Hinamizawa Phone Booth – Trinity

My first update after our third visit to the phone booth. Here’s the story so far.

05/31/2021 – The First “Incident” – Virtuacore

To open, I wanted to explore a few scenes that I love and which influence many of the artists & net labels you’ll hear in the phone booth going forward. The acts here are exemplary of a style of sample-heavy hardcore jungle/drum & bass out of Osaka from the early 90’s, known as virtuacore, nerdcore, j-core and etc. My mic was overall very shitty but I promise you I’ve cleared that up now. Also the set only ran a half hour, but we will be re-visiting this in a future episode! Probably several future episodes.

  • Cycheouts (サイケアウツ) – Dark Entry
  • NIP Sound System – Re-Rouse
  • Kastro (カストロ) – カストロ大地に立つ サイコミュmix
  • DV8 – Track 2 (Untitled, from “Connect”)
  • Traffic Jammies – LMM
  • Cycheouts (サイケアウツ) – Kaos Future
06/07/2021 – Police Case File #2 – Digital Hardcore

If the first show wasn’t hard enough for you, this will certainly scratch that itch. Digital Hardcore can only be described as just that. You get what it says on the tin. Birthed in rage out of Berlin by three legends – Alec Empire, Hanin Elias, and MC Carl Crack, Atari Teenage Riot was formed in 1992 and proceeded to live up to the name. After much controversy they founded Digital Hardcore Recordings and signed some promising talent for releases & compilations. Though the label can’t really be called active anymore, “Digital Hardcore” has expanded to refer to an entire genre and underground electronic movement.

  • AK-47 – Unreleased Track from DTRASH006 (1999)
  • Alec Empire – Down With the Shit
  • Bomb20 – Made of Shit!
  • Bomb20 – Burn the Shit Down!
  • Sonic Dragolgo – Don’t Stop the Music
  • Alec Empire – Pleasure Is Our Business
  • Atari Teenage Riot – Hetzjagd Auf Nazis! (Hunt Down The Nazis!)
  • Nasenbluten – Skullbash
  • Christoph De Babalon – My Confession
  • Bastards United – Technotrashed
  • ENSC – Cybernetic Bodies (Bastards United Remix)
  • All Out Assault – Time to Stand (DJ Sniper)
06/14/2021 – An Haunting – Demoscene

I told you I would fix my mic! If you’re familiar with this community at SDF you may have heard of, been active in, or maybe still are involved with da scene. Made and performed with a multitude of samplers & sequencers built for the Commodore Amiga, the sound produced is unlike any other.

  • Bigdaddy – readyornot.mod
  • Richard Jonas – Jungle Is Massive
  • Punnik – the amen breaks!.mod
  • celsius – risintime.mod
  • Juice – versatile.mod
  • P2 (Phineus II) – Amiga Junglism Mixtape Vol 2 Side A

Kind of neat that the L/R audio is fucked up at points because in protracker and other amiga tools, the 4 audio channels are hard set to either side, and many producers back in the day would just put whatever fit where to get the most out of them, so it sounds kind of funny in a modern stereo environment. For instance at 11:45 you can hear the bassline on the right while the left channel is utilized for a synth lead. Then, at 12:10, the bass moves back to the left while the right channel plays the vocal sample.

And that’s all we have for today! If you read all of this you’re probably insane. Who knows what the future has in store for this little phone booth.