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The Early Hardstyle Topic

  

Postby D-Nial » 07 Feb 2010, 04:39

Hardstyle is a style that's been around for some time and it might be considered to have started back in 1998 and seriously have developed over the years.

Though there is some difference between people about the real definition of early hardstyle. For some it's the hardstyle made between 2002 and 2004, others say it's from 1998 untill 2001 and because the first real changes in hardstyle started in 2001/2002 and for others it doesnt matter as long as its from before 2003 or 2004. Where pitched kicks and basses are probably the biggest elements in todays hardstyle, the reversed bassline is often mentioned as the key element in the older sound of hardstyle.

Anyways, lets dedicate this topic to the older kind of hardstyle. Post and discuss your favorite classics, ask whether a track is considered early hardstyle or not or talk about early hardstyle events coming up just for the lovers.

And just keep this discussion about the earlier years of hardstyle and hardstyle classics only and not have an old vs nu discussion in here at all.

Well to kick off. A track thats really grown much on me the last couple of months is the very old Dance Pollution Droid - Viva Robot (C1P8 Mix). It's so damn far away from the hardstyle that most people know, but I really like the simiplicity in the track and it works.

And Ultrasonic - Bass MTFK (Remix) stays awesome to hear :one:
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Postby Katalyst » 07 Feb 2010, 04:40

D-Nial:And Ultrasonic - Bass MTFK (Remix) stays awesome to hear :one:


One of the very best tracks I've ever heard!? _O_
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Postby Azrael » 07 Feb 2010, 04:57

Personally i see early hardstyle somewhere from 2002 to 2004. Before that it sounded much more like hardtrance with huge influences from guys like scot project.

One of my favorites is definitely Ultrasonic - Ultrabass, awesome stuff. I really miss activators old stuff.

About nu-style and the pitches things, seems like people forgot that hardstyle has used pitched basslines :)
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Postby D-Nial » 07 Feb 2010, 05:01

Idd. I guess its also hearable in Mauro Picotto - Komodo, which isnt really early hardstyle, but still have some elements in it.
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Postby TUBBEN » 07 Feb 2010, 05:02

I guess I'm one of those who thinks "it doesnt matter as long as its from before 2003 or 2004."

Also there's not certain years which I think delivered better tracks than other years, there's awesomeness all over the place.
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Postby Thorm » 07 Feb 2010, 05:17

DJ Stardust - Sound Of Vintage (2002 Original Mix) remains one of my favorites :D epic screeches & reversed bass all the way through, heck yeah.
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Postby koldsa » 07 Feb 2010, 05:21

Tuneboy - Sexbusters (Technoboy Remix) (L)
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Postby Slipovic » 07 Feb 2010, 05:22

Thorm:DJ Stardust - Sound Of Vintage (2002 Original Mix) remains one of my favorites :D epic screeches & reversed bass all the way through, heck yeah.


That one is awesome idd _O_

I dont really have one favourite song :(

Maybe Smokin' N Pourin' but that one isn't early :P
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Postby waffles » 07 Feb 2010, 05:48

Practically anything released on Red Alert, Dance Pollution, BLQ, Sys-X Records,Titanic early on is pure awesome..
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Postby invictus » 07 Feb 2010, 05:49

Hmm, What does a reverse bass specifically mean? This is just a bass sound which is reversed with respect to time? So the tail end is in the beginning? or what. Feel free to be technical.
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Postby Thorm » 07 Feb 2010, 07:54

........... so you're new huh? :?

Listen to this, kicks in just when the vid starts (i set it at 1:24)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a13PhkiyX4U#t=1m24s

It's a kick with a reversed bass sound, that gives every beat a more deep, rough sound. Kinda hard to explain, but you'll quickly learn how to tell the difference between a normal kick and a reversed bass'd one :D
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Postby icey » 07 Feb 2010, 11:37

Katalyst:
D-Nial:And Ultrasonic - Bass MTFK (Remix) stays awesome to hear :one:


One of the very best tracks I've ever heard!? _O_


Indeed 'Bass MTFK' is 1 of the best classix hardstyle tracks _O_
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Postby Sindo » 07 Feb 2010, 12:30

This (quick) tutorial might clarify the technical side a little more :)

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Postby Gangsti » 07 Feb 2010, 12:38


:listen: (L) (L) (L)
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Postby Pim » 07 Feb 2010, 12:51

koldsa:Tuneboy - Sexbusters (Technoboy Remix) (L)


That is one of the tracks that brought me into it :)
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