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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

90's Hardcore Classics Vol. 1 (2022)


Sunday has emerged. Did you survive last night? Was it a manageable night, or was it a heavy night? Whatever happened last night, I hope you had a great night. And now you are recovering. Have I got something for you? Yes, I do. I know you still have a bit of energy left inside your body, so let's make sure you use the energy, and continue what you finished last night/early this morning. A mix by DASH_STODD which contains some excellent UK Hardcore/Happy Hardcore anthems from the 90s.

The 90s were so damn good. And during the 90s I was a full on Hardcore fanatic. A raver. A gabber. But I did love everything about Hardcore, and every subgenre was appreciated by yours truly. Especially the happier side of life. Maybe it's because deep down inside I'm a happy chap? I do love Happy Hardcore, and today's mix contains a nice variety of both European and British Hardcore/Happy Hardcore.


It cropped up on my timeline, and now I'm listening to it. I'm not sure who's behind the mix, but the main focus should be the mix itself. Even though I would consider myself a connoisseur of the happier side of Hardcore, there are still a few tracks in here I've not heard before. The majority are known anthems, don't get me wrong, but there's a few I don't know. Oh, interesting! New 'old' music.


  1. 4 Tune Fairytales - My Little Fantasy

  2. Bang! - Cloudy Daze (Ham Mix)

  3. Bass-X - Morphine

  4. Trixxy & Vinylgroover - Wishing On A Star

  5. Jon Doe - Feel The Energy

  6. Force & Styles - Funfair (Ham Mix)

  7. Force & Styles - Heart Of Gold

  8. Q-Tex - Power Of Love (Italian Rave Remix)

  9. Q-Tex - E-Creation (1995 Remix)

  10. Visa - Don't Go Away

  11. Water Pistol - Splosh

  12. Mazurka - Hardcore Vibes (Sound Assassins Remix)

  13. Mindtrust - Ravers Groove

  14. Q-Tex - Dreamland

  15. DJ Magical - Rush Hour


The person behind this mix has made an interesting mix with a few classics. And even though I was a fan throughout the 90s of Happy Hardcore, the UK side of it was mostly forgotten about. They would appear on some compilations, but it was mainly continental Europe that dominated on the CDs. The UK side would only be proper discovered by yours truly around 2003, and 20 years later I'm still discovering new 'old' music.


It's a nice mix. Not sure if these are digital records or not. The quality goes up and down a bit, so it could be that this is a vinyl mix only. No cracking noises, thank f*ck for that, but yeah, it goes up and down slightly.


Come on, can anyone find a better tune in this mix? It has to be one of two: 'Power Of Love' or 'Raver's Groove'. They are classics, without a shadow of a doubt.


Not a fan of 'Hardcore Vibes'. It is just meh.


But all in all a cool mix, one that will enlighten your nostalgia enthusiasm again, and it will make you want to go back to the 90s!


DJ: DASH_STODD

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: 90's Hardcore Classics Vol. 1

Length Mix: 00:59:12

Tracks: 15 (fifteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2022



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