Global Hard Battle 2021


Representing Worldwide Hardstyle


We proudly announce a new edition of the Global Hard Battle in 2021! Make sure to mark your agenda from 02 till 04 December 2021.

At Global Hard Battle, DJs/Producers are given the opportunity to represent their country and themselves by participating with a 30-minute Hardstyle mix.

After previous successful editions in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2020, with contributions from several known artists combined with loads of talent.

Every DJ/Producer from around the globe can show the world their mixing skills, and at the same time represent their country of origin!

Be part of the Global Hard Battle and let your mix be heard. Let’s represent worldwide hardstyle together!

In collaboration with Harderstate and Hardstyle Releases


For all scheduled days the event running times will be 08:00 AM till 00:00 AM CET.

Of course, we will do our best to create an accessible timetable for everyone taking into account of time zone.

With past editions, we made sure that listeners would also be able to listen to the corresponding aired sets during daytime or evening. We promise that we take this into consideration when planning the timetable!

For special label mixes please contact us. Please provide us with all the necessary information you have and we will be happy to find a solution for you.

No. Firstly, your mix will go through a basic selection process. Since there are limited time slots available per day, we check all the submitted sets after the registration and discuss internally which sets will be aired. So, if you want to be part of the Global Hard Battle, make sure to full-focus on your mixing skills and track choice!

As soon as we have decided you will receive an e-mail. In this e-mail, we tell you that your set is chosen or not. Shortly after your set is chosen you will receive the timetable flyers, country flyers, and artist flyers with information such as when you may post it on your social media accounts. You are all free to share your social media accounts on time before the event takes place. Note: Don’t forget to tag us in your post!

No, you can only register once and with one mix per year. Not happy with the mix that you have sent in? Create a new mix, fill in the form and submit again. The set you have send in before will be deleted.

No. Unfortunately, we will not accept requests to register after the deadline date.

Unfortunately not. At this moment, we don’t have enough in-house capacity to create such a technical solution/application.

There are 2 checks built-in.

1. 320 kbps is being verified.

2. The duration should be a minimal of 29 Minutes and maximum of 31 minutes.

There is a carrot on the upload progress bar which you can drop-down to see where your mix does not comply with.

Hell yes! A shout-out can be sent after you filled in the required information and joined the Global Hard Battle. Please reply to the confirmation e-mail with a shout-out. Please make sure there is no background noise. Otherwise, we have to decline it.

TIP: Record your shout-out on your phone. A simple example could be: Hi! I’m DJ X from <country> and you are listening to the Global Hard Battle 2021 on Real Hardstyle. Have fun with my mix!

Registration closes in:

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Create a mix with the following requirements:

  • Filename of your mix should be: Dj Example Global Hard Battle 2021 @ REALHARDSTYLE.NL
  • Filename of your shoutout should be: Dj Example Shoutout Global Hard Battle 2021 @ REALHARDSTYLE.NL (optional)
  • Duration between 29-31 minutes
  • May contain only hardstyle (and subgenre) tracks
  • Export on 320 Kbps 44,1 Khz Stereo
  • Own music productions are welcome

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