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Released 10 Years Ago: Hardwell & Matthew Koma – Dare You

A decade ago, on November 13, 2013, the EDM landscape witnessed the release of a track that would not only define an era but also showcase the evolving artistry of the recently crowned DJ Mag Top 100 winner, Hardwell. Teaming up with vocalist Matthew Koma, Hardwell presented ‘Dare You,’ a highly anticipated vocal record that marked a melodically refined direction for the Dutch icon.

In the wake of his 2013 triumph, Hardwell didn’t rest on his laurels. Instead, he ventured into a new musical realm, guided by the powerful vocals of Matthew Koma. Released under Hardwell‘s Revealed Recordings, ‘Dare You’ seamlessly blended Koma‘s emotive vocal delivery with Hardwell‘s peak-time prowess, creating a track that resonated with fans and critics alike.

Robbert van de Corput, the teenage prodigy who evolved into the superstar Dutch DJ known as Hardwell, had already left an indelible mark on the EDM explosion of 2012-2013. His journey began at the age of 13, inspired by the massive dance parties broadcast on MTV. This early fascination with mixing and production laid the foundation for a career marked by innovation, energy, and an unwavering commitment to pushing musical boundaries.

As we celebrate a decade of ‘Dare You,’ the track stands as a testament to Hardwell‘s enduring influence and Matthew Koma‘s emotive artistry. A timeless collaboration that continues to echo through the corridors of electronic music history.

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