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10 Records as Building Blocks of the Hamburg Hardcore Scene

These are some of the records that build the hardcore scene in Hamburg as well as created the reputation that Hamburg has as a source for sophisticated hardcore. The tracks that were played at smoke and strobe-filled squat parties and sold at dodgy rave-techno record stores. 01. Auto-Psy – Necrophage (Fischkopf) https://www.discogs.com/Auto-Psy-Necrophage/master/12122 02. No Name – … Continue reading 10 Records as Building Blocks of the Hamburg Hardcore Scene

Ron D Core Interview

Captured in this film is an interview with Ron D Core, a hero from the underground hardcore scene. Ron is a DJ, and is known for being a pioneer in the early years of electronic music. This interview gives insight into his personal experiences as a DJ and insight into his style of music. You’ll … Continue reading Ron D Core Interview

Even Furthur 2017: A Techno Pagan Ritual for the Ages

Last summer, Drop Bass Network pulled Even Furthur out of the foggy memory banks of the collective conscious of the Midwest, providing a fresh opportunity for newcomers and old-timers to gather together and let their freak flags fly. It was a mad weekend of fresh discoveries and random reunions, all underscored by the inimitable sound … Continue reading Even Furthur 2017: A Techno Pagan Ritual for the Ages

How I Learned to Love Hardcore

How did I get into hardcore? It was 1995, I was 14 and heavily into rave and hard trance. That sound swept through Germany, it was essentially mainstream—much more popular than trance or house is now. Hardcore was a part of it, but unlike the happy rave sounds, it was boycotted by the TV and … Continue reading How I Learned to Love Hardcore

Kryptic Corner 001: Interview with co-founder Howard “How Hard” on the birth and life of label Hard Kryptic Records

Article and interview by Jai Abrego Hard Kryptic Records is a U.S. based hardcore techno label formed by founders Howard “How Hard” Grene and Jimmy “Jimmy X” Navarro. The label celebrated its first decade releasing music in September 2016 with an explosive remix project entitled “Return To The Pit”. Over the years, Hard Kryptic has … Continue reading Kryptic Corner 001: Interview with co-founder Howard “How Hard” on the birth and life of label Hard Kryptic Records