Rotterdam Records

Rotterdam Records

Profile:
The first Dutch Hardcore/Gabber label. Founded in 1992 by Paul Elstak.

After almost 10 years (a bit less) of dedication and hard work Paul Elstak decided to quit at Mid-Town Records to start his own label Offensive Records at Rige Entertainment.
DJ Neophyte and DJ Panic took control of this label and 3 other labels (Forze Records, Neophyte Records & Terror Traxx). And they changed it completely, making more room for new talented producers and they changed the sound of Rotterdam Records. If you compare the older releases with the new releases you can definitely hear it.

In 2011 the owner Mid-Town B.V. sold all the rights of the music previously released on their labels.

On the second of October 2012 Mid-Town Holding, Mid-Town Distribution and Mid-Town Records, owner of Rotterdam Records went bankrupt and the label stopped releasing. The company with it's stock, labels logo's but without the licensing have been put on auction the same month. The company has not been auctioned in whole but each part such as the Rotterdam Records label have been put on separate auction.
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Contact Info:
Mid-Town Records,
Koperslagerstraat 4-6,
3077 MD,
Rotterdam,
The Netherlands.

Tel: +31 (0)104830444
Fax: +31 (0)104832333
E-Mail: check websites for various addresses
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Label

Releases

Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
517 696-1 Various - Forward Ever - Backward Never - The Mayday Compilation Vol. II Various Forward Ever - Backward Never - The Mayday Compilation Vol. II(LP, Comp) Low Spirit Recordings 517 696-1 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
536 468-2 Various - 2Hard2Handle Volume III Various 2Hard2Handle Volume III(2xCD, Comp) PolyGram TV (2) 536 468-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
861 063-2 Euromasters - Alles Naar De Kl--te Euromasters Alles Naar De Kl--te(CD, Maxi) Polydor 861 063-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
8800345 Various - Rave On (32 Weird Hardcore Traxx) Various Rave On (32 Weird Hardcore Traxx)(2xCD, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade 8800345 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
9902285 Various - Happy Hardcore 3 Various Happy Hardcore 3(2xCD, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade, ID&T 9902285 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
9902294 Various - Thunderdome XII (Caught In The Web Of Death) Various Thunderdome XII (Caught In The Web Of Death)(2xCD, Comp, Dou) Arcade, ID&T 9902294 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
9902330 The Darkraver* - 100% Hardcore 200% The Darkraver The Darkraver* 100% Hardcore 200% The Darkraver(CD, Comp) ID&T, Arcade 9902330 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
0630 13271 2 Various - De Grootste Hits Uit De Mega Top 50 Van 1995 Various De Grootste Hits Uit De Mega Top 50 Van 1995(2xCD, Comp) Magnum 0630 13271 2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
AVCD-11118 Various - Rotterdam Techno Is Hard Hard Hard !! Various Rotterdam Techno Is Hard Hard Hard !!(CD, Comp) Avex Trax, Rotterdam Records AVCD-11118 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
AVCD-11297 Various - Rotterdam Techno = Hard Hard Hard Vol.6 Various Rotterdam Techno = Hard Hard Hard Vol.6(CD, Comp) Avex Trax AVCD-11297 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
BASIX - 067 Rotterdam Termination Source - Poing Rotterdam Termination Source Poing BASIX - 067 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
CD/HD 101 Various - The Original Rotterdam Compilation Various The Original Rotterdam Compilation(CD, Comp) Hard Dance CD/HD 101 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
DAN 658882 4 Rotterdam Termination Source - Poing Rotterdam Termination Source Poing(Cass, Single) Rotterdam Records, Dance Pool (2) DAN 658882 4 France 1992 Sell This Version
DC 881082 Various - TechnoUniverse Various TechnoUniverse(CD, Comp) Disky DC 881082 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
DIY 95006 Various - Various "Shoop" There It Is..... The Terror Traxx Sampler Volume One(12", Smplr) Do It Yourself Entertainment DIY 95006 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
DIY 95007 The Stunned Guys - Love Really Sucks E.P. The Stunned Guys Love Really Sucks E.P.(12") Do It Yourself Entertainment DIY 95007 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
DIY 95013 Stunned Guys* Feat. DJ Buby, DJ Maxx & DJ Giangy - Musica Nevrotica Stunned Guys* Feat. DJ Buby, DJ Maxx & DJ Giangy Stunned Guys* Feat. DJ Buby, DJ Maxx & DJ Giangy - Musica Nevrotica DIY 95013 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
