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
Sites:
[l1374]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
517 696-1 Forward Ever - Backward Never - The Mayday Compilation Vol. II  album cover 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 2Hard2Handle Volume III  album cover Various 2Hard2Handle Volume III(2xCD, Comp) PolyGram TV (2) 536 468-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
861 063-2 Alles Naar De Kl--te  album cover Euromasters Alles Naar De Kl--te(CD, Maxi) Polydor 861 063-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
8800345 Rave On - 32 Weird Hardcore Traxx  album cover Various Rave On - 32 Weird Hardcore Traxx(2xCD, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade 8800345 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
9902285 Happy Hardcore 3  album cover Various Happy Hardcore 3(2xCD, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade, ID&T 9902285 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
9902294 Thunderdome XII - Caught In The Web Of Death  album cover Various Thunderdome XII - Caught In The Web Of Death(2xCD, Comp, Dou) Arcade, ID&T 9902294 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
9902330 100% Hardcore 200% The Darkraver  album cover The Darkraver* 100% Hardcore 200% The Darkraver(CD, Comp) ID&T, Arcade 9902330 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
AVCD-11118 Rotterdam Techno Is Hard Hard Hard !!  album cover Various Rotterdam Techno Is Hard Hard Hard !!(CD, Comp) Avex Trax, Rotterdam Records AVCD-11118 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
AVCD-11297 Rotterdam Techno = Hard Hard Hard Vol.6  album cover Various Rotterdam Techno = Hard Hard Hard Vol.6(CD, Comp) Avex Trax AVCD-11297 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
BASIX - 067 Poing  album cover Rotterdam Termination Source Poing(12") Basic Mix BASIX - 067 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
CD/HD 101 The Original Rotterdam Compilation  album cover Various The Original Rotterdam Compilation(CD, Comp) Hard Dance CD/HD 101 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
DAN 658882 4 Poing  album cover Rotterdam Termination Source Poing(Cass, Single) Rotterdam Records, Dance Pool (2) DAN 658882 4 France 1992 Sell This Version
DC 881082 Techno Universe  album cover Various Techno Universe(CD, Comp) Disky DC 881082 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
DIY 95013 Musica Nevrotica  album cover 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
HAL 12387 Amsterdam (Waar Lech Dat Dan)  album cover Euromasters Amsterdam (Waar Lech Dat Dan)(12") Radikal Records, Hot Productions HAL 12387 US 1993 Sell This Version
HD 009 Luv U More  album cover DJ Paul Elstak* Luv U More(12") Hard Dance HD 009 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
HD 015 Luv U More (Italian Remixes)  album cover DJ Paul* Luv U More (Italian Remixes)(12") Hard Dance HD 015 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
MiniCd HD 015 Luv U More (Italian Remixes)  album cover DJ Paul Elstak* Luv U More (Italian Remixes)(CD, Maxi) Hard Dance MiniCd HD 015 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
MIX 1134 Nidra EP  album cover DJ Buby Featuring The Stunned Guys DJ Buby Featuring The Stunned Guys - Nidra EP(12", EP) Discomagic Records MIX 1134 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
NEOPHYTE PROMO Neophyte Promo  album cover Neophyte Neophyte Promo(12", Ltd, W/Lbl) Rotterdam Records NEOPHYTE PROMO Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
none F**k Me  album cover Short Circuit F**k Me(5xFile, AAC, 256) Rotterdam Records none Netherlands 2011
none Rotterdam Records Party-Gift  album cover Various Rotterdam Records Party-Gift(12", MP, Promo) Rotterdam Records none Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
none The Sound Of Rotterdam Volume 2 Hardcore Will Never Die  album cover Various The Sound Of Rotterdam Volume 2 Hardcore Will Never Die(Cass, Comp) Rotterdam Records none Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
NRTXCD 01 This One Is For You  album cover DJ Tieum* This One Is For You(CD, Mixed, Dig) Neurotoxic NRTXCD 01 France 2001 Sell This Version
PD HD 015 Luv U More (Italian Remixes)  album cover DJ Paul* Luv U More (Italian Remixes)(12", Pic) Hard Dance PD HD 015 Italy 1995 Sell This Version
PEE-20135-1 Poing  album cover Rotterdam Termination Source Poing(12") Peerless PEE-20135-1 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
PHCD 01 Power House - More Than 70 Minutes The Hardest House !!!  album cover Various Power House - More Than 70 Minutes The Hardest House !!!(CD, Comp) Mid-Town Records PHCD 01 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
PROMO Rotterdam Records Party-Gift  album cover Various Rotterdam Records Party-Gift(12", W/Lbl) Rotterdam Records PROMO Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
RAID 527 Hardcore Cheddar - The Dutch Masters Volume Two  album cover Various Hardcore Cheddar - The Dutch Masters Volume Two(2xLP, Comp) Rumour Records RAID 527 UK 1995 Sell This Version
