We’ve come to expect little short of the finest new-age talent from Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings imprint. Case in hand, Dutch newcomer Skitzofrenix adds to the labels spotless roster with a finely tuned peak time offering. First spotlighted during Hardwell’s set at Ultra Music Festival, “Clap” brings the warped melodic values of Dutch house music to an intensive high, invoking surefire festival stamina from the outset. There may be no shortage of intense club fuel on the horizon, but Skitzofrenix begs quality in the face of saturation for an offering that is sure to turn a few heads come summer. (more…)Posted by
Embarking on I AM HARDWELL, his largest world tour to date, Hardwell took to Amsterdam’s Heineken Music Hall to start the show. Loaded with brand new productions and mashups, Hardwell set the tone for his massive summer to come. Providing the rest of the world with the inaugural experience, the Dutchman streamed his live set for a special episode of his Hardwell On Air radio show. Check out the tracklist below the break and subscribe to series on iTunes.
It’s hard to say what comes next for Hardwell, his radioshow Hardwell On Air continues to dominate the airwaves, his imprint Revealed Recordings is home to some of the most promising talents in dance music today, his own productions effortlessly scale the Beatport Top 10 charts, and his DJ sets are blistering, inventive and technically impressive. And he does all this without breaking a sweat.
This Saturday Hardwell embarks on his next milestone, a sold out solo world tour dubbed I AM HARDWELL, beginning at the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. To commemorate the occasion, Hardwell will be broadcasting his set live in HD from 1am – 4am CET (7pm – 10pm EST, 4pm – 7pm PST).
Tune in live at http://live.djhardwell.com and interact with him via Twitter using the hashtag #IAMHARDWELL
Coming off strong after their first Coachella performance in the Heineken Dome, Dzeko and Torres have unleashed “Down To This,” a collaborative effort with hard-hitting Dutchman Chuckie. Premiered during David Guetta’s Ultra Music Festival set, the track has seen support ranging from Hardwell to W&W drawing testament to its wide appeal. Hampering characteristic drops coupled with big room bass the track takes the term ‘anthem’ to an entirely new level.
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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.
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“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.Posted by
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.Posted by
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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Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Kaskade, Skrillex, Seth Troxler, and more.
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.