When we think of the origins of sneaker culture, we usually think of Hip Hop or basketball. We might also think of skateboarding, graffiti, and of course Punk culture. At the end of the 80s, influences from Punk, Old School Hip Hop alongside the UK Acid House scene spawned a unique subculture in the Netherlands, revolving around a unique subgenre of Dance music. We are talking about the 'Gabber' scene, and Hardcore music. The music is known for its distinct distorted kick drum, and for its speed, typically upwards of 180 BPM.