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07 May 2011
Ben Harder Show, 5 Year Anniversary
48_bhs5years.jpg I'll be doing an interview and a DJ-set in the 2nd Part of the Ben Harder Show's 5th Anniversary Episode. It will be broadcasted on May 17th @ Hardstation FM. There will be a re-run on May 20th @ Q-Dance Radio. Check it out!

Official pressrelease:

It's the Ben Harder Show 5th birthday. It will be an outstanding party spread over 3 radioshows that will last the whole night. The hard underground sound shall be the centre of the show. Darkcore, industrial hardcore, powernoise, drum & bass, breakcore, they'll all pass... DJs and livesets till dawn! These sound will come from the crème de la crème op the hard underground. The artist will perform sets of one hour. Besides the music they will be interviewed, so you get to know them just a little better.

For the true fan this will be a great party!


Sei2ure: His first trackrelease was in 2004 on ''Enzyme K7''. His tracks are raw, mechanical and industrial. Besides productions of him on ''K7'' and ''Enzyme records'' there are tracks of him released on the labels ''Symp.tom'', Industrial Strength records'' and ''Bloodshed Unlimited''.

Carnage & Cluster: This duo is busy with spinning and producing raw and industrial hardcore. They also got some labels they run like ''Noisj'' and ''Red Fever Recordings''.

N-Vitral: The cool industrial hardcore producer of the ''Third movement'' label has a great number of releases on his name. This year his first album came out, called: ''I audioassault U''.

Capslock: His is one of two labelmanagers of the label Ketacore. Besides running a label he makes his own music. His outstanding rhythmic noise, hardcore, IDM, electro, breakcore sounding album ''Combustion'' has been released in 2010.

Mindustries: These two guys brought out their first release in '04, the album " //.DeusExMachina//." on Enzyme records. With this huge album they instantly made name in Hardcoreland. Their last productions have been released on the ''Third Movement'' label.

R10T33R: At parties this versatile artist performs as a dj and also as liveset. Besides that he has his own punk breakcore label ''Crackbeats''. Under that name he organises, together with others, phat underground parties! He also makes music under different names. Tracks of him you can find on different labels.

The Relic: Together with Ben he is one of the driving forces behind the Ben Harder Show, he was there from the beginning. He's formerly know as producer of the better underground hardcore, and he runs his own label ''Dark. Descent''. Other aliases he uses are ''Zanthrax'' and ''Cubic Nomad''.

The Peoples Republic of Europe: The big man behind this project has been active for more than 20 years. This band makes dark ambient, power noise, harsh industrial and more. The last album ''Solipsism'' was released at their own label ''New darkness recordings''.

Sound Abuse: From these two brothers from The Hague some tracks were released at ''DNA Tracks''. Their last release was at the ''Dark. Descent'' Label from ''The Relic''.

Nano.Strike: As a producer he creates electronic music in the styles tekno, jungle, breakcore and noise. Off cource he recently plays at parties in and out of Holland. The darkcoreisch project ''Enginoir'' wich he created with ''Omkara Techichi'' and ''Innsu'' is really cool.

Collision: Besides making his own tracks, this guy has his own label ''Obs.Cur''. Soon there will be a new release on this cool underground label. Four strong tracks of ''Collision'' himself will be released on vinyl.

Cubic Nomad: This cubistic nomad is also known under the aliases ''Zanthrax'' and ''The Relic''. Under this name he mainly produces techno, industrial hardcore, ambient and IDM crossovers. April this year his outstanding album ''Light Errant'' was released.

Bart Hard: He is one of the main people behind tje TK07 foundation. This foundation points his arrows at organising alternative dance parties. As a dj he spins under the name Bart Hard and his alias Bart Acid. This guy really knows how it's got to be done. Breakcore, alternative hardcore, Drum and bass and rhythmic noise, he does it al!

Paul van der Wees: He's active as a dj and he does livesets. His tracks are fully created with hardware! He's got two labels ''Accu Records'' and ''Wide Awake Records'' wich provide acidcore. Besides that he's a part of the Wirwar soundsystem.

Mental Wreckage: Together with ''Mute'' this man has runned the label ''Symp.tom''. His first release, in '04, was on this label. He's also 50% of ''Dual Mechanism'' with partner The Relic.

Mawashi Geri: This is the new alias of s'corepion. Host of the Ben Harder Show. As ''Mawashi Geri'' he plays the darker styles.

Joost G: Also known als ''Mono-Amine''. Already produced a variety of cool albums! These were released at ''Ant-zen'' and ''Vendetta Music''.

Tapage: His sound exists from hard industrial noise, ambient and everything that's in between. He has several strong albums on his name, some were released on the American label ''Tympanik Audio''.

Synapse: He's one of the ''Enzyme K7'' producers. His first track released in 2004. His raw hardcore sound is appreciated by many people in the scene. He performs as well as a dj and a live act.

This all will be hosted by Ben Harder!

Part 1:
Hardstation M: 10-05-2010
Q-Dance Radio: 13-05-2010

Part 2
Hardstation FM: 17-05-2010
Q-Dance Radio: 20-05-2010

Part 3
Hardstation FM: 24-05-2010
Q-Dance Radio: 27-05-2010

Before every show you can find here at our website who's playing that night. Enjoy!
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