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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 76



The countdown for 2016 has begun, but I haven’t run out of unplayed goodies from this year’s releases just yet. House, disco, acid: you name it, chances are this mix has got it.

The end is nigh for another era as well, as this will be the last episode of Hausaufgabe to appear under dirtyRadio. Major thanks to Mike and the gang for all the support and good times for the past 4.5 years! Time flies, eh?

For those who have enjoyed this series, fear not: as I’m not one to change a winning concept, Hausaufgabe will continue to be published through other venues. If you’re still hungry for more after these 76 heapful servings, I’d recommend following me up on Twitter, SoundCloud, MixCloud etc. to find out where these sounds will land next.

Once more, I hope you’ll enjoy the music. See you in future (ad)ventures..

01. Takuya Matsumoto – Seasons [Fina]
02. Florian Muller – For Eva [Goldmin]
03. Fatima Yamaha – Love Invaders [Magnetron]
04. Fernando – Mid Decade [Futureboogie]
05. Stump Valley – The Black Tulip [Off Minor]
06. Flash Atkins – Acid House Creator (Tal M Klein remix) [Paper]
07. La Guardia de la Luz – Surface [Paper]
08. Harvey Sutherland – Oscillate [Voyage]
09. Antenna – New Life [Clone Royal Oak]
10. DJ Octopus – Hangover [Hot Haus Recs]
11. Johan Kaseta & DJ Assam – Back Quality (Times Are Ruff Remix) [Lehult]
12. HNNY – Nothing (Kyodai Rework) [Local Talk]
13. Adesse Versions – Wash My Soul [Local Talk]
14. Marquis Hawkes – House Is My Castle [Dixon Avenue Basement Jams]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 75



It lives! And so do I! Apologies for the slight delay with this episode. A period of hectic travelling for my day job also came with a licence to ill, requiring some downtime for recovery. I did however manage to drag myself to play some tunes at the notorious Lauschangriff the other Friday. Big up to all who showed up and (hopefully) enjoyed themselves.

So how about this mix then? As is often the case (or at least my intention), it starts off innocently enough but eventually derails into something at least slightly different. I could say it’s not your usual soundtrack, but then again what do I know about your usual soundtracks? Connoisseurs may spot major hits in the track list from e.g. Adesse Versions and Aphrohead da Housecat. I also broke one of my unwritten rules about never including two tracks from the same release of a single artist on a mix. Couldn’t help it as that A1 Bassline album is just too damn good, hope you’re not sleeping on it either.

Enough BS, time for music. Next one coming up soonish, that’s the plan anyway. Bis Später!

01. Ishivu – Gryning (Matt Karmil Remix) [Trunkfunk]
02. A1 Bassline – 1.200 [Food Music]
03. Pittsburgh Track Authority – Your Situation [Freerange]
04. Roberto Rodriguez – Survive (I Will) (Dub Version) [Swedish Brandy]
05. Adesse Versions – Thank U [Local Talk]
06. D Ribeiro – Donut Breakin’ [4lux Black]
07. Tiago – The Good Times Are Killing Me A1 [Jolly Jams]
08. Hinode – State to State [D3 Elements]
09. The Maghreban – Now Easy [Zoot]
10. A1 Bassline – 1st Movement [Food Music]
11. Auden – Hunger [Hotflush]
12. Aphrohead – Grown Man Cryy [Crosstown Rebels]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 74



Instead of the EQ of a mixer, at the moment my fingers are mostly occupied with tweaking knobs in the radiators struggling to heat up our humble abode. Business as usual really, now that summer is a thing of distant past and Berlin is bracing for another one of those harsh nuclear winters which forge mice into men and women.. or make them retreat back towards greener pastures.

Me? I’m staying put and keeping the assembly line going to roll out warm’n’fuzzy house mixes within this neverending series. This one sports a selection of melodic tracks form an all-star roster, many bubbly synth lines and even a tiny bit of electro. Hot! Tip! Or something! Enjoy.

