We at Hyper Reality Records are glad to welcome a well known producer and DJ from England. In his long career he made some real classics like his remix of ‘Neon Lights – Not Over Yet’ back in 2004 or ‘Binary Harder’ and many many more. This will be his FINAL RELEASE. A real classic sounding Hard Trance masterpiece which comes in 2 different versions + 1 remix.
You now have the chance to get 3 of the best Hard Trance tracks from Hyper Reality Records on one Vinyl.. These classic sounding masterpieces will take you straight back to the era of German Hard Trance with the new sound of today.
If you want to have that special opening track or ending with a bang you definitely need to play this out on high volume!
Renegade System – Scorpius (Original Mix)
Aponaut – No Cure (ADM Remix)
Audio Weapon – Voice Of The Past (Club Mix)
The first remix is done by Darren Grove from Swansea, better known as D Grove is a known man in the Harddance scene. As dj D Grove’s sets are guaranteed to fill the dance floor and get you stomp your feet with so much energy. After he went on to play a series of events in and around Swansea he pretty soon was asked to play at both Bionic and Breathe in Swansea and played alongside S.H.O.K.K, Trance Generators, Uberdruck, Mark E.G, Cally and Juice and The Organ Donors to name a few.
He co run a successful Hard Dance event in Swansea Called Dirtbox and is running the same named label.
We are glad to announce he has made a very energetic acid laden remix of Storm & Thunder which will shake the ground for sure.
Aaron Rennoldson AKA Rennz is a hard trance dj/producer based in the southwest of England.
In his 10 year dj career he has gained sets at some of the biggest hard dance events in the UK.
In 2009 he had his first release, Rennz E.P volume 1. Since then he has had a string of releases. He is also the half of the ‘Rennz & Raybold’ project and co-owner of Phobia Digital. After a few slow years Rennz decided to start a new project.
We are glad he joined the Hyper Reality crew to help us bringing back the sound of the early 2000s.
We’re glad to announce E-Klipse did the 2nd remix of HRR005 ‘The Sixth Sense – Vengeance‘.
This Australian guy is known for many high quality Hard Trance releases and was already guest DJ in our radio show.
If you want quality solid beats with lots of energy you have to check out his remix for sure!
Hyper Reality Records is a dutch/german label founded in 2014 by Acid Scorpions. Reversed basslines, screaming 303 acidlines and energetic synthwork get a new home. Let´s bring back the old German Hard Trance Sound!
Hello Hyper Reality Records, How is everything going? With whom do I have the pleasure of speaking with? Yet another snowy day here in New York. How is it over by you?
HRR: Hi we are Marcel (German) and Barry (Dutch) (aka Acid Scorpions). Around March last year we got in contact with each other through the love of producing and listening to Hard Trance.
As we are both Scorpio and have a love for the 303 acid sound, our collab project ‘Acid Scorpions’ was born. After 2 months, we had our first release on Xtraxx and soon our 2nd Acid Scorpions release will be out on GT Digital (better known as GermanTrance.com)
During another rainy day here in Europe, we are doing our best to answer this interview with you guys
I recently found out about your label by listening to one of “Renegade System‘s” upcoming track “Aliens”. A local New York DJ/Producer by the name of Mike Squillo had forward me the information as he knows I’m a big fan of hard trance. I must say I’m very impressed and happy to find people resurrecting and pushing the hard trance sound back to the spotlight where it belongs. Pat yourselves on the back!
HRR: It’s great to hear you are a big fan of Hard Trance and thanks for the compliments. We are doing our best to revive the true sound of Hard Trance and make people more aware of this genre.
Spill it all out… Tell me how Hyper Reality Records got started; what is your motivation behind the label.
HRR: The idea was born in March 2014 when we had first contact with each other. Originally we had the idea of just having a platform for our own music. But after multiple nights talking about the old days, and about releases from artists like Scot Project, Hennes & Cold, S.H.O.K.K, Kai Tracid, Schwarze Puppen, Warmduscher, ASYS and Flutlicht, legendary labels like the German Tracid Traxxx, Druck, Overdose and Überdruck, we realised that maybe we would have a chance to start a professional label which could follow in the footsteps of these brilliant names.
For us Hard Trance is our life and for as long as we can remember, we have had a true love for this hard, energetic, melodic and epic genre, especially the older Hard Trance from around 1998-2006. Back then, we listened to a lot of Tracid Traxxx and Gary D-Trance albums. Too bad it’s not as popular as it was back in the day.
