DJ A.K. - Club Kinetic Classics Vol 4 Mix 02.07.22
Started today with some Oldskool rave anthems and Acid Trance, and now I'm going back in time, again to the 90s, but this time it's a different kind of Hardcore. Hardcore I know as Happy Hardcore, which the UK embraced from the early 90s, and made it their own. But it wasn't just the Brits making it their own, but also the Dutch, Italians, Germans, etc. It was a pan-European style of Hardcore, and to me a very important style. Some hate it, some love it, but even if you disagree with the music, it was important for the raving community during the 90s. But not just the music was important, it was also the events that took place, and the locations they were held at. One of those clubs was Kinetic.
Club Kinetic started back in 1992, and had their last event back in 1998. They did make a return in the 2000nd, but the 90s, those were the years people talk about the most. Especially DJs like DJ Brisk, Stu Allan, Vibes, and more. But it's mainly those that raved at Kinetic who talk fondly about it. I've never been, unfortunately, but I can imagine how cool it must have been.
DJ A.K. had already uploaded a few mixes focussed on this legendary club, and this fourth instalment is focussed on the cheesier side of Hardcore, the style we call Happy Hardcore. Me being Dutch, I fully embraced the style in the 90s, and even in the 20s I'm still in love with it, and sometimes even prefer it over anything else. And this mix contains a few of the big anthems. You'll know them all, once you look at the tracklist. They are big, very big!!
Hearing this during the 90s meant you were going to have a great time. Yes, A.K. also played a few very cheesy anthems, but that's just part of the deal. A cheese mix cannot have only 'normal' cheese, but also some so bad, it becomes the opposite within a second. 'I Wanna Be A Hippy' is one of those records. Hate it or love it, you will embrace it for what it was and is: a timeless classic. And suitable in this mix.
Time for you to go back in time, and be young again (unless you were old already in the 90s)...
DJ Vibes & Wishdokta - Rave Is A Mystery
DJ Vibes & Wishdokta - Motorway Madness
Tiny Tot - Discoland (Giorgio Prezioso Remix)
Brothers In Law - Happy Motherfucker
DJ Paul Elstak - Do Not Go In There
Q-Bass - Hardcore Friday
DJ Paul Elstak - Pump This Party
Dance Overdose - Overdose
Kinetic Pleasure - Higher
External - Circles (Hardcore Edit)
Hixxy & Sunset Regime - Peoples Party (Remix)
Tokyo Ghetto Pussy - I Kiss Your Lips (Music For The Girlies Extended Mix)
Love Child - All Out Of Love (DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim Remix)
Forbes & Cyclone - Full Force
DJ Hixxy & MC Sharkey - Toy Town ('Noddy & Bigears' Mix)
Billy 'Daniel' Bunter & D-Zyne - Ride Like The Wind
Brisk - Airhead
DJ Chewy - Rock This Place
DJ Paul Elstak - Boom Boom Who
Human Resource - Fuck Them (Undercover Anarchist Remix)
Sandman - Can Can Chaos
Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Fantasy World (Hardcore Mix)
Scooter - Move Your Ass!
Knightvision - Who Is It
Predator - Mind Of A Lunatic
Predator vs Wedlock - Get On Down
Technohead - I Wanna Be A Hippy (Original Mix)
Yes, yes, 1000 times yes. This is what I want to hear right now. So happy and cheerful, you cannot deny its importance in the Hardcore scene. Yes, some are fucking cheesy, but that was just part of the package, part of the deal. But A.K.s selection is really great, and it's cool to hear these songs again, after so many years.
Obviously you hear the Paul Elstak, the Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo, Technohead, everywhere, but it's also about those that people have forgotten about. Or never even heard of. There are a few in here which I've not heard before, be it the original version or even the remixed version. For example Human Resource's 'Fuck Them'. Of course I know the original, but not the remix... every day you learn and hear new things.
I was a huge Happy Hardcore fan, and even liked Scooter's big hit 'Move Your Ass!' when it came out around 1995 (I think). And of course Charly & Theo, Paul, but even though they made memorable songs, it's 'Forbes & Cyclone's track that resembles Happy Hardcore at its most pinnacle moment. That, to me, is the most Happy Hardcore track out there.
But boy, 'Can Can Chaos', 'Toytown', they are certainly not my favourite records. I do understand they were big in the clubs, but if they would be played and I was clubbing/raving, that would be my moment of visiting the toilets or the bar.
All in all a great set. Never been to Kinetic, but if they played this kind of music, it would have been right up my alley. The right music. Why was I born in NL and in 1983, and not in the UK and before 1983? It would have been epic.
Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, Bouncy Techno, Gabber
Mix Info: DJ A.K. - Club Kinetic Classics Vol 4 Mix 02.07.22
Length Mix: 01:14:30
Tracks: 27 (twenty-seven)
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Release Year: 2022
More Information: DJ A.K. - Soundcloud Channel