Review: Hardwell @ Heineken Music Hall

Posted: April 28, 2013 by DJ JPH in News
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Last night, Hardwell kicked off his world tour, known as “I am Hardwell,” at the sold out Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. In its entirety, the event was five hours, with a two-hour warm-up set from Dannic, and then a killer, three-hour set from the man himself. While not much is known about Dannic’s set (it was previously listed on 1001Tracklists as 22 IDs), Hardwell’s set was broadcasted live on YouTube, to more than 13,000 viewers. As usual, he made sure to pack his set with lots of exclusive tracks, and some brand-new mashups as well. He also supported his ID tracks with MAKJ, and W&W. One of his biggest premieres of the night however, was his debut and confirmation of his remix for Krewella’s track “Alive”. One thing that I’ve noticed over Hardwell’s progression is his reliance on patterns. For example, he almost always plays Steve Aoki’s remix of “Pursuit of Happiness” into Dada Life’s “Kick Out the Epic Motherfucker”. Well, he did do that, but with some new flair, using DJ Chuckie’s edit “City of Epic Dreams,” and Showtek’s edit using the festival banger, “Epic”. What’s most interesting to me about this set, is how Hardwell closed it. He decided to go on a bit of a hardstyle binge, playing the ENTIRETY of “Get Loose” by Showtek & Noisecontrollers, and having his encore track be the Headhunterz remix of “Spaceman,” together with the “Apollo” vocals. Overall, I think that Hardwell absolutely killed it, and that his tour will be extremely successful. Tracklist and some more commentary after the break!

