The first festival in a very long time. On December 12th it was time for 808 Festival in Thailand, where our friends from Rave Culture hosted a stage and invited Sub Zero Project with an epic closing spot! Due to all regulations and measures concerning Covid-19 Sub Zero Project already flew to Bangkok on November 23rd where he stayed in quarantine for two weeks. "No words can discribe how this felt", according to Sub Zero Project after the first show for a live audience in 9 months. Best way to close a year like 2020! Hopefully 2021 will give us more and more opportunities to connect again.
The album we have all been waiting for. After announcing and postponing their album showcase due to new Covid-19 measures, the album is finally out! And of course they didn't just released their album. On December 19th, the boys of Rebelion hosted a succesful exclusive online event for their fans. Together with Sound Rush and Imperial they took a step into a diffirent reality, just like they do with their brand new album. Did you missed the event or haven't heard the album yet? Listen to their album here now!
Not only the hardcore fans have been able to vote for the best track of 2020, also the hardstyle lovers were able to support their favorite artists and tracks. Congratulations to our artists who made it to this years Q-dance Hardstyle top 100: # Adaro / # Atmozfears / # B-Front / # Frequencerz / # Gunz for Hire / # Hard Driver / # Phuture Noize / # Psyko Punkz / # Rebelion / # Villain / # Wasted Penguinz And of course a special shout out to our artists who made it to the top 10 of this year: #2 Sub Zero Project - Rave Into Space #3 Ran-D - Living for the Moment (2020 Remix) #7 Sound Rush & D-Sturb - Embracing the Madness
The end of the year also means a couple 'The best of 2020' hitlists. Every year Masters of Hardcore collects the 100 best hardcore tracks of that year, based on the votes of the true hardcore fans. This years list is well represented by our artists: #3. Bulletproof & Partyraiser & The Dark Horror – Here We Go #5. Sefa & Phuture Noize – Apocalypse #8. Sefa & Mr. Ivex – God’s Plan #38. Bulletproof & Partyraiser – Bonnie & Clyde
QLIMAX 'THE SOURCE' ON NETFLIX Q-dance has taking it to the next level and made history by bringing the first Hardstyle audiovisual journey to NETFLIX! It's clear that 2020 wasn't the best year so far for our industry, but as you have noticed that didn't prevent event creators and artists to be creatieve and push their boundaries. Qlimax 'The Source', including our artists Sub Zero Project, Phuture Noize, B-Front, Sefa and Villain of whom we are very proud, is now available on NETFLIX! Check it out now!
In these strange times it is rare to have a booking, let alone a booking on the oher side of the world. On December 12th is it time for 808 Festival in Pattaya, Thailand where our friends from Rave Culture host a stage and Sub Zero Project will perform. Due to all regulations and measures concerning Covid-19 Sub Zero Project already flew to Bangkok on November 23rd where he's now in quarantine for two weeks. We are very proud we could make this happen and our artists are able to perform for an audience. They will do whatever it takes to perform again!
Sound Rush proudly presents you their debut album 'Brothers'. The album includes 10 epic tracks with multiple collabs. Atmozfears and Villain, among others, have contriduted to the debut album of these brothers.
Since a festival visit is not an option right now, We Own The Night TV @ Ziggo brings you the festval feeling into your homes. The last couple of months we has sevaral succesful shows including Adaro, Psyko Punkz, Ran-D, Sound Rush and Luna which were streamed live on Ziggo TV.
It's clear that 2020 is not the best year so far for our industry, but this doesn't prevent event creators and artists to be creatieve and push their boundaries. This years Qlimax could not continue like we used to, but Q-dance has created a brand new experience to bring Qlimax into your homes. Last saturday we had the opportunity to experience an audio-visual journey and we are very proud Sub Zero Project, Phuture Noize, B-Front, Sefa and Villain are part of Qlimax 'The Source'. The upcoming weeks each artist will release his track of Qlimax 'The Source' which take you through one of the Realms. This week we kicked off with 'Enter the Realm' of Sub Zero Project. Keep an eye on the artists socials and next newsletter for the other releases.
Normally Amsterdam Dance Event is one of the busiest weeks of the year. Unfortunally due to the COVID-19 situation we were not been able to come (and dance) together. Festival App Woov, Scantraxx and Hardstyle.com joined forces to organize Hardstyle Convention 2020. Besides multiple other interesting panels, B-Front and Sefa joined a panel concerning the impact of COVID-19 on artists. Villain had the honour to be the moderator of the panel. Also our own agent Esther Veenstra was part of a panel about; How to deal with the curent event landscape.
