Ruffneck Records

Ruffneck Records

Profile:
Founded by Patrick van Kerckhoven (aka DJ Ruffneck) as a home for his own unique sound, which would later come to be known as 'artcore'. The intent was to bring breakbeat hardcore to the Netherlands, but not everyone fully understood this. Breakbeats have always played a very important part in all releases on the label and combined with tearing Juno synths and heavily distorted kick drums it has left its permanent impression on the entire hardcore scene. XSV were the financial backers, but in reality all A&R, and other duties, were handled by Patrick van Kerckhoven.

At the end of 1997 van Kerckhoven sued XSV Music to claim the rights of Ruffneck. The court decided the music belonged to van Kerckhoven but the licensing of the logo was in the hands, and stayed in the hands of XSV Music. Without the music XSV had a worthless logo and decided to put it on sale. ID&T hesitated and eventually George Ruseler, from Rige Entertainment, bought the logo and exploited it for commercial reasons; merchandising for t-shirts, slipmats and so on.
Van Kerckhoven, frustrated as he was, continued releasing his music on a new label he called "Gangsta Audiovisuals". The Ruffneck label could not be used since the logos weren't his. This lead to a kind of listing where the Gangsta Audiovisuals catalogue numbers continue where Ruffneck Records ended (RUF 049-2). The first release on the Gangsta label (G 50-5) was called "The Quest For Justice", and this showed Van Kerckhovens frustration about the court's decision. The new logo of the Gangsta Audiovisuals label was an update of the old Ruffneck logo, created by Patrick Moerland.

In 2000 Ruffneck changed names to Ruff-Teck. Releases RUFF000 to RUFF051 can be found here on Ruffneck, whilst RUFF052 onwards can be found on Ruff-Teck > https://www.discogs.com/label/4093

In 2018 Ruffneck revived this label with new releases in the old Ruffneck style. It has no connection with XSV anymore and is (self)managed under the umbrella of Tower Music.

Serie:
Ruffneck Collection covering the Ruffneck records CDs.
Special Series covering the Ruffneck records 12".

Publishing company:
Ruffneck Music

Ruffneck Studios:
The Tower (2)
Sublabels
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
TM Tower Music
Brinckhorstlaan 4135
2516 BA The Hague
The Netherlands
Sites:

