Trigger Happy (10) ‎– Volume 2

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Trigger Happy Records (5) ‎– PLUMP002
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Vinyl, 12", EP
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anttobe

anttobe

January 21, 2019

Top oldskool hardcore release, like 94-95 era. B1 especially! Innit!
chathambruv

chathambruv

June 17, 2018
Absolute banging old skool niceness! Buy it while you can...
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June 5, 2018
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With the recent explosion of labels reviving the 90s jungle sound, Trigger Happy have been doing the same for the early happy hardcore vibe - and this is I would say even better than their first release. You have the first tune, which is reminiscent of the tunes from 94 which didn't fit neatly into jungle or happy hardcore, combining great elements of both. Tracks two and three are more straight up 94/95 happy, with chipmunked vocals, big pianos and the 4/4 kick over the breaks. And the final tune is more 93/94 hardcore style, but still with that happy vibe - more chopped up breaks, but with pitched up vocals over loads of rave stabs, instead of the piano.

Most importantly though - each track perfectly captures that feeling that the best happy hardcore has - that naive, unashamed, happiness and raw energy, without ever tipping over into flat-out cheese. (Much as that still has it's place!) I have no doubt that if this came out in 1994 it would have been massive, it really does stand up against the best tunes from that time.

I'd strongly recommend this to anyone who loves old happy hardcore (or even jungle) - or who's enjoying the recent Kniteforce releases - and I can only hope that there will be more to come in the future. It's great to hear people making new music like this, long may it continue.
djrobovw1

djrobovw1

April 2, 2018

so when is this gonna be pressed up in quantity and ready to purchase. VOL 1 was brilliant.