Destructive Tendencies are a triple act from the UK specializing in the harder side of Mainstream Hardcore Ever since they formed in 2010 they had one goal – break into the European Hardcore scene.
Early releases like ‘Make It Harder’ and ‘La La La’ were released on their own record label ‘Quarantined Recordings Black’ as well as an early version of their now well known hit ‘Taken From Me’ – which was picked up by Kutski and played by him on his BBC Radio 1 show, which was actually their first career break!
Soon they were gaining support from other big name Hardcore Djs like Partyraiser, Hellsystem, Mad Dog, AniMe, Dione, DJ Chrono and this started to gain them more and more overseas fans, even having their tracks played on the main Hardcore stages at events like Dominator, Decibel, Defqon 1 and more.
In November 2012 they sent Megarave Records a preview of a new EP and less than 1 month later after Megarave signed and released it, their debut EP ‘This Is Your Moment’ which contained 3 tracks was riding high at numbers 1,2 and 3 in the Hardtunes.com chart.
Late in 2012 Neophyte Records and Traxtorm Records created a new super brand called ‘This Is Hardcore’ (TIH) and as well as releasing an album they subsequently created a remix competition, which Destructive Tendencies entered and were chosen as the winners of their category by DJ Mad Dog ,with a remix of his track ‘Agony’.
Into 2013 as the Destructive Tendencies fan base continued to grow and grow Europe seemed in sight. Meanwhile Rotterdam Terror Corps were celebrating 20 years in the game and asked Destructive Tendencies to remix one of their big hits with Paul Elstak ‘Skull Dominion". This hard hitting remix by the guys catapulted the Destructive Tendencies name even further into the European scene and as well as more support at big festivals, the world’s number 1 Hardcore DJ ’Angerfist" supported the track – even going as far as saying publically on his Twitter he had the track on repeat!
As this European fan base grew their debut booking in Hardcore’s homeland – Holland, was to be non other than the main Hardcore Stage (HC4L) of Decibel Festival! 50,000 visitors attend this event and it’s a dream of most DJs to play as one of only a hand full of Hardcore acts at this yearly event.
As the diary continued to fill up lots more Radio 1 airplay followed, which led to UK Hard Dance Number 1 Kutski asking the guys to do a guest mix and interview live on his Radio 1 show. They played a 30 min mix on national radio and chatted to Kutski about new music, winning TIH remix contest and about the bookings in Europe and at home which now included playing at the biggest event in the UK @ Westfest in Twisted’s Darkside Arena (10000 visitors to Westfest)
2013 ended with a bang, a cram packed diary and their latest 2 track EP ’Fucking Up The Mainstream" hitting the number 1 and 2 spot on Hardtunes.com and the lead track “Fucking Up The Mainstream” spending 11 days in a row at number 1. A great achievement from this UK based act.
Into 2014 and the guys didn’t plan on holding back, January saw them taken to the mainstage of BKJN vs Partyraiser 4 where they went B2B Partyraiser himself. Their Germany was on the main stage of Pussy Motherfuckers festival in Germany and top off a fantastic February the HUGE main arena booking @ B2S Event “Hardcore 4 Life” at “Maassilo” in Rotterdam.
As 2014 moved into the summer Destructive Tendencies become the first ever UK act to sign to the worlds number 1 agency “Most Wanted”. To Top off this fantastic news they signed exclusively to Hardcore Blasters. Their debut ep “Our Core” reaching the highs of the Hardtunes.com top 10 with hard hitting tracks like “Ill Let You Have Your Day” and “Our Core”
With a diary that saw them play all over Europe including the huge Ravezone of Harmony Of Hardcore to the sunny beaches of Ibiza Goes Hard!
And on the 1st November the guys secured their first Qdance and Art Of Dance booking. At Dominator Indoor – playing the mainstage of €30Million Heiniken Music Hall in Amsterdam.
Dates continue to be announced – so keep your eye on their social media page as they will be tearing down multi gigs in Holland and Germany, alongside debuts in Switzerland, Australia, Belgium, plus home favorites England, Scotland.