Hardstyle is pounding its way into the US mainstream, & leading the charge is Headhunterz, a recent Ultra signee slated to crack the DJ Mag Top 10 this year. The man also known as Willem Rebergen spoke with us about his “shocking” set at Beyond Bay Area, the secret to making hardstyle work in America, & the wonders of the Virus TI.
Barely a week after announcing their highly-anticipated festival anthem Mammoth, brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have released a hardstyle collaboration on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label and announced Wakanda, an addictive festival anthem that’s caught the ear of everyone who’s experienced Swedish House Mafia on their farewell tour. On [...]
A few years ago, hardstyle wasn’t a genre of EDM that was even on my radar. However, thanks to the outstanding musical output of artists such as Headhunterz and Showtek, a style of music has been popular for years in Europe is now finally growing a following stateside. Dutch DJ Headhunterz has a huge following (11th in the DJ Mag Top [...]
To stay fresh and evolve as an artist, you need to be taking risks and experimenting with your sound. Nobody knows this better than the dudes behind Major Lazer, Diplo and Switch. They recently teamed up with the Dutch duo called The Partysquad to produce their latest track Original Don. It starts off with Major Lazer’s familiar Jamaican [...]
Featuring the simple sounds of electroclash mixed with hardstyle rhythms, Alex Noise’s track Electro B*tch shows off the versatility and varied sounds of electro house. The heavy use of synths throughout create a catchy tune with mellow drops. From what I have read and heard, Noise usually specializes in hardstyle and hardcore genres, [...]