01. Hardwell – Intro ID
02. Jewelz & Scott Sparks – Flashbang [FLAMINGO] w/ Swedish House Mafia & Knife Party – Antidote [VIRGIN UK] w/ Eric Prydz – Every Day [PRYDA] w/ Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes – Here We Go [AXTONE]
03. Alesso vs. One Republic – If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix) [REFUNE]
04. Marco V vs. Alex Guesta & Stefano Pain – Quake (Alex Guesta & Stefano Pain Remix) [REVEALED]
05. Tiesto feat. BT – Love Comes Again (Hardwell 2011 Rework) [MAGIK MUZIK]
06. Alesso feat. Matthew Koma – Years (Vocal Mix) [REFUNE]
07. Hardwell & Dannic – Kontiki [REVEALED]
08. Ivan Gough vs. Steve Bleas & Stevie Mink – Boom! [SIZE] w/ Hard Rock Sofa & Swanky Tunes – Here We Go (Acappella) [AXTONE] w/ Tiesto – Chasing Summers (Quintino & R3hab Remix) [MUSICAL FREEDOM] w/ Avicii & Nicky Romero – I Could Be The One (Nicktim) (Acappella) [LE7ELS]
09. Hardwell – Cobra [REVEALED]
10. Deorro vs. Calvin Harris & Example – We’ll Be Coming Yee (Hardwell Mashup) [COLUMBIA/FREE TRACK]
11. Hard Rock Sofa – Rasputin [AXTONE] w/ Jewelz & Scott Sparks – NYMSN [CR2] w/ Bruno Mars – Locked Out Of Heaven (Sultan & Ned Shepard Remix) [ATLANTIC] w/ Alesso – Clash [REFUNE]
12. Marcel Woods vs. Robin S – Be Monotone (Hardwell Smashup)
13. Bingo Players – Rattle [HYSTERIA]
14. Swedish House Mafia – Greyhound [VIRGIN UK] w/ Row Rocka – Empire
15. Florence & The Machine vs. Dada Life – Sometimes I Just Wanna Say My Name (Dannic Mashup)
16. Hardwell & MAKJ – ID w/ Syndicate Of L.A.W. – Right On Time (Acappella) [GUN RECORDS]
17. Armin van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like (W&W Remix) [POSITIVA]
18. Tiesto & Hardwell – Zero 76 [MUSICAL FREEDOM] w/ Steve Aoki feat. Wynter Gordon – Ladi Dadi (Tommy Trash Instrumental Mix) [ULTRA] w/ Pendulum – The Island (Acappella) [WARNER UK]
19. Tommy Trash & Sebastian Ingrosso vs. Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan – Reload Silence (Zack Edward Mashup)
20. Hardwell feat. Amba Shepherd – Apollo (Dash Berlin 4AM Remix) [REVEALED] w/ Hardwell feat. Amba Shepherd – Apollo (Noisecontrollers Remix) [REVEALED] w/ Hardwell feat. Amba Shepherd – Apollo (Lucky Date Remix) [REVEALED]
21. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – Wakanda [AXTONE]
22. Zedd feat. Foxes – Clarity (W&W Bootleg) [INTERSCOPE]
23. Hardwell & W&W – Jump (Working Title) [REVEALED] w/ Zedd – Shotgun (Acappella) [OWSLA]
24. John Dahlback & Greg Cerrone & Lucky Date vs. Tiesto & Calvin Harris feat. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing vs. Every Breath (Hardwell Mashup)
25. Hardwell vs. Matt Caseli & Danny Freakazoid vs. AutoErotique & Felix Cartal & Charlie Darker – Encoded vs. Raise Your Hands vs. The Alarm (Hardwell Mashup)
26. GTA & Digital Lab & Henrix vs. Avicii – Hit It Silhouettes (Hardwell Mashup)
27. Jordy Dazz vs. Linkin Park vs. Chuckie & Glowinthedark – At Night vs. Numb vs. Who Is Ready To Jump (Hardwell Smashup)
28. Maurizio Gubellini & Nari & Milani feat. Nicci – Vago [SPINNIN’] w/ Dada Life – Boing Clash Boom [SO MUCH DADA]
29. W&W & Ummet Ozcan vs. Daft Punk – The Code vs. Harder Better Faster Stronger (Hardwell Mashup)
30. Hardwell & Dyro feat. Heather Bright – Never Say Goodbye (Working Title) [REVEALED]
31. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & GTA feat. Wolfpack – Turn It Up [MUSICAL FREEDOM] w/ Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love (Jacob Plant Remix) [INTERSCOPE]
32. W&W – ID
33. Hardwell & MAKJ – ID w/ Alesso & Sebastian Ingrosso feat. Ryan Tedder – Calling (Lose My Mind) (Acappella) [REFUNE]
34. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike & Moguai – Mammoth [SPINNIN’] w/ Afrojack & Steve Aoki feat. Miss Palmer – No Beef (Acappella) [WALL]
35. Showtek & Justin Prime vs. The Aston Shuffle & Tommy Trash vs. Moguai – Cannonball vs. Sunrise vs. Oyster (Thomas Gold Festival Mashup)
36. Knife Party – LRAD [EARSTORM] w/ Alesso – Raise Your Head (Acappella) [REFUNE]
37. Hardwell vs. Above & Beyond – Thing Called Spaceman (W&W Mashup)
38. Chuckie & JunxterJack vs. Showtek – Make Some Noise vs. Slow Down (Chuckie Edit)
39. Nari & Milani & Maurizio Gubellini & Delayers vs. Otto Knows vs. OneRepublic – Million Atoms To Apologize (Hardwell vs. Thomas Gold Edit)
40. Krewella – Alive (Hardwell Remix) [KREWELLA]
41. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Don’t You Worry Child [EMI UK]
42. Hardwell & Showtek – How We Do [REVEALED]
43. Knife Party – Internet Friends (Hardwell VIP Edit) [EARSTORM]
44. Goldfish & Blink – 2012 / Here We Go Again w/ Chuck Nash – Are You Ready (Make Some Noise) (Acappella)
45. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit w/ Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX – I Love It (Sick Individuals Remix) [BIG BEAT]
46. Madeon feat. Zak Waters – The City (The M Machine Remix) [POPCULTUR] w/ Dannic – ID
47. Alvaro & Mercer feat. Lil Jon – Welcome To The Jungle [REVEALED]
48. Dyro – Leprechauns & Unicorns [REVEALED]
49. Kid Cudi feat. MGMT – Pursuit Of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix)
50. Dada Life – Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker (Vocal Mix) [SO MUCH DADA] w/ Alesso & Dirty South vs. Dada Life – City Of Epic Dreams (Chuckie Mash-up) w/ Sandro Silva & Quintino vs. Dada Life – Epic vs. Kick Out The Epic Motherfucker (Showtek Mashup)
51. Noisecontrollers & Showtek – Get Loose [OWSLA]
52. Hardwell – Spaceman (Headhunterz Remix) [REVEALED] w/ Hardwell feat. Amba Shepherd – Apollo (Acappella) [REVEALED]

Some fun facts about this set to close: this is the first time in a while, and I mean A WHILE, that he did not open his set using his trademark orchestral intro edit of “Spaceman”. It is also the second time he has closed with the Headhunterz’ remix of “Spaceman” (Tomorrowland 2012). He also managed to play four different forms of his song “Apollo,” playing three different remixes (Dash Berlin, Noisecontrollers, Lucky Date), and the a cappella. Hardwell welcomed his Revealed label mates Dannic & Dyro onto the stage when he played the collaborations he made with each of them, “Kontiki” and “Never Say Goodbye,” respectively.

– DJ JPH

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Comments
  1. glowish1993 says:

    I totally agree, it was awesome!!!

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