This Week in Hard Dance: Lady Dammage, DJ Isaac, Angerfist & Nolz
Lady Dammage - Fire
Calling all my uptempo freaks, Lady Dammage just dropped her second full-length album, and it's an absolute beast of a project. Out now via Darkside Unleashed, Fire contains 14 uptempo bangers crafted at the hands of Lady Dammage and her signature distortion. Press play at the very beginning to hear the album's title track: "Fire" flies across the spectrum of dance music, embracing some commercial elements of EDM and then immediately destroying them with merciless distorted kicks. So take the ride if you dare.
DJ Isaac - Hardstyle Sessions #153 (May 2022)
Look to one of hardstyle's godfathers for the freshest tunes in the scene. DJ Isaac blessed us with another episode of his Hardstyle Sessions series for this month, and it's packed with brand-spankin' new tunes worthy of your attention. There's an hour of music and commentary from DJ Isaac himself, and my favorite moment comes at the end of the podcast when he honors the late Delete, who passed away just a few weeks ago. "Payback" is the essential track from Delete's catalog, and it's beautiful that Isaac played it for us another time. Rest in peace, Ryan.
Hard Dance Throwback: Angerfist & Nolz - The Deadfaced Dimension (2014)
There's no one like Angerfist. Widely regarded as the king of hardcore, he's created unforgettable anthems seemingly out of thin air year after year. I love taking a trip down memory lane by revisiting his 2014 all-powerful anthem "The Deadfaced Dimension" with Nolz, a track that leads his 42-track studio album of the same name. If you ever feel like you're not strong enough to face a situation, or you just need to let out an epic burst of energy, turn this track up to 11 and watch yourself become your own hero. That's how powerful this track is.