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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

00s UK/Happy Hardcore Vinyl Mix (Part 2) (2024)

Last year I discovered this new artist on Soundcloud, and his name has appeared everywhere. And I'm not exaggerating. Januskopf is a name you see everywhere. And that's a good thing, as he's making an impact. But to me, the reason I discovered him, was due to his UK Hardcore mix he posted on Soundcloud. I really liked the first instalment of his mix, and he kindly informed me that there's a follow up to his mix. And it's so fresh: it was only uploaded yesterday. You all know I'm a sucker for UK Hardcore, so whenever something is posted, I jump straight on it.

The mix contains records from the noughties, and I do love the noughties UK Hardcore. It's the best era, by far. The second instalment of his mix contains records you don't hear that often, which is always amazing! I wouldn't call them the forgotten anthems, as you do hear them, but I would prefer to call them underrated, as you don't hear them often. And they should be played more often, that's the truth.

The sound from that era is so distinctive. You hear the anthems from the noughties, and immediately you feel the vibes coming at you. It was such a wicked time to be alive, and to hear those songs, it was amazing. And it's also cool to see a fellow Dutchman who loves it. There aren't that many Dutchies out there who appreciate UK Hardcore, so when I do find them, it makes me happier.

But it all depends on the songs selected for this mix. Are they any good?

  1. Euphoria - Deal With The Thrill

  2. SPIT - The Beginning

  3. GEOS Crew feat Zara - Shine (Breeze Remix)

  4. Brisk & V.A.G.A.B.O.N.D. - Get It On

  5. Jamie Ritmen - Southern Sun

  6. Haze vs Team Rocket - Harder Faster

  7. DJ Ham - Oldskool

  8. DJ Sammy - Rise Again (Impact Remix)

  9. RSR Boys, DJ Fear & Lisa Abbott - Dusk Till Dawn (Dougal & Gammer Remix)

  10. Darwin - Floor Damage

  11. DJ Ham - Epic Riff

  12. Brisk & V.A.G.A.B.O.N.D. - Hardcore Never Dies

  13. DJ Ham & DMO - In Your Eyes

  14. SPIT - Show Me How

  15. Darwin, Obie & Mr. E - Hits You Like Thunder

Oh Januskopf, this takes me back! This is the music I grew up listening to, and I still adore the sound coming out of the UK. Why did this never go worldwide, I do not have a clue. This should have been listened to by millions of humans, from all over the globe.

The happy vibes are felt deep down inside, and hearing these glorious anthems always puts a smile on my face. As previously mentioned, you don't hear them that often, which is truly a pity. But thankfully I was reminded of this new mix, and now I'm not sad anymore. Especially when one of the most slept on anthems ever is in it: 'Floor Damage' by Darwin. He still is one of the finest producers out there, but back then, he surely made a mark on the scene. Maybe the young kid in the scene, but certainly one that you shouldn't underestimate.

A wicked mix with so many memorable anthems. If a mix can make me feel younger again, you made a magical mix. And this second instalment is yet another successful one. Can't wait for the next one, if there is going to be another one. But if there are, please keep on releasing these mixes. Take me back in time, and do it NOW!

DJ: Januskopf

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, UKHC

Mix Info: 00s UK/Happy Hardcore Vinyl Mix (Part 2)

Length Mix: 01:11:13

Tracks: 15 (fifteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 163 MB

File Type: MP3

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 320kbps

Release Year: 2024

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