Scantraxx artists & management, a selected bunch of industry professionals, two fans and a good bit of Hardstyle history gathered on October 16th at a cinema in Utrecht. “Private Party”, it was the official premiere of the monumental 15 Years Of Scantraxx documentary. A short welcome drink, lots of handshaking and a few pictures later, about 100 people sat in a dark cinema room, excitedly awaiting the 60 minutes to come. A small speech by marketing manager Perry and label boss Dov aka Dj The Prophet later, the film was rolling.
15 Years Of Scantaxx. 15 Years of blood, sweat and tears. From the humble beginnings of Scantraxx, to the golden age of records sales, the fall of the label and its rise back to popularity, Scantraxx artists, management and crew have left nothing out at all. Fun, nostalgia, tears, tracks, moments – the story of Scantraxx is the story of the first true and truly dedicated Hardstyle label in the world. One can see Headhunterz talk about his first favourite tracks on the label, Duro about Oldschool Hardstyle, Atmozfears over the success of “Release” and Label Manager Matthijs talk over the “development route” for newcomers from X-Bone to Main Label. “Tonight”, “Scantraxx Rootz”, “Wreck Diz Place” – just to name a few legendary tracks to be heard in the documentary. The rise of Wildstylez, Frontliner, Brennan Heart, the old office and the new, tours, team members – nothing was left out.
The 15 Years documentary is a piece of Hardstyle history that has finally been made available and public to a wider audience. And Scantraxx? Scantraxx is more than just a label or a brand in Hardstyle. It’s the lovechild of a dedicated bunch of artists and professionals plus a label boss to match it all. It’s a family celebrating 15 Years – together. And Hardstyle Mag wishes Scantraxx, crew & artists nothing but the very best – off to the next 15!
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