Thunderdome

Thunderdome

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A compilation series regarding an event-concept created by ID&T which – on the contrary of what people might believe – did not start out as a gabber/hardcore event at all, as these subgenres didn't exist those days. It started out as a rave offering party people multiple styles and genres and especially a good vibe.

It were Irfan, Duncan & Theo (I. D. & T.) who came up with the idea to throw a massive final exam party on a never-seen-before scale. Hence this rave carried the name "The Final Exam". Its aftermath lead in a split-up between I., D. & T. as Theo didn't pass his final exam.

An idea of a follow-up forced its way into the heads of the two remaining core members of ID&T, as they received a phone call concerning the planning of a second event. Three guys from Drachten managed to book Thialf Heereveen, though after this they ran out of money as well as ideas. A collaboration between them and ID&T was suggested in order to make the rave possible. After a visit at Thialf Heereveen, ID&T (Irfan & Duncan) experienced the building overwhelmingly massive compared to the humans inside it, which lead them into brainstorming a name for the upcoming rave... Big hall became "dome" and the music "thunder", which combined lead to: "The Thunder Dome".

ID&T wanted to stand out from the rest of the party-organizers, so they decided to change their direction towards the harder sound that was emerging and gaining popularity. Whereas Jaydee (Robin Albers) was part of the Final Exam line-up, they now chose DJ Weirdo (Dennis Doeland; basically an old-school friend of Duncan) and four DJs who were known as The Dreamteam. The Dreamteam was made up of DJ Dano (Daniël Leeflang), DJ Gizmo (Ferry Salee), Buzz Fuzz (Mark Vos) and The Prophet (Dov J. Elkabas). They raised Thunderdome's popularity to new and yet unexplored heights.

The Dreamteam also signed a contract with ID&T to release compilation CDs. Although Thunderdome started out as an event-concept and not a sublabel, ID&T saw pretty early the opportunity of selling CDs to its fanbase. Because of this Thunderdome rose to legendary status within no time. As they were making the first Thunderdome CD, Duncan got a call from Buzz Fuzz who was mixing a House Party CD for Arcade. It appeared that Mental Theo (Theo Nabuurs) – who was working for Arcade at the time – wanted to take the name "Thunderdome" and use it for another purposes. Due to these conflicts Thunderdomes I–IV were released over and over on different labels. Eventually ID&T won her concept back and Arcade stayed as the distributor of the compilations, meaning basically free promotion for ID&T. Later distribution was also carried out by labels such as Universal Music/TV and Sony Music Media.

