Talk:Hardcore (electronic dance music genre)
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This article is bullshit; the roots of the UK hardcore sound lie in the early breakbeat and early rave of 1989 - 1990. The Belgian sound around that time mutated into the 'Belgian Techno' scene with R&S being the key early label; the industrial techno and gabber sounds which began around 1992 followed on from the 1990-1991 early hardcore sound which was effectively a mixture of breakbeat, techno, house, UK bleep / bass music, and early trance influences. It is a direct product of the early house and techno scene. The Continental Europe-Centric nature of this article is pretty damn shocking, since dance music has been a global sound from the beginning. Of course, you can just keep it as 'it all started in the netherlands' and forget about the contribution made from countries such as the UK, USA, Italy, Belgium, even Canada, if you want to keep it as a terrible article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 00:23, 2 May 2015 (UTC)
Furthermore the "white-washing" and attempt at revisionist history describing "techno" as a purely European phenomenon only emerging after electronic dance music was "ridden" of its Afro-American influence is utterly deplorable. It is well-established (as properly described in the main Wikipedia page for Techno) that the genre originated in Detroit, Michigan as pioneered by several African-American musicians who were influenced by Chicago house music as well as early electro (and yes, European electronic music such as Kraftwerk), among them Juan Atkins who invented the name "techno," inspired by Alvin Toffler. The imagined alternate history offered here is at best misleading; I want to assume that the authors meant "hardcore techno" where they typed simply "techno" in which case the sentence is nominally remedied by simply deleting that word. At worst, the article is either overtly or unintentionally racist in its mis-attribution. Possibly the truth lies somewhere in between and the authors are simply mind-bogglingly ignorant of the greater universe and storied history of techno beyond hardcore. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 19:04, 19 October 2015 (UTC)