Hardstyle is currently the music of choice in many European countries, especially Holland. Parties/raves that play hardstyle music include Qlimax, Q-Base (Q-Dance), and Sensation Black (ID&T).
Hardstyle DJs include Luna, Dana, Issac, Walt, Zany, Pavo, etc.
Example: Southstylers - E-Town
B: It's DJ Isaac - Backstage. Absolutely rockin hardstyle tune.
Hardstyle is characterized by the heavy kickbass with subbass frequencies at about 130-150 bpm, accompanied by a high tempo melody, which creates an "adrenaline rushing and/or euphoric" feeling among fans at a live event.
Originating from the Netherlands around 1999-2000 and was an immediate success at raves, clubs and festivals.
The creation of Hardstyle is credited to Dov Ekrebas aka. The Prophet, however this is disputed.
Often confused with hard house, hard trance, psy trance or hardcore, its creation was intended to be a refined combination of the other harder styles, and to create a more crowd friendly hard dance scene.
The most influential artists of Hardstyle include : The Prophet, Zany, Technoboy, Headhunterz, Pavo, Dana, Luna, Noisecontrollers, Isaac, D-Block and S-Te-Fan, Tatanka and Blutonium boy
The Biggest Hardstyle raves and festivals are mainly held in the Netherlands.
Dutch entertainment enterprise Q-Dance presents the main events such as Defqon 1, Qlimax, Q-Base, In Qontrol, Qountdown, X-Qlusive and Qlubtempo.
Other notable events are Mysteryland, Decibel, Hardbass and Sensation Black.
Hardstyler: GTFO man this is Hardstyle!!
The concerts for Hardstyle are: DefQon1, Qlimax, Qontrol, X-Qlusive, Sensation Black and others.
Hardstyle is mostly played in the European areas, with Holland being the number one spot for it.
Hardstyle tracks can be separated into two categories:
Old School Hardstyle: Commonly known as Early Hardstyle. Usually 140 BPM, characterized by a compressed kick drum sound and a reversed bassline, which can be heard in the offbeat after each kick.
Nu Hardstyle: Also known as Nu Style. Usually 150-160 BPM, with distortion on the kick drum sound, which is often pitch shifted to create a bassline for the melodic part. Nu Style melodies are often written in tuplet, and entire tracks often have “swing” added to them.
Rave events at which Hardstyle is played include Qlimax, Defqon 1 and Sensation Black.
Usually sounds very 'angry' and dramatic.
Hardstyle dancing is all about the mental shuffly stomping.
"isn't hardstyle the same as hardcore or hard house?"
"no you retard."