Hardstyle is a sub-genre of trance music that is closely related to nu style gabber and hard trance. Hardstyle, or sometimes refered to as hard dance or hardbass, sounds very similar to nu style gabber but is usually about 30 bpm slower. The average tempo is between 140 and 150 beats per minute. The sound is characterized by thunderous beats and an anthemic enthusiasm. Many hardcore artists produce hardstyle songs, which sound very similar but are more accessible. Hardstyle is generally played along side NRG and Hard House in the UK and aside hard trance or hardcore in the rest of Europe.
Hardstyle evolved from German, Italian and Dutch Hard House which blended with influences from hard trance and oldschool hardcore in the year 2000. It originates from The Netherlands where the first Hardstyle events were held in late 1999, early 2000. One of the key figures in its development is Dana van Dreeven, also known under her alias Dana. At a later time more of her colleagues from the hardcore-era joined the club, such as Dj Luna, Pavo and The Prophet. Hardstyle is mainly produced by artists from The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and Germany; yet other producers from around the world are starting to pick up the sound. Currently, the scene is booming in various countries around the world besides these founding countries. Scenes worth mentioning are: Spain, Poland, Estonia, Denmark, Australia, South Africa and the UK.
The ultimate sample collection for Hard Style, Hard Trance and Jump Style. All sounds from the private archive of Blutonium Records, produced by DJ Neo and Blutonium Boy! Large collection of famous Hard Style bass lines, hard synths & leads, drum loops (142 BPM), fade-in FX, heavy single drum sounds, special movie- & scary FX, percussion and many more...
This will open the door to your own harder productions, these samples will be the perfect inspiration for your work!
In acidized- WAV and REX 2 format. Reason 2 users can load the multisampled synths into NN-XT.