FORZE 20 DJ Paul* Vs. Urban Menace - Blackout DJ Paul* Vs. Urban Menace DJ Paul* Vs. Urban Menace - Blackout(12") Forze Records FORZE 20 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
HAL 12387 Euromasters - Amsterdam (Waar Lech Dat Dan) Euromasters Amsterdam (Waar Lech Dat Dan)(12") Radikal Records, Hot Productions HAL 12387 US 1993 Sell This Version
HD 009 Dj Paul* - Luv U More Dj Paul* Luv U More(12") Hard Dance HD 009 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
HD 015 DJ Paul* - Luv U More (Italian Remixes) DJ Paul* Luv U More (Italian Remixes)(12") Hard Dance HD 015 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
MC1 0630 13282 4 Various - De Grootste Hits Uit De Mega Top 50 Van 1995 - Volume 1 & 2 Various De Grootste Hits Uit De Mega Top 50 Van 1995 - Volume 1 & 2(2xCass, Comp) Magnum, WEA, Magnum, WEA MC1 0630 13282 4 Benelux 1995 Sell This Version
MiniCd HD 015 DJ Paul Elstak* - Luv U More (Italian Remixes) DJ Paul Elstak* Luv U More (Italian Remixes)(CD, Maxi) Hard Dance MiniCd HD 015 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
MIX 1134 DJ Buby Featuring The Stunned Guys - Nidra EP DJ Buby Featuring The Stunned Guys DJ Buby Featuring The Stunned Guys - Nidra EP(12", EP) Discomagic Records MIX 1134 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
NEOPHYTE PROMO Neophyte - Neophyte Promo Neophyte Neophyte Promo(12", Ltd, W/Lbl) Rotterdam Records NEOPHYTE PROMO Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
none Short Circuit - F**k Me Short Circuit F**k Me(5xFile, AAC, 256) Rotterdam Records none Netherlands 2011
none Various - Rotterdam Records Party-Gift Various Rotterdam Records Party-Gift none Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
none Various - A Nightmare In Rotterdam Various A Nightmare In Rotterdam(Cass, Mixed, Unofficial) Rotterdam Records none Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
none Various - The Sound Of Rotterdam Volume 2 Hardcore Will Never Die Various The Sound Of Rotterdam Volume 2 Hardcore Will Never Die(Cass, Comp) Rotterdam Records none Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
NRTXCD 01 DJ Tieum* - This One Is For You DJ Tieum* This One Is For You(CD, Mixed, Dig) Neurotoxic NRTXCD 01 France 2001 Sell This Version
PD HD 015 DJ Paul* - Luv U More (Italian Remixes) DJ Paul* Luv U More (Italian Remixes)(12", Pic) Hard Dance PD HD 015 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
PDR 6014/2 Various - Hardcore Forever Volume 2 Various Hardcore Forever Volume 2(2xCD, Comp) Different Dance Records, Killdozer PDR 6014/2 Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
PEE-20135-1 Rotterdam Termination Source - Poing Rotterdam Termination Source Poing(12") Peerless PEE-20135-1 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
PHCD 01 Various - Power House - More Than 70 Minutes The Hardest House !!! Various Power House - More Than 70 Minutes The Hardest House !!!(CD, Comp) Mid-Town Records PHCD 01 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
PNMX 49 T-Factor Vs. The Reactor & Raoul - Newcomer's Anthem E.P. T-Factor Vs. The Reactor & Raoul T-Factor Vs. The Reactor & Raoul - Newcomer's Anthem E.P.(12", EP) PN Records PNMX 49 Spain 2001 Sell This Version
RAID 527 Various - Hardcore Cheddar - The Dutch Masters Volume Two Various Hardcore Cheddar - The Dutch Masters Volume Two(2xLP, Comp) Rumour Records RAID 527 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RC004 Various - DJ Rob's Various DJ Rob's "Old School Classics" Limited Edition Volume 2(12") Rotterdam Records Classics RC004 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
REACTLP 14 Mrs Wood* - Mrs Wood Teaches Techno Mrs Wood* Mrs Wood Teaches Techno(2xLP, Comp) React REACTLP 14 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 001 Euromasters - Amsterdam Waar Lech Dat Dan? Euromasters Amsterdam Waar Lech Dat Dan? ROT 001 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 002 The Sound Of Rotterdam - Volume 1 The Sound Of Rotterdam Volume 1 ROT 002 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 003 DJ Rob - 1992 Is For You DJ Rob 1992 Is For You ROT 003 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 004 Rotterdam Termination Source - Poing Rotterdam Termination Source Poing ROT 004 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 005 Stomach Basher - Not Offensive E.P Stomach Basher Not Offensive E.P(12", EP) Rotterdam Records ROT 005 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 006 Rotterdam Termination Source - Poing (The Original Remixes) Rotterdam Termination Source Poing (The Original Remixes)(12") Rotterdam Records, Rotterdam Records ROT 006 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 007 Pelgrim - Amen Pelgrim Amen(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 007 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 