We've been maintaining a low profile here at Hardware HQ, working hard behind the scenes in preparation for 2010 - our 15 year anniversary.
So we thought it was about time for a quick update on things to look out for in the coming months...


This year brings with it plenty of exciting projects to look forward to. Kicking off at the end of next month we will be releasing a label compilation entitled: Hardware XV - 15 Years Of Renegade Hardware.

Released on triple CD and incorporating 30 tracks, this album will provide an in depth, retrospective look at the labels history. Featuring all the key tracks and artists from our back catalogue. The CD will be complimented by 3 triple pack vinyl EP's which will be released over the next 12 months and will contain remastered classics, many unavailable on vinyl for years. Full info & tracklisting to follow soon...

Also due out in the first quarter we have a various artists compilation entitled Last Of A Dying Breed, expect tracks from Raiden, Vicious Circle, Dose & Menace, Calyx & Teebee, Ink, Loxy & Resound and many more. This album will be released on both CD & vinyl.

Sticking with albums we are pleased to announce we currently have 4 artist albums in the pipeline from key Hardware artists which include: Ink, Loxy, Raiden and a collaborative album from Vicious Circle & Universal Project. Release dates for these are still TBC as some of the projects are in their early stages but we'll be sure to update you with developments.

Also we need to mention the Aquarius EP (HWARE15), featuring cuts from Raiden, NC-17, Loxy & Resound & BTK which is due for imminent release on promo. Watch out for audio and full info later this week.


After a successful 2009 at Area we move into 2010 building on this foundation. Sat Feb 27th see's us return to Area with the Hardware XV album launch party with an Old Skool Vs. New Skool twist to the music policy - check THIS THREAD for the lowdown.

We are also happy to announce a long awaited UK tour of "Hardware Sessions" events to celebrate our anniversary and to bring the award winning Hardware experience to your doorstep. We will be regularly descending upon: Brighton, Bristol, Newcastle, Bournemouth & Reading. The first dates for your diaries are:


Fri 5th Feb- Brighton Sessions @ Audio
Fri 5th Mar - Bristol Sessions @ Basement 45
Sat 13th Mar - Newcastle Sessions @ The Other Rooms
Fri 16th April - Bournemouth Sessions @ Dusk til Dawn


New label alert! 2010 see the launch of our new sub-label: Black Audio which will provide an exciting outlet for a diverse selection of deeper music. Unrestricted by tempo, or genre Black Audio will provide a platform for up and coming, as well as established artists to showcase thier sonic manipulation skills that perhaps wouldn't normally fit within the trademark Hardware sound. Expect the debut release to drop in the first quarter featuring tracks from Ink, Rockwell, Skitty & Anile.


After many months of development and tweaking our website - WWW.RENEGADEHARDWARE.CO.UK is finally nearing completion and should be live in the coming weeks. It will be the "go-to" resource for all the latest news, interviews, merchandise, releases & exclusive RH content.

So there you have it. Plenty to keep you going over the next 12 months and beyond. After all, it's not every year you can celebrate a 15 year anniversary, so fuck it we're going IN. :blaze:
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