I am currently in the process of researching Hardcore music further, so please check back regularly for updates. You should also regularly check any blog posts relating to hardcore music. In the meantime, here’s a copy of Wikipedia’s ‘Hardcore” entry.

“Hardcore is a term that has been used to describe a variety of related electronic dance music styles over almost two decades. While the term “hardcore” was first used in a musical genre title with the emergence of hardcore punk in the late 1970s, it was also used in the early 1990s in reference to both hardcore techno, an intensified and harsh form of techno that emerged from Europe, mainly Netherlands, and breakbeat hardcore, which emerged in the UK from acid house and breakbeat.

It has also been used synonymously to refer to gabber, a style close to hardcore techno, and as an umbrella term to refer to styles that have emerged from hardcore techno including speedcore, terrorcore, breakcore, noizecore, glitchcore and drillcore, and from breakbeat hardcore such as happy hardcore, darkcore, freeform hardcore and trancecore (the latter grouping often being referred to as UK hardcore due to its origins).

Similar genres: digital hardcore, four to the floor, hard dance, hardcore breaks
Sub-genres: bouncy techno, breakbeat, breakcore, darkcore, freeform, gabber, happy hardcore, hardcore breaks, industrial, makina, speedbass, speedcore, terrorcore, UK hardcore



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