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DJ Overload – Live at Elements 06.21.2012 Mix


Really happy to get to post this… here’s a recording of probably the most fun I’ve had at a party this year! DJ Overload is an absolute legend of the East Coast US rave scene. He’s part of a VERY small and select crew of DJs who were actually pushing UK breakbeat hardcore from the earliest years here in the states, DJ’ing from before it even existed (’89). Aside from DJ’ing some of the biggest and most memorable early east coast raves, Overload also worked at Boston Beat, which for many years was THE place to get electronic music in Boston (I used to go there and still occasionally find old hardcore/jungle records from other sellers across the US which have the original “Boston Beat” pricetag on them…). Aside from that, he was also was a resident at the infamous Boston Rave club THE LOFT, which Armand Van Helden was resident at while living in Boston. Finally, Overload was part of an early DJ Crew with Dieselboy and Jason Mouse, two other names synonmous with early hardcore/jungle in the US. Aside from all that though, he’s also just a super nice guy who really knows his tunes across a variety of genres (no the least of which is hardcore), and his early mixtapes range from absolutely awesome hardcore/jungle to trance, techno, industrial, etc. This mix is a live set he played a few weeks ago at Elements, a dnb night here in Boston which is also the US’s longest continually running dnb weekly. It’s great because even though it’s chock full of amazing fun “hands in the air” anthems, it never gets too cheesy and there’s also some real sought after obscurities in there (Spaced “Deeper”, E+=Exotic “Voice of the Devil”, Nicky Mac “Feel My Love”, etc). Only, these aren’t nerdy obscurities Overload found out about years later… these were tracks he was playing a ton back in 92/93, as evidenced by his mixtapes at the time. Also, despite having turntables out of commission for years and only setting them back up a few months ago, the mix is still a plenty tight and is all original vinyl from back then. Definitely a must download!

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DJ Overload – Live at Elements, June 21st 2012

Track Listing (trust me, any tunes in this mix you either need to know or already know!)

01 Baby D – Let me be your Fantasy
02 We R 3 – Happiness
03 House Crew – Euphoria (Nino’s Dream)
04 Rhythm Section – Dreamworld
05 Jem 77 – Never Felt This Way (Hyper Mix)
06 Sound Corp – Dream Finder (Dream Finder Remix)
07 Open Skies – Deep In Your Eyes
08 Serotonin – Rumblism
09 Krome & Time – This Sound Is For The Underground
10 Dave Charlesworth – Energizer 3
11 Nicky Mac – Feel My Love
12 Force Mass Motion – Esthisis
13 DJ Edge – The Remix
14 Ellis Dee – Dance Factor (Rennie P Remix)
15 +e=Exotic – Voice Of The Devil
16 Spaced – Deeper
17 EQ – Total Xstacy
18 Brainstorm Crew – Reach Up
19 DJ SS & EQ – DJ’s Anthem Volume 1
20 Spectral – Touch Somebody (DJ Seduction Remix)
21 Psychotropic – Hypnosis (Remixes)
22 Ellis Dee + D.J. Swanne – Ruff Neck Bizznizz
23 Phuture Assassins – Roots ‘N Future (Make Dem Know Mix)
24 Nu-Matic – Hard Times (Original Mix)
25 Acen – Trip II The Moon (The Darkside…)
26 Sub Love – Underground
27 Blame – Music Takes You
28 DJ Phantasy + DJ Gemini– Never Try The Hippodrome (Remix)
29 Freestyle & DJR – Madness
30 Cosmo & Dibs – Star Eyes(Remix)
31 DJ Rap – Divine Rhythm
32 Egyptian Empire – Horn Track
33 Nebula II – X-Plore H-Core
34 Internal Affairs – Stylin
35 Doc Scott – The Rider
36 Foul Play – Open Your Mind (Tango Remix)
37 Tek 9 – Just A Dream (Remix III)
38 Aurora – Shauns Revenge
39 Blame – Feel The Energy
40 Awesome 3 – Don’t Go (Kicks Like A Mule Mix)
41 Liquid – Sweet Harmony
42 Mastersafe – In Your Eyes
43 Jonny L – Hurt You So (Alright) (The ‘Full’ Mix)
44 Nookie – Gonna Be Alright (Cloud 9 Remix)
45 N.R.G. – I Need Your Love (Real Hardcore Mix)


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6 Replies to “DJ Overload – Live at Elements 06.21.2012 Mix”

  1. This is as fine a retrospective rave mix as I’ve ever heard. Thank you for posting it, and congrats to DJ Overload for spinning a fine fine set. I would have loved to have been there 🙂

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