The highly-anticipated Hakkasan Las Vegas plans to open its doors next month at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, bringing along a long an impressive list of exclusive DJ residencies to fill the monolithic new megaclub. After announcing Tiësto, Calvin Harris, deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, Hakkasan has revealed the final touches to its impressive residency roster. Bambi, Bingo Players, Bob Sinclar, Dada Life, Danny Avila, Fergie, Hardwell, Laidback Luke, Michael Woods, NERVO, Quintino, R3HAB and Tommy Trash will all have exclusive residencies at both Hakkasan and the iconic WET REPUBLIC pool party.
Just in time for some serious Miami Music Week exposure, the remix package for Hardwell‘s “Apollo” receives its first Revealed Records sneak peak. As the label continues to dominate the release circuit, Hardwell‘s budding imprint delivers a 4-track package featuring Dash Berlin, Noisecontrollers, Lucky Date and Psychic Type. Each producer lends their own unique style to Hardwell’s anthemic original, using Amba Shepherd’s vocals as a creative springboard for their heavily remixed iterations. Dash Berlin’s 4am remix pulses with ethereal trance progressions before it’s thunderous drop, while electro-duo Noisecontrollers intertwine dub and electro into a twisted shell of frothy bass. Lucky Date arrives with his signature frantic bass lines in tow and reminds us why — when it comes to energy — electro house reigns king before Canadian newcomer Psychic Type subdues the tempo and develops his own swinging dub-trap hybrid.
Hear the remixes live at the Revealed Recordings showcase at Mansion Miami on March 21st.
Hardwell‘s Revealed Recordings imprint is gearing up for Miami and, in addition to slated performances around South Beach, has released an official compilation for the conference. Revealed Recordings Presents Miami 2013 features up-and-comers that are making a splash for the first time on Hardwell’s label. In the mix is new music from Paris & Simo, Henry Fong and Landis, along with Psychic Type with a remix of “The Code.” Listen to the compilation’s mini-mix, grab the free download and check the tracklist after the break.
Hundreds of DJs, seven stages, two weekends. Where do you start? Who do you see and who do you skip? Dancing Astronaut has you covered. We’ve filled you in on the acts you can’t ignore for Weekend One, spearheaded by dubstep and deep house-heavy rosters. The second weekend, however, sees another two genres at the forefront along with some of the biggest names in popular dance music. From the whopping trance offerings to the invigorating trap overture, to the best in progressive and electro, here are the stages you can’t ignore at Ultra Weekend Two.
We at Dancing Astronaut have realized that our readership is teeming with talent that has yet to be discovered. We’re also incredibly enthusiastic that so many of you have begun to contribute to the EDM community with your own tracks and musical styles — and the incredible amount of promos we get on a daily basis can attest to that. Stargazers is a column that will showcase members of the DA community and recognize their talents as original EDM producers! We encourage all of you to support your fellow DA fanatics- any of you could be headlining Ultra’s Main Stage someday.
The latest edition of Stargazers finds Dancing Astronaut sitting down with one of Holland’s hottest up-and-comers. Hardwell’s protégé, Dannic, is coming off a tremendous 2012 campaign that saw his tracks “Flare” and “Clobber” light up the Beatport charts and rock festivals across the world. Primetime releases on such divergent and marquee labels as Revealed Recordings and Toolroom Records have left little doubt that Dannic is going places in the near future. Will 2013 be the year he ascends to the level of his decorated mentor? Check out our interview on point after the break. (more…)Posted by
W&W is back with signature Dutch big room sound in the latest Revealed Records release, “The Code”, this time collaborating with Turkish trace producer Ummet Ozcan. First heard on Hardwell’s Essential Mix, this powerful track drops just in time to build anticipation for their appearance with Armin Van Buuren at A State Of Trance 600 celebrations. The punchy synths and hard-hitting drops will be sure to leave an ample impression across dance floors and festivals alike.
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In celebration of the 100th broadcast of Hardwell On Air, the Revealed Recordings head honcho is airing the 2nd hour of his show live for his fans. Tune in now at http://live.djhardwell.com/ to catch Robbert spinning his unique blend of punchy progressive house and signature mash-ups.Posted by
After making way for artists such as Dannic and Jordy Dazz, Hardwell returns to Revealed Recordings with new material of his own. Introducing Joe Ghost and following “Apollo,” the head honcho extends his brand of progressive house with his rework of “Are You Ready.” Relentless bass kicks and melodic upswings lead the way for a well-rounded dance offering that comes solidified with a tribal-like drop. Enjoy the latest sounds from the studio of Hardwell and keep Joe Ghost on your radar for the months to come.
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The festival season in Australia is just picking up, and Avicii has snatched up the headlining spot at the EDM Stage at the touring Future Music Festival, set to kick off Saturday, March 2nd in Brisbane. The festival, hitting all major Australian cities throughout March, already has a large and diverse lineup but Avicii’s announcement is considered to be another cherry on top of this Aussie sundae for fan’s of his catchy and danceable productions from over the last several years. The full lineup includes heavy hitters like The Prodigy, The Stone Roses, Richie Hawtin, Boys Noize, Hardwell, Sven Väth, Cosmic Gate, and Madeon to name a few. For full lineup, tickets, dates, and more announcements head here.Posted by
There was no shortage of New Year’s Eve events to choose from this year, but when the two day lineup for LED’s OMFG in San Diego was released, there was no question where I was going to spend my final days of 2012. With a behemoth lineup consisting of Jack Beats, Nervo, Calvin Harris, Nero, Dillon Francis, Hardwell, Zedd, Laidback Luke and more, OMFG boasted an astounding array of talent over its two day spread. While I would happily recount my experiences from all of these tremendous artists, no words can I spare from my descriptions of Nero and Hardwell’s sets. Click past the break for a full recap of both artists’ performances.