The recently voted top-dog of DJs is showing fans gratitude following Thanksgiving with an hour-long Q&A session on Twitter. Now in session — beginning at 6pm CET, noon EST — Hardwell encourages the world to ask him (almost) anything. Simply connect using the hashtag #ASKHARDWELL and tag the man himself @HARDWELL for your question to be heard.Posted by
Hardwell’s Amba Sheperd-assisted hit was one of the biggest tracks of 2012 and along with the official remixes which followed, outlasted the normal lifespan of even the biggest hits. Coming soon as part of the official soundtrack to his ‘I Am Hardwell’ tour alongside radio edits of Hardwell favorites and the much heralded Orchestral Intro version of “Spaceman,” an acoustic version of “Apollo” will be the highlight of the upcoming compilation. It was already a track that tugged at the heart strings of listeners everywhere, but the acoustic version cranks up the emotion without the big room sensibilities that were so prominent in the original. The stripped down acoustic version will hit iTunes alongside the official soundtrack and documentary on December 6th.
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As an up-and-coming producer, Thomas Newson appears to be living the dream. Not only has he received incredible support from Hardwell and the rest of the Revealed Recordings posse, but the young artist’s previous release, “Flute,” was praised for its innovative integration of the flute into dance music. His latest release, “Pallaroid,” is no exception to the quality music for which Thomas has been known. Originally believed to be an unreleased Hardwell track, Newson’s electro house production gives a nod to his Dutch roots. Introducing a sharp lead that serves to sonically saw through anything in its path, the track maintains its high energy with a catchy riff. With no shortage of new talent from the Netherlands emerging, it will be interesting to see how Newson will differentiate himself from the pack throughout the continuation of his career.
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Every fan and producer of dance music has heard the name and can instantly recall the incredibly catchy tune. “Animals” is from one of the youngest producers in electronic music, Martin Garrix, and was 2013′s anthem, a track heard in nearly every festival set since its release earlier this year. The undisputed success story of 2013 as it recently hit #1 in Holland, Belgium and most recently, the UK. Martin explains that “Animals” was actually inspired by a Busta Rhymes hip-hop track and the rapid success of the single worried the producer as he shot straight to the top of Beatport charts. “It became big so quickly I was like, ‘Oh shit, this has happened really fast’, and I didn’t have any other tracks ready to release yet. At that point I was like ‘Oh, shit, I don’t want to be like a one-hit dude.’” However, it was clear the countlessly remixed festival hit was undeniable proof of the Dutch producer’s promising talent and future career in music. Since then Martin has released “Wizard” and a remix of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Sander van Doorn‘s “Project T,” but fans are still anxiously awaiting for word on what’s next for the young star.
“I have some really big collaborations with some of the biggest in the world,” Martin begins to reveal. “It’s with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and there’s another name that I can’t actually tell you.” But shortly after, Martin confirms that though the track is yet to be finished, a future studio session with Tiësto is guaranteed and the young producer doesn’t deny potential projects in the works with DJ Mag’s #1 DJ int he World, Hardwell.
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Hakkasan Las Vegas announces New Year’s Eve week lineup featuring Steve Aoki, Tiesto, Hardwell, Calvin Harris and more
Las Vegas’s newest megaclub, Hakkasan, has just announced a 5-day lineup leading into its 2013 grand finale. The five-story restaurant and nightlife mecca will be handing over New Year’s duties to none other than Calvin Harris on December 31st. Leading up to the unforgettable evening will be four nights of performances from Steve Aoki with Fergie, Calvin Harris with Burns, Tiesto with Danny Avila, and Hardwell with Michael Woods before Calvin returns to close out 2013 in a way only the Grammy Award-winning sensation could.
Premiered during his performance at ADE alongside a live appearance from Matthew Koma, the newly crowned #1 DJ in the world returns for his first release after being voted the best DJ on the planet. While the past few releases from Hardwell have been more aggressive electro house, “Dare You” brings a significant amount of melody to the table which is paired with Koma’s time tested vocals. The single marks another notch in the belt for the newly minted #1 DJ in the world as the 25 year old powerhouse begins his reign at the top of dance music.
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Premiered by Hardwell at this year’s Tomorrowland, Sandro Silva‘s “Payback” had garnered support over the course of the past several months prior to today’s Revealed release. Known for his fat synths and heavy kicks, Silva offers fans with even more heavy-footed beats that are reminiscent of “Epic,” but embody more forceful energy in vein of 2013′s festival trend. The track’s simplistic yet highly developed structure creates the peak time feel that Sandro has championed in the past, inducing a rush of euphoria.
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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
The number one voted DJ in the world, Hardwell, has announced that his newest track will be officially released tomorrow, and through an unlikely venue. His upcoming single that’s been brewing with anticipation since his recent reign of Amsterdam Dance Event will be available tomorrow with the use of Shazam. It’s not clear whether or not “I Dare You,” his collaboration with Matthew Koma, will be the first record to come from a debut Hardwell album, but it will be a continuation of his 2013 production streak. Stay tuned with Shazam handy to unlock it tomorrow at noon (GMT).
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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