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Hardtechno refers to even more aggressive and dark industrial sounding style of techno.Thumping kick drums and synth loops usually in the 135 - 160 bpm range, although purists say anything above 140 bpm is considered to be hardcore , with 150 bpm and beyond considered gabber / nosebleed. Pounding baselines and industrial sounding synths & loops are the order of Today's Hard techno scene born out of the hard house movement 1999 - 2013. Typical DJ's representing this sub genre are (random) D.A.V.E the drummer (hydraulix records), Helldriver and DJ Wayne Butchart to name but a few.


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