After the long-awaited release of Hardwell’s latest solo project REBELS NEVER DIE, the Dutch EDM powerhouse returns to the limelight with the DELUXE EDITION just in time for the next phase of his world tour.
Two months after the release of his widely recognized album REBELS NEVER DIE, Hardwell is back with more top-quality EDM music for his fans to digest. With his coveted world tour set to kick off again in the coming weeks, it’s the perfect time to bolster the already killer track list with three brand-new reworks of Hardwell tracks in the techno-influenced big room style of REBELS NEVER DIE. Two solo efforts and the tracklist’s first collaboration are introduced in the deluxe version. Spaceman and Retrograde are the solo tracks and Big Room Never Dies, Hardwell’s classic collab with Blasterjaxx and Mitch Crown is also included. Along with these insane reworks, the deluxe edition also includes a brand-new track called OH GOSH and an epic mashup with Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters.
Originally released in 2012, Spaceman has remained one of Hardwell’s most successful songs, even now, a decade on. Originally loved for its summery, bouncy vibe, Hardwell has reintroduced the song with a more industrial twang, replacing the bounce of the original with squelching synths and a relentless bassline. Much of the same is true for the two other reworks; Hardwell’s sonic profile has changed exponentially in the time since these songs were originally released, so what better way to display his growth than to rework the songs that made him an EDM icon? Hardwell does this effortlessly on these three reworked tracks, modernizing the classic cuts and packaging them into something which better suits his musical style in 2022.
“I hate to be caught up in one particular genre. I always try to make music I love to play out. I don’t consider myself a mainstream artist, techno, or big room artist, I consider myself Hardwell, and this is what Hardwell is. If it’s not a genre, then it’s not a genre; it’s just me.”Hardwell