Tuesday Time Machine: Vibes & Wishdokta

Ice on the Spree
Ice on the Spree (image by Sandra Juto)

Today in the Tuesday Time Machine we are looking back at a few tracks by two of the finest producers from the ’94/’95 glory daze of happy hardcore … Vibes & Wishdokta!

Later on Vibes would go on to become the cheesiest of the cheesy, and Wishdokta would become one of the pioneers of the UK Garage sound under his actual name, Grant Nelson, but for a brief shining period in the mid-90’s they made classic after classic after classic together. Everything that was awesome about Happy Hardcore in its initial incarnation can be heard in their music.

Propulsive breakbeats? Check.

Euphoric piano breaks? Check.

Exploding cascades of diva vocals? Check.

Deeply dub-tastic basslines? Check.

Cheeky samples? Check.

Sheer, unadulterated fun? Check, check, and check.

Don’t believe me? More fool you. Check this shit out:

Raver’s Choice Vol. 2 – Keep Rushin’ (Raver’s Choice)

Vibes & Wishdokta – Motorway Madness (Rogue Trooper)

Vibes & Wishdokta – Feel Good (Asylum)

Future Primitive – We’re Flying (Vibes & Wishdokta Remix) (Kniteforce Records)

Sunshine Productions – Above The Clouds (Vibes & Wishdokta Remix) (Just Another Label)

Want more? Course you do; here’s Haze’s awesome Vibes & Wishdokta tribute mix from last year:

Plus, I can’t let you escape without also plugging my own happycore mix, What Is Happiness?, which featured their track ‘Destiny’: