Perhaps from bonk, a blow or punch on the bonce or head. After this split, its genus kept evolving, drawing in elements of more diverse scenes and planting the seeds for hardstyle and the very UK phenomenon of donk. Founded by React Records, purveyors of the harder end of the dance spectrum, the series launched in with DJs Hixxy and Sharkey at the controls. A Year Of Mixtapes was a sprawling, ambitious blog project started in with the intention of releasing a mix a week from Chrissy, a now San Francisco based DJ and producer with an encyclopaedic knowledge of everything from dancehall and disco to jungle and happy hardcore. This really awful later-era cheeseball stuff is the reason for happy hardcore's bad rap. The dispute is between those who welcomed it with open arms probably held aloft on the dancefloor and those slagging it off arms presumably folded from the sidelines, and now still via the internet.
- Bonkers - The Original Hardcore by Various Artists - montecristichocolate.com Music
Bonkers 14 features the hardcore scene's most in demand DJs and producers serving up 72 tracks across 4 CDs with over 55 exclusive tracks and mixes which have been compiled and mixed by Hixxy, Sharkey, Scott Brown and Dougal. The packaging is an extravagant useage of extra shiny reflective holographic foil blocking on the logo and capsules, so bright it can probably be seen from outer space! A sure collector's set. Skip to main content.
Happy hardcore will never die: An ode to the Bonkers series
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The Bonkers series was one of the leading happy hardcore compilation series in the UK. DJs DJ Sharkey and Hixxy were signed by React and the pair released "Bonkers", the first in a series of albums which has become the best-selling hardcore compilation series of all time. Bonkers was also licensed to "Get over the records" in for Japanese branded releases.