All this leads to an impressive catalogue of released material distributed all over the world. Thunderdome achieved success: awards, re-releases, adoration and glorification. On the other hand they also faced claims of plagiarism and even abandoning its fans when renouncing retirement. Friend of foe, this giant remains a legend and one of a kind.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
4 The Dreamteam Thunderdome 4(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Dureco, Dureco, ID&T Music, ID&T Music 4 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
6 Megamix Various Thunderdome 6 Megamix(CD, Single, Ltd, Promo) ID&T 6 Megamix Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
'96 Various Thunderdome '96 - Dance Or Die! (Comp) '96 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
'96 Various Thunderdome '96 Dance Or Die! - The Thunder Anthems(12") ID&T '96 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
'96 Anthems Various Thunderdome '96 - The Thunder Anthems (Maxi) '96 Anthems Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
'96 MC1 Various Thunderdome '96 - Dance Or Die! (MC 1 Live Recorded DJ Sets) (Comp) '96 MC1 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
'96 MC2 Various Thunderdome '96 - Dance Or Die! (MC 2 Live Recorded Sets)(Cass, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade '96 MC2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
'97 Various Thunderdome '97 '97 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
'97 Various Thunderdome '97 '97 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
'97 MC Various Thunderdome '97(Cass, Comp, Mixed) Arcade '97 MC France 1997 Sell This Version
'97 PCP - Special Various Thunderdome '97 PCP - Special(CD, Mixed) ID&T, ID&T '97 PCP - Special Europe 1997 Sell This Version
'98 Various Thunderdome '98 - Hardcore Rules The World(VHS, PAL) ID&T '98 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
'99 Various Thunderdome '99(VHS, Mixed, PAL) ID&T '99 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
2005-1 Various Thunderdome 2005-1(2xCD, Comp) ID&T, Universal TV 2005-1 Netherlands 2005 Sell This Version
2006 Various Thunderdome 2006 (Comp) 2006 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
2007-1 Various Thunderdome 2007-1(2xCD, Comp) Universal Music, ID&T 2007-1 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
2009 Fight Night Day-Mar Vs Unexist / The Outside Agency Vs Mindustries Day-Mar Vs Unexist / The Outside Agency Vs Mindustries - Thunderdome 2009 Fight Night(2xCD, Mixed) Dance-Tunes B.V. 2009 Fight Night Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
2005-1 (Part-I) Various Thunderdome 2005-1 (Part-I)(Cass, Comp, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Gabba Planet, 1ART 2005-1 (Part-I) Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
018450.4 Various Thunderdome - F*ck Mellow, This Is Hardcore From Hell(Cass, Comp) Arcade 018450.4 Benelux 1993 Sell This Version
018450.6 Various Thunderdome - F*ck Mellow, This Is Hardcore From Hell(CD, Comp) Arcade 018450.6 Benelux 1993 Sell This Version
302123 Various Thunderdome - Judgement Day(CD, Comp, P/Mixed + CD, Album, P/Mixed) Arcade, ID&T 302123 France 1994 Sell This Version
304123 Various Thunderdome - Judgement Day MC 1(Cass, Comp) Arcade 304123 France 1993 Sell This Version
304125 Various Thunderdome - Judgement Day (MC2)(Cass, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade, ID&T 304125 France 1994 Sell This Version
981 376-0 Various Thunderdome(2xCD, Comp) ID&T, Universal TV 981 376-0 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
982 191-2 Various Thunderdome 2nd Gen Part 1 - Malice To Society(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, P/Mixed) ID&T, Universal TV 982 191-2 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
982 667-1 Unexist Thunderdome Turntablized By Unexist(CD, Mixed) ID&T, Universal TV 982 667-1 Netherlands 2004 Sell This Version
1158012 Gizmo* / Buzz Fuzz / The Prophet / Dano* Gizmo* / Buzz Fuzz / The Prophet / Dano* - Thunderdome(CD, Album) Dureco 1158012 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
300 1038 Various Thunderdome The Tour(VHS, SECAM) Arcade 300 1038 France 1995 Sell This Version
3200131 Various Thunderdome(2xLP, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade 3200131 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
3200132 Various Thunderdome (Comp) 3200132 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
3200134 Various Thunderdome(2xCass, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade 3200134 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
5847832 Various Thunderdome 2003(2xCD, Comp) ID&T, ID&T, ID&T, Omnisounds, Omnisounds, Omnisounds 5847832 France 2003 Sell This Version
7004222 Various Thunderdome (Comp) 7004222 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
7004742 Various Thunderdome(2xCD, Comp) ID&T 7004742 Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
7005192 Various Thunderdome(2xCD, Comp, P/Mixed) ID&T 7005192 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
7006682 Various Thunderdome(2xCD, Comp) ID&T 7006682 Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
8805050 Various Thunderdome Live Presents Global Hardcore Nation(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Arcade 8805050 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
9902278 Various Thunderdome "The Best Of" - Hardcore Will Never Die (Comp) 9902278 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
9902309 Various Thunderdome - The Best Of(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Arcade 9902309 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
9902340 Various Thunderdome Live Presents Global Hardcore Nation(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Arcade, ID&T 9902340 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
9902352 Various Thunderdome - Live Recorded At Mystery Land, The 4th Of July 1998 (Comp) 9902352 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
9907278 Various Thunderdome - Hardcore Will Never Die (Comp) 9907278 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
9907309 Various Thunderdome - "The Best Of" (Comp) 9907309 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
9907387 Various Thunderdome - The Box (Comp) 9907387 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
9908176 Various Thunderdome Video Collection(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908176 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
9908205 Various Thunderdome - The Video (Live In Jaarbeurs Utrecht 27 Nov 1993)(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908205 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
9908212 Various Thunderdome - Köln The Video(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908212 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
9908228 Various Thunderdome - The Collection(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908228 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
9908241 Various Thunderdome - The Tour(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908241 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
9908263 Various Thunderdome Oberhausen(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908263 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
