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Hardbass or hard bass (Russian: хардбас(с), tr. khardbas(s)[a], IPA: [xɐrdˈbas]) is a subgenre of electronic music which originated from Russia during the late 1990s, drawing inspiration from UK hardcore, UK hard house, bouncy techno and hardstyle. Hardbass is characterized by its fast tempo (usually 150–175 BPM), donks, distinctive basslines (commonly known as "hard bounce"), distorted sounds, heavy kicks and occasional rapping. Hardbass has become a central stereotype of the gopnik subculture. In several European countries, so-called "hardbass scenes" have sprung up,[1] which are events related to the genre that involve multiple people dancing in public while masked, sometimes with moshing involved.

From 2015 onward, hardbass has also appeared as an Internet meme, depicting Slavic and Russian subcultures with the premiere of the video "Cheeki Breeki Hardbass Anthem", based on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series of games from GSC Game World.[citation needed]

Notable artists[edit]

Artist name Country
apartje. (deceased)  Germany
Gopnik McBlyat  Poland
XD Project[2][3]
(catholic hardbass)
uamee  Latvia
Hard Bass School  Russia
XS Project  Russia
Бетоnщики  Russia
Davay  Russia
DJ Rentgen  Russia
DJ Snat  Russia
DJ Bar@bass  Russia
DB Project  United Kingdom
Alan Aztec  United Kingdom
Dertexx  Russia
HBKN  Russia

Sonic Mine

DJ Yurbanoid  Russia
Russian Village Boys  Russia
Жестянщики (Zhestyanshiki/ZHTK/Hardboss)  Russia
DJ Cheba  Russia
Gotxo & Gatxi  France
Euskal Bass  France
Tonn Hardbass  France
Gari Seleckt  Spain
DJ DBC  Spain
Paul HB  Spain
Chernoblin  Finland
DJ Pump  Finland
DJ Blyatman  Slovakia
Srpski Bass  Serbia
DJ TOTZI  Bulgaria
Собояжи  Russia
Life of Boris  Estonia
XS-Alex  Belgium
MP5  Czech Republic

Notable songs and albums[edit]

Artist Songs
Alan Aztec "Papa Hardbassov", "Mother Russia"
apartje. "Cheeki Breeki Hardbass Anthem", "Cheeki Breeki Hardbass 2" (released by Life of Boris)
DJ TOTZI "European Pumper (Feat Mesney6)
Бетоnщики "Бетон как Бетон"
Бетоnщики "Долбили или нет!"
Bombass Records "Będzie jazda"
Davay "Tri Poloski"
Davay "Critikal"
DB Project "Kalashikov (Калашников)"
DJ Blyatman "Gopnik"
DJ Blyatman "Chernobyl"
DJ Blyatman "Tsar Bomb"
DJ Blyatman (featuring Life of Boris) "Slav King"
DJ Blyatman (featuring Life of Boris) "Generation Hardbass"
DJ DBC "Repeat"
DJ Mike "Black Jack"
DJ Mike "Speedway"
DJ Snat "Choose Your Power"
Euskal Bass "Hard Bass Crew Anthem (Original Mix)"
Gopnik McBlyat "Snakes in Tracksuits"
Gopnik McBlyat "Murka"
Gopnik McBlyat "Szpion (Shpion) Detector"
Gopnik McBlyat "Cheeki Breeki Revolt"
Gopnik McBlyat (featuring uamee) "Monolith"
Hard Bass Club "Ushanka"
Hard Bass School "Narkotik Kal"
Hard Bass School "Sex, Kvass, Hardbass"
Hard Bass School "Opa Blia"
Hard Bass School "Nash Gimn (Hard Bass Adidas)"
Hard Bass School "Narkoman"
Hard Bass School "The Album"
Hard Bass School "Slav"
Kolbaser Project "Energy"
N-ICE Project "Freakin"
Obsidian Project "Pulser"
.ılııllı.Р Э Д Л А Й Н.ıllıılı. "Anomaly – Twitch Highlights 6 (.ılııllı.Р Э Д Л А Й Н.ıllıılı. Remix)"
.ılııllı.Р Э Д Л А Й Н.ıllıılı. "The Juiciest Tuffin vs Savant – Mother Russia Hardbass (.ılııllı.Р Э Д Л А Й Н.ıllıılı. Mashup)"
.ılııllı.Р Э Д Л А Й Н.ıllıılı. "DОИКАИ's miasteczko"(There is a higher quality version but it's a Premium track)
Sonic Mine "Hardbass Attack"
Sonic Mine "Scream for DJ"
Sonic Mine "Пика – патимэйкер (Sonic Mine ПАМП Remix)"
Sonic Mine "Puta Bass"
Sonic Mine "Hot Times"
TonnHB "Euskal Bass (Original Gangsta mix)"
Kekarov "The Zone"
Kekarov "Kalashnikov"
Krankšvester "Slava"
uamee (featuring HBKN) "Gopnitsa"
uamee "High Quality Nahui"
uamee "IL-76"
uamee "Protivogaz"
uamee "Kopeika"
uamee (featuring Life of Boris and Professional Gopnik) "LADA"
Wod-c "Bass Of A Zombie II"
XD Project "Hardbass Wadowice" album
XS Project "Bochka, Bass, Kolbaser"
XS Project "Колотушки"
XS Project "Ya taschus ot kolotushek" [4] [5]
XS Project "Vodovorot"
XS Project "NarkoBarony"
XS Project (featuring Life of Boris) "Red Roubles"
XS Project "Meanwhile in Russia (Take me to Russia)”
ZHTK "Arabian Dance"
Жестянщики "Давай сука давай"
DJ Lil' Kurt "F*ck you"
Собояжи Мни жестянку
Собояжи Трубы, речка и лаве
Собояжи На собаке и на кошке
Собояжи Банка яжки
Собояжи Семь процентов
Собояжи Дом кирпичный
Собояжи Я тебя забрал
Собояжи Бит и басс


  1. ^ Sometimes, an additional с (s) is not written.


  1. ^ Eror, Aleks. "Russia's Hard Bass Scene is Completely Insane". Noisey. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  2. ^ https://archive.org/details/XDProject-HardbassWadowice
  3. ^ https://wykoprecords.bandcamp.com/album/hardbass-wadowice
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiUudv43ozg
  5. ^ https://open.spotify.com/album/49nO4udNqUv4v0jQpXi4KD