The highly anticipated debut album of Sound Rush 'Brothers'. The album is now available for pre-order on Hardstyle.com and will be officially released on the 5th of November. Don't wait too long for this one, as the stock is limited.
Luna was invited to do an interview with 'Drive it Hardstyle'! In this interview he was asked about his carreer, how he experienced it, how Minus was created and how some collabs have come about. The interview is only available in Dutch.
Frequencerz offers an exclusive masterclass to teach fans how to produce Hardstyle. In this 4 hour masterclass they will explain exactly how they approache their music production. They will pick one lucky winner from the first 200 who enroll in this class to make a collab.
After months of silence it was time for Sub Zero Project and Phuture Noize to get back on stage again and perform for a sold-out Lanxess Arena in Cologne at the 'Resurrection' show of Musical Madness.
Sub Zero Project performed their live-act 'Rave Into Space' and Phuture Noize finally was able to show the music of his new album 'Silver Bullet' to a live audience with his new amazing visuals. It was a Coronaproof concept where 2500 ravers could party safely.
Partyraiser Recordings marks a new step in his impressive career. Partyraiser has begun this platform in order to provide up and coming producers with the opportunity to release music to a larger audience!
Congratulations to Atmozfears and Code Black for reaching over 10 million streams on Accelerate!
For all your Harder Styles Quarantine needs: Masif Podcast Episode 017 features Luna! The show goes on!
STAY LOUD! Frequencerz and Rejecta had the honor to create the Official Decibel Outdoor 2020 Tribute track. Also we are happy to announce that Frequencerz and Rejecta are responsible for the official anthem of Decibel Festival 2021! Congratulations guys!
B-Front now offers an exclusive masterclass to teach his fans how to produce Hardstyle. In this almost 5 hour Masterclass B-Front will explain exactly how he approaches his music production. He will pick one lucky winner from the first 100 who enrol in this class to sit in the studio with himself for one day.
Congratulations on Phuture Noize his brand new album. ‘Silver Bullet’ contains 11 tracks written around the same theme. He will explain his thought process and writing ideas on this special album soon. Go play it loud!
Last week B2S & Hard Bass presented a new digital concepts called: SINGULARITY together with B-Front. An exploration of the digital world, creating groundbreaking visual experiences. With the state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities of Kinepolis, visitors will fully immerse in the spectacle on screen. After selling out 3 cinema shows in just a few minutes, B2S and Kinepolis decided to add 5 extra shows throughout the Netherlands on Saturday the 1st of August. It was a big success.
On the 25th of July, B-front hosted his very first Silent Disco Coffee Club together with Rejecta & DV8. After this sold out success, they decided to do a second edition with Phuture Noize on August 16th. As if this wasn't enough, 4 more shows were added on the 5th and 6th of September. On Saturday together with Ran-D and Adaro, on Sunday Frequencerz and Rebelion were added to the line-up. Many fans enjoy their banger tunes together with a fresh coffee out of a B-front Coffee Cup. What a vibe during these editions of the Silent Disco Coffee Club, one of a kind!
Congratulations to Atmozfears as his song 'Release' just hit 15MIL on Spotify!
Adaro played at a 100 people seated-event at Phoenix last Saturday the 11th of July and for those who couldn’t be there he made a video registration. (Including his “Re-Style - Wildfire”-remix, his new collab with Endymion). Enjoy!
Wasted Penguinz did a lot of livesets which are all uploaded at his YouTube channel. Last week, he did a very special liveset of at least 4 hour long all by himself.
Congratulations to Adaro! His latest hits 'Strong' with Rejecta and 'Reach For The Sky' with Digital Punk, have reached number 2 and 3 in the Hardstyle Top 40 chart of June.
B-Front is proud to announce that he is responsible for this years Intents Festival anthem together with KELTEK. The two premiered their exclusive anthem called ‘Step Into The Game’ during their set at the Intents Festival livestream.
Ran-D had a special gig at the Club Index AutoDisco in Germany together with Villain. The two performed in front of a crazy car crowd!
Psyko Punkz did a special liveset with brand new music. With this livestream, Psyko Punkz takes you on an audio-visual journey with real time show elements through the sounds of hardstyle.
Sefa his banger 'Nothing Like The Oldschool' together with D-Sturb, has hit 10.000.000 streams on Spotify. Congratulations!
On the 6th of June, Sound Rush were finally able to perform for their fans after a long time. The brothers did a special gig at the Hyperspace carshow in Germany. The show was a great succes!
