Last of the heavy artillery, and the end of an era. By early 1999 I was working in Vancouver, regularly commuting from Toronto and living in hotels, and music took a back seat for the year as I eventually moved to Vancouver for the fall and winter, not settling down until mid-2000 when I moved to Calgary. For the time being there would be fewer mixtapes and fewer still events or shows.
Halloween Hardcore Madness!
Hell-o-ween hardcore, recorded just before a performance at Toronto’s legendary E-Space, a disused abattoir and meat packing plant.
One coffee, one cream, ten-thousand sugars please.
Happy Gabber. Not sure why the title was so aggressive…
One of the happiest most intensely positive and energetic hardcore sessions from back in the day.
Side B. Not really less happy, but still not happy hardcore, although be advised there is just a tiny bit of piano…. Some melodic gems here and a couple of Mokum slammers.
Side A. Bouncy incredibly upbeat hardcore, these were the years of ID&T’s Thunderdome compilations and the many amazing labels they drew from like Pengo, KNOR, Babyboom, Dwarf, Samurai, BZRK and so many others. As a special bonus, MC Rage’s “Fuck Macarena” graces this mix, putting it right to the edge of cheesy.
Side B. Finish with a smile.