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Preview: Hardwell, Dyro, Audien, Henrix @ Governors Island

Brace yourselves the biggest event to hit Governors Island yet! My favorite venue in NYC will be kicking off summer tomorrow with 5 huge names in dance music. Let's start with Alex English. The Webster Hall resident and co-creator of "Girls & Boys" on Friday nights will bring the bass and have everyone raging out as soon as the doors open at four. I have seen Alex play numerous times and each time has been a blast.
Next on the lineup is the massively talented Henrix. The Miami based DJ and producer is the artist to watch on this lineup. You all know him from hits such as the monster track of 2013 "Hit It" with GTA and Digital Lab and "After All" with Darmon and Eran Hersh. You must also check out his bootlegs if you haven't already! I can't wait to finally see him live tomorrow, I'll have all my energy ready for his set at 5.

The next two artists are both young, super talented and have taken the dance music scene by storm - I'm sure you have all heard of them unless you've been living under a rock. Dyro, hailing from the Netherlands, has been plastered all over the dance music scene as Hardwell's go-to protege with his sick remixes and productions. Some of my favorite Dyro material include his remix of Morgan Page and Nadia Ali's single "Carry Me," Calvin Harris and Nicky Romero's "Iron" and his own track "Leprechauns & Unicorns".

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"Never Say Goodbye" (Original Mix) - Hardwell & Dyro ft. Bright Lights

Bright Lights' vocals over the tried and true twangy Revealed sound turned out to be a surefire hit as Hardwell took to the stage of Ultra Music Festival for the defining set of his career. "Never Say Goodbye" makes up for its somewhat stale backbeat with a truly powerful vocal section from Bright Lights which provides a glossy coating over the sweeping rhythm. Dyro and his mentor wind down the tempo with perfect form before pulling us backwards, unraveling a beat that pops open like a jack-in-the-box. Keep your eyes fixed on Robbert as he advances towards the ultimate coup later this year.

You'll never fly if you're too scared of the heights,
you'll never live if you're just too scared to die.
Everybody wants heaven, I know,
but darling freedom ain't free it's a long road.
You'll never find your place up there in the sky if you never say goodbye.
If you never say goodbye. 

Out Today on Beatport!

By Edward Fancher


Preview: "Alive" (Hardwell Remix) - Krewella

What a year it's been for Krewella. Ever since the release of their first EP Play Hard last summer, they've gone from relative unknowns to EDM superstars. A lot of their success is attributed to "Alive," which although almost a year old, is still getting a lot of plays, and is about to get a lot more. The track has already received the remix treatment from artists such as Pegboard Nerds and Maor Levi on their free Play Harder remix EP, so I was a little bit shocked when I learned that it'd be receiving a makeover from none other than Robbert van de Corput. And after listening to its debut last night following the Daft Punk interview on Pete Tong, I'm happy to report that Hardwell has taken the job more than seriously. What sets this remix apart from all the others is how well Hardwell combines overwhelming synths with the softer, laidback sound of "Alive." It's an astounding and cathartic combination, speaking volumes to the superstar's skills behind the computer. Although no official release date has been given yet, we'll keep you posted.

By Jack Ulrich


Track of the Day: "Fuck What U Heard" - Ralvero

Today in a smash mix for his weekly radio show, Hardwell debuted a lot of exclusives, with the biggest new punch coming from Ralvero's "Fuck What U Heard." As Robbert continues his rigorous climb to one day snatch the number one spot on the international DJ circuit, he needs to keep bringing new music as well as artists to the table which he's been doing a stellar job of so far this year. Over the past months his Revealed imprint and radio show have both grown huge followings from all the Electro House ragers, and today he introduces us to a new talent Ralvero. You may have heard of this Dutchman back in February when he hit the "Jackpot" with Quintino, but this Spring he's back with some loud tunes just in time for our summer festivities. For now enjoy the radio rip, but be sure check back when the full mix drops at the end of the month!

Hardwell On Air 112

By Edward Fancher


Free Set Downloads: Ultra Music Festival Weekend 1

Well, that was quick. Weekend 1 of Ultra seemed to go by in one giant blur, with epic sets being thrown down left and right. With so much to choose from, it’s hard for me to pick out my favorite set of the weekend. For me the best (streamed) set of the weekend would have to go to Armin van Buuren, although Hardwell came in a very close second with a set that was so good Twitter had to shut down his account due to the overflow of tweets directed at him. I think this is only a taste of what Hardwell can do, and I can definitely see a #2 DJ award in the near future. Weekend 1 set a pretty high benchmark, and hopefully Weekend 2 will be able to match it. See you down there, and watch for our whole review of the weekend tomorrow!

Dog Blood


Armin van Buuren


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