Hardfloor is a German
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 techno and acid trance
Acid trance
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 duo, consisting of Oliver Bondzio and Ramon Zenker. Their most famous track is "Acperience 1" (often titled more simply as "Acperience" on many compilation album
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Their distinctive acid house
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 sound is attributed to their skill at manipulating Roland TB-303
Roland TB-303
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 bass synthesisers, using up to six of these machines at once. Their UK
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Record chart
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Hit record
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 include "Hardtrance Acperience" (1992), "Trancescript" (1993) and the remix
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 of the aforementioned "Acpereince" (1997). Their 1996 album
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, Home Run, peaked at #68 in the UK Albums Chart
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TB Resuscitation 1993 Harthouse
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Respect 1994 Harthouse
Home Run 1996 Harthouse
The Best Of Hardfloor 1997 Eye Q Records
All Targets Down 1998 Harthouse
So What?! 2000 Harthouse
4 Out Of 5 Aliens Recommend This 2005 www.hardfloor.de
Compiler 1.0 2006 www.hardfloor.de
The Life We Choose 2007 www.hardfloor.de
Two Guys Three Boxes 2010 www.hardfloor.de

Da Damn Phreak Noize Phunk

Hardfloor also released albums under the pseudonym Da Damn Phreak Noize Phunk. These songs tend toward the chillout and lounge
Lounge music
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Electric Crate Digger 1999 Studio !K7
Take Off Da Hot Sweater 2002 Combination Records
Lost & Found 2003 Combination Records
The Chearleaders Are Smilin' At You 2009 Mole Listening Pearls

Mix albums compiled by Hardfloor

Hardfloor presents X-MIX: Jack The Box 1998 Studio K7
Our Acid Experience 2006 www.hardfloor.de
Tales Of The Unexpected 3 - Mixed By Hardfloor 2008 Platipus Records
Platipus Records
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Singles and EPs

"Let Da Bass Go" 1991 Eye Q Records
"Drug Overlord" 1992 Eye Q Records
"Hardtrance Acperience EP" 1992 Harthouse
"Trancescript" 1993 Harthouse
"Into The Nature" 1994 Harthouse
"Funalogue Mini Album" 1994 Harthouse
"Mr. Anderson" / "Fish & Chips" 1994 Harthouse
"Mahogany Roots" 1994 Harthouse
"Respect" 1994 Harthouse
"Respected Remixes" 1995 Harthouse
"Da Damn Phreak Noize Phunk?" 1995 Harthouse
"Strikeout" 1996 Harthouse
"Beavis At Bat" 1996 Harthouse
"Da Damn Phreak Noize Phunk? Volume 2" 1997 Harthouse
"Hardfloor Will Survive" (collaboration with Phuture
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1998 Harthouse
"Skill Shot" 1999 Harthouse
"Smash The Gnat" 2000 Harthouse
"Communication To None" 2001 Harthouse
"Underexposed Above Average" 2001 Harthouse
"Alphabetical" / "Received Files" / "Me Too" 2003 www.hardfloor.de
"Da Revival" / "Hubbub Rub" 2004 www.hardfloor.de
"Soulful Spirit" / "Mrs. Broflovski" 2004 www.hardfloor.de
"Murano" / "Joppiemuffler" 2004 www.hardfloor.de
"Groupie Love" / "Plasticacid" / "Jack the House" 2005 www.hardfloor.de
"T 2 Da C" (Da Remixes) 2005 www.hardfloor.de
"Devils & Donuts" / "Who Took Da Box?" 2006 www.hardfloor.de
"Tugger" / "Butterflies in Bottermelk" 2006 www.hardfloor.de
"Hitchhiker Habits" / "Blueprint" (by Rob Acid) 2006 www.hardfloor.de
"707" (by Andreas Andreas) / "It's Him, It's Him" 2007 www.hardfloor.de

Selected Hardfloor remixes

  • Robert Armani - "Circus Bells" 1993 Djax-Up-Beats
  • Sourmash - "Pilgrimage To Paradise" 1994 Prolekult Records
  • Mory Kante
    Mory Kanté
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     - "Yé ké yé ké
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    " 1995 FFRR Records
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  • Bassheads - "Is There Anybody Out There?" 1995 Deconstruction Records
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     (Desa Basshead)
  • New Order
    New Order
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     - "Blue Monday
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    " 1995 London Records
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  • Baby Doc And The Dentist - Mantra To The Buddha 1995 TEC (Truelove Electronic Communications)
  • TWA - "Nasty Girls" 1995 Mercury Records
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  • The Shamen
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     - "Destination Eschaton" 1995 Epic Records
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  • Depeche Mode
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     - "It's No Good
    It's No Good
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    " 1997 Mute Records
    Mute Records
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External links

  • hardfloor.de - official website
  • [ Hardfloor] at Allmusic
  • Hardfloor - Hardfloor's myspace-site
  • Hardfloor discography Unofficial Hardfloor Discography
  • Our Acid Experience 2006 - Hardfloor at eMusic
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  • Hardfloor at Last.fm
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