Drumcorps (USA)

style: electronic hardcore punk

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Drumcorps is Aaron Spectre, an American musician whose work explores themes related to technology, societal upheaval, and humanity, using a hybrid of analog and digital processes. Raised in rural Massachusetts in a family of engineers and scientists, he was experimenting with computers from an early age, as well as playing drums in hardcore bands in the area’s burgeoning heavy music scene.

However, the worlds didn’t meet just yet. Aaron first discovered electronic music while living in New York City, making ambient, drum & bass, and jungle music at local venues. Eventually he moved to Berlin and started playing shows all over Europe, coming up from squats to clubs to festivals, building a devoted following in the process. He released a host of records to critical acclaim, and has since toured the world several times over.

Drumcorps is the merging of Aaron's roots in heavy guitar music with concise songwriting and a broad electronic sound palette. In 2007 the debut album received an award of distinction from Austria's Prix Ars Electronica, for its hyper-melding of American hardcore punk and electronic music. Recently Aaron has been based in Amsterdam, working in genres such as glitch, chiptune, drum & bass, jungle, and electronic punk rock.


Selected Performances
ADM Festival 2018, Amsterdam NL
Bloodshed Festival 2018, Eindhoven NL
Fusion Festival 2018, Lärz DE
Bang Face Boat Party 2018, London UK
EXE Project 2017, Manchester UK
Balter Festival 2016, Wales UK
Maschinenfest, 2015, Cologne DE
WORM 2014, Rotterdam NL
Bang Face, 2013, London UK
Heavysickzero, 2012, Tokyo JP
Glade Festival, 2011, London UK
L’usine, 2011, Geneva CH
Dour Festival, 2010, Dour BE
Supersonic Festival, 2010, Birmingham UK
Résonances Electroniques, 2010, Dijon FR
Phat Festival, 2009, Inangahua Rainforest NZ
Radar Festival, 2008, Mexico City MX
Death By Audio, 2007, New York City USA
Matchmaking Festival, 2007, Trondheim NO
Prix Ars Electronica (Award of Distinction, Digital Music category), 2007, Linz AT
Lowlands Festival, 2007, Biddinghuisen NL
Milk, 2007, Tokyo JP
Sonic Acts Festival at Paradiso, 2006, Amsterdam NL


falling forward
lost tracks


vinyl & ep
create the future
the quickening
roots we seek
building the panopticon
jungle boots
the path
headstrong & heartfoolish
altered beast
live and regret
rmx or die
say more fire
amen, punk
evil most foul
ocean ep


compilation appearances
rogue pulse / gravity collapse
maschinenfest 2015
electronic explorations
maschinenfest 2007
ars electronica cyberarts book / dvd


collaborations & remixes
shade ft. drumcorps - it's almost forever
the algorithm - floating point
feyder & aaron spectre - three o'clock rock
electrocado - scribble
celldweller - precious one
mixhell - white ropes
obsidian kingdom - haunts of the underworld
rob zombie - never gonna stop (grind)
rob zombie - never gonna stop (acid)
blackstrobe vs. mixhell - blast from the past
modwheelmood - things will change
52 commercial road - tape
genghis tron - relief
jason forrest - rock rock rock
math head - the most lethal dance


mixing and mastering
kink & snare - mech ep
gore tech - proximity shift
gore tech - badlock
gore tech - proximity shift (2methyl remix)
aarktica - in sea
aarktica - arms
aarktica - matchless years
aarktica - bleeding light
aarktica - morning one
aarktica - no solace in sleep


recent interviews & press
the void with christina - podcast interview
breakcore guidebook extended interview
ghz tokyo - panopticon review
mat taylor - interview
onehouronedj - panopticon review
darkroom magazine - interview
allmusic - falling forward review


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