Living up to the title of the number 6 DJ in the world is no easy feat, but king of hard-hitting electro, Hardwell does it with ease. Besides producing his own club banger magic, Hardwell also works diligently as the label-head of Revealed Recordings.
The label impresario has recently released his first secret weapon of 2013, a track titled “The Code” by Dutch duo W&Wand their homeland counterpart Ummet Ozcan. The teaser video features kitschy cartoon characters speeding in a car chase to the punchy sounds of this sure-to-be-hit. Fusing addictive synths with impeding drops, this dance-floor dynamite has already climbed to #1 this week on the DMC buzz chart.
We are anxiously awaiting the track’s full release out February 4th and can’t wait to hear this electro-gold blasting through club speakers soon!
MTV named Nicky Romero an EDM artist to watch in 2012 and our eyes have been glued to the Dutch DJ ever since. So when he announced he’d be making his debut performance at Space Miami last Saturday, we jumped on the opportunity to check out the young star in action.
Brought into the electronic music world by mentor David Guetta, the 23-year-old Dutch superstar has already made an impressive name for himself as the next progressive-electro wonderboy. The rising star spent 2012 producing 14 hard-hitting and well-received singles, touring the nightlife metropolises of the world, and topping it off with a Miami New Year’s Eve weekend concert we’ll never forget.
The Fall 2012 phase of Bounce Music Festival is about to get in gear to rock a city near you. Hosting global superstar DJs, this year's festival welcomes headliners Alesso, Martin Solveig, Hardwell, Dada Life, Rusko, and Borgore.
Bounce kicks off on Friday, Oct. 26 in Raleigh, North Carolina with Swedish sensation, Alesso at the Longbranch of Raleigh. A second date on Oct. 26 will feature French producer Martin Solveig, Dutch master Hardwell, Deniz Koyu and Tim Mason at the Mesa Amphitheater in Mesa, Arizona. On Wednesday October 31st, Dada Life will be giving champagne showers at Pic-A-Chic Farms along with Borgore. The UK dubstep leader Rusko will drop the bass at the Limelight in Nashville, Tennessee as the last date of the tour on Nov. 19th.
For the past 5 years, Showtek, otherwise known to family and friends as Wouter and Sjoerd Janseen, have been rapidly rising in the electronic dance music realm. From touring all over the world, to having their production in a movie, to working with talents like Tiesto and Hardwell, it’s no wonder that they were part of the Identity Festival lineup this year. Whether they are in the studio or behind the decks, the Dutch brothers are really creating a name for themselves among some of the biggest DJs and producers out there. We had a chance to sit down with the guys at the sold-out Identity Festival in New York, as they dished what the festival has been like so far, what it’s been like to work with Tiesto, and all about their brand new track with Hardwell, “How We Do."
As social media continues to prove itself as the most important measuring stick of success in the electronic music world, more and more DJs are rewarding their loyal fanbases for Facebook likes and Twitter follows with exclusive releases.
Hardwell is the latest DJ to jump on the fan appreciation bandwagon, releasing a massive bootleg package today in return for hitting 200,000 Twitter followers.
The 13-track selection takes new twists on old favorites like “Silenced By Mr Brightside," “Trolltanium,” and “Squad Up In Here.”
So download the package here, put your headphones on blast, and get ready for the spaceman to take you on a wild ride.
Ready to get Sirius Hardwell fans? This Thursday 7/19, the young Dutch DJ/producer gave a select group of fans an exclusive live set in the SiriusXM studio in New York City. Before his set, the award-winning spaceman himself (aka Robbert van de Corput) was interviewed by Sirius XM Radio DJ and Producer Liquid Todd.
Hardwell revealed on air all about his tracks “Spaceman” and “Cobra," what it’s been like to work with EDM luminary Tiesto, his new compilation mix, and what his hectic touring schedule is like.
Ten miles of darkness and 2000 cars separated us from the festival we had only dreamt about. As we stared forward, excited and anxious, there was a faint flicker towards the sky and then the familiar explosion of fireworks in the distance. A roar ripped through the desert from the cars around us. Indian chiefs and their topless girlfriends yelled and cheered out their windows, as packs of neon spattered fur boots ran by on foot. This was the scene I had heard so much about. The one that would save dance music events
Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival has consistently been remarked as the premier Electronic Music festival in the country. With steady competition from Ultra Music Festival , and the multitude of other events that have developed in the past few years, claiming that title is quite a feat. Insomniac’s founder, Pasquale Rotella, has rose through the ranks of California promoters to a point of utmost success. He has absolutely earned his stripes, with the immense scale of his events and consequences this sometimes brings. The risk involved with such massive gatherings as these has made it necessary for Pasquale to impose a new standard for safety at these events, both at the gates and in the festival. In both appearance and functionality, EDC proved to be nothing less than the world-class event that was beckoned for.
Benny Benassi, Italian DJ/producer of legend, penned what must be the most recognizable dance track of the past ten years. Don't believe me? Here:
See? Anyway, y'all probably knew that already. Since then, Benassi has been hard at work, delivering club anthems for more than a decade. Winning a Grammy for his remix of Public Enemy's "Bring The Noise," Benassi has enjoyed critical success as well as the utter and unflinching devotion of his fans. He is constantly touring the world, playing the biggest festivals and most popular clubs in cities from NY to Milan, Tokyo to Moscow.
Electric Zoo's Phase 1 Festival lineup has just been announced! Taking place Aug 31 - Sept 2 on Randall's Island here in NYC, this year's festival has THE biggest names in EDM. Check out the killer lineup that includes Pretty Lights, Above & Beyond, Laidback Luke, Hardwell, Martin Solveig, Tiesto, Steve Aoki, David Guetta, A-trak, and more. Get your tickets while you still can!
After discovering house music in 2010, I dabbled in the different sects of electronica and found myself in love. In March of 2011, I made my official crossover from rap-enthusiast to househead when I attended Ultra Music Festival. Nearly a year later, I cannot wait to return to my stomping grounds and once again bask in the harmonious music and beating sunshine.
Last year’s festival was an incredible experience, but as a newbie, I had a lot to learn. The low-point of my weekend was when my ticket was ripped off of the lanyard strewn around my neck by a drunken fool. The maniac grabbed the ticket that was hanging above my chest, and ran. Luckily, my mother had always instilled within me the importance of self-defense, so I lunged at the crazy kid who attempted to steal the $275 ticket and returned the item to its rightful owner... me.