Red Stage Defqon1 Hardstyle

The genre of hardstyle originated in the Netherlands and Belgium back in the 1990s. It has transformed the genre of hard dance for decades and draws influences from techno, new beat, and hardcore. Artists like The Nasty Boyz, Noisecontrollers, Technoboy, and many more have laid the foundation that is modern day hardstyle.

At the beginning of hardstyle’s inception, producers used a BPM around 140. Today’s style is produced around 150 BPM. Since the productions rely heavily on a tonal kick to drive the low-end of the tracks, producers oftentimes use the kick as the bass, too. This allows for a lot of flexibility since the kick is the only element in a track living in the lower frequencies. Through impressive distortion, equalization, and expert mixing techniques, hardstyle tracks carry a number of emotions through tonal kicks, euphoric supersaw synth melodies, and wondrous percussion.

Hardstyle heavily gained popularity in the 2010s, and its artists have performed at some of the biggest EDM festivals in the world. A few of these include, Defqon.1, Mysteryland, Qlimax, Reverze, and Sensation Black.

With hardstyle and hard dance making a mainstream comeback, fans and listeners can continue to enjoy the genre’s evolution for years to come.

I reached out to the r/hardstyle community on Reddit to get some help to compile this list. Special shout out to the community for sharing their favorite tracks to help me compile this article.

If you love hardstyle, check out my list of the 60+ best hands up and hard dance tracks ever released. I also invite you to join my Discord server if you love all things hardstyle, hard dance, and hands up.

This is a comprehensive list of the best hardstyle tracks that have defined and continue to define a genre that has shaped the history and sound of hard dance, techno, and house music.

Table Of Contents
  1. Adaro & B-Front ft. Dawnfire – Touch A Star
  2. Adaro – A Deeper Space
  3. Alpha² & Jack of Sound – Das Weite Land
  4. A-lusion – Make Up Your Mind
  5. Atmozfears Vs. The Vision – Our Destiny
  6. Audiofreq – Dance 2 Music
  7. Blademasterz – Katana
  8. Brooklyn Bounce & Technoboy – Bass Beats & Melody (Technoboy 2010 Remix)
  9. B-Front – Mysterias
  10. B-Front & Slim Shore – Chemical
  11. Crypsis & Sasha F – Get Hit
  12. Dark Oscillators – Nero
  13. D-Block & S-Te-Fan – The Nature Of Our Mind (Qlimax Anthem 2009)
  14. Digital Mindz & Mrotek – Dark Forces
  15. Digital Punk & Noisecontrollers – Blue Horizon
  16. DJ Phil Ty – Miami Belch (Polite Mix)
  17. DJ Stephanie – Groovin To The Beat
  18. Dozer – Drop The Bomb
  19. Dutch Master – Recalled to Life
  20. Frequencerz – The Night
  21. Frequencerz – The Unknown
  22. Frequencerz – The Unknown (Pro Mix)
  23. Frontliner – On The Rise
  24. Frontliner ft. Ellie – Lose The Style
  25. Hardstyle Masterz & Max Enforcer – Respect
  26. Headhunterz – Reloaded Part 2
  27. Headhunterz – Scrap Attack (Defqon.1 2009 Anthem)
  28. Headhunterz – Path of the Hunter
  29. Headhunterz – The Power Of The Mind (Qlimax Anthem 2007)
  30. Headhunterz & Wildstylez & Noisecontrollers – World Of Madness
  31. Headhunterz vs. Wildstylez – Project One
  32. Headhunterz & Wildstylez – Project 1 (Sound Rush Remix)
  33. Headhunterz & Wildstylez vs. Noisecontrollers – Tonight
  34. Headhunterz & Wildstylez vs. Noisecontrollers – Tonight (Alpha Twins Remix)
  35. Ivan Carsten – Bumpin’ Hard (Tuneboy Remix)
  36. JDX ft. Sarah Maria – Live The Moment
  37. Josh & Wesz – Let’s Get Dirty
  38. KELTEK – The Alignment
  39. Luna – Bring That Shit Back
  40. MYST – Bliss
  41. Nagoom – Atmosphere
  42. The Nasty Boyz – Angel
  43. Noisecontrollers – Attack Again
  44. Noisecontrollers – Ctrl.Alt.Delete (In Qontrol Anthem 2009)
  45. Noisecontrollers – People Are Awesome
  46. Noisecontrollers – Spirit Of Hardstyle
  47. Overdrive – Children x Insane (Bootleg)
  48. Phuture Noize – Circles And Squares
  49. Phuture Noize ft. Josh & Wesz – Liberal
  50. Project One – Life Beyond Earth
  51. Project One – Rate Reducer (Headhunterz Remix)
  52. Ran-D – Living for the Moment
  53. Project One – Luminosity
  54. Raxtor – Fight Or Escape
  55. Shockerz feat. Kirsten – Set Me Free
  56. Slim Shore & Code Black – Time of Your Life (WiSH Outdoor 2012 Anthem)
  57. SMD – Just Like You
  58. Squarehead – The Gathering (Hardstylers United Anthem)
  59. Star Creatorz – Killzone (Hunter Remix)
  60. Tatanka – Borderline (Parto Mix)
  61. Technoboy – Next Dimensional World (Qlimax 2008 Anthem)
  62. Technoboy – Nothing Nu
  63. Technoboy – Vanilla Sky
  64. Technoboy & Activator – Steam Train
  65. The KGB’s – Infinity (DJ Phil Ty Remix)
  66. The Pitcher – I Just Can’t Stop
  67. The Pitcher – Music to Keep Me Alive
  68. The Pitcher – Serenity
  69. The Pitcher – Strange Love
  70. The Pitcher – The Rising (Last World 2011 Anthem)
  71. TNT – Musick
  72. Vazard – Immersion
  73. Vazard & Delete vs Main Concern – Absolute Terror
  74. Vyral – Nothingness
  75. Wasted Penguinz – Follow Your Dream
  76. Wasted Penguinz – Resistance
  77. Wasted Penguinz – Sacrifice
  78. Waverider – What I Need
  79. Zanza Labs – Zanzarismo
  80. Zatox & Max Enforcer – It Must Be
  81. Zatox – Headbangerz
  82. Zatox – Back to the Oldschool
  83. Zatox – Opera
  84. Zedd – Spectrum (Headhunterz Edit)
  85. 2 Best Enemies – Phases (TBY Romantic Mix)

