It takes immense courage to explore the unknown. Sometimes we make a conscious decision to follow a new path, while other times our circumstances leave us with no other option. In Hardwell’s visual for ‘Apollo’ feat. Amba Shepherd, it is the latter that pushes a young boy to seek out a new life. The aspiring space cadet takes flight from home after wanting to escape an abusive existence. He follows his stars as he leaves his world behind.
Hardwell put on his spacesuit and has done it again! Following his smash-hit ‘Spaceman,’ comes a new progressive house single entitled ‘Apollo’ that will launch you into the cosmos. Celestial synth melodies draw us towards the stars while rocket-fueled basslines keep us on our way.
In the words of Hardwell, “While producing ‘Apollo’ I got goosebumps all over by the exciting melody. I instantly knew that this was going to be the follow up of ‘Spaceman.’ The title ‘Apollo’ refers to the city of Houston where I started the track in my hotel room.”
Dance music enthusiasts are shaking with excitement with Amsterdam’s respected ADE events about to take place this week from October 17-21st. Toolroom TV gives us a brief backstory of the event, and takes us through some the the city’s prestigious destinations. Our tour, set to the soundtrack of the third annual ‘Toolroom Records Amsterdam 2012’ compilation, is guided by Dutch native Hardwell.
Hardwell and Showtek have collaborated on a “hard” new single entitled ‘How We Do,’ with the music video being based around their performances at Electric Daisy Carnival. It was Hardwell’s second time playing at EDC, in which he tells MTV, “I think it’s probably one of the biggest shows I’ve ever done.”
Hardwell announces the launch of his new Question and Answer series on YouTube.
In the words of Hardwell:
“With the opportunities of social media today, it’s super easy to be in direct contact with your fans, however it’s impossible to respond to each and everyone through Twitter or Facebook. That’s how I came up with this idea, to give my fans the opportunity to ask me their questions and to have the chance to answer them in a fun way! We recorded the first episode already and had so much fun, it gives a good view on my life with some fun elements included, so it will be entertaining as well a must-see series I say!”
Tiesto and Hardwell’s rework of indie pop band The Naked and Famous’ ‘Young Blood’ holds true to the song’s “spirit of the youth” theme. The prolific pair coupled Alisa Xayalith’s vocals with a big room sound, making it destined to be one of this year’s summer anthems. The track is featured on Tiesto’s “Club Life - Volume Two Miami” mix compilation series.