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DJ DeliriumDJ Delirium & Friends

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DJ Delirium & DJ Buzz Fuzz*Immortality5:32
DJ DeliriumMove Sucker5:56
DJ Delirium & DJ WeirdoOpen Your Eyez6:10
DJ Delirium & Dr. Phil OmanskiPumped Up Funk5:21
DJ Delirium & Omar SantanaDrop Da Beat5:17
DJ DeliriumWe Like X5:38
DJ DeliriumRock Your Body5:01
DJ Delirium & Guitar RobWhere I'm From4:26

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    Cover of Delirium & Friends, 1995, VinylDelirium & Friends
    12", 45 RPM, Promo, Test Pressing, White Label
    ID&T – TB 001Netherlands1995Netherlands1995
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    Cover of DJ Delirium & Friends, 1996, VinylDJ Delirium & Friends
    2×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album
    Aussie Records – AS 001, Aussie Records – AS001Netherlands1996Netherlands1996
    Cover of DJ Delirium & Friends, 1996, CDDJ Delirium & Friends
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    Aussie Records – AS 001 CD, ID&T – AS 001 CDNetherlands1996Netherlands1996
    Cover of DJ Delirium & Friends, 1996, VinylDJ Delirium & Friends
    2×12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, White Label
    Aussie Records – AS 001Netherlands1996Netherlands1996
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    Cover of DJ Delirium & Friends, 1996, CassetteDJ Delirium & Friends
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    ID&T – noneNetherlands1996Netherlands1996
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    Cover of DJ Delirium & Friends, 2020-07-08, FileDJ Delirium & Friends
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    Derailed Traxx.Black – DTBC070DNetherlands2020Netherlands2020
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    Cover of DJ Delirium & Friends, 2020-07-08, FileDJ Delirium & Friends
    8×File, MP3, 320 kbps
    Derailed Traxx.Black – DTBC070DNetherlands2020Netherlands2020
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    • 2Styliztik's avatar
      2Styliztik
      Edited one year ago
      The first thing I noticed as an Australian was the record label called Aussie Records, I thought this was a local label, but internally I was thinking, why would ID&T do this and why is the first release by somebody from America? I later found out that there was a popular clothing label in the Dutch Gabber scene, called Australian, to drive the point home, the clothing symbol is a Kangaroo!

      DJ Delirium's best record? One of the best Gabber records ever made? Does it still sound awesome after over 20 years? Yes, yes and hell yes.

      Having gained success in Dutch Hardcore as an technically excellent DJ, it seemed natural that ID&T offered him a contract. Having made quality records with members of The Dreamteam and DJ Waxweazle, this double vinyl is Delirium's crowning achievement.

      Having become friends with The Dreamteam, it makes sense to do a song with Buzz Fuzz. Buzzy was on fire production wise, Bzrk Records was taking off and his remix skills were getting better and better. Taking the catchy vocals of Steppenwolf, nice breakbeats and classic 909 kickdrum, but the main synth stab effortlessly glides over the beat, I still love it. Also the drum roll in the middle is a good addition. Since they are sampling a 80's rock band, the last breakdown has a guitar-like riff which does its job quite well. Immortality has a long outro, this became a regular ingredient in Buzz Fuzz's music, this is the first time I noticed it. Classic Gabber that still gets played out at parties.

      DJ Delirium's solo projects on this vinyl are the weaker tracks, Move Sucker has a very basic synth riff, boring to be honest. There is a nice Breakbeat section in the middle and the second riff breathes some life into the track, but ultimately forgettable.

      DJ Weirdo was another popular Dutch Hardcore DJ having success with (the far superior) DJ Sim with their Happy Hardcore output along with his record label/record store in Alkmaar, Bad Vibes Records. A collab between the two big DJs makes sense, again. A much faster tune, taking many samples from the UK Breakbeat Hardcore scene (a music genre with a buffet of samples ripe for the taking by many a Gabber producer!), the main synth riff is actually very good but I personally like the uplifting breakdown in the middle of the song. Although I didn't realise at the time, this was Weirdo and Delirium's version of Happy Hardcore. The main synth riff is nicely remixed in the second half and rounds off the 6 minute song rather well. Also the fast scratching sample throughout is lovely which has been nicked from Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era - Far Out (Original Scratchadelic Mix).

