Q-dance Drops Line-Up For The Sound Of Q-dance

Los Angeles Los Angeles Shrine Expo Hall November 15th

Skylapse, Audiofreq, Psyko Punkz, Coone, Zatox and Evil Activities

Hosted By MC Villain

The Sound of Q-dance returns to Los Angeles Shrine Expo Hall November 15, with an earth-shaking line-up of names from across the harder styles of dance music. Giving LA debuts to Zatox and Evil Activities, TSOQ also welcomes back favorites Coone, Psyko Punkz, Audiofreq and MC Villain.

The third installment of TSOQ in Los Angeles promises to continue to build on the rebellious, antagonistic, authentic, counter-culture that underpins the spirit of Q-dance, and has united thousands of Hardtyle devotees in Southern California.

In its two previous events TSOQ has shown the Hardstyle army is alive and well in California, with Q-dance breaking records by bringing the largest and loudest stage-show the Shrine Expo Hall has ever seen. November’s TSOQ will continue to break new musical ground in LA hosting Italian rawstyle pioneer Zatox, who’s newest album came out today, and the emerging ‘hard room’ sound of Skylapse. It’s a line up that is sure to have LA’s hardstyle army shuffling all night long.

With Q-dance debuting in Canada this Fall, and harder styles of dance music springing up at dedicated events across the country, as well as in main stage festival sets, it’s clear that America’s Hardstyle movement is gaining momentum.

“The sound of hardstyle is unmistakable, and for many, it’s more than music; it’s a way of life.” Billboard

“Southern California got it’s first dose of the Q, and there’s no turning back now…. This is a lifestyle, a way to be. Ask the DJs, ask the fans. When you come to Q-Dance, you come to be apart of the Hardstyle Lifestyle.”
Magnetic Magazine

“The event was among the best I’ve ever attended… Europe’s top hardstyle talent was drafted for this mission, and wow did they deliver!” LessThan3

“Q-Dance has officially taken the cake, and it’s nothing short of what we would expect from this 12-year company that has brought nothing but the best hardstyle experience for many years.” Digilove

With a career spanning over ten years, Zatox is one of the preeminent names in hardstyle. The Italian producer made a name for himself in 2009 by pioneering a high-intensity variation of the genre known as ‘rawstyle,’ and has since gone on to build a successful international brand for himself. Now, emboldened by the launch of his own label Unite Records, Zatox continues to be one of hardstyle’s most sought after talents.

Skylapse may be a newer name in the hard dance world, but don’t let that deter you. In the last year, the mysterious production group has garnered a steady following through consistent remixes and originals. Combining familiar big room house tropes with the aggressive aesthetic of hardstyle, Skylapse have patented their ‘hard room’ sound and new fans are quickly taking notice.

Active since 1998, Evil Activities is a veteran of the hard dance scene. Having been one of the most talked about hardcore acts of the early 2000s, the Dutch artist retains a revered status in this day and age. With top releases on Neophyte Records, Rotterdam Records and more, Evil Activities’ production abilities are matched only by his high-octane live shows. Backed by MC E-Life, a performance from Evil Activities should never be overlooked.

Coone is one of Hardstyle’s fastest rising artists, selling out 10,000 capacity events in Europe at only 25, and becoming the highest ranked Harstyle artist in the DJ Mag top 100 at #37. His recent partnership with Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label, which saw him release his new single and album, has been causing waves throughout the Hardstyle and EDM communities, and with major collabs with some of EDM’s biggest names forthcoming Coone looks set to elevate Hardstyle to brand new levels.

Another act central to the new generation of Hardstyle artists is Psyko Punkz, the latest act to crash the DJ Mag top 100 poll. Their army of followers, known as the Psyko Soldiers, has been growing and growing over the last three years, as the duo’s live sets have captured the imagination, while tracks such as ‘Bass Boom’ and ‘Psyko Foundation’ have propelled them to the forefront of the Hardstyle movement.

 Audiofreq heralds from the burgeoning Hardstyle scene of Australia, and has become the country’s most prominent Hardstyle export. He fulfils an almost ambassadorial role in the Hardstyle community, pioneering the movement in Australia and interviewing leading artists in the scene to showcase their music and talent. He’s collaborated with the likes of Headhunterz, and is an integral part of the seminal Belgium label Dirty Workz.