RC004 DJ Rob's "Old School Classics" Limited Edition Volume 2  album cover 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 Teaches Techno  album cover Mrs Wood* Mrs Wood Teaches Techno(2xLP, Comp) React REACTLP 14 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 001 Amsterdam Waar Lech Dat Dan?  album cover Euromasters Amsterdam Waar Lech Dat Dan? ROT 001 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 002 Volume 1  album cover The Sound Of Rotterdam Volume 1 ROT 002 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 003 1992 Is For You  album cover DJ Rob 1992 Is For You ROT 003 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 004 Poing  album cover Rotterdam Termination Source Poing ROT 004 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 005 Not Offensive E.P  album cover Stomach Basher Not Offensive E.P(12", EP) Rotterdam Records ROT 005 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 006 Poing (The Original Remixes)  album cover Rotterdam Termination Source Poing (The Original Remixes)(12") Rotterdam Records, Rotterdam Records ROT 006 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 007 Amen  album cover Pelgrim Amen(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 007 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 008 No Woman Allowed  album cover Sperminator No Woman Allowed ROT 008 Benelux 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 009 Alles Naar De Kl--te  album cover Euromasters Alles Naar De Kl--te ROT 009 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 010 Rotterdam Subway  album cover General Noise Rotterdam Subway(12", Etch) Rotterdam Records ROT 010 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 011 Fast E.P.  album cover 2 Low 4 Zero Fast E.P. (EP) ROT 011 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 012 Utter !  album cover King Dale Utter ! ROT 012 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 013 Concerto Grosso  album cover German Division Concerto Grosso(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 013 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 014 Der Energy (Noise)  album cover Morlock Der Energy (Noise)(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 014 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 015 The Nightmare (The Final Remixes)  album cover Holy Noise The Nightmare (The Final Remixes) ROT 015 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version
ROT 016 I'm Coming  album cover The Agressor I'm Coming(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 016 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 017 You'll Never Be Mine  album cover Armageddon You'll Never Be Mine ROT 017 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 018 Rotterdam  album cover Bald Terror Rotterdam ROT 018 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 019 Vol. 1  album cover Hard Attack Vol. 1(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 019 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 020 I Am The Master  album cover Underground Nation Of Rotterdam I Am The Master(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 020 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 021 Oranje Boven  album cover Euromasters Oranje Boven ROT 021 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT-022 The Three Amiga's E.P.  album cover Neophyte The Three Amiga's E.P. (EP) ROT-022 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 023 The Beat Is Flown  album cover DJ Rob Featuring MC Joe* The Beat Is Flown(12") Rotterdam Records, Rotterdam Records ROT 023 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 024 Sound Of Rotterdam Volume II - Hardcore Will Never Die  album cover Various Sound Of Rotterdam Volume II - Hardcore Will Never Die (Comp) ROT 024 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 025 Loving You  album cover Rotterdam Remix Project Loving You ROT 025 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 026 Retsekets EP  album cover Speed Soul Brothers Retsekets EP (EP) ROT 026 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 027 S-Fucking  album cover Sperminator S-Fucking ROT 027 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 028 Fuck Me  album cover Short Circuit Fuck Me ROT 028 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 029 Merry X-Mess  album cover Rotterdam Termination Source Merry X-Mess(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 029 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 030 Protracker E.P.  album cover Neophyte Protracker E.P. (EP) ROT 030 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 031 Pikke Poeli Mellow  album cover Hardliners Pikke Poeli Mellow ROT 031 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
