Typically a more energetic form of hardcore, J-core uses multiple elements such as high pitched vocal works, and anime themed samples that set it apart from any other form of techno. As the name suggests, it originated in Japan, however, the style is now produced in multiple other countries in an effort to mimic the original J-core feel. J-core strongly associates with Dōjin music, both in content and design.

While the parent genre is hardcore techno, happy hardcore has a strong influence as well. A lot of J-core will influence the upbeat, almost Makina style, beats as happy hardcore. Some artists, like DJ Shimamura, use happy hardcore as their main genre, while throwing in more J-core bits in the background.

Popular artists in this genre include DJ Chucky, DJ Sharpnel, m1dy, RoughSketch, and t+pazolite.[1]


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