• Martin van Zeelandt / TCD

The Hardcore Years: 1995 (2020)


Only a couple of weeks ago I found this mix by DJ Virus, which was focussed on the wonderful year 1993. Now it's time to show you his latest mix, which focusses on 1995, and is more Happy Hardcore focussed. That is good. A bit of the oldskool on this Sunday morning. But the previous mix blew me away, due to the simple fact that it had so many records crammed into an hour long mix, and today's mix is no different: 115 records in a 61 minute long mix. How's that even possible? How can we distinguish each record, when they come at us through our speakers at ridicilous speed? Fuck, this is going to be interesting.


Is it just my personal opinion, but was 1995 one of the best years for Happy Hardcore? 1995 and 1996, those were the years. Especially for the Dutch side of Happy Hardcore. It died in 1998, but hey, at least we got a few years of wicked music. The Dutch sound obviously did not sound anything like the UK Happy Hardcore, but had a lot of similarities. The Brits liked to put breakbeat sound in them, when we liked to put more gabber sounds in them.


My focus went to the Dutch/European sounding Happy Hardcore. I lived in the Netherlands back then, so I missed out on a lot of other sounding Happy Hardcore anthems. But fear not: DJ Virus is here to re-educate me into the UK Happy Hardcore from 1995. So now it's time for you all to see the tracklist, and this is going to be painful: manually type the whole tracklist. Pff. Got to hand ME some credit for this....






01. Fade - Break Thru

02. Dyewitness - Masterplan (Live Version)

03. Sound Federation - Gotta Believe

04. Ultimate Buzz feat MC Bee - On A Mission (Acapella)

05. Vibena - Positive Energy Part 1

06. Bush Brothers - I'm Alright

07. DJ H & The Kids In Space - Party Pollution

08. Active Force - 3 Day Nightmare (Dance Your Ass Off)

09. Mystical - Break Of Dawn

10. Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo - Together In Wonderland (Live At The Toilet Mix)

