Coldplay ft. Avicii – A Sky Full Of Stars (Hardwell Remix)
Featuring several world-exclusive premieres during his EDC Las Vegas set in 2014, Hardwell unveiled not just the first single (‘Arcadia’) from his forthcoming studio album but also his mesmerizing remix of Coldplay‘s beautiful collaboration with Avicii ‘A Sky Full of Stars’. Adding subtle touches, the Dutch megastar producer has succeeded in retaining the euphoria of the original, whilst giving the record a fresh progressive deepness, that sees its journey down a new, more club-driven tone. Frontman Chris Martin‘s voice is as dreamlike as ever, swelling alongside the song’s catchy pop-like melody, but the sprinkling of Hardwell‘s signature sound gives the record another gear, transforming it into an anthemic masterpiece perfectly suited to the mainstage. Personally invited by the label (FFRR/Parlophone) to remix the second single from their new album ‘Ghost Stories’, Hardwell said “I’ve long been a fan of the band so when I discovered they wanted me to remix one of the tracks from their new album, it was really a ‘wow’ moment for me. It’s such an honor and I’m really proud of the outcome of the track. When I dropped it at EDC Las Vegas, the crowd’s reaction was electrifying; it still gives me goosebumps thinking about it!” This remix turns 7 years old on the 14th of July.
Hardwell & Joey Dale ft. Luciana – Arcadia
After dominating the cusp of 2014, the mammoth collaboration of ‘Arcadia’ from Hardwell and Joey Dale, finally received its long-awaited release in July of 2013. #1 DJ in the world Hardwell, understands how to nurture talent when he sees one, with prolific Dutch newcomer Joey Dale slotting into this piece of the puzzle, perfectly. Where the enormous presence of Hardwell is unmistakable within big-room, boundary-pushing dance music, Dale is ever-creeping, hot on the tail of his new-generational peers. Swapping his schoolbooks for slick tunes once he graduated back in 2011, Dale– aged only twenty years old- signed to Revealed Recordings in November of 2013. ‘Arcadia’ was the first release from Hardwell‘s solo album that dropped later that year, its unique blend of progressive and electro made it a peak record in his sets. Marrying together towering melodies, ballistic bass, and euphoric, big-room vibes, ‘Arcadia’ sustained moreover the amazing collaborative ability between the superstars pairing. This collaboration turns 7 years old on the 7th of July.
DubVision – Backlash (Martin Garrix Edit)
Rising star Martin Garrix could do no wrong in his surge for dominance, dropping his take on DubVision‘s ‘Backlash’ on Spinnin’ Records in July of 2013. Those famously huge DubVision chord progressions are mixed seamlessly with Garrix‘s powerhouse production qualities. Resulting in a larger than life, progressive title of incredible magnitude. This track turns 7 years old on the 7th of July.
Don Diablo – AnyTime
Dutch house meister Don Diablo returned on Spinnin’ Records in 2014 with ‘AnyTime’, another crossover record that entered the UK Buzz Chart at #1 and was already supported by DJs like Kaskade, A-Trak, and Benny Benassi amongst others before its official release. The music video for the track shows Don‘s life on the road, his crazy fans, and even…his mom and grandmother make an appearance! To complete the video in style he also got a little help from some of the world’s biggest DJs and artists! Who you may ask? Well…just make sure you check out the video! This track turns 7 years old on the 21st of July.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs W&W – Waves (Tomorrowland 2014 Anthem)
As 360,000 guests pass through Tomorrowland, with more than 400 artists pouring their energy into creating the amazing spectacle, it’s only fitting that an anthem as unavoidably high-level as the event, was produced to mark the occasion and echo the power and sensory appeal that rings through Belgium’s Boom year after year. As the festival most famous son’s, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike had taken point creating the official Tomorrowland anthem over the past four years. 2014 was no exception as the renowned party starters raise the excitement levels another notch, making the tenth anniversary of Tomorrowland truly unforgettable. Joined by the unmissable Dutch duo W&W, ‘Waves’ is a vigorous, high-energy concoction that encapsulates both artists’ big-room electro style- and with no stage as large, thrilling or omnipresent across the dance world as Tomorrowland, ‘Waves’ was set to be the anthem left ringing in the ears of thousands of revellers. Since it was premiered by Hardwell during his epic EDC show in 2014, it has become one of the most requested IDs, appearing in sets from the worlds biggest DJs across the globe. This single turns 7 years old on the 21st of July.
Mark Sixma – Shadow (W&W Edit) [7th July]
Tiesto & Moguai ft. Amba Shepard – Real Life [14th July]
Blasterjaxx – Legend Comes to Life [14th July]
Sandro Silva & Arston – Symphony [21st July]
MAKJ & M35 – GO (Showtek Edit) [21st July]
DVBBS – We Were Young [28th July]
Arno Cost & Norman Doray – Strong [28th July]
Dannic – Zenith [28th July]
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