The end of Renegade Hardware

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  1. TheNitwits

    TheNitwits Well-Known Member

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  2. Mr_Whitty

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    Fuck. Hope their last release is a gem. RIP!
     
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    Wow that came outta nowhere....

    Their last release will probably be a "20 years of hardware" LP.
     
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    Sad loss, but Hardware's been going down the drain recently anyway imo...
     
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    https://www.facebook.com/renegadehardware/posts/10153400805623210

    OFFICIAL STATEMENT:

    To confirm the situation and put paid to any further speculation. We'd like to post this statement here:

    After 20 successful years Renegade Hardware have decided to bring the curtain down on both the club events and record label.

    We started throwing parties with much the same ethos as we have always ran the label, as the home of the underdog, standing behind our sound and our artist's when nobody else would. We took a risk and threw our first event at the burgeoning END nightclub in 1997 and went on what we can humbly say was a legendary eleven and a half year run at the storied venue, the longest tenure for any Drum & Bass night at the club. We know many of you have fond memories from these events which were an integral part of the scene of that era, be it hearing future classic's debuted for the first time or witnessing career defining sets from our heavyweight roster of DJ's.

    When the End closed we spread our wings and took our parties to even bigger venues in London including Ministry Of Sound, Coronet, Area, Cable and Electric, creating new memories for our die hard dance floor along the way. We have had an amazing run and countless good times whilst taking the Renegade Hardware brand around the world, but we think it is now time to close this chapter and move on to other endeavors.

    The fact that we are still relevant after 2 decades is an achievement in itself, but as that famous quote says: "All good things must come to an end". Have no fear though, we fully intend to go out with a bang and we have planned a series of events and releases building up to what will be our big event finale in February 2016 were we will sign off with our biggest and baddest line up to date.

    Many thanks for your continued support over the years.

    RH
     
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  6. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Currently Putins Koala

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    End of an era.
    Used to go to the nights at Area religiously circa 2008-2011.
    And I own a very vast amount of the back cat on records which makes this even sadder.

    I have a picture of me playing in room 1 cable in a RH t-shirt.
    Some double RIP shit right there. Brool
     
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  7. Alert

    Alert Oblivion Fringe

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    RIP :(

    End of an era.........
     
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    End of an era.

    Think they always struggled after The End closed though
     
  10. Dagz

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    Another massive loss to underground music. I will miss the label. So many years of great releases.
    Probably couldnt keep up with all the pop music...


    One of my favourite releases of all time
     
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    Fucking horrible news tbh, I thought it was just the club nights stopping but this is just...
     
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    Super bummed to hear this, one of DnB's finest classic labels. Their releases will be remembered for years to come though.
     
  14. Commander

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    Sad sad news. I've had so many great memories and the 7 vinyl pack lps on hardware are some of my fondest records. So glad I've been to the last 2 events at electric to show my support and respect
     
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    Fucking bummer. The first couple DnB records I bought were from Renegade Hardware.

    Hopefully those involved with the label start something new/keep contributing to the scene.
     
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    I think we all know what this means lol
     
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    Some of my fav memories

    Killa bees
    The code
    Dead by dawn
    Detroit blues
    Messiah
    Beckoning
    Haters
     
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    They released some great tunes. I used to get the Hardware tape packs any time they made it to DC and study them.
     
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    Massive label, a real 'brand' in underground d'n'b.
    I wasn't a big fan of the output the last years, but nevertheless...RIP.

    When one door closes another one opens.
     
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    Gloxxy I SNORT COAL

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    One of my most bought labels.

    Couldn't be touched with its output from the mid 90's to the late '00's