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:.::BreakCore::.:.

Breakcore is a loosely defined electronic music style that brings together elements of jungle, hardcore techno and rhythmic noise, into a breakbeat-oriented sound that encourages speed, complexity, and maximum sonic density.

The style began to emerge at the peak of rave in years of 1993–1994. In Berlin and Cologne, the Bass Terror Crew provided a harder version of breakbeat by playing records on 45rpm instead of the intended 33rpm. At the same time, former hardcore techno DJ Tanith started a series of parties with ‘breakcore’ in bold fat letters on the flyer.

As hardcore techno artists were feeling a staleness in the Roland TR-909 and Roland TB-303 drum machine-based sounds, the commercial “childish” elements in Dutch gabber and the overall assaults of speedcore began to be adapted. Others felt an urge to take the ideas of early 1990s jungle and acid one step further. Artists began to incorporate more breakbeats (especially the Amen break), taking the conceptual extremity of hardcore and harsh industrial music and applying it to the drum and bass template. Straining out much of the “rave” influence on hardcore and adding a degree of complexity, breakcore was a more palletable genre for music fans who were turned off by the rave scene, and so there is something of a crossover audience for fans of extreme music of all types, including grindcore, harsh industrial music, noise music and “IDM”. This advance in “complexity” was made possible primarily by the proliferation of cheap computers and it is worth noting that the majority of breakcore was produced on cheap computers using free software, especially trackers.

There is no one clear point of generation, but some key locations include Berlin, South London, Newcastle, New South Wales, Rennes, France, Ghent, Belgium and the Midwestern US and Canada (including Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Winnipeg, Manitoba, greater New Brunswick, New Jersey, and Minneapolis, Minnesota). The first widely-known efforts did probably come from Force Inc./Riot Beats and Digital Hardcore Recordings. Breakcore as it is currently known has many of its origins on the internet, specifically around mailing lists like c8 and can be traced back to early efforts by the Bloody Fist camp in Australia; Ambush, Praxis, DHR, Breakcore Gives Me Wood and others in Europe; and Addict, Drop Bass, History of the Future and Low Res in the Midwestern US.

EVENT: HELLBREAKZ 7.8.8
DATUM: SAMSTAG 2.AUGUST 2008
LOCATION: BESETZTES HAUS / RUDOLSTÄDTER STR.1
ORT: 99099 / ERFURT
START: 22:00 UHR – OPEN END
PRÄSENTIERTVON:NLT /// HELLBREAKZ /// SCATTY-BRAINZ

INFOS:
www.myspace.com/hellbreakzef
www.hellbreakz.de.vu

ANFAHRT:
www.topf.squat.net

SICKBOY -LIVE-
(Wood Crew, Peace Off, BE)
http://www.myspace.com/milkplussickboy

DROON -LIVE-
(Wood Crew, Audiobot, BE)
http://www.myspace.com/droon

DURAN DURAN DURAN -LIVE-
(Planet Mu, Peace off, Cock Rock Disco, GER/US)
http://www.myspace.com/duranduranduran

TIM TERROR
(Wood Crew, BE)
http://www.myspace.com/5808808

MAYHEM
(Wood Crew, BE)
http://www.myspace.com/rik_mayhem

DER TOTMACHER
(Scatty-Brainz, Shitzofrenetik Corpse Grind, Hellbreakz)
http://www.myspace.com/dertotmacher

CORA S.
(Mental.Ind, Hellbreakz, Berlin)
http://www.myspace.com/coraxaos

C.KITCHEN & EVYSTAL-LIVE-
(Nicht Lineare Töne, Hellbreakz)
http://www.myspace.com/nichtlinearetne

THE FALLOUT -LIVE-
(Hyperactive, Hellbreakz)
http://www.myspace.com/ferryspiritill