Posts Tagged ‘happy hardcore’

November 15, 2017

Perhaps it’s my fondness for bubbly effervescent music, or perhaps its my past history raving and listening to happy hardcore, but I find I can never resist the tart effervescence of producers affiliated with PC Music, like GFOTY. The producer has shared a sharp jolting, laser cut synthscape named Tongue, and it sends tingly static electricity pulsing through our bodies. She’s also unveiled a music video for both Poison and Tongue, which you can watch below, for a delightfully raucous and wonderfully stringent experience. Both tracks can be found on a new mixtape called GFOTYBUCKS out this Friday on PC Music.

November 2, 2017

Who’s ready for some new Porter Robinson, except it’s not really Porter, but it is? The beloved producer recently unveiled a new alias, Virtual Self, with the release of an astonishing anthem named Eon Break. This intense stuttering, melodic rumbling extravaganza ventures close to happy hardcore territory, but mostly resides in the trance and techno side of things. It’s a profound and expansive, cosmic and magical adventure, with tinkling keys and luminous synths reminiscent of the late great Robert Miles’ pioneering epic trance classics. The ex-ravers within us welcome this new edition of Porter Robinson’s sensational creativity with wide open arms, and we hope Eon Break is a sign of more to come from Virtual Self.

May 11, 2017

PC Music’s Month Of Mayhem continues in glorious manner as Danny L Harle dishes out some candy coated, high octane electronica and pop on 1UL. The song, which comes with an appropriately eye popping lyric video, is the title track from the producer’s new EP arriving May 19th. Balmy chimes and trance-y synths join saccharine female vocals on the buoyant bounding, elastic springing, and sharp jabbing sonic dazzler. Grab the single from major outlets, here.

May 4, 2017

May is, according to PC Music, the “Month Of Mayhem”, and the acclaimed purveyors of avant-garde electronic music are in the midst of releasing a new single everyday of this month. One of my favorites so far out of the few days we’ve dipped into May is Lightning Lipgloss Life, which comes by way of mysterious production project Life Sim. The producer previously collaborated with Charli XCX on her surprise mixtape Number 1 Angel. He now resurfaces to razzle dazzle us with a happy hardcore meets trap like spectacular that bursts with maniacal euphoria. Despite that frazzled freneticism, Lightning Lipgloss Life is also beautifully glamorous and magically enchanting. Until you hit that visceral closure, an absolutely glorious, deliciously dark trap and bass finish that leaves sharp tingles in its wake. Find out more about PC Music’s Month Of Mayhem, here.

February 2, 2017

Truth be told, it’s past midnight on a weekday, and I should be going to bed soon rather than waking up more. But I simply can’t resist dropping on this quaking, rattling explosion of fury for a requisite share. Los Angeles producers KAYZO and RIOT team up on heavy jostler Wake Up, a frenetic jolting burst of hyperactive energy that pairs whomping dubstep with happy hardcore like wild delirium. This rabid dose of high strung, high octane electronica is a free download, here.

January 22, 2016

UK producers Darren Styles and Gammer have me high wired with a massive remix of Porter Robinson hit Sad Machine, a song I still love so very dearly off the legend’s 2014 top electronic album, Worlds. I’m much grateful for the Sad Machine revisit, which starts out enchantingly airy and noble much like the original before Darren Styles and Gammer hits the ground running with a frenetic thrill ride of a happy hardcore approach on the spectacular tune. Buckle in, kids, or you’re going to fly straight into space on this one. There’s no better way to lift your spirits than with a hyper energetic treat like this one, and Sad Machine is the perfect object to cast such a magical spell on.

November 17, 2015

Today, I encountered music by one enigmatic beachboy, and I loved how it sounded a little like happy hardcore of my old raver days, and how it reminded me of PC Music and some of my other favorite chiptune crazed production acts. Turns out, beachboy’s music is what some consider nightcore, and he, or they, have taken some classics and transformed them into caffeinated, colorful masses of warped electronic ecstasy. Stream beachboy’s T0uch above, and then hit up die for the summ3r below too. And get ready to get tossed into a world of frenetic bpms and pixie vocal chops. I love it. If you want to learn more about the nightcore movement, you can visit an excellent article on Nest HQ. As the article states, “For those of us who grew up on trance and happy hardcore, it feels like a return to our roots”. 

November 7, 2012

Passion Pit’s Gossamer was one heckuvan album and well worth the long wait. One of the stand out sultry slower jam tracks on the album was Constant Conversations. Now, we get this hopped up, tweaked out remix of the track by Chrome Canyons. Nothing beats the original cut (shared again below), but this is a fun, bouncy approach if you like sped up chipmunk/happy hardcore like vocals.