Introducing Hardcore Techno

In the past 20 years electronic music created many genres that have fans all over the world. One of the most popular among them is Hardcore.

It emerged around the world (USA, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Belgium and the UK), in the early-to-mid-1990s. What makes it different is that this kind of sound is typified by a fast tempo, above 130bpm(Beats per Minute) and the rhythmic use of distorted and atonal industrial-like beats and samples. Mainly, hardcore is composed using music sequencers, thus many earlier tracks were produced on home computers with module tracker software and virtual studio software like Fruity Loops Studio, Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic, Nuendo and Reason.

The hardcore scene, with all its sub-genres, constantly grew, and many labels, entertainment companies saw a need in organizing parties and festivals,that every year gather hundreds of thousands of fans.

Although it is an important genre of music in general , information about it are few. Thus the main purpose of this blog is to show, on one hand, a brief history of hardcore and, on the other hand, to describe an image about it and its sub-genres.

You will find here some bits of history, according to the location where it evolved, the artists index and the description of sub-genres like gabber, hardstyle, speedcore, digital hardcore, darkcore and more.

For more details about the hard styles of electronic music, please check the content on the right.

In the same time, comments for every article are enabled so that if you have more details about it, you can let us know. So, we invite you all, fans, producers, dj's to share with us your knowledge. We will greatly appreciate new details and information and we assure you that we will update the articles based on your comment.

Last, but not least, the information here are not ours. We do not take fully credit for it. The resources are listed below on this page.


  1. big up with the blog!

  2. Those programs have nothing to do with module trackers. Review your sources please

  3. I reviewed the information. Hope now it is ok. Thank you

  4. a suggestion...where is breakcore??!!!

    however a lot of thanx for the great work!!!

  5. The Complete Guide to Hardcore Techno, on youtube:

  6. i live for hardstyle

  7. nice!!
    how about schranz??

  8. is this blog still alive or what?

    And there is no breakcore mentioned, neither is splittercore, let alone psycore...

    but then - whatever ... Wikipedia has WAY more info than this place - meh !

  9. totally agree !
    hey bro how to followed this blog ?
    i just cant find the follow button .

  10. Really nice post. Im a Hardcore/Hardstyle dj for some years now. Love to see that there are some more post on this music genre. The roots are House and Disco sampled with drumcomputers.
    I still love to sample old tracks for the very same reason. See my blog why I prefer Hardcore Music and listen to my own creations.



  11. soon there will be now info's on this blog. stay tuned.

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