Biggest Stars

Kordhell
Kordhell
USATrap

Kordhell

USAHip HopTrap
asteria
asteria
NZLAlternative Hip Hop

asteria

NZLHip HopAlternative Hip Hop
D-Sides
D-Sides
MEXHardstyle/Hardcore

D-Sides

MEXElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
Brennan Heart
Brennan Heart
NLDHardstyle/Hardcore

Brennan Heart

NLDElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
Harris & Ford
Harris & Ford
AUTHardstyle/Hardcore

Harris & Ford

AUTElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
Tazzy
Tazzy
USAHardstyle/Hardcore

Tazzy

USAElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
Angerfist
Angerfist
NLDHardstyle/Hardcore

Angerfist

NLDElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
Dr. Peacock
Dr. Peacock
NLDHardstyle/Hardcore

Dr. Peacock

NLDElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
Lida
Lida
RUSHardstyle/Hardcore

Lida

RUSElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
Headhunterz
Headhunterz
NLDHardstyle/Hardcore

Headhunterz

NLDElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
AXMO
AXMO
DEUHardstyle/Hardcore

AXMO

DEUElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
Da Tweekaz
Da Tweekaz
NORHardstyle/Hardcore

Da Tweekaz

NORElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
Ran-D
Ran-D
NLDHardstyle/Hardcore

Ran-D

NLDElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
S3RL
S3RL
AUSHardstyle/Hardcore

S3RL

AUSElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
D-Block & S-te-Fan
D-Block & S-te-Fan
NLDHardstyle/Hardcore

D-Block & S-te-Fan

NLDElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
Sub Zero Project
Sub Zero Project
NLDHardstyle/Hardcore

Sub Zero Project

NLDElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
Tevvez
Tevvez
FRAHardstyle/Hardcore

Tevvez

FRAElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
SICK CVNT
SICK CVNT
USAHardstyle/Hardcore

SICK CVNT

USAElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
DJ Paul Elstak
DJ Paul Elstak
NLDHardstyle/Hardcore

DJ Paul Elstak

NLDElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
GSPD
GSPD
RUSHardstyle/Hardcore

GSPD

RUSElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
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Top Artists by Radio Spins Last month

Promo
Promo
NLDHardstyle/Hardcore

Promo

NLDElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
58.4K radio spins
The Pitcher
The Pitcher
USAHardstyle/Hardcore

The Pitcher

USAElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
7.1K radio spins
Toneshifterz
Toneshifterz
NLDHardstyle/Hardcore
Claimed Profile

Toneshifterz

NLDElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
5.8K radio spins
Benny
Benny
NLDHardstyle/Hardcore

Benny

NLDElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
5.3K radio spins
Da Tweekaz
Da Tweekaz
NORHardstyle/Hardcore

Da Tweekaz

NORElectronicHardstyle/Hardcore
4.6K radio spins

Most Streamed Spotify Tracks

Past Month
1
EWIGKEIT - REMIX
EWIGKEIT - REMIX
1.7M streams
2
GHOST!
GHOST!
1.5M streams
3
SUMMER TIME SADNESS HARDSTYLE
SUMMER TIME SADNESS HARDSTYLE
990.7K streams
4
Legend
Legend
534.8K streams
5
Get Shaky
Get Shaky
456.5K streams
6
Teknocity
Teknocity
449.2K streams
7
PART OF ME HARDSTYLE
PART OF ME HARDSTYLE
440.4K streams
8
PART OF ME HARDSTYLE
PART OF ME HARDSTYLE
440.4K streams
9
Just Dance (Hardstyle)
Just Dance (Hardstyle)
397.8K streams
10
Fire to the Rain - Hardstyle Remix
Fire to the Rain - Hardstyle Remix
391.9K streams
1

EWIGKEIT - REMIX

3

SUMMER TIME SADNESS HARDSTYLE

4

Legend

5

Get Shaky

6

Teknocity

7

PART OF ME HARDSTYLE

8

PART OF ME HARDSTYLE

9

Just Dance (Hardstyle)

10

Fire to the Rain - Hardstyle Remix

Top Spotify Playlists

Hardstyle Bangers
Hardstyle Bangers
Spotify
1.3M followers
HARDSTYLE 2023  👿🔱  SET FIRE TO THE RAIN HARDSTYLE, TEK IT HARDSTYLE, ONLY GIRL HARDSTYLE, AOT HARD
HARDSTYLE 2023 👿🔱 SET FIRE TO THE RAIN HARDSTYLE, TEK IT HARDSTYLE, ONLY GIRL HARDSTYLE, AOT HARD
SICK LEGEND
574.4K followers
Hardstyle 2023 🔥
Hardstyle 2023 🔥
Naeleck
454.9K followers
Hardstyle Remix of Popular Songs
Hardstyle Remix of Popular Songs
Christopher
351.6K followers
Hardstyle Daily
Hardstyle Daily
Dirty Workz
298.3K followers
GYM HARDSTYLE 2023 🔱🔥 Aggressive Hardstyle Remix of Popular Songs
GYM HARDSTYLE 2023 🔱🔥 Aggressive Hardstyle Remix of Popular Songs
Magic Records
237.3K followers

Subgenre Popularity

Music stats for top 3,000 artists last month

Top Countries

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      • 3.8K
      • 554.2M
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      • 283K
      3.8K
      Hardstyle/Hardcore artists
      Spotify
      554.2M
      Streams on Spotify
      YouTube
      0
      Views on YouTube
      Radio Airplay
      283K
      Radio spins
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      Overview of Hardstyle/Hardcore music

      Hardstyle and Hardcore are electronic music genres emerged in the early 1990s with origins across European countries like The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. This style of music is characterized by its fast beats, heavy basslines, and aggressive sound.

