Normally called "hardcore" to simplify, it was derived from techno as Europeans grew to like the aggressive tones and melodies. It originated in around the early-to-mid-1990s in multiple locations across the world. Hardcore is usually composed using music sequencers and many earlier tracks were produced on home computers. As hardcore continues to grow, each different type of hardcore (each subgenre) begins to attract a larger fan base and more support from producers. As new subgenres grow they can become extremely different than other subgenres that are also referred to as Hardcore. Not to be mistaken for Happyhardcore or happy, people use the term Hardcore Techno in the UK to describe it & separate from the more happy scene. It is mainly used in the harder rooms in the UK & has been one of the only styles of underground music that is still going strong to this day. Hardcore in different countrys as with all other styles has a slightly different meaning but is one of the only styles that dose what it says on the tin! UK hardcore can be quite dark sounding and is often mixed with hip-hop, The Deathchant Label is a good example of this. go to hardcore-central dot net for more
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Just what it says. Normally called "hardcore" to simplify, it was derived from techno as Europeans grew to like the aggressive tones and melodies. The most common types of hardcore are: Happy Hardcore, Gabber, and Speedcore (though many people dislike this genre more because it ranges from 300 bpm - 600 bpm (then splittercore) - 900-1000 and higher bpm (now extratone) and there is not much melody, just an overused kick drum and ambient pads.)

Hardcore became popular in the '90s, with drum patterns and splits, which is now referred to as Oldskool. From Oldskool came Jungle then Darkcore then Darkstep, and now traditional DnB. Happy hardcore is now the most popular, with pumping high pitched synthesizers and loud kick drums and offbeat high-hats. Most producers are European and is one of the most popular forms of Electronic genres. It's also good for your acid trip.

Artists may include: Scott Brown, V.A.G.A.B.O.N.D., DJ Sharkey, CLSM, Darren Styles, Breeze, Gammer, Dougal, and more.
Dude1: DUDE! DJ Sy motherfucker! Best hardcore techno producer/DJ

Dude2: Man fuck that shit, Scott Brown is the shit.

Dude1: Man fuck you.

Dude2: Iss true man.

Dude1: Whatever... HTiD.

Dude2: Agreed.
by Viralklasm May 19, 2009
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