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 Dark.R - Fields Of Defacement - Desorientatet and strobe-filled squat parties and sold at dodgy rave-techno record stores.
Hamburg is a more than year old harbor town in the north of Germany. As such, it was always also a hotspot for a wide range of subcultures, cranks and crooks, rowdy sailors, prostitutes, pirates that found their place in shady pubs, back alleys and similar dark places. This is a bit of a back story for what happened in the 90s in Hamburg, regarding the then emerging hardcore techno scene.
Fischkopf Container Records was a The Drone - Lars Haavard Haugen* - Six Strings And The Truth store in the red light zone of Hamburg — the Reeperbahn — one story above a store for alternate clothing. It was focused on techno music only and one of the largest or the largest?
They also were involved in other things, such as running a record label also named Container. And this Container Records had a sublabel called Fischkopf. After a few more EPs, the management changed, and Hardy Storz took over. He steered Fischkopf into the direction that brought worldwide acclaim to it.
Releasing experimental, intellectual music that at the same time is hardcore techno. In one of the rare interviews with him, he states that he was annoyed by the turn gabber had taken at that time; becoming more dumb, simplistic, macho.
And Fischkopf for sure was the opposite of that. After a while also parties were set up by the Fisch crew, again in the red light district of Dark.R - Fields Of Defacement - Desorientatet . Interesting fact: at one point, Alec Empire and Somatic Responses were planned for a Fischkopf release too.
The first release was the premier release of Somatic Responses, who took the world by storm in the years or rather, even decades that followed.
As fierce as fierce gets. And the releases give proof of that. Later, we find some fine breakcore releases on CFET. Nordcore No Hamburg hardcore history text is complete Mötley Crüe - Mötley Crüe Nordcore. I think this was one of the only regular hardcore clubs worldwide that existed in the 90s outside of Netherlands and Belgium; the Bunker in Berlin being another important location.
Almost all the big names in hardcore, gabber and speedcore Dark.R - Fields Of Defacement - Desorientatet played in the box; Speedfreak, the PCP crew including Smash? It were speedy times, but The Box had to close in ; much too soon! Nordcore continued their hardcore journey way long into the s in Hamburg; and maybe we will see them resurface? We also find a record that was originally planned as Fischkopf 25 here, Taciturne with Ebizieme.
The sound was taken a step farther in extremism with this label, so be prepared for a noise assault on your ears; but, again, a sensible one. Blut never You Said You Didnt Care How Well Life Through A Lens Did, Why Did You Say That?
- Robbie Williams ended, but there was no release after Blut 6; a shame! Operation Nordcore Flyer Nordcore continued their hardcore journey way long into the s in Hamburg; and maybe we will see them resurface? Dedicated to the harder sound of electronic dance music.
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