Lorianne, Stasbourg, France

I first discovered Hardstyle back in 2016 when I attended a festival in Spain during the summer. At that time, I was mainly listening to EDM and House music but I happened to be at a stage during D-Block & S-Te-Fan’s set and I really enjoyed it a lot. I remember hearing Hardstyle once before,…

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Amy, New York, USA

For me Hardstyle is about the nights that turned into mornings; the strangers that turned into life long friends; the endless plane, train, bus, and car rides all across the globe; the feeling you get when you relive those blurry phone videos at the end of the night; and of course the moments of…

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Ernz, New Jersey, USA

My journey began back in 2008, when Showtek was still kicking bass and Defqon still only knew Almere Strand. My best friends at the time introduced me to what would become my future. My friend showed me my first track, the Defqon.1 2006 anthem by Showtek. I remember that moment super clearly, but…

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Rachel, Arnhem, Netherlands

When I was sixteen years old, one of my closest friends asked me to join her to a party in the Matrixx, which she won free tickets for. It was a carnival themed party and we were supposed to dress…

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Nena, Druten, Netherlands

The very first time I heard Hardstyle was when my brother entered my bedroom, playing a song on his phone, “Lost in Paradise” by Max Enforcer. That track changed my life. I was 13 years old. At the…

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Verena, Salzburg, Austria

I’ve always been into EDM. My friends thought I was weird because I was constantly listening to what they would call “party music”. But I didn’t care. When I was 17, I finally attended my first EDM…

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Julia, Regensburg, Germany

Five years ago I went to my first electronic music festival in Austria. After one day of only EDM music, the Q-Dance Stage opened and I went there with my friends to check it out as one of the many…

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