Merry Christmas, here’s a few quality tracks for your ear stockings….
First two tracks are by Jon Doe, aka CLSM. This first track is from 1995… Discogs says 1993, but I don’t believe that date since there’s none on the record and the other track has some retriggery/choppy stuff that didn’t really feature in happy hardcore until 95/96 or so… It’s basically a remix of
Kicks Like a Mule “The Bouncer”, but faster and heavier.
Jon Doe – The Outsider
This next track is on a 97 happy hardcore single, but features tons of oldschool samples and is heavy on the breakbeats.
Jon Doe – Feel The Bass
I can’t understand why this next single isn’t more appreciated… perhaps the fact that there was both a UK and US pressing made it easire to come by. Also, there’s 6 tracks and not all are great… but at least 2 or 3 of the tracks are really killer, and 3-4 are definitely playable. This is my favorite of the 6:
Energy Zone – Original Rub N Dub Style
This next single is on the mighty and previously mentioned F Project label. Though the A-side is a bit more recognizable for it’s “chitty chitty bang bang” breakdown, this B side track holds up a bit more throughout. Although Discogs claims it’s just by an artist called “Wardance”, the intro of this tune leads me to think that maybe DJ Dance had something to do with it (well, the intro plus the fact that DJ Dance ran a label called “Wardance” and did another single on F Project).
Wardance – AA1