Here we go again with our monthly cassic record review brought to you by Dark-T!
My selected record this time was released in 1998 and, at this time, shaped everything that defined dark but yet dance compatible Hardcore gooves! Created by legendary french producer Guillaume Leroux as Dr Macabre, one of his alter egos, it was his first release on the Dutch label Megarave Records after legendary german label Planet Core Productions ceased operations around 1997, on which he was responsible for several influentual releases next to Miro Pajic and Marc Acardipane. Being one of the key figures in the early French Rave and Hardcore scene, Guillaume still produces music to this day and runs his own record label Haunted House, even though his last Hardcore production is already some years behind. He nowadays concentrates on his Lunatic Asylum project with which he produces more trippy and ambient like soundtrack music and just recently started the label Sanctum Music as a platform for that kind of musical output.
The city of love goes hard! Paris based Manu Le Malin invites to the famous Paris rave institution Rex Club for a night full of dark and industrial suburban hardcore sound! Besides a live performace by his long time friend and musical partner Torgull, Industrial Strength Records creator and boss Lenny Dee pays Paris a visit. And if that’s not enough, Manu was also able to convince Dr Macabre to return from his Hardcore retirement for one final performance! This event definitely will become a night to remember so don’t miss out the one time opportunity!
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Es ist mal wieder soweit, die Homezone Show auf dem Lokalradiosender Corax aus Hallle/ Saale präsentiert zum fünften mal “Back To Oldschool”.
Neben den DJ’s Oldtrancer, Sebastian Sandmann und Bass N-R-G ist dieses mal wieder Dark-T mit von der Partie um den Sound Of Frankfurt im Osten der Republik zu vertreten! Zum ersten mal 2015 zu Besuch in Halle an der Saale, um dort eine Werkschau des Frankfurter Labels Planet Core Productions zu präsentieren, steht dieses mal ein “Millennium Hardcore” Set auf seiner Agenda.
Wer sich also auf eine Zeitreise durch die elektronische Musiklandschaft begeben, zuhause eingrooven und die Füße wackeln lassen will, der sollte unbedingt einschalten.
Welcome back to the classic record review, as always presented by Dark-T!
This time we are going back to 1993 with this production from Asylum who is better known as DJ Ruffneck aka Patrick Van Kerckhoven. I guess most of you should know who Van Kerckhoven is and that he is one of the four main influential figures besides Paul Elstak, Lenny Dee and Marc Acardipane when it comes to the development of Hardcoretechno music. Already active since 1990 he was co-founder of the legendary 80Aum Records, creator of the infamous Ruffneck Records, its follow up Gangsta Audiovisuals and is nowadays running Enzyme Records. With this release on K.N.O.R. Records we have a record that is on one side quite U.K. influenced and diverse but yet stays on its hard and gloomy path on the other.
Wow, what a night that was! But let’s start at the beginning.
The rave trip started with a flight from Frankfurt to Amsterdam to attend an event for which I purchased the entry ticket already in december. After arriving in the city of A’dam I first of all had to warm myself up in an Irish pub with some lamb stew, a pint of Guinness and of course a few whiskys as it was so damn cold that even the famous “Grachten” were half frozen. With a warm feeling and a full belly I continued my trip by train to Rotterdam to meet with a friend and her other guest who came all the way from France. Together with the R’dam crew and the French raver girl I drove back to the event in A’dam and prepared myself to enter the location which was a warehouse in a industrial area of A’dam.