|Hard Dance Event is hét netwerkevenement voor professionals binnen de hardere stijlen en schitterde in afwezigheid op het Amsterdam Dance Event programma van vorig jaar. Gelukkig is HDE dit jaar weer helemaal terug.
Hard Dance Event is begonnen in 2010 en ooit opgestart om meer aandacht te geven aan de hardere stijlen tijdens Amsterdam Dance Event. Verschillende artiesten, labels en organisaties komen samen om over de ontwikkelingen binnen de scene te praten. Het programma van dit jaar is uitgebreider dan ooit, dus ben je bovenmatig geïnteresseerd in de hardere stijlen, werk je in de scene of droom je ervan om uiteindelijk ooit te werken binnen hardstyle? Dan is dit een heel interessant evenement voor jou.
Hard Dance Event 2019 programma
It’s all about the streams
With more and more tracks being produced with the single goal of getting as many streams as possible, it’s fair to say that streaming is the new meaning. How does this effect the scene and the quality of music?
Harder State of Mind
Unwell or simply unfit? It’s a hot topic lately, DJ’s collapsing under the pressure of their career. Is it even possible to get a burn-out when you have one of the most desired jobs on the planet? Let’s find out.
Rise of Frenchcore
Harder and faster, it feels like it’s all that matters nowadays. With mainstream events being closed by uptempo and frenchcore DJ’s, hardcore artists are getting more and more neglected. Is this the end of hardcore as we know it? And should we crown Frenchcore as the new king of core?
One Love, One Blood, One Tribe: making of the Defqon.1 2019 anthem
Three artists, three styles, one anthem. What does it take to make the most ambitious Defqon.1 anthem in the history of the motherland of the harder styles? Let’s find out together with the key players in this huge production..
Kick & Bass: The Origins of Hard Dance
Amsterdam and Rotterdam. We’re not talking about football, but about the origins of the harder styles. How did the underground scene erupt in Amsterdam, and how did it go in Rotterdam? What were the differences and similarities? Let’s find out with some of our scene’s founders.
Small labels, big followings. You don’t have to release tracks that get millions of streams to be a successful harder styles label. How do niche labels manage to gain popularity while staying true to their core?
Originality is overrated
For years, producers have been trying to come up with the most original melodies and vocals. Is that really necessary? From Nothing Else Matters and Nobody Said It Was Easy to Zombie and The Unknown, some of the biggest harder styles hits used samples of existing tracks. This raises the question…is originality overrated?
Everything is Fake News
Does independent news exist within the harder styles, or does every channel have a hidden commercial agenda? How do Hard News and Hardstyle Report maintain this balance? And does Q-dance also promote events of the competition on their news channels? Many questions, with hopefully many answers.
The key to success revealed
Why does one act rise to fame while others fail? Is it all about talent, or is it more important to have the right connections and a pretty face? Together with some of the biggest talent scouts within the harder styles, we’re revealing what it takes to be the next superstar.