01. Lerosa – Postmodern [Photic Fields]
02. The Mackenzie – No Promises (Lauer Cover Version) [We Play House]
03. Speed Painters – Australian Boy (Harvey Sutherland Remix) [Cutters]
04. Fouk – Coconuts [Room with a View]
05. Lay Far – Coming Back [Lazy Days]
06. PBR Streetgang – Return to Page One (Tuff City Kids Electro Mix) [20:20 Vision]
07. Hard Ton – We Got Luv (Matrixxman Remix) [Friends with Benefits]
08. Doc L Junior – Twilight (Jori Hulkkonen Remix) [Paper]
09. Opolopo feat. Sacha Williamson – Candy Coated Perfection (Pezzner Solar Dub) [Z]
10. M.Ono – Volle Schnauze [Heist]
11. Terrence Pearce – Taxi [Fina]
12. Nebraska – Little Chan [Mister Saturday Night]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 73



From gushing sweat to cold chilling in a drenching rain, from idle afternoons on the bank of the Landwehrkanal to being buried alive under a brutal workload.. Autumn, we meet again. Better just curl up someplace warm with a cup of tea and a book.. or perhaps with a lengthy mix of spacey and melodic house music with subtle hints of disco, techno and whatever? Enjoy, while I gotta run (workload, indeed). More witty wordplay in the next one, I promise.

01. Esa & Mervin Granger – Mvk [Local Talk]
02. Arnaldo – Never Used to Be Like That [Smallville]
03. Sierra Sam – Sage [Holic Trax]
04. Jimpster – English Rose [Freerange]
05. Pezzner – Cognac [Hunt & Gather]
06. Lord of the Isles – Ossian’s Hall [Little Strong]
07. Nehuen – Return (Landing Mix) [Pirotecnia]
08. Richard Seaborne – Let’s Get Serious (Rave Enka’s Kosmosoverdosemiks) [Paper]
09. Last Magpie – Separation [Hypercolour]
10. A1 Bassline – Swathe [Food Music]
11. The Maghreban – Frenetique [Versatile]
12. Denis Sulta – AAS (Nite & Day Mix) [Dixon Avenue Basement Jams]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 72



Well now, what do we have here? It doesn’t take a Sherlock to figure this one out, as it’s already the 72nd time I’ve crafted for you a skillfully interwoven (or not) 60+ minute compendium of kicks, snares and other related sound effects arranged in (hopefully) pleasant patterns. This time we start with jazzy samples and finish with raw analogue jams, with something in between.. in between.

In related news, the other day I noticed that (give or take a week or two) it’s been exactly 20 years since I ordered my first cheapo turntable/mixer set, then proceeding to catch a train to Helsinki after school for shopping vinyl (mostly gabber). While I haven’t been active for the entire time between now and then, it’s still been a hell of a journey from being an obscure local DJ into becoming an even more obscure internet-only DJ. It ain’t easy living in a town where everyone and their dog are jockeying discs (or USB sticks), but the good thing is I’ve got you lovely net dwellers to entertain.

That said, hopefully you’ll dig this enough to also turn up for the next one. Who knows, perhaps in the spirit of the upcoming Fuckparade I’ll go back to my roots and record a 250 BPM gabber mix. (Just kidding.)

01. Thatmanmonkz – Vainglorious Style [Classic]
02. Chocky – Secret Voyagers [Secret Reels]
03. HNNY – Good [Studio Barnhus]
04. Jack J – Thirstin’ [Future Times]
05. Max Graef – Tittenkuschler [Uncanny Valley]
06. The Maghreban – Wonder Woman [Versatile]
07. Youandewan – Verloren [Aus Music]
08. Phil Gerus – Never Coming Back [Futureboogie]
09. Black Loops & Maik Yells – The Greatest (Kian T Remix) [Neovinyl]
10. Andras & Oscar – Looking Back (Zanzibar Chanel Remix) [Dopeness Galore]
11. Cliff Lothar – Tugeda (Kid Gloves Off Mix) [Riverette]
12. Beesmunt Soundsystem – Ominous [Pets]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 71



Town? Hot. Summer? Not vacating the city just yet. Grittiness level of the back of my neck? On the rise. It appears that Berlin has swapped climates with Death Valley or something, and I could barely keep my control vinyl from melting on the platter while rubbing out this episode.