Nowadays there is a big gap between Trance (Uplifting, Progressive, Psy) and Hardstyle. The Hard Trance sound of the early 2000’s is the perfect mixture as it combines the best of both worlds. Hard pounding kicks, deep and/or aggressive basslines, screaming 303 acid, energetic synths and melodies which can take you on a journey into space. Our mission is to revive this sound, to bridge the gap between Trance and Hardstyle.
After much preparation and seeking possible names for our label, Hyper Reality Records was finally born, as a Dutch/German label in September last year when we officially registered as a company. Around this time, we were very busy arranging all legal stuff, distribution, setting up the website, artwork, etc.
We began to search for some veterans who still share the same love for this music and wanted to help us bring back the old sound. First of them was the well known Canadian duo Aponaut, who are making this kind of music for almost 20 years now. We are lucky that we were able to sign a whole bunch of their awesome tracks, which will be released on Hyper Reality Records during this and hopefully the following years. They even produced our self named debut release ‘Aponaut – The Hyper Reality‘. This duo is a very important part of HRR.
Somewhat later, we found the known Hardstyle producer Thomas ‘Echidna’ Crossley, who produced Hardstyle for many years but has his roots in Hard Trance with his project Renegade System and he decided to go back to it fully 100%. He is also a big help for us as he hosts our Radio Show on DI.FM and is producing a lot of brilliant tracks for us.
Which artists are currently connected to Hyper Reality Records?
HRR: We have a big repertoire of artists. There are newcomers like the German producer LYNXX who is part of our latest release together with the Estonian producer & DJ Rainer K. Established artists like Welsh producer S.U.L.L.Y, who was half of the well known SHOCK:FORCE project, the very talented Dutch producer The Sixth Sense, as well as UK’s Inertial System and Polish Danny V, who both delivered brilliant remixes for our next release. We also have some Hard Trance veterans like the Canadian duo Aponaut and the German Tracid Traxxx legend Kan Cold, who is the half of Hennes & Cold and also known as Derb.
Besides our producer artists, we are featuring several known DJ’s on our radio show twice a month. We were pleased to welcome the German DJ & producer Mike Phobos, who had releases on labels such as Lengo Records and the legendary Überdruck Records, UK DJ/Producer Louk, owner of the well known label Compulzion and had many great Hard Trance releases and also UK’s ADM / Dj Medowz who is one guy to look out for and had some very nice releases on the Atmosphere imprint.
Do you have plans to work with or gain support from veterans in the scene? Or will the label be all about supporting the new generation.
HRR: As well as having some huge names in the Hard Trance scene on our roster, we are also very proud to showcase the new generation, to create a solid mixture of the old classic sound with the new. Our label has gained massive support from the biggest names in the Hard Trance scene today. DJ’s like Wragg, Iain Cross, Nomad, Mark EG, Louk and many more are currently playing our releases. But that’s not all, as we have recently been getting support from non-Hard Trance DJ’s like DJ Madwave and others.
What releases are forthcoming on Hyper Reality Records?
HRR: Next up, we have Rainer K’s ‘My Name Is Music‘ which will be released together with remixes from Danny V and Inertial System, which will be hitting the download stores on March 31st. Then we will have a Renegade System release in April, with remixes from XLS (the half of Aponaut) and the German legend Kan Cold. There are so many releases coming on HRR, we can’t mention them all as we have already planned up until HRR015 🙂
Tell us something we are the first to know about the label?
HRR: Oh, we already did 🙂 Kan Cold is coming back with his old sound in a form of a remix here on Hyper Reality Records. Previews will be released very soon.
Where can we stay up to date with the latest news about Hyper Reality Records?
HRR: We are currently most active on our Facebook fan page, so please give it a like to make sure you don’t miss any news 😉 https://www.facebook.com/HyperRealityRecords Also our website is always up to date https://www.hyperrealityrecords.nl/ And of course you can follow us on SoundCloud, like and comment our previews there to show us what you like or dislike and of course you can download all episodes of our Radio Show. https://soundcloud.com/hyperrealityrecords New episodes of the Hyper Reality Radio Show will be aired on DI.FM every first and third Thursday at 8 PM CET / 7 PM GMT / 2 PM EST http://www.di.fm/harddance
Where do you see the label in the next few years?
HRR: We don’t know what the future will bring us but we hope we can make Hyper Reality Records a known, respected and leading label in the Hard Trance scene and hopefully we can bring back the old sound as there are so many people that still long for it.
What general advice do you give trance/hard trance new generation of artists?
HRR: Follow your heart, passion and stay true to yourself. Also don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We are always willing to help new artists if we see potential in them.
What are your current thoughts on the music industry?
