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1st Nov '16 7:16:56 AM VenomousBlaze
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Hardcore Techno is essentially the {{Darker and Edgier}} version of {{Techno}}, although some people argue that it has evolved into a separate genre of its own. It's distinguishable from its parent genre by a faster tempo, very powerful bass, and a preference for atonal samples and beats. The genre was inspired by the sinister and slow New Beat that was made in UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} by [[Music/LordsOfAcid Praga Khan]] and others. The genre originated from Western European countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Italy and the UK, as well as occupying a very strong scene from Japan. Hardcore techno had its heyday in the mid to late nineties when the more commercial {{lighter and softer}} Happy Hardcore sound spread to popularity.

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Hardcore Techno Techno, also referred to as "Hard Dance", is essentially an umbrella term used to describe the {{Darker and Edgier}} version variants of {{Techno}}, although some people argue that it has evolved into a separate separate, less specific genre of its own. It's It is mostly distinguishable from its parent genre by a faster tempo, very powerful bass, and a preference for atonal abrasive samples and beats. The genre was inspired by the sinister and slow New Beat that was made in UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} by [[Music/LordsOfAcid Praga Khan]] and others. The genre originated from Western European countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Italy and the UK, as well as occupying a very strong scene from Japan. Hardcore techno had its heyday in the mid to late nineties when the more commercial {{lighter and softer}} Happy Hardcore sound spread to popularity.



** This genre is credited as the one that gave birth to the hardcore techno genre. It is believed to have originated in Detroit (the birthplace of techno music in general) from acid house and techno house, but it rooted itself in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where it became popular on account of being perceived as an affront to the Amsterdam scene which was perceived to be snobby and pretentious. As a result, its sound used to be a pretty simple and straightforward, with the sole goal of making you go crazy without even having to take any drugs. The "gabber" moniker is believed to have originated from an interview with Amsterdam DJ K.C. the Funkaholic, where he was asked how did he felt about the Rotterdam scene; his answer was "Oh, they're just a bunch of gabbers having fun" ("gabber" being an Amsterdam slang word that can be more or less translated as "dude" or "mate"). Eventually, its harder sound and its simplicity ended up dominating the early Dutch techno scene, and by 1995 it started mutating into its mainstream, commercialized variant known as "happy hardcore". Example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtjD0OhLrSw Bertocucci Feranzano - XTC Love]].

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** This genre is credited as the one that gave birth to the hardcore techno genre. genre, and subsequent styles of hard dance music draw inspiration from it. It is believed to have originated in Detroit (the birthplace of techno music in general) from acid house and techno tech house, but it rooted itself in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where it became popular on account of being perceived as an affront to the Amsterdam scene which was perceived to be snobby and pretentious. As a result, its sound used to be a pretty simple and straightforward, with the sole goal of making you go crazy without even having to take any drugs. The "gabber" moniker is believed to have originated from an interview with Amsterdam DJ K.C. the Funkaholic, where he was asked how did he felt about the Rotterdam scene; his answer was "Oh, they're just a bunch of gabbers having fun" ("gabber" being an Amsterdam slang word that can be more or less translated as "dude" or "mate"). Eventually, its harder sound and its simplicity ended up dominating the early Dutch techno scene, and by 1995 it started mutating into its mainstream, commercialized variant known as "happy hardcore". Example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtjD0OhLrSw Bertocucci Feranzano - XTC Love]].



** Like gabber, but slower, happier and more upbeat, with a cleaner and more "booming" sound. Usually begins with a rhythmic part, then a melodic part, then ends with another rhythmic part. Really loves the "hoover" sound; the lyrics are usually about drugs, sex and partying. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td4C9p1fJ9M Showtek - Freak!]]

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** Like gabber, but slower, happier and more upbeat, with a cleaner and more "booming" sound. Usually begins with a rhythmic part, then a melodic part, then ends with another rhythmic part. Really loves the "hoover" sound; the lyrics are usually about drugs, sex party culture, sex, energy, dancing, or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs energetic dancing]]. Has many variants as well, such as euphoric (generally LighterAndSofter than regular hardstyle), rawstyle (uses more abrasive sounds), jumpstyle (slower and partying.with a "bouncy" sound) and dubstyle (fuses elements of dubstep). [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td4C9p1fJ9M Showtek - Freak!]]
21st Aug '16 4:16:19 AM DaNuke
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** After the rise, dominance and fall of early gabber in the late 90s to hardstyle and trance techno, the gabber scene returned to the underground, where it basically tried to distance itself as hard as possible from the old days of happy hardcore and gained a more distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm, more elaborate productions, often samples from American rap and hip-hop, and actually comprehensible lyrics usually about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, and many swearwords. The most recent productions as of 2016 start to show influence from the more melodic Japanese style, which gained a die-hard following on the internet since around 2010. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is nowadays more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)

