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Paul Elstak, born on January 14, 1966, is a Dutch DJ and producer renowned as a pioneer in the hardcore music scene. He has had a prolific career and is considered one of the founders of hardcore and gabber music styles. Elstak is known for his energetic performances and his contributions to the development of Dutch dance culture.

Additionally, he has produced iconic hits such as “Life Is Like A Dance,” “Luv U More,” “Rainbow in the Sky,” “Promised Land,” “Turbo,” “Kind van De Duivel,” “Engeltje,” and co-produced “Europapa.” These tracks have had a lasting impact on the hardcore and gabber music scene, solidifying Elstak’s reputation as one of the genre’s leading figures.


Beachfestival Zeewolde Zeewolde, Netherlands Buy tickets
Ghosttown Outdoor Lopikerkapel, Netherlands Buy tickets
Festival aan Zee Vlissingen, Netherlands Buy tickets
In-door Festival Breach '24 Almere, Netherlands
Vestrock Festival Hulst, Netherlands Buy tickets
Intents Festival Oisterwijk, Netherlands Buy tickets
Dauwpop Haarle, Netherlands Buy tickets
Intents Festival Oisterwijk, Netherlands Buy tickets
Lansingerland Live Bergschenhoek, Netherlands Buy tickets
Private event Geertruidenberg, Netherlands
Nexus Festival Humanes de Madrid, Spain Buy tickets
Het Allermooiste Feestje Sibculo, Netherlands Buy tickets
Parkzicht Outdoor Vlaardingen, Netherlands Buy tickets
Feest In Het Park Festival Tilburg, Netherlands Buy tickets
Babbels live Assendelft, Netherlands Buy tickets
Private event 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Defqon.1 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands Buy tickets
Private event Breda, Netherlands
HERRIE OP DE PRAIRIE Naaldwijk, Netherlands Buy tickets
Park City Live Heerlen, Netherlands Buy tickets
Electric Love Festival Plainfeld, Austria Buy tickets
Live show Paul Elstak x Breda Live Breda, Netherlands Buy tickets
Forever Festival Landgraaf, Netherlands Buy tickets
Wish outdoor Beek en Donk, Netherlands Buy tickets
Private event Den Helder, Netherlands
42ste Lustrum van Sociëteit 'Minerva' Leiden, Netherlands
Secret Forest Festival Stadskanaal, Nederland Buy tickets
In het Volkspark Enschede, Netherlands Buy tickets
So W'Happy 2024 Brunehaut, Belgium Buy tickets
City of Dance Festival Middelburg, Netherlands Buy tickets
Dominator Eersel, Netherlands Buy tickets
Beachfestival Zeewolde, Zeewolde, Netherlands

Ghosttown Outdoor, Lopikerkapel, Netherlands

Festival aan Zee , Vlissingen, Netherlands

In-door Festival Breach '24, Almere, Netherlands

Vestrock Festival, Hulst, Netherlands

Intents Festival , Oisterwijk, Netherlands

Dauwpop, Haarle, Netherlands

Intents Festival , Oisterwijk, Netherlands

Lansingerland Live , Bergschenhoek, Netherlands

Private event , Geertruidenberg, Netherlands


Listen to Paul Elstak on
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I Love Beatz Records
harder styles music label

I Love Beatz Records, founded by Paul Elstak, is a pioneering label known for its focus on Hardcore and Happy Hardcore music. With Elstak's guidance, the label has become a driving force in the hardcore scene, consistently delivering electrifying tracks that resonate globally.

Listen all releases here


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Due to the continuing popularity of the gabber look of the 1990s, Paul Elstak started his own webshop in 2018 with renewed Forze Merchandise, also known as the yellow “Wanna Play” bear.

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