5th Gear

5th Gear

Profile:
Dutch hardcore/gabber label.

Note: The majority of the music from this label comes from its in-house producers. The label uses very similar names to those of the famous artists, some even identical.

Some examples: DJ Primo, Matthew King, DJ Paul (6), Scarface (5), Rude Awaking, RTC, Rough Terror Corps, Psyche-Out (2), Perpetrator, The; Marshall Brothers, DJ Flomo, Cybernater, DJ Impact (2), Hard Headz, Chronotrigger (2), Justice (4), Armagedeon.

Also: Be careful if you want to add real name to 5th Gear artists. It's necessary to check two or more covers to be sure that the name is right. There are a lot of mistakes on covers.

So please take note when submitting.

CD series:
10 Years Of Terror
Cyber NRG-Izer
For Real Gabbers Only
Future Hardcoretrance
Gabberbox
Gabberdome
Gabber Nation
Gabber Skool
Happy Hardcore (2)
Hardcore Classics
Hardcore Most Wanted
Hardcore Slammer
Hardcore To The Bone (2)
Hardcore Turbulence (2)
Hardcore Will Never Die (2)
Hardtrance Thunder
Hellraider
Loud & Proud (4)
Ministry Of Hardcore
Rave Guardian
Raving Fields
Rotterdam Most Wanted Hardcore
Rotterdam Hardcore Classics
Strictly Hardcore (3)
The Gabber Story
Underground Hardcore
Worldraiser
Xtreme Hardcore From Rotterdam
Parent Label:
Sites:
[l4714]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
0021 Twisted Pair  album cover Jim Booth Twisted Pair(CD) 5th Gear 0021 US 1996 Sell This Version
2127 Hellraider - Straight Out Of Hell  album cover Various Hellraider - Straight Out Of Hell(29xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 2127 Netherlands 2009
2701 Hardcore From Another Dimension (Unmixed Tracks)  album cover Various Hardcore From Another Dimension (Unmixed Tracks) (Comp) 2701 Netherlands 2009
3475 Hardtrance Thunder 1 - 60 Crazy Hardtrance Trax!  album cover Various Hardtrance Thunder 1 - 60 Crazy Hardtrance Trax!(59xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 3475 Netherlands 2008
39 28 I Wanna Be Master  album cover Nuts I Wanna Be Master(4xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 39 28 Netherlands 2008
39 41 Stutter Trance  album cover Hardhouse (3) Stutter Trance(3xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 39 41 Netherlands 2008
39 44 Your Ass Is Mine  album cover Speedmaster Your Ass Is Mine(4xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 39 44 Netherlands 2008
39 47 Loud And Fast  album cover Barbarian Loud And Fast(4xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 39 47 Netherlands 2008
6210 Rave Freedom  album cover Speedmaster Rave Freedom(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 6210 Netherlands 2009
6428 Happy Hardcore 2018 (Survivors Of The Happy Generation)  album cover Various Happy Hardcore 2018 (Survivors Of The Happy Generation)(27xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6428 Netherlands 2018
6819 Ireland Hardcore - Hardcore Will Never Die!  album cover Various Ireland Hardcore - Hardcore Will Never Die!(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6819 Netherlands 2017
6898 My Gabber  album cover Various My Gabber(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6898 Netherlands 2017
6940 Hardcore 2017  album cover Various Hardcore 2017(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6940 Netherlands 2017
6941 Die Hards Only! - The Survivors Of Hardcore  album cover Various Die Hards Only! - The Survivors Of Hardcore(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6941 Netherlands 2017
6942 Embrace The Darkness (Decade Of Hardcore Dedication)  album cover Various Embrace The Darkness (Decade Of Hardcore Dedication)(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6942 Netherlands 2017
6943 New Horizon Hardcore  album cover Various New Horizon Hardcore(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6943 Netherlands 2017
6951 The Best Masters Of Rotterdam Hardcore 2017 (The Conquest Of Eternity)  album cover Various The Best Masters Of Rotterdam Hardcore 2017 (The Conquest Of Eternity)(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6951 Netherlands 2017
6952 The Skull Dynasty (The St8Ment Of Superior Hardcore)  album cover Various The Skull Dynasty (The St8Ment Of Superior Hardcore)(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6952 Netherlands 2017
7079 Mad As(s) Nuts !?!  album cover Nuts Mad As(s) Nuts !?!(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7079 Netherlands 2009
7089 No Shit! - More Than 70 Minutes The Hardest Rotterdam House!  album cover Hardhouse (3) No Shit! - More Than 70 Minutes The Hardest Rotterdam House!(12xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7089 Netherlands 2009
