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It's a mutation of early 90's British breakbeat hardcore and jungle, fused with German/Dutch 4/4 percussion and synthesizer stab patterns. Most common elements are female vocals laid over major piano chords (usually with some bass and strings in the background). Speeds range from 160 bpm up to around 200bpm. [Coupe,Lawton,Weston]
Other names for happy hardcore
Bouncy techno is the faster side
of happy hardcore. This is essentially the bridging gap between happy
hardcore and soft gabba.
The onslaught of terms is on us
once again with trance-core. Leading the way is Billy Bunter and Ramos,
Supreme and the Sunset Regime.
Basically, loads of people who
love the music getting together in one place, dancing all night to the
music they love.
It depends who you are.
Please note that this is only my view - you may or may not agree
Mainly happy hardcore Dj's such
as Seduction, Sy & Unknown, Brisk, Slipmatt, Dougal, Vibes & Wishdokta,
Billy Bunter, DNA, Hixxy, Ham and Energy (to name just a few!)
If you want it slightly harder..then try these!
Other HH labels for which no contact address/number is known. (get in touch if you have details)
(There are reviews of most of
these on http://184.108.40.206/uk-clubs/clubmap.htm).
Short for Disc Jockey, a happy
hardcore Dj is not 'yer average disco dj. They beat match records so
that, in theory, a continuous flow of music can be sustained through
out the duration of the rave.
Uk: DNA, Brisk, Dougal, Sy, Unknown,
Slipmatt, Seduction, Druid, Vinylgroover
Stands for "Master of Ceremonies",originally
used by the Hip-Hop and Ragga scenes but (in the context of dance music)
now meaning someone who incites the crowd, introduces the DJs, etc.
They are supposed to compliment the music.
Sharkey, Marley, Lively, Ribbs,
Magika, Stixman, Squidgey B, Connie
There are a number of artists on the happy hardcore mailing list such as:
Brisk and other big name DJ's can be contacted via Stevie K. on the Dance97 site: http://dance97.demon.co.uk. He takes emails and forwards them on via fax to the DJ's
PLUR stands for Peace, Love, Unity
and Respect. It's an ideal that most happy hardcore ravers strive to
live by whilst they are amongst fellow ravers and also hopefully in
Usually tucked away in the bottom corner of flyers, ROAR stands for Right Of Admission Reserved. This means that they don't have to let you in the club/event if they don't like the look of you - even if you have paid!!!
Lots of late nights, a big record collection, a huge sampler, a sequencer and a truckload of Pepsi Max. *grin*
Spend money on quality equipment and then learn how to write music. A record label owner was quoted as saying "I've received loads of demo tapes written by some kid with an Amiga and they've gone in the bin after the first listen!"
Seriously though practise, practise,
practise. Don't expect your first choon to be the next Toytown!
Hints and tips on producing techno and happy hardcore can be found in the Toolbox section of S-Scape's happy hardcore world.
Basically a sampler and a sequencer
Important instruments - synth, 303, 909.
According to the Oxford English
Dictionary, Ecstasy is MethyleneDioxy- MethAmphetamine. Other names
include E, X or Adam. In its raw form it is a browny grey powder. Patented
in 1913 by a German company called Merck. It is an hallucinogenic drug
with extraordinary empathogenic qualities.
When ingested Ecstasy triggers the release of Serotonin. A chemical in the brain that affects the way we feel. The user will then experience a change in mood. Each user would describe the feeling differently but almost universally they will mention a feeling of calm, or at peace with those around them. As well as Serotonin the brain will release Endorphins. These will also relax the user and in many cases Endorphins act as pain killers. There will be a change in the heart rate of the user as the heart beats more quickly and the blood pressure increases. The main effect the drug has on people is to allow them to become more spiritually aware of the people around them, to increase one's empathy, and to make one feel 'amongst friends.' There is also a sensation known as rushing, which is similarly difficult to describe as sneezing or having an orgasm. This comes in waves all through the trip, but more often at the begining. It is a very powerful feeling of light-headedness, during which it is common to want to hold someone's hand close to you. This is also the time at which you realise how the drug got it's name.
The above information is taken from the uk.music.rave FAQ with the kind permission of Simon Patten.
