Whether you’re a fan of electronic music or not, you probably have heard of Hardwell. If you are a fan of the genre, you probably already know that he is one of the most influential figures in the industry. From running his own label to headlining some of the biggest dance music events in the world to producing monster hits, Robbert van de Corput’s resume is stacked. Perhaps one of his biggest contributions to dance music is his weekly radio show, Hardwell On Air. Started in 2011, Hardwell on air has been a showcase of musical talent ranging from well known acts to bedroom producers, spanning from progressive to electro to hardstyle to deep house to whatever the hell Hardwell feels like playing.
In celebration of his 300th episode, Hardwell (in classic Hardwell fashion) pulled out all the stops and delivered a special live podcast straight from Amsterdam. The episode, an hour longer than usual, featured a string of live sets from different artists including his close friend and fellow Revealed Recordings artist Kill The Buzz and electro house heavyweights Blasterjaxx. The event also included special guests as well as live interviews from fellow big time producers who wanted to stop by and pay their respects. Lots of new and upcoming music too, definitely want to check this out if you enjoy electronic music. Here’s to Hardwell and all his contributions to dance music, with plenty more inevitably to come.
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I found this one through a pretty cool feature Dancing Astronaut does called 5 under 5,000. Basically they showcase tracks from artists with less than 5,000 Soundcloud followers, definitely one of the cooler things they do as it’s a great way to discover hidden gems from potential up and coming talents. Livin’ My Life by duo THANKS is one of my favorite tracks out now period. It’s groovy, funky, and infectiously catchy. Realistically there’s no way any normal person can keep this one out of their head, Livin’ My Life is out now.
You know when you find that song? Like, that song? You know exactly what I’m talking about and this is it, this is the one. This is the one you have on repeat in your headphones, the one you play when you’re handed the aux, the one that manages to release every ounce of serotonin your little brain has left in it. I found this gem last month and since I’ve been pleased to see it take off as it’s starting to get the recognition it deserves. ‘This Girl’ is fun, catchy, and just overall a great time personified through song. Get familiar, I have a feeling you’ll be hearing this one quite a bit if you haven’t already.
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