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Hardwell’s North American Bus Tour Continues

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Hardwell has been topping charts and setting his name in stone as one of the best DJs in the world. For those of you who don’t know him, it’s about time you do… at least a little bit.

Robbert van de Corput, a.k.a. Hardwell, is a big room house DJ hailing from the Netherlands. His career started at the age of 12 when he DJed his friend’s birthday party. That was his first ever gig. With the help of his parents, Hardwell began to DJ at numerous clubs between 14 and 18 years of age. His parents were the only way he would be allowed into the clubs. This was about the time he had his first record signing, at 14 years old. Fast forward to 2008, Hardwell claimed the #1 spot six times in a row on the Dutch dance chart… yes six times in a row! In 2010, Hardwell moved up from the local club scene for a shot to play at Privilege in Ibiza for Tiesto’s Club Life event. That year also sprouted Revealed Recordings, Hardwell’s very own record label which now is home to a handful of artists such as Dyro and W&W.

For those of you who enjoy listening to BPM on Sirius XM, you may have heard of “Hardwell On Air”, which is Hardwell’s weekly aired show. What started as a Podcast in 2011, has now grown to become one of the Top 10 Podcasts on iTunes in over 40 countries, and is now broadcasted to over 65 international radio stations. His collaboration with Tiesto on “Zero 76”, which claimed #1 on Beatport, helped him to earn the #24 spot on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs.

“Spaceman” was released in 2012 (I urge you to check out the Carnage remix), which has been remixed more times than you can count with your hands and was his biggest solo-track. 2012 also brought Hardwell the honor of playing main stage at Tomorrowland, which he has been a contender of every year since then. He entered the DJ Mag Top 100 again, except this time he took the #6 spot. The 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 was a different story though, Hardwell claimed the #1 spot over the five time in a row winner, Armin van Buuren. This was the same story for 2014, claiming #1 yet again.

Today, Hardwell continues to release chart topping tracks, with the most recent release being “Blackout”. His tours are massive; consider the I Am Hardwell tour, where the entire first phase sold out, and again with the Canadian Bus Tour with Dyro and Dannic, which was a nationwide sell-out. Now Hardwell is knocking on our doors with his North American Bus Tour, accompanied by Thomas Newson and Kill The Buzz.

Be sure to get your tickets fast! Hardwell is someone you don’t want to miss out on!

February 27th @ 31st Street Studios – Pittsburgh, PA

February 28th @ The Bluestone – Columbus, OH

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Hardwell Remixes To Hold You Down Til February

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If your love for intricate laser shows and heart-happy house music is so strong you think you may burst before Hardwell’s shows in Pittsburgh and Columbus (Feb. 27 and Feb. 28), here are some remixes by the Revealed Recordings label head to keep you contained:

Quintino – Scorpion (Hardwell Edit)
This artist has been on every electronic music lover’s radar for awhile now; having Hardwell add his touch to the fellow Dutch-born DJ is an electro house equation you need to hear.

Hardwell – Spaceman (Carnage Festival Trap Remix)
Hear “Spaceman” as you’ve never heard it before with a house-turned-trap remix by the delightfully dirty DJ Carnage. It’s got that rolling 808 bass and constant, tight drum kick that keeps the tempo totally dance-friendly just a little more chill than thrill.

Armin van Buuren – Ping Pong (Hardwell Remix)
If you’re having heart palpatations just thinking about the Dutch DJ, maybe save this song for last (and get the shock pads ready). Hardwell’s remix of this trippy, quick-hitting track makes it a progressive house hit like no other. I love his addition of atmospheric effects and heavy reverb.

Hardwell x Matthew Koma – Dare You (Cash Cash Remix)
This peppy, electro pop remix by Cash Cash takes Hartwell’s uplifting house track even higher with an anthemic, mainstream feel that can fill a room (as well as many a Spotify playlists).

Tickets are available now for both stops on Hardwell’s North American Bus Tour (click here for 31st Street Studios, click here for The Bluestone). Don’t miss your chance to see him; tickets are selling quickly! Support from Thomas Newson and Kill The Buzz.

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Hardwell in Pittsburgh and Columbus February 2016

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The two-time DJ Mag crowned #1 World DJ is eponymous with the big house genre while also daring to delve into progressive trance. Although his title was taken from him in 2015- with much scrutiny from fans and fellow DJs- Pittsburgh and Columbus are both awaiting his February arrivals like the royalty he has become.

Out of the 11 stops on Hardwell’s North American Bus Tour, he’s spending time with Prime Social Group and friends for two. He will take the stage at the 31st Street Studios in Pittsburgh- which not too long ago threw a Kaskade concert so full of love, lasers, kandi, and confetti that I’m still trying to pick my jaw up off the warehouse space’s floor. This is a must-see venue and artist. Hardwell’s special guests will be Thomas Newson and Kill The Buzz. Newson is a spry 19-yr-old DJ with recent release “Pallaroid”- which was rumored to be an unreleased Hardwell track originally. Kill The Buzz rounds out the Three House-kateers with an electro twist on songs like “Dreamin” available on his SoundCloud page.

The Dutch DJ (also referred to as my “rave bae” unbeknownst to him) then makes his way to The Bluestone in Columbus for a Feb. 28 set that one can only hope will be as spiritual of an evening as the event space itself. If so, consider me Hozier and take me to church (Lord forgive me for my synths). The Bluestone is a 19th-century Baptist church converted to a music worshippers haven. Insert praying hands emoji here if Hardwell concludes the transcendental journey with “Birds Fly”, a futuristic ballad the artist himself considers one of his most “special tracks” on the We Are United album released in January 2015.

