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Rave Nation - Helter Skelter VS Raindance
24 December 2007
Helter Skelter, the undisputed leaders of the Hardcore scene selling almost 300K albums to date, present the 5th instalment of their enormously popular hardcore compilation series.

Following on from the phenomenally successful United In Hardcore, Hardcore Classics, Hardcore 2007: United In Hardcore, and Hardcore 2007: The New Generation, Helter Skelter return with the biggest celebration of the genre ever seen.

Joining up once again with Rave party kings Raindance, Helter Skelter present 3 of the finest rave DJs of the last 2 generations –Slipmatt, Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter, and Nicky Blackmarket- each DJ serving up a CD of some of the most seminal and well recognised rave anthems of all time.

Going back to their roots, Helter Skelter present a ‘rave in a box’ with each of the 3 CDs designed musically and stylistically to deliver the sound and experience of a real rave –with Hardcore meeting Rave Breaks, Old Skool and Drum n Bass.

Young or old, rich or poor, anyone who has ever wielded a glow stick, bounced in a kappa tracksuit, donned a white hat, blown a whistle, sucked a fluorescent dummy or bounced to a 170 BPM will kneel down in worship of this most epic of rave albums.

Re-spinning solid gold rave classics, from Drum n Bass; from the intelligent D&B of Pendulum’s ‘Slam’, and the fun and freneticness of Micky Slim’s ‘Bad Ass’; plus tracks from Roni Size, LTJ Bukem, Zinc, and Ray Keith... to the biggest Happy Hardcore anthems of a generation; from Scott Brown’s ‘Now Is The Time’, to Ramos & Supreme’s ‘Life Force Generator’, Dougal & Gammer’s epic ‘Everybody Free 2008’, Hixxy and Styles’ ‘Happiness DJ’, plus tracks from Slipmatt, Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter, Brisk & Ham and Vibes... to all time favourite Old Skool classics, from Sons Of A Loop Da Loop Era, Rat Pack, Prodigy, Shades Of Rhythm, SL2, and more... to upfront House remixed fresh for the new compilations, from Cascada, to Ida Corr Vs Fedde Le Grand, Freaks, Peter Gelderblom and many more!

This is the ultimate collection of the biggest rave tracks to ever rock the dancefloor and yet another absolute must for any Hardcore Rave fan, containing the biggest DJs from the biggest genres in rave culture!!

Disc 1
1. Ida Corr Vs Fedde Le Grand - Let Me Think About It (Slipmatt & Billy Daniel Bunter Remix)
2. Shades Of Rhythm - Sound Of Eden (Slipmatt & Billy Daniel Bunter Remix)
3. Bass Construction - Dance With Power 08
4. The Flash Back Project & Angie Brown - Ease The Pressure
5. Freaks - The Creeps (Get On The Dancefloor) (Slipmatt & Billy Daniel Bunter Remix)
6. Slipmatt & Al Storm With Niki Mak - I Can't Stop
7. Ratpack - Searching For My Rizla 2008
8. Ellis Dee & Swan-E - Ruffneck Bizznizz 2008
9. The Prodigy - Breathe
10. Highly Strung & Karen Danzig - Love Like This
11. T.F.T.S.S. & Niki Mak - Always There
12. Styles, Dougal & Gammer - Take Me Away
13. Awesome 3 - Don't Go (Kick Like A Mule Remix)
14. Mind Electric - Dirty Cash (Money Talks) (Shimano Remix)
15. SL2 - Way In My Brain (2008)
16. Fat Controller - In Complete Darkness (SMD Ravebreaks Remix)
17. BDB, Sparks & Taya - Make It Through This
18. Carl Cox & DJ Phantasy - Jepron (Peace Maker Remix)
19. Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era - Far Out
20. Urban Hype - Trip To Trumpton (I Feel The Heat Remix) (Slipmatt & Billy Daniel Bunter Remix)
21. Scott Brown - Now Is The Time (Slipmatt & Al Storm Remix)
22. J.D.S. Feat. Corelle - Higher Love (Slipmatt & Billy Daniel Bunter Remix)
23. Dougal & Vibes - Can You Feel Real 2008 (Vibes, Dougal & Gammer Remix)
24. Ramos, Supreme, Sunset Regime & Donna Grassie - Gotta Believe (Billy Daniel Bunter & Sparky Remix)
25. Billy D Bunter & JDS - Let It Lift You (BDB & Shimano Remix)
26. Vibes & Wishdokta - Music So Wonderful (Peacemaker Remix)
27. Top Buzz - Living In Darkness (Twista & Sparky Remix)

Disc 2
1. LTJ Bukem - Atlantis (I Need You)
2. Omni Trio - Renegade Snares
3. The Dark Soldier - The Dark Soldier
4. Jo - R-Type
5. The Ganja Kru & Zinc - Super Sharp Shooter
6. Q Project - Champion Sound
7. Alex Reece - Pulp Fiction
8. Renegade - Terrorist
9. DJ Trend Vs TNT - Degrees
10. Micky Finn & Aphrodite - Bad Ass
11. DJ Hype - Closer To God
12. Konflict - Messiah
13. Shimon & Andy C - Quest
14. Rebel MC & Top Cat - Champion Deejay
15. Rufige Kru - Riders Ghost
16. Ray Keith (Shy FX Remix) - Chopper
17. DJ Trend - Anthem
18. DJ Phantasy, Nicky Black Market & Skibadee - Crank
19. DJ Brockie & Ed Solo - Echobox
20. Hatiras - Spaced Invader (J Majik Remix)
21. Dillinja - Twist 'Em Out
22. Mampi Swift - Hi Tek
23. Shy FX & T Power - Feelings
24. Roni Size - It's Jazzy
25. Bad Company UK - The Nine
26. Clipz & Die Feat. Ben Westbeech - Number 1 (Milkin It Mix)
27. SL2 - On A Ragga Tip (SL2 Meets Modified Motion Remix)
28. Wot's My Code - Dub Plate
29. Pendulum - Slam
30. Nicky Black Market & MC Spyda - Spyda Story

Disc 3
1. Gammer & Cat Knight - A New Feeling
2. Peter Gelderblom - Waiting 4 (Billy Daniel Bunter & Sparky Remix)
3. Dougal & Gammer - The Tunnel
4. Sy & Unknown Feat. Lou Lou - Don't Leave Me Now
5. Billy Daniel Bunter, CLSM & Junior - Cry Your Tears (Al Storm Remix)
6. Slipmatt & CLSM Feat. Lea Symons - Need You More
7. CRW - I Feel Love (Breeze & Styles Remix)
8. Brisk & Ham - Crazy Love
9. UK Hardcore & Taya - Power Builds
10. Flyin' & Sparky Feat. Mc Storm - All About (Sy & Unknown Remix)
11. Bliss Inc Feat. Carlotta Chadwick - Faith (Billy Daniel Bunter & Sparky Remix)
12. Geos Crew Feat. Zara - Shine (Breeze Remix)
13. Cascada - Miracle (Darwin Remix)
14. Kim Sozzi - Break Up (Technikore Remix)
15. BDB, Sparky & Donna Grassie - Feel Devotion
16. Billy D Bunter & JDS - Come Alive (BDB & Sparky Remix)
17. Hixxy & Styles - Happiness Happening (Slipmatt Remix & Al Storm Remix)
18. Slipmatt - After Dark (Slipmatt, Al Storm & Sparky Remix)
19. Sy & Demo - Devotion (Sy & Unknown's 2008 Remix)
20. Bang! - Shooting Star (DJ Storm 2008 Remix)
21. UK Hardcore & Niki Mak - Sunshine After The Rain
22. Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime - Life Force Generator (2008 Mix)
Leto Woo sitejacked again! :D
Mortis Looks like it might be ok.
wong just been into derbys hmv to pick mine up, will slap the jungle mix on first in a minute
DJ Euphoric CD3 looks the best one out of them.
Originally posted by DJ Euphoric:
CD3 looks the best one out of them.

i have to say cd3 looks shit, but ill reserve judgement til i listened to it

95_was_the_time looks like a pile of shit
raindance-rob ordered my copy from hmv £9.99 free p&p
Smoogie Buying it today!
Originally posted by 95_was_the_time:
looks like a pile of shit

drivebye argh i wish this was out b4 xmas...
i have no money now!!
ill have to wait for my bday... cos it looks ****ing awsome :D
Smoogie Had a listen and it is quite good! I notice there isalot of this Electrohouse being remixed into Hardcore, dont know what the deal is there but im pleased I brought it! The main let down was the 2008 of Life Force Generator by Ramos. Supreme & Sunset Regime which is terrible imo! The newest Sunshine After the Rain by UK Hardcore & Niki Mak is good!
DJ Euphoric The CD looks good but I won't be buying this.
Jimmygoat Opinions are often backed up by the sales- will be interesting to see where it goes at the end of first week of full sales (7th Jan).

Craig Switchback I think it's a pretty strong album. So good to see many different styles on the one compilation, and i'm a fan of all the genres featured.

The Old Skool/Rave Breaks CD is really good though. I love the updates of,

Now Is The Time
Can You Feel Real 2008
In Complete Darkness

Nicky Blackmarket's Jungle/Drum 'N' Bass CD is also rather good. Plenty of old classics and some new bits and bobs as well.

The Hardcore mix is also good, much better than the last one on Hardcore 2007 (The New Generation)
Quite liked the updates of "Devotion" and "After Dark".
radi4l very dissapointed unususual for helter skelter but the nicky blckmrkt cd ruined the whole thing
Craig Switchback
Originally posted by radi4l:
very dissapointed unususual for helter skelter but the nicky blckmrkt cd ruined the whole thing

Your obiously not into Drum n Bass then, because that mix was great.

technoraver69 very dissapointing helter skelter?????????? they need to go back to the roots of harcore n stop muckin round,sum old skool rave tunes with an upfront twist maybe? wheres the mentalness of hardcore gone?
technoraver69 love the idea of putting a jungle/drum n bass cd into the mix but wots wit the nu skool cd,i,m not a fan of tha! old skool is old skool,classics lets leave em that way n stop ruining wot it was and consentrate on wat it should be! more upfront hardcore!!!!! pleanty of new raw talent out there give em a chance on a well know album????
95_was_the_time CD1 was ********
sawney bean hi,yeah um......listen i do mean to offend anyone but i think scott brown is soft on the gabbe tracks now.........
im not insulting him, i think he's a great guy, its just looking back at the gabba tracks he used to do were great..but now he's loosing the plot.
sawney bean i mean..........i even bet( if he's on this he's going to ruin it, by putting "hard creation-i will have that power( stunned guy's remix)"
not that im dissing him of course.
sawney bean and of course when i mean "if he's on this" i mean the "rave nation-helter skelter vs raindace" album your discussing on this topic.
xtc250 I brought this the other day and must say i was dissapionted not what i exspected
SPOOX Just finished listening to my copy & would definitely recommend it. 8/10

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