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Entries in Hardstyle (21)


16 Live Set Downloads from Q-Dance's Defqon 1 Festival

A quick look at photos and videos from June's Defqon.1 event in The Netherlands is enough to change anyone's opinion on the harder styles of dance music. Q-Dance's premiere event has captured the minds of thousands of festivalgoers worldwide with its attention to detail for everything from the stage designs to the lighting to its immense pyrotechnics displays. 

I'm extremely excited and anxious to report on how the Q-Dance brand lives up to its name next weekend with its dedicated stage at Tomorrowland. Check below to stream and download some of the powerhouse mixes from the BLUE stage at this year's Defqon.1, my personal favorite is Deepack's mix!





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Q-dance Qontest: DJ at TomorrowWorld & Host a Radio Session

As The Netherlands' premiere promoter, ID&T is determined to make 2013 the year the harder styles of dance enter the American forefront. The movement began two summers ago with their first outpost at the EDC Vegas Q-Dance stage, and it continues into this summer with the upcoming launch of "Q-Dance Presents" on the American airwaves. This Saturday, July 13, Hardstyle takes over the iHeartRadio Evolution station and Boston's 101.7 with Frontliner in the mix. Wildstylez and others will be mixing in the following weeks. To celebrate the kickoff of the station, the brand is on the search for new talent to rise to the top with them. This starts with a contest that is now live with the grand prize being an hour guestmix on the new radio show and a slot at Tomorrowworld. If you peeked the lineup, you'd know that a chance to spin at the virgin festival as an up-and-comer would be an invaluable addition to your resume. Now's your chance to shine. 

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By Edward Fancher


Free Download: Hard With Style 22 - Headhunterz

It's hard to believe Heady's only been at this for 22 episodes, but the show has already gained quite a notoriety even outside of Hardstyle circles. Like always, this week's mix is about new beginnings and rebirth, with his trademark long speech samples with positive messages stuffed in between the Hard sections that "speak to your innermost being." Despite Hardstyle being the norm at underground venues throughout Brooklyn, Heady hasn't touched down in NYC since the fall of '11. But I'm still quite confident the genre will reach into the hearts of many of those who got into the scene through Electro or Progressive this summer, especially if the sound continues on the uplifting path that he has set. Prepare yourselves New Yorkers because the East Coast is about to get rocked!


01. Intro
02. Atmozfears - This Is The Time
03. Wildstylez - Back To History (Feat. Cimo Fränkel)
04. Scope DJ - A New Beginning (Rebirth Anthem 2013)
05. TNT - First Match (Wasted Penguinz Remix)
06. Bass Modulators - The same Frequence
07. Crypsis - Break Down Low
08. D-block & S-te-Fan &The pitcher ft. DV8ROCKS - Save Our Dreams
09. Outlander - Elements (Bassleader Anthem 2013)
10. Frontliner ft. Katt Niall - (We Are) Indestructible
11. Atmozfears - Dance No More
12. Kill the Noisecontrollers - Still Speedin'
13. TNT aka Technoboy 'N' Tuneboy - Nakonga
14. Wildstylez & Max Enforcer - Lose Control (Feat. Frankie McCoy) 
15. The Prophet - R3TRO
16. D-block & S-te-Fan - Takin' Off
17. Technoboy - Legend
18. Frequencerz & B-Front - Fatality
19. Zatox ft Mauro Picotto - I'm Your Proximus DJ

By Edward Fancher


"Raining" (Asymetric Hardstyle Remix) - Kaskade & Adam K

The distorted kick that drove dance music up the charts in the US is coming back with a vengeance this summer. Hardcore and Hardstyle have been largely left behind the past two years, but with the underground scenes still going strong from across the water in Brooklyn and Queens, the genre is ready to emerge this summer on the mainstage with Headhunterz as the leader of a whole new generation of fanatics. If there's any sound that feels like "rave," it's a 150 BPM bassline interlaced with faded and warped drums and samples. Kaskade & Adam K's vocal House classic "Raining" provided these two Polish producers with the perfect canvas to amp up your shuffling lifestyle. Grab the free download and feel the adrenaline!

By Edward Fancher


"Cannonball" - Showtek & Justin Prime

Showtek's been on the rebound over the past summer, redefining their Hardstyle sound with a little dash of Electro House. This one's sure to make a "splash" in the rave world when it makes its debut, easing festival crowds into the most polarizing sound in EDM - Hard Dance. Love them or hate them, Showtek have been churning out the beast tunes for ages, and now they're adapting to the new wave of festival attendees with this massive banger. "Cannonball" is the track that's going to make waves for the Dutch duo as they turn up the intensity on the soft Electro House sound popular today.

Out now on BeatPort!

By Edward Fancher