Notable Subgenres: Hard Trance, Hard Dance, Happy Hardcore

Notable Artists: Showtek, Headhunterz, Wildstylez, Angerfist, DJ Issac, Tuneboy, Psyko Punkz

Notable Labels: Scantraxx, Fusion

The hardstyle of today is typified by tracks around 150BPM that are heavy on the distorted kicks thrown under insanely catchy melodies. Europeans have loved the sound, as it has roots in gabber and old hardcore styles, but its slowly sweeping into the American EDM scene, with Insomniac starting a special hard dance division to satisfy the demand.