Hard house is similar to, but distinct from hardstyle. Confusion can sometimes arise as some club nights and events will play both hardstyle and hard house. This may be due to the fact that hardstyle is quite well-known across western Europe, whereas hard house has only ever had a limited audience outside of the UK, so there is more new music being released in the hardstyle scene.
Hard Bounce (also known as Bouncy House, Melbourne Bounce or Bounce House) was originated in Melbourne, Victoria and is categorized by hard dance melodic synths and its beat found in bouncy techno's range of oom-pah off-beat notes. This sub-genre is also known for having great bouncy basslines, big riffs and stabs that makes this genre seem unique from other electronic music.