Hardwell’s iconic hit ‘Cobra’ turns 7 years old

When Hardwell recently announced, in his own words, that he would ‘clear my schedule indefinitely’, many dance fans reacted with a mixture of sadness and shock. The Dutch producer has become one of the most popular names in the scene in recent years thanks to his thunderous productions and energetic live shows. But rewind 7 years and you’ll remember ‘Cobra’, one of the DJ’s first big breakthrough hits.

Born in October 2011, the track showcased the extreme future potential of the Breda-born star, who was soon catapulted into the limelight when supported by Tiesto on the legend’s Musical Freedom label. Packed with the explosive big-room sounds we’ve come to expect from the Revealed star, ‘Cobra’ fused vibrant chord patterns with rich hooks to create a huge festival thumper.

Having later gone on to win the accolade of DJ Mag’s number #1 DJ in the world in both 2013, and 2014, Hardwell is a true legend of the scene, and you can take a jog down nostalgia avenue by checking out the production below ahead of his final live show in Amsterdam next week:

Making the switch over from an established career in sports journalism to the world of dance music in 2016, Jake Gable has cemented a spot as one of the industry's most in-demand names during his tenure to date. Working on highly successful press campaigns for the likes of Tiësto, MK, and many more during his time at one of London's most premiere PR outfits, Gable has also proved his hand as a skilled journalist, interviewing acts such as Oliver Heldens, Martin Solveig, NERVO, and many more at international events like EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, and Amsterdam Dance Event. Working tirelessly as the CEO & Founder of UK company The EVENT, Gable also doubles up as a tour manager, playlist curator, dance music influencer, and DJ, under his JK-GBL alias. Further adding strings to his bow as a freelance copywriter - where he has worked for numerous iconic artists such as Axwell, and labels, such as Third Party's Release Records - Gable is best known for producing two of the biggest editorials in We Rave You history; The first a breaking news story on Swedish House Mafia's return at Miami's Ultra Music Festival in 2018 (a world exclusive), and the second titled 'Avicii: The Truth...', an inquest into the EDM star's passing, published less than 24 hours after his death.

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