Celebrating a slew of iconic track anniversary’s recently, yet another of Hardwell’s most impressionable songs is celebrating a major milestone. This time it’s the Dutchman’s hit with notable topliner and featured vocalist, Matthew Koma, ‘Dare You,’ that turns half a decade old. In a year that would surely go down in the highlight reels for Hardwell’s career, 2013 was one of the most ravenous times for then 25-year-old producer. We’re talking about the year that included the artist’s record-breaking performance at Ultra Music Festival – not only did his performance bring some fresh-faced fans, but it also helped Hardwell push on to claim the throne as the #1 DJ in the world and at the time, it was by a country mile.
Debuting the tune at what many would claim to be the peak of his career, the tune has since gone on to clear well over 40 million streams on all platforms and would come to be recognized globally as one of the tunes that introduced a new and flavorful dimension to the eventual, ever-growing plateau of both the Big Room and Progressive House genres. Embracing the raw emotion of Matthew Koma’s unwavering vocal and uncanny writing ability, the soaring euphoria ‘Dare You‘ provided encapsulated an entirely new generation of dance music fans. Encouraging those to love, dream and experience life as it is, we come together to celebrate one of the tunes that kicked off a new chapter in life for many young dance fanatics.
Revisit the classic Hardwell & Matthew Koma tune below, we dare you: