It was released in on American breakbeat label Moonshine Music and is the first series in Frolic's Happy 2b Hardcore series of DJ mix albums, documenting the emergence of happy hardcore music in the United Kingdom and Europe. The album was conceived to introduce American audiences to happy hardcore, and contains sixteen of the genre's anthems which carry many of happy hardcore's defining characteristics, such as fast tempo, frantic breakbeats, major key tonality, off-kilter, quirky keyboard effects and "semi-melodies. Moonshine had modest anticipations for the album and their numerous promotional campaigns involved arranging for Frolic to promote the album on radio, a "whirlwind" of attention which took Frolic by surprise. The album was a surprise success, selling over , copies, a remarkable amount for a compilation of underground music. It is credited with helping increase the genre's spread in the United States and for inspiring Frolic's Hullabaloo happy hardcore rave in , the first of its kind in the United States. Critics welcomed the album as a great introduction to happy hardcore, and Ned Raggett later named it the nd best album of the s.
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You all know happy hardcore right? A genre filled with chipmunk vocals, nursery rhyme synth riffs and adoring fans who all once owned a Vauxhall Nova SRi. Happy hardcore stemmed from what was known as hardcore and to a certain extent many of the releases between to still contained elements of both hardcore and jungle. The music moved on, borrowing elements from techno and gabber including a faster BPM and somewhat sentimental vocals that are still seen today in the guise of UK hardcore.
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Happy hardcore , also known as happycore , and later UK hardcore , is a music genre of hard dance. It emerged both from the UK breakbeat hardcore rave scene , and Belgian, German and Dutch hardcore techno scenes in the early s. In the UK, the breakbeat hardcore rave scene was beginning to fragment by late into a number of subsequent genres: darkcore tracks embracing dark-themed samples and stabs , hardcore jungle reggae basslines and influences became prominent , and 4-beat also known as happy hardcore where piano rolls and uplifting vocals were still central to the sound.
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