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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Euro Core Volume One (2022)

I just finished Sied van Riel's set at ASOT 600, Minsk, and I just jumped back on my saved favourites on Soundcloud, and saw this mix. Only uploaded a day ago, but you know I was on it immediately. It's a mix by DJ Virus, why wouldn't I jump on it? A few months ago I discovered his page, and it's been one of my favourite pages to visit. So many great mixes, and his latest mix is just perfect. If you had to describe me in the 90s, this would have been the right mix. I was a full on Happy Hardcore fanatic, and even in 2022 I can announce that I'm still a cheese lover. And that's exactly what DJ Virus has done: he made a mix with the most cheesiest European Happy Hardcore songs from the 90s.

And it suits me well. Yes, I've got a love-hate relationship with cheesy music. Yes, I love me a bit of cheese, but it needs to be cool cheese. Not the commercial cheese, songs that were just made to cash in on the success of Happy Hardcore. But to be fair, aren't all tracks made to make a few pennies here and there? Well, you know what I'm saying anyway.

Ah, maybe I'm just talking bollocks. Maybe I just hate a few songs, because I find them crap. Maybe that's just it. And at first glance this mix doesn't contain any songs I despise, so that's a good thing. It's filled with the classics, that's for sure. Good selection, DJ Virus, good selection!

I always look back at my youth, and during the 90s I was a full on Happy Hardcore fan. And the tracks Virus has selected, are ALL from my youth, and I loved them, and adored them. I was such a fan of Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo, Paul Elstak, Dune, T-Spoon, and more. So to hear them in one epic mix, just makes me a very happy person. Happier than I am already.

  1. Kina - Heaven's Door

  2. Pearl - Go Higher (Happy Hardcore Extended)

  3. T-Spoon - Smiling (Before The Storm Mix)

  4. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Stars (Rave Mix)

  5. Dune - Are You Ready To Fly

  6. Visa - Fly Away (Visa Vocal Club Mix)

  7. Club Factory - Time After Time

  8. Nakatomi - Children Of The Night (XXL Version)

  9. Unicorn - Living In A Fantasy (Extended Radio Mix)

  10. Interactive - Forever Young (Extended Version)

  11. Damnation - Raving & Grooving (Wonderland Mix)

  12. Tokyo Ghetto Pussy - I Kiss Your Lips

  13. Uranus - Flowed On A Vibe (Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo Remix)

  14. Pulp Shock - Take Me Away

  15. Paul Elstak - The Promised Land (Digidance Extended Mix)

  16. Dune - Can't Stop Raving

  17. Tiny Tot - Discoland (Raveland Mix)

  18. Phoenix - Feel My Love

  19. 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor - Come Take My Hand (K&A's Happy Hardcore Blast)

  20. Mega 'Lo Mania - Emotion

  21. Dune - Million Miles From Home

  22. Andrea True - Lovin' You (Black Cat Mix 2)

  23. Eye2Eye - Set Me Free

  24. Nyed - Everybody Pom Pom (Start Up Mix)

  25. Captain Hollywood Project - Find Another Way

  26. Body Parts - Without You

  27. Paul Elstak - Rainbow In The Sky (K&A's Extended Blast)

  28. Daddy's Little Girl starring Angel & Miker G. - Catching The Stars

This takes me back to when I was a teenager and full of spots. And no clue of how the world worked. To me, the world was only filled with cheerful and exciting music, nothing else. Nothing could prepare me for what was ahead of it all: me growing up, knowing what all the adults know. Being young is the best, no worries at all. Wish I could go back in time.

Virus has made a very interesting mix. One that I will cherish until the end of days.

I adore Happy Hardcore, and will say it again and again. It's such an underrated sub genre of Hardcore which should get more credit and more appreciation. You might not appreciate it as much as you should do, but it was important to many in the 90s. And it's part of our youth. And I'm asking you. Shouldn't that be enough for you to acknowledge it for what it was, and still is?

I've only got love and admiration for Virus' mix. Please please, pretty please, make more of these mixes. This is just so freaking good. More of this cheese, please?

Best record? I really liked the first one by Kina, but Tokyo Ghetto Pussy is the best one. It's one that stays in your head the rest of the day!

DJ: Virus

Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, Happy Rave, Eurocore

Mix Info: Euro Core Volume One

Length Mix: 01:17:32

Tracks: 28 (twenty-eight)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 178 MB

File Type: mp3

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 320kbps

Release Year: 2022

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