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Biography


Critical Mass was a dutch Rave/Happy Hardcore group from the Mid-Nineties.

Critical Mass was formed in 1994 by 2 Gabbaproducers, Ed Bout and Dave Hasselaar.

ID&T records (the centre of hardcore at that time) wanted a live act for gabbaparties.

At the beginning both producers where the act by themselves but not much later they integrated the singer
Ludmilla Odijk and the rapper Danny Haenraets alias MC Energy.

At the end of 1995 they got a hit with "Dancin' Together".

In 1996 3 big hits followed: "Burnin' Love", "Believe In The Future" and "Happy Generation".

They wanted to have success in whole Europe but that failed because ID&T was an underground gabba label in those years and had no professional marketing strategies. But they had big popularity at raves and gabba parties.

In 1997 another single followed called "Together In Dreams". The Summer of 1997 was the highlight of gabba music
but in the autumn of that year it fell down.

In 1999 the group tried again with a trance single called "In Your Eyes", it became a clubhit.

"In Your Eyes" and "Together in Dreams" (both being eurotrance tracks, and not happy hardcore) were picked up by Byte Records. Byte Records is one of the major Belgian labels that brought around 2 Unlimited, Sylver, D-Devils, and many others. But even Byte failed to make Critical Mass succeed.

When hardcore began to live again in the underground Ed and Dave decided to quit with it and go back to their roots.

Critical Mass - "I Your Eyes" ("In Your Eyes") was released in Spain by Virtual Records in 2003.

The Singles

Title: Critical Mass EP (12")
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Severe Trauma
Psychotic Break
3 O'Time
Chilly
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Psychotic Break (12")
Released: 1994
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Psychotic Break (Original Mix)
Psychotic Break (Critical Mass Remix)
Psychotic Break (Lenny Dee & Strychnine Remix)
Psychotic Break (Warlock / Jason VFM Remix)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Dancing Together (12")
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Dancing Together (7" Original Mix)
Dancing Together (Live In Germany)
Dancing Together (Big In Japan Mix)
Dancing Together (Critical Happycore)
Dancing Together (DJ Waxweazle Remix)
4:22
4:44
5:10
4:32
4:22

Title: Burnin' Love/ Dancin' Together
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
n/a n/a n/a



Title: Burnin' Love
Released: May 13, 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Burnin' Love (Happy Radio Edit)
Burnin' Love (Rave Radio Edit)
Burnin' Love (Original Version)
Burnin' Love (2 Da Core Mix)
Burnin' Love (DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim 173.683 Remix)
Burnin' Love (The Propher Remix)
3:53
4:17
4:42
4:42
5:29
4:45

Title: Burnin' Love (CD3")
Released: May 13, 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Burnin' Love (Happy Radio Edit)
Burnin' Love (DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim 173.683 Remix)
3:53
5:29


Title: Burnin' Love (12")
Released: May 13, 1996
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Burnin Love (2 Da Core Mix)
Burnin Love (DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim 173683 Remix)
Burnin Love (The Prophet Remix)
Burnin Love (Original Version)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Burnin' Love (UK Edition)
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Burnin' Love (Happy Radio Edit)
Burnin' Love (Helix vs Tekno Dred Radio Edit)
Burnin' Love (DJ Ham Hard Mix)
Burnin' Love (DJ Marc Smith Remix)
Burnin' Love (Helix vs Tekno Dred 12" Booming Mix)
Burnin' Love (DJ Ham Soft Mix)
Burnin' Love (DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim 173.683 Remix)
Burnin' Love (Original Version)
3:53
3:33
4:50
5:46
5:21
5:10
5:29
4:42

Title: Believe In The Future
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Believe In The Future (Radio Edit)
Believe In The Future (Extended Version)
Believe In The Future (Happy Future Edit)
Believe In The Future (Critical Loudness Edit)
Believe In The Future (DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim Future Remix)
3:41
4:37
4:14
4:47
5:53

Title: Believe In The Future
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Believe In The Future (DJ Weirdo & DJ Sim Future Remix)
Believe In The Future (Critical Loudness Edit)
Believe In The Future (Happy Future Edit)
Believe In The Future (Extended Version)
5:53
4:42
4:15
4:32

Title: Happy Generation
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Happy Generation (Radio Edit)
Happy Generation (DJ Weirdo & Mtness Remix)
3:38
5:26


Title: Happy Generation
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Happy Generation (Radio Edit)
Happy Generation (Extended Mix)
Happy Generation (Trimix)
Happy Generation (Deaz. D Remix)
Happy Generation (DJ Weirdo & Mtness Remix)
Happy Generation (Buzz Fuzz Remix)
3:38
5:35
5:22
5:35
5:26
6:11

Title: Happy Generation (12")
Released: 1996
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Happy Generation (DJ Weirdo's & Mt-Ness Hardcore Generation Remix)
Happy Generation (DJ Buzz Fuzz Remix)
Happy Generation (Deaz D Remix)
Happy Generation (Extended Mix)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Together In Dreams (CD3)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Together In Dreams (Radio Edit)
Together In Dreams (Aegri Somnia)
4:00
6:36


Title: Together In Dreams
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Together In Dreams (Radio Edit)
Together In Dreams (Radio Extended Edit)
Together In Dreams (Aegri Somnia)
Together In Dreams (Morpheus)
4:00
6:08
6:36
6:00

Title: Together In Dreams (Finnish Edition)
Released: 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Together in Dreams (JS 16 Radio Remix)
Together in Dreams (Original Version)
Together in Dreams (Original Extended Version)
Together in Dreams (Aegri Somnia)
Together in Dreams (Morpheus)
3:26
4:00
6:08
6:36
6:00

Title: In Your Eyes
Released: 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
In Your Eyes (AJ Radio Mix)
In Your Eyes (JP's Edit)
In Your Eyes (Original Edit)
3:47
3:47
3:39

Title: In Your Eyes
Released: 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
In Your Eyes (AJ Radio Mix)
In Your Eyes (JP's Edit)
In Your Eyes (Original Edit)
3:47
3:47
3:39

Title: In Your Eyes (12")
Released: 1998
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
In Your Eyes (3 Drives On A Vinyl)
In Your Eyes (Original Extended)
In Your Eyes (Mindwalkers Remix)
In Your Eyes (JP's Edit)
7:46
6:23
7:23
3:47

Title: In Your Eyes (Remixes)
Released: March 21, 1999
Tracklisting:
n/a n/a n/a



Title: I Your Eyes (12", Spain)
Released: 2003
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track A3.
Track B1.
Track B2.
I Your Eyes (Original Mix)
I Your Eyes (JP's Edit)
I Your Eyes (AJ Radio Mix)
I Your Eyes (Mindwalkers Remix)
I Your Eyes (3 Drives On A Vinyl)
4:23
3:47
3:47
7:23
7:46

I n f o r m a t i o n
Biography and parts of discography provided by Rogier Verkroost 2002
Additional information and corrections by Ruslan L. Margolin 2002
Additional information and discography by Niklas Adolfsson 2002-2014

Thanks to Bart van Eijck for some information and CD-covers.
Thanks to Martin for some discography information.
Thanks to Adam Pokora for some information and CD-covers.
Thanks to Jan Rasmussen for some discography information.
Thanks to Rob de Laat for some information and CD-covers.
Thanks to DJ Hooligan for some discography information.
Thanks to D-Man'94 for some discography information.

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