Do You Know Hardcore? (2020 – ) zineography
Do You Know Hardcore? is a one-sheet cut’n’paste fanzine. The shipping prices have risen to incomprehensible heights, so I decided that I will only make mini-zines from now on and I give this zine out for free.
DYKHC issue 3 – Freddy Alva’s fanzine editing experiences
DYKHC issue 3 with Freddy Alva: The New Breed compilation came about as an extension of Freddy Alva’s fanzine, also called New Breed. His friend, Chaka Malik (Burn), agreed to collaborate on getting a bunch of the newer bands on the scene circa 1987-1989 and put them on a tape compilation. The compilation was released on Urban Style Records in 1989, a name that perfectly reflected the music and the environment in which it existed, because the bands of “the New Breed era” were more creative and expanded outside of that earlier NYC formula. The tape is chock full of classic NYHC, featuring influential hardcore groups such as Breakdown, Raw Deal, Beyond, Abombanation, Pressure Release, Our Gang. In the third issue of DYKHC we are talking about his fanzine editing experiences (FTW fanzine, New Breed fanzine) and the 80s zine culture. The first interview Freddy ever did was with Ray Cappo outside of the legendary Some Records in 1986 for his pre-New Breed fanzine called FTW. New Breed number one was done with Chris (In Effect fanzine), and working on this ‘zine inspired him to do his own thing and that became the legendary In Effect fanzine.
DYKHC issue 2.5
Special fanzine for the Dusty Digest mail only zine swap.
DYKHC issue 2 – Rated X
Issue two is about the Rated X from the UK. Project X and Judge were a reactionary thing, it was something to make people know that straight edge is still around. When No Tolerance started it was a reactionary thing too, they were putting Boston straight edge back on the map with speed and anger. Rated X is absolutely reactionary too, it’s a reaction to the state of straight edge hardcore, and the sound of hardcore today. Straight edge is in the fucking toilet right now. It needs a good hard kick up the arse, but Rated X have got the Jordans to do it. https://ratedx.bandcamp.com/
DYKHC issue 1 – Contra
In the first issue of DYKHC, I made an interview with the Hungarian band called Contra. Contra is the bastard offspring of an early Agnostic Front / Contra (the video game) one-night stand. I really love their song “Rat Race”, it is about modern people who use scales to rank themselves. What do you wear, where do you work, where do you hang out, how do you present yourself on social media. Many people do certain things just to show off. It’s bullshit and at the same time everyone has a very strong opinion that what they do is universally the best which leaves no room for any discussion. You can download the first issue of DYKHC here: