Real Name:
Michael Kores
Main project of Michael Kores on the German Noom Records label. Primarily releasing acid trance, techno and hard trance.
Hard Trance and Acid Trance producer and DJ from Stuttgart (Germany) born in 1968. Started to DJ at age 16, and was a regular fixture at the legendary Oz Club in his home town in the early 90s. As producer of origial material, he released mainly on the UCMG Germany labels, most notably as Cores on Noom Records and as Albion (2) on Time Unlimited. He is currently resisdent DJ at both Oxa in Zürich and Toy in Stuttgart.
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NOOMCD016-2, NOOM CD 016-2 Cores - Tryland album art Cores Tryland (Album) Noom Records, Noom Records NOOMCD016-2, NOOM CD 016-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NOOM 014-6 Cores - Club EP album art Cores Club EP (EP) Noom Records NOOM 014-6 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
gamb014-6 Cores - Oxbow / Bass In Face album art Kores* Oxbow / Bass In Face Global AMBition gamb014-6 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
NOOM018-6 Cores - Matabu EP album art Cores Matabu EP (EP) Noom Records NOOM018-6 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
USM-007-6 Cores - Kill album art Space Surfer* Feat. Kores* Space Surfer* Feat. Kores* - Kill(12") Unsubmissive Records USM-007-6 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
NOOM 026-5 Cores - Babylon EP album art Cores Babylon EP (EP) Noom Records NOOM 026-5 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
NOOM034-6 Cores - Millenium E.P. album art Cores Millenium E.P. (EP) Noom Records NOOM034-6 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
NOOM051-6 Cores - Iowa EP album art Cores Iowa EP(12", EP) Noom Records NOOM051-6 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
NOOM 054-6 Cores - Sioux album art Cores Vs. Robyn* Cores Vs. Robyn* - Sioux Noom Records NOOM 054-6 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
NOOM 056-6 Cores - Part II album art Cores vs. Robyn* Cores vs. Robyn* - Part II Noom Records NOOM 056-6 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
NOOM 066-6 Cores - Fugestives album art Cores & Vernes* Cores & Vernes* - Fugestives(12") Noom Records NOOM 066-6 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
KOS 2056 Cores - I Want You album art Kores* & D' Acido* Kores* & D' Acido* - I Want You(12") Kosmo Records KOS 2056 Germany 2003 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

none Cores 1996 Rave #01(Cass, Mixed) Tarot none Switzerland 1996 Sell This Version
TEGCD001-2 Cores - Technogold Vol. 1 album art Kores* Technogold Vol. 1(CD, Comp, Mixed) Technogold TEGCD001-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version


NOOM078 Cores - Balandra album art Cores Balandra(3xFile, MP3, 320) Noom Records NOOM078 Germany 2021

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May 24, 2013
edited 16 days ago
An absolute legend for those of us into hard acid trance, '90s style. Seriously, this guy's first seven singles are just incredible. To my mind---and aside from the one possible exception of Pablo Gargano---Michael Kores made the best acid trance from that era (and I like Solar Quest, Kai Tracid's various monikers, Commander Tom, and numerous other stalwarts of the scene, so that is no small praise). The vinyl release of "Tryland" is good, too, if not quite on the level of the first five Cores EPs.

Granted, starting in 2000, Michael went a different direction with his music, which is totally fine, but it wasn't my cup of tea. Make no mistake, though: Between 1995 and 1999, this guy could simply do no wrong. And his work as Albion on Time Unlimited was very good, as well.

Edit: Mr. Kores has apparently returned for an EP called Balandra in 2021. Cool track, both the original mix and the "Old Skool Dub," which does indeed carry many of the same vibes from the old Cores releases. I'll admit, this track is a bit more progressive/funky than his classic Noom bangers, but definitely rekindles my nostalgia and makes me tap my feet. Hopefully Balandra is but the first of many new tracks by this legend. Let's go, sir!

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