Chicago’s electronic summer staple, Spring Awakening Music Festival, will return to the Windy City’s Addams/Medill park for its seventh iteration Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10. The largest all-electronic music festival in the Midwest, Spring Awakening has released phase one of its 2018 lineup, a sizable roster of mainstream talent topped by Afrojack, Hardwell, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Tiësto, deadmau5, and more.
Championed as “one of the most seismic lineups for Spring Awakening yet,” the shock waves spurred by the festival’s first phase only increase in intensity given the reveal of the event’s six branded stage showcases: Trance Arena, Bass Kitchen, the techno oriented Requiem, Sunday School, HELDEEP, and DJ MAG.
3-day GA and VIP passes to Spring Awakening’s seventh edition are now available for purchase, here.
Tomorrowland has officially booked Hardwell to perform at this year’s festival for the first time since 2015. For the new theme and dates for Tomorrowland this year, Tomorrowland is looking to host an all-star lineup as well as some of its best stage hosts ever. In addition to Hardwell being booked for this year’s lineup,
Hardwell and Quintino have each carved a deep niche in big room since the subgenre’s rise during the EDM boom. Now, they have teamed up to create an intensely energetic collaboration titled, “Woest.” However, this isn’t the first time these two power houses have worked together. With their hit original, “Baldadig,” as well as their remix of J Balvin‘s “Mi Gente,” they have a long history together as an invigorating producing duo.
“Woest” is yet another testament to both Hardwell and Quintino’s big room technique. Featuring prominent beats, colorful yet unpredictable melodies, and intriguing builds of distorted vocals, it comes as no surprise that the record is bound to dominate dance floors with a signature sound that Hardwell and Quintino have helped make famous. “Woest” is the first release of the year for both of these artists, and without a doubt will have fans hooked upon first listen.
Throughout the years, Joel Zimmerman aka deadmau5, has become of dance music’s biggest trolls. This time around, deadmau5 has taken a jab at Hardwell after releasing his new fragrance ECLIPSE. ECLIPSE is being advertised to transform the artist’s “very personal world into an energetic scent.” While Hardwell’s fans have grown to love the new cologne,
Hardwell celebrated the 350th episode of Hardwell On Air this week. A major milestone for any artist or any radio show for that matter. That means the show has been going for almost 7 years strong now, which is a life time in terms of EDM. During the show Hardwell and the Sick Individuals debuted
When it comes to a record of the most widely supported producers of today, 1001Tracklists offers a look through a retrospective lens, releasing its list of the “Top 101 Producers of 2017” a little over a week into 2018.
The “world’s leading DJ tracklist database,” 1001Tracklists accounts for mixes, radio shows, and club and festival sets alike, maintaining a quantitative musical log that tracks the frequency with which a given producer’s works appear across tracklists. 1001Tracklists’ meticulous strategy to measuring producer prominence across mixes, radio shows, and sets results in a precisely ordered list sees Skrillex at the very peak of the “Top 101 Producers of 2017” list, coming in at first place with a “Total Unique DJ Support” of 1,463. 1001 Tracklists’ “Total Unique DJ Support” represents the total number of times that a release crafted by the producer surfaced.
Don Diablo trailed Skrillex with a support of 1,198, followed by Axwell with 1,007, Diplo with 1,002, and Hardwell, rounding out the top five with 997. The broad list sees BROHUG, Tiesto, EDX, Eric Prydz, and more place within the top 20. The complete list of the most heavily supported producers of the previous year can be viewed here.
As 2017 comes to an end, one of Reddit’s most popular EDM communities /r/EDM has revealed their “Best Of 2017” list. From G House to bigroom to dubstep, the Reddit community has compiled five bests for each respective category. For bigroom house, Hardwell takes home Best Artist while KSHMR and Maurice West’s “Festival Of Lights”
Yesterday Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike brought out Hardwell during a performance in their native Belgium last night. The duo was bringing down the house and the crowd was absolute losing their minds, when slowly Hardwell’s classic hit ‘Spaceman’ slowly started to play as the arena went dark. When the lights came back up a
DubVision and Afrojack have teamed up for “New Memories,” and the simple, yet catchy tune is set to be a radio hit. Progressive chords are the perfect backdrop for the folk-pop vocals, and the feel-good track has broad appeal to electronic and pop fans alike.
This release is coming off of a busy 2017 for Afrojack, who has released multiple heavy hitting collaborations inclusive of “Hands Up” with Hardwell and “Another Life” and “Dirty Sexy Money” with David Guetta. DubVision recently released “Paradise,” and the brothers show no signs of slowing down either. “New Memories” is a product of Dutch powerhouses coming together to make a hit track.