Hardcore Techno: Description and Classification of Direction
Hardcore techno (often used as hardcore) is a rather tough branch of electronic music that appeared in 95 in completely different places (New York, Australia, Newcastle, Rotterdam). The sound of this style is characterized by a fast rhythm (about 160-300 bpm) using noise and industrial sounds, usually made from samples.
Usually, musical Senquensors are used to create hardcore techno. However, the main tools for writing hardcore music are drum machines and Roland series sensitizers. Due to their simple tuning and perfect sound, they gained fame in the still emerging hardcore party.
Currently, many different trends have arisen in hardcore music, but their basis remains the same - hardcore techno. They also differ in sound, but often fans of this style still call them hardcore. In general, this music has the following subgenres:
Old School - This term usually refers to tracks recorded at the dawn of the formation of style. This subgenre is characterized by "powerful" bass parts, numerous breaks and high speed of execution.
Breakcore - this subgenre of hardcore, is a mixture of elements of an ordinary hardcore along with breakbeat. But most often, breakcore, in contrast to the usual hardcore, has a very fast execution rate (about 300bpm).
Freenchcore - This subgenre is characterized by a high tempo of execution (180-250bpm), along with the use of a distorted bass drum. Frenchcore as a separate subgenre arose quite recently, in France - where it began to be played together with techno and hardtek.
Gabber (or "gabba") - the fastest subgenre of hardcore music. Its rhythm can reach up to 300 bpm. The compositions of this style pay little attention to melodics, but emphasis is placed on rigidity and speed of performance. This style is very popular at gabba discos, especially in Japan and the Netherlands.
Noisecore - very hard and noisy hardcore. When it is performed, emphasis is placed on the stiffness and noise of the sound. It is directly related to related genres - Terrorcore and Speedcore.
Hardstyle - It differs from other areas of hardcore music, rather hard synth and 4-line bass line. Sounding - most often represents several samples that are looped on themselves and play in a circle.
Speedcore - Differs in rather fast rhythm together with heavier and noisy bass barrel. Sometimes in sounding for "weighting" the sound, samples of electric guitar are used.
Terrorcore - Substyle that appeared in Holland. DJs who began to play this style, emphasized gloomy samples to give the music an atmosphere of "Terror". This style was popular in Holland at various hardcore parties.
Thus, hardcore today is a fairly popular style, with its subgenres and definitions. Often, some lined up hardcore music, not indicated by their names, but by the country where they were produced (for example, French sound, Dutch sound, etc.).