5th Gear

5th Gear

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Dutch Hardcore/Gabber label.

Note: The majority of the music from this label comes from its in-house producers. The label uses very similar names to those of the famous artists, some even identical.

Some examples are:-
DJ Primo, Matthew King, DJ Paul (6), Scarface (5), Rude Awaking, RTC, Rough Terror Corps, Psyche-Out (2), Perpetrator, The; Marshall Brothers, DJ Flomo, Cybernater, DJ Impact (2), Hard Headz, Chronotrigger (2), Justice (4), Armagedeon,

Also: Be careful if you want to add real name to 5th Gear artists. It's necessary to check two or more covers to be sure that the name is right. There are a lot of mistakes on covers.

So please take note when submitting.

CD series:
10 Years Of Terror
Cyber NRG-Izer
For Real Gabbers Only
Future Hardcoretrance
Gabberbox
Gabberdome
Gabber Nation
Gabber Skool
Happy Hardcore (2)
Hardcore Classics
Hardcore Most Wanted
Hardcore Slammer
Hardcore To The Bone (2)
Hardcore Turbulence (2)
Hardcore Will Never Die (2)
Hardtrance Thunder
Hellraider
Loud & Proud (4)
Ministry Of Hardcore
Rave Guardian
Raving Fields
Rotterdam Most Wanted Hardcore
Rotterdam Hardcore Classics
Strictly Hardcore (3)
The Gabber Story
Underground Hardcore
Worldraiser
Xtreme Hardcore From Rotterdam
Parent Label:
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2127 Various Hellraider - Straight Out Of Hell(29xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 2127 Netherlands 2009
2701 Various Hardcore From Another Dimension (Unmixed Tracks) (Comp) 2701 Netherlands 2009
3475 Various Hardtrance Thunder 1 - 60 Crazy Hardtrance Trax!(59xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 3475 Netherlands 2008
39 28 Nuts I Wanna Be Master(4xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 39 28 Netherlands 2008
39 41 Hardhouse (3) Stutter Trance(3xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 39 41 Netherlands 2008
39 44 Speedmaster Your Ass Is Mine(4xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 39 44 Netherlands 2008
39 47 Barbarian Loud And Fast(4xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 39 47 Netherlands 2008
6210 Speedmaster Rave Freedom(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 6210 Netherlands 2009
6898 Various My Gabber(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6898 Netherlands 2017
6940 Various Hardcore 2017(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6940 Netherlands 2017
6941 Various Die Hards Only! - The Survivors Of Hardcore(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6941 Netherlands 2017
6942 Various Embrace The Darkness (Decade Of Hardcore Dedication)(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6942 Netherlands 2017
6943 Various New Horizon Hardcore(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6943 Netherlands 2017
6951 Various The Best Masters Of Rotterdam Hardcore 2017 (The Conquest Of Eternity)(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6951 Netherlands 2017
6952 Various The Skull Dynasty (The St8Ment Of Superior Hardcore)(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 6952 Netherlands 2017
7079 Nuts Mad As(s) Nuts !?!(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7079 Netherlands 2009
7089 Hardhouse (3) No Shit! - More Than 70 Minutes The Hardest Rotterdam House!(12xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7089 Netherlands 2009
7095 Speedmaster I've Got The Power - More Than One Hour The Hardest House!(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7095 Netherlands 2009
7096 Barbarian Destroyer(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7096 Netherlands 2009
7099 E-Lab Novatron Power - More Than 77 Minutes The Hardest Rotterdam House(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7099 Netherlands 2009
7101 Various 5th Gear: The Best Of(12xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 7101 Netherlands 2009
7102 Nuts Okidoki(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7102 Netherlands 2009
7107 Conqueror Under Attack(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7107 Netherlands 2009
7108 NutsSpeedmasterBarbarian NutsSpeedmasterBarbarian - Fuck A Duck - This Is Our Fucking Megamix !!(27xFile, MP3, Mixed, 320) 5th Gear 7108 Netherlands 2009
7112 Hardhouse (3) No Shit! 2 - More Than 70 Minutes The Hardest Rotterdam House!(12xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7112 Netherlands 2009
7117 Bulldog Viva La Headache!!!(12xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7117 Netherlands 2009
7128 Hardcore Tripper Hard-Core Tripper(16xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7128 Netherlands 2009
7133 Speedmaster 2(17xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7133 Netherlands 2009
