Rotterdam Terror Corps

Style : Hardcore / Millennium / Uptempo
Label : Megarave Records
Performance : Live + DJ set

Residence : Netherlands

Founded in 1993 Rotterdam Terror Corps can be called one of the hardcore live act pioneers. DJ Distortion, the initiator of the infamous group conceived of a concept more dark and powerful than the prevailing Happy Hardcore sound. From this Rotterdam Terror Corps was born.The act consisting of DJ Distortion, a MC and two fire breathing exotic dancers has been the standard in the European hardcore scene since 1993.DJ Distortion, the initiator of the infamous group conceived of a concept more dark and powerful than the prevailing Happy Hardcore sound. From this Rotterdam Terror Corps was born.He is the main producer of all tracks but also did a lot of cooperations with other artists.

With more than a 2000 live acts and 1000 DJ bookings in the last 25 years people have worldwide experienced the awesome power of RTC.All the big European Raves invited RTC to play like Tomorrowland, Thunderdome, Energy, Defqon, Q-base, Masters of Hardcore, Mysteryland, Hellraiser, Dominator, Ruhr In Love, Megarave, Summer Festival, Nature One, Energy, etc.

Partypeople in Holland, the United States (New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mesa AZ, Denver, Pittsburgh, San Francisco). Sweden, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland witnessed the power of the black flag and the white skull.In 2013 RTC celebrated their 20 years anniversary with 3 special parties and a new album called Respect The Core. The album was a Hardtunes number 1 for almost 10 days in a row.In 2015 RTC was the hardest live act ever on Tomorrowland and made a documentary about RTC which had great reviews worldwide.

1996 they won two Thunder Awards; Best Live-Act and Best MC. In 1997 RTC was nominated for three Thunder Awards; Best Live-Act, Best MC and Best Track 1997 (The Horror), they won Best Live-Act and Best Track 1997. In 1998 RTC was proud to be nominated in Switzerland by the Line Up Rave Awards (Swiss TMF) for Best Live-Act together with The Prodigy and Der Dritte Raum.

In 2013 RTC released the ‘Respect the Core’ album, the album dominated the Hardtunes charts for over 2 weeks. The worldwide tour continues with a highlight in 2015 and 2016 touring in the USA.

In 2016 Distortion made an exclusive track for a short animation movie called ‘Culturesport (by John Michael Boling)’ This movie is a fantasy story anime style about Rotterdam Gabbers in the nineties. Also in 2016 RTC played at Qbase for the first time

In 2017 their new album ‘Respect the Core was released during a special RTC party in Germany.

In 2018 RTC celebrates the 25 year anniversary with a huge party at the Peppermill in Holland, where the band did one of their first parties almost 25 years ago.RTC also released their CD album "RTC The Legacy" in that year. In 2019 RTC remastered all their albums and dropped them to Spotify, the special version of ‘God is a Gabber’ was released and has now over 1 million Spotify streams. During the covid years RTC celebrated 25 years of Megarave Records with a special picture disc on vinyl and recorded various tracks with Rob Gee. In 2

In 2023 RTC celebrated their 30 years anniversary with events in The Netherlands (Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Kerkrade), Italy (Number One Corte Franca) and Germany (Boothause, Cologne). Absolute highlight was sold out special event Rotterdam Terror Corps - 30 Years at Laurenskerk in Rotterdam. It was a collaboration between the church and RTC with the beautiful organ of the church that served as a common thread during the event. The event in the beautiful active church had caused quite a stir nationally. It was also the year where MC Raw rejoined RTC and the single ‘Good vs Evil’was released in December.

In 2023 the movie “Hardcore Never Dies” (over 100.000 visitors) 5 tracks of Rotterdam Terror Corp where included in the movie. A nice detail is that the lead actor wears an RTC bomber for almost the entire film. George Ruseler aka dj Distortion was advisor for this movie and helped out the set builder with original RTC decoration from the 90ies. Distortion and RTC are credited in the movie as ‘Hardcore Never Dies Gangster including the RTC logo.

In april 2024 RTC will release a new album.

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