Well there's going to be a lot
of disagreement between people concerning musical taste but there are
certain choons which, either love 'em or hate 'em, have to be considered
as classics/anthems or just plain STORMING choons
It's from the choon XXXXXXX! [Cheers Mark :) ]
Source Trackname Artist
Carpenters-"Calling Occupants" What would you Dyewitness hear again? Beverly Craven-"Promise Me" 4 AM ORCA Janet Jackson-"Intermission" In Complete Darkness Fat Controller Bass-X-"Hardcore Disco" Disco Hardcore Seduction Sunscreem - Love U More Love U More DJ Paul Elstak Madonna - Life a prayer Rave Is A Mystery DJ Vibes & Wishdokta Cutting Crew-"I Just Died in In Your ARms Tonight Sonic Driver Your Arms Tonight" Carly Simon-"Nobody Does it Cheddar 3 Sy&Unknown? Better" Zhane-"Hey Mr. DJ" Music for the 90s Druid&Heatwave Foreigner-"Cold as Ice" Cold as Ice Stingray&Sonic Driver INXS - Mystify Check dis out Serious Whitney Houston-Wanna dance Lets go Jimmy J & Cru-L-T with somebody Nena - 99 Red Balloons Reb Balloons Sound Federation Intermission - 6 days 6 days Jimmy J & CRU-L-T ABBA - Mamma mia Mamma mia Chronotrigger Ace of Base - All that she wants All that she wants DJ Mystic Alphaville - Forever Young Forever Young Interactive Rozalla - Everybody's Free Everybody's Free Smile Seal - The Beginning Bring them noise DJ E-Rick & Tactic Seal - Future Love Paradise Hardcore Paradise Highlander Supertramp - Dreamer Dreamer Semzer Sounds Wildchild - "Renegade Master" One to the two Forze DJ Team Wildchild - "Renegade Master" Ill behaviour Buzz Fuzz Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack Love Celebration Smile Tonight,I celebrate my love Captain Hollywood - Flying High Drop It 3 Steps Ahead Minnie Ripperton - Lovin' You Loving You Rob's Project Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Turn Around Damage Inc. of the heart Bee Gees-How deep is your love? How deep is your love Brothers In Crime Aretha Franklin - I say Forever Brothers In Crime a little prayer Candyman- Knockin' Boots Fuckin' Boots DJ Isaac Rozalla - Are you ready to fly? Are you ready to fly? Dune Bob Marley - One love Let's get together TNT 10 CC - I'm not in love Big boys don't cry The Prophet Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights Bad Dreams DJ Isaac Madonna - Borderline White Borderline Charly Lownoise & Mental Theo Elton John-Can you Can you feel the love NU Love feel the love tonight tonight De'lacy - Hideaway Runaway Infernus Sound of music - Do, Re, Mi Do-re-mi Joy-Toys Shaggy - Boombastic Boombastic Rigtig Klubbheads - Klubbhopping Get on the move Carlos Masserati Cappella - Shake your body/ Outside World Supreme, Billy Bunter & D-Zyne Sunbeam - Outside World Gladys Knight - Baby, don't Don't change it Djunior change your mind Judy Garland - Over the rainbow Over the rainbow Marusha Beck - Loser I'm a raver, baby Sons of Ilsa The Doors - Break on through Break on through Dionysos Tag Team - Whoomp! Whoomps! DJ Gizmo & The Dark Raver Bizarre Inc.- I'm gonna get you Yo DJ!(pump this party) Warlock
A track is one tune.
The Roland TB-303 Bassline was originally released in the early 80's. It was meant to be the partner TR-606 drum machine. Both of these were meant to be used by guitarists as accompaniment instruments, but the sounds they produced were a bit "crap" and the 303 flopped, as did the 606. The 303 is basically a simple analogue synthesizer with a few waveforms, and a rather special filter which gives it that "hmmm, I think this acid line is melting my brain" squidgeyness. The secret to the 303's sound is the combination of the filter, and the sequencer, which had a pre-note portamento function to emulate a guitarist sliding up the neck of the guitar (wobblin' basslines). When someone discovered the rather special noises this little box created, the acid house scene was born. And since then it's been used by just about everybody. Unfortunately, because they are so in demand, the second hand prices are ridiculous. - Rich Weston
The 303 itself isn't used much in happy hardcore, but a modern copy, the Novation Bass-station is. Most of the wobbling filtered bass noises you hear in happy hardcore probably come from one of these.
IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a multi-user, multi-channel chatting network. It allows people all over the internet to talk to one another in real-time. IRC is based on a client-server model. Clients are programs that connect to a server, a server is a program that transports data (messages) from a usre client to another. There are clients running on many different systems (Unix, emacs, VMS, MSDOS...) that allow you to connect to an IRC server.
It is easy to get on IRC, all
you have to do is obtain the appropriate software ie. MIRC for Windows
etc. or simply run the IRC binary file on your unix system. Once running
you must connect to a server by issuing the ircII server command "/server
server.domain.name" substituting server.domain.name with any IRC server.
Some servers include: ug.cs.dal.ca - Canada irc.epix.net - USA csa.bu.edu
- USA irc.ais.net - USA irc2.ais.net - USA ucsu.colorado.edu - USA irc.caltech.edu
- USA nic.funet.fi - Finland poly.polytechnique.fr - France noc.belwue.de
- Germany onthenet.goldcoast.oz.org - Australia irc.Univ-Lyon1.Fr -
France Then enter your nickname. All communication with another user
is either by nickname of by the channel that other people or you are
on. Join a channel and then start typing. To join to a channel issue
the /join command ie. "/join #happycore" to leave a channel issue the
/leave channel ie. "/leave #deathmetal". That's it. - Danny Stringer
Due to the happy hardcore list, a channel called #happycore has been created and regular meet-ups occur with people from the happy hardcore mailing list. These are usually on a Sunday evening at about 9.30 GMT. I'm not sure exactly about with IRC net is used (EFNet, UnderNet etc). Join the happy mailing list to find out more.
The UK - the originator!
Breakbeat is a style of beats, broken up or chopped up beats that has a 4-4 rythym but not a hit on every beat. Happy Hardcore can use either breaks or a 4/4 kick (usually both)... (Dj Noahphex)
In Australia, breakbeat refers to UK style Happy Hardcore, while Happy Hardcore refers to Dutch Style and 'bouncy techno' (Dave Bolton)
In late '96 to early '97 there was a distinct lack of breakbeats in happy hardcore. Many put this down to the speed at which the music had gradually reached. Breakbeats simply sound too messy at 190bpm. With the gradual slowing down of the music beginning now (Mid '97) breakbeats are now making a comeback oncemore.