      Public Domain aka Jeremy aka Dr. Phil (no, not that Dr. Phil!!) Omanski was making some terrific music for Buzz Fuzz on Bzrk Records. Taking the well worn sample from I To I - The Right Time, some bog standard melodies, it's not that noteworthy. What is noteworthy is the out of place downtempo Hip Hop "break" three minutes into the song. OK......

      Just like Delirium, Omar Santana was another American DJ/producer making a name for himself in the Hardcore scene and getting regular bookings in Holland. Like many of the producers on this record, Omar was making fantastic Hardcore, so the two popular U.S Hardcore artists making a song together seems like a good idea. Well it wasn't a good idea ..... it was a fucking awesome idea! Drop Da Beat is arguably the best song on here and that can be attributed to Omar Santana's gorgeous production skills. Omar has a degenerative eye condition, I always wondered if that made his ears and hearing more advanced then your average person. Excellent synth sections, constantly keeping the track exciting, the better Hardcore DJ's tend to play this one, which is a mark of respect. The icing on the cake is the famous samples taken from The DOC - It's Funky Enough interspersed throughout, classic Hip Hop sample. Shortly after making the song, The DOC was in a car crash that crushed his throat and thus lost his golden voice, very sad and cruel.

      Not sure why American Hardcore producers like doing songs about Ecstasy, but here we are with We Like X. There's some decent melodies I suppose, but it's generic Hardcore. Move along, nothing to see here.

      In contrast, Rock Your Body is really good. The only time I've heard it is on Marc Smith's brilliant mix of DJ's Delite and Looney Tunes. Sounds like Delirium's answer to Scott Brown and other kick arse Scottish Happy Hardcore of the mid 90's. A very hard kickdrum as opposed to the wonderful Happy Hardcore synth stabs, this is the real surprise here, well done Jeremy.

      Save the best for last? Hidden away on both this record and Thunderdome IX, Where I'm From is a remarkable final track. Ironically, the "that's where I'm from" sample by Beastie Boys is talking about Brooklyn and New York, DJ Delirium is from New Jersey. After making a very good record on Waxweazle Records, it seems appropriate that Guitar Rob would appear again on a DJ Delirium project. The fastest track on the double vinyl, the first breakdown and basically the second half consists of a sharp keyboard synth riff, it is quite effective and indicative of the Hardcore music coming out of Holland at the time. However my favourite part is the heavy Happy Hardcore melody that is accompanied by one of the best Gabber kickdrums I've ever heard! Because it feels thunderous, that kickdrum made me feel like I was at Thunderdome! Hardcore Gabber at its best.

      This record made DJ Delirium even more popular and put him in the upper echelon of Hardcore DJ's. Normally the annoyingly high prices on Discogs for certain records is well ..... annoying, but in this case, it is warranted and shows you how good this record was and still is.

      • E-RAYzor's avatar
        E-RAYzor
        Edited 13 years ago
        That is defenitely one of the best Happy Hardcore Albums of all times!
        The very unique and recognizable DJ Delirium Style with its cool Melodys and many Edits was so different to most of the dutch Happy Productions of that time!
        Compared to the Vinyl Edition it has some really cool Bonus Traxx like "Just Don't Stop!", "It's Time To Let Go!" and "The Way That We Rock!" which have been released seperately on other 12"s.
        I still play Traxx like "Drop da Beat", "Just Don't Stop!", "Immortality", "Move Sucker" or "Where I'm From" regularly at Early Rave Partys!
        • E-RAYzor's avatar
          E-RAYzor
          That is defenitely one of the best Happay Hardcore Albums of all times!
          Not too cheasy but straight on the floor!
          I still play Traxx like "Drop da Beat", "Immortality", "Move Sucker" or "Where I'm From" regularly at Early Rave Partys!

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