Friday, December 3rd, 2010
If you say “I like happy hardcore” to most people then you’ll probably be treated either as a child or as someone with mild mental retardation. However, I hope to prove that there’s actually lots of (well, some) decent stuff in that most cheesy of genres. You can pretty much ignore anything after 1996 and even ’95 is pushing it but that brief period when jungle & happy were still played at the same raves and even in the same sets produced some great tunes which many people might be missing out on.
This is a killer tune from 1993 by DJ Slam. A pretty hard one to track down, wish I actually had a copy myself. It sums up perfectly, for me, what was good about happy hardcore. Hectic breaks, piano breakdown and heavy bassline before it all went a bit too four to the floor and started ripping off every pop tune ever.