His heavy four-count hits can also be expected, to which we can all agree will bring down the house (Jesus’s house, mind you). “Chameleon” with Hardwell and Wiwek is a big sound club anthem starting off hyphy from the get go. What unifies Hardwell and his music to fans is the message he sends both prolifically and also literally that we are all united (hint from Captain Obvious: his debut album artist shares this sentiment). Songs like “Survivor” with Dannic ft. Haris and, well, basically his entire Ultra 2015 set showed that Hardwell is a total team player putting no “I” in “team” and for that we are thankful. And to bring it full circle, check out the Miami music festival clip above to see his bomb remix of “Take Me To Church”.

Buy your tickets to see Hardwell in Columbus and/or Pittsburgh here

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#1 World DJ, Hardwell, Brings Festival Anthems To Columbus’ The Bluestone

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Hardwell, who is regarded by EDM-authority as the #1 DJ in the world, put on an memorable performance in Columbus, two Sundays ago. A native of The Netherlands, he brought his festival-anthems to The Bluestone.

GA tickets were available on a first come, first serve basis this past winter and it sold out almost immediately. “It sold out 48-hours after we released the ticket”, said PSG’s promotions director, James Veal. These tickets were the highest demanded one’s we’ve ever had”.

On the night-of the show, Hardwell’s Revealed-label tour bus was propped out front. It was a well decorated 50-footer, with tinted windows that featured Hardwell, Dannic, and Dyro’s boyish looking faces. For attendees, the sight of the bold object sent re-affirming signals to the daring audiences that risked missing class and school the next day.

College-aged, and mostly OSU students, the ticket-holders arrived on time. They could easily be targeted through the clear night wearing their rave-attire, in a line, that stretched off of The Bluestone’s property before the doors officially opened.

Much of the early arriving, EDM-mad crowd flooded towards the stage down-stairs, while the VIP patrons spread out along the area of up-stairs railing. Tony Desaro opened with a nice set of tech house music as the empty patches of space, upstairs and on the floor, filled quickly.

Around 9PM, Dannic came on and was then followed by Dyro. They both delivered crowd-pleasing sets of electro-house mixes sparked off by the hard-hitting, up-beat song, “Booyah”. Members of an up and coming generation of producers, Dannic & Dyro brought with them a semi-elaborate light set-up, however, it was only ¾ of what the headliner’s stage would be. Their visuals complemented their deftly spun their tunes, and at times, one had to check if it was or wasn’t Hardwell DJing.

Hardwell appeared behind the four decks, in a neatly pressed black V-neck, close to midnight with his soaring synths melodies and driving-bass music lasting until around 1:30. “Dare You”, which is his latest hit was dropped early, and to the sights of dazzling, multi-colored lasers, and intense fog blasters stunned audiences.

What puts Hardwell into the upper echelon category of DJs was his ability to controll the music’s tempo. He effortlessly shifted through his lightly prepared set, toying with the room’s energy as he played remixes like “Ping Pong” by Armin Van Buuren and “Other-side” by The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The crowd frequently reciprocated his music’s good vibes by flailing their arms in unison to the rhythms of the beat.

Before eventually shutting the music down, Hardwell saved arguably his hardest song for last, dropping his hit-single “Spaceman”, that rang off like a fire-work almost rattling the venue’s foundations of The Bluestone.

In their third bringing EDM-concerts to Columbus year, PSG’s co-founder Zachary Ruben is confident that Hardwell’s show was the best one yet.

“Best production and energy that the venue’s ever seen…and it was a Sunday”, Zach said.

Hardwell – Dare You (Ft. Matthew Koma) [Official Music Video]

Regarded by many as the best DJ in the world, Hardwell, has been on a tear promoting his newest single, “Dare You”, which features vocalist Matthew Koma. The progressive-house song out on his own imprint, Revealed Recordings, released nearly two months ago and is a charismatic dance song that contains Hardwell’s alluring production underneath Koma’s delightful lyrics. With “Dare You” being Hardwell’s premiere song, in 2014, these newly added visuals add an invigorating dimension encouraging audiences to “follow their dreams”, while showcasing Hardwell’s own passion for music. Check out the music video and stay tuned for more amazing releases and information about upcoming shows by following Hardwell on Facebook and Twitter.

iTunes: Hardwell – Dare You (Ft. Matthew Koma)

Hardwell feat. Matthew Koma – Dare You (Beatport Exclusive) [Out Now]

“Dare You” by Hardwell is one title one EDM fans have eagerly been anticipating, and finally it is out now. What’s most remarkable about “Dare You” is Hardwell’s production. The producer out of the Netherlands is a chart topping producer known for his electro-house BANGERs, “Cobra”, “Molotov”, and “Apollo” (to name a few) however he took a different route with “Dare You”. He made a progressive-house song and with Matthew Koma’s special singing added, this song is a gem. It’s both their parts that make this song a joy to listen to and you can expect that it will surely rise on all the music charts because of its commercial sound. “Dare You” is out on beatport via Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings as a 2 day exclusive before dropping on iTunes later this week. Take a listen to the extended stream aboove.

Beatport: Hardwell feat. Matthew Koma – Dare You

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