Yesterday, Hardwell introduced to the world his latest single featuring Matthew Koma, “Dare You,” via Shazam. A day later, the world’s most revered DJ of 2013 has released the record’s official teaser, which was filmed during Hardwell Presents Revealed at this year’s ADE. Koma, best known for his contributions to “Years” and “Calling (Lose My Mind),” even made a special guest appearance, bringing the track to life with his beckoning vocals. “Dare You” will be released on November 13th via Beatport and on November 15th via iTunes on Revealed Recordings. The single will also premiere tonight on Hardwell On Air.Posted by
It feels like just yesterday that Women’s Wear Daily broke the news that Richie Hawtin would be playing at the Guggenheim International Gala pre-party, which will take place on November 6th in New York. Today, an interview with the English-Canadian DJ/producer was released, which occurred two weeks ago at ADE. Hawtin discusses how thrilled he is to be playing at the Guggenheim, as he is a fan of both art and architecture. “I’m also a fan of having the chance to do a gig anywhere strange, or which takes you out of the context of the club,” he told the interviewer. Taking electronic music to the heart of where art thrives, a museum, will allow the musician’s minimal techno to reach a different crowd and ultimately, foster a stronger relationship with the genre. In two days, its versatility will be proven through the mind and craft of the world’s most influential techno producer.
Even the most successful get nervous at times, and Hawtin admits that his performance at the Guggenheim will pose some risks. “I guess that’s it though, part of the risk and what’s scary about the project is that I spend so much of my time in clubs that I don’t have to think about what I’m doing when I play those gigs, and probably when I don’t think is actually when it’s at its best. Here I have to think a lot, not only in terms of the preparation, but it’s also going to be quite intense during the show to find my way through a new and different type of performance.”
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Between setting the president for branded superstar DJs and epitomising the image of a globetrotting dance icon, Tiësto has never been one to exclude fans from the ins-and-outs of his whirlwind career. During this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event, the man lesser known as Tijs Michiel Verwest sat down with hometown protege Hardwell for a rare and intimate Q&A session. Having inaugurated young Robbert Van De Corput into the limelight with “Zero76″ back in 2011, the impending DJ Mag top 100 victor was a solid choice of moderator for this in-depth exploration of the pivotal Dutch icon and multi-faceted career. Scaling everything from the origins of his logo and his departure from the world of trance, right through to plans for a long-overdue follow-up to 2009′s Kaleidoscope album, this intimate panel is not to be missed for fans new and old after an insight into the man behind the brand.Posted by
Over the course of the last week or so, Dancing Astronaut (along with hundreds of other media outlets from around the world) descended upon Amsterdam for the industry’s largest gathering of the year — Amsterdam Dance Event. Not just a conference in the traditional sense, ADE is more than a networking opportunity for dance music’s power players — it’s also a festival that attracts a staggering number of fans to the charming Dutch city. We had our ears to the ground for the five day event, gathering insights and information about 2013 in retrospect and the future of 2014 and beyond.
One day after from the end of arguably the largest week in dance music of the year, we can already confirm this year Amsterdam Dance Event was bigger and better than its ever been before. It is just as much a festival as it is a conference and networking opportunity for thousands of dance music professionals from around the world — with 300,000 festival attendees and over 5,000 conference delegates clocking in this year.
In the course of the five day event, those 300,000 fans had the opportunity to see 2,156 different artists at over 300 events in 115 different venues. From on the ground, we can attest that the scale and scope of the event, although at times overwhelming, was an honest and creative interpretation of the global dance music culture in 2013.Posted by
Amsterdam Dance Event could not be accused of slacking where the festival element of its program was concerned. Amid the assorted talents to bless the conference’s party spots, Hungarian tech house titan Jay Lumen was in full force for the crowds at Studio 80. Rife with jackin’ house jams and liberal sample work that have immortalised his name on the underground taste buds, his set was solid gold from the first beat to the last, now committed to a free download for your listening pleasure. If you were lucky enough to have lapped this one up first hand, you already know why we are so excited. If you missed out, we suggest you get involved immediately in the name of all that is holy surrounding European house music. (more…)Posted by
ADE may be in Amsterdam, but that does not mean you have to miss out on it. Hardwell and Tiësto are providing fans worldwide the opportunity to tune into their parties tonight via live streams, perfect as soundtracks for your own weekend ahead. Hardwell’s Revealed Records will be broadcast live tonight, while Danny Avila and Calvin Harris will join the king of club life on the decks in the other feed. Tune in to the videos after the break, where the URLs and embeds are below.
In true red carpet fashion outside of the “I Am Hardwell” premiere in Amsterdam, exQlusiv TV got a chance to bump shoulders with a few of the industry’s biggest names including Tiësto and Armin Van Buuren. In the beginning of the snippet, when Tiësto is asked who the number one DJ will be, he confirms that Hardwell is indeed the new king of the DJ Mag poll.
“I know 100-percent sure, it’s going to be Mr. Hardwell at number one. I believe in him, because he did so well this year and he has so many loyal followers which is important. He has a lot of great music, he’s done a great job, and he had a great show at Tomorrowland where he played amazing. So, it makes sense.” – Tiesto
In the video, Hardwell (looking like an absolute boss in that suit) says that he is unsure of the rankings and that everything will be confirmed only after the official rankings come out on Saturday. It is also rumored that Tiësto is going to be given the Lifetime Achievement Award during the awards ceremony.
You can catch both artists this month at Hakkasan Las Vegas, where they currently have exclusive residencies.
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On Thursday, the 2013 Amsterdam Dance Event held a highly anticipated Q&A session with SFX head of acquisitions Shelly Finkel and ID&T CEO/Founder Duncan Stutterheim where they announced SFX’s 100-percent ownership of the Dutch event production company. On SFX’s first SEC filing, it was revealed that a majority stake (75-percent) was owned by the American corporation.
“We finalized the deal an hour ago, instead of the previous 75-percent, ID&T is now going to be 100-percent owned by SFX. Now it’s very clear, I work for SFX. I will be working at head office in Europe, and we’re going to still create the same shows. But from this point, ID&T and SFX will be together.” – Duncan Stutterheim
Last year, Duncan reported that he turned down a 100 million dollar offer from an American investor, however, was convinced that SFX was the right home for ID&T to expand into the global market. Finkel also hinted at the potential acquisition of a ticketing platform as well as a new digital strategy that will expand Beatport’s digital content platform.
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While there’s plenty of great music to be heard at Amsterdam Dance Event, one would be remiss to neglect the many events, panels ,and keynote speakers unique to this conference, beginning today and running through Sunday, October 20th in fair Amsterdam. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all of the music, technology and industry offerings, but fear not — we’ve perused the list and selected our top three picks for next week’s festivities.