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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by dj_gyr8 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:49 pm

Hi,

Obviously when ppl still played Happy Hardcore. BITD, "95 Style" was a top class track, so too were the various remixes. Universal put out some good tracks, except Danny's, "Rise Like The Wind" of course...

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by ian saunders » Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:28 pm

dj_gyr8 wrote:Hi,

Obviously when ppl still played Happy Hardcore. BITD, "95 Style" was a top class track, so too were the various remixes. Universal put out some good tracks, except Danny's, "Rise Like The Wind" of course...
I quite liked 'Ride Like The Wind' :D

Universal was quite a good label in as much as it wasn't filled with Slipmatt's own productions, had a broader artist roster than a lot of the other labels.

Compared to Impact, Quosh & Essential Platinum where all the tunes were seemingly made by the label owners.

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by Traffic Cone » Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:24 pm

Universal also put out the best happy hardcore tune ever, Positive Energy :D

Ride Like the Wind was fucking gash though. I never really liked most of the later Slipmatt stuff actually...all the remixes people really loved, like Your Mine. too formulaic. (even for happy hardcore!)

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by ian saunders » Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:09 pm

Traffic Cone wrote:Universal also put out the best happy hardcore tune ever, Positive Energy :D

Ride Like the Wind was fcuking gash though. I never really liked most of the later Slipmatt stuff actually...all the remixes people really loved, like Your Mine. too formulaic. (even for happy hardcore!)
I liked the You're Mine remix as well, TBH can't think of many Slipmatt remixes i don't like from that period (with the possible exception of Serious - 'Check This Out', but that was a gash tune anyway).

'Positive Energy' was a tune though, guy who made it is the editor of Computer Music now, or the other big computer/production/electronic music magazine.

Hasn't really surprised me that the price of Happy Hardcore from that period is so cheap. It is/was the type of music that a lot of people passed through rather than staying with, it wasn't the biggest scene, and there isn't really any scene out there trying to revive that period in the same way that 1990-93 hardcore or 1994-97 jungle has.

Anyone buying these tunes is more likely to either be a completist, or someone just buying the tunes cos he/she liked them and they're so cheap.

I think someone should start making 1996-2000 style happy hardcore again :lol: You could probably pass yourself off now as being humourous.

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Post by Traffic Cone » Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:26 pm

ian saunders wrote: I think someone should start making 1996-2000 style happy hardcore again :lol: You could probably pass yourself off now as being humourous.
shitmat's already done a few tunes like that, deliberately shit happy hardcore.



that's more straying into nathan barley territory really imo.

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Post by Adam Timeless » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:05 pm

dj_gyr8 wrote:Hi,

Obviously when ppl still played Happy Hardcore. BITD, "95 Style" was a top class track.
It was a decent track, but not worth 35 smackers! I had about 2/3 copies at one stage that I'd aquired in collections. Universal was a good Happy Hardcore label.

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Post by Ric » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:15 pm

Zhana - Sanctuary of Love
£160

Oh well...at least it's got one of the greatest accapellas in history.

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Post by Ric » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:37 pm

Managed to buy that tone zone years back before it got rare and pricey! Love it.

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Post by Adam Timeless » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:04 pm

Elusive9T2 wrote:Yeah you paid waaaaayyyyyy to much for those happy hardcore records :lol: :lol:
no no, I didn't pay that I was selling them and was astounded they went for that much!

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by chriselee » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:40 pm

I paid £45 for Eat Life-'Bach to basics' well worth the money i think;-)

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by Spangle8 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:44 am

I paid 70 quid for speed of sound ep which is a drum and bass production on ram rfecordss. Its actually a 5 disk compilation, and in comparison to other peoples storys on here its not actually that bad. But ill never forget looking for records 2 weeks later and seeing the whole thing for sale for 40 quid after i had been searching for over 2 years with not much luck!

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by noisemonkey » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:09 am

£45 for

R Solution - Blowing My Mind/Skinny Long Git

Worth the money as the copy is near mint :)

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Post by MikeW » Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:47 am

noisemonkey wrote:£45 for

R Solution - Blowing My Mind/Skinny Long Git

Worth the money as the copy is near mint :)
Disappointing tunes on it though, I thought.

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by shuffleupaggus » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:01 pm

MikeW wrote:
noisemonkey wrote:£45 for

R Solution - Blowing My Mind/Skinny Long Git

Worth the money as the copy is near mint :)
Disappointing tunes on it though, I thought.
i really like that record personally.
the 'Blowing My Mind' track isn't all that, but the 2 mixes of 'Skinny Long Git' are well funky.

wouldn't really call it a 'hardcore' record either imo, it's almost 'broken beat'... a long time before the term was coined, & it fits in nicely with some of the other hiphop influenced techno of that period Nightmares On Wax etc.

so it's a bit of an anomaly, which is why it probably never made it past the TP stage

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Re: Records you paid WAY too much for

Post by MikeW » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:56 pm

shuffleupaggus wrote:
MikeW wrote:
noisemonkey wrote:£45 for

R Solution - Blowing My Mind/Skinny Long Git

Worth the money as the copy is near mint :)
Disappointing tunes on it though, I thought.
i really like that record personally.
the 'Blowing My Mind' track isn't all that, but the 2 mixes of 'Skinny Long Git' are well funky.

wouldn't really call it a 'hardcore' record either imo, it's almost 'broken beat'... a long time before the term was coined, & it fits in nicely with some of the other hiphop influenced techno of that period Nightmares On Wax etc.

so it's a bit of an anomaly, which is why it probably never made it past the TP stage
It's definitely the better of the two tunes. You can also get it on the Calling For Reinforcements LP. The arrangement on it and the way they've done the percussion personally reminds me of Carl Craig's BFC - Galaxy:


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