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
487814 2 Various - Trip II Dreamland (The Hardcore Compilation) Various Trip II Dreamland (The Hardcore Compilation)(2xCD, Comp) XSV Music, XSV Music 487814 2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
536 468-2 Various - 2Hard2Handle Volume III Various 2Hard2Handle Volume III(2xCD, Comp) PolyGram TV (2) 536 468-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
8800962 Various - Earthquake VII (The Ultimate Hardcore Collection) (Special German Edition) Various Earthquake VII (The Ultimate Hardcore Collection) (Special German Edition)(2xCD, Comp) Arcade, ID&T 8800962 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
9902326 Various - Earthquake VII (The Ultimate Hardcore Collection) Various Earthquake VII (The Ultimate Hardcore Collection)(2xCD, Comp) Arcade 9902326 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
DAN 478252 2 Various - Slave To The Rave Part 1 (Definition Of A New Style) Various Slave To The Rave Part 1 (Definition Of A New Style)(2xCD, Comp) Dance Pool, Dance Pool DAN 478252 2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
MM 80076-2 Various - Hardcorps - The Ultimate In Gabber & Hardcore Techno Various Hardcorps - The Ultimate In Gabber & Hardcore Techno(CD, Comp) Moonshine Music MM 80076-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
none Wedlock vs Comababy - Void Sector Wedlock vs Comababy Wedlock vs Comababy - Void Sector(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Keng - Induce Trance Keng Induce Trance(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Wedlock - Acid Rain Wedlock Acid Rain(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Wedlock - Im The Fuck You Man Wedlock Im The Fuck You Man none Netherlands 2005
none DJ Ruffneck - Hardcore MIX Live Recorded DJ Ruffneck Hardcore MIX Live Recorded(Cass, Mixed) Ruffneck Records none Russia 1997 Sell This Version
none Dark Syndicate - The Unknown Dark Syndicate The Unknown(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Lunalotic - Basspump Lunalotic Basspump(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Predator vs Wedlock - In Your Head Predator vs Wedlock Predator vs Wedlock - In Your Head(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Hyperion (7) - Massive Meltdown Hyperion (7) Massive Meltdown (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Undercover Anarchist - Didgeridoo Undercover Anarchist Didgeridoo (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Undercover Anarchist - Ass Off Undercover Anarchist Ass Off(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Undercover Anarchist - Ass Off (Remix) Undercover Anarchist Ass Off (Remix)(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Undercover Anarchist - Bambadeng Undercover Anarchist Bambadeng (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Undercover Anarchist - Kingdom Undercover Anarchist Kingdom(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Undercover Anarchist - Work It (To The Bone) Undercover Anarchist Work It (To The Bone)(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Undercover Anarchist - Art-Core Undercover Anarchist Art-Core (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Undercover Anarchist - Amman Undercover Anarchist Amman (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Undercover Anarchist - Ja Nein Undercover Anarchist Ja Nein(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Undercover Anarchist - Yo Te Quirro Undercover Anarchist Yo Te Quirro (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Juggernaut - The World Of The LSD User Juggernaut The World Of The LSD User(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Juggernaut - State Of Mind Juggernaut State Of Mind (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Juggernaut - The Afterlife Juggernaut The Afterlife (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Pinhead - Slammin Beatz Pinhead Slammin Beatz(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Pinhead - Underground Pinhead Underground (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Pinhead - Come Follow Pinhead Come Follow (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Wedlock - Bass For Yer Face Wedlock Bass For Yer Face(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Wedlock - Wedlock Wedlock Wedlock(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Comababy - Its Called E Comababy Its Called E (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Juggernaut - XTC Motherf Juggernaut XTC Motherf(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Juggernaut - Silicium On Wax Juggernaut Silicium On Wax (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Juggernaut - OrGasm Juggernaut OrGasm (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Juggernaut - The World Of The LSD-User (Live Version) Juggernaut The World Of The LSD-User (Live Version) (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Wedlock - Pababam Wedlock Pababam (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Wedlock - IQ 190 Wedlock IQ 190 (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Wedlock - One Day Wedlock One Day(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Wedlock - Sinewave Tones Wedlock Sinewave Tones (File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Nosferatu - No God To Us Nosferatu No God To Us(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Nosferatu - Infusion Nosferatu Infusion(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Juggernaut - Don't Fuck With A Ruffneck Juggernaut Don't Fuck With A Ruffneck(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Juggernaut - Beat Go Booooom Juggernaut Beat Go Booooom(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Juggernaut - Communism Juggernaut Communism(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Juggernaut - LSD 97 (DJ Ruffneck Remix) Juggernaut LSD 97 (DJ Ruffneck Remix)(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none DJ Ruffneck - Im A Ruffneck DJ Ruffneck Im A Ruffneck(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Juggernaut - Im The Juggernaut Juggernaut Im The Juggernaut(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Juggernaut - Got 2B A Ruffneck Juggernaut Got 2B A Ruffneck(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Nitrogen - Da First Power Nitrogen Da First Power(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Trickster - Dangeruz Trickster Dangeruz(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Trickster - Reality Trickster Reality(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Trickster - Push That Button Trickster Push That Button(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
none Trickster - (From) The Sky Trickster (From) The Sky(File, MP3, 192) Ruffneck Records none Netherlands 2005
RAID 527 Various - Hardcore Cheddar - The Dutch Masters Volume Two Various Hardcore Cheddar - The Dutch Masters Volume Two(2xLP, Comp) Rumour Records RAID 527 UK 1995 Sell This Version
REACT CD 98 Various - Technohead 4 - Sound Wars - The Next Generation - Part 1 Various Technohead 4 - Sound Wars - The Next Generation - Part 1(Cass, Comp, C60) Монолит, React REACT CD 98 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
