Merch drops just stepped up a whole new level following a link-up between Italy's Gabber Eleganza and jewellery designer Joy BC.
The gabber afficionado has enlisted the London-based design house to produce a limited-edition rave whistle made out of pure silver, and it won't come cheap. The item, which is limited to just 40 units, is set to retail at €1350.
Joy BC and Gabber Eleganza are also allowing each buyer to customise the whistle with any words of their choice.
Earlier this month, Spain's Aquasella festival descended upon the Spanish village of Arriondas with a lineup stacked with techno heavyweights, including Sven Väth, Derrick May, Paula Temple, FJAAK and lots more.
Producer Hannibal Flynt has made a 20GB gabber sample pack free to download, lifted from the extensive catalogue of Infamous Dutch gabber and hardcore party, Thunderdome
The Thunderdome Ultimate Samplebank features over 1000 sounds lifted from their discography over the last 25 years.
Download it via Thunderdome's Soundcloud page and stream a sample below.
Coco Bryce may be a relatively new name to most in the UK, however he’s been plying his trade for around two decades. Hailing from Breda in the south of the Netherlands, it was back in the ‘90s when he first became enamoured with the sounds of breakbeat hardcore and gabber — the latter, he feels perhaps inevitable for a Dutch kid, despite it being at odds with the skater culture he was also a part of.“The raw energy just grabbed me,” he says.
A new animated sci-fi series centring around gabber music has launched.
Titled 'ROTTERDAM 95', episode one of CULTURESPORT revolves around the escapades of twins Ton and Bas De Vries, who head out for a night of gabber before misfortune ensues. It can be viewed for free via YouTube below.
The minds behind the series said it was "developed in relative secrecy over the past five years [and is] the result of intensive and ongoing collaboration between artists, designers, musicians, actors, dancers, brands, and CULTURESPORT’s in-house creative team.
Italian arist Gabber Eleganza, AKA Alberto Guerrini, has launched a new mixed-media label called Never Sleep.
Placing its focus on rave and hardcore subcultures, the label will cover books, records, zines and clothing.
It's set to launch with the release of Hardcore Soul, a book and mixtape which has been made alongside photographer Ewen Spencer and multidisciplinary artist Mark Leckey. Guerrini and Spencer's connection dates back to their first meeting at a Dalston pub in 2017 where they got talking about their respective interests in gabber and northern soul.
Cult vampire killing classic, Blade (1998) has been given a gabber soundtrack.
The film – which features the iconic "blood rave" scene – has been fully rescored by hardcore-influenced New York producer Ashe Kibourne, who has given the Wesley Snipes-starring classic a new, gabber-sounding lease of life.
A brand new screening meets concert experience, ‘Kilbourne Plays Blade’, will see the producer/DJ performing the live ambient and gabber score while the movie plays.
Carl Cox has revealed he thinks the recent return of gabber is "great" in a new interview with DJ Mag.
The sound has seen a resurgence on a wide scale with Berlin’s CTM Festival hosting a gabber rave at Berghain earlier this year and neo-gabber taking over clubs in Eastern Poland through crews like WIXAPOL.
“It's completely mad that sound,” Cox told DJ Mag. “In my early days there was not cut off point when it came to BPMs and I still love it because the energy of that sound is such a force.