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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

1994 Vol. 2 (2024)

Let's go back in time, to the year 1994. I was only 11, so too young to go clubbing/raving. But I was listening ferociously to dance music, and I was all into Hardcore. Not too much into UK Hardcore, also known as Breakbeat Hardcore, that would come later. But it was mainly Dutch Hardcore, and sometimes Happy Hardcore. I've got a lot to learn, still to this day, but thankfully there's plenty of mixes on Soundcloud for me to listen to. And today I'm listening to DareErickson's mix, which has got some amazing records from 1994. What a wonderful year it must have been, being in UK clubs and 'illegal' raves, experiencing this.

The music was dope. And I'm constantly reminded of the fact that I was too young to understand the music, and go out to enjoy myself. I had to sit at home and watch cartoons on TV. What a life to lead, eh? Looking back, I would have liked to be a bit older and go out, but things didn't turn out that way, nor have we got the capabilities to go back in time and change things. At least we've got the music, right?

The mix you are going to listen to, has got some big hitting anthems. Most of them are known, like 80%, but there are still a few in here I've not heard before, but I'm happy to have finally discovered them, as they are true anthems. They make me want to dig out the glowsticks and whistles, and go out. Guessing the glowsticks have stopped working, and the whistle is probably been thrown away. Ah hell, at least we've got Amazon. I feel an order might happen soon.

Until then, let's focus on the mix and the year of 1994. Let's go back in time, reminisce.

  1. The Timespan - Stop The Music

  2. Mercurial - Feel The Energy

  3. Edit V - Burning Love

  4. Higher Level - Higher Spirits

  5. Trotski & Mercy - Forgotten Souls

  6. DJ Force & The Evolution - Perfect Dreams (Vibes & Wishdokta Remix)

  7. Jimmy J & Cru-L-T - Take Me Away (Slipmatt Remix)

  8. Sy & Unknown - Let The Bass Kick

  9. DJ Dougal & Ravemaster Vibes - Feel Free

  10. Jimmy J & Cru-L-T - Six Days (DJ Brisk Remix)

  11. Remarc & Lewi Cifer - Da Vibes (Remix)

  12. DJ Seduction - Sample-Mania

  13. SMD - SMD #4 (A)

  14. Dougal & Mickey Skeedale - Sky High

  15. Just Another Artist - Rhythm

Wow. An amazing mix that will make you happy. Maybe, if you were already happy, you might even more happier. But that's the power behind these anthems.

DareErickson has selected a shit ton of amazing records, and from the start it is a wicked showcase of excellent music, released in 1994. It was a good year, as these songs were doing some pretty damage on the dancefloors. And now, 30 years later, they are still doing enough damage. But this time it's only my eardrums which are suffering, but clearly I do not care, as you cannot listen to this music when the volume is low. It needs to be HIGH as Hell.

I do love the 90s Happy Hardcore sound that came from the UK. You had some wicked anthems, and one of them made its way onto this mix. 'Da Vibes'. This is just my kind of Happy Hardcore, and it's a glorious anthem.

A wicked selection by DE. Can only provide love and appreciation for the mix, and for the year 1994. What a wicked year it was for music in general, but for the UK Hardcore/Happy Hardcore scene, it was tremendous. And it would only get better and better!

DJ: DareErickson

Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, UK Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore, Rave

Mix Info: 1994 Vol. 2

Length Mix: 00:56:38

Tracks: 15 (fifteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 129 MB

File Type: mp3

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 320kbps

Release Year: 2024


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