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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.


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Parookaville, Weeze, Germany

Dominator, Eersel, Netherlands

Medusa Festival , Cullera, Spain

Electrisize 2024, Erkelenz, Germany

The Qontinent, Wachtebeke, Belgium

Ommer Bissingh Dagen, Ommen, Netherlands

Decibel Outdoor , Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands

Tentfeest Essen, Essen, Belgium

R2 x Reinier Zonneveld, Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands

We Love The 90’s, Nijmegen, Netherlands


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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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