7141 Various 5th Gear: The Best Of 2(14xFile, Comp, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 7141 Netherlands 2009
7150 Integrator Hardcore Madness(20xFile, MP3, Album, 320) 5th Gear 7150 Netherlands 2009
7216 Various Raiders Of Rampage (The Best Masters Of The Hardcore Scene!)(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 7216 Netherlands 2016
7259 Various Hardcore Halloween (A Raving Nightmare)(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 7259 Netherlands 2016
7630 Various Gabberbox 2014/2015(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 7630 Netherlands 2016
7924 Various Demolition(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 7924 Netherlands 2013
8188 Various Masters Of Rotterdam Hardcore(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 8188 Netherlands 2013
8990 Various Raw Psychic Genocide(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 8990 Netherlands 2010
9376 Various Speedcore XXL 9376 Netherlands 2010
9384 Various Frenchcore XXL Vol.2(30xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 9384 Netherlands 2010
9393 Various Hardcore XXL 2010 9393 Netherlands 2010
9529 Northern Boyz* Confrontation c/o Keep This Party Jumping(2xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 9529 Netherlands 2010
9533 Madness Insanity Cocaine Pump It In My Brain / The Wise(2xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 9533 Netherlands 2010
9667 Various Classic 1990 - 1998 Early Rave Oldskool # 2(18xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 9667 Netherlands 2003
9668 Various Classic 1990 - 1998: Early Rave Oldskool (Comp) 9668 Netherlands 2003
9730 Various Hardbass Society 2009(16xFile, MP3, Mixed, 320) 5th Gear 9730 Netherlands 2009
9741 Various 100% Hardbass(16xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 9741 Netherlands 2009
9754 Various Early Hardcore - Simply The Best!(24xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 9754 Netherlands 2008
9808 Various 20 Crazy Early Rave Traxx(20xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) 5th Gear 9808 Netherlands 2000
98 88 Terror Corps Suck My M.F. Dick (The Album)(8xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 98 88 Netherlands 2008
01-2821-2 Various Jump 4 Ever - Hardstyle My Jumpstyle(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear, 5th Gear 01-2821-2 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
01-6355 Fraxion Total Freak Out - New Style Hardcore Compilation(14xFile, MP3, 320) 5th Gear 01-6355 Netherlands 2008
9677 = 2852 CD 2 Various Welcome To My Nightmare Part 2 9677 = 2852 CD 2 Netherlands 2008
9679 = 2852 CD 1 Various Welcome To My Nightmare (Comp) 9679 = 2852 CD 1 Netherlands 2008
DFR 02-6129 Various Techno House Party The Ultimate Megamix 9 - The Mission(CD, Comp, Mixed) Dance Factory DFR 02-6129 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
FGR 3928 Nuts I Wanna Be Master(12") 5th Gear FGR 3928 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 3939 E-Lab Syntatex(12") 5th Gear FGR 3939 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 3941 Hardhouse (3) Stutter Trance(12") 5th Gear FGR 3941 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 3944 Speedmaster Your Ass Is Mine(12") 5th Gear FGR 3944 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 3952 Rolando Schudden(12") 5th Gear FGR 3952 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 4161 Nuts I Wanna Be Master (Maxi) FGR 4161 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 4165 E-Lab Syntatex (Maxi) FGR 4165 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 4166 Hardhouse (3) Stutter Trance (Maxi) FGR 4166 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7079 Nuts Mad As(s) Nuts !?!(CD, Album) 5th Gear FGR 7079 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7089 Hardhouse (3) No Shit! - More Than 70 Minutes The Hardest Rotterdam House!(CD, Album) 5th Gear, 5th Gear FGR 7089 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7095 Speedmaster I've Got The Power(CD, Album) 5th Gear, 5th Gear FGR 7095 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7096 Barbarian Destroyer(CD, Album) 5th Gear FGR 7096 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7099-2 E-Lab Novatron Power(CD, Album) 5th Gear FGR 7099-2 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7101 Various 5th Gear: The Best Of(CD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 7101 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7102 Nuts Okidoki(CD, Album) 5th Gear FGR 7102 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7117 Bulldog Viva La Headache!!!(CD, Album) 5th Gear FGR 7117 Netherlands 1993 Sell This Version
