This month it just happened to be “Jumper,” his mega collaboration with W&W that’s been this summer’s ticking time bomb. On a week to week basis, however, Robbert — the man known better as Hardwell – makes way for records in the cause of advancing dance music. For the head honcho and his Revealed Recordings empire, this summer has been all about proving that even the industry’s rising stars can produce stadium-filling tunes; using releases such as “Escape,” “Here We Go Again,” and “Quake” (to name a few) as aural testimony.
Look no further than the imprint’s latest compilation and find the path that Hardwell is paving for upcoming artists. Explorative yet successful ventures aside, Robbert keeps a handful of fellow Dutch troops in his closest company. Digging into the brand of electronic music that the former Tiësto understudy has curated, Dancing Astronaut sat down with Jordy Dazz,Dannic, and Dyro for a perspective of Revealed from its long-time natural militants.
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It’s been a landmark year for Hardwell and his new-bred talents at Revealed Recordings, but the momentum doesn’t look to stop past the summer. With landmark festival sets and Beatport chart-topping endeavors to hand, the Robbert Van De Corput and the finest of his label roster will return to the nation in which it all began for their biggest ADE showcase to date. Having sold-out Escape Nightclub for last year’s annual conference event, Amsterdam’s Passenger Terminal will this year play host to Hardwell, Dannic & Dyro, offering a far bigger arena to utilize the momentous energy now surrounding this young Dutch powerhouse. With more artists still to be announced and a few very obvious candidates and special guests in mind, Revealed’s third conference appearance is unlikely to pass unnoticed for what looks to be their most triumphant year to date. (more…)
After clobbering dance floors with his last Toolroom release, Dannic is back and igniting another bomb. The young Dutch superstar’s latest single for the label takes banging buildings to a higher octane with an energized melody and wide bass. Technically sound and highly flammable, “Ignite” shows the producer to be no flash in the pan success. Sure to add another chart-topper to an already glowing discography, the follow up to “Clobber” has been unleashed and is available to the public.
New York’s longest-running dance music-focused festival is known for its revolving door of impressive and diverse lineups and 2013′s is no exception. Although the third phase has already been announced, Made Event still appears to have more tricks up their proverbial sleeve. Today the event planners announced eleven more reasons to attend the festival. The lineup additions include artists stemming from various sonic persuasions: Alvaro, Audien, Brazzabelle, Cyril Hahn, Dannic, Digital Lab, Dzeko & Torres, heRobust, Kyau & Albert, SCNTST, and The M Machine.
Whether you made it down to the speedway or got lost somewhere between home and the strip, chances are you missed at least one set from the EDC festivities. Luckily, your favorite DJs have got your back. Afrojack, Nicky Romero, Dannic and R3hab have all released their sets for your listening pleasure, getting you as close to the racetrack as your speakers will allow. Click past the break to start jamming, and check back for more live sets: With one full day left and no sleep in sight, there’s a lot more where these came from.
With Pete Tong holding the fort in Las Vegas for the annual EDMBiz conference, Danny Howard took the reigns for this week’s Essential Selection radio show for BBC Radio One. Between crowning Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” his first Essential New Tune and getting the cream of the crop from Dutch duo Bingo Players, Howard held the fort with cutting edge tunes from start to finish.
Bingo Players were in the seats with their Goody Goodies, with Dancing Astronaut’s own One To Watch MAKJ and youngest Beatport chart topper Martin Garrix all along for the ride. After celebrating the country-esque wrath of “Wake Me Up” and inaugurating Axwell’s “I Found U” into the Pete Tong Hall of Fame, Howard topped a successful first stint with his own Weekend Hot Mix from across the global dance spectrum.
From affirmative festival action to landmark digital releases, young Dutch heavyweight Hardwell has taken no prisoners for 2013. Off the back of a landmark spree for his own Revealed Recordings imprint, volume four of his Hardwell Presents Revealed compilation series looks to up-the-ante in the name of cutting-edge talent with a festival proof focus on the summer clubbing horizon. The album features the cream of Corput’s hand-picked crop of European talents, whilst picking up on landmark anthems such as “Never Say Goodbye” and Hardwell’s own remix of Krewella’s “Alive” to show both sides of the industry coin the European heavyweight now overlooks. In the same vein as his landmark set at UMF, eight exclusive label cuts and a series of off-the-cuff mash-ups combine to make volume four an essential insight into the young and restless exuberance now associated with both label and artist alike. This compilation will be available on Beatport on June 21st, and Hardwell will be celebrating its launch in Vegas the night before at the brand new Hakkasan in MGM Grand. (more…)
After being donned “the world’s biggest upcoming DJ” by Hardwell, Dyro and his Revealed counterparts are letting fans in on their on-the-road fun with his latest music video. Providing videos for his recent hit “Leprechauns & Unicorns,” there comes a lack of mystical creatures and an abundance of footage featuring Hardwell, Dannic, and Dyro himself behind the scenes, showcasing the touring experience from an artist’s vantage point. The music coming from Revealed Recordings has proved some of the best of today’s progressive house, and they’re revealing their civilian side before summer dominance begins.
Still early in his career, Dannic has curated many of Revealed Recording’s most destructive dance floor weapons, the most recent bomb being “Clobber.” This week he retreats to Hardwell’s imprint with another original production to once again raise the bar for up-and-coming artists. “Viper” boasts a wide array of percussion, from rolling drums to snapping bass kick, all for the cause of a rhythm that is set to devastate the summer circuit. One time Stargazer, Dannic dives head first into the sea of progressive talent and finds himself waist-deep with the release of “Viper.”