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Rotterdam

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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...Population: 600,000 (2003) The second-largest city of the Netherlands, Rotterdam is one of the world’s biggest seaports, located on the river Maas in the southwestern part of the Randstad region. Around 1300...

Gabber

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Gabber is the name of a hectic type of computer-­generated dance music with tempos ranging between 180 and 220 bpm. It emerged around 1990 at discotheque Parkzicht in Rotterdam and developed into a craze, reaching its peak in 1993....

Hardcore Rave

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In early 1990s rave culture, the term hardcore was used to describe the second wave of electronic dance music that developed after the arrival of house and techno in European club culture during the acid house phenomenon. In popular music...