FGR 7133 Speedmaster 2(CD, Album) 5th Gear FGR 7133 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2166-2 Various Worldraiser - Wonderdrugs(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2166-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2171-2 Various Hellraider 3 - Play The Devil!(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2171-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2180-2 Various Worldraiser 2 - Welcome To Hardcore(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2180-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2188-2 Various Hellraider 4 - Weird As Hell(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2188-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2207-2 Various Hellraider 5 - Blow Your Braincells(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2207-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2218-2 Various Gabberdome - Adios Motherfuckers(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2218-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2222-2 Various Worldraiser 3(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2222-2 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2226-2 Various Hellraider 6 (See You In Hell)(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2226-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2234-2 Various Gabberdome II - Amiga Suckers(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2234-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2235-2 Various Cyber NRG-Izer - The Gabber Edition(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2235-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2239-2 Various Hellraider 7 - Nightmare In Hell(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2239-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2240-2 Various Gabber Nation - La-Di-Da-Di Fuck Everybody(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2240-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2242-2 Various Gabber Snacks - Poisoned By XTC(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2242-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2243-2 Various World Raiser 4 - Evil Spirits(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2243-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2248-2 Various Fuck 2 Ducks - 2 Fucking Weirdo Megamixes(2xCD, Mixed) 5th Gear FGR 01-2248-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2249-2 Various Gabberdome III - Head Blowers(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2249-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2252-2 Various Hellraider 8 - Hell Terror(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2252-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2257-2 Various Miles Of Smiles - The Happy Hardcore Stuff(CD, Comp + CD, Comp, Mixed) 5th Gear FGR 01-2257-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2258-2 Various World Raiser 5 - Paranoid(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2258-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2262-2 Various Rave Guardian - 34 Raving Terror Traxxx(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2262-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2265-2 Various Gabberdome IV - Paragon(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2265-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2266-2 Various The Bomb Squad - 30 Extremely Hardcore Traxx(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2266-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2267-2 Various Gabber Nation 3 - Bleeding Ears(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2267-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2269-2 Various Hellraider 9 - Satan's Hell(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2269-2 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2276-2 Various World Raiser 6 - Hardcore Expander(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2276-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2280-2 Various Rave Guardian 2(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2280-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2284-2 Various For Real Gabbers Only!(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2284-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2287-2 Various Gabberdome 5(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2287-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2293-2 Various Gabber Snacks 2 - Red Devil(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2293-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
FGR 01-2294-2 Various For Real Gabbers Only! - 2(2xCD, Comp) 5th Gear FGR 01-2294-2 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version