7095 I've Got The Power - More Than One Hour The Hardest House!  album cover Speedmaster I've Got The Power - More Than One Hour The Hardest House!(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7095 Netherlands 2009
7096 Destroyer  album cover Barbarian Destroyer(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7096 Netherlands 2009
7099 Novatron Power  album cover E-Lab Novatron Power(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7099 Netherlands 2009
7101 5th Gear: The Best Of  album cover Various 5th Gear: The Best Of(12xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 7101 Netherlands 2009
7102 Okidoki  album cover Nuts Okidoki(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7102 Netherlands 2009
7107 Under Attack  album cover Conqueror Under Attack(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7107 Netherlands 2009
7108 Fuck A Duck - This Is Our Fucking Megamix !!  album cover NutsSpeedmasterBarbarian NutsSpeedmasterBarbarian - Fuck A Duck - This Is Our Fucking Megamix !!(27xFile, MP3, Mixed, 320) 5th Gear 7108 Netherlands 2009
7112 No Shit! 2 - More Than 70 Minutes The Hardest Rotterdam House!  album cover Hardhouse (3) No Shit! 2 - More Than 70 Minutes The Hardest Rotterdam House!(12xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7112 Netherlands 2009
7117 Viva La Headache!!!  album cover Bulldog Viva La Headache!!!(12xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7117 Netherlands 2009
7128 Hard-Core Tripper  album cover Hard-Core Tripper* Hard-Core Tripper(16xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7128 Netherlands 2009
7133 2  album cover Speedmaster 2(17xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7133 Netherlands 2009
7141 5th Gear: The Best Of 2  album cover Various 5th Gear: The Best Of 2(14xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 7141 Netherlands 2009
7150 Hardcore Madness  album cover Integrator Hardcore Madness(20xFile, MP3, Album, 320) 5th Gear 7150 Netherlands 2009
7216 Raiders Of Rampage (The Best Masters Of The Hardcore Scene!)  album cover Various Raiders Of Rampage (The Best Masters Of The Hardcore Scene!)(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 7216 Netherlands 2016
7259 Hardcore Halloween (A Raving Nightmare)  album cover Various Hardcore Halloween (A Raving Nightmare)(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 7259 Netherlands 2016
7630 Gabberbox 2014/2015  album cover Various Gabberbox 2014/2015(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 7630 Netherlands 2016
7924 Demolition  album cover Various Demolition(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 7924 Netherlands 2013
8188 Masters Of Rotterdam Hardcore  album cover Various Masters Of Rotterdam Hardcore(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 8188 Netherlands 2013
8990 Raw Psychic Genocide  album cover Various Raw Psychic Genocide(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 8990 Netherlands 2010
9376 Speedcore XXL  album cover Various Speedcore XXL 9376 Netherlands 2010
9384 Frenchcore XXL Vol.2  album cover Various Frenchcore XXL Vol.2(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 9384 Netherlands 2010
9393 Hardcore XXL 2010  album cover Various Hardcore XXL 2010 9393 Netherlands 2010
9529 Confrontation c/o Keep This Party Jumping  album cover Northern Boyz* Confrontation c/o Keep This Party Jumping(2xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 9529 Netherlands 2010
9533 Cocaine Pump It In My Brain / The Wise  album cover Madness Insanity Cocaine Pump It In My Brain / The Wise(2xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 9533 Netherlands 2010
9667 Classic 1990 - 1998 Early Rave Oldskool # 2  album cover Various Classic 1990 - 1998 Early Rave Oldskool # 2(18xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 9667 Netherlands 2003
9668 Classic 1990 - 1998: Early Rave Oldskool  album cover Various Classic 1990 - 1998: Early Rave Oldskool (Comp) 9668 Netherlands 2003
9730 Hardbass Society 2009  album cover Various Hardbass Society 2009(16xFile, MP3, Mixed, 320) 5th Gear 9730 Netherlands 2009
9741 100% Hardbass  album cover Various 100% Hardbass(16xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 9741 Netherlands 2009
9754 Early Hardcore - Simply The Best!  album cover Various Early Hardcore - Simply The Best!(24xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 9754 Netherlands 2008
