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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Rottencore LIVE @ Berzerk - March 16, 2019 / Eindhoven - Holland

Bezerk, I thought that was a Buzz Fuzz thing. But it clearly isn't. Oh wait, it was BZRK, right! Ah I see. So Bezerk is something completely different. And it certainly is. I found a set from their event back in 2019, and the artist in question is Rottencore. On the event itself they had a few playing Hardcore music, and I only know Rottencore, Hellcreator, and Pdevil. Those are the only names I do recognise, but yeah, it's not about the names, it's all about what they bring to the table. And thankfully Rottencore's set is on Soundcloud, so we can hear what he did back in 2019 at Bezerk...

I have to confess: I don't know much about Rottencore. I've seen the name appear in many mixes, but never had the opportunity to dive deeper into the history of Rottencore. But what I do know is that he makes early Hardcore sounding tracks, and this set contains a lot of the early sound, but made in the present day, using present day equipment and software. Another artist who loves to keep the old sound alive and kicking, and for good reason!

But obviously, as he uses the old style as example, he keeps things fresh and doing it his way. So this set contains all tracks by himself, and as oldskool as they might sound, they are still tracks made by him, if that makes sense? He's got a distinctive sound and approach, and I really like it.

If you were looking for a full-on Rottencore set, you are in luck. This set only contains his records, or records he remixed. So let's jump straight into the tracklist, and show you what he played at Bezerk!

  1. Rottencore & Rodox Trading - Galaxy Core

  2. Rottencore - Ouwe Stijl Is Botergeil (2014 Anthem)

  3. Rottencore - Multiverse

  4. Rottencore & Fuckear - You Will Die

  5. Rottencore - Give Me Your Soul

  6. Rottencore - The Dance Of The Bass

  7. Rottencore - Just Go On It

  8. Rottencore - This Kind Of Shit

  9. Rottencore - I'm Mental

  10. Rottencore - I Need Money

  11. Rottencore - Assassin Of Terror

  12. Nasenbluten - Dirty Rotten Bastard (Rottencore Remix)

  13. Mordekaiser - IFYM (Rottencore Remix)

  14. Rottencore - The Evil Inside Me

  15. Rottencore & Tantulum - Fatality

  16. Rottencore - Sei Un Coglione (feat KCMA Vocal)

  17. Rottencore - Brain Pressure

  18. Rottencore & KCMA - You're A Fucking Bitch!

  19. Rottencore - Fuck Off

  20. Rottencore - Who The Fuck I Am

  21. M1dlet - Take Yo Ass Home (Rottencore Remix)

You get 21 records in an hour, and those tracks will certainly keep you moving! And the songs are all hard as nails, and stayed true to the pre 2000s Hardcore sound. Hardcore, and of course, a bit of Terror. You cannot do a set without playing a bit of Terror, or closely sounding Terror. The BPMs should always go up and up towards the end of a set. And Rottencore's set just exactly that.

To me the music Rottencore makes is just sublime. It's just slightly harder, faster, and a bit rougher. If the songs were around during the 90s, they would have fitted the Hellsound compilation the most. And I like that a lot. Gabber/Hardcore is great, but sometimes it needs a bit of oomph. And Rottencore certainly makes records that fit that nicely.

I've really enjoyed this set a lot. Had it on once while driving home from work, and my speakers were nearly blown up to pieces! Love it. There's no other way of listening to this: volume on max, and ears bleeding.

A wonderful set, that takes you back to the 90s. Fantastic songs. Everything about this set tickles me. In a good way!

DJ: Rottencore

Genre/Style: Hardcore, Gabber, Terror

Liveset Info: Recorded @ Bezerk - March 16, 2019 / Eindhoven - Holland

Length Liveset: 00:58:03

Tracks: 21 (twenty-one)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 586 MB

File Type: .wav

Release Year: 2019

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 1411kbps

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