ROT 032 Bitch  album cover Underground Nation Of Rotterdam Bitch ROT 032 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 033 Round One  album cover Lenny Dee Versus DJ Paul* Lenny Dee Versus DJ Paul* - Round One(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 033 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 034 The Creators Of Hardcore  album cover Evil Maniax The Creators Of Hardcore ROT 034 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 035 Hardscore  album cover Euromasters Hardscore ROT 035 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 036 Nidra E.P.  album cover 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 Fuckface  album cover King Dale Fuckface ROT 037 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 038 Noise Is The Message  album cover Neophyte Noise Is The Message ROT 038 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 039 Sunset Party Slamm  album cover Armageddon Sunset Party Slamm ROT 039 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT 040 Play My Game  album cover DJ Paul Elstak* Play My Game(12") Rotterdam Records, Rotterdam Records ROT 040 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
ROT041 Amítraz 21%  album cover Roger Amítraz 21% ROT041 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT042 Life Is Like A Dance (Remixes)  album cover DJ Paul Elstak* Life Is Like A Dance (Remixes)(12") Rotterdam Records ROT042 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT043 Speed It Up  album cover Wicked On Wax Speed It Up ROT043 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT 044 Psychopath  album cover Evil Maniax Psychopath(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 044 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT 045 Luv U More  album cover DJ Paul Elstak* Luv U More(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 045 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT046 Rainbow In The Sky  album cover DJ Paul Elstak* Rainbow In The Sky(12") Rotterdam Records ROT046 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT047 Planet E  album cover Short Circuit Planet E ROT047 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT048 Musica Nevrotica  album cover 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 Don't Leave Me Alone  album cover DJ Paul Elstak* Don't Leave Me Alone(12") Rotterdam Records, Rotterdam Records ROT049 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
ROT 050 Execute  album cover Neophyte Execute ROT 050 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 051 Power Of The Forze  album cover DJ Paul* Power Of The Forze(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 051 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 052 The Promised Land  album cover DJ Paul Elstak* The Promised Land(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 052 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 053 The Beat Is Flown (Remixes)  album cover DJ Rob & MC Joe The Beat Is Flown (Remixes)(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 053 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 054 Round 2  album cover Lenny Dee Vs. DJ Paul* Lenny Dee Vs. DJ Paul* - Round 2(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 054 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 055 No Bullshitting  album cover Too Hostile No Bullshitting ROT 055 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 056 No Experiment  album cover Short Circuit No Experiment ROT 056 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 057 Rave On  album cover DJ Paul Elstak* Rave On(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 057 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT058 Get This Motherfucker  album cover Neophyte Vs. The Stunned Guys Neophyte Vs. The Stunned Guys - Get This Motherfucker ROT058 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 059 I'll On A Posse  album cover Oldschool Terrorists* I'll On A Posse ROT 059 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT 060 Unity  album cover DJ Paul Elstak* Unity(12") Rotterdam Records ROT 060 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
ROT061 Alles Naar De Kl--te (Remixes)  album cover Euromasters Alles Naar De Kl--te (Remixes)(12") Rotterdam Records ROT061 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Rot062 Lords Of The Hardschool  album cover 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
ROT 063 Number 4  album cover Oldschool Terrorists* Number 4(12") Rotterdam Records, Rotterdam Records ROT 063 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
ROT 064 Pain In The Ass  album cover Too Hostile Pain In The Ass ROT 064 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
ROT 065 None Of Ya Left  album cover Neophyte None Of Ya Left ROT 065 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
ROT 066 Tripple 666  album cover Old School Terrorists Tripple 666 ROT 066 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
Rot 067 Confusion  album cover The Stunned Guys, DJ Paul* The Stunned Guys, DJ Paul* - Confusion Rot 067 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
ROT 068 Pain  album cover Men Of Steel Pain ROT 068 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
ROT 069 Army Of Hardcore  album cover Neophyte Vs. Stunned Guys* Neophyte Vs. Stunned Guys* - Army Of Hardcore ROT 069 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version

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aidiothir

aidiothir

August 23, 2016
edited over 2 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 12 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.