Defacto was founded in late February or early March of 1996 as an underground electronic magazine. The original intention was to fill the gap left by a former leading magazine Reality Check Network after their initial closing. While our magazine never gained the following that RCN commanded, it was generally considered a decent alternative. After eight public issues the magazine vanished, only to later return with a new format and a new name Defacto2.
Defacto2 was a monthly text based magazine that was eventually meant to evolve into coded and html issues. The magazine unfortunately only lasted three issues but these issues at the time were packed to the brim with scene related articles and interviews.
While the name lasted, the magazine didn't and in late 1997 we became a moderately successful art group. Initially lead by Ipggi and later by Seffren the group was unique in the fact that it didn't demand membership exclusivity. Many of our members were also co-members with other popular groups of the time such as X-Pression and Superior Art Creations.
While obviously you can find some of our work below, many of our members also did a number of side projects that would be familiar to the scene. For example Antibody's ascii header for Class (one of the most predominate groups of all time) can be seen in every one of their NFOs since 1998 till their retirement six years later. So if you ever see the tag [df2] in an old NFO or release package, it most probably was done by one of our art members during this period.
Unfortunately after three years and a few sporadic releases the group was put to rest. Seffren, the leader had decided it was time to move on from the scene and try some new things in life. So at the end of the millennium the final release, Art Pack 5 was made public.
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