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Core - Deny 05:53
Core - Tor3 08:20


Let's make this an archive. All in. Full story. Every stage of development, all the projects and monikers from the 90s until today. Each era with its lexquisite selection put into one longplayer. Kicking off knee-deep in the last millenium when it all took off...
The first promising sun beams of spring 1993 were sharply enlighting the bedroom studio of Mike Oxyt (now Basssport), who had just installed his first soundcard. Core (now LXC) joined this moment of magic to record the very first Hardcore Vibes bassdrum into the 512KB of sampling RAM. From then on they were addicted. Join the bumpy ride of sculpting a sound without any prior knowledge, no youtube tutorials in a pre-email era and hardly any geeks around to ask for help really... DIY or cry!

MADOCS meant something like me against da old commercial shit, or such. Main influence must have been The Prodigy's first album (hence the Jericho stab) and the very few Happy Breakbeat and Darkside Rave radioshows we were able to stumble upon back then. This tune was a headache to get even anywhere close to finished as the Cakewalk sequencer was heavily suffering on the 286 PC with its 40 MB HDD. Please bare the programming and arrangement. But hey, it's got an amen snare and rave stabs at 158 BPM!
Rave-O-Tronic was done with an Akai Remix 16 and is the only result with this machine. Each snare hit sounds a bit different as doubled MIDI notes were battling and rattling. Tocotronic meets Edvard Grieg in a hard hitting 172 BPM Techstep fashion - not sure if anything like this existed back then?
Osiris were test drives on the solo Rave-O-Lution 309, spiced up with some function generator frequency modulation. Mike did jump on a 2nd version later.
Get Out must have been made due to too much Big Beat consumption and Beastie Boys headnodding. It is an anti war tune actually, even if that's not instantaneously obvious. One of the first proud beats on the new MPC 2000 - and only on there. Strictly hanging fat on the 100 BPM.
Deny is actually a kind of cover, influenced by some germoan skate punk band and too many bad Drum&Bass MC tapes of these great days. Shouted into headphones pretty much directly into the MPC. No wonder there was no vocal tune ever again! Thanks gosh. Sabotage at a funny 139 BPM.
W.Y.H.D.I means something like What You Hate Determines It, actually with some zen thinking behind it. Musically this pays wi(l)dely tribute to Atari Teenage Riot, which we were digging and jumping around to at that time. Full on 160 BPM euphoria.
Tor3 and its remix are again ones from the very early days of Cakewalk programming alonside Rebirth samples. Not sure how the heck we did this crazy snare though.
Untergrunz (title made up, not sure) is also a quite early one of 1995 or so but it is pretty fascinating how forward and dark this sounded already. Amen snares and a ruffness just as far as we were able to achieve by then. Most credits must go to Mike on here, well wicked! Maybe one day 148 BPM dark jungle will be a thing again?
Rounding up this retro package by going to the very primordial ooze, the last former hidden track is probably like our very first tune making attempt ever, have a good laugh!

Biggest ups are going to Mike Oxyt, who brought sampling and sequencing on the table at the first place and at such an early age. Loving banging techno from the heart and soul, his Basssport.de will probably see more of his early works soonish.
A handsome cheers goes to Tandrum, who spent moons of digging and DJing with us and always brought amazing different styles up onto our ears. Our musical world would have been black & white without this wicked mate!
Last one to mention but maybe the most important is Alexdee, who ran Phantomnoise Records which should drop the LXC debut later but also looked after the sublabel Trash Tapes, where catalogue number 37 already featured six tracks of this collection here on a CD-R called The Rise Of LXC in 2003 (which now correctively turns into Rise of Core). Thank you so much for ongoing friendship, trust and support until today. Rave long and proper!


released January 13, 2022

This is RUNLXC01. Programming and additional sampling by LXC as Core and Basssport as Mike Oxyt, together as Oxycore. Remastered by LXC at Alphacut in 2022.




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