Cock Rock Disco is Back! (and, for some reason, everything ever released is completely free!)
Breakcore pioneer/Cock Rock Disco founder, Jason Forrest, has recently put the entire catalog up on the ol’ interwebz a few days ago. Go to Cock Rock Disco’s official site, here, to find the magical link for the wonderful releases page, where you can then go on to download as much as your heart desire. Warning: you will be spending days and days on this page alone. Careful, now.
Also, the soundcloud page is here: https://soundcloud.com/cock-rock-disco-label
Jason Forrest was instrumental in Cock Rock Disco, it’s true; but here’s something else you might not realize – without him, Bassadelic.com might never exist (and certainly, our label, DynastyShit.com would DEFINITELY never exist!)
I remember contacting Jason years ago, as I was a huge fan of everything related to breakcore (some of the CRD albums are still sitting on my shelf) and I remember talking to him, asking him questions about his record label, trying to formulate a plan of my own. I became so inspired by what he was doing, I went on to make my own label, the now abandoned (but probably still online) Soul Outsider record label and blog. I eventually changed the name to Bassadelic, basically started anew, and housed it on a completely different server before also making the Dynasty Shit record label (which is now going full-motherfucking-throttle, btw!).
(Another fun little footnote: Bassadelic.com originally started out as a forum. But after about two weeks I hated the Bassadelic Forum. So, now it’s a blog and company… Anyway, back to the story…)
So, you can definitely get your fix of some fine electronic music from the last ten years if you head to the links listed above. But what does the future hold for Jason? Is he done? Has he completely finished with music? Should we all be worried that he’s giving away all of his musical possessions?
No! Quite the contrary – we should be thrilled!! Jason is definitely not done. Actually, he’s just getting warmed up. He told me that he wants to mix, “2002 style breakcore with 2015 style experimental electronic music,” – a statement that, well, knowing Jason, is something to take pretty seriously.
Here are just a few of the full albums you can get, that have been posted on the soundcloud page:
When I contacted him ten years ago, he was living in Berlin. But since then, he’s come back to the States for awhile, and says he “did the money thing, but is interested in music as a passion now.”
So maybe that’s why he’s giving away pure and unadulterated musical gold from the 2000s. Well, whatever the reason, a lot of people are happy about the generosity, especially as breakcore (and all things related) has been quietly sneaking back into prominence, little by little, for the last year or so…
“I ended my career in many ways, but that meant I had to bring it back from the dead now, too.”
So, as of now, where the hell is the guy who put this label together?
“Middle of nowhere,” he said, adding, “Charlotte, North Carolina.”
I asked if he moved there because it was where he was from, originally..
“Yes, but it also is the place where I got a job, and you know, beggars cant be choosers.”
Despite this, all of us breakcore fans can happily be beggy beggy choosers as we sift through the treasure trove of good free hardcore electronic music from 2006 over @ Cock Rock Disco! Cheers!!