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ColonelTirpitz

ColonelTirpitz

November 28, 2017
I agree that the label 5th Gear has ruined the gabber style ( 1998-2005 ) so did Mecado too and in a way the marketing from the well known label Arcade . But first things first

5th Gear started to offer great compilations look how Hellraider 1,2, their first One way Trip Mix and Hellraider 3 after that it started to be shitty at will ugly covers made by a kid from two , silly unknown DJ's artists or dj's from third zone ...who knows ?!?

Wheras Mecado failed simply because they rehashed compilations and tracks in their manner ( somewhat the same they do today with pop music stealing tunes from other bands .....we know how it goes now since the boring reality tv shows they offer us ) Mecado compilations where also bad mastered , used cheap reverberation techniques such as Brain Damage 1&2 or Killercore or they did the same mistake like an "Arcade label" 4x CD Hardcore Top 100 ....rehashed , brutaly stopped . Tracks that usualy were around 5minutes were only 2 and a half minutes for many .

How can they even talk about copyright stuff since in the electronic era alot bootlegs were made so it makes me really laugh and sad how fake artists today are whining for royalties .

About the Arcade label ( Indisc and sub-labels ) they also has made hundreds of non-needed compilations or the same clone compilation with an other fake title Dance Train , Clubhits , Yabadabadoo, Dance Hits , etc.... with exact the same Artists, mixes, duration, whatsoever ....

Then we had compilations from Arcade in Europe that came from another country and were renamed as such but you could easily recognize them back then at their cheap ridiculously prices between 1990-2000 ( usualy less than 5€ ) .

About Hardcore/Gabber/Happy Hardcore Arcade label also took the cake with cloning compilations Thunderdome, Earthquake , Razor Shock, ..... as the XSV Raver's Night , Ruffneck Collection or the Mokum since they all offered the same content, material , ......

But yes 5th Gear / Mecado ...... took it way too far in how to ruin a style !
Technomarc

Technomarc

August 8, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
This label is indeed absloutely shameless and blaming.
It's such a pity, that there are some really talented artist under contract, who seem to be prisoned.
With ID&T or other real labels they could have had so much more success in past.
The rest of this in-house producers is a shameless, cheap copy of real hardcore artists with no knowlegde about correct producing.
I can't deny that there are a lot of really, really good and unique productuions within, but nevertheless: blaming, shameless and phony.
Arkhana

Arkhana

September 11, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
Dutch gabber? According to the description, it looks more like Chinese gabber! Go get a life and release real music, not these phony compilations!
RavingMantis

RavingMantis

November 9, 2009
Hello 5th gear, are you in anyway related to Mecado? because you look strikingly similair, loads of compilations, loads of inhouse producers with similair sounding names and a tendency to "cover" famous tracks. Your releases are just as shitty though and I thought this kind of label was dead by now, but apparently there's always room for this sort of thing, people like to be duped by the likes of you.

in short: steer clear, stay safe and do not buy.
Basbier1974

Basbier1974

September 19, 2008
First time i bought one of these i already felt bought, the second time, i brought it back to the record store, none of the traxx really stand out, pity a big name such as DJ Dione has to be on a crappy label such as this one.
Their strategy was mainly about luring in poor suckers who didnt know better then this was the real deal.
Shame on them, i still want my money back!
michielovereem

michielovereem

July 30, 2008
A warning to artists, remember to re-triple-check your offered contracts by 5th gear thoroughly!!! I've never signed when I started in the music bizz in 1995 because of this reason. They tried to bind the artists to their company by obliging them to send all their future tracks to 5th gear the rest of their lives. Percentages are bad compared to others too. Companies like this one are in my opinion a disgrace to the music bizz!
Just like Mecado which was another example of a company that went bankrupt all of a sudden...
Joseph_S

Joseph_S

May 10, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
This label puts out an impressive quantity of CD compilations, especially 3CD sets, with a very impressive and eye-catching artwork indeed. Upon ispection of the tracklisting however, one will soon notice that there is a lot of repetion of the same tracks from its in-house producers, with occasionally a famous track from a famous artist thrown in between.

If this is the most money-making way for 5th Gear then good luck to them. However one must also say that a few of its in-house artist are indeed talented and could have their tracks released on vinyl too. Really a pity that their music is getting lost amongst the mass of compilations out there.
Jayfive

Jayfive

January 14, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
A curse upon 5th Gear! All these slew of crappy gabber CDs they churn out with the majoirity of the tracks done in-house flooding the market and doing the perception of gabber no favours at all.

And the names of tracks and artists border into very suspect copyright territory: DJ Flomo? 'Murdered By Stereo'? Are they hoping people will pick up these CDs because people will mistake these tracks and artists for the ones they are apeing? Doesnt that strike you as a little on the desperate side?