Also: new information of the Old MTV Braun and Hit eXplosion will be published later this year. Prepare for a surprise. (I won’t note this again since i did a similar notice last time. Just wait and see.)
Covers (again in low res here, just download for the offset-press ready version):
Since January 2009 a new league of Hit eXplosions has been published. The new edition is in a pure and digital form. It is in many ways better than various other Hit eXplosions from the past years. The new ‘Mister X’ Â added various personal twists and improvements to the series. You can expect high quality mp3’s (320 kpbs) and superior cover art.
For those who are new to Hit eXplosion:Â Hit eXplosion holds an overview of current chart hits. They are published in a digital form every month. The name Hit eXplosion and the layout is taken from a similar compliation cd that was created illegaly in the Netherlands from 1996 to 1999. Downloading this digital cd is legal, as was buying the physical cd’s in the old days. You can expect 40+ hits per month for virtually no effort.
There are some new articles that i still haven’t finished yet. To keep you entertained, ill now post about 10 songs every few weeks with what i’m listening to. My musical preference is very broad, yet also very limited.Â
So lets top it of with this month’s number 10:
Hamunaptra – Destroyer of Worlds (industrial, hardcore)Â
Absolutely magnificent track, with more wideness than ever heard before. The soundÂ literallyÂ swallows you whole. Comes from Enzyme release 23: Hamunaptra – Rise. There are other good tracks on the album, for example ‘Road to Salvation’; which is just plain hardcore noise which is fun now and then.
Super happy melodic track. With breakbeats and a high pitched voice. Still don’t know where the voice is from but that doesn’t really matter. Came with Happy Hardcore #3; which i need for my happy hardcore collection. Song was exclusively put on Happy Hardcore #3 as a filler track probably. Its still pretty good and i keep liking it.
This is one of my favourite Drum & Bass tracks ever made. It’s inspirational, a bit weird in the beginning but just beautiful. Its hard to find any info on this track, so perhaps im wrong. Just listen to the youtube and be amazed.
A beautiful relaxed drum & bass track (if the id3’s are right). Also one of my absoluteÂ favorites. No youtube this time. I’ll put this song up in my dnb mix whenever i come to it. You’ll be properly andÂ thoroughlyÂ relaxed.Â
Unnatural Selection & Cik -Â Day Of Judgement (Ophidians Mainstage RmX) (Melodic Hardcore)Â
The second track of Masters Of Hardcore 27 was a cut of this stunning track. Beautiful melodic hardcore from the only hardcore producers i respect: the people at cardiac. If you don’t like hardcore, just skip the first 2 minutes of the track.
Juggernaut – Got 2 be a Ruffneck (Harcore, Old school)Â
Ok, i admit. I’ve sorted out all enzyme / ruffneck mp3’s and supplied them with album art. (see pics at end of article). I’ts hard to find good rips / ruffneck collection cd rips. I’m still wondering why they don’t have an online shop where i can buy tracks from the old label. (i suppose it wont fit in their business model).
Anyway, this track is stunning from start to finish. Lots of energy. One of the best tracks on the Ruffneck label, which makes you feel cool about listening to their music and being part of the fans.Â
Cunninlynguists – Interlude 2 (Instrumental, Hip Hop)Â
One of my favorite hip hop / rap bands, not so much for their lyrics but more for their beats. IÂ abandonedÂ rap-lyrics a while ago, so i don’t pay much attention to them. Its not gangster rap, so their message is probably one of good faith. The piano in this instrumental got me, feelings ofÂ happinessÂ and regret. Wow it was so powerful and it keeps on being beautiful. Don’t put it on repeat though; it will lose its value.
Behinde this cheesy is a 3-cd collection full of happy hardcore made by the hardcore masif dj’s. That doesn’t mean its bad, it means that if you like 1 song; you’ll like them all. This is one of the tracks that really shines in front of the rest. Almost all vocals on the cd’s are performed by Or lisa marie Or Alison Wade, which are both nightingales. Note: The audio on the cd is so loud you’ll need to adjust your sterio volume before listening. I think these guys have won the loudness war. I praise them for it.
So there you have it, 10 tracks from my iTunes of last month. Aside from these (harder) tracks i also listened to sky.fm smooth jazz; its absolutely great. Who knows what i’ll be listening to next month 🙂
I cleaned my ruffneck, gangsta, enzyme and enzyme x vinylrips. Albumart in iTunes rules. (note: the vinylrips are of poor quality (artifacts, broken, maximized); a disgrace. I lack the money to have the actual records. I do own some of them though.)