crew, RoyalCore, Shatterling & Insectoid In Isolation, and Tektonic. If you want to get your tracks to me, get in touch via the contact form on this website, or through my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/deadlybuda

The rhythm is life and death!

DJ Deadly Buda

 
Mix Track List:
Deadly Buda - Esto Es Los Angeles
Beat Rapist - Coming Up Cold
Johnny Sideways – Supply Route
Ruffneck – Wraith (Nu type Remix)
Remote Viewer – Quadkore Defile
Eddy Geheim & Wanorde – Analog Session 01
Beat Rapist - Window Panes
Waily – Fucked Up
Subterranean - Drop The Bass On It!
Meanstreak – Dirty Biz
The CyberDemon – Hypnotic
Paralysed Monch – WIP
Paralysed Monch – Where is Your Head (CBHC Reedit)
Waily – Kullii
The Sound of the Fox – Border of the Stylez
Hiiden Virren Vinguttajat - Suohonvingutus 1
Johnny Sideways – Systema
Deadly Buda - Speaker Creature
Fiend – Collide
Dread Mechanic – Rise of the Machine
Teknoaidi – Siskkáldas Ohcan
davidfodel – brown
Zomboy - Here to Stay (Subterranean Remix)
Arcid – Hardcore Pride (Resurrector Remix)

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