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Love electronic music, but even techno seems a little soft for you? You will love Hardstyle - assuming you aren't already rocking out on your headphones while reading this. Originating in the Netherlands, Hardstyle music take elements of electronic dance music (EDM) and mixes it with hardtechno and hardcore. Think hard-sounding kick drums, intense fded or reverses basslines, dissonant synth melodies, and distorted sounds - the kind you can feel in your body while you listen. So who are the best hardstyle artists? This list of the top hardstyle bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings and attempts to rank them in order of the best to worst. 

You can click on the hardstyle band names to see more information about that particular notable hardstyle group. If they're near the top of the best hardstyle artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top hardstyle bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the hardstyle band names themselves.

Dutch DJ Headhunterz and British DJ Skream are a great entry point into the genre if you're looking for new hardstyle djs to listen to. Headhunterz is one of the most well known names hardstyle music and he continues to push the genre in new directions. If you like punchy kicks, you will probably like him. Other artists like Wasted Penguinz are taking the genre to the other extreme by employing highly emotional melodies and heavy kick drums. Names like Scooter and Hocico also make the top of the list. All important, significant and iconic names in hardstyle music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. 

So who are the best hardstyle bands of all time? Who is the greatest hardstyle dj ever? If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular hardstyle bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Headhunterz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
Hardstyle, Hard dance

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Da Tweekaz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs

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Brennan Heart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Coone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
Hardstyle, Jumpstyle

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Wildstylez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs

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Ran-D is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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D- Block & S- Te- Fan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
Hardstyle, Happy hardcore, Hard dance

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Noisecontrollers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Zatox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
SemyonIvanov added Hadrstyle - Italian Hardstyle artist and DJ. Born on 17 November 1975 in Tivoli.

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Gunz for Hire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
Hardstyle

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Frontliner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Psyko Punkz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs

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Wasted Penguinz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
Hardstyle, Hard dance

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Angerfist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
Hardstyle, Mainstream hardcore, Hardcore techno

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Technoboy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
Hardstyle, Hard dance

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Bass Modulators is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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The Prophet is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
Hardstyle, Hard dance

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Radical Redemption is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Audiotricz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Showtek is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
Hardstyle, Electro house, Electronic dance music

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Audiofreq is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Sub Zero Project is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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DJ Adoro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Max Enforcer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Phuture Noize is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Minus Militia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Miss K8 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Hard Driver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Sephyx is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Sub Sonik is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
Olivier Zevenen added Hardstyle

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Deetox is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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DJ Zany is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
Hardstyle, Hardcore techno

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Digital Punk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Warface is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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DJ Paul Elstak is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
Hardstyle, Happy hardcore, Eurodance

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DJ Cyber is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Mark With a K is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Korsakoff is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
josephrovira added Powerrave, Hardcore, Techno - Biography Korsakoff:In less than twelve months time Korsakoff managed to create a whole new subgenre within the dancescene. If we say Powerrave, you say Korsakoff. In the meantime, she recorded two top ten videos, produced a prestigious mix album and played at venues all over Europe. The album entitled 'The Sound of' is released in the spring of 2006, together with some surprising 12'' vinyl releases, wallpapers, powertones for cellphone), downloadable videos and exclusive freeloads. The secret of her success? Dedication and determination, dj Korsakoff never sleeps! Lindsay van der Eng (23) alias DJ Korsakoff is one of the rising stars in the international dancescene.With her first hitsingle Separated World (2001), she impressed partypeople as well as the music industry. After the release of the tracks Tamara and My Empty Bottle, Korsakoff obtained the status of a well respected producer in the Netherlands. Her popularity increased explosively when the tracks Unleash the Beast and Stardom became instant hits and occupied the number one position in the Box-Charts for over two months. Her success didn't stay unnoticed abroad, Korsakoff gets massive support in countries like Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, France and Germany.Korsakoffs style is mainly focused on the dancefloor and that is probably why her performances are appealing to a broad audience. Her music can be described as Powerrave: a unique, melodic, energetic crossover between different styles of house music. Intelligent combined forces: the melody of hardtrance, the pounding beats of hardcore and the energetic rush of rave. Powerrave is music made for massive venues and finds its origin in the dominating labels of the early/mid nineties, like the German based Dance Ecstasy 2001 label, Dance Opera and Bonzai-records. But also tracks like Drax-Amphetamine (Trope recordings can be submitted to Lindsays list of influences.Lindsay van der Eng was born on July 25, 1983 in Akersloot, a small village near Amsterdam. As a child, Lindsay rather climbed trees than play with dolls. Doing 'boys-stuff' and talking boys-talk would later on come in handy, since the music industry is still a testosterone dominated world. Lindsay signed a contract with 'ProArtistManagement' (PAM). Soon after joining PAM she was booked for her first dj-performance at the MOH raveparty on September 18, 2004. A happening at the gigantic Thialf ice-skating stadium in Heerenveen (The Netherlands) with more then 18.000 visitors.Korsakoffs first appearance on stage was the dream start of every successful dj-career. Following her debut, Korsakoff played on parties in the Hemkade 48 venue in Zaandam. Soon after she was asked to appear at Thunderdome. Here she shared her choice of records with 19.500 people at the Jaarbeurs Congress Centre in Utrecht. Dj Korsakoff still plays at several 10.000 plus venues nowadays, with an ever growing audience following her every move. Korsakoff is ranked highest newcomer in the Dutch Release Dance Awards 2005. Placed at 28, she let a lot of international big shots (as Erick Morillo, Dave Clarke and Sasha) far behind. All this makes DJ Korsakoff one of the fastest rising stars of the scene. You will hear a lot of Powerrave in the near future!

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Crypsis is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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Deepack is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs

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Refuzion is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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B-Freqz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
phạm-nhật-linh added Hardstyle - In 2012, three individuals combined their musical forces in an aim to not only create a live-act, but an unforgettable, brutally vivid experience...Bob van der Palen, better known solo as B-Front is well renowned for his larger-than-life atmospheres, dark and mysterious sounds and extremely energetic performances. Becoming one of the most established acts in the hardstyle scene, if B-Front knows one thing, it's how to create captivating music... Then along come Niels Koster and Pepijn Hol, who are notoriously renowned as the signature 'rockstars of hardstyle,' Frequencerz. Their dynamic approach to hardstyle and their unique signature sound is the core foundation of their on stage presence, electrifying audiences everywhere with a passionate, and brutally insane performance.Merging these two distinctive acts together and gathering the best of both worlds, we present to you: B-Freqz - the sound, the performance and the experience. As one of the piloting live-acts within the hardstyle scene, B-Freqz have torn crowds apart at events such as "Thrillogy," "Supremacy," "Defqon.1," "Loudness" and "Hard Bass." Apart from their rising presence on some of the biggest stages, releasewise, B-Freqz have impressed their fans with killer tracks such as "Psycho," "Fatality" and "Delusion."As pioneers of the brand new hardstyle label "Roughstate”, their first release "Ghost Town" is set to rock the scene, 2015 is surely a huge year for this powerhouse act!

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Crisis Era is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hardstyle Groups/DJs
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