Tag: Gabber

Gabber, Part 2… Don’t judge before you’ve tried it

Last week with my article “The Gabber. or How Rotterdam Gave Birth to An Underground Style” I went on a quest to reintroduce, and maybe slightly poke at the so-thought dead, Gabber culture. The teasing tone of the publication gained an immediate wide-range of comments. Most had a good chuckle or two, but for others this article came off as inhospitable. Then is when I understood that I misunderstood the Gabbers. Eventually instead of defending ourselves, we decided to take things into our hands. So I reached out to our commentators on the article Facebook post, asking them to share their personal stories. Three of them I went into an in-depth conversations. Dennis, a ... Read more

The Gabber. or How Rotterdam Gave Birth to An Underground Style

Once, not long ago, existed a short-lived and favored underground music scene known as Gabber, it is pronounced rubber but with the Dutch’s signature throat scratching ‘G’ gulping the ‘R.’ They lived the moment, danced till the sunrise, had no care about shower and limits on drug induced highs. Despite their flat out retarded dance routines and beats reaching nonsensical 220 BPMs, making your head explode, it leaves me with a melancholic impression of an young-lived trend, which somehow, started living again. See also: Gabber, Part 2… Don’t judge before you’ve tried it Gabber origins can be traced to when the ... Read more