Chapter 1: The Beginning
The night kicks off at the cradle of hardstyle. Scope DJ, A-lusion & Pavo take you back to when it all started for hardstyle. From DJ Duro’s ‘Just Begun’, one of Scantraxx’ first releases, to Scope DJ’s ‘Lockdown’, this is when the early years of hardstyle enter the stage.
Let’s get ready to rumble!
Back in 2002, Dov Elkabas (DJ The Prophet) noticed that a genre called ‘hardstyle’ was transforming into something big. New acts rised and Q-dance created events to support this new sound. Dov decided to create a platform so big, it would be leading in the world of hardstyle. This was the start of Scantraxx: the very first big hardstyle label. For Pavo, A-lusion and Scope DJ, this also was the beginning of an incredible journey. We all know their legacy, now it’s time to dive into their origin.
“At one point, the ‘gabber’ crowd didn’t do it for me anymore. We were all looking for something new”.
“I’ve NEVER performed together with A-lusion and Scope DJ, so that’s going to be something really unique!”
“In the early years of Scantraxx, it was just a small club of people doing multiple jobs. I wasn’t just responsible for producing music, but I also did some A&R work and website development.
“I met Dennis (Scope DJ) for the very first time at Q-BASE. He noticed me after I played a track of his, after which we came in contact. We got off so well, we decided to hit the studio together. Due to our great chemistry, we decided to take things to the next level. That’s how Second Identity was created.
“Insane, it’s going to be my first time playing in the legendary main area of the HMH (AFAS LIVE)”
“Dov called me after the release of Lockdown at D-Block & S-te-Fan’s label (Next Chapter). He wanted to release my next track at Scantraxx. At that moment, I was signed at Straight On, but Dov took care of that for me”