Sub Zero Project their Rave Into Space liveset at Reverze has reached over 1.000.000 views on YouTube.
Adaro has introduced a new series called 'Adaro's Poolparty'. Every week a new episode with guests to share the DJ booth with. The first guest is his brother in crime Ran-D.
Congratulations to Ran-D! His long awaited and very first album 'We Rule The Night' has been released. The album includes Ran-D his biggest hits called 'Zombie', 'Hurricane' and also some new bangers as 'Dreamers Of The Universe'.
Loudness legend B-Front did a worldwide digital show premiere of the new B2S x Loudness concept. With this show, B-Front is bringing his fans some cheerful light during a deep dark with a brand new unreleased track 'Letting Go'. The track will be released on the Roughstate label soon.
Psyko Punkz have introduced a new podcast serie called 'Van de Planken' together with his buddy Barend van Deelen. Each podcast, they will invite a guest to talk about today's situation. The podcast is in Dutch and will be published online every Friday on Spotify.
Partyraiser mixed a special 5 hour quarantine mix together with Bulletproof. The mix includes the hardest hardcore and rise of uptempo tracks from 2011 - 2016.
Psyko Punkz his summer track 'Arriba' has reached over 1.000.000 Spotify streams within just 1 month. He created this track together with his two close friends Coone and KELTEK. Congratulations!
Audiotricz have reached 5.000.000 Spotify streams with their album ‘A New Dawn’ in just 2 months. Congratulations guys!
Check out their album on your favorite portal!
The Sound Rush twins proudly announced the release date of their very first album! ‘Brothers’ will be released on the 18th of July 2020 on the Art of Creation label! Check out the title track of the album!
Atmozfears announced his new album '[this is my story]'. It’s a story that needs to be told – and he’s ready to include you in every single step of the way. Each month, a new release holds a chapter of his story, a symbol within a greater message – revealing an album that comes straight from the soul. Also expect special live performances and zero limitations!
For thirty golden years, DJ The Prophet has achieved personal milestones as he shaped the hard dance genre we know today. As the ‘spiritual father’ of Scantraxx Recordz he cultivated new opportunities for rising artists, and in the past decades he has mesmerized crowds of thousands at Defqon.1, EDC Las Vegas, Defqon.1 Australia, Qlimax, Decibel, Dreamfields Mexico and much more.
DJ The Prophet continued his legacy by shaping hardstyles modern era with his diverse sound. In 2019 he presented his new concept ‘THIS IS ME’, which Is a perfect reflection of his musical versatility. One thing is for sure: DJ The Prophet is an important part of the hard dance genre with a lot of great plans for the future.
We are happy to start this second chapter together.
For this years Defqon.1 Weekend Festival, Sub Zero Project will be 'The Spotlight' at The Gathering. With a string of successful (#1) tracks, their album, DJ-MAG position and two live-acts, they deserve this spot!
On Friday the 28th of August 2020, Frequencerz: GET WACK! will host a camping stage at Mysteryland together with artists like Adaro, Rebelion and Villain. Ready to #GETWACK once again?!
Released from his burden, ready to let go of what is not necessary. His time has come. On the 20th of May, X-Qlusive Phuture Noize will take place in the AFAS Live Amsterdam.
On March 7th, BKJN & Partyraiser returns to Silverdome, Zoetermeer. For decades BKJN & Partyraiser are building their hardcore Kingdom and with an ever-growing success. They always stayed true to themselves and to their own sound. Are you ready to go up and down? Because Partyraiser will absolutely make it bounce!
Jon will be no longer a part of Wasted Penguinz anymore. Pontuz will continue to do Wasted Penguinz on his own. Jon, we wish you all the best & thank you for being part of Wasted Penguinz for all those years!
On Sunday the 26th of July, Q-dance invites Sub Zero Project Rave Into Space at Tomorrowland Weekend 2. This Sunday will bring you a total hardstyle madness with artists like Atmozfears, Hard Driver, Phuture Noize, Sefa and Villain.
Ran-D will host the Q-dance stage at Tomorrowland Weekend 1 on Sunday the 19th of July. Madness guaranteed with artists like Adaro, B-Front, Frequencerz, Gunz for Hire, Phuture Noize, Psyko Punkz and Villain.
Phuture Noize will be doing his first show this year at Rebirth Festival! He'll be giving a sneak peek of the first tracks of his new album called 'Silver Bullet'.