008 Sperminator - No Woman Allowed Sperminator No Woman Allowed ROT 008 Benelux 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 009 Euromasters - Alles Naar De Kl--te Euromasters Alles Naar De Kl--te ROT 009 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 010 General Noise - Rotterdam Subway General Noise Rotterdam Subway(12", Etch) Rotterdam Records ROT 010 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 011 2 Low 4 Zero - Fast E.P. 2 Low 4 Zero Fast E.P. (EP) ROT 011 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 012 King Dale - Utter ! King Dale Utter ! ROT 012 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 013 German Division - Concerto Grosso German Division Concerto Grosso(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 013 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 014 Morlock - Der Energy (Noise) Morlock Der Energy (Noise)(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 014 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 015 Holy Noise - The Nightmare (The Final Remixes) Holy Noise The Nightmare (The Final Remixes) ROT 015 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 016 The Agressor - I'm Coming The Agressor I'm Coming(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 016 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 017 Armageddon - You'll Never Be Mine Armageddon You'll Never Be Mine ROT 017 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 018 Bald Terror - Rotterdam Bald Terror Rotterdam ROT 018 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 019 Hard Attack - Vol. 1 Hard Attack Vol. 1(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 019 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 020 Underground Nation Of Rotterdam - I Am The Master Underground Nation Of Rotterdam I Am The Master(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 020 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 021 Euromasters - Oranje Boven Euromasters Oranje Boven ROT 021 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT-022 Neophyte - The Three Amiga's E.P. Neophyte The Three Amiga's E.P. (EP) ROT-022 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 023 DJ Rob Featuring MC Joe* - The Beat Is Flown DJ Rob Featuring MC Joe* The Beat Is Flown(12") Rotterdam Records, Rotterdam Records ROT 023 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 024 Various - Sound Of Rotterdam Volume II - Hardcore Will Never Die Various Sound Of Rotterdam Volume II - Hardcore Will Never Die (Comp) ROT 024 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 025 Rotterdam Remix Project - Loving You Rotterdam Remix Project Loving You ROT 025 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 026 Speed Soul Brothers - Retsekets EP Speed Soul Brothers Retsekets EP (EP) ROT 026 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 027 Sperminator - S-Fucking Sperminator S-Fucking ROT 027 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 028 Short Circuit - Fuck Me Short Circuit Fuck Me ROT 028 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 029 Rotterdam Termination Source - Merry X-Mess Rotterdam Termination Source Merry X-Mess(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 029 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 030 Neophyte - Protracker E.P. Neophyte Protracker E.P. (EP) ROT 030 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 031 Hardliners - Pikke Poeli Mellow Hardliners Pikke Poeli Mellow ROT 031 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 032 Underground Nation Of Rotterdam - Bitch Underground Nation Of Rotterdam Bitch ROT 032 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 033 Lenny Dee Versus DJ Paul* - Round One Lenny Dee Versus DJ Paul* Lenny Dee Versus DJ Paul* - Round One ROT 033 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 034 Evil Maniax - The Creators Of Hardcore Evil Maniax The Creators Of Hardcore ROT 034 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 035 Euromasters - Hardscore Euromasters Hardscore ROT 035 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 036 DJ Buby Featuring The Stunned Guys - Nidra E.P. DJ Buby Featuring The Stunned Guys DJ Buby Featuring The Stunned Guys - Nidra E.P.