Artist: Technohead a.k.a. Greater Than One
Genre/Style: Hardcore Techno, Happy Hardcore, Gabber, Techno
Release Year: 1995
CD Info: Technohead – Headsex
CDs: 1 (one)
Length CD: 01:06:23
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Label: Mokum Records
Product Number: DB 4791 9
More Information: Mokum Records – Official Website
1995 was a great year for ravers all over the world. Music was changing, it was going the right way. From underground clubs and scene to the more mainstream population, it grew and grew and couldn’t be stopped. Happy Hardcore and Hardcore Techno swept the world by storm, and couldn’t be stopped. It grew in popularity every day, and even I became a fan of Happy Hardcore. I kept on buying every album imaginable, and like other Dutchies I found out that there was one record which had appeared in the top 40, which might have sounded cheesy, but it changed the Happy Hardcore scene forever. It was called ‘I Wanna Be A Hippy’, and Technohead became a household name in the Netherlands for a brief moment.
That specific song appeared in many top 40 at the top position, like Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Austria. They released a few hits after, but then they slowely faded away. They came up with ‘Happy Birthday’, which got played on my birthday back in 1996-1997 by my parents, after they found out that there was this single on Happy Hardcore Volume 6. One more record emerged (‘Banana Na Na (Dumb Bi Bumb)’), but that was it. Shortly after Happy Hardcore died, I bought an album which changed my life, and wished Happy Hardcore was still alive. Sadly it gone away, and got replaced by shite top 40 commercialised stuff.
The album was actually great, no joke. I played it so much, I can’t play it anymore nowadays. I had to rely on Youtube to hear those memorable tunes again. It’s been years, but I was waiting for it, and boy did it make me smile!
If you haven’t purchased the album in the 90s, you are a fool!
01. Technohead – I Wanna Be A Hippy (Original Mix)
02. Technohead – Headsex (Let The Music Go) (Nanotech Mix)
03. Technohead – Accelerator #2
04. Technohead – The Passion #1
05. Technohead – Get High (G.T.O. Mix)
06. Technohead – Mary Jane
07. Technohead – Headsex (Original Mix)
08. Technohead – Get Stoned (Carl Cox Mix)
09. Technohead – Keep The Party Going
10. Technohead – Sexhead (Daz Saund & Trevor Rockcliffe Mix)
11. Technohead – Gabba Hop
12. Technohead – Kiddie Mix
13. Technohead – Headsex (Let The Music Go) (Elvis Jackson Radio Mix)
14. Technohead – I Wanna Be A Hippy (Flamman & Abraxas Radio Mix)
Yes, we all know the ‘I Wanna Be A Hippy’ song, but let’s not underestimate what Technohead made. They made history with this album, because it contained those records which you NEVER hear in sets anywhere! Come on, be fair, when was the last time you heard ‘Accelerator #2′?
I never knew who was behind Technohead until today. I never read the booklet or anything, and I always thought they were Dutch, but I was wrong. This duo (one sadly passed away) made these anthems back in the 90s, and this still is one of my favourite albums of all time.
The best records? Maybe that’s just me, but ‘Gabba Hop’ and ‘Accelerator #2’ are the two biggest tracks on this album. Yeah yeah, ‘I Wanna Be A Hippy’ is nice too, but I much prefer the darker, nastier stuff. Technohead was so much more than a top 40 record maker. For once, do the same as I did, go on Youtube and listen to the back catalogue of Technohead, especially ‘Accelerator #2’ and ‘Gabba Hop’, and you won’t be disappointed.
Bloody Nora, even Carl Cox, the mighty Carl Cox made a remix for them. Isn’t that proof that they were more than just a Happy Hardcore duo?
Not every track suits my liking, but the majority do. This is an album which I can’t play in the car anymore, but it made my 90s much better. And made me realise that Happy Hardcore and early Hardcore died too soon. Why did commercialisation kill it? It wasn’t worth destroying it.
If you can find a copy, order it. You won’t find a cooler album than this one!
Ps. as a teaser I’ve put the two best records of this album underneath here for you to listen to. Sit back and enjoy!