“Story Of Hardwell”
Written by beats2dance on January 31, 2020
From over a decade in music bringing his hits to the biggest festival main-stage smashes, no-one has defined the past era within electronic music as much as Hardwell.
Shattering records across the industry and post-announcement of his sabbatical from touring, the driving force behind some of the biggest hits in recent years, now accumulates ‘The Story Of Hardwell’; a collective contribution of his biggest hits past and present.
Across the epic, earth-shattering sonics of ‘Spaceman’, a track that has held its own as one of the most elevated, big-room releases of the 2010’s, to now-legendary collaborations with elite figures including Tiësto (‘Zero76’), Armin van Buuren (‘Off The Hook’), KSHMR (‘Power’) and Wildstylez (‘Shine A Light’), as well the inclusion of mega-hits like ‘I’m Not Sorry’ with Mike Williams and ‘Apollo’ with Amba Shepherd, the previous 2 x World No.1 Top 100 DJ not only shows the full spectrum of his versatility across genres, but also his award-winning, solo back catalogue.
Across a collection of defining tracks, the Dutch maestro and electronic music pioneer is geared up to give not only his fans the special treatment they deserve, but also showcase his iconic legacy across an exclusive album package that is available on a 25-track double CD and a 12-track luxury double vinyl press. Featuring original edits and extended mixes this celebratory album package showcases an assortment – not to mention unique – varsity of styles and gives music fans another chance to revel in Hardwell’s timeless music.
Tying the album into the #StoryOfHardwell narrative that his social media channels undertook following the announcement back in October 2018, that he would be taking some time away from DJ and tour life for personal reflection and to focus on more studio time. This latest full player package is a box set that is as much a celebration of Hardwell’s musical journey to date, as it is a thank you to the fans who have been there supporting him along this spectacle creative expedition.
Speaking on the project Hardwell said; “Thank you for your never-ending support. With the arrival of a new decade, I’ve been reflecting on my career and many of my singles. Which ones stand out and which ones hold such a deeper meaning to me, and you. The tracks that have such a big story behind them or which have been career-defining for me. The ones that have lived long in my sets or which have been requested time and time again by you guys. So, I decided I wanted to create something tangible for you guys to enjoy. Something that was my way of celebrating this musical journey I’ve been so privileged to share with you. Because like myself, many of you are still passionate about vinyl and CD albums I thought what better way to celebrate this amazing ride so far than create an album that also connects to the ‘The Story Of Hardwell’; a project I’ve been running on my social media since I made the announcement back in October 2018 that I would be taking some time out of the DJ/touring spotlight”. Closing out more than a decade of pioneering music, the Revealed Recordings founder is proud to present his best-of album – ‘The Story of Hardwell’.