This is Hardcore
By Aimee Lawrence
Techno heads in need of a fix should make a beeline for Razzmatazz as This Is Hardcore returns this July. Kicking off the showcase is a blistering lineup including Belgian powerhouse Charlotte de Witte, Berlin legend Rødhåd, distinguished duo FJAAK, Cologne-based selector Lena Willikens and enigmatic producer Gesloten Cirkel.
Night two sees the booth utilized by Evian Christ with his current penchant for hardcore sounds and trance revival; joining him are producers Evol, Skudero and Total Freedom. Elsewhere, you’ll find urban persuasions in Razzclub with US “cash me outside” rapper Bhad Bhabie and in Lolita with London producer A.G and collective Chica Gang.
Saturday’s installment brings the noise with techno heroes Ben Sims, Surgeon, DJ Bone and Rebekah in the main room. Mella Dee, Paranoid London and Mount Kimbie set the pace in The Loft, while Lolita sees in Umfang alongside Beta Librae and a secret guest TBA.