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** After the rise, dominance and fall of early gabber in the late 90s to hardstyle and trance techno, the gabber scene returned to the underground, where it basically tried to distance itself as hard as possible from the old days of happy hardcore and gained a more distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm, more elaborate productions, often samples from American rap and hip-hop, and actually comprehensible lyrics usually about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, and many swearwords. The most recent Dutch productions as of 2016 start to show influence from the more melodic Japanese style, which gained a die-hard following on the internet since around 2010. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is nowadays more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)
21st Aug '16 4:15:46 AM DaNuke
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** After the rise, dominance and fall of early gabber in the late 90s to hardstyle and trance techno, the gabber scene returned to the underground, where it basically tried to distance itself as hard as possible from the old days of happy hardcore and gained a more distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm, more elaborate productions, often samples from American rap and hip-hop, and actually comprehensible lyrics usually about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, and many swearwords. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is nowadays more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)

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** After the rise, dominance and fall of early gabber in the late 90s to hardstyle and trance techno, the gabber scene returned to the underground, where it basically tried to distance itself as hard as possible from the old days of happy hardcore and gained a more distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm, more elaborate productions, often samples from American rap and hip-hop, and actually comprehensible lyrics usually about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, and many swearwords. The most recent productions as of 2016 start to show influence from the more melodic Japanese style, which gained a die-hard following on the internet since around 2010. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is nowadays more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)
21st Aug '16 3:59:06 AM DaNuke
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** After the rise, dominance and fall of early gabber in the late 90s to hardstyle and trance techno, the gabber scene returned to the underground, where it basically tried to distance itself as hard as possible from the commercialized happy hardcore and gained a more distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm, more elaborate productions, often samples from American rap and hip-hop, and actually comprehensible lyrics usually about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, and many swearwords. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is nowadays more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)

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** After the rise, dominance and fall of early gabber in the late 90s to hardstyle and trance techno, the gabber scene returned to the underground, where it basically tried to distance itself as hard as possible from the commercialized old days of happy hardcore and gained a more distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm, more elaborate productions, often samples from American rap and hip-hop, and actually comprehensible lyrics usually about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, and many swearwords. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is nowadays more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)
21st Aug '16 2:01:21 AM DaNuke
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** After the rise, dominance and fall of early gabber in the late 90s to hardstyle and trance techno, the gabber scene returned to the underground, where it gained a more distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm, more elaborate productions, often samples from American rap and hip-hop, and actually comprehensible lyrics usually about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, and many swearwords. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is nowadays more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)

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** After the rise, dominance and fall of early gabber in the late 90s to hardstyle and trance techno, the gabber scene returned to the underground, where it basically tried to distance itself as hard as possible from the commercialized happy hardcore and gained a more distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm, more elaborate productions, often samples from American rap and hip-hop, and actually comprehensible lyrics usually about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, and many swearwords. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is nowadays more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)
21st Aug '16 1:44:44 AM DaNuke
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** After the rise, dominance and fall of early gabber in the late 90s to hardstyle and trance techno, the gabber scene basically returned to the underground, where it gained a more distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm, more elaborate productions, often samples from American rap and hip-hop, and actually comprehensible lyrics usually about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, and many swearwords. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is nowadays more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)

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** After the rise, dominance and fall of early gabber in the late 90s to hardstyle and trance techno, the gabber scene basically returned to the underground, where it gained a more distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm, more elaborate productions, often samples from American rap and hip-hop, and actually comprehensible lyrics usually about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, and many swearwords. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is nowadays more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)
21st Aug '16 1:18:19 AM DaNuke
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* Gabber (Oldskool and Nuskool)
** With fast tempos (150-200 BPM), distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm and use of the Roland Alpha Juno sound. During the nineties it used to be simple and straightforward, with the sole goal of making you go crazy; nowadays it is much more elaborate. When it has lyrics, they are usually nonsensical in old school gabber, whereas in nu-style they are often about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, often feature samples from American rap and hip-hop, and use many swearwords. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)

