PRESENTS THE HARDCORE COALTION PT I
DATE: May 27, 2005
START TIME: 2200 Hrs
DAMAGE: $15 before
Only, ID Required
Nightclub, 114 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Over the last few years the
Sydney hardcore scene has had many ups and downs though 2005 seems to be a
year where it is set to grow to a strength not seen in a long time. The growth
of local talent in both DJing and production is phenomenal and many of these
talents are just being exposed onto the local and international scene.
Recently we have seen the launch of a local hardcore/hardstyle label ‘Tera
Australis’ and this will be the first of many local releases and labels, such
as the forthcoming Zerohour Music to represent the genre.
Recently we have seen many hardcore internationals come to our shores, from
both Holland and the USA, and have been treated to the sounds of artists like
Promo, Neophyte, Lenny Dee, Evil Activities, Buzz Fuzz, Endymion and more.
These big name DJs/Producers have played at venues from the size of the Sydney
Entertainment Centre, The Superdome and Glenworth Valley, to small nightclubs
like Castles. Several of our locals DJs, such as Ctrix, Crystal, Refresh and
Raziel, have also had the opportunity to represent Sydney’s hardcore scene
interstate in cities such as Brisbane and Melbourne.
Locally, the scene has been held together by a tight nit community of gabbers
who regularly attend all night hardcore parties, along with those who attend
the larger rave parties, which often feature several sets of hardcore. With
different events focusing on different styles of hardcore, the local crowd is
offered a wide cross section of genres to listen to across the parties.
The Hardcore Coalition series
of events will serve a couple of purposes. Firstly, it will showcase a variety
of the events and institutions that have been chosen to represent the Sydney
Hardcore scene across the last couple of years, with each set designed to
represent the general sound and vibe which that event/group has set out to do.
Secondly it will be used to launch the new www.aushardcore.com website. This
website will be a central online hub for all news, info, downloads and
discussion on the local hardcore scene. Designed to promote all events and
push the local scene, this site should be another step in helping the size and
quality of our scene grow. AusHardcore.com will be launched on the day of the
SOCIETY - Refresh:
Over the last two years the Society nights have taken place every couple
of months at Castles nightclub in the city. Providing the die hard fans with a
regular dose of hardcore they have become quite popular amongst the hardcore
Representing Society will be
Dj Refresh, part of Nexus Project, who is behind the Society nights. He has
played at most events in Sydney, from hardcore nights to large parties such as
Utopia and Godspeed.
More information on Refresh
can be found on his website, www.djrefresh.com.
THRILLSEEKA – Crystal:
The Thrillseeka events in
Sydney have seen some of the biggest names in hardcore bought to our shores,
such as Dj Promo, Neophyte, Endymion, Paul Elstak and Chosen Few. Bringing
crowds of over 1000 to these all age events, the Thrillseeka name has been a
major contributor to the growth of our scene.
DJ Crystal, the man behind
the party, will be playing at Hardcore Coalition. He has played in Brisbane,
Melbourne, Adelaide and Darwin as well as most of Sydney’s all age parties,
making him one of Sydney’s more traveled DJs.
ATMOSFEAR – Ctrix:
In early 2002 the first
Atmosfear event landed. Hailed as the first commercial all age hardcore event
to hit Sydney, the risk payed off with over 400 people showing up. The second
Atmosfear was a much more intimate affair with around 150 people partying all
night to the hardcore sounds and in 2003 teamed up with the Society crew to
put on ‘Fuck Happy’ featuring Dj Buzz Fuzz.
Representing Atmosfear will
be Dj Ctrix. Ctrix is Sydney’s most experienced hardcore DJ playing regularly
for the last 6 years at all age and hardcore events, and over the last 2 years
as a part of Nexus Project. Over the last couple of years Ctrix has been
delving into the world of production, with his recent tracks receiving strong
HAMMERTIME – Trashcoder:
The Hammertime events
introduced the hardcore scene to another much regularly used venue, the
Mandarin Club. Showcasing the more industrial and faster styles of hardcore,
this proved to be a success, with strong crowds attending each of the three
events to date. A fourth installment is currently in the planning.
Dj Trashcoder, a member of
Psycolepsie, will be playing on behalf of Hammertime, and he will show his
style of French and UK Hardcore. Trashcoder is a regular at hardcore events,
having played at Society, System Feedback, Counter Measures, Debauchery, and
of course, Hammertime.
SYSTEM FEEDBACK -
Another of the Castles
events, System Feedback has seen many harder acts behind the decks such as
Mark N, Epsilon, Paul Blackout, Geoff Da Chef, and Negative Network, amongst
others. These cheap events have seen many a beer been consumed and have
always been popular with the regular crowd.
Showboat would have to be
one of Sydney’s most under rated hardcore DJs, having played at only a few
events in the past few years, such as Society, Debauchery and MK. Make sure
you check out this mans skills as he blows you away, System Feedback style.
COUNTER MEASURES - 556a:
Counter Measures is another
series to focus on the harder styles of hardcore. The three events so far have
seen various established acts play, such as Deadman (France), Zip the Robot
(France), Bioxeed (QLD), Epsilon, Hedonist, Mark N, Geoff Da Chef and more to
large crowds at the Mandarin Club.
556a is representing Counter
Measures at the Hardcore Coalition event and has also played at Society,
System Feedback, Hammertime, Combaton and More. He will be playing several of
his own songs, which are popular amongst the local hardcore crowd and he has
also been known to kill D’s.
More info on the Counter
Measures parties can be found at www.combaton.net
DEBAUCHERY - A4h:
The first Debauchery event in
October of last year was greeted with a great deal of hype, mostly due to the
appeal of it’s venue, the Ashfield hotel. A large crowd arrived and was
treated to a strong dose of hardcore from Sydney’s top local DJs. The second
chapter was a night that will long be remembered by those who were there to
see Showboat’s ‘birthday present.’ Details of the third event are yet to be
released, but there is set to be an even bigger surprise instore.
The man behind Debauchery, DJ
A4h will be playing at Hardcore Coalition and is set to show everyone why he
is one of the more promising young DJs in the scene, having already played at
Hammertime, Society and recently at the Shoreshocked festival.
TERA AUSTRALIS RECORDS -
Tera Australis is a local
independent hard dance record label which was started in 2004 by local
producer The Terrorist. It is deisigned to feature both hardcore and hardstyle,
and the first two releases, Trust No One (Terrorist) and Discoshit (Mania)
have almost sold out.
It is fitting that The
Terrorist plays the set showcases the songs off his label, and he is set to
blow you away with a thumping set of known and unreleased tracks that will
tingle your ear drums.
More information on Tera
Australis, and downloads, can be found at www.teraaustralis.com.au
ZEROHOUR MUSIC - Zero
2005 will see the launch of
RETALI8's label Zerohour Music, a label focused on the more experimental side
of hardcore, incorporating a unique mix of hardcore, doom, techno and electro
influences. The imminent first release features the Zero track "Forgotten
Future" and is due mid 2005. RETALI8 has been playing around Canberra and
Sydney for the last seven years and has played at smaller events such as
Society and Combaton through to large scale raves like Hyperspeed and Helter
Skelter. At Hardcore Coalition he will showcase the Zerohour sound (with
tracks by himself and other Zerohour artists) and the slow
and pumping style which he has become known for.
More information on Zerohour
Music and DJ Retali8 will be available soon at www.zerohour.com.au
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