(12", EP) Rotterdam Records ROT 036 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 037 King Dale - Fuckface King Dale Fuckface ROT 037 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 038 Neophyte - Noise Is The Message Neophyte Noise Is The Message (EP) ROT 038 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 039 Armageddon - Sunset Party Slamm Armageddon Sunset Party Slamm ROT 039 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 040 DJ Paul Elstak* - Play My Game DJ Paul Elstak* Play My Game(12") Rotterdam Records, Rotterdam Records ROT 040 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT041 Roger - Amítraz 21% Roger Amítraz 21% ROT041 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT042 DJ Paul Elstak* - Life Is Like A Dance (Remixes) DJ Paul Elstak* Life Is Like A Dance (Remixes)(12") Rotterdam Records ROT042 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT043 Wicked On Wax - Speed It Up Wicked On Wax Speed It Up ROT043 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT 044 Evil Maniax - Psychopath Evil Maniax Psychopath(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 044 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT 045 DJ Paul Elstak* - Luv U More DJ Paul Elstak* Luv U More(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 045 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT046 DJ Paul Elstak* - Rainbow In The Sky DJ Paul Elstak* Rainbow In The Sky(12") Rotterdam Records ROT046 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT047 Short Circuit - Planet E Short Circuit Planet E ROT047 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT048 DJ Maxx Featuring DJ Giangy Featuring DJ Buby - Musica Nevrotica DJ Maxx Featuring DJ Giangy Featuring DJ Buby DJ Maxx Featuring DJ Giangy Featuring DJ Buby - Musica Nevrotica ROT048 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT049 DJ Paul Elstak* - Don't Leave Me Alone DJ Paul Elstak* Don't Leave Me Alone(12") Rotterdam Records, Rotterdam Records ROT049 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT 050 Neophyte - Execute Neophyte Execute ROT 050 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 051 DJ Paul* - Power Of The Forze DJ Paul* Power Of The Forze ROT 051 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 052 DJ Paul Elstak* - The Promised Land DJ Paul Elstak* The Promised Land(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 052 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 053 DJ Rob & MC Joe - The Beat Is Flown (Remixes) DJ Rob & MC Joe The Beat Is Flown (Remixes)(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 053 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 054 Lenny Dee Vs. DJ Paul* - Round 2 Lenny Dee Vs. DJ Paul* Lenny Dee Vs. DJ Paul* - Round 2(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 054 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 55 Too Hostile - No Bullshitting Too Hostile No Bullshitting ROT 55 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 056 Short Circuit - No Experiment Short Circuit No Experiment ROT 056 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 057 DJ Paul Elstak* - Rave On DJ Paul Elstak* Rave On(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 057 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT058 Neophyte Vs. Stunned Guys* - Get This Motherfucker Neophyte Vs. Stunned Guys* Neophyte Vs. Stunned Guys* - Get This Motherfucker ROT058 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 059 Oldschool Terrorists* - I'll On A Posse Oldschool Terrorists* I'll On A Posse ROT 059 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 060 DJ Paul Elstak* - Unity DJ Paul Elstak* Unity(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 060 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT061 Euromasters - Alles Naar De Kl--te (Remixes) Euromasters Alles Naar De Kl--te (Remixes)(12") Rotterdam Records ROT061 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Rot062 DJ Paul* & Rob* Featuring MC Hughie Babe - Lords Of The Hardschool DJ Paul* & Rob* Featuring MC Hughie Babe DJ Paul* & Rob* Featuring MC Hughie Babe - Lords Of The Hardschool(12") Rotterdam Records Rot062 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version

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aidiothir

aidiothir

August 23, 2016
edited over 6 years ago
Yes, Gabber in its early days around 1993 had an industrial attitude, and was so dirty so noisy and so hard as term Gabber ment to be, with all those industrial noises, distorted kicks, distorted sounds, distorted claps, distorted hats, distorted voices, everything was distorted. But from 1994 and after, Gabber music changed face, and only the distorted kicks remained, as the sounds replaced with oldskool rave stabs, cheese melodies, pianos, happy vocals, and generally flirted with happy hardcore. Rotterdam records was one if not the finest example of that turnaround.

August 25, 2006
edited over 16 years ago
This label just embodied the scene at the time from 92 to 94, but talk about going downhill fast! Every release before ROT036 was pretty much a riot.. Bald Terror, Hard Attack, Euromasters, U.N.O.R., RTS (the merry x-mess 12"), top, hard, takin the piss, hooligan gabber. Then all of a sudden it just lost the plot, crap ital gabbers, happy hardcore, cheese etc.. haven't touched a new record since 1994.