This was the first one I actually produced of the 4 retrospective mixes. It contains the more happy-sided face of the hardcore-scene but lays the emphasis on the more serious releases which still hold up today as there was a lot of junk and trash released in those years. ’94-97 mark the years of the rise and fall of happy hardcore. That is reflected in this mix:

‘94 was the beginning of the happy hardcore era which ended in ’97. Dominating the charts it had it’s effect on the hardcore too. Catchy tunes, pitched up old 70’s and 80’s songs and breakbeats were widely used in the hardcorescene from ‘94 to ’97. This is a look back at tracks that clearly represent that era.



Release date: July 2004
Running time: 1:19:29
Style: Hardcore, Early Rave, Artcore, Happy Hardcore

Tracklisting:
01 Mikey Mo ft Orin Boyd – Intro
02 Vanugenth the 5th – Pussycat
03 Molella – Originale, radicale, musicale
04 DJ Groovy – Shake it
05 DJ Buby, Maxx & Giangi – Musica neurotica
06 Trickster – Emphasis on hardcore
07 Cyclopede – 40
08 Lunalotic – Basspump
09 Da Beatblower – Go fuck your s off
10 Aural 4 play – Kick some ass
11 DJ Sim – 5-4-3-2-1
12 Lunalotic – I can’t hear you
13 Reyes – Instromedia
14 DJ Sim – Cartoons in progress
15 Eurythmics – Sweet dreams
16 Bodylotion – Make you dance
17 Genaside – Fuck you
18 Lord of Hardcore – Go berzerk
19 Scott Brown vs DJ Rab S – Now is the time
20 Stingray & Sonicdriver – Cold as ice
21 DJ Isaac – Bad Dreams
22 Vanugenth the 5th – Here we go again
23 DJ Delirium & Omar Santana – Drop da beat
24 Paradox -The guillotine
25 Critical Mass -Burning love
26 Happymen -Love is you
27 Happy Toons – Up yours
28 DJ Waxweazle & Guitar Rob – Spread your wings
29 Jeremy – The flow
30 European Unity – United in one???
31 El Bruto – Let yourself go
32 Wasting Program – Step right up folks
33 DJ Ruffneck vs Mikey B. – Doodlesex
34 Mister DJ – Dance till ya drop
35 Knightvision – Who is it?
36 El Bruto – Hypnotizing
37 DJ Isaac – Damn Hardcore
38 DJ Delirium – The sound of the beast
39 DJ Isaac – Dumcore
40 Revox – Happy one
41 DJ Tails & Noizer – Drumm & basz
42 The Controllers – I wanna rock you
43 DJ Paul Elstak – Play my game
44 Too Fast For Mellow – We gonna get this place
45 S.O.S. – Papa’s got a brand new pill left
46 Mikey Mo ft Orin Boyd – Outro