Colin H - Piano Classics (Early 90's Happy Hardcore / Breakbeat) (2014)
The other day I was on YouTube, and I spotted a video focussed on DJs/producers guessing titles and artist names of songs from the 90s. It's the blind test series, run by Telekom Electronic Beats TV channel on the Tube, and they've got a wide range of DJs on the show, and each episode is dedicated to a specific sound/genre, and the latest one was focussed on Breakbeat Hardcore from 1990 to 1993. I was bitten by the Breakbeat Hardcore bug, and I immediately went to my trusted source Soundcloud, and found this mix by Colin H, done back in 2014.
This mix contains records from the early 90s, but the tone is a bit different. The vibe is slightly focussed on the happier side of Breakbeat Hardcore. And obviously a lot of pianos were involved during the making of these glorious anthems. A lot of them. But pianos and Breakbeat Hardcore go well together, hand in hand. When you do have a mix filled with these anthems that are filled with piano bits and bobs, it just make you happier!
Colin's mix contains a lot of amazing records. You get 35 epic records by some of the finest producers in the Breakbeat/Happy Hardcore scene. And I'm not the only one that thinks this way: it has had positive reviews since the day it was uploaded back in 2014. And I have to join those comments. It's a brilliant mix, 2 1/2 hours long, and the tracks are just pure pleasure filled anthems which have become timeless. And the tracks are still highly recommended not just in mixes like this one, but at raves too. You need to hear these tracks, you just need to hear them anywhere, everywhere.
But which ones am I talking about?
Reinforced presents Nookie - Give A Little Love (94 Lick)
DJ Slipmatt - My Own (Slipmatt Remix)
Ramos & Supreme - Crowd Control
Reinforced presents Nookie - The Sound Of Music
DJ Seduction - Can You Feel It
SMD - 1A (Slipmatt's Exclusive Album Mix)
Seduction & Dougal - Better Days
Seduction & Dougal - It's Not Over
Sy & Unknown - Sudden Impact
Billy Daniel Bunter feat Gem - Let It Lift You
Seduction - Drop The Bass
SMD - 3A
Edit V - Sensation
Seduction - So In Love
Force & Styles - Dancing Through The Night
Eruption - 12'' Of Love
WE 3 - Groovy Dimensions
Happy Rollers - '95 Style
D-Zyne & Fury - The Horny Raver
Happy Roller - Starjump
Billy Daniel Bunter & D-Zyne - Ride Like The Wind
DJ Fury - Soundflow
Sunset Regime - Transducer
DJ Chewy - Rock This Place
Seduction - Hallelujah
Billy Daniel Bunters & Seduction - Hop On The Dancefloor
Seduction - Higher Now (Seduction & Unknown Remix)
Seduction & Eruption - Bust The New Jam
Sense Of Summer - On Top (Hixxy Remix)
Ham & Demo & Justin Time - The Big Spill
DJ Ham - Is There Anybody Out There (DJ Ham 1999 Remix)
Ham & Demo & Justin Time - Here I Am
Garion Fey - Can You Do This
Slipmatt - Pure Release (Techno Mix)
Quest - Spiritual Dawn
Been a tad busy today, working from home, and I had to pause this mix so many times, I had to restart it at least 4 times. But it's been on since 6am, and it still is, many hours later. I really enjoyed this mix, and I thoroughly enjoyed each record.
The mix is really good, and Colin has done his best to make a mix worth listening to. And it's got a shit ton of excellent Breakbeat/Happy Hardcore anthems, that have gotten the recognition over the years by the fans. Many years/decades since their initial release date, they are still loved, and danced to, all over the globe.
I even forgotten a few of these records. But thankfully Colin H reminded me of their existence, and I'm now loving life. Being happy, WFH, living in my own bubble, remembering how awesome the 90s were for Breakbeat/Happy Hardcore, and how awesome life was in general (well, at least for me). I was a bit too young when Happy Hardcore was around, so I did miss on partying then, but now I'm old enough, and wish I was old enough back then, to have witnessed the music dominating the world and parties all over the world.
A solid mix. And 35 amazing records. Don't have anything negative to say. 5 out of 5 stars, Well deserved!
DJ: Colin H
Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore
Mix Info: Colin H - Piano Classics (Early 90's Happy Hardcore / Breakbeat)
Length Mix: 02:27:58
Tracks: 35 (thirty-five)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE
File Size: 338 MB
File Type: mp3
Bit Rate: 320kbps
Release Year: 2014
More Information: Colin HQ - Soundcloud Channel