We’ve talked frequently about the spread of hardstyle, and in LA we see its success in the United States firsthand. Hosting their first ever standalone event, Q-Dance drew a crowd of 3500 shuffling fans to “The Sound of Q-Dance,” at the Los Angeles Shrine Expo Hall. Featuring the talents of Coone, Gunz for Hire, Humanoise, Noisecontrollers, Psyko Punkz, Wildstylez and MC Villain, it was a shining example of the American EDM scene’s love of the harder styles of music.
Having already hosted stages at TomorrowWorld and EDC, Q-Dance has become the preeminent force behind bringing the sub-cultured genre across the Atlantic from Europe. With a production featuring an “enormous skull, with 30ft wings extending from each side, full pyrotechnics and a lighting rig that ran the entire length of the hall,” it’s hard not to be a little jealous of the shuffling that went down over in Southern California this last weekend.
You can check out some photos from the event below and catch a glimpse of what a true hardstyle party looks like.
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