Originated in the mid/late 90's in Japan. Very influenced by Otaku culture and contains many anime samples in songs. Speed is often in excess of 160-180 BPM.

Random Track: t+pazolite vs RoughSketch - Bloody Serenade


  1. My notes:

    - J-Core has become an umbrella term for harder electronic music, not only Hardcore Techno, that is influenced by the Otaku culture.
    - DJ Sharpnel and his label Sharpnel Sounds are pioneers of the J-Core scene. They made their first releases in 1998, but there are also tracks that date to an earlier time (mid-90's).
    - Speed is 160-250 bpm +/-.
    - J-Core was at first mainly Hardcore Techno with a few Happy Hardcore tracks as well, but later more Hard Dance genres such as Makina, Freeform and Hardstyle were recognised as J-Core.
    - The J-Core movement has made the Hardcore scene bigger in Japan, but some local scene people dislike the amount of Otaku related material at Hardcore parties. Before the J-Core boom in mid to late 90's the Japanese Hardcore sound was closer to that of Europe. Especially German style fast Gabba (Bass2 Records in Japan).
    - In recent years the movement has got quite a big international following through the internet. A J-Core producer doesn't have to be Japanese. Many international producers have started making their own J-Core and releasing their tracks on Japanese compilation CDs as well as on their own international labels.
    - Examples of Japanese J-Core artists who produce Hardcore: DJ Sharpnel, Kenta-v.ez., DJ Technorch and T+Pazolite.
    - Examples of International Hardcore related J-Core artists: DJ Shokomi, Spy47 and Round Wave Crusher.

    1. Yeah, Round Wave Crusher!! Listening to the Born In The Wrong Place album right now.

  2. j-core, acidcore, latinocore, britneycore and all that shit. i'm gonna name mine milkcore

  3. Looking forward to your new genre"release". Be sure that we will talk on large about it. Untill then please give comments on the subject:).


  4. As far as I'm concerned J-Core doesn't actually exist as a genre. There's some differences in sound, but it's not different or consistent enough to be called its own genre. It's really a regional scene.