Defqon.1, aka the Best Weekend of Our Lives, was almost 2 months ago. But it doesn’t mean that we’ve stopped reminiscing about the amazing things that happened at the festival! Sure, the music and DJs were mind-blowing, but my favorite part of the weekend was meeting my fellow attendees, seeing all the funny outfits, and laughing my ass off […]
Best Hardstyle and Hardcore Festivals in the World [Summer Edition]
Love the harder styles? Here are the top five hardstyle and hardcore festivals in the world that any fan should put on their bucket list. Many people are surprised to find out the large size of the hard dance community around the world and the dedication of the fanbase to the scene. But once exposed to […]
Masters of Hardcore 2017 Review
My rating for the festival: 8/10. Every hardcore fan must make the pilgrimage to Masters of Hardcore at least once in his or her life. The production, the organization, the sound system, the vibes, and of course the music were all top notch. Read on for my review of the festival! As a fan of the hardest genre […]
Mysteryland (NL) 2016 Review
Festival rating: 8/10. Mysteryland was my favorite festival in 2016. Yes, I loved it more than Tomorrowland 2016! Mysteryland is one of those classic, historic dance music festivals that you got to visit at least once if you’re serious about the festival scene. It’s billed as the oldest dance music festival in the Netherlands, since 1993. […]
My Q-Base Misadventure
About the time I arrived at Dusseldorf with basically no money or accommodation and slept and showered at a stranger’s house, who I met by spilling his coffee in the train. I’m writing this one year late, because frankly, I was quite embarrassed by what had happened last year when I arrived at Dusseldorf for Q-Base. In […]
Defqon.1 Review 2016
My Rating of Defqon.1: 8/10. While the Dutch weather was a bit of a downer, as well as the fact that not all stages were active all 3 days, there’s nothing quite like 55,000 Weekend Warriors from all over the world united for the sound we love. Read on for my Defqon.1 review, 2016. Defqon.1 has long […]
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Review of Q-Base Festival 2015
My rating of Q-Base: 7/10. My 36-hour whirlwind Q-Base + Dusseldorf trip was quite an adventure. Q-Base is an annual one night festival held at an old airfield in middle-of-nowhere Western Germany, and has 14 hours and 12 stages worth of hard dance music. All genres of hard dance are represented there, from the mainstream […]
Review of Dominator Festival: The #1 Hardcore Festival in the World
My rating of the festival: 9.5/10. At my first hardcore festival, ever, I went with low or even negative expectations. I was blown away by everything – the production, the music, and the crowd. My only complaint was that it ended too early.
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Hardstyle in Madrid – Fabrik
My rating of the event: 6.5/10. It was really cool to see hardstyle so big in Madrid, and to visit the legendary Fabrik. The music and lineup were great, though I wasn’t crazy about the crowd and especially not by the drink prices.
Q-Dance Chile. Using Couchsurfing to find festival buddies.
My rating: 8 out of 10. Mad bonus points for an amazing Chilean crowd. As I neared the end of my stay in Florianópolis, I needed a plan for the 10-day gap between the end of my lease and the opening of the World Cup in Sao Paulo. When I saw that Chile has waived […]