9808 20 Crazy Early Rave Traxx  album cover Various 20 Crazy Early Rave Traxx(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 9808 Netherlands 2000
98 88 Suck My M.F. Dick (The Album)  album cover Terror Corps Suck My M.F. Dick (The Album)(8xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 98 88 Netherlands 2008
01-2821-2 Jump 4 Ever - Hardstyle My Jumpstyle  album cover Various Jump 4 Ever - Hardstyle My Jumpstyle(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear, 5th Gear 01-2821-2 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
01-6355 Total Freak Out - New Style Hardcore Compilation  album cover Fraxion Total Freak Out - New Style Hardcore Compilation(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 01-6355 Netherlands 2008
9677 = 2852 CD 2 Welcome To My Nightmare Part 2  album cover Various Welcome To My Nightmare Part 2 9677 = 2852 CD 2 Netherlands 2008
9679 = 2852 CD 1 Welcome To My Nightmare  album cover Various Welcome To My Nightmare (Comp) 9679 = 2852 CD 1 Netherlands 2008
DFR 02-6129 Techno House Party The Ultimate Megamix 9 - The Mission  album cover Various Techno House Party The Ultimate Megamix 9 - The Mission(CD, Comp, Mixed) Dance Factory DFR 02-6129 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
FGR 3928 I Wanna Be Master  album cover Nuts I Wanna Be Master(12") 5th Gear FGR 3928 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 3939 Syntatex  album cover E-Lab Syntatex(12") 5th Gear FGR 3939 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 3941 Stutter Trance  album cover Hardhouse (3) Stutter Trance(12") 5th Gear FGR 3941 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 3944 Your Ass Is Mine  album cover Speedmaster Your Ass Is Mine(12") 5th Gear FGR 3944 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 3952 Schudden  album cover Rolando Schudden(12") 5th Gear FGR 3952 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 4161 I Wanna Be Master  album cover Nuts I Wanna Be Master (Maxi) FGR 4161 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 4165 Syntatex  album cover E-Lab Syntatex (Maxi) FGR 4165 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 4166 Stutter Trance  album cover Hardhouse (3) Stutter Trance (Maxi) FGR 4166 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7079 Mad As(s) Nuts !?!  album cover Nuts Mad As(s) Nuts !?!(CD, Album) 5th Gear FGR 7079 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7089 No Shit! - More Than 70 Minutes The Hardest Rotterdam House!  album cover Hardhouse (3) No Shit! - More Than 70 Minutes The Hardest Rotterdam House!(CD, Album) 5th Gear, 5th Gear FGR 7089 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7095 I've Got The Power  album cover Speedmaster I've Got The Power(CD, Album) 5th Gear, 5th Gear FGR 7095 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7096 Destroyer  album cover Barbarian Destroyer(CD, Album) 5th Gear FGR 7096 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7099-2 Novatron Power  album cover E-Lab Novatron Power(CD, Album) 5th Gear FGR 7099-2 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7101 5th Gear ∙ The Best Of  album cover Various 5th Gear ∙ The Best Of(CD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 7101 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7102 Okidoki  album cover Nuts Okidoki(CD, Album) 5th Gear FGR 7102 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7117 Viva La Headache!!!  album cover Bulldog Viva La Headache!!!(CD, Album) 5th Gear FGR 7117 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7133 2  album cover Speedmaster 2(CD, Album) 5th Gear FGR 7133 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2166-2 Worldraiser - Wonderdrugs  album cover Various Worldraiser - Wonderdrugs(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2166-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2171-2 Hellraider 3 - Play The Devil!  album cover Various Hellraider 3 - Play The Devil!