HRR: Quantity over quality. This is what we think about the current situation and this is what is making us different as quality is Hyper Reality’s most important attribute. Another big problem of today’s music is that many tracks are sounding the same as everyone is copying each other and also the sound is so clean that it has lost it’s atmosphere. I can’t feel nowadays music like it was in the past.
Any last words for our fans and readers?
HRR: First of all I want to thank every one of you who have read this interview ’til the end 🙂 It would be great if you guys would support us by buying our tracks in the stores instead of downloading them illegally. No one can get rich nowadays with this kind of music but at least it shows respect for the artists and it gives motivation to produce new stuff. Another very important thing you all can do to support us is liking our Facebook fan page and following us on SoundCloud. Give our previews a like and/or share it if you like what you hear as all this gives us even more motivation and it helps to reach more and more people. Let’s start the #hardtrancerevolution all together 🙂
After many great promo feedback comments for Rainer K‘s “Money Shot” (which will be released on the 26th of February) we thought it would be good to show you a preview of his follow up called “My Name Is Music“.
Coming with a strong remix made by our polish friend and well known producer Danny V. With releases on labels such as Joyride, Digitally Infected, Compulzion, Metamorph, Therabyte and many more he is one of the big names in the scene and need no more introduction.
Another remix preview will follow in the next days…. one for the 303 lovers!
Be part of a new reality and check out his awesome remix!
Hyper Reality Records is pleased to have some really big names on board. But we also focus on establishing talented newcomers. One of this very talented newcomers is the german DJ & Producer LYNXX. Fred aka LYNXX has already proved his DJ skills in Fausto’s Crossover Show on Q-Dance Radio. Now it’s time to show his production side.
“Outlaw” is the title of his very first release and debut on Hyper Reality Records which will be part of HRR002. It’s a Tracid Traxxx influenced Acid Hard Trancer and will be released on Hyper Reality’s first EP together with a track from Rainer K.
Let’s complete HRR002 with another preview. Estonian DJ & Producer Rainer K is bringing us a Sa Vee Oh influenced track with some sick pounding beats which will smashing up the speakers!
If you like the classic style of Hard Trance with a lot of energy then you have to check out this raw dark hitter ‘Money Shot‘.
Welcome Rainer K!
Be part of a new reality and check out these awesome tracks!
We are pleased to have our own radioshow, here we will host our show “Hyper Reality Radio” and give something back for our fans and artists.
Don’t miss our first show as we have some great special guests.
The German Hard Trance legend Derb who brings us an 1 hour classic set and Aponaut which have delivered their hard acid trance sounds to clubs and raves for more than 15 years.
Tune in to Hyper Reality Radio on DI.FM 18 DEC 2014 20:00 CET / 7PM UK
Tune in every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month as Hyper Reality Records most talented and in-demand DJs will bring you a 2-hour Hard Trance show highlighting their hottest tracks including a featured release of Hyper Reality Records!
It’s time to check out another version of “The Hyper Reality”. Made by one of the most talented artists the hard trance scene currently has.
If you ever thought it’s about time for a Hard Trance Revolution, this is the man to ask for it.
Even the legendary Bonzai Records was knowing this and maybe that is the reason why they have released his remix of Yves Deruyter´s classic “Back to Earth” back in 2009. After this great remix which was also released on Vinyl many other successful tracks followed. He did remixes for Ultra Sonic, Blutonium Boy and Nutty T to just name some of them.
We are very proud he is part of the Hyper Reality and also part of our debut release.
Welcome RENEGADE SYSTEM!
Now support the #hardtrancerevolution, be part of a new reality and check out his awesome remix:
Our first release “The Hyper Reality” is coming closer. A powerful acid flavoured piece of German Hard Trance. Made by some of the greatest North American Hard Trance producers. We are proud to welcome a fantastic duo from Canada: Aponaut. Aponaut are two pioneers of Toronto´s Hard Trance live acts which have delivered their hard acid trance sounds to clubs and raves for more than 15 years. Started in 1995 as “The Alliance” and well known as “Aponaut” since 2000, these two very talented guys are your first ticket into the Hyper Reality.
They’ve played at the best North American rave parties alongside some of the biggest names of the Hard Trance scene like Misjah & Tim, Derb, Commander Tom, M-Zone, Mark EG, Chris Liberator and many more.
With a lot of new releases on Hyper Reality Records, these two guys will help us on our mission to start a new era of Hard Trance!
“The Hyper Reality” will be released together with a Renegade System remix which reminds us a lot of the glory days of the German Overdose label and a very energetic but melodic remix from ? which will blow you away.
After many weeks of hard work we are proud to present you “Hyper Reality Records“. From now on you will find all important news about our artists, releases and many other Hard Trance related news on this website.