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Crossover Between Hard Techno & Harder Styles

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Crossover Between Hard Techno & Harder Styles

B-Front, BYØRN, NOVAH, Somniac One

Moderator: Holly Dicker (Journalist, Presentor)


For the past year or two, the world has been introduced to a new genre that has skyrocketed in popularity in nightlife: Hard Techno. This genre races at a minimum of 145 beats per minute and exudes powerful energy with its heavy basslines and raw musical production. For many ravers who were introduced to clubbing and festival culture after the lockdowns, this genre has become synonymous with the sound of freedom. With numerous Hard Techno parties spontaneously emerging, an older generation of party-goers has noticed that this new sound and the emotions it evokes, resemble a lot to what Hardstyle and Gabber culture meant to them.

With the same tempo in beats and structural production elements, one could argue that Hard Techno is the younger sibling of the Gabber sound, which originated from Dutch club culture in the 20th century. But is this really the case? What are the distinct differences between the genres, and where do they share similarities? Presenting their records for this session are Belgian Hard Techno artists NOVAH & BYORN, along with Dutch Hardstyle artist B-Front, to dive into their respective sounds, explore the commonalities and differences between the two genres and share and celebrate both sounds in this conversation about their impact, both then and now!

Brakke Grond

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