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Nightcore is the glorified term to describe the style of speeding up techno, dance, trance, hands up or hardcore songs, emerged in the mid 2000s on YouTube. It is characterized by a tempo of between 160 and 180 beats per minute with high-pitched vocal. It is originated by the Norwegian DJ duo of the same name back in 2002.
Nightcore is described by the Norwegian DJ duo Nightcore, to “mix techno/dance music into faster and more happier sounds for your listening pleasure!”. During the interview with SuperSuper Magazine, they also mentioned that “Nightcore has become a style of music, a way to make the music happier – ‘happy hardcore’ as they say." Indicating nightcore is essentially to make music to be like happy hardcore music.