Adaro & B-Front ft. Dawnfire – Touch A Star

Adaro – A Deeper Space

Alpha² & Jack of Sound – Das Weite Land

A-lusion – Make Up Your Mind

Atmozfears Vs. The Vision – Our Destiny

Audiofreq – Dance 2 Music

Blademasterz – Katana

Brooklyn Bounce & Technoboy – Bass Beats & Melody (Technoboy 2010 Remix)

B-Front – Mysterias

B-Front & Slim Shore – Chemical

Crypsis & Sasha F – Get Hit

Dark Oscillators – Nero

D-Block & S-Te-Fan – The Nature Of Our Mind (Qlimax Anthem 2009)

Digital Mindz & Mrotek – Dark Forces

Digital Punk & Noisecontrollers – Blue Horizon

DJ Phil Ty – Miami Belch (Polite Mix)

DJ Stephanie – Groovin To The Beat

Dozer – Drop The Bomb

Dutch Master – Recalled to Life

Frequencerz – The Night

Frequencerz – The Unknown

Frequencerz – The Unknown (Pro Mix)

Frontliner – On The Rise

Frontliner ft. Ellie – Lose The Style

Hardstyle Masterz & Max Enforcer – Respect

Headhunterz – Reloaded Part 2

Headhunterz – Scrap Attack (Defqon.1 2009 Anthem)

Headhunterz – Path of the Hunter

Headhunterz – The Power Of The Mind (Qlimax Anthem 2007)

Headhunterz & Wildstylez & Noisecontrollers – World Of Madness

Headhunterz vs. Wildstylez – Project One

Headhunterz & Wildstylez – Project 1 (Sound Rush Remix)

Headhunterz & Wildstylez vs. Noisecontrollers – Tonight

Headhunterz & Wildstylez vs. Noisecontrollers – Tonight (Alpha Twins Remix)

Ivan Carsten – Bumpin’ Hard (Tuneboy Remix)

JDX ft. Sarah Maria – Live The Moment

Josh & Wesz – Let’s Get Dirty

KELTEK – The Alignment

Luna – Bring That Shit Back

MYST – Bliss

Nagoom – Atmosphere

The Nasty Boyz – Angel

Noisecontrollers – Attack Again

Noisecontrollers – Ctrl.Alt.Delete (In Qontrol Anthem 2009)

Noisecontrollers – People Are Awesome

Noisecontrollers – Spirit Of Hardstyle

Overdrive – Children x Insane (Bootleg)

Phuture Noize – Circles And Squares

Phuture Noize ft. Josh & Wesz – Liberal

Project One – Life Beyond Earth

Project One – Rate Reducer (Headhunterz Remix)

Ran-D – Living for the Moment

Project One – Luminosity

Raxtor – Fight Or Escape

Shockerz feat. Kirsten – Set Me Free

Slim Shore & Code Black – Time of Your Life (WiSH Outdoor 2012 Anthem)

SMD – Just Like You

Squarehead – The Gathering (Hardstylers United Anthem)

Star Creatorz – Killzone (Hunter Remix)

Tatanka – Borderline (Parto Mix)

Technoboy – Next Dimensional World (Qlimax 2008 Anthem)

Technoboy – Nothing Nu

Technoboy – Vanilla Sky

Technoboy & Activator – Steam Train

The KGB’s – Infinity (DJ Phil Ty Remix)

The Pitcher – I Just Can’t Stop

The Pitcher – Music to Keep Me Alive

The Pitcher – Serenity

The Pitcher – Strange Love

The Pitcher – The Rising (Last World 2011 Anthem)

TNT – Musick

Vazard – Immersion

Vazard & Delete vs Main Concern – Absolute Terror

Vyral – Nothingness

Wasted Penguinz – Follow Your Dream

Wasted Penguinz – Resistance

Wasted Penguinz – Sacrifice

Waverider – What I Need

Zanza Labs – Zanzarismo

Zatox & Max Enforcer – It Must Be

Zatox – Headbangerz

Zatox – Back to the Oldschool

Zatox – Opera

Zedd – Spectrum (Headhunterz Edit)

2 Best Enemies – Phases (TBY Romantic Mix)

If you have any tracks that you think should be included in this list, leave a comment below so I can check it out and get it added. This is a living list.

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