It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here – Hardwell has reached the 250th episode milestone with his popular Hardwell On Air radio show. The Dutch star has been on the top of his game for several years now, and he’s continuing to further influence in the ways that he knows best, whether it be by supporting up and coming acts, launching his United We Are Foundation, or simply by playing live for the masses and releasing festival anthems.
Tomorrow, the 250th episode goes down, and for this special 2-hour broadcast, Hardwell will be bringing some world-class guests along with him to perform. As if it wasn’t already a must-see event, Hardwell and company are set to play a ton of new tracks and IDs that are sure to get the internet buzzing with anticipation. Tune in at 22:00pm CET on live.djhardwell.com tomorrow.
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Over the past couple weeks we have been re-living the best moments of Electric Zoo (and there are many) but some of my favorite moments were hanging out with a couple of the acts and hearing from them firsthand what they’re up to and what we can expect over the next few months. One of the first interviews I did was with Hardwell. Check out what he had to say about Tiesto, a controversial bootleg package, Sensation and more below.
Who better to collaborate than two of the leading progressive house producers in 2011, Hardwell & Nicky Romero. I had the pleasure of seeing Hardwell spin immediately following an epic Dada Life set at CONTROL back in June, but I have yet to see Nicky Romero. As I can tell from the preview, the world-class power duo’s new track, “Beta,” grows from a groovy and melodic beginning into a big room monster with an extra electro grind to facilitate your dirty dancing. Mark your calendars, it’s out on September 26th via Spinnin’ Records.
Hello GDD™ Nation! I hope you all had a killer weekend, and if you made it out to Beyond Wonderland in San Bernardino like a few of us did last night then I know you had a great one. Anyway, after listening to Hardwell‘s past couple of On Air mixes from the past two weeks, I felt the urge to share these BIG hour long sets with all of you. Each contains a plethora of big room, ‘hands-up’ house tracks, including some worldwide exclusives and new tracks from the likes of Avicii, Sebastien Drums, Funkagenda, Swanky Tunes, and more. Grab the latest one below and get March 10th’s mix with tracklist as well as a teaser for Hardwell’s unreleased track, Encoded, after the jump. Keep an eye out for more On Air mixes in the future right here on GDD™.
22 year old Dutch DJ and producer, Hardwell, has made quite a name for himself this year, collaborating with international star DJ Chuckie on ‘Move It To The Drum,’ as well as banging out some big original club tracks like ‘Molotov’, ‘Asteroid’, and ‘Voyage’. His international success bred by support from Tiesto, Steve Aoki, Judge Jules, and more has led this young musician to quickly establish his own label, Revealed Recordings, so I’d expect to see many more releases from Hardwell in 2011. Last weekend, the youngster was asked to produce a guest mix on Armin Van Buuren‘s ‘A State of Sundays’ show on Sirius Satellite Radio, and he was kind enough to let all of us have a listen. Hands up!
In recent times, there has been a lot of chatter about the famed party paradise, Ibiza, and its current state with dance music. Carl Cox famously announced that this summer season will be his last on the White Isle, and stories about parties getting shut down by police have been making the rounds. But what exactly is happening in Ibiza? I know most of us over here state-side could definitely use a little more context…
Billboard has released a 5-part mini-documentary series, The Real Ibiza, that covers all angles, from artist residents to the actual nightclubs, underground vs. mainstream, and more. Watch the all of the parts in succession above to be in the know about Ibiza, and to hear from Claude VonStroke, Seth Troxler, Martin Garrix, Hardwell, and more on the pressing matters at hand.
In today’s music world, there are many emerging artists that have the skills necessary to make an impact in the scene, but there are few that are truly able to carve out their own lane and hold a lasting, influential presence. As a native of Athens, Greece, Nick Martin is quickly positioning himself as the latter. Although he is a new artist, he has already paid his dues and taken the time to refine his skills under a previous alias, which saw him become a local legend in the underground house and tech-house circles over the past six years.