Ok, to clear this all up for the people that dont know what there talking about on here...
Happy Hardcore is a type of Hardcore Electronic/Techno music that started around 1991 and reached its peak in 1996 and died off aroudnd 2000. Many people get Happy Hardcore mixed up with "Modern" Hardcore. Happy Hardcore often consists off High vocals, more bouncy (Rather than Hard) Drum Beats and soft but fast Base Lines that run at about 160-180 BPM. Synth lines are usally pretty high. Some good albums which hold "Happy Hardcore" goodness are the Bonkers Albums 1-5, anthing later is starting to evolve to "Modern" Hardcore. Chav's think they Like Happy Hardcore, but, In reality, they will have never heard any Happy Hardcore songs because they think shit like DJ Rankin' and Cammy are Hardcore... It isnt....
Now, to clear up what "Modern" Hardcore is. This kind of Hardcore started to take "Happy Hardcores" place during the early 2000. Modern Hardcore has done away with the "Bouncy" drum beats of "Happy Hxc" and now incorporate harder beats and more agressive Base lines. Vocals now arn't as High and synth/lead lines have been lowered, except for a few good exceptions in some songs (Eg. Scott Brown - Wakey Wakey). Hardcore is also often coupled with an MC.
So, I hope this clears everything up of what, basiclly is the Real Genre of "Happy Hardcore". Another Genre of Hardcore msuic which has evolved and stuck close to Hardcore is Gabber.
Just for you still dumb enough not to understand.
Happy Hardcore = 1991 - 1999
Hardcore + Gabber (Modern) = 2000 - Present
So, remember kids, Most chav's dont really listen to Happy Hardcore or HxC. They listen to shit like Rankin' and cammy. real chav's hate Happy HxC. XD
Also, dont get HxC mixed up with Ibiza type dance music, yes DJ's like Tiesto and Paul Van Dyke are good, but its just not Hardcore.
Peace out.... H T I D!!!!!
Hey, Wanna come to HTID in the Sun '07? There playing all the newest Hardcore tunes. Its gonna be awesome!!! BTW, they will also be playing some porper awesome oldskool Happy Hardcore!!