In early 2012, the Buzz around ‘Kontiki’ had been huge, landing high in the Miami Buzz Chart with the teaser gaining over 2 million views. Hardwell was again on top of his game joined forces by the then-emerging talent Dannic. ‘Kontiki’ had bigroom written all over it, starting off with some energetic stabs and a bigroom lead theme, and some heavy basslines. Add the special Hardwell and Dannic touches with heavy snare drums and climaxes to this and it was clear this is one tough banger!
A superstar Dutch DJ who helped shape the EDM explosion of 2012-2013, Robbert van de Corput became Hardwell when he began DJ’ing at the age of 13. Watching the massive dance parties broadcast on MTV encouraged the teen to learn how to mix, and he soon became interested in remixing and working on his own productions.
Dannic is no stranger to the scene, he released on all major labels and dropped anthems ‘Chase The Sun’ in collaboration with Hardwell, ‘Coco’s Miracle’ in collaboration with Fedde Le Grand, ‘Falling In Love’ ft Polina Griffith, ‘Stay’ ft INNA, ‘Undone’, ‘Feel Your Love’, ‘Light The Sky’ and big-hitter on Maxximize with ‘Noise’, that also shot to #1 on Beatport –, and many other charting Beatport Top 10 releases. With early support on ‘Real Love’ from artists like Nicky Romero, Don Diablo, Sam Feldt, Mike Williams, Madison Mars, and more, you can expect this track to rise the charts!