December 28, 2011

HardCore Or DIE

Hi, my name is Fergadelic. I've been doing visuals for 2ManyDJs for a while & as a part of this large project I got to take part in this fantastic "Hardcore Or Die" mix; What a privilege!
I'm a big fan of a lot of this music, it's been an inspiration for me since I first heard it in my late teens...though I should add that there were plenty of tracks & artists on this mix that were new to me. The visual material was a joy to work with (getting to make the Corrosion Of Conformity toxic skull head bang was a big moment in my artistic career so far!) but I was particularly inspired by Dave & Steph's irreverent treatment of the music & in turn I tried to inject the same craziness & fun into the visuals; Also, while I'm a Hardcore fan I'm aware that many people aren't!..& it was my mission to use the visuals as a way in for people who might not otherwise listen to this stuff.
All credit is due to Steve from Soulwax, it was his passion for this music & involvement in the scene that inspired the mix in the first place(he once sat in on drums for Chaos U.K., as their drummer was too drunk to play…how cool is that?!)…also all credit to Nuno Costa, the animator who did such a great job interpreting my ideas. Now, are you ready for an hour of hardcore?!

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