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Best Of Bonkers

Mixed by Hixxy & Re-Con
28 May 2007 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 30 Nov. 2006
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Resist Music
  • Copyright: 2006 Resist
  • Total Length: 3:37:42
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  • ASIN: B001K8GCTY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,508 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. T. Raine on 18 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD
After the unpopular release of Bonkers 7 way back in 1999, who would have thought the compilation would be into its 17th edition over 7 years later?

'Best of Bonkers' brings together 65 all-time hardcore anthems in one colourfully boxed package for a very reasonable price.

There are 3 CDs, each featuring a continuous mix from various DJs. Every CD has a different flavour, so it is always a good idea in these types of reviews to have a little rundown of what you can expect from each mix!

CD1 - DJ Hixxy, a hardcore veteran, has teamed up with the relative newcomer Re-Con for this edition of the series. Some of the old happy hardcore classics you might remember from the mid-nineties have been dusted off and bravely thrown in alongside some early Dutch material that has never been heard on the compilations before, resulting in a very vocal, hands-in-the-air type mix that rounds up with a more European edge. Sadly, the one thing DJ Hixxy has not revived is his 3-turntable mixing skills that hark back to the same era as the tracklisting.

CD2 sees the introduction of DJ Druid to the series, alongside his friend and series regular, Sharkey. This mix stands out to me as perhaps the best of the three - down to the use of a widely varied tracklist that still manages to retain a flow to it, despite ranging from happy hardcore to dark trancecore/freeform sounds. With the most tracks of all 3 CDs, Sharkey and Druid have cut the track times down to around 3 minutes, so there isn't much of a break from the beatmatching, but this adds a frantic feel and stops any of the tracks dragging on for too long - you get the best bit of each track and then a mix into the best bit of another track.

Finally - CD3 is the work of well known DJ, Scott Brown.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bazajaytee on 23 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD
I have been following Bonkers since the first one and is way ahead of all this X-Factor/Pop Idol rubbish that fills the charts now days. I had high hopes for this compilation and would have bought it regardless of content. However there are classics like BANG! Shooting Star - Bonkers 3 and Euphony - Dancin' in the Rain - Bonkers 3 & 6.

All in all its a great compilation for Hardcore fans especially those that love the old tunes from previous Bonkers. Highly recommended for Hardcore fans everywhere.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By olfulla on 22 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
3 mixes:

Hixxy and Re-Con focus on the older tunes. It's a nice mix, and the sound is beefier than on, say, Bonkers (1). Lots of tunes I hadn't heard before, plenty of piano and vocals, just the way I like it. Second time through, I notice how well it hangs together. Hixxy's mixes often strike me as okay but nothing flash the first time through, and that could show just how cleverly the tunes have been sequenced and blended. I wish 'Techno Storm' had been a tad longer though.

Druid and Sharkey seem to have cherrypicked from everywhere. They're on a journey, and pull a whole range of styles and rhythms into a very cohesive set. They don't always use the obvious sections of a tune, and throw in some remixes. Nu Energy Collective stuff is prominent, and that's a very good thing. Nothing out of place; no dead space. This would be my favourite by a nose.

Scott Brown does the Scott Brown thing. Just under 60 minutes worth, and it all sounds very familiar. Very listenable though, and covers his contributions to the last half-dozen albums. Given the other two discs run at just under EIGHTY minutes, it feels a bit like an add-on.

So, all in all, worth getting, especially if you don't have the early compilations. Biggest disappointment: no Dougal.
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By Sparky on 28 July 2012
Format: Audio CD
This is my first review of anything on Amazon. So apologies if I repeat what has already been said about this CD, but being a fan of literally all hardcore genres that have ever existed, I think this is the perfect CD for me to review.... This CD got some criticism from critics and fans alike but in my opinion, this is one of the best ones to own and I will explain why. Here goes....

CD 1
Hixxy has teamed up with Re-Con. Surprise to me considering Re-Con hasn't been there from the start. They start off with a few tracks that never appeared on Bonkers, but will instantly take you back to the early days. Plenty of pianos, plenty of female vocals and bouncy tunes. It is very easy on the ears and is guaranteed to have you singing along throughout. The second half sees the introduction of early gabber material to the series. Fans of the old Thunderdome & Earthquake series and the label I,D& T will love this. Quicker and harsher beats than the first half and the mixing is wait for it... surprisingly good. It also stops the mix from going flat with happy stuff, but the one criticism I have of it is the lack of labels showcased. Ruffneck is a good label don't get me wrong, but there are plenty of other labels that never appeared. Mokum, Mid-Town, BZRK where are you?
Overall score: 9/10... Hixxy & Re-Con dust off some really great tunes that were seemingly forgotten about. The only thing that stops it getting a perfect 10 is the gabber selection.
Great tracks to watch out for: JDS- Higher Love (Slipmatt Remix), Force & Styles- Wonderland, Critical Mass- Burnin Love (DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim 173.
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