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* Gabber (Oldskool Nu-style gabber (aka Mainstream hardcore)
** After the rise, dominance
and Nuskool)
** With fast tempos (150-200 BPM),
fall of early gabber in the late 90s to hardstyle and trance techno, the gabber scene basically returned to the underground, where it gained a more distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm and use of the Roland Alpha Juno sound. During the nineties it used to be simple and straightforward, with the sole goal of making you go crazy; nowadays it is much rhythm, more elaborate. When it has lyrics, they are elaborate productions, often samples from American rap and hip-hop, and actually comprehensible lyrics usually nonsensical in old school gabber, whereas in nu-style they are often about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, often feature samples from American rap and hip-hop, and use many swearwords. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is nowadays more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)
21st Aug '16 1:06:05 AM DaNuke
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* Old school gabber
** This genre is credited as the one that gave birth to the hardcore techno genre. It is believed to have originated in Detroit (the birthplace of techno music in general) from acid house and techno house, but it rooted itself in Rotterdam, Netherlands, where it became popular on account of being perceived as an affront to the Amsterdam scene which was perceived to be snobby and pretentious. As a result, its sound used to be a pretty simple and straightforward, with the sole goal of making you go crazy without even having to take any drugs. The "gabber" moniker is believed to have originated from an interview with Amsterdam DJ K.C. the Funkaholic, where he was asked how did he felt about the Rotterdam scene; his answer was "Oh, they're just a bunch of gabbers having fun" ("gabber" being an Amsterdam slang word that can be more or less translated as "dude" or "mate"). Eventually, its harder sound and its simplicity ended up dominating the early Dutch techno scene, and by 1995 it started mutating into its mainstream, commercialized variant known as "happy hardcore". Example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtjD0OhLrSw Bertocucci Feranzano - XTC Love]].

* Gabber (Oldskool and Nuskool)
** With fast tempos (150-200 BPM), distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm and use of the Roland Alpha Juno sound. During the nineties it used to be simple and straightforward, with the sole goal of making you go crazy; nowadays it is much more elaborate. When it has lyrics, they are usually nonsensical in old school gabber, whereas in nu-style they are often about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, often feature samples from American rap and hip-hop, and use many swearwords. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)



* Gabber (Oldskool and Nuskool)
** With fast tempos (150-200 BPM), distorted, pounding bass drum driven rhythm and use of the Roland Alpha Juno sound. During the nineties it used to be simple and straightforward, with the sole goal of making you go crazy; nowadays it is much more elaborate. When it has lyrics, they are usually nonsensical in old school gabber, whereas in nu-style they are often about drugs, fights, violence, police scuffles, often feature samples from American rap and hip-hop, and use many swearwords. Western techno fans simply call it "hardcore" -- the "gabber" moniker is more common among fans of Japanese techno. Example: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtjD0OhLrSw Bertocucci Feranzano - XTC Love]] (old school), [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T84PtCh9Y18 DJ Paul Elstak - One day we kill em all]] (nu-style) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g4r8-UL7IQ NeLIME - Codename: Zero]] (nu-style but with old-style IndecipherableLyrics)
5th Apr '16 7:37:53 PM KizunaTallis
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Hardcore Techno is essentially the {{Darker and Edgier}} version of {{Techno}}, although some people argue that it has evolved into a separate genre of its own. It's distinguishable from its parent genre by a faster tempo, very powerful bass, and a preference for atonal samples and beats. The genre was inspired by the sinister and slow {{New Beat}} that was made in UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} by [[Music/LordsOfAcid Praga Khan]] and others. The genre originated from Western European countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Italy and the UK, as well as occupying a very strong scene from Japan. Hardcore techno had its heyday in the mid to late nineties when the more commercial {{lighter and softer}} Happy Hardcore sound spread to popularity.

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Hardcore Techno is essentially the {{Darker and Edgier}} version of {{Techno}}, although some people argue that it has evolved into a separate genre of its own. It's distinguishable from its parent genre by a faster tempo, very powerful bass, and a preference for atonal samples and beats. The genre was inspired by the sinister and slow {{New Beat}} New Beat that was made in UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}} by [[Music/LordsOfAcid Praga Khan]] and others. The genre originated from Western European countries like the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Italy and the UK, as well as occupying a very strong scene from Japan. Hardcore techno had its heyday in the mid to late nineties when the more commercial {{lighter and softer}} Happy Hardcore sound spread to popularity.


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* Kayzo (mixes hardstyle with TrapMusic and dubstep)
5th Apr '16 6:46:32 PM KizunaTallis
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** Hardcore on steroids. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTime Speed is the main emphasis for this subgenre]], with a tempo going 300 BPM at the lower end, and even as high as 1000 BPM. The bass drum can become so fast that it becomes a tone, and unless it's Japanese there are typically very few melodic or even musical elements. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQDCcqQu2Q Moby - 1000]].

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** Hardcore on steroids. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTime [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Speed is the main emphasis for this subgenre]], with a tempo going 300 BPM at the lower end, and even as high as 1000 BPM. The bass drum can become so fast that it becomes a tone, and unless it's Japanese there are typically very few melodic or even musical elements. Example: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNQDCcqQu2Q Moby - 1000]].
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