Essence of Hardstyle – HDE 2012


Since the first appearance of Hardstyle in the late 90’s, fanatics have been watching as their favorite genre evolves and gathers momentum in the huge world of dance music. Artists have worked hard to create a unique sound that keeps the music interesting, but also preserves the unmistakable, spine-tingling feeling that all Hardstyle lovers understand. It is with that sensation in mind that Scantraxx Recordz has launched a brand new series of digital albums that focus on the “Essence of Hardstyle”.

Essence of Hardstyle – HDE 2012 (Mixed by Bass Modulators)
Rick Buijtenhek & Roland Evers (Bass Modulators) have been rocking Hardstyle crowds with marvelous tracks and DJ performances for half a decade. Over this time they have familiarized themselves with the genre and truly understand the very essence of the music that surrounds them. Their style of production blends all elements of Hardstyle, from raw to euphoric and classic to modern. When you put that together with their vast experience behind decks at the biggest festivals and events the scene has to offer, you’ve really got something! 

Bass Modulators have compiled the very first album of this series in celebration of Hard Dance Event. For those of you unfamiliar with Hard Dance Event, it takes place once a year in the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. As an official part of Amsterdam Dance Event, HDE has become a meeting place for artists, promoters and other professionals within the music industry to discuss and further develop the hard dance scene. This year it will be held in De Melkweg on Thursday the 18th of October.

‘Essence of Hardstyle – HDE 2012 (Mixed by Bass Modulators)’ has already been released digitally and is available at, alongside many more of your favorite download portals!

Now that you have a copy of the first album, make sure you keep an eye out for future releases that will be announced soon!

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