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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Bass-D - Happy Hardcore Megamix (2006)

Merry Christmas. I've been off for a few days, but for good reasons. It's the time of the year when we stuff our faces full with everything edible, and watch Christmas films and listen to Christmas songs on the radio 24/7. But now we've landed between Christmas and New Year, and we really don't know what to do, or listen to. Christmas is over, but it isn't. And there aren't many New Year songs (as far as I can tell, it's only ABBA who did a New Year song). So, what to do now? Well, just listen to your old friend TCD, and listen to the following mix! That will get you through the next few days!

So, Happy Hardcore, eh? This mix was made by DJ Bass-D, an all time legend in the Happy Hardcore scene back in 2006, and re-released for Rainbow Rave Outdoor, back in 2016. Leave it to Bass-D to make a super duper Happy Hardcore mix. He's an oldskool legend, a real OG in the Happy Hardcore scene. And this mix shows us again why he's the don. 6 years ago uploaded onto Soundcloud, 16.6k plays and counting. Also available on YouTube, where you can find the tracklist.

I grew up with Happy Hardcore, so for me it's a personal preference. It's the reason why I always fall back to Happy Hardcore, whenever I require to be slightly happier. It might be a tad cheesier if you compare it to the general Hardcore/Gabber music from the 90s, and you might loath it, but you cannot hide the importance of the music. Hell, I even had a few Happy Hardcore songs played at my wedding last year! That's how important it is. And why this mix made me slightly happier today.

But which tunes did Bass-D blow the dust off, and crammed into this mix? Well, these:

  1. Marusha - It Takes Me Away (NRG Remix)

  2. NRG - I Need Your Love (The Bionaut Remix)

  3. Mark 'Oh - Never Stop That Feeling

  4. U96 - Heaven

  5. Paul Elstak - Life Is Like A Dance (Extended Radio Mix)

  6. RC001 - Lady In My Life

  7. Sunbeam - Outside World (Sunbeam Remix)

  8. Perplexer - Church Of House

  9. Interactive - Forever Young

  10. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Live At London

  11. In Trance - Take On Me

  12. Jimmy J & Cru-L-T - Take Me Away

  13. Scott Brown vs DJ Rab S - Now Is The Time

  14. DJ Demand - Deliverance

  15. Headcase - Critical Rhythm (Ultra Sonic Remix)

  16. Interactive - Living Without Your Love

  17. M Jay & Dan Vee - The Sun Always Shines

  18. Naughty Naughty 9 - Deeper Love

  19. Jones & Stephenson - The First Rebirth

  20. Highlander - Hold Me Now (Bass-D & King Matthew Remix )

  21. Ravers Choice - Total Mayhem

  22. Cheddar - Volume 3

  23. U96 - Club Bizarre

  24. Seduction - Higher Now (Unknown & Seduction Remix)

  25. Vibes & Wishdokta - No More Tears

  26. T-Spoon - Smiling

  27. Tokyo Ghetto Pussy - To Another Galaxy

  28. Network - Words

  29. Marusha - Raveland

  30. Dune - Can't Stop Raving

  31. Syntex - The Glory Of Love

  32. Marusha - Somwhere Over The Rainbpw

  33. Wonderland - In Our Dreams (Pleasure Mix)

  34. Sequential One - Pump Up The Bass

  35. Mark 'Oh - Love Song

  36. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Together In Wonderland

  37. Dune - Hardcore Vibes

  38. Brisk - Airhead (SMD Remix)

  39. Dune - Are You Ready To Fly

  40. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Next To Me

  41. Party Animals - Atomic

  42. Party Animals - Hava Naquila

  43. Mark 'Oh - Tears Don't Lie

  44. RMB - Redemption (Microwave Prince Remix)

  45. RMB - Spring

  46. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Stars

  47. Wonderland - Fantasy Of Love

  48. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Wonderful Days

  49. Beatsquad - Miles Of Smiles

  50. Ultra Sonic - Make That Move

  51. New Motion - Looking For Love (Brisk Remix)

  52. Nightraver & DJ Trevor - Around The World

  53. Silky Way - Up Where We Belong

  54. Stingray & Sonicdriver - As Cold As Ice

  55. 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor - Come Take My Hand

  56. Lipstick - Queen Of The Rhythm

  57. Lipstick - Fly Away

  58. Paul Elstak - Luv U More

  59. Paul Elstak - The Promised Land

  60. TNT - One Love

  61. Microwave Prince - I Need Your Love

  62. Bass-D - Use Somebody

  63. Nakatomi - Free

  64. 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor - Fairytales (Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo Remix)

  65. Dyewitness - Masterplan

  66. Bass-D & King Matthew - It's Magic

  67. Critical Mass - Happy Generation

  68. Critical Mass - Believe In The Future

  69. Bass-D & King Matthew feat XD - Like A Dream

  70. Twin Terror - Get Up & Party (Bass-D & King Matthew Remix)

  71. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Fantasy World

  72. Rhio - Feeling Your Love

  73. Ravers Choice - I Will Always Love You

  74. Flamman & Abraxas - I'll Be Your Only Friend

  75. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Hardcore Feelings

  76. Dyewitness & Nightraver - The Future

I had to type the whole tracklist, so my fingers are now hurting like fuck. But it was oh so worth it. It truly was. So many classics in here, and also a shit ton of forgotten records by artists you don't hear from anymore.

If this doesn't make you happy, nothing will. And that's a fact. Happy Hardcore is just so blissful, so honestly innocent. Cheerful, and all in all, happy. It can be a tad cheesy, and Bass-D added a few of those in here as well, so don't you worry. The cheese lovers are pleased too.

I am really happy after hearing this mix. So many classics. So many underground anthems. He must have dug deep to find these bad boys. Yes, of course the big anthems are in here, but also a lot of the B-sides. And I sometimes prefer them over the A-side records.

I do not care if they are cheesy or not. They are so suitable today, the 28th of December. We've just been through a festive period with a lot of too cheerful anthems, so this mix suits this time period extremely well. Another wicked mix by Bass-D, and for that we should honour him! The real OG, the don of Happy Hardcore!

Best record? Too damn difficult. You pick one on my behalf!

DJ: Bass-D

Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore

Mix Info: Bass-D - Happy Hardcore Megamix

Length Mix: 01:19:07

Tracks: 76 (seventy-six)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Sample Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2006 (re-released 2016)

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