1995 was peak Happy Hardcore for many ravers and was the final year before the big kick drums that were doing the rounds in Scotland with Bouncy Techno and The Dutch Gabber influence started to become more prominent. It was the final year where breakbeats were really prominent in the tracks instead of being relegated behind the kick drum and what a year it was. Retroheadz invites you to take a journey back to that sweet, sweet year of Hardcore history where the sun was always shining even if it was raining when you heard these tracks and likely will do again today for you. This is our youth and the future was bright with these anthems playing a big part in our lives so...Play 'em loud and play 'em proud and share this out to your raver mates. Midas - Groove Control Midas is Vinylgroover an utter legend in the hardcore scene we're sure you'll all agree and it's probably Groove Control that made you a huge fan of the pioneering DJ and Producer. From the dark start to that awesome piano breakdown this track takes you on a fully fledged journey in to hardcore heaven! DJ Seduction - Disco Hardcore Disco Hardcore is a blatant rip of Bass X's Hardcore Disco which was also a huge hit but did any raver care? No. It's epic regardless and when it gets to that rush inducing breakdown it still sends shivers down our spines. Justin Time - Sweet In Pocket (Force & Evolution Mix) Sweet in Pocket is a beautiful track, mellow and utterly epic all at the same time thanks to the remix skills of Force and The Evolution who went on to own 1996 as the duo Force and Styles. Obviously the sweet in pocket is, well, you know what that is don't you? Dougal & Eruption - I.O.U Dougal & Eruption were quite the duo and this hugely uplifting track proves their skill immensely. Taking the classic British 1983 hit from Freeez and updating it for a new generation. This cover is fast and frantic and one that even your mum and dad would have gone 'I know this one'. With the pace this track was going at you could sense a change was coming in the scene. Sunset Regime - The Fire This Time Sunset Regime had been around since 1992 and The Fire This Time is break heavy and really mellow track at the same time. It works perfectly and sums up that care free year for many of us perfectly. J.D.S - Higher Love Anthem Alert!!! Higher Love is absolutely timeless and has a huge amount of energy especially when its gets to the breakdown with the vocals and piano. If you never got a rush out of this call a Doctor as there is something wrong with you. Dougal & Eruption - Party Time Party Time is a Marmite track , you either love it or hate it. However it was ushering in the future as the breaks had gone, the claps were in and the childish like sounds were prominent throughout. Still fun to hear today and it will take you back to a more carefree time faster than a Marty McFly driven Deloreon ever could and that's a fact! Future Primitive - We're Flying (DJ Vibes & Wishdokta Remix) Knightforce Records were pretty prominent back in '95 and this remix of Future Primitives 'We're Flying' is one of the best in my opinion (tell us yours in the comments!). Another track that was bass and breaks heavy with a vocal companion that worked perfectly with it. Again '95 had a mellowness and soul to it that is hard to find today in music or is that us just getting old. Whatever! It's an anthem of the times for sure and one that will invoke serious summertime nostalgia in you today. A Sense Of Summer - On Top What a fantastic breakdown. On Top really does make you feel on top form even today where the raves might be a hazy memory life can never take this track from you. It's ours and we've earned it! Happy Tunes - Rushin' On Pink Champagne A track that states the obvious. Rushin' on Pink Champagne would have indeed made you rush on, erm, Pink Champagne back at the allnighters back then. It's definitely a classic and it's popularity was pretty much guaranteed by its Class A party powder reference. Billy "Daniel" Bunter + D-Zyne - Ride Like The Wind Taking the classic 1979 Christoper Cross song 'Ride Like The Wind' and slamming some hectic breaks over it and some sweet pianos. This track was a monster hit and like a fine wine gets better with age! Feeling Nostalgic? What were your favourite happy hardcore tracks from 1995? Let us know and share your memories of this amazing year of hardcore in the comments below.