As is fitting for the heatwave, this one is all about the sizzlin’ hot house bangers. Just look at e.g. that monster of a remix from Arttu. Kärpät! Anyway, things are getting too heated for me to sit here and keep typing so I’ll just leave you to it. Stay cool out there.

01. Kito Jempere – Kiya Kiya (Palms Trax Remix) [Let’s Play House]
02. Guillaume & The Coutu Dumonts – Doughnut Jam (Who Took It Out?) [Freerange]
03. Jacques Renault – Psyched Up [Let’s Play House]
04. Borrowed Identity – Addictive [Circus Company]
05. Tom Budden – Shouldn’t Be Here [Alive]
06. Maximiljan – Together (Reset Robot Remix) [Nofitstate]
07. Tico Torres – Share [Audaz]
08. Alkalino – Bang the Box [Audaz]
09. Cliff Lothar – Don’t Need Nobody [Riverette]
10. Palace – Codex [Hot Shit Recs in Effekt!]
11. Moony Me – Magergarten [Uncanny Valley]
12. Andy Butler feat. Richard Kennedy – You Can Shine (Arttu Remix) [Mr Intl]
13. DJ Haus – Get tha Fuck Out [Hot Haus Recs]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 70



Hello dR, hallo Berlin. I’m back in business having freshly returned from a fun packed vacationing trip to the motherland. Big up to all my friends in Oulu and Helsinki for the good times. Also thanks to all who have provided feedback regarding the podcast lately, it’s much appreciated and there’s plenty more where that came from.

As it happens, many of the tracks heard here were also played by me at 45 Special in Oulu two weeks back. The selection is quite spacey, but things do go full Bailando in the end to keep up the summer spirit and all.

Nuff said as there are outdoorsy places to go and UV rays to catch. Laters!

01. Local Artist – Ozone [Rhythm Section]
02. Brame & Hamo – Lamaj [Dirt Crew]
03. Dany F – Magia [Cómeme]
04. Zadig – Hunted by the Cosmic Assassin [Syncrophone]
05. Hugo Barritt – Renewal [Nofitstate]
06. Jori Hulkkonen – Songs of the Eastern World [My Favourite Robot]
07. Eddy & Dus – A from B [Freerange]
08. Outboxx – Closing Titles [Futureboogie]
09. Nachtbraker – Dark Roast [Heist]
10. PBR Streetgang – Move On, Don’t Want Me (Kian T Remix) [Toy Tonics]
11. Black Fan – In the Water [Local Talk]
12. The Room Below – Freedom [Don’t Be Afraid]
13. Kornél Kovács – Pantalon [Numbers]
14. Harvey Sutherland – Bermuda [MCDE]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 69



Oh my: we have reached the 69th episode of Hausaufgabe, and there’s nothing funny about that so you kids stop snickering back there. Furthermore, a week from now this podcast will turn four years old. I know for a fact that there are a couple of people out there – with impeccable tastes in music, obviously – who have stuck with me for most (if not all) episodes. Thank you for your support guys! Those who have tuned in somewhere in between might want to check some of the early episodes to see how (if at all) things have evolved.

In fact, this episode is almost something of a throwback to those early days, albeit unintentionally. To those craving simple up-tempo house bangers instead of deep artsy hipster bullshit, this one’s for you (but don’t worry, I will get back into that deep artsy hipster bullshit later). The mix sports some faux retro early 90s sounds, an actual unreleased mid-90s track from mr. Phonogenic and even an appearance from good ol’ DJ Sneak with his bumping remix of ms. Murphy’s stellar tune. At the end I’m easing you off with some more abstract excursions, whatever that means.

I’m heading for holiday travels soon, so there may be a slight break before the next episode. Fear not, I’ll be back. As for right now, enjoy the mix and be sure to make the most out of teh summertimez aight?