REZCD104 Lenny Dee & Tom Wilson - Rez VI Lenny Dee & Tom Wilson Lenny Dee & Tom Wilson - Rez VI(2xCD, Comp, P/Mixed) Rezerection REZCD104 UK 1996 Sell This Version
REZLP104 Lenny Dee & Tom Wilson - Rez VI Lenny Dee & Tom Wilson Lenny Dee & Tom Wilson - Rez VI(2xLP, Comp) Rezerection REZLP104 UK 1996 Sell This Version
REZMC104 Lenny Dee & Tom Wilson - Rez VI Lenny Dee & Tom Wilson Lenny Dee & Tom Wilson - Rez VI(Cass, Comp + Cass, Mixed) Rezerection REZMC104 UK 1996 Sell This Version
RUF 000-5 Undercover Anarchist - Limited Edition Undercover Anarchist Limited Edition RUF 000-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 001-5 Undercover Anarchist - Kingdom Undercover Anarchist Kingdom RUF 001-5 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
RUF 002-5 Juggernaut - The World Of The LSD-User Juggernaut The World Of The LSD-User RUF 002-5 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
RUF 003-5 Pinhead - Slammin Beatz Pinhead Slammin Beatz RUF 003-5 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
RUF 004-2 Various - Ruffneck Collection Volume 1 Various Ruffneck Collection Volume 1(CD, Comp) Ruffneck Records RUF 004-2 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
RUF 005-5 Wedlock / Comababy - Special Series Part I Wedlock / Comababy Wedlock / Comababy - Special Series Part I RUF 005-5 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
RUF 006-5 Juggernaut - XTC Motherf... Juggernaut XTC Motherf... RUF 006-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 007-5 Undercover Anarchist - Amman Undercover Anarchist Amman RUF 007-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 008-5 Wedlock - I'm The Fuck You Man! Wedlock I'm The Fuck You Man! RUF 008-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 009-2 Various - Ruffneck Collection Volume 2 Various Ruffneck Collection Volume 2(CD, Comp) Ruffneck Records RUF 009-2 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 010-5 Various - Special Series Part II - The Remix Project Various Special Series Part II - The Remix Project RUF 010-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 011-5 Wedlock - Acid Rain Wedlock Acid Rain RUF 011-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 012-5 Nosferatu - No God To Us ! Nosferatu No God To Us ! RUF 012-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 013-7 Various - Limited Edition II Various Limited Edition II RUF 013-7 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
RUF 014-5 Juggernaut - Don't Fuck With A Ruffneck Juggernaut Don't Fuck With A Ruffneck RUF 014-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 015-5 Keng - Induce Trance Keng Induce Trance RUF 015-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 016-2 Various - Ruffneck Collection Volume III Various Ruffneck Collection Volume III(CD, Comp) Ruffneck Records RUF 016-2 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 017-5 Cybernators - Funky Tales Cybernators Funky Tales RUF 017-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 018-5 Knight Vision* - My Salvation Knight Vision* My Salvation RUF 018-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 019-5 Lock Jaw - Underground Funk Lock Jaw Underground Funk RUF 019-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 020-5 Predator - Mind Of A Lunatic Predator Mind Of A Lunatic RUF 020-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 021-5 Various - Special Series III - Happy Edition Various Special Series III - Happy Edition RUF 021-5 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
RUF 22-2 Various - Ruffneck Collection Part IV Various Ruffneck Collection Part IV(CD, Comp, Mixed) Ruffneck Records, Ruffneck Records RUF 22-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RUF 023-5 Lock Jaw - Deep In The Underground Lock Jaw Deep In The Underground RUF 023-5 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RUF 024-5 Diss Reaction - Emanon Vol. 1 Diss Reaction Emanon Vol. 1 RUF 024-5 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RUF 025-5 Various - Fear Of A Ruff Planet Various Fear Of A Ruff Planet RUF 025-5 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RUF 026-2 Various - Fear Of A Ruff Planet Various Fear Of A Ruff Planet(CD, Comp, Mixed) Ruffneck Records RUF 026-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RUF 027-5 Comababy - Nice'n Nasty Comababy Nice'n Nasty RUF 027-5 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RUF 028-5 Wedlock - Ganjaman Wedlock Ganjaman RUF 028-5 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RUF029-5 Knightvision - Knight Of Visions Knightvision Knight Of Visions RUF029-5 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RUF 030-2 Various - The Ruffneck Collection Part V Various The Ruffneck Collection Part V(CD, Comp) Ruffneck Records, Ruffneck Records RUF 030-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RUF031-5 Phoenix (12) - (Now) Who's In Control ?! Phoenix (12) (Now) Who's In Control ?! RUF031-5 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RUF032-5 Lockjaw* - Reactor Lockjaw* Reactor RUF032-5 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RUF033-5 Predator vs. Wedlock - Roots And Culture E.P. Predator vs. Wedlock Predator vs. Wedlock - Roots And Culture E.P. (EP) RUF033-5 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
RUF034-5 Wedlock - Ruffneck (Sound Of The Drum & The Bass) Wedlock Ruffneck (Sound Of The Drum & The Bass) RUF034-5 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
RUF035-5 Various - Special Series Part IV (Best Of Both Worlds) Various Special Series Part IV (Best Of Both Worlds) RUF035-5 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
RUF036-5 Cybernators - Not Responsible !!!! Cybernators Not Responsible !!!! RUF036-5 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
RUF037-2 Various - The Ruffneck Collection Part VI Various The Ruffneck Collection Part VI(CD, Comp) Ruffneck Records RUF037-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
RUF038-5 Predator - The Strongest Gang (The Hood) Predator The Strongest Gang (The Hood) RUF038-5 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version

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ian_s

ian_s

May 28, 2021
The label was named as a tribute to the UK producer Acen. Patrick's favourite track was 'The Life And Crimes Of A Ruffneck', so he took the "Ruffneck" part and named his label and his DJ pseudonym accordingly.
rayraydj82

rayraydj82

August 30, 2010
im a dj of gabba and i love the ruffneck label aswel i toally love there records best in the gabber scene i think i have loads of ruffneck records and ill always will keep them because im a true gabba/hardcore lover.
Bar-E

Bar-E

July 8, 2010
edited over 12 years ago
Aaah, Ruffneck records, noticed that there was no comment nor review posted at all. Ruffneck records and it's side labels Ruffex and Ruff Intelligenze, are my personal all-time favorite labels. Most of these releases are (co-) produced by Mr. DJ Ruffneck, Patrick van Kerckhoven, himself and I always loved his style right from the first release as Undercover Anarchist. He is the true inventor of Art-core and one of the producers in the scene who's out there purely for the love of music! Ruffneck records released a lot of classics such as Kingdom, World of the LSD User, I'm the Fuck you man, Jieeeehhaaaa, etc. etc. This is LEGEND!!