Technohead ‎– Happy Birthday

Mokum Records ‎– MOK 52, Mokum Records ‎– DB 1765 6
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 Happy Birthday (Timitico's Happy Blast)
Remix – Timitico
A2 Happy Birthday (Tellurian Mix)
Remix – Tellurian
A3 Happy Birthday (Timitico's Radio Blast)
Remix – Timitico
B1 Happy Birthday (Scott Brown's Twisted Vinyl Mix)
Remix – Scott Brown
B2 Happy Birthday (Raise The Roof Mix) 4:45
B3 The Number One Contender 4:19

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℗ 1996 Dataflow UK
© 1996 The All Blacks B V
All songs published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd

The vocals "I have no fear! I feel no pain! I am the number one contender!" etc. in B3 are sampled from the wrestler Vader (Leon White) on a WCW (World Championship Wrestling) Pay Per View in 1994.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 16861 17656 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 016861176563
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): 08 27872 20 2A1 DB 17656
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): 08 27872 20 1B1 DB 17656
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 9231
  • Other: 08-027872-20
  • Other (Distribution Code): 717656
  • Other (Distribution Code): MU 111

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DB 1749 Technohead Happy Birthday(4xFile, MP3, 320) Dataflow Music DB 1749 Netherlands 2017
DB 1759 6 Technohead Happy Birthday(12") Mokum Records DB 1759 6 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
MOK 52, DB 1765 6 Technohead Happy Birthday(12", W/Lbl) Mokum Records, Mokum Records MOK 52, DB 1765 6 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
DB 1765 2 Technohead Happy Birthday(CD, Single) Mokum Records DB 1765 2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
DB 1759 4 Technohead Happy Birthday(Cass, Single, Sli) Mokum Records DB 1759 4 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version


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March 4, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

Well, I kind of go into a bit of a different direction with this review compared to gabba4life. To me this as well as the Headsex single were both really cheap attempts to recreate the success of "I Wanna Be A Hippy" (particularly the Flamman & Abraxas Mix obviously), the whole sound clearly is reminiscent of it and doesn't fit to the Mokum output at all. On this one here it's the "Timitico's Happy Blast/Radio Blast", on Headsex it's the "Electric Salmon Radio Mix". To me these were only attempts to jump on the Happy Hardcore Mainstream bandwagon that was running back then. I don't like them at all.

As gabba said the Tellurian as well as Scott Brown Mix are done in typical style of both, they deliver good mixes but without being too innovative.

The "Raise The Roof Mix" and especially "The Number One Contender" are the only tracks on here that saves it to 3 stars for me.

Overall I do prefer the earlier Technohead output like The Passion or Jetset/Accelerator by a huge amount over this one.


October 20, 2011

Happy hardcore in it's best shape. If you are familiar with the Happy Rave series you know exactly what i mean. What a way to say happy birthday! Although we the old school ravers love this sound, it's still a children's song. But who cares? The whole idea in the music back in the 90's was to dance and have fun. Nothing compares with the fast melodies, the distorted drum kicks, the female vocals (necessary in most of the cases) and the freshness of the songs. Like here in Timitico's remixes. Pitch adjusted vocals, piano riffs, arpeggiated bass line with the childish character from the beginning. Scott Brown's remix is the hardcore version of the song. The same vocals but in a more serious style. Tellurian delivers the song in his usual trancecore style. Interesting. Number one contender is in the style of the Headsex album, which means true hardcore. All and all this particular 12" combines hardcore and happy hardcore together.