P.S. Be sure not to miss the long awaited return of 1MC on dirtyRadio. Welcome back!

01. Shur-I-Kan – Bird Man [Dark Energy]
02. Atjazz – Fox Tooth [Local Talk]
03. Balaphonic – Adventures in Lagos [Well Cut]
04. Slow Learner – Honey [Fina]
05. Tuomas Salmela – Nylon Beat (2015 Remake)
06. Róisin Murphy – Exploitation (DJ Sneak Remix) [Play It Again Sam]
07. Kid Simmons – Pheel [Killekill House Trax]
08. Twin Peaks – 3Way [Borg Trax]
09. Copy Paste Soul – On Point [Alive]
10. Borrowed Identity – Trans Trans Trans [Circus Company]
11. DJ W!ld – Ac!dmat!k (Jus Ed Head Room Mix) [W]
12. Berkson & What feat. Qzen – Worship (Alan Doe Remix) [Modelmaker]
13. Ben Vedren – Trem (The Prince Of Dance Elbee Bad Remix) [Silver Network]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 68



Insert generic summertime platitudes here! It’s June so, you know, sunshine, beaches, vacations and all that. I’ve often observed how this season provides many a folk an excuse to indulge in the guilty pleasure of laid back and chilled out house music, a genre of which they’d be steering clear for the rest of the year. Nothing wrong with that! In order to pretend that Hausaufgabe would be about keeping with the times and providing soundtracks relevant to whatever is going on, here’s ~64 minutes of mostly harmless summer house for you. In reality it wasn’t planned and I just happened to run across some more easygoing tunes I hadn’t yet included in this podcast, but whatever.

While this mix features many fresh first timers (as usual), you can also spot a bunch of familiar guys doing their old thing. HNNY once again masters the art of somehow making a single cheesy loop sound great as a complete track. DJ W!ld also stays true to his brand of minimal and drawn out but oddly hypnotic grooves. Meanwhile, Kyodai releases “Breaking” for (at least) the 3rd time under a different title and we still love it. Hey, if it ain’t broke, etc.

Episode 69 is just around the corner so stay sharp out there. Also, don’t forget something something sunscreen hydration and so on.

01. HNNY – Solsidan [Let’s Play House]
02. Fouk – Ken Sent Me [Heist]
03. Paxton Fettel – Cloud Feeling [Greta Cottage Workshop]
04. Art of Tones – Koniokola [Lazy Days]
05. Maribou State – Rituals (MS Edit) [Counter]
06. Kyodai – You Know It [Room with a View]
07. Ctepeo 57 – Kackwursthouse [Voyage]
08. DJ W!ld – Only What I Am [Robsoul]
09. Jacksonville – Every Single Word [Inner Shift]
10. Creative Swing Alliance – Weekend [Faces]
11. Jacky Mingo & Kapote – Fuego [Toy Tonics]
12. Flashmob – Room 202 [Flashmob]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 67



O hai, didn’t see you there. Been a while since the last episode, as even with all the venues closing down left and right things have been busy here in the Clubsterben capital of Europe. Birthdays, festivals and carnivals, oh my! I could barely spare the time to put the latest in this series of mixes together for you.

But what a mix it is. These tracks are so hot that local officials may soon shut ME down for gross violations of fire safety regulations. Be sure to note e.g. the moody remix from Phonogenic, Martin “Nuke” Iveson Atjazzing it up like only he can, and the relentless banger by Nehuen soon to be released on Classicworks. Oh, and it’s purely coincidental that so many tracks with “acid” in their title ended up on the playlist. That’s not how I shop for my tunes, honest!

Next time, perhaps it’s time for some mellow balearic summer anthems to suit the season.. Or not. Check back to find out.

01. Gilb’r & Jorge – Du Lundi [Syncrophone]
02. Life on Planets – Fata Morgana (Phonogenic Dub) [Better on Foot]
03. Ben Boe – Ganymede [Boe]
04. FYI Chris – Dedication [Rhythm Section]
05. Krywald & Farrer – The People’s Asafo [Silver Bear]
06. Times Are Ruff – Three [Tomorrow Is Now, Kid!]
07. Brame & Hamo – Parish Rumors [Heist]
08. Martin Iveson – Leave Me Here [Lazy Days]
09. Palms Trax – Sumo Acid Crew [Dekmantel]
10. Steve Lawler – Generation Acid [8Bit]
11. Basic Soul Unit – Snow Drifts [Dolly]
12. Alden Tyrell – Acid 3 (Vin Sol Remix) [Delft]
13. Nehuen – The Game Has to Play Out [Classicworks]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 66



Safe and sound in Berlin, back from a journey into the domain of dry heat, barren landscapes and artificial tacky glamour that is Nevada, I present yet another chapter in my quest to assemble the best possible house mix to whoever out there may be listening.

Due to a bad mixing day or something, the first attempt to put this one together ended up way too sloppy even by my standards. So I had a little do-over. Does this mean I’ll lose some cred with the old skool “one take only” heads? Probably. Does it mean you’ll end up with a more enjoyable listening experience sans trainwrecks? Hell yea baby!

At the 66th episode it’s getting hard to come up with original insight regarding the music itself, at least without resorting to the usual mess of adjectives you see in electronic music promo texts. One notable point however is the latest resurgence of early 90s UK hardcore influences, seemingly on the comeback after the previous peak in ~2013. Or perhaps it never went away?

01. Portable feat. Lcio – Surrender [Live at Robert Johnson]
02. Dauwd – Ritter Sport [Kompakt]
03. Ant Orange – Bouncing Down (Martin Lewis Indicator Remix) [Profound]
04. Alex Burkat – Pay the Rent [Permanent Vacation]
05. Crackazat – Eye Light [Local Talk]
06. Headless Ghost – The Journey (NY Stomp Remix) [Tamed]
07. Kindimmer – This Harmonic [20:20 Vision]
08. Kiko Navarro – Dope High [Local Talk]
09. Joss Moog – Menage A 3 [Ondule]
10. Atjazz & Oveous – Soldiers (Atjazz Astro Remix) [Atjazz]
11. Kink – Pocket Piano (Breakbeat Mix) [Running Back]
12. Volta Cab – 99 Supreme [Frole]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 65



As promised, a new batch of sounds hits you hot on the heels of Hausaufgabe 64. “Too soon”, you say? Consider this a companion piece to the previous installment, here to balance out the (reportedly) headache-inducing house bangers of last week with a slower and more chilled out experience. Something, one might say, not only for the headstrong. So sit back and relax to the mix, I’ll be back again in a few weeks with different tunes and moods.

01. Snacks – Easy [Hafendisko]
02. Andy Hart – MYLNY [Freerange]
03. Jazzuelle – Moon Flower [DeepStitched]
04. Patrick Turner – Ordinary Preferences [Dubhe]
05. HNNY – 6:30 [Yummy]
06. The Far Out Monster Disco Orchestra – Vendetta (Mark Pritchard Remix) [Far Out]
07. CHMMR – NP-Hard (Prins Thomas Persian Version) [Full Pupp]
08. S3A – Deep Mood Act 3 [Phonogramme]
09. Nachtbraker – Zachtjes [Hudd Traxx]
10. Paxton Fettel – She’s All Right [Apersonal]
11. Cazuma & Andreas – Bird (Dub) [Atjazz]
12. Ramboiage – Kill Your Darlings [Audaz]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 64



Ready or not, here I come, you can’t hide.. from the 64th episode of Hausaufgabe. Those who expected a special edition of SID chip arpeggios are in for a disappointment, as it’s business as usual in this podcast. After the cheesiness of the previous chapter I’m taking it back towards a more percussive territory. Is it house? Is it techno? Who knows, and more importantly, who cares. What’s certain is that these tunes will do nicely to keep those energy levels up in preparation for the long Easter weekend.

And don’t touch that dial, as I’ve already got a selection lined up for the 65th installment which will hit these dirty airwaves sooner than you think. In the meantime, have a blast with this one.

01. Tornado Wallace – Ferntree Gully [Beats in Space]
02. Roman Flügel – Sliced Africa [Dial]
03. Pezzner – The Island Fantastic [Visionquest]
04. Cutoff Cutoff – Forth & Back [Soundspace]
05. Muki – Womb [Timbral]
06. Copy Paste Soul – Stuck (Dubspeeka Remix) [2 Swords]
07. Callahan – Murmur [Quadrants]
08. Kink – Diversion [Running Back]
09. Vin Sol & Matrixxman – Interrog8 [Icee Hot]
10. Chaos in the CBD – Stationary Condition [Amadeus]
11. A1 Bassline – Outsider [Nofitstate]
12. Youandewan – Fool Be Cool (Marquis Hawkes Remix) [Aus Music]
13. Nail – Coff Splutta [Shabby Doll]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 63



Thank dog it’s Friday, 13th or not. After all that work and little play, I’m sure we all have earned little downtime. A proper reset. A weekend ctrl-alt-del, so to speak. Hence instead of jumping right into full-on up-tempo house stompers, I’m easing you into it with something mellow’n’melodic. As much as I hate to be associated with this whole “deep house” BS, there is a time and a place for an experience just that tiny bit smoother.

With that, have a pleasant ride with Toto samples from Death on the Balcony, I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-trance à la Sasse, climaxing with Steve Murphy and much more. And thank you all for the overwhelmingly positive feedback on Hausaufgabe 62. More episodes with golden oldies will arrive in good time, but in the meantime you can expect a few installments with the freshest produce. See you in the next one..

01. HNNY – Fruktstund [Pets]
02. Death on the Balcony – Addict for Your Love [Exploited]
03. Oscar Holgado – Thru Streets (Sasse Remix) [System]
04. Carlos Francisco – Tita’s Groove (Remix) [NiteGrooves]
05. Edviq – Omni [Lost My Dog]
06. Iron Curtis – Sing Along with Your Friends [Hudd Traxx]
07. DJ Haus – Peekaboo [Creme Organization]
08. Pezzner – Thug Rock [Lazy Days]
09. DJ Biopic – Monster [House Hed Music]
10. Steve Murphy – Climax [Hot Haus Recs]
11. Timothy Blake – R&B Restitution [Lectric Sands]
12. Kito Jempere – Do You Know Me (Roberto Rodriguez 2 Pop 4 Pop Remix) [Dirt Crew]

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Breaque – Hausaufgabe 62



Let’s go back in time.. Way back into.. err, a completely arbitrary period between 1996 and 2014. That’s right, it’s time for another one of those archive digging Hausaufgabe episodes, featuring recent second hand discoveries as well as tracks which have been lying unplayed on my shelves for some time. From melodic stuff to technoish vibes and jacking bangers, all your needs are served.

Make yourself comfortable for this one as it clocks in at whopping 85 minutes. After (hopefully) enjoying this ride on the waves of nostalgia, be sure to check back for the next one which will again concentrate on the latest house releases.

01. Komon & Appleblim – Key Vision [Aus Music]
02. Foster – Loud Minority [Drumpoet Community]
03. Potholes – Mahla [Common Labour]
04. Jacob Korn – I Like the Sun (But not on LCDs) [Running Back]
05. Redshape – Misc Usage [Delsin]
06. Halvtrak – Finding Yourself [Don’t Be Afraid]
07. Kink feat. Rachel Row – Freakuency [Sharivari]
08. Anaxander – Spartans [Love What You Feel]
09. Jordan Peak – Divider [Air London]
10. Sui Generis – Remarkable [Rush Hour]
11. Todd Terry – Rock That (Tee’s Clone Edit) [Clone Royal Oak]
12. Step Time Orchestra – Jallu Cola [Stickman]
13. Josh Wink – Fill Me with Acid [Ovum]
14. Head High – It’s a Love Thing (Piano Invasion) [Power House]
15. Jori Hulkkonen Kemistä – Booty Time [Trainspotter’s Nightmare]

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