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A look back at the foundation, production, dance style, and culture of gabber in 1995

23 August 2013 News


By Ken Taylor

“Gabber isn’t about being noticed,” opines DJ Rob, one of the progenitors of gabber in Rotterdam—which is ironic, considering how much gabber culture has permeated the underground dance and art worlds, whether via sites like Gabber Eleganzaor photographer Rineke Dijkstra’s moving portraits. One thing is for certain—gabber fans, with their unconventional styles of dress, dance, and nearly-200-BPM music, get noticed. We recently came across this gem of a documentary from 1995 that takes an impressionistic look at the community’s early foundations via interviews with party attendees, DJs, and producers, all interspersed with dance segments that show …read more

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