Dance music heavyweights Hardwell and Will Sparks have joined forces for a highly-anticipated collaboration, ‘Twisted’. The track, released via Revealed Recordings, delivers a huge bolt of energy and continues to lead the movement within the dance music industry known as big room techno.
Hardwell, the Dutch DJ and producer, has been a household name in the dance music scene for over a decade. With numerous chart-topping hits and sold-out performances around the world, he continues to be a leader in the industry. Will Sparks, an Australian DJ, and producer, has also made a name for himself in the scene by pioneering a sub-genre of dance music affectionately named after his Australian hometown, making countless laps around the globe playing the world’s most reputable stages including Ultra Music Festival, Creamfields, and Tomorrowland.
“I’m a big fan of the direction that Will’s taking his sound. It perfectly fits what I’m doing right now, so after we talked about working together on a track, we decided to do something that would stand out in our sets. We both love the ‘Your Mind Is Twisted’ sample, which led us into creating this rework loaded with a dose of unrelenting dancefloor energy.” – Hardwell
Will Sparks‘ knack for seeking evolution has led him to the forefront of this movement. After a multitude of releases on prominent labels such as Armada, Spinnin, and Musical Freedom, it seemed like the Australian trailblazer was well on his way back to the main stage. In 2022, the big room techno movement received its biggest push forward with Hardwell taking a step into the frame. Hardwell returned from hiatus with the release of his album ‘REBELS NEVER DIE’. He solidified his status as a platinum-selling DJ and producer with a world tour that saw him perform at major arenas and festivals worldwide. Hardwell took the reigns on the cultural shift, taking Will with him for the ride. Sparks has shown that he is ready to evolve his sound yet again to pursue a new take on the modern house and techno music genres that he’s already helped invigorate. The story now comes full circle with this epic clash of talent, confidence, and creativity on ‘Twisted‘.
“Hardwell and I had been chatting, he mentioned he loved the new direction of music I’ve taken over the past few years. Talks progressed, and the idea of collaborating came about. So we decided to come together to create a whole new meaning to big room techno. The sounds and impact this record provides, I’ve never played or heard before. Robbert is an incredible producer and engineer, it’s been amazing working together on this track!” – Will Sparks
‘Twisted’ is the perfect combination of Hardwell and Will Sparks‘ signature sounds, creating a track that is sure to be a hit with fans and critics alike. A record that fixates on pulsating basslines, and a soaring lead synth, the two producers masterfully layer their musical prowess on a surefire festival anthem. The two dance juggernauts look to enter 2023 with all the momentum in the world, and this collaboration is sure to be a major part of that.