Jumping from Laidback Luke’s MixMash to Sander van Doorn’s Doorn, Blasterjaxx has brought his heavy-electro stylings to the forefront of dance music this quarter. Entering September with Revealed Recordings, the duo pulls out all the stops on with grunge and grit to top each of his summer offerings. A rollercoaster of melodic builds and bulky loops, “Fifteen” was passed along to labelhead Hardwell for his own edit with smashing percussion and festival fever.
After making waves earlier this year by releasing “Three Triangles (Losing My Religion)” on Toolroom Records instead of his own Revealed Recordings, Hardwell has been named Artist Of The Week by the Mark Knight imprint and has shared a mini-mix to celebrate. Kicking off the mix with his rework of “Man With The Red Face,” the 30-minute mix features all four of the dance floor destroyer’s Toolroom releases as well as some more recent favorites. A 6-track snapshot of the phenom that is the #6 DJ in the world, though the mix is currently only available to stream, several of the featured tunes can be found on the Toolroom Ten compilation. Grab your copy here.
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When Toolroom Records said they were going to see their tenth anniversary off in style, few could doubt that Mark Knight and co. had something special in the pipes. Having already called upon Armin Van Buuren to resurrect “Downpipe” earlier in the year, Knight and Funkagenda’s “Man With Red Face” is the next sentimental house classic to be revisited by none other than Dutch heavyweight Hardwell. Young Robert Van De Corput has enjoyed near-unparalleled success on both the live circuit and digital market of late. For his remodel of this well-preserved classic, that viral festival primed aptitude is not lost. Full-bodied synths and big room energy in motion, this respectful yet boisterous remix opens the floodgates even further on Corput’s universal capabilities. The original may still sound timeless on the modern club floor, but a 21st century re-imagining from Hardwell is the icing on the cake where his most prolific year to date is concerned.
His recent homegrown hits such as “Jumper” and “Never Say Goodbye” have shaken festival season with a signature big room flair, but Hardwell is taking another Toolroom Records escape for his next remix. Following the release of “Three Triangles,” Hardwell unites with Mark Knight‘s imprint amidst in tenth anniversary to recreate that unique sound and even up the ante. Shapeshifting Knight’s own Funkagenda collaboration, “Man With The Red Face,” a record which was originally released over five years ago, Hardwell finds another niche while elevating the chords, magnifying its engulfing effect, and drawing the most from the saxophone interlude’s relief. This will be out on Toolroom on September 2nd.
Dutch house trailblazer Hardwell has announced debut panel duties at this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event on Saturday October 9. Known for his viral festival sets and Revealed Recordings imprint, the young heavyweight will this year hot seat at ADE Next, offering delegates and fans the chance to grill him on his whirlwind career to date. The frequent Beatport chart-topper can be found waxing lyrical at Felix Mertis as part of the burgeoning conference roster of panels, festival events and technological demonstrations and will follow Revealed’s debut stint at Amsterdam’s Passenger Terminal on October 18. For more information and tickets visit Amsterdam Dance Event’s official website. (more…)
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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.
Since its Ultra Music Festival debut, “Jumper” has been on the clock as one of the most anticipated releases of the year. A crossbreed between two of the genre’s hottest production hands, Hardwell and W&W‘s mega collaboration has finally hit the release circuit, bringing a best-of-both-worlds formula to Beatport. Drawing crisp percussion and chord work from Hardwell’s anthemic arsenal, and a distinct progressive sound from W&W that is rapidly defining their genre-defiant style, “Jumper” offers a sound that embodies all that is popular amongst on the festival circuit in 2013.
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