Gangsta Audiovisuals

Gangsta Audiovisuals

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Gangsta Audiovisuals was Patrick van Kerckhoven's Hardcore music continuation of Ruffneck Records after he severed ties with XSV. The musical style remained mainly the same.

Label was active from 1998 until 2001 when the label and its artists moved on to another label: Enzyme Records.
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Contact Info:
Cardiac Music Bv
Postbus 55
2950AB Alblasserdam
Nederland
Sites:
[l3263]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
G 50-5 DJ Ruffneck Fear Of A Ruff Planet II - The Quest For Justice (Comp) G 50-5 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
G 51-2 DJ Ruffneck Fear Of A Ruff Planet II - The Quest For Justice(CD, Comp, Mixed) Gangsta Audiovisuals G 51-2 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
G 53-5 Nosferatu Enter The Darkness E.P. (EP) G 53-5 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
G 54-5 Hyperion (5) Sound Murderer E.P. (EP) G 54-5 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
G 55-5 Wedlock The Origin Of Species E.P. (EP) G 55-5 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
G 56-5 Syphax The Black Fog E.P. (EP) G 56-5 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
G 57-2 Various The Origin Of Core - Datafile I(2xCD, Comp) Gangsta Audiovisuals G 57-2 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
G 58-5 Trypticon Technological Era E.P. (EP) G 58-5 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
G 59-5 Knightvision vs Wedlock Knightvision vs Wedlock - Wayz Of The Core G 59-5 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
G 60-5 Trypticon Abducted Soul G 60-5 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
G 61 Various The Origin Of Core - Gangsta Audiovisuals Edition (Comp) G 61 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
G 62 Various The Origin Of Core - Gangsta Audiovisuals Edition(CD, Comp) Gangsta Audiovisuals G 62 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
G 63 Wedlock & Nosferatu Wedlock & Nosferatu - Fingerprintz - The Core Remixes G 63 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
G 64 DJ Nosferatu* Enemy Of The State (Album) G 64 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
G 65 DJ Nosferatu* The Origin Of Core - Nosferatu Edition(CD, Album) Gangsta Audiovisuals G 65 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
G 66 DJ Nosferatu* Fuck The Prejudice G 66 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
G 52-5L Various Limited Fear - The Extrema Edition G 52-5L Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
MR023 Various The Ruffneck Anthology(2xCD, Comp) Megarave Records MR023 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
NRTXCD 01 DJ Tieum* This One Is For You(CD, Mixed, Dig) Neurotoxic NRTXCD 01 France 2001 Sell This Version

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mallam

mallam

May 7, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
a good continuation of the ruffneck brand, but didnt quite have the excellence of its predocessor...but still an excellent label with many classics, dark as fuck along with supreme intelligence releasing forward thinking hardcore for the mind...memorable, well made tunes

mikeymo

mikeymo

July 19, 2006
edited over 11 years ago
The problems XSV had resulted in the birth of Gangsta Audiovisuals. This label was a straight continuation of the legendary Ruffneck Records. But somehow the whole style of the label, audio and visual, wasn't up to par with Ruffneck. The problems with XSV and the hardcore scene put a stamp on the forthcoming productions I guess.

Visually the label-artwork is much more abstract and darker than on Ruffneck Records. Audiowise it's the same; The first release was pretty good, giving a big variety of tracks although and Nosferatu's first release was also pretty good... after that it got worse in my opinion.
Releases became darker and more anonymous, no real catchy tracks that keep you hooked. It was a formula they were bringing out with every release, with only the first Trypticon release to stand out in these releases. The Trickster release is just a basic rehash of his track on the first Gangsta release. The Knightvision release is in my opinion her worst compared to the previous releases on Ruffneck Records

Let's not forget the absence of Predator. One of the underrated driving forces of Ruffneck as he produced a lot of tracks under different names for that label. He stayed with XSV and moved on to H2Oh where he found the same fate as Gangsta. Producing more of the same stuff he always did but now on automatic pilot and a bit darker.

The turnaround came with the release of "The Origin Of Core - Gangsta Audiovisuals Edition" The original artcore sound had worn-out and this release presented a fresh look on things with releases by Nosferatu and Endymion. This release also was less dark than all previous releases. They continued to advance in the right direction with the two releases by Nosferatu which put him on the map once and for all.