DJ Hixxy* & MC Sharkey* ‎– Toy Town

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Essential Platinum ‎– PLUK 001
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Picture Sleeve
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Notes

Recorded at D.Z's studio in Billericay.

Dedicated to all those at The Rhythm Station, maximum respect.

Shouts to:
Dougal, Slipmatt, Ramos / Supreme & Sunset Regime, Druid, Mr. Hyde, Sy & Unknown, Brisk, Seduction, Billy Bunter, Vibes, Clarkee, J.D.S., Force & The Evolution, Scott Brown, MCs Knight, Marley & Ribbz. Loopy, Nathan, Lewis & The Blatant Crew, Eloise. Congratulations Daz & Leah on their new arrival. Respect to Big D & Essential Platinum dance crew

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (A): Hixxy & Sharkey 95
  • Other (B): To RSR Im never late Hixxy

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PLUK 001 DJ Hixxy* & MC Sharkey* DJ Hixxy* & MC Sharkey* - Toy Town(12", Com) Essential Platinum PLUK 001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DIY 9603 DJ Hixxy* & MC Sharkey* DJ Hixxy* & MC Sharkey* - Toy Town(12", Ora) Do It Yourself Entertainment DIY 9603 Italy 1996 Sell This Version
CSR CD5 0120 DJ Hixxy* & MC Sharkey* DJ Hixxy* & MC Sharkey* - Toy Town(CD, Single) Central Station CSR CD5 0120 Australia & New Zealand 1995 Sell This Version
PLUK 001 DJ Hixxy* & MC Sharkey* DJ Hixxy* & MC Sharkey* - Toy Town(12", Promo, TP, W/Lbl) Essential Platinum PLUK 001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
DIY 9603 DJ Hixxy* & MC Sharkey* DJ Hixxy* & MC Sharkey* - Toy Town(12", Cle) Do It Yourself Entertainment DIY 9603 Italy 1996 Sell This Version

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duncanlawrence

duncanlawrence

October 28, 2018
f*ck me, i just got it out the loft for the first time in decades and am now selling it. What a pile of poo. HAHAHA
Chris_Bowsher

Chris_Bowsher

September 17, 2018
edited 9 months ago

MC Sharkey you legend! Believe it or not, this was the first record that introduced me to the Amen break - I KNOW! I'm so glad you and Hixxy made this track. Being part of the Rhythm Station club nights was special for me, It holds so many memories. Rhythm Station MASSIVE! MAKE SOME NOISE! NO i said NOISE! You lightweights. WHISTLE CREW!
simpleSI74

simpleSI74

June 25, 2018
Pile of shite this was the beginning of the end for breakbeat hardcore
theguvofwythenshawe2

theguvofwythenshawe2

March 3, 2018
Back in 1995, the breakbeat-led happy hardcore scene was still all 4-to-the-floor and towards the end of the year the kick drum was increasingly replacing the breakbeats leading us into the "stompy" era circa mid-1996 onwards.

This tune (the 'Noddy & Bigears' Mix) practically changed the sound of breakbeat happy hardcore (as I knew it anyway). This was probably the only one (or few) by Hixxy & Sharkey that I do actually like though it's not ultimately in my top 10.
HistOfHappyHardcore

HistOfHappyHardcore

January 9, 2018
I totally agree with djrobovw1. It's an ongoing argument over likeability of this record but nevertheless any happy hardcore fan cannot disagree it was slightly ahead of it's time and was the catalyst for many big records to come. An unforgettable anthem in my eyes, no doubt about it.
djrobovw1

djrobovw1

September 11, 2017
A lot of negative downplay about this tune, for me it was magic, banging and happy, it never crossed my mind as being music for kids as some comments say. its a tunes that makes you smile and feel good, if it does that then surely its good. its brilliant to mix as well. you think happy hardcore you think toytown.
ozbeatproject

ozbeatproject

December 16, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

What a load of TRIPE..Goodbye to the Good Old Days and Enter this RUBBISH...Rave Music for KIDS.
Jarren

Jarren

October 22, 2015
All hail the Happy Hardcore anthem!

There can be no other.
redcoat

redcoat

July 24, 2015

Good to read so many similar thought about this record as myself. I love this tune..and it still gives me chills when I play it. Now as much I like this and consider it one the best happy hardcore tracks ever laid down (Favorite mix for me is the "in ya face" version), I agree that this was a big turning point for the style. Many amazing records came after this (at least for a couple of years) but the slow descent into oblivion began here for happy hardcore. Someone does something that is amazing then its latched onto, stripped down and copied, ultimately becoming devoid of any substance. It's the same pattern we've seen many times.
ian_s

ian_s

April 21, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
This was the tune that helped get the 'Bonkers' compilation series off the ground. Hixxy & Sharkey were contacted by Lee Muspratt from their distributor Mo's Music Machine and told that React were interested in signing Toytown. Tony De Vit & Tall Paul were stated as potential remixers. Instead of signing 'Toytown' Hixxy talked them into putting together a compilation series. The tune itself was actually going to be called 'Bonkers' due to an MCing line that Sharkey used to say on the mic "This is bonkers!". However, the vocal didn't really work with the track so the vocal was dropped and the name of the tune changed to 'Toytown'.

It's first release sold around 5,500 copies.