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Lolicore is a subgenre of electronic music derived from j-core and that is also associated with elements of other styles of electronic music, primarily breakcore, but can also include elements from other genres, such as speedcore. It is characterized by being much faster and darker than the j-core. Its origin is related to the subculture otaku and music often deals with issues as death, violence, and kawaii individuals.
Much of this music is also distributed via dōjin.
In the year 2002 DJs began to incorporate samples of the otaku culture in their songs (as in the case of the j-core ) in order to represent more what they called their Japanese sub-culture. But there were DJs who wanted to mix darker elements within this genre and to achieve it they had to create a genre that derived not only from the anime , but also from the gothic lolita culture and the Japanese gore . Therefore to the j-core they added these elements and others of diverse genres of hardcore techno to create this new genre of music known as lolicore. This genre seeks to mix the hardest elements of hardcore techno to give it the dark appearance that characterizes it. More often than not, Lolicore utilizes hi pitched samples from "loli" characters in various animes, in addition to chopping and skewing. The first artist to coin the term Lolicore was LoliRipe.
Since the beginnings in which this genre was popular, j-core and lolicore shows have been frequent with several artists playing live.
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