After dominating the cusp of 2014, the mammoth collaboration of ‘Arcadia’ from Hardwell and Joey Dale, finally received its long-awaited release on the 7th of July, 2014. #1 DJ in the world Hardwell understands how to nurture talent when he sees one, with prolific Dutch newcomer Joey Dale slotting into this 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 6 years old on the 7th of July.
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