11. Sub-State - I Need You

12. Unknown Project - Critical Heights (Happy Hardstep Mix)

13. Slim & Hookey - 2 3 Break

14. Q-Bass - Music Man

15. Pooch - Take Control

16. Waxweazle & Guitar Rob - Pump It DJ!

17. Bush Brothers - Deeper

18. Weirdo & Sim - Go Get Busy (Hardcore Edit)

19. Bass-D & King Matthew - Get Dumb

20. Oaysis - Incredible Bass (Slipmatt Remix)

21. MA2 - Hearing Is Believing

22. Rebel Alliance - Sometimes

23. Intense - For Real

24. Sub-State - Worldwide

25. Evil Maniax - Psychopath

26. Different Vibe - My Dance

27. Ultimate Buzz - What The FK

28. Midas - Groove Control

29. Ultimate Buzz - Rock Da Bass (Bouncin' Bill 12" Mix)

30. Ultra-Sonic - Let The Bass Drum Go (180Mph Remix)

31. Cheddar - Volume IIA

32. T.N.T. - Let's Get Together (Happy Hardcore Club Mix)

33. Rise & Shine - The Rusher

34. Marc Smith - Pump Up The Noize

35. Evil Maniax - Give You More Hardcore

36. Poppy - Yes

37. Love Nation - Musical Foundations (Austin Reynolds Remix)

38. Unity - Freedom

39. Serious Sound Syndicate - Can't Stand It (Remix)

40. Lazy DJ - Volume 1

41. Scott Brown - Dum Dooby Dum

42. 2 Left Feet - Never Let You Go

43. Future Primitive - Feel It

44. Vibes & Wishdokta - No More Tears

45. Ten - Rock The Discotek (Ten % Volume Mix)

46. A Sense Of Summer - On Top

47. Sy & Unknown - 12" Of Love

48. Brothers In Crime - How Deep Is Your Love (Dwarf Remix)

49. Brisk vs Rebel Alliance - Adrenaline Flowing

50. Alien Factory - Get The Future Started

51. Justin Time - Help Me

52. Frank-E & Mars-L - Back Once Again

53. Sound Federation - 99 Red Balloons

54. Ham & Poosie - Thinkin About U

55. Happy Rollers - 95 Style

56. Seduction - Holdin On

57. Pooch - Feeling This Way

58. Selecta & GL2 - Incognito

59. Secret Squirrel - Cucumber Incognito

60. Poppy - House Is Mine

61. Bass Generator & Technotrance - Kiss My Ass Seduction

62. Different Vibe - Can You Feel It

63. Active Force - Dyno-Mite

64. Dune - Can't Stop Raving (12" Mix)

65. G.S.I. - Volume 2B

66. Slim & Hookey - Let It Hit Em

67. Clock - Everbody (Visa Treatment)

68. Cheddar - Volume IIIA

69. Weirdo & Sim - Pump That Stupid Bass (Credibility Radio Mix)

70. Billy Daniel Bunter - New Sensation

71. Omar Santana - Come On Everybody

72. Richie Whizz - Get A Life

73. Happy Tunes - Pounding Beats

74. General Noise - Wanna Rock Your Body

75. DJ's Unknown - Volume 5A

76. Justin Time - Sweet In Pocket (Force & The Evolution Remix)

77. M-Jay & Dan-Vee - Unbelievable

78. Moby - Into The Blue (Seduction Remix)

79. Dune - Hardcore Vibes (South Bound Remix)

80. Raver's Nature - Take Off! (Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo Remix)

81. Kriston - Got To Get Up

82. Red Alert & Mike Slammer - Question Mark 5A

83. Happy Tunes - Rushin' On Pink Champagne

84. Paul Elstak - Luv U More (Paul's Forze Mix)

85. Tokyo Ghetto Pussy - I Kiss Your Lips (Music For The Girlies Extended)

86. Pooch - Skruffeck Volume 1 (Remix)

87. Happy Tunes - I Want You Baby

88. Highlife & Style - Give It To Me (Remix)

89. Smile - Movin'

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

91. Sunset Regime & Billy Bunter - Clap To This

92. Chosen Few - Name Of My DJ

93. Billy Daniel Bunter & D'Zyne - Ride Like The Wind

94. DJ's Unknown - Volume 5AA

93. Richie Whizz - Song Of Angels

94. The Style Concept - Follow Me

95. Rave Nation - Going Crazy (Bomb Squad Remix)

96. Fade - Lost It

97. Red 5 - Never Gonna Give You Up

98. Hixxy & Sharkey - Toy Town (In Ya Face Mix)

99. Paul Elstak - Don't Leave Me Alone (Hardcore Version)

100. Sub-Source - Cyber Source

101. Brisk - Airhead

102. Attic & Stylzz - Puta Terror

103. G.S.I. - Volume 2A

104. Scott Brown - Now Is The Time

105. Scott Brown - Rock The Party

106. Chewy - Rock This Place

107. Brisk - You & Me (Special Edition Mix)

108. Asia - Happy To Be (Extended Mix)

109. Eruption - Pop Bang Lovely (Slipmatt & Eruption Exclusive Remix)

110. Eruption - All You B**tards

111. A Sense Of Summer - Around The World

112. Chewy - Starjump

113. Ultra-Sonic - We Want One More

114. Billy Daniel Bunter & JDS feat Gem - Let It Life You (Vibes & Wishdokta Remix)

115. Attic & Stylzz - Goddamn Maniac


Fuck me, I need a break now. I've not done the mixing, or even composing this tracklist, but I feel knackered. So instead of me ranting on and on about this mix, I'm going to sit down and relax. Enjoy these 115 records. Even though I cannot hear each and every track. It's just too damn fast.


DJ Virus' mix is just too dope. And I love the fact that he's included a few Dutch Happy Hardcore anthems, be it only for a few seconds. But he made this mix sound so good. I wonder how he mixes these together? I'm guessing he's not doing the whole 'two decks, one mixer, and a shit ton of vinyl' thing. How would you be able to do that, and make it sound so flawless?


Like the previous mix, I am highly impressed. Seriously impressed. But this mix does a bit more to me: not only has Virus selected an awesome year, but he's made it focussed around Happy Hardcore. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the sound I really love.


Only love and appreciation for this mix. No negative feedback. Virus has gained a new follower: ME.







DJ: Virus

Genre/Style: Happy Hardcore, Breakbeat Hardcore, UK Hardcore

Mix Info: The Hardcore Years: 1995

Length Mix: 01:01:07

Tracks: 115 (Hundred Fifteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN

File Size: 139 MB

File Type: mp3

Bitspeed: 320kbps

More Information: DJ Virus - Soundcloud Page


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