was created in Rotterdam in 1992.
time there had been some "Underground"
music which we indeed
can now label as gabber. In these early days a lot of supporters from Feyenoord
(the old vak R)
bold heads were known to love this new gabbersound.
matches against Ajax most of these Feyenoord supporters
" Amsterdam, waar lech dat tan ?"
It was not surprising that a after a short time
a gabbertrack called " Amsterdam,waar
lech dat tan ? "
Midtown Records Shop at the Nieuwe Binnenweg in Rotterdam was theplace
to buy gabbermusic.
After a while
the local radio in Rotterdam (Stads Radio Rotterdam) began broadcasting
the first hardcore programm
tracks in this period were " Alles naar de
klote ", "
waar lech dat tan ?" ,"Rotterdam,
ech wel" andtracks from
Noise and later also
naar de klote" and
Holy Noise's (DJPaul) "
The nightmare " even got to
the top of the charts.
Gabbermusic was becoming
very popular, especially in Rotterdam. At
the gabbermusic was mainly related with football supporters and the "gabbers"
were at one
time even categorized bythe media as dancing hooligans.
(Just another stupid
categorization and generalization by the media).
initial period gabbermusic became more than only music, it became a lifestyle.
quite a long
time true gabbers could only be found in Rotterdam. De main gabberparties
also took place
in Rotterdam. DJ Paul,
Rotterdammer and true Feyenoord supporter,
by every gabber at that time.
some time the gabbersound became also popular outside Rotterdam. The Hague
was one of
the first cities to cath up with Rotterdam. Amsterdam-nightlife was until
that time mainly Mellow,
although ID&T were
located near Amsterdam. Rotterdam and The Hague DJ's were
spreading the gabber music and the lifestyle all over the
the main distributor
/ missioner of the gabbersound. Much later DJ Paul also went producing
records. Many gabbers felt "betrayed" by him. True gabbers went on respecting
him for the
things he had done.
lot of Dutch DJ's did some performances in
Germany, as a
result of which
influenced by the German "Rave" music.
This was also a style of (relatively fast)
but with more melodies inside.
After a while
the gabber, or house music in general, evolved into different styles:
Happy Hardcore, Trance, Hardtrance, Mellow/Club.
rigid borders could be drawn between the styles.
In 1997 gabber
music is still alive and many are saying that " HARDCORE
WILL NEVER DIE ".