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... RELEASES 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.... Renegade Hardware charges head on into 2010 with the first release of the year – The Aquarius EP. Taking on board a sonic assault from around the globe... AQUARIUS EP Cat No: HWARE15 Released: 22nd FEB 2010 Formats: 12” Vinyl / Download TRACKLISTING A) RAIDEN - AQUARIUS Kicking off proceedings we head straight to the title track – Aquarius by Raiden. Huge epic pads combine with razor sharp breaks and seriously heavy bass to create a truly spine chilling track. Aquarius captures the pure unadulterated sound of Hardware. B) NC-17 - ATTITUDE ERA Backing up the A side we welcome NC-17 to the fold with their Hardware debut. The duo cut straight to the chase to show you what they are all about with an all out bass driven roller in the form of Attitude Era. The subs on this track pound and grind the listener into submission. Taking no prisoners this is a savage bass bin work out. C) LOXY & RESOUND - PSYCHOLOGY MOVES Opening up disc two Hardware resident Loxy teams up with Finland’s Resound with “Psychology Moves”. Showcasing yet another hue in his already diverse audio palette, Loxy brings a tribal roll out. Straight up menacing & militant. D) BTK - NOT GOING BACK Finishing off the release in fine style we announce yet another Hardware debut, this time from Brazil’s BTK. Not Going Back is a hectic barrage of tech beats, laced with haunting vox and thunderous bass that will the leave the crowd punch drunk at any club in which its drawn. AUDIO PREVIEWS VIA: MYSPACE or SOUNDCLOUD EVENTS 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 the FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE 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: HARDWARE SESSIONS 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 BLACK AUDIO 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. WEBSITE 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!