Happy hardcore is known as a fairly un-pretentious, D.I.Y. genre, with a dedicated group of listeners and DJ's.
It gets the party started right.
Fast and hard makes you feel good.
DJ's/Producers include hixxy, scott brown, sharkey,sy,vibes,dougal,gammer, unknown,weaver,clsm,stargazer,breeze,styles....
Great cds include the Bonkers collection and hardcore til i die.
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 u...
After 3 years of continuous drug abuse the rave scene and music shifted to whats known as Dark/The Darkside/Darkcore around 1993.
The scene then split into Jungle/Drum and Bass and Happy Hardcore (the original hardcore/rave sound combined all the elements of both genres) during 1994/1995 and both evolved to become what they are today.
"happy hardcore is for pussies, drum and bass is where its at!"
"bollocks to all! the original hardcore was and still is the best, know your roots!"
Now considered chav music, they say they like Happy Hardcore but really only like the stuff off Raver Baby and by DJ Rankin and have never heard any real Happy Hardcore or Freeform.
Chavs toke over in 2000.
Now Hardcore is being mistaken for being pop music on fast forwards.