On Saturday the 18 of July 2020, Noisecontrollers will host the Q-dance stage at Tomorrowland. Together with artists like Audiotricz, Bass Modulators and Evil Activities, 15 Years of Noisecontrollers will be celebrated.
Hard Driver is going to raise the bar for himself in 2020. You can expect new music each month which starts with a brand new 4-track EP called ‘All Or Nothing’. He’ll be launching an upgraded experience of his live-act, a unique behind-the-scenes Youtube series & much more! IT’S ALL OR NOTHING!
'With our first album, we proudly introduce our musicality to the Hardstyle world. Over the past year, we’ve developed & grown behind the scenes. We’ve seen the top of the game, and now, the path is clear: deep meaning, musicality and experiences, fused into music and performance'.
This album will be released at the 30th of January on Art of Creation and it's the first album release on that label since the fusion with Spirit of Hardstyle.
Congratulations to Sub Zero Project for the number 1 spot with 'Darkest Hour’ and of course all other Platinum Agency artists with the massive amount of tracks in the Q-dance Hardstyle Top 100 of 2019. What a year!
On Sunday the 7th of June 2020, Sefa will host the mega Dynamite Hardcore area at Intents Festival 2020. After playing at Intents Festival for the first time in his career last year, he now has the honor to host the Dynamite stage.
On the 14th of March, Ran-D his first We Rule The Night event will take place in Germany! Get ready to wreck the Warsteiner Music Hall in Dortmund! Presale & line-up release in January 2020!
On the 28th of December Noisecontrollers celebrated his 200th release at his own 'Noisecontrollers & Friends’ event in 013 Tilburg. He received an epic award from his team, Art of Creation and Platinum Agency. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Ran-D for reaching 40 million streams on his master track 'Zombie'.
'After infecting planet earth, we're commanding a new mission in 2020 - RAVE INTO SPACE'. Sub Zero Project announced their brand new live show 'Rave Into Space'. The first shows will take place at I AM HARDSTYLE, Reverze and REBiRTH Festival.
Phuture Noize has announced the name of his second album: Silver Bullet. He will spend all his time in creating this album which will be released in 2020.
On Satuday the 6th of June 2020, Partyraiser will be the host at the Dynamite stage at Intents Festival again. Partyraiser has announced the first names for the battle sets and he will do a special 1-hour millenium set during the day.
Congratulations to Bass Modulators for reaching 11 million Spotify streams on their tracks 'Bad Habits' and 'Imagine'!
Congratulations to Noisecontrollers! The moment has come that Noisecontrollers released his 200th release called '200 Dreams' together with Wildstylez on the 200 Dreams EP. The EP also includes a new solo track.
On the 12th of April 2020, Gunz for Hire will host the mainstage at REBiRTH Festival. The line-up includes many other Platinum Agency artists - Adaro, B-Front, Frequencerz, Rebelion and Villain. Get ready for some real Gunz-mayhem!
Sound Rush has announced that they will release their first album in 2020. 'We never thought we would get that far. We have achieved so many beautiful things, but an album wasn't one of them yet. We will not disappoint you, promise.'
Phuture Noize has announced that he will take a break for the upcoming months. He will devote all this time to create a brand new album for next year. For more information and bookings after his comeback, please contact us.
On December 26th, Frequencerz will bring 'GET WACK! Christmas edition' to Q-dance Studios. Don’t miss out on the most insane Christmas experience you’ll ever have. Tickets are now available via q-dance.com
Rebelion presents Overdose is a live-act that focuses on the rougher side of Rebelion. No boundaries & no limits mean it will always remain interesting. This is truly a trip into another dimension in every way possible. Nothing will be as it seems with real plot twists through the set both musically an visually. The audience will feel like a stage that they have been looking at all night has completely been transformed into another world. The message is 'You can't cure us, we're part of the problem'.
'Experimenting with music and pushing boundaries within the harder styles' is what these guys do. With a string of successful tracks together with big acts in the hardstyle scene, their debut artist album 'Contagion', new 'Contagion' live-act and their first-ever world tour in 2019, Sub Zero Project has received a well-deserved DJ MAG Top 100 position. A big congratulations to Sub Zero Project!
“It has been quite a journey to create an album that truly reflects who I am as a Hardstyle lover, a producer and a person. I’ve played all over the world and it has been a huge source of inspiration to meet all you dedicated Hardstyle lovers, your passion and love for Hardstyle has given me so much energy. This energy allowed me to create an album of which I am truly proud.'' Ran-D finally announced his long awaited album: ‘We Rule The Night’. The album is available for pre-order.