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    Gabber at 30: hard, fast and louder than ever

    It’s 3PM on 1st July in South Holland. Under a thunderous sky at Crabbe Park in Vlaardingen, a short metro ride from Rotterdam city centre, the second edition of Parkzicht Outdoor is well underway. For nearly three decades, Parkzicht, Rotterdam’s most (in)famous discotheque, has endured in exile, ever since it was closed by former city mayor Bram Peper following a series of shootings in 1996. Within the dungeon-like bowels of this 1900s stately villa, nestled in the shadow of the city’s most recognised landmark, the Euromast, a wild and harder-edged form of dance music evolved throughout the ’90s, free from exclusionary door policies or musical boundaries.

    “Parkzicht was our Haçienda,” says Rob Fabrie, AKA Waxweazle….

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