Having recently unveiled 3lau & Paris & Simo’s vocal anthem “Escape,” Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings imprint unleashes yet another hotly tipped ID from Hardwell’s landmark UMF set, spicing up the equation with some hip-hop collateral along the way. Last found representing Hysteria alongside Moti for “NaNaNa,” Alvaro helps inaugurate French peer Mercer to the label alongside Lil Jon — a man who needs little introduction where party-primed word play is concerned. “Welcome to the Jungle” fuses typical Dutch synth work and chugging electro house with considerable force, using Lil Jon’s East-side charm to seal an immediately imitable drop that is unlikely to go ignored throughout what’s left of the summer festival season. For Revealed, the track marks yet another notch in their peak time armory that excels their top form for 2013. (more…)Posted by
Dance music has found another destination to set its stages for festival domination. This time it’s not Europe, the United States, or even Canada, but an escape to Aruba. Simply titled Electric Festival Aruba, the Caribbean festival will be launched by the headlining acts of Chuckie and Hardwell and will span September 6th-8th. The heavyweights have been announced as phase one one of the lineup with supporting acts to follow, as Electric Festival Aruba has found another haven to plant EDM.Posted by
Amsterdam Dance Event may not boast the sun kissed demeanor of its American counterparts, but its relevance to the global dance music industry remains untarnished. The perfect mix of industry insight and live dance spectacle, the conference returns October 16 through 20, making early waves with the addition of Richie Hawtin and SFX’s Shelley Finkle to the ever-expanding list of panelists.
No stranger to the event and its rich heritage, Hawtin will join proceedings for a rare delegate-led Q&A session, with the addition of Nile Rogers, Armin Van Buuren and Hardwell thickening the equation for the conference and its artist-led panels. As the latest additions to ADE’s business-led panels, Sunburn festival creator and SFX’s head of acquisition, Shelley Finkel, will be onboard to discuss their relative success stories and the ever-topical state of the industry.
Few European artists have landed more definitive career breakthroughs this year than Jordy Van Egmond, better known on the global club circuit as Dyro. Now midway through one of his most definitive years to date, the Revealed Recordings breakout unveils a firm run of studio material for the remainder of 2013.
The young Dutch producer hit it big for 2013 with landmark releases alongside Hardwell and Tiësto, but told Dancing Astronaut of impending collaborations with Nicky Romero, Shermanology, a further high-profile remix and a strong run of original releases penned to drop in the wake of his EDC Vegas debut. He explained: “Aside from working towards that remix for one of my favorite artists of all time, I have been working on lots of originals. For the road past EDC Las Vegas, I will be showcasing a load of originals by then. Myself and Nicky (Romero) have also teamed up for a collaboration and once the festival season is out the way, Shermanology and I will be teaming up for an original track.”
With a subsequent debut offering for Romero’s Protocol Recordings said to be enroute to up-the-ante for his diverse studio output to date, Dyro admitted that his approach to-date has driven by a severe lack of quality control now facing the recording industry. “My perception is that it is getting too easy for people to make music and release it and to be honest, I blame the A&R managers,” he explained. “The music being released is because labels want stuff quick out the door to up the income, and the quality is lacking. It’s now up to the artist to crank up the quality and give these labels no choice but to release the best music.”
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Hardwell can do no wrong these days. Fresh off the release of his R.E.M. revamp of “Three Triangles” on Toolroom, the Dutch phenom has at last unveiled the fourth installment of his label’s highly regarded compilation series. Revealed Vol. 4 sports some of the biggest names in the business, from bombs by label artists Dannic and Dyro to chart-toppers from the likes of Knife Party and Martin Garrix. No such compilation would be complete without some special cuts from the Revealed boss himself, and Hardwell more than delivers in that department, offering up his Ultra edit of “Apollo” alongside his “Alive” remix and two other signature mash-ups. Preview the minimix below and check out the full track-list after the jump.
Following Wednesday’s announcement that Pasquale Rotella and Allen Shapiro from Dick Clark Productions are teaming up to produce a dance music awards show comes more exciting TV-related news from EDMBiz. Another partnership has formed, this time between media company OneBeat and multi-platform network Music Choice. The newly formed twosome plan to bring TV programming with a focus on dance music to cable TV.
While we’ve seen sprinklings of dance music’s inclusion in the mainstream media — including major network television channels like MTV– it’s been sparse and often surface level. OneBeat and Music Choice hope to change that trend with over 24-hours of content. Viewers can expect lifestyle, character based, and artist profile shows including: You Should Know Me By Now, Road Trippin, and Themantics. Artists and labels whose inclusion has already been announced include: Armin van Buuren, Steve Angello, Skrillex, Art Department, Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Pete Tong, OWSLA, Size, Toolroom, Armada, and Om Records.
The content is scheduled to become available for free to cable subscribers nationwide beginning on July 1st and runs until August 11th.Posted by
When it was released last year on Toolroom Records, Hardwell’s grooviest track to date, “Three Triangles,” epitomized the Dutch producer’s studio prowess – silencing any doubts that the Revealed Recordings head honcho was only capable of big room or electro productions. Standing firm as both a peak time phenom and a genre-divergent talent, Hardwell gives his bouncy tech house tastes the patented mash up treatment, installing REM’s “Losing My Religion” vocals over the shuddering synthwork of “Three Triangles.” Michael Stipe’s iconic vocal sample may have found its presence in a bevy of mashups before this but none have sat quite as well as Hardwell’s rendition.
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Revealed Recordings head honcho and DJMag’s #6 DJ in the world Hardwell has finally gotten clearance to use REM’s classic “Losing My Religion” sample with his own “Three Triangles” production. Original released on Toolroom, “Three Triangles” was met with critical acclaim, showcasing the Dutch producer’s talents in the studio and ear for more than just big room electro. Now that its acapella makeover is complete, “Three Triangles (Losing My Religion)” will undoubtedly be the highlight of many of Hardwell’s sets all summer long.
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Having spent numerous weeks sitting anonymously on the DMC buzz chart, North American breakout 3LAU debuts on Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings imprint alongside Canadian label favorites Paris & Simo for a definitive installment of vocal dance music. Last found sporting a topline for Hardwell & Dyro’s “Never Say Goodbye,” Heather Bright is once again the icing on the cake for this summer primed anthem of universal quality. Where the American/Canadian entourage brings radio-friendly songwriting to the table, the energy that has fueled Revealed’s digital legacy is not wasted upon “Escape.” Between these four young talents, electronic dance music’s foreseeable future looks in safe hands.
This spring, two Dutch heavyweights joined forces to release “Dynamo.” On one hand, there’s Laidback Luke‘s bouncy chords and a subtle taste of his signature bleep stylings, on the other there’s Hardwell‘s thunderous presence. Two months later, Laidback Luke brings “Dynamo” back to life on his Mixmash imprint and hands it over to some of his rising artists for remix duties.
Will Sparks injects an all new rhythm with tooting horns while Oliver Twizt returns with yet another trap mix. Ansol stretches the track’s melody but takes a gritty turn on the drop, and Sven Kirchhof offers the package’s most progressive tune. Listen to the remixes of Laidback Luke and Hardwell’s “Dynamo” below the break.