(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2171-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2180-2 Worldraiser 2 - Welcome To Hardcore  album cover Various Worldraiser 2 - Welcome To Hardcore(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2180-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2188-2 Hellraider 4 - Weird As Hell  album cover Various Hellraider 4 - Weird As Hell(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2188-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2207-2 Hellraider 5 - Blow Your Braincells  album cover Various Hellraider 5 - Blow Your Braincells(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2207-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2218-2 Gabberdome - Adios Motherfuckers  album cover Various Gabberdome - Adios Motherfuckers(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2218-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2222-2 Worldraiser 3  album cover Various Worldraiser 3(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2222-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2226-2 Hellraider 6 (See You In Hell)  album cover Various Hellraider 6 (See You In Hell)(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2226-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2234-2 Gabberdome II - Amiga Suckers  album cover Various Gabberdome II - Amiga Suckers(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2234-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2235-2 Cyber NRG-Izer - The Gabber Edition  album cover Various Cyber NRG-Izer - The Gabber Edition(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2235-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2239-2 Hellraider 7 - Nightmare In Hell  album cover Various Hellraider 7 - Nightmare In Hell(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2239-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2240-2 Gabber Nation - La-Di-Da-Di Fuck Everybody  album cover Various Gabber Nation - La-Di-Da-Di Fuck Everybody(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2240-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2242-2 Gabber Snacks - Poisoned By XTC  album cover Various Gabber Snacks - Poisoned By XTC(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2242-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2243-2 World Raiser 4 - Evil Spirits  album cover Various World Raiser 4 - Evil Spirits(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2243-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2248-2 Fuck 2 Ducks - 2 Fucking Weirdo Megamixes  album cover Various Fuck 2 Ducks - 2 Fucking Weirdo Megamixes(2xCD, Mixed) 5th Gear FGR 01-2248-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2249-2 Gabberdome III - Head Blowers  album cover Various Gabberdome III - Head Blowers(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2249-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2252-2 Hellraider 8 - Hell Terror  album cover Various Hellraider 8 - Hell Terror(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2252-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2257-2 Miles Of Smiles - The Happy Hardcore Stuff  album cover Various Miles Of Smiles - The Happy Hardcore Stuff(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) 5th Gear FGR 01-2257-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2258-2 World Raiser 5 - Paranoid  album cover Various World Raiser 5 - Paranoid(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2258-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2262-2 Rave Guardian - 34 Raving Terror Traxxx  album cover Various Rave Guardian - 34 Raving Terror Traxxx(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2262-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2265-2 Gabberdome IV - Paragon  album cover Various Gabberdome IV - Paragon(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2265-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2266-2 The Bomb Squad - 30 Extremely Hardcore Traxx  album cover Various The Bomb Squad - 30 Extremely Hardcore Traxx(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2266-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2267-2 Gabber Nation 3 - Bleeding Ears  album cover Various Gabber Nation 3 - Bleeding Ears(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2267-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2269-2 Hellraider 9 - Satan's Hell  album cover Various Hellraider 9 - Satan's Hell(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2269-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2276-2 World Raiser 6 - Hardcore Expander  album cover Various World Raiser 6 - Hardcore Expander(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2276-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2280-2 Rave Guardian 2  album cover Various Rave Guardian 2(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2280-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2284-2 For Real Gabbers Only!  album cover Various For Real Gabbers Only!(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2284-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version

