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DIGITAL HARDCORE RECORDINGS SPECIAL

PLAYLIST – 3rd March 2012

Atari Teenage Riot – Digital Hardcore
Alec Empire – Hardcore Gal
DJ 6666 – Welcome to the Shit Generation
Atari Teenage Riot – Get Up While You Can
Atari Teenage Riot – Kids are United
Atari Teenage Riot – Destroy 2000 Years of Culture
Atari Teenage Riot – Revolution Action
Atari Teenage Riot – Too Dead For Me
Atari Teenage Riot – Raver Bashing
Alec Empire vs. Elvis Presley – Come On Fight You Punk
Alec Empire vs. Elvis Presley – Last Message from the Soul
Alec Empire – We All Die!
Alec Empire – I Just Wanna Destroy…
Alec Empire – The Peak
EC80R – Cocaine Ducks
Bomb 20 – Burn the Shit Down!
Bomb 20 – Don’t You Know
EC80R – I Don’t Want to be a Part of This
Flex Busterman – You Failed
Carl Crack – Gangsta
Hanin Elias – Show
DJ Mowgly – Cook Cook
EC80R – The One and Only High and Low
Christoph De Babalon – Nostep
Christoph De Babalon – Expressure
The Curse Of The Golden Vampire – Temple of the Yellow Snake

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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.