1994/95 Breakbeat/Happy Hardcore vol. 2 (2023)
1994/1995. That's nearly 30 years ago! Can you believe it? I certainly can't. Time does fly by too damn quickly. It only feels like it was a handful of years ago, not nearly three decades. And some haven't left the 90s at all. They still keep on focussing on music released in the 90s. Do I consider ANDY PAV to be one of them? Well, when it comes to his mixes, I can only see 90s focussed Hardcore/Happy Hardcore/Breakbeat mixes. But is that a bad thing? Absolutely not! I wish I could go back in time, to the golden years of Breakbeat Hardcore/Happy Hardcore. I'm not gifted with the power of time travel, and the only thing I can do is reminisce, and listen to mixes made by people such as ANDY PAV.
His latest mix focusses on the years 1994 and 1995, and the tracks are all Breakbeat Hardcore / Happy Hardcore anthems from those years. As I fell in love with Happy Hardcore around 1994, it is nice to see these tracks again. Some I've completely forgotten about, and some I do remember, and maybe even play every so often. It is a mixture of everything great. 13 tracks in an hour long mix.
What else could you wish for? ANDY has gone all out, and has picked some wicked anthems. And it makes me wonder: what happened to most of these producers from back in the day? Which ones are still active, and which ones have decided to stop making records? Would they have known back in 1994/1995 that their tracks would become timeless classics?
Let's ride the amen break wave, and let me show you the tracks selected by ANDY for his mix.
Naughty Naughty - Volume 5 (B)
DJ Skrufneck - Volume 2 (B)
Bush Brothers - So Afraid
Future Primitive - Lift Me Up (Slammin Vinyl Mix)
DJ Seduction - So In Love (Vibes & Wishdokta Mix)
Jimmy J & Cru-L-T - Six Days
A Sense Of Summer - On Top
DJ Pooch - Feeling This Way
The Timespan & Bertie - Our Soul
Highlife & Style - Give It To Me
Happy Tunes - I Want You Baby
Edit V - Pumper
Justin Time - Sweet In Pocket (Force & Evolution Mix)
Yet another wicked tracklist by ANDY PAV. During the 90s my focus was mainly on European Happy Hardcore, so it's nice to hear a mix with different approaches to Happy Hardcore. Underrated classics? Yes.
The tracks are all wicked, and it's been carefully mixed together. They all blend in nicely, and the hour has flown by. From starting the day with a Hardstyle mix, to a Trance mix, to a Breakbeat Hardcore/Happy Hardcore mix. Life is great right now, and the tunes are amazing too!
I do love the Breakbeat sound in Happy Hardcore anthems. And the tracks mixed together by ANDY are all solid! Especially DJ Pooch's 'Feeling This Way'. Love that track. Yeah, 'Six Days' is also a wicked track, but it is in nearly every mix. So I'll give credit to Pooch for his wicked anthem!
A solid mix to get us through the weekend. Who can ignore this and not listen to this mix? It's a banger, that's for sure. And also downloadable, if you are interested!
DJ: ANDY PAV
Genre/Style: Breakbeat Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Rave
Mix Info: 1994/95 Breakbeat/happy hardcore vol. 2
Length Mix: 01:00:24
Tracks: 13 (thirteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE
File Size: 609 MB
File Type: wav
Bit Rate: 1411kbps
Release Year: 2023
More Information: ANDY PAV - Soundcloud Channel