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General Lighting
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yep I do still listen to and enjoy various forms of hardcore but I don’t think the really cheesy “happy hardcore” has actually been made for a good few years. Yes there was some horrendous cheese around 1996-2001 (which is why a lot of people abandoned it) but the music has evolved a bit into freeform, nu-Energy and UK hardcore…

The emerging hardcore breaks movement is good..

sometimes you get tunes with “happy” samples and vocals but in the mixes I’ve been listening to theres a fair bit more darker stuff, even a lot of the vocal tracks are about relationships unravelling rathet than all “love and happiness”

There’s even that Knite Force tune (think its called “Kill Bella Donna”) with those Canadian guys singing lyrics which are hilarious if slightly misogynistic…

Most UK hardcore / hardcore breaks tracks are no more formulaic than other hard dance genres or even drum and bass, and they do at least have a mostly positive/uplifting sound to them.. TBH I think there should be more uplifting stuff played at raves (particularly underground ones) anyway, IMO the scene has got a bit too “serious” and even quite aggressive – OK the hostility from feds and crew politics play a large part in this but it needs to be offset somehow..