This Week in Hard Dance: Phuture Doom, DVRGNT, and Warface & Cyrex
Warface, Cryex - Fighting For
It’s fitting that after last week’s throwback to one of my first favorite raw hardstyle tracks, we get a brand new and brutally raw smasher from Warface and Cryex. Out today on End Of Line, “Fighting For” begins innocently with sweet, heavenly vocals before we hear this track’s electrifying melody — then we meet the drop. Acid-tinged synths dance furiously before Warface and Cryex deliver titanic raw kicks so thunderous that you might need to monitor your speakers in the event of a blowout. Yeah, this tune’s THAT powerful (which is my personal love language).
THE MIND OF DVRGNT 004
Don’t be fooled by this mix’s runtime — DVRGNT’s a master at quick mixing and can make a DJ set feel like a high-energy exercise routine. For the fourth edition of his SoundCloud mix series THE MIND OF DVRGNT, the Aussie hard dance artist goes all in once again with a fresh selection of hard, fast beats. If you’re in need of a breathless mix for running, working out on the rowing machine, or just for dancing, DVRGNT’s got you covered.
Hard Dance Throwback: Phuture Doom - Doom Terror Corps (2013)
This is the place where gabber traditionalists and OWSLA fans collide. In 2013, Phuture Doom dropped their self-titled debut record on Skrillex’s record label, a body of work that serves a wide variety of bass-fueled sounds from producers clearly ahead of their time. One track on that album pays homage to the early years of Dutch gabber and terror — the title itself is a reference to Rotterdam Terror Corps, one of the pioneering acts in the scene. Phuture Doom’s interpretation of gabber is charged with adrenaline and urges listeners to bring the house down. Rock out to this one in the car if you’re ever in need of a pick-me-up.