The best of: Hardwell

The king of the dirty Dutch sound, former two-time #1 DJ in the world Hardwell still sits at the summit of dance music thanks to his explosive big-room productions. We Rave You pay tribute to the superstar DJ with our Top 10 Hardwell tracks of all time:

10) Creatures of the Night
A more melodic and soothing release than we have come to expect from Hardwell, this bouncy house track showcases his diversity as a producer.

9) Power
Taking things back to his hardstyle routes, the Dutch supremo teams up with KSHMR for a track laced with throwback vibes.

8) Encoded
Still used to this day as the intro music for his Hardwell On Air podcast series, ‘Encoded’ is the embodiment of everything we have come to expect from Robert.

7) Never Say Goodbye
A collaboration with Dyro, a pumping breakdown fuses with huge big-room chords to create a progressive masterpiece.

6) Dare You
Teaming up with EDM’s most famous vocalist, Matthew Koma, the vocalist brings emotive tones to this wonderfully crafted track.

5) Three Triangles
Spinning his own interpretation of the famous R.E.M track ‘Losing My Religion’, the former #1 DJ in the world brings his signature huge drop to proceedings.

4) How We Do
Working with fellow Dutch duo Showtek, this 2012 anthem still sounds timeless to this day, with huge synths echoing all around the track.

3) Zero 76
Teaming up with his good friend and mentor, Tiësto, ‘Zero 76’ was the first track to really catapult Hardwell into the mainstream eye back in 2011.

2) Apollo
One of his most iconic releases of all time, the thudding double-drop of this track is timed perfectly with an angry father’s beating fist in the official video.

1) Spaceman
Still his most famous track of all time, Spaceman was the production which led millions to fall in love with Hardwell and his gigantic big-room sound.

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews.

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