      In the early days, Hardcore music was associated with underground rave parties and illegal warehouse events. However, as the genre gained popularity, it began to appear in mainstream clubs and festivals. This led to the emergence of various Hardcore sub-genres, such as Gabber and Speedcore.

      Hardstyle, on the other hand, emerged in the early 2000s and quickly became popular in the Netherlands and other parts of Europe. Its energetic beats and catchy melodies made it a favorite among EDM fans. Hardstyle has also evolved into various sub-genres, such as Rawstyle and Reverse Bass.

      Today, Hardcore and Hardstyle music continue to attract a dedicated following of fans who love the high-energy beats and intense atmosphere. These genres have also influenced other styles of EDM, such as Dubstep and Trap. With the rise of EDM in mainstream music, it is clear that Hardcore and Hardstyle will continue to have a significant impact on the electronic music scene.

      Which musicians and bands defined Hardstyle/Hardcore music?

      In the world of Hardstyle/Hardcore music, several musicians and bands have played a significant role in shaping the genre. German producer Marc Trauner (Mescalinum United) claimed to release the first hardcore techno track with "We Have Arrived" in 1990. British group Together's track "Hardcore Uproar" also made an impact that year.

      Producers from the Belgian hardcore scene, such as Second Phase, T99, and L.A. Style, as well as Dutch hardcore bands like Human Resource, contributed to the genre. In the United States, Lenny Dee's label Industrial Strength Records became a center for early American hardcore.

      In the Netherlands, Paul Elstak and Rob Fabrie popularized "gabber" and "happy hardcore." The Thunderdome events and ID&T label further popularized hardcore in Europe. Laurent Hô was a pioneering figure in the French hardcore scene, which later developed into frenchcore. The style evolved in the late 1990s, leading to the emergence of other subgenres like mákina and hardstyle.

      In the 2000s, the mainstream hardcore scene grew with artists like DJ Promo, Endymion, and Art of Fighters. Labels such as Enzyme Records and Bloc 46 supported darkcore artists. The free party movement led to the development of hard techno and frenchcore genres, represented by labels like Epileptik and Audiogenic.

      The rise of hardcore continued internationally in the early 2010s, with artists like Angerfist gaining popularity. The scene later saw a shift towards faster styles like frenchcore, uptempo hardcore, and terrorcore.

      Which songs and albums defined Hardstyle/Hardcore music?

      Hardstyle/Hardcore music has been defined by a collection of influential songs from renowned artists in the genre. Paul Elstak's "Rainbow in the Sky," with its uplifting melodies and anthemic vocals, has become an iconic track representing the essence of happy hardcore. 3 Steps Ahead's "Drop It" showcases the aggressive and energetic side of hardcore with its pounding beats and relentless intensity, while Neophyte's "Hardcore to the Bone" embodies the raw power and unapologetic nature of early hardcore sound.

      In the realm of modern hardcore, Angerfist's "Raise Your Fist" stands out as a symbol of the genre's ferocity, combining heavy distorted kicks and aggressive vocals. Nosferatu's "The Future" explores the darker side of hardcore, featuring haunting atmospheres and relentless drive. The Prophet's "Hardstyle Baby" represents the fusion of hardstyle and hardcore, blending euphoric melodies with hard-hitting kicks.

      Tellurian's "Guyver" captures the essence of early gabber with its pounding beats and distorted sounds, while Lenny Dee's "Funky Twisted" showcases the unique blend of techno and hardcore that characterized the New York scene. D-Block & S-te-Fan's "Music Made Addict" exemplifies the fusion of hardstyle and euphoric elements, becoming a beloved anthem in the genre. Chosen Few's "Name of the DJ" symbolizes the rebellious spirit and relentless energy of hardcore, while Headhunterz's "Rock Civilization" represents the evolution of hardstyle with its melodic hooks and energetic drive. Together, these tracks have played a vital role in defining the diverse and dynamic nature of Hardstyle/Hardcore music.

      Which music festivals and events represent Hardstyle/Hardcore music?

      The end of the decade saw rapid growth of the hardcore scene in Europe. Hardcore festivals within the Netherlands saw a significant rise in attendance. 2019's edition of Thunderdome reached an attendance of almost 40,000 people and became the biggest hardcore event to ever take place.

      Some of the most popular festivals and events that represent the Hardstyle/Hardcore music genre include Defqon.1, Qlimax, Dominator, Masters of Hardcore, Decibel Outdoor, and Intents Festival. Regular large scale events hardcore started happening outside of the Netherlands in countries like Spain, Russia, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic among other European countries. In America hardcore remains a relatively underground genre, but can be found in major cities being pushed by independent promoters and artists.

      These festivals typically feature high-energy sets from some of the biggest names in the genre, as well as cutting-edge production values and immersive visual experiences. With their intense beats, pounding basslines, and futuristic soundscapes, these festivals are a must-see for anyone who loves the Hardstyle/Hardcore genre.