8 Tracks: Of Rediscovered Old-School Anthems With Marlon Hoffstadt

 
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Marlon Hoffstadt has become a firm favourite at Ransom Note towers in recent months, who knows where he might pop up next? Hint, hint…

We caught up with him as he introduces us to the sounds which make him tick. Let's go back, way back…

"When you're into music, digging, djing and producing at some point music starts to become the main thing in your life. You always look through the new releases, dj charts, Resident Advisor reviews… etc. But at some point you notice that your libary has a lack. A lack of records before a certain time. Largely because you are a young kid amidst a genre that excisted long before you even knew about it. At this moment I began to look through old anthems & bangers and I thought it would be nice to share them with ya'll. These eight are the ones which I am playing in my sets…"


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Joey Beltram - Energy Flash - R&S Records Classics

What a Acid Line! When you think you can’t go higher and the sweat is dripping from the ceiling, this one will push it to a higher state.

  • Joey Beltram - Energy Flash - R&S Records Classics

    What a Acid Line! When you think you can’t go higher and the sweat is dripping from the ceiling, this one will push it to a higher state.

  • Steve Rachmad - Moog On Acid (2007)

    As you already know, I’m really into acid. This one has been a static record in my bag for 3 years now and the track never failed.
    So simple but so groovy.

  • M.A.N.I.C. - I'M Coming Hardcore (Original 91 Version)

    I opened my set at Feel Festival with this song last year.
    I can’t tell if it was simply this song, but I still believe that playing it as my first track made me so confident that I played one of my best sets afterwards.

  • Bizarre Inc - Playing With Knives - Quadrant Mix

    What i like most about this record is the moment the piano riff kicks in. Before that the track is very Acid-Like and rough and could even be an acid-tool or something.
    You can play really hard tracks before and then drop “playing with knives” and people always go crazy for it.

  • Cj Bolland - Camargue [1992]

    Proper rave chords, banging house beats and 138 bpm, What more do you want?
    Obviously i’m not playing it at 138 bpm but the track still works super good when playing it 8bpm slower.

  • Galaxy 2 Galaxy - Transition

    A powerful groover that’s really helpful when you wanna switch genres from hard to funky 🙂
    I also really like the vocal / spoken words as i really can identify with them as i’m also trying to make my transition.

  • Westbam & Nena - Oldschool Baby (Piano Mix)

    My favourite house record of all time!
    I found this piece of gold in the re-release on “Fuck Reality 001”, Smallville’s sub label and fell in love with it from the very fist second.
    Ask everyone around me i used to play it in every set for a full year, just because i love this tune so much. This is also my “getting ready for a club night” song, that I’m listening to whilst taking a shower or putting together the records for the night.

  • Ultra NatĂ© - Free (Mood Ii Swing Vocal Mix)

    This one’s for the early hours, after a long club night, when the sun comes out and everyone is up for a good vibes dance.
    There are not many other tracks that are as emotional as this one.

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