like gabber? you’ll love this mix by gabber eleganza

Ahead of his set at Vienna’s HYPERREALITY this weekend, the Italian DJ and producer gifted us this.

25 May 2018, 4:17pm

Remember the early 90s? You were probably sitting in front of the TV watching The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Or maybe listening to your favourite Backstreet Boys CD on your discman? Life was sweet, but you knew nothing of the real world. You knew nothing gabber.

The hardcore-techno subgenre that was then starting to emerge from the Netherlands is finally celebrating a well-deserved revival. Alberto Guerrini, better known as Gabber Eleganza, launched an online archive of all things gabber back in 2011, celebrating a nostalgic post-rave aesthetic. Two years ago, the archive developed into a veritable music project and Alberto began breathing new life into a subculture forgotten by most.

Warming up for his set at Vienna’s Hyperreality festival tonight, the Italian producer made i-D an hour long mix of experimental electronic brilliance. Reckon it’s probably not for you? This might just convince you otherwise. Hold tight!