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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Bad Corey - Super Valentine's Megamix (14-02-2015)

I know. You don't need to remind me. You might be thinking that the morphine and co-codamol and antibiotics have messed up my head, and that my timeline has shifted, but I am fully aware that it's not Valentine's day, or that we are anywhere near. It's August. But what you don't understand is that every day is Valentine's day in the van Zeelandt residency. She knows it, and I know it too. We are smitten, and it might seem a bit too much, but it's the truth. Every day I wake up, I look into her beautiful eyes and know that I'm a lucky lad. And even when I was hospitalized, she was there, next to me. That's dedication. And for 10 years she's been by my side. Love is present here every day. That's why I found this mix, and have embraced it.

All bullshit aside, I did find this mix by accident. I had a few records in mind I wanted to hear on Soundcloud, but they were only found in one mix, not separately. Hence why this mix came up. I'm just such a soppy person: I like my UK Hardcore to be a) happy and b) emotional. This led me to this mix, made by Bad Corey. This name seems to ring a bell, but no wedding bells to be fair. And anyway, let's focus on this mix.

Bad Corey has selected only the most romantic UK Hardcore records to compose this mix. And oncee you see the tracklist you know it made sense to release this on Valentine's day back in 2015, and why the main focus is love. You know that UK Hardcore, as 'violent' as it sometimes might be, can be extremely beautiful. That's what got me hooked back in the early 00s: this happy and lovely vocals just grabbed my attention.

Now it's time for the tracklist. Just make sure you get the tissues ready, and light a candly in your bedroom (or living room), and put this mix on. You will immediately lighten the room. And maybe be lucky with the other half, eh?

01. Northern Lights - Love Of My Life (Brisk 2013 Remix)

02. Brisk & Darwin feat DMO - My Heartbeat (Original Mix)

03. Eclipse feat Lisa Marie - Heart's Desire (Brisk & Vagabond Mix)

04. Cat Like Thief - It Starts With A Whisper (Nu Foundation Remix)

05. Michael Mansion - Under My Window (Fracus & Darwin 2012 Remix)

06. Orbit1 & Fracus feat Lisa Abbott - In Your Arms (Original Mix)

07. Brisk & Darwin - Never Been Away (Original Mix)

08. Nu Foundation - I Need You (Original Mix)

09. Ham - Love You Tonight (Original Mix)

10. Sash Dee feat Ellie - Always & Forever (DJ Shimamura Remix)

11. LeLe - Mirror Mirror (Noc. V Remix)

12. Fracus feat Lisa Abbott - Give Me Your Love (Shanty & Invader Remix)

13. Stylus & Audiojunkie feat Rachel Clark - Everything Forever (Original Mix)

14. Bang! - Sunshine On A Cloudy Day (Eufeion Remix)

15. Brisk & Darwin feat DMO - Make U Mine (Original Mix)

16. Fracus & Darwin feat Cat Knight - Love Obsession (SMD Remix)

17. Geos Crew & Scandal feat Marie Louise - Love Infected (Darwin Remix)

18. Chwhynny - Until The Day I Die (Entity & Darwin's Big Kick Remix)

19. Fracus & In Effect feat Sam Honey - Dream Of The Moment (Original Mix)

20. Darwin feat Fraz - Mezmerised (The Missing Mix)

21. Eclipse - Making Love Forever (Ham Mix)

21. Ryu - I'm So Happy (Kors K Remix)

23. Darwin - Believe Again (Original Mix)

24. DBL - DBL2

25. Al Storm & The Last Of The Mohicans - Test Of Time (Original Mix)

26. Anthem Power (Esline, Onit & Tempo) - Dance With Somebody

27. Technikore feat Nathalie - Yours Tonight (Original Mix)

28. Leon Hayward - Love It When You Talk (Gisbo Remix)

29. N-Force vs Darren Styles - Right By Your Side (Gammer Remix)

30. Al Storm feat Malaya - Everytime We Say Goodbye (Technikore Remix)

31. Hypasonic - Lost Without You (Squad-E Remix)

32. Styles & Breeze - Come With Me (Unique Remix)

33. Impact & Nemesis - Blown Away (Original Mix)

34. Lumin8 - Pretty Eyes (Original Mix)

35. CLSM - I Will Wait (Fracus & Darwin Remix)

36. Darren Styles feat Molly - Never Forget You (Extended Mix)

37. Darren Styles & Gammer - You & I (Rhythmics Riff Edit)

38. Clear Vu - I Adore (Gammer Remix)

39. Impact & Resist - Someday (Fallon Remix)

40. Minamotoya - Into The Night (Kors K 2012 Remix)

41. Antix, Suae & Pulsar feat Renee - Hypnotized (Original Mix)

42. N-Force - The One (Radio Edit)

Jeez! This mix has got so many romatic records in it, and I've got to say that it filled my heart with euphoria! And also with a lot of sadness: this sound is slowly disappearing from the UK Hardcore scene. Even though forward motion is always good, and evolution is necessary, sometimes I would like the music to remain the way it was. And that's not what is happening.

Just one sidenote: you have probably noticed a lot of Fracus & Darwin records in here. I was typing this tracklist, and noticed that everything romantic gets the F&D treatment. They must be hunting down romantic records, and calling each other, saying: "you Fracus, there's a new record we can remix, shall we?". So many beautiful records, so much happiness from the HU boys. Is that the secret behind their label? Love?

Anyway, this mix could have been 5 hours long. I've just realised that there are thousands of songs, all emotional and romantic! The UK Hardcore scene was thriving on this sound. Not like the Hardcore scene in Europe. So brutal and rough they might like it in Europe, so beautiful and delicate you British like to hear it. Happy and touching. I like that.

There are too many great anthems in here. You can literally name each record as your favourite, and for me Clear Vu records have always been amazing, but the one that stood out from the rest, and that's simply because of the lyrics/vocalist, is 'I'm So Happy' by Ryu, remixed by Kors K. Fight me if you disagree. I won't feel a thing, still high on medication. And love. (*insert love emoji)

I'm really delighted to have found this lovely mix. Maybe 4 years too late, and many months after Valentine's day, but still. This has turned a bleak day into a wonderful, rainbow filled day. Thanks Bad Corey. Really loved it!

DJ: Bad Corey

Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: Super Valentine's Megamix

Length Mix: 02:07:57

Tracks: 42 (fourty-two)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 294 MB

File Type: mp3

Bitspeed: 320kbps

More Information: Bad Corey - Soundcloud Page

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