Hardwell & Thomas Newson – 8Fifty
Hardwell is undoubtedly one of the industry’s biggest game-changers. Ever since he broke through the scene with club bangers like “Zero 76” alongside Tiësto and with festival slayers like “Spaceman”, Hardwell has constantly risen to the top of the league and become one of the most prominent artists around the world.
2016 is certainly looking very bright for the Dutch superstar. Beginning with the release of his highly anticipated collaboration with Afrojack called “Hollywood”, Hardwell kept the momentum going with his track with Jake Reese titled “Run Wild” and most recently “Calavera” apace with Portuguese producer KURA.
After this series of first-rate releases, Hardwell is back with another banger titled “8Fifty”, which he produced alongside one of Revealed Recordings’ fastest-rising talents Thomas Newson. With singles like “Pallaroid” and “Timecode” under his repertoire, Newson looks to add one more monstrous track to his impressive discography and solidify his status as one of the top producers in the business with this latest release.
While they were traveling across the continent for the recent Revealed Recordings North American Bus Tour, Hardwell and Newson collaborated and came up with this electrifying tune. The two Dutch producers then played the track in front of large crowds, most notably at this year’s Ultra Music Festival, and evidently received a positive response. Following its crowd-testing phase, and its long-awaited premiere on the 270th episode of ‘Hardwell on Air’, “8Fifty” is now prepared to take over everyone’s summer playlists and dominate any dance music event in the next couple of months.
After a short, introductory buildup, the track sends out a flurry of overpowering synths and percussion that has the capability of pumping up a crowd of any magnitude. With the addition of the lively male vocals, the energy of this record is truly insurmountable from the first beat to the last. Lastly, Hardwell’s stunning melodies and progressions bridge the two towering drops together and complete this thrilling roller coaster ride.
“8Fifty” will be released on Revealed Recordings on June 13th and will also be included in the upcoming ‘Hardwell presents: Revealed Volume 7’ compilation.