Leading Dutch talents Hardwell and Dyro unite with Heather Bright to unleash their latest collaborative masterpiece for Revealed Recordings this month. Premiered at UMF during Hardwell’s landmark main stage appearance and used as the score to his Miami 2013 aftermovie, “Never Say Goodbye” is the emotively charged epitome of both producers’ stamina in the face of global attention. Armed with Heather Bright’s well-placed topline, this coming-of-age festival anthem sparks uplifting and impactful resonations for peak-time sensibilities at the most effectual level of quality and relevance. As yet another strong addition to Revealed’s burgeoning musical artillery, the track purveys heart-rending club fuel for a generation unashamedly relishing in the reign of electronic dance music.
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Presenting us with the hottest in new music from around the globe, Pete Tong showered us in delicacies last night during his weekly BBC Radio 1 dance music marathon. Kicking the show off with the world premiere of Kaskade’s autonomously sung and produced new single “Atmosphere,” moving on into Sander van Doorn’s electrifying “Neon,” and the bouncy, big room Hardwell remix of Krewella’s “Alive,” followed by other progressive anthems.
Pete’s coveted “Essential New Tune” went to none other than ex-SHM member Axwell for the remode his new single “Centre of The Universe,” replacing Francesco Rossi’s enigmatic tune “Paper Aeroplane” from last week. Daft Punk continued the discussion with Tong in Part 2 of their Coachella interview while immersing in new tracks off RAM “Giorgio By Moroder,” “Loose Yourself to Dance” and “Instant Crush.”
London-based techno producer Scuba ran through his picks for week’s “Goodie Goodies” including Locked Groove’s “Do It Anyway” and favorite tune of the year Dusky’s “Vanishing Point,” while house legend Kerri Chandler was knighted into Tong’s “Hall of Fame” while explaining the compelling story behind “Bar A Thym.” Tong pins Blond:ish as his future star, ending of with a hot mix from Israeli tech-house sensation Guy Gerber.
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.
While their rambunctious touring life is well known, Krewella’s releases have simultaneously garnered massive attention from fellow producers. Their iconic single “Alive” has impressively managed to stay relevant despite being released ten months ago. After receiving countless remixes and reaching the top of Billboard’s Dance/Mix Show airplay chart, it’s safe to say “Alive” has reached the pinnacle of success. For what is being deemed ‘the final’ remix, beloved mainstage talent Hardwell has lent his big room production abilities to the pervasive single. After a warm, sentimental build up, Hardwell introduces a booming drop with a raucous Dutch flavor.
Krewella‘s “Alive” has escalated to become one of the biggest dance tracks of 2013; from the original mix that has been featured on national television to Cash Cash and Kalkutta’s remix that has dominated the early days of festival season. As the temperature is soon to be cranked up and summer events to be full swing, the Krew’s renowned single is slated to reach new heights. Teased by Hardwell at Coachella and the inaugural I Am Hardwell show, his own remix of “Alive” has been debuted by Pete Tong for this week’s Essential Selection, a likely indicator of an imminent release. Hardwell builds an uplifting presence around the vocal but swaps the melody for a profound drum-driven beat after the hook, giving the track yet another outlet amongst the dance scene.
We’ve come to expect little short of the finest new-age talent from Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings imprint. Case in hand, Dutch newcomer Skitzofrenix adds to the labels spotless roster with a finely tuned peak time offering. First spotlighted during Hardwell’s set at Ultra Music Festival, “Clap” brings the warped melodic values of Dutch house music to an intensive high, invoking surefire festival stamina from the outset. There may be no shortage of intense club fuel on the horizon, but Skitzofrenix begs quality in the face of saturation for an offering that is sure to turn a few heads come summer. (more…)
Embarking on I AM HARDWELL, his largest world tour to date, Hardwell took to Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall to start the show. Loaded with brand new productions and mashups, Hardwell set the tone for his massive summer to come. Providing the rest of the world with the inaugural experience, the Dutchman streamed his live set for a special episode of his Hardwell On Air radio show. Check out the tracklist below the break and subscribe to series on iTunes.
It’s hard to say what comes next for Hardwell, his radioshow Hardwell On Air continues to dominate the airwaves, his imprint Revealed Recordings is home to some of the most promising talents in dance music today, his own productions effortlessly scale the Beatport Top 10 charts, and his DJ sets are blistering, inventive and technically impressive. And he does all this without breaking a sweat.
This Saturday Hardwell embarks on his next milestone, a sold out solo world tour dubbed I AM HARDWELL, beginning at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. To commemorate the occasion, Hardwell will be broadcasting his set live in HD from 1am – 4am CET (7pm – 10pm EST, 4pm – 7pm PST).
Coming off strong after their first Coachella performance in the Heineken Dome, Dzeko and Torres have unleashed “Down To This,” a collaborative effort with hard-hitting Dutchman Chuckie. Premiered during David Guetta’s Ultra Music Festival set, the track has seen support ranging from Hardwell to W&W drawing testament to its wide appeal. Hampering characteristic drops coupled with big room bass the track takes the term ‘anthem’ to an entirely new level.