After several months of teasing the tune at major festivals both Hardwell & Blasterjaxx have finally debuted their ode to big room rightfully entitled ‘Bigroom Never Dies‘. The tune which pays homage to what some would call the golden years of EDM, truly makes an imposing statement. The tune brings a certain sense of nostalgia to the forefront of any die-hard electronic music fans mind. With nods to several genres including hardstyle-esque leads, percussive elements consistent to that of house through the intro and breaks and techno styled builds and crashes in the interlude Hardwell & Blasterjaxx bring every possible element to the table to celebrate big room.
Big room was a melting pot of genre which saw immediate influence from dutch hardstyle and techno which carries into the genres impact. The genre which fell from prominence in 2015 was a staple throughout major festivals starting around 2010 including Ultra, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, EDC and so many more. Big room originally grew from a void in progressive and electro house where kicks in typical production lacked something driving, its was only after plenty of tweaks and tests did this eventually lead to bass heavy kicks so meaty and full they could reverberate through a large room live without diminishing in frequency, hence the name “big room”.
This saw select artists rise and become who we know as the face of modern day dance music across the globe. Of course, most of the successful artists created their own lane in genre, some of which you may know – Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack, Quintino, Martin Garrix, Showtek, Nicky Romero, W&W the list goes on. Even after the genres downfall, the return of Swedish House Mafia at Ultra Music Festival has once again sparked some life back into big rooms revival. It’s just as Hardwell & Blasterjaxx reiterate, big room truly never does die.
Listen to Hardwell & Blasterjaxx ‘Bigroom Never Dies‘ below via Spotify: