Another happy hardcore tape. Hate all you want—I LOVE THIS STUFF SO DANG MUCH AND I WILL NOT BE DISSUADED.
Like jungle, happy hardcore spent 1993 breaking away from the old breakbeat hardcore rave paradigm, and 1994 finding its own identity. By 1995 it had really come into its own as a distinct genre—still tied to jungle and rave, but with its own unique sound and aesthetic. It lasted for a couple of years before devolving into an even-cheesier breakbeat-free kind of hyperpop for the Dance Dance Revolution crowd (much like jungle eventually evolved into clownstep drum & bass).
Anywho, this tape focuses those prime years for UK Happy Hardcore, 1995-1997. Enjoy!
- Infernus; I Want Your Love (UK Breakbeat Remix) (Rogue Trooper Happy Trax)
- Happy Tunes Vol. 3; Let the Good Times Roll (Happy Tunes)
- Pooch & Wivvy; Think (United Dance)
- DJ Seduction; Samplemania (Remix) (Impact)
- Justin Time; Help Me (Just Another Label)
- DJ Ham; It Would Be (Remix Records)
- DJ DNA feat. Jenka; Reality (Just 4 U)
- DJ Seduction; Higher Now (DJ Unknown & Seduction Remix) (Impact)
- DJ Poosie; It's Gonna Be (Remix Records)
- Edit V; Sensation (Vibes & Wishdokta Remix) (Impact)
- DJ Pooch; How It Started (Impact)
- Rebel Alliance; Sometimes (Remix) (Stormtrooper Recordings)
- Seduction & Eruption; Bust the New Jam (Hard Mix) (Impact)
- Happy Tunes Vol. 5 vs. Billy Bunter; Raging Desire (Happy Tunes)
- DJ Ham & Poosie; Master Peace (Kniteforce Records)
- Illogik & DNA; Kick Your Legs in the Air (Essential Platinum)
- Seduction & Dougal; It's Not Over (Remix) (Impact)
- DJ Seduction; Drop the Bass (Vibes & Wishdokta Remix) (Impact)
- Highlife & Style; Give it to Me (Remix) (Happy Jack Productions)
- Frantic & Impulse; Spiced Up (4 The Floor Recordings)
- Substate; Take Me Up (Rogue Trooper Happy Trax)
- Vibes & Wishdokta; No More Tears (Impact)
- Happy Tunes Vol. 8; Positive Energy (Happy Tunes)
- Vibes & Wishdokta; Passion (Rogue Trooper Happy Trax)
NEXT WEEK: Deep House.