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).
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Label


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