Two of the finest Dutch talents in the industry, Hardwell and Laidback Luke have welded their big room-savvy abilities to craft “Dynamo,” a riot-inducing electro production complete with a palatable melody, marching drum percussion, and a fire alarm. With its semi-innocuous chord-laden buildup, the real fun in “Dynamo” starts with its teetering, brassy drop — a boisterous festival-pleaser brimming with Dutch house influence. Anyone who has seen Laidback Luke or Hardwell recently can attest, the live appeal of “Dynamo” is undeniable. The track is out today on LBL’s Mixmash Records.
“Dynamo” is certainly a clash of dance music titans — when Hardwell and Laidback Luke put their heads together, there’s no way the result could be anything short of destructive. Mixmash previewed the track a few weeks back, but now only days before its release (April 22nd), they’ve also released the official music video. As the forceful electro beats stab on and trancey synth pads take control, watch a full display of machinery and mechanisms — it’s almost like reading a copy of The Way Things Work.
Playing “the best gig of his life“ at Ultra Music Festival and hosting his Revealed showcase at Mansion, Hardwell is coming off a Miami Music Week that will be long remembered. One month following the mayhem, he relives the mega-week in South Beach and shares his official aftermovie to immortalize the memories. Sharing the same name with his forthcoming Dyro collaboration, “Never Say Goodbye” is an emotional look inside the Hardwell experience at Ultra Music Festival 2013.
New Yorkers have a season of partying to look forward to this summer at one of their favorite sun-kissed destinations — and they won’t have to wait much longer for it to begin. One week after EDC NY wraps up at Citi Field, the gates at Governors Island will open with Hardwell as the inaugural headliner on May 26th. Along for New York City’s first show at the party paradise will be supporting sets from Dyro, Audien, and Henrix. New York City dance fans, anticipate an early return to the beloved Governors Island and prepare for a summer to remember.
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From the beach to the sandwich shop, from the hotel to the pool, and all the way to the airport, everyone was talking about Hardwell during Miami Music Week. The acclaimed number six DJ in the world was fresh off his weekend one Ultra Music Festival set turned phenomenon and was the instant favorite of all three days. Fans didn’t even have to be at Bayfront Park to experience what the commotion was all about. His entire set was streamed live from UMFTV and 80,000 viewers tuned in to share Ultra’s highlight outing with those in attendance and those on Twitter who contributed to the hashtag trends of #Hardwell and #UltraLive.
After delivering music from 7pm to 8pm, a speechless and sweat-drenched Robbert van de Corput walked off stage and referred to his set as “the best gig [he's] done so far.” That’s exactly what he said last year on the same stage, but he didn’t hesitate for a second to acknowledge that he’s topped himself in 2013. The magic was felt on his side of the booth, but what made Hardwell’s set so illustrious for fans worldwide? Hint: It wasn’t Lil’ Jon.
When two of the biggest producers in electro join forces the resulting mayhem is nothing short of apocalyptic. On Laidback Luke and Hardwell‘s latest collaboration the combination of Luke‘s punchy Dutch percussion and Hardwell‘s blaring electro create a cacophony of raucous synthwork that thrashes and bounces with incredible ease. Set to be released on MixMash on April 22nd, “Dynamo” is dynamite, destined to explode onto the Beatport charts, propelled forward by Laidback Luke and Hardwell‘s impeccable talent for creating amphetamine-fueled electro outputs.
Not content with a simple residency, Hardwell has just announced his “Go Hardwell or Go Home” event series for Hakkasan Las Vegas. The exclusive brand will showcase the amphetamine-laced sets of the Revealed Recordings head honcho, including performances at WET REPUBLIC.
“Hakkasan Las Vegas is going to be an experience beyond anyone’s imagination and I am very excited to celebrate my new experience with my fans,” says Hardwell.
To create this experience, Hardwell will utilize state of the art visuals and his own productions to transport guests into a futuristic space travel experience complete with spacemen and an atmosphere that is truly intergalactic. The “Go Hardwell or Go Home” series promises to epitomize Hardwell’s music, representing the final frontier of electronic music experiences.
Where “Spaceman” dominated in 2012, its followup, “Apollo,” has taken 2013 by storm. Now Hardwell’s latest anthem is taking steps away from big room in separate directions with its remix package. Dash Berlin, Lucky Date, Noisecontrollers,and Psychic Type each take their hands at “Apollo,” giving the track facelifts of every sort. Dash’s trance rendition has been the most notable as it has gained airtime across the world in A State Of Trance sets and Lucky Date summons the bulky electro within, while Noisecontrollers and Pyschic Type provide an unexpected dubstep flare.
Beginning March 30th, Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Hardwell, Nervo, Steve Aoki and Tommy Trash will descend upon Wet Republic at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in sunny Las Vegas to launch pool season in high gear. The star-studded DJ line up has been scheduled through till April 28th (so far) and will provide non-stop, action-filled entertainment at Sin City’s hottest pool party destination. The news comes by way of highly-anticipated club Hakkasan Las Vegas finally opening its doors next month at MGM, which will share the same exclusive residencies. Dates and tickets below.