Happy Hardcore Underground (Old School Mix) Bananaman & DJ Storm (2014)
Back in 2014 an album was released, and it had everyone hyped up. An all Happy Hardcore album, full of awesome classic anthems, and newer anthems. Or even classic anthems being remixed. Happy was the word that was their focus for this album, and they did not disappoint. Three discs, one unmixed, and two mixed by DJ Storm & Bananaman, DJ Vibes, and Chwhynny. What could possibly go wrong? Well, nothing, exactly.
To promote this album, both Bananaman and DJ Storm (Al Storm) made this promo mix, containing the classics. And when I say classics, I do mean the classics. The reason why we all love Happy Hardcore!!! We all love to go back in time, and listen to these monster anthems. And who else should you ask to compose this mix? Bananaman and DJ Storm, they know the score. And they have done a marvellous job. This mix will make you tear up, and get them feels (as the kids would say). Proper old school vibes from the first to the last second.
Sadly after the release of this album it has gone a bit quiet, the Happy Hardcore side of Hardcore Undergroud. They had some good releases, but a second instalment to this compilation has yet to emerge. I remember that, when they announced this album, people went mad. And seriously mad. Maybe it's time now to start a second instalment, HU?
Let's focus on the this beautiful mix by Bananaman and DJ Storm. It will astonish you how many wicked anthems they both selected for this allround epic mix. And how many we actually know! Happy Hardcore wasn't just a phase, or something to be made fun of, it has laid the foundation for other styles to grow of, and it has got a cult following, even 20+ years later.
01. Perplexor - Da Capo (Classic Rave Mix)
02. DJ Seduction - On My Own (Slipmatt Remix)
03. Sense Of Summer - Around The World
04. Force & Styles - Harmony
05. Dougal & Mickey Skeedale - Got To Go
06. Hixxy & Bananaman - Together Forever
07. Dr. Who - Love Of My Life
08. Euphony - Dancing In The Rain
09. DJ Demand - Stay WIth Me
10. Ham, Demo & Justin Time - Here I Am
11. Midas & Vinylgroover - Groove Control
12. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Live In London
13. Sy & Demo - Tears Run Cold
14. DJ Storm - Get Busier
15. Eruption - Reach Out
16. JDS - Higher Love (Slipmatt Remix)
17. Bang - Cloudy Daze (Ham Remix)
18. Triple J - Have It All
19. JHAL - Please Be Mine
20. DJ Storm - Kickin' Hard
21. Force & Styles - Apollo 13
22. Fade & Bananaman - Dream Surprise
23. Dfrag - The Wizard (DJ Storm Remix)
24. Vibes & Wishdokta - No More Tears
25. Fade & Alchemist - Keep On Trying
26. Bang - Love & Happiness (Ham Remix)
27. Scott Brown - Space Invader
28. JHAL - Life We Share
29. Stompy & Flyin - Come Follow Me
30. Scott Brown - Super Sharp Beats
31. Evolve - Living The Dream
This is a Happy Hardcore fanatics' wettest dream! Just looking at this tracklist makes everyone's downstairs department go moist. What a beauty, an absolute stunning mix. I've really enjoyed this nearly hour and a half long mix. This took me right back to my childhood. These tunes dominated my teenage years, and even in my mid-30s I'm still feeling the vibes. Again, I'm getting them feels.
These anthems are from a long lost generation, and hearing them again just makes me smile for miles. This is impressive: other styles might still be alive and kicking, but whenever you talk about Happy Hardcore, you get a mixed response: some hated it, and some loved it. I was obviously part of this culture, and still love it to this day. And with me thousands of others. This mix has reached 39k plays already, and we should get the numbers higher and higher.
DJ Storm and Bananaman's mix is just tight. I would have been disappointed if the mix was bad. But you wouldn't expect anything else from these two Happy Hardcore legends. Very good mixing skils, and the tracklist is just really ace.
Best record of this mix? We had 31 to choose from, and I went for DJ Slipmatt's remix of 'Higher Love' by JDS. What a beast of an anthem. I feel like a kid immediately! That tunes (which was on Happy Hardcore volume 6 compilation by Arcade) was my favourite of all time, and still in 2019 I'm hooked to this tune.
An all round epic mix. Worth checking it out right now!
DJ: Bananaman & DJ Storm
Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore
Mix Info: Happy Hardcore Underground (Old School Mix)
Length Mix: 01:23:03
Tracks: 31 (thirty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 190 MB
File Type: mp3 Bitspeed: 320kbps More Information: Hardcore Underground - Official Website