Dj Paul Elstak

Dj Paul Elstak
Release date
01 January 1970
Dj Paul Elstak
01 January 1970 |

DJ Paul Elstak is a Dutch hardcore and happy hardcore DJ and record producer. He used to use his full name to create happy hardcore and DJ Paul for hardcore, but when he started Offensive Records in 2001, he started using both names.

In 1987, his career as a DJ started when he was hired as a Struppier at Rotterdam Discothèque Bluetiek-Inn. In 1991 Holy Noise had their biggest success with their release “James Brown is Still Alive”.

In 1992 Elstak created his own record label, to release hardcore and Rotterdam Tekno. The first release on this label was a Holy Noise release under the guise of De Euromasters, releasing Amsterdam Waar Lech Dat Dan? (Translated; Amsterdam where is that?). This record was an implicit complaint about the Dutch media paying most attention to Amsterdam and not to Rotterdam. In 1995 he released the first DJ Paul Elstak single, “Life Is Like a Dance”. After this record, a few commercial releases followed. “Rainbow in the Sky” was the most successful of these. Several of his singles reached the Dutch Top 40 in the mid-1990s. After two years, Elstak decided to leave the commercial dance scene and devote his time releasing hardcore. In 2001 he left Mid-Town and Rotterdam Records to start a new record label at Rige Entertainment, called Offensive Records. To this day Paul still releases hardcore on this imprint in his own typical style.