Hardwax

Hardwax

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Robert Hood's first label prior to forming M-Plant.
Some releases were repressed with identical catalogue numbers but different titles (or different track names). The represses can be identified by their gold & black labels, rather than the original black & white labels.
Distributed via Submerge (3).

Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
ALCB-568 Various - Global Techno Power 01 Various Global Techno Power 01(CD, Comp) Alfa International ALCB-568 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
ALCB-665 Various - Global Techno Power 02:2000AD Various Global Techno Power 02:2000AD (Comp) ALCB-665 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
HW-001 Missing Channel - Onslaught Missing Channel Onslaught HW-001 US 1991 Sell This Version
HW 002 H-Bomb - Radar H-Bomb Radar HW 002 US 1992 Sell This Version
HW003 Missing Channel - Atomic Whirlpool EP Missing Channel Atomic Whirlpool EP (EP) HW003 US 1992 Sell This Version
HW004 L A M* - Balance Of Terror EP L A M* Balance Of Terror EP (EP) HW004 US 1992 Sell This Version
HW005 Dr. Kevorkian - Suicide Machine EP Dr. Kevorkian Suicide Machine EP (EP) HW005 US 1992 Sell This Version
HW-007 The Vision - Toxin 12 EP The Vision Toxin 12 EP (EP) HW-007 US 1992 Sell This Version
HX-008 Missing Channel - Submerged Missing Channel Submerged HX-008 US 1996 Sell This Version
HX-009 The Mathematic Assassins - Calculator The Mathematic Assassins Calculator HX-009 US 1996 Sell This Version
HX 010 Robert Hood - Satellite Robert Hood Satellite HX 010 US 1998 Sell This Version
TP-001 Missing Channel - Onslaught Missing Channel Onslaught(12", Ltd, TP, Cle) Hardwax TP-001 US 1991 Sell This Version

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jancito303

jancito303

April 16, 2017
The idea behind this label started as a counter-balance to the popularity that UR started to enjoy in late '91, and also as a forum for some of the UR partners to release their own material.
Hardwax peaked in '92 and released harder, harsher techno, in contrast with some of the more experimental UR music.

The UR crew used to hang out at the Hardwax record store in Berlin during their frequent visits to the city. According to Mike, they loved that store and liked the name so much that they asked Mark Ernestus to use the name for their new label. Mark gave them permission and the rest is history.

I am lucky enough to have every release, except #6, which according to Discogs doesn't exist. Wonder if that is some obscure thing that only Moritz von Oswald possesses or if they decided to skip that number for whatever reason, but I digress.