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The Outsiders

There are several artists named The Outsiders (11 are mentioned here): (1) The Outsiders were a sixties beat band from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Formed in 1960 as a neighbourhood band from Amsterdam East, The Outsiders became one of the most succesful Dutch groups of the 1960s. They made some lastingly great records and never recorded anyone else's material, with singer Wally Tax writing the lyrics and guitarist Ron Splinter the music for nearly all of the twelve 45s and three LPs they made.

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DJ Isaac

Roel "DJ Isaac" Schutrups was born in Winschoten in the northern part of Holland on June 8th 1974. He started his music career as a remixer for Dutch radio stations with an oldschool tape recorder and a small Casio sampler. Through the years he bought new and better equipment and started to develop his own unique style of production which resulted in his first record called "Bad Dreams" which was released in 1995 and became a huge Dutch hardcore techno hit. DJ Isaac started deejaying as well and became one of the pioneers of Dutch hardcore techno.

Read more about DJ Isaac on Last.fm.

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Showtek

The Eindhoven based act existing of the brothers Wouter (1982) and Sjoerd Janssen (1984) form the Dutch hardstyle formation Showtek. After their first release "Save the Day", which scored more than twenty compilations CDs, they immediately established their name in the Dutch dance scene. Their follow up "Controller" turned out to be one of everyone’s favourite hardstyle track, and Showtek became more and more popular in The Netherlands and in other countries.

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Sense

Sense is a name of at least name three acts: 1) A pseudonym of Adam Raisbeck (b. 25 Jun 1974, Melbourne, Australia). Since establishing himself as Soulenoid (early in 1995), he performed numerous times, in Melbourne (Club Filter, Global Warming and the Punters Club), as well as larger one-off parties, such as: the Omniglobe raves, Technofest, Big Day Out, Be Strange and Earthcore. He has also supported international stars, including: Derrick May, Stacey Pullen, Aphex Twin, Biochip C., Cylob and the On-U Sound posse.

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Prestige

There are at least four artists going by the name "Prestige". 1)Barbershop quartet hailing from Toledo, OH. These guys sure have SPUNK. 2)Formed in 1987, PRESTIGE was one of the leading Speed / Thrash metal bands in Finland and one of the first to get signed by a major label. They released three full lenghts: "Attack Against Gnomes" in 1989, "Selling The Salvation" in 1990 and "Parasites In Paradise" 1992.

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Kodex

Kodex aka Matthias Billan, is known as one of the latest and greatest artists to come out of the Hardstyle world in Vienna. At a young age he was fueled by an urge to create electronic dance music, his main influences coming from the sounds of early hardtrance and eurodance.
After experimenting with other styles he quickly developed a taste for the harder styles. From the young age of 17 his skills were starting to develop to a higher level and Kodex decided to focus entirely on his music and locked himself down in the studio to perfect his skills and create the music that he loved.

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Audio Damage

An Australian artist that started to be associated with electronic music way back in the early nineties. His major passion back then was hardcore and first started producing on a tine program called Impulse Tracker. This program taught him the basic elements of production and was a stepping stone for things to come. Amidst the turn of the century a new style was being created which was a mixture of hard trance and hardcore elements, this was soon to be known as hardstyle. Once immediately knew the style of music he was meant to create.

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