Hardwell and fellow label-mate, Dyro have released their collaboration featuring Bright Lights on Hardwell’s imprint label, Revealed. Leaving the hard Dutch synths but keeping some of the drum patterns, Hardwell and Dyro go for a more progressive sound much like Kontiki or Dyro’s remix of “Night Like This.” The huge tune which was premiered during Hardwell’s opening show of this “I Am Hardwell” Tour in Amsterdamn, is only perfected by the lyrics and beautiful vocals of Heather Bright. Not the pulverizing electro sound that we have heard from Hardwell recently but a great track non the less. Check it out below.
With the rising success of Krewella’s latest single “Alive,” Hardwell takes this new mainstream club hit and turns it into a big room banger. Originally being premiered during Hardwell’s live set at Coachella this year, there has been a lot of excitement about this new remix. Keeping the piano melody and the vocals from both Jahan and Yasmine from the original track, Hardwell puts a spin on the tune’s harmony and adds an epic Hardwell drop to turn this song from a mainstream pop hit into a tune that could rattle anyone’ speakers. Check the track out and make sure to get it on Beatport.
Bonus: Check out Hardwell’s latest episode of “Hardwell On Air” featuring the set from his kick off show from his “I Am Hardwell” Tour, in Amsterdam.
We have been hearing this one for a little while now and its finally officially released on Beatport. To say the least, this track goes hard. You can tell that Laidback Luke had a huge influence on the song especially at the drops where the sounds is very reminiscent of what we have heard from him in the past. Hardwell, on the other hand, isn’t as prominent in this tune, only really being heard during the tracks “cool downs” bridge parts where you can also hear a sound that we all associate with Hardwell. Give the song a listen and make sure to support the artists. Also check out the official video for the tune which is very interesting to watch, definitely something different for EDM videos.
Recorded April 2013 | Album art created by Glenn Rachlin: glennrachlin.com
It’s been a long Winter up here in Boston. My last mix, “Finding Nemo”, was recorded during one of the biggest blizzards New England has ever seen. Now the weather is getting warmer and I’m feeling like a Spring Chicken so I thought it was the perfect time to make a brand new mix, featuring tracks both old and new, that I’m really in to right now. Many of the songs I have featured here on MMIBTY.
I ask that you give the entire 90 minutes a listen, as it goes through different sounds – starting off Deep and Techy, moving through some upbeat House and Electro-House, and finishing off with a couple Trance tracks.
I’m listing the songs so you can go out and support the artists if you like what you hear. As always your feedback is much appreciated in my pursuits to make your head bob. Tracklist after the jump!
So I was getting ready for work the other morning and in typical wake-my-neighbor-up fashion I was pumping some tunes with Pandora. A driving House beat came across the speakers at which point my ears immediately perked up (my quick-mix plays everything from Bob Marley to Dave Matthews Band to Rage Against the Machine plus all the dance music genres, so I’m always on my toes with Pandora). Around the one-minute mark of this song I recognized some familiar synths and when I looked at what the track was, it made perfect sense that this was a Hardwell song, called “Voyage”. Because I only started really digging into dance music around 2010 and because Hardwell wasn’t yet a household name, I had clearly missed out. I really do love the beat on this and could very honestly do without the epic synth breaks – but hey that’s what made Hardwell famous.
The other track included with the Smoke/Voyage EP was, well, “Smoke”. The drum beat on “Smoke” is similar to that of “Voyage”, although the track overall is a lot more subtle – almost of the minimal sub-genre. What I like about “Smoke” is that it’s a raver-esque track that I can be seen being played late at night in a dark club or warehouse. I don’t associate these kinds of songs with the Hardwell we know today (more of a Big Room, Electronic/Banger sound), so it’s always interesting to see where producers once found their roots. Today, however, Hardwell is a top-10 DJ in the world and some say he had the best set of Ultra 2013 – do you agree?
Ultra Music Festival is a wrap and although many of us could only watch it on YouTube, we all feel a little depressed that it’s over. Seeing the best in the world, pull out all of the stops is what makes Ultra the premiere music festival here in America. We heard countless unreleased tracks, saw some unusual collaborations, all while drinking with our closest friends on couches across the country. Well now you can relive the experiences as we have collected sets throughout the weekend that you can stream and download. Many of these sets were posted by our friends or other blogs and we have simply compiled them all in one place. We would rather work smart than work hard if we can! Download them all if you want and be sure to check out the tracklists below!