Welcome to the Soundcloud Page of World Hardstyle Group.
Hardstyle is an electronic dance music genre mixing influences from hardtrance, hardcore and rave music. The average tempo is between 140 and 160 bpm (beats per minute).
The hardstyle sound typically consists of a "heavy" sounding kick, intense reverse basslines, and "adrenaline-rushing" melodies. It bears some similarities to hard trance. Many hardcore artists produce hardstyle tracks as well.
Hardstyle is mainly produced in the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Malaysia and Australia.
Hardstyle originated from hard trance, gabber and rave music with influences from UK hard house and jumpstyle. The place of origin is believed to be the Netherlands, where the first hardstyle events started near the end of 1999 and the beginning of 2000
In 2007 the style started becoming popular in several countries in the world, including Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Poland, Estonia, Denmark, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom and Spain.
The English sound was very popular in the Netherlands for a short time,[when?] but it soon appeared that the Dutch public preferred a harder bassline. Artists like Dana and Pavo & The Prophet combined the English sound with new productions. This sound also gained some popularity in Germany, where it was picked up by the German label Tracid Traxxx (who defined their own sound as a combination of trance and acid), and later also by Blutonium Records and Resident E Recordings.
Afterwards,[when?] hardstyle productions briefly became popular in Italy, and later in Germany. Q-Dance organised a monthly event now called the North Sea Venue under the name Qlubtempo, an event which could be called the melting pot of the Hardstyle.
Notable Hardstyle related events
Black (formerly Sensation Black)
Notable Hardstyle artists;
D-Block and S-te-fan
Notable hardstyle labels;
Add your hardstyle/nu-style tracks here, and share them with the rest of Rotterdam and of course the world!
We are working on our new label Mayor Records, and we're looking for new talents. So if you have some good tracks do not hesitate and send us a link. We receive so many tracks and we try to give feedback on all tracks, allthough it might take us a couple of days.
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