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.