About a handful of other DJs joined right away. They promoted the first ever purist jungle and breakcore raves outside the United Kingdom. In Berlin squats and run down warehouses a new sound was developed. Journalists couldn't compare it to rave or breakbeat any longer.
A new term was chosen: Breakcore. The sound was harder, faster and way louder than its UK prototype. One other significant difference: Bass Terror was highly charged political with its Anti-Nazi and Anti-Racist slogans and artwork. Empire and Crack saw the extreme right wing having a rising influence on the German techno scene. Bass Terror was formed as a movement of resistance.
One of the first tracks released was called "Hetzjagd auf Nazis!" (German for "Hunt Down And Kill The Nazis"). Frankfurt based techno label Force Inc. Music Works started a sublabel called Riot Beats to give this sound a new push and platform. A year later in '94 Alec Empire would start Digital Hardcore Recordings. Alec's original Bass Terror EP series was only released on vinyl in the years 1992/93. In 2008 he re-released these tracks for the first time in digital remastered format, along with previously unreleased tracks from that era.
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