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Draak22

Draak22

November 24, 2018
The people behind this (and its parent-)label are a blight on music.
There might even be some good music to be found on its releases,
but you definitely shouldnt pay them any money to find out.
ColonelTirpitz

ColonelTirpitz

November 28, 2017
I agree that the label 5th Gear has ruined the gabber style ( 1998-2005 ) so did Mecado too and in a way the marketing from the well known label Arcade . But first things first

5th Gear started to offer great compilations look how Hellraider 1,2, their first One way Trip Mix and Hellraider 3 after that it started to be shitty at will ugly covers made by a kid from two , silly unknown DJ's artists or dj's from third zone ...who knows ?!?

Wheras Mecado failed simply because they rehashed compilations and tracks in their manner ( somewhat the same they do today with pop music stealing tunes from other bands .....we know how it goes now since the boring reality tv shows they offer us ) Mecado compilations where also bad mastered , used cheap reverberation techniques such as Brain Damage 1&2 or Killercore or they did the same mistake like an "Arcade label" 4x CD Hardcore Top 100 ....rehashed , brutaly stopped . Tracks that usualy were around 5minutes were only 2 and a half minutes for many .

How can they even talk about copyright stuff since in the electronic era alot bootlegs were made so it makes me really laugh and sad how fake artists today are whining for royalties .

About the Arcade label ( Indisc and sub-labels ) they also has made hundreds of non-needed compilations or the same clone compilation with an other fake title Dance Train , Clubhits , Yabadabadoo, Dance Hits , etc.... with exact the same Artists, mixes, duration, whatsoever ....

Then we had compilations from Arcade in Europe that came from another country and were renamed as such but you could easily recognize them back then at their cheap ridiculously prices between 1990-2000 ( usualy less than 5€ ) .

About Hardcore/Gabber/Happy Hardcore Arcade label also took the cake with cloning compilations Thunderdome, Earthquake , Razor Shock, ..... as the XSV Raver's Night , Ruffneck Collection or the Mokum since they all offered the same content, material , ......

But yes 5th Gear / Mecado ...... took it way too far in how to ruin a style !
Technomarc

Technomarc

August 8, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
This label is indeed absloutely shameless and blaming.
It's such a pity, that there are some really talented artist under contract, who seem to be prisoned.
With ID&T or other real labels they could have had so much more success in past.
The rest of this in-house producers is a shameless, cheap copy of real hardcore artists with no knowlegde about correct producing.
I can't deny that there are a lot of really, really good and unique productuions within, but nevertheless: blaming, shameless and phony.
Arkhana

Arkhana

September 11, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
Dutch gabber? According to the description, it looks more like Chinese gabber! Go get a life and release real music, not these phony compilations!
RavingMantis

RavingMantis

November 9, 2009
Hello 5th gear, are you in anyway related to Mecado? because you look strikingly similair, loads of compilations, loads of inhouse producers with similair sounding names and a tendency to "cover" famous tracks. Your releases are just as shitty though and I thought this kind of label was dead by now, but apparently there's always room for this sort of thing, people like to be duped by the likes of you.

in short: steer clear, stay safe and do not buy.
Basbier1974

Basbier1974

September 19, 2008
First time i bought one of these i already felt bought, the second time, i brought it back to the record store, none of the traxx really stand out, pity a big name such as DJ Dione has to be on a crappy label such as this one.
Their strategy was mainly about luring in poor suckers who didnt know better then this was the real deal.
Shame on them, i still want my money back!
michielovereem

michielovereem

July 30, 2008
A warning to artists, remember to re-triple-check your offered contracts by 5th gear thoroughly!!! I've never signed when I started in the music bizz in 1995 because of this reason. They tried to bind the artists to their company by obliging them to send all their future tracks to 5th gear the rest of their lives. Percentages are bad compared to others too. Companies like this one are in my opinion a disgrace to the music bizz!
Just like Mecado which was another example of a company that went bankrupt all of a sudden...
Joseph_S

Joseph_S

May 10, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
This label puts out an impressive quantity of CD compilations, especially 3CD sets, with a very impressive and eye-catching artwork indeed. Upon ispection of the tracklisting however, one will soon notice that there is a lot of repetion of the same tracks from its in-house producers, with occasionally a famous track from a famous artist thrown in between.

If this is the most money-making way for 5th Gear then good luck to them. However one must also say that a few of its in-house artist are indeed talented and could have their tracks released on vinyl too. Really a pity that their music is getting lost amongst the mass of compilations out there.
Jayfive

Jayfive

January 14, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
A curse upon 5th Gear! All these slew of crappy gabber CDs they churn out with the majoirity of the tracks done in-house flooding the market and doing the perception of gabber no favours at all.

And the names of tracks and artists border into very suspect copyright territory: DJ Flomo? 'Murdered By Stereo'? Are they hoping people will pick up these CDs because people will mistake these tracks and artists for the ones they are apeing? Doesnt that strike you as a little on the desperate side?