Set up in 1992 by three white and Eurasian middle-class nerd punks who had just moved into the squat zone of central The Hague from the suburban newtowns of Zoetermeer and Alphen a/d Rijn (where Rude 66 also hails from). Since no label was interested to release the music of Unit Moebius, their (now legendary) ‘acid planet’ squat parties in The Hague, with twelve hours of non-stop comatose acid-house music, no lights but heavy strobes and a very freaked out audience (partially due to the strong and pure LSD sold by one of the Unit Moebius members) of punks, squatters, junkies and patients from two nearby psychiatric institutes, made it possible to release Bunker 001 and 002. The next two releases were paid for with money made from selling LSD (silver surfers!). Soon the fucked up standards for The Hague’s hard, dark and crazy industrial techno music were set and the acid scene exploded.
More freaks, more drugs, more artists, more music, so Bunker started to release records by other musicians to support the local scene. Many records, CD’s, tapes, comics and videos followed. Despite the downfall of Unit Moebius (a soap opera about drugs (speed!), sex, money, psychoses and depressions) in 1997, the decline of The Hague’s acid scene (more speed!, ketamin, heroin, crack, hospital admissions, overdoses, suicides and other unnatural causes of death, mind fucking, paranoia and all kinds of psychiatric ailments) and the financial bankruptcy of the label in early 1998 (due to non-paying distributors).
Bunker records has risen from it’s own ashes with the new 3000 series (as the last ‘old’ Bunker was 029) to bring you the latest La Haia Bass/electro funk, Industrial planet rock, new wave techno-pop and La Haia coca disco from The Hague’s electronic freak scene. Can you still dig it?