9908277 Various Thunderdome X - Thunderdome vs. Hellraiser(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908277 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
9908294 Various Thunderdome XII - Caught In The Web Of Death(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908294 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
9908298 Various Thunderdome XIII The Joke's On You(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908298 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
9908299 Various Thunderdome '96 - Dance Or Die!(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908299 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
9908307 Various Thunderdome XIV - Death Becomes You(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908307 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
9908312 Various Thunderdome XV - The Howling Nightmare(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908312 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
9908317 Various Thunderdome XVI - The Galactic Cyberdeath(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908317 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
9908320 Various Thunderdome XVII - Messenger Of Death(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908320 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
9908332 Various Thunderdome XVIII - Psycho Silence(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908332 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
9908333 Various Thunderdome XIX - Cursed By Evil Sickness(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908333 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
9908336 Various Thunderdome - The Best Of '97(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908336 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
9908340 Various Thunderdome Live Presents Global Hardcore Nation(VHS, PAL) Arcade 9908340 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
9914278 Various Thunderdome The Best Of (MC1)(Cass, Comp) Arcade 9914278 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
9914309 Various Thunderdome - The Best Of (MC 1)(Cass, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade 9914309 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
9914340 Various Thunderdome Live Presents Global Hardcore Nation (MC 1)(Cass, Comp) Arcade 9914340 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
9914352 Various Thunderdome Live - Recorded At Mystery Land The 4th Of July 1998 (MC 1)(Cass, Mixed) Arcade 9914352 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
9918340 Various Thunderdome Live Presents Global Hardcore Nation (Free Copy) 9918340 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
9918352 Various Thunderdome Live - Recorded At Mystery Land The 4th Of July 1998(VHS, PAL, Promo, Mixed) Arcade, ID&T, Arcade International 9918352 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
9924278 Various Thunderdome The Best Of (MC2)(Cass, Comp) Arcade 9924278 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
9924309 Various Thunderdome - The Best Of (MC 2)(Cass, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade 9924309 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
9924321 Various Thunderdome '97 - MC 2(Cass) Arcade 9924321 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
9934278 Various Thunderdome The Best Of (MC3)(Cass, Mixed) Arcade 9934278 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
9934309 Various Thunderdome - The Best Of (MC 3)(Cass, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade 9934309 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
63291-14302-2 Various Thunderdome(CD, Comp) Arcade America 63291-14302-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
ARC 475821 2 Various Thunderdome(2xCD, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade ARC 475821 2 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
BYMCD081 Various Thunderdome The Golden Series(3xCD, Mixed) Be Yourself Music BYMCD081 Netherlands 2014 Sell This Version
BYMCD090 Various Thunderdome - Die Hard(3xCD, Mixed + CD, Album) Be Yourself Music BYMCD090 Netherlands 2015 Sell This Version
BYMCD108 Various Thunderdome - Die Hard II(4xCD, Mixed) Be Yourself Music BYMCD108 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
BYMD081 Various Thunderdome The Golden Series(71xFile, MP3, Comp, 320 + 3xFile, MP3, Mixed, 320) Be Yourself Music BYMD081 Netherlands 2014
Chapter XXI Various Thunderdome - Chapter XXI (Comp) Chapter XXI Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
Chapter XXII Various Thunderdome - Chapter XXII (Comp) Chapter XXII Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
Chapter XXII Various Thunderdome - Chapter XXII(Cass, Comp, MC1) Arcade Chapter XXII Spain 1998 Sell This Version
DNA0084 Various Thunderdome - F*ck Mellow, This Is Hardcore From Hell(CD, Comp, P/Mixed, RE, RM) ID&T, Central Station DNA0084 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
DT2008029 Various Thunderdome(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Dance-Tunes B.V. DT2008029 Netherlands 2008 Sell This Version
DT2009029 Various Thunderdome(3xCD, Mixed) Dance-Tunes B.V. DT2009029 Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version
EST.1992 Promo Thunderdome - Promo 'The Ultimate Megamix' (CD, Comp, Ltd, Mixed + Box) The Third Movement, Thunderdome Records EST.1992 Netherlands 2016 Sell This Version
F9902340 Various Thunderdome Live Presents Global Hardcore Nation(CD, Mixed + CD, P/Mixed + Dou) Arcade F9902340 France 1997 Sell This Version
Hardcore Rules The World Various Thunderdome - Hardcore Rules The World (Comp) Hardcore Rules The World Europe 1999 Sell This Version
Hardcore Rules The World (MC 1) Various Thunderdome - Hardcore Rules The World (MC 1) (Comp) Hardcore Rules The World (MC 1) Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
Hardcore Rules The World (MC 2) Various Thunderdome - Hardcore Rules The World (MC 2) (Comp) Hardcore Rules The World (MC 2) Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
I Various Thunderdome I - F*ck Mellow, This Is Hardcore From Hell (Comp, Album) I Ukraine 1994 Sell This Version
IDTCM2010001 Various Thunderdome - F*ck Mellow, This Is Hardcore From Hell(CD, Comp, P/Mixed, RE, RM) ID&T IDTCM2010001 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
IDTCM2010019 Various Thunderdome × Breaking Barriers(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Cloud 9 Dance, ID&T IDTCM2010019 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
IDTCM 2011009 Various Thunderdome - Toxic Hotel(2xCD, Mixed) Cloud 9 Dance, ID&T IDTCM 2011009 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
II Various Thunderdome II - Back From Hell(2xCD, Comp) Arcade, ID&T II France 1994 Sell This Version
II Various Thunderdome II - Back From Hell! - Judgement Day (Comp) II Benelux 1993 Sell This Version
III Various Thunderdome III - The Nightmare Is Back! (Comp) III Benelux 1993 Sell This Version
III Part 1 Various Thunderdome III - The Nightmare Is Back! (Part 1)(Cass, Comp, P/Mixed) Arcade III Part 1 Benelux 1993 Sell This Version
III Part 2 Various Thunderdome III - The Nightmare Is Back! (Part 2) (Comp) III Part 2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
II Part 1 Various Thunderdome II - Back From Hell! (Part 1)(Cass, Comp) Arcade II Part 1 France 1994 Sell This Version