A genre of hard dance music. First created in the late 90s-early 00s when DJs such as The Prophet and Lady Dana started experimenting with their Nu Style Gabber records, slowing them down by 20-30 BPM to make them more danceable.
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.
DJs and DJ Teams who produce Hardstyle and play it live include Technoboy, DJ Zany, Blutonium Boy, The Prophet (Later work), Showtek, Headhunterz, D-Block & S-te-Fan and Noisecontrollers.
Rave events at which Hardstyle is played include Qlimax, Defqon 1 and Sensation Black.
Someone who produces music, usually electronic music, using a computer in their bedroom, usually for a small audience. Most bedroom producers use little to no external hardware setup in the creation process.
Guy 1: "Dude, you've got an electronic keyboard on your desk, are you like a Bedroom producer or somethin'?"
Guy 2: "Yep. It's fun."
A term referring to a style of extreme electronic music which is a subset of speedcore
, based largely on sampled content.
Artists include Shitmat, Annoying Ringtone, Odaxelagina and Renard Queenston (as Renard).
Guy 1: "That song I heard last night in the club, you were there too...it was like a mash-up of Tik Tok with some guitar riff, then in came some oldschool rap thing, all the while weird distorted noises were going off in the background...what the fuck kind of music was that?
Guy 2: "That's something called mashcore, it's really awesome!"