It’s inevitable that countdowns will always spark controversy, that’s just the nature of the beast. Some tracks will be snubbed, some overlooked, and some ranked higher than you may have expected. We’ve already gone over our ranking criteria at length but despite our own self-imposed guidelines, 2012 proved to be more difficult to rank than years past. With the EDM explosion officially in full swing throughout the year, the sheer number of releases was mind numbing, and — consequently — nearly impossible to rank. There has been no greater challenge for the editors at Dancing Astronaut than creating the list of the Biggest Tracks of 2012.
Hardwell recently released an emotional Electric Zoo 2012 aftermovie. Instead of setting the video to one of his many high energy tracks, he gaves fans the opportunity to create an acoustic version of his massive song, “Spaceman.” The winner of the contest was Collin McLoughlin, an aspiring singer with a passion for dance music. McLoughlin has created highly trafficked covers of popular tracks like “Titanium” and “Save The World.” His acoustic version of “Spaceman” doesn’t fall short of the expectations he’s created for himself and is available for purchase via iTunes. Read on to hear his cover of “Titanium.”
Aftermovies have become highly anticipated pieces in the festival circuit. They allow attendees to relive the experience and give those who were unable to attend the opportunity to feel like part of the event. The songs featured in the background of these highly trafficked movies set the scene and the comments section is typically flooded with tracklist queries.
Hardwell recognizes their value and is giving fans the opportunity to contribute to the soundtrack of his own Electric Zoo aftermovie. The task? Create an acoustic version of his hit single, “Spaceman” and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 14th. Not only will the winner’s submission be featured in his aftermovie but he or she will also see “full support from Hardwell,” VIP access to a Hardwell show of their choice, and a meet and greet with him. Good luck!
Hardwell is bringing his “Spaceman” single full circle – first with a remix package and now with the vocal mix, “Call Me A Spaceman,” which features a vocal from Mitch Crown. While the slapped on vocal doesn’t boost the track’s status, it does give it a catchier melodic feel for those who prefer radio edits. Now available on Beatport, head to the comments section and let us know if “Call Me A Spaceman” is your thing or if you think Hardwell should have left the track alone.
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An astronaut in his own respect, Hardwell takes fans into outer space with his remix package of “Spaceman.” Without listing any high profile names, the DJ presents stellar and fitting remixes from Headhunterz, Drown The Fish, and Naffz. Previously one of Hardwell’s most vivacious hits, this package elevates “Spaceman” to the next level – out of this galaxy. If you are ready to hear frenzied twists of “Spaceman,” listen to the remixes and find the Beatport link below the break.
We saw Hardwell when he came to Philadelphia a few weeks back, but he’s returning to North America this February for his upcoming Spaceman Tour. Named for his most recent release, the tour will start off at Cobra Nightclub (which just so happens to share its name with another Hardwell original) in London, Ontario, before heading down to the Northeast and Las Vegas. There are ten shows in all throughout the ten day tour, so it looks like Hardwell will be working hard and playing hard for its duration. Tickets for the various shows are on sale now, so make sure to buy early if you’re interested.
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