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S3RL Absolutely Presents... (Happy Hardcore Mix)

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  1. culturedleftfoot
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    Uhh... an NSFW tag is probably appropriate. Or at least a WTF tag.

    Uhh... an NSFW tag is probably appropriate. Or at least a WTF tag.

    5 votes
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    AugustusFerdinand
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    So I'll be the first to admit this isn't my choice in music, but after skipping ahead through 6 songs, they all have the same headache inducing rapid fire thud thud thud beat through the entirety...

    So I'll be the first to admit this isn't my choice in music, but after skipping ahead through 6 songs, they all have the same headache inducing rapid fire thud thud thud beat through the entirety of every song. Why?

    4 votes
    1. Deimos
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      As far as I know, that's basically the defining element of the "happy hardcore" genre: constant high-tempo 4/4 beat.

      As far as I know, that's basically the defining element of the "happy hardcore" genre: constant high-tempo 4/4 beat.

      10 votes
    2. mat
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      This article has a pretty good history of happy hardcore. Fun fact, Slipmatt, the DJ who was hugely influential in creating the scene, now does child-friendly (and I mean under-10s) raves around...

      "It’s really fast and saccharine and accessible,” says Chicago DJ/producer Chrissy Murderbot, who’s released several happy hardcore mixes, “but it will also piss off your parents. It’s custom made for 14- or 15-year-olds who don’t really have super developed music tastes yet, but they already know they’re weird"

      This article has a pretty good history of happy hardcore. Fun fact, Slipmatt, the DJ who was hugely influential in creating the scene, now does child-friendly (and I mean under-10s) raves around the UK. I was going to take the Kid to one this summer but obvs that didn't happen.

      The late great John Peel, arguably one of the most important radio DJs of all time, once opined that should there be a genre of music called "Intelligent Dance Music" that implies the existence of it's opposite, Stupid Dance Music. Aka Happy Hardcore. It's dumb as fuck but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Also, let's be entirely honest, drugs. Hardcore sounds a lot better after a few wraps of billy.

      Bassline! Electro! Techno! Put a donk on it! (strictly speaking donk is it's own hyper-local subgenre off hardcore but I'm not passing up the opportunity to link to this classic)

      7 votes
    3. rmgr
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      As someone who's listened to a lot of Happy Hardcore and the related louder, angrier, faster genre Gabber over the years, I've sat here for about 15 minutes trying to answer your question and...

      As someone who's listened to a lot of Happy Hardcore and the related louder, angrier, faster genre Gabber over the years, I've sat here for about 15 minutes trying to answer your question and honestly I don't really know how to answer. It's sort of musical junk food I guess? It's not profound in any way but it's not meant to be, it's music purely designed to dance to. I tend to listen to it when I'm in a bad mood or feeling tired but need to grind through work because I find it hard not to feel energised when listening to it.

      I also understand that it's great on ecstasy but I've never tried that myself.

      4 votes
    4. dubteedub
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      Because in the immortal words of Chazz Michael Michaels "It gets the people going"

      Because in the immortal words of Chazz Michael Michaels "It gets the people going"

      2 votes
  3. drannex
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    Great, now I will have Pika Girl stuck in my head for the foreseeable future (not an entirely unfortunate thing, but still). edit: yeah, nsfw is def required here.

    Great, now I will have Pika Girl stuck in my head for the foreseeable future (not an entirely unfortunate thing, but still). edit: yeah, nsfw is def required here.

    3 votes
  4. DougM
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    I can't unsee that.

    I can't unsee that.

    1 vote