It appears as if the legends over at Noisey and VICE have done it again. They seem to churn out quality documentaries and various explorations of the world like there’s no tomorrow. And it appears as if they’ve shifted their lenses over to Hardcore music!
Enjoy this intimate look at the creation of a genre that still runs strong today. You are now Under The Influence. This is New York Hardcore.
In the first episode of our series Under the Influence, we go from the streets of the Lower East Side all the way to South Korea to examine one of the most distinctive genres to sprout from the concrete of New York City: hardcore. Along the way, we’ll meet with everyone from tattoo shop owners to chefs to government workers—all of whom have been inspired by the teachings at musical meccas like CBGB’s and A7 and found ways to apply the lessons learned from the scene to their own lives. Join us—as well as members of Agnostic Front, Title Fight, Youth of Today, Incendiary, and more—as we explore a world living under the influence of New York Hardcore.