Various ‎– Happy Rave

Arcade ‎– 8800378
2 × CD, Compilation, Partially Mixed

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1-1 Technohead I Wanna Be A Hippy (Flamman & Abraxas Radio Mix)
Remix – Flamman & AbraxasWritten-By – Lee Newman, Michael Wells
1-2 DJ Paul Elstak* Luv U More (Extended Blast)
Written-By – Holm*, Carnell*, Elstak*
1-3 June Hardcore Vibes
Written-By – June Rollocks*
1-4 DJ Waxweazle Come With Me
Written-By – DJ Waxweazle
1-5 The M.A.F. X-Perience Dreamland (Magic Kolo Mix)
Written By – Mindcontrollers
1-6 Dyewitness Masterplan
Written-By – Mischa van der Heiden
1-7 M-Jay & Dan Vee* The Sun Always Shines
Written-By – D. Veenman, M. Janse*
1-8 Rave Nation Going Crazy
Written-By – Iriz, Shimrot, Sumic
1-9 The Prophet Big Boys Don't Cry (Rave Mix)
Written-By – D.J. Elkabas*
1-10 Interactive Who Is Elvis? (Radio Rave '95 Mix)
Written By – Copyright Controll
1-11 Bertocucci Feranzano Sax-B4-Dinner (Public Domain's Version)
Remix – Public Domain (2)Written-By – B. Feranzano*
1-12 DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim Pump That Stupid Bass (Happy Rave Mix)
Written-By – D. Doeland*, M. van Os*
1-13 DJ Delirium Be Happy!
Written-By – J. Malvasia*
1-14 Too Fast For Mellow Get My Luv
Written-By – K. Groeneveld*, P. Elstak*
1-15 Tim B Can You Feel It
Written-By – Tim B
1-16 The Beatsquad Miles Of Smiles
Written-By – The Beatsquad
2-1 Scott Brown Do What Ya Like (The Rezerection Anthem)
Written-By – Scott Brown
2-2 Micado It's Gonna Be A Fine Night
Written-By – M.Klaassen*, R. Verschut
2-3 Network Words
Written-By – Yaguda*, Fitoussi*
2-4 Bertocucci Feranzano & Tony Salmonelli Higher Love
Written-By – B. Feranzano*, M. Vos*
2-5 System Shock (2) Bizzy Time
Written-By – System Shock (2)
2-6 Mr. Kinky Just Laugh
Written-By – McBelly*, Malani, Wizzkey
2-7 Highlander Hold Me Now (Bass D & King Matthew Remix)
Remix – Bass D & King Matthew*Written-By – Highlander
2-8 Billy ' Daniel ' Bunter* & JDS* Feat. Gem Let It Lift You (DJ Vibes & Wishdokta Mix)
Remix – DJ Vibes & Wishdokta*Vocals [Featuring] – GemWritten-By – Bill Bunter*, JDS*
2-9 Full Option Rave All Night
Written-By – A. Romero*, S. Wuyts*
2-10 Happy Toons I Want You
Written-By – E. Bout*
2-11 Bertocucci Feranzano XTC Love (Radio Mix)
Written-By – B. Feranzano*
2-12 Forbes* & Cyclone* Full Force
Written-By – D. Forbes*, N. Skinner*
2-13 Vibes & Wishdokta Hardcore Business
Written-By – Vibes & Wishdokta
2-14 Critical Mass Dancing Together (Live In Germany)
Written-By – D. van Hasselaar*, E. Bout*
2-15 Toni Salmonelli* Hey! (Buzzy's Ragga Mix)
Remix – Buzzy*Written-By – Toni Salmonelli*

Companies, etc.



Other issue of the “Happy Rave” 2-CD with an extra track on CD 1 “June - Hardcore Vibes”. Some printings didn’t have the track.
See also Other Edition of Happy Rave
German version of Happy Hardcore 2 originally released by the Dutch Arcade. Some tracks are slightly faded (2-4, 2-5). Happy Hardcore 2 contains one extra track "Scorpia (La Central del Sonida) - Hypnose"; "Bertocucci Feranzano - XTC Love (Radio Mix)" was replaced on "Ramirez - Baraonda".

Tracks 1-1, 1-2, 1-10, 1-11, 2-15 have no mix-title listed.
Track 1-5 is incorrectly listed as "Mindcontrollers - Sweet Dreams (Nightmare Mix)".
Track 1-10 artist is listed as "Hyperactive".
Track 1-11 title listed as "Sax B4 Diner".
Track 1-14 title listed as "Get My Love".
Track 1-16 artist is listed as "The Beatfreaks". Also incorrectly credited for writing as "The Beatfreaks".
Track 2-4 artist is listed as "Bertocucci Feranzano & DJ Buzz Fuzz".
Track 2-12 title listed as "Full Forcer" on back.
Track 2-14 has mix-title listed only on inside.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 014548 003788
  • Barcode: 4014548003788
  • Label Code: LC 5896
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1, Version 1): 1-990227 12 C3
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1, Version 2): 1-990227 12 B6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2, Version 1): A0000169631-0202 15 A6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2, Version 2): A0000169631-0202 15 A4
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1, Version 2): IFPI L552
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 2, Version 2): IFPI L555
  • Pressing Plant ID: DADC Austria
  • Price Code: PC 15

Other Versions (2 of 2) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
8800378 Various Happy Rave(2xCD, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade 8800378 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
J 0394 Various Happy Rave(2xCass, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label J 0394 1995 Sell This Version


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March 14, 2009

A collection of cds with the typical happy hardcore sound of the 90's. Fast, occasionaly hard with piano melodies and feminine vocals. A typical dutch hardcore sound. It's quite different from the hardcore we are listening today. Happy Rave, Thunderdome and Rave Mission ruled between the years 1994 - 1996. Of course, also there are others collection with great songs. So, if you still like this kind of music you have a lot of choises in listening.


July 25, 2008

In my oppinion this is 1 topclass compilation! It contains all the top classic rave/hardcore tunes that ruled the dutch rave/hardcore scene in 1995.
I've been listening hardcore from the beginning and this was an ERA. 1995 and 1996 were the best years of hardcore in my vision and this CD reflects just that. Also this compilation is the best (or at least one of the best in the serie). Happy Rave and Happy Rave 2 are in my oppinion the best of this serie and the best CD's around. I think that some people don't credit or even discredit some older CD's like this and for example 'Hypnotrance - The Intergalactic Hardtrance Collection' (wich infact is hardcore to). Just because they haven't expierenced the time and feeling while and credit things because of hypes on wich they flow. If you want to follow hypes you lose track of music that is actually really good. These CD's are a good reflection of this time and above all really good. Not one bad song. If you don't like the music respect it because this CD was the standard and contributed greatly to what now is the (harder) hardcore scene. This is 100% hardcore gabber!