6 Tracks You Won’t Believe Were Released 6 Years Ago!

‘Young Again’ – Hardwell ft. Chris Jones
‘Young Again’
by Dutch phenomenon Hardwell and Chris Jones was released worldwide on the 20th of October 2014. The then-world #1 DJ had an extraordinary 2014. From continuing to rule supreme over the dance music world, reeling off top-charting hit after hit with epic releases such as ‘Dare You’, ‘Everybody Is In The Place’, the iconic Dutch producer now delivered ‘Young Again’, from his forthcoming debut album. Always one to nurture the brightest talents in the industry, Hardwell had enlisted British vocalist Chris Jones, to add a raw, rock-orientated tone, to his euphoric, soaring melodies. Powered with emotion, ‘Young Again’ was a merger of genre-bending bliss, fusing rootsy, electro-acoustic guitar strings with Jones’s powerful vocals that command attention the second the track begins, a new anthem was truly unleashed.

“Virus (How About Now)” – Martin Garrix & MOTi
‘Virus (How About Now)’ by Martin Garrix and MOTi was released worldwide on the 13th of October. Rumors had been scouring the internet regarding this one particular track all the major DJ’s had been dropping in their 2014 sets. People had been trying to figure out who is behind this mystery track for months and Spinnin’ Records was happy to reveal that Martin Garrix, one of the biggest and youngest big-room, big-stage DJ’s, was stepping up for a new milestone in his fast-paced career. Garrix was expanding his size-able music catalog with the smashing ‘Virus’, a collaboration with buzz-worthy producer and Tiesto’s protégé MOTi.

“The Days” – Avicii
‘The Days’ by Swedish sensation Avicii, featuring vocals by English singer Robbie Williams was released worldwide on 3rd of October 2014. ‘The Days’ was then released shortly after with ‘The Nights’ as a two track EP entitled ‘The Days/Nights’. Gaining over 400 million online streams since it’s release, this single quickly became a worldwide hit with many radio stations still playing it to this day.

“Runaway (U & I)” – Galantis
‘Runaway (U & I)’ by the Swedish duo Galantis was released worldwide on the 5th of October 2014. When EDM is crossed with Pop, you get this single. The success from this single was inevitable, entering into charts all across the world right from it’s release date. 700 million online streams later and this iconic single is still a staple in their live sets.

“Let Me Feel” – Nicky Romero & Vicetone
‘Let Me Feel’ is a collaboration between Protocol Recordings owner Nicky Romero and Vicetone, released on the 6th of October 2014. After a successful debut of the track at Ultra Music Festival 2014, the Protocol power team delivered a massive hit. On ‘Let Me Feel’, Nicky and Vicetone’s expert layering of melody-rich synths, combined with When We Are Wild‘s emotional vocals, created an uplifting, progressive original that exerts beauty in every direction.

“Outside” – Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding
‘Outside’ by Scottish artist Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding was released on the 20th of October 2014. This track received very positive reviews from music critics, with many calling it a great follow-up of their previous collaboration ‘I Need Your Love’, and noting it as a highlight of Calvin‘s ‘Motion’ album. Over 1 billion online streams, this single is still receiving radio plays to this day.

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