Ruffneck

Saturday 31.08

Patrick Van Kerckhoven, a pioneer in hardcore music, is credited as a founding father of the genre and specifically the sub-genre "Artcore." Starting his career at 15, inspired by House Music from Chicago and Detroit, he propelled the Hardcore sound in the 80s and 90s, producing hits like "Mindcontroller." Besides his DJ and production success, he established influential labels like "Ruffneck Records," "Supreme Intelligence," and "Enzyme Records," showcasing his impact on genres like Hardcore, Industrial, Hard Techno, and Crossbreed.