After a year that saw him retain his crown of world #1 DJ for a second consecutive year, sweep and dominate the festival landscape with colossal peak time performances the world over, Hardwell now delivers his debut album.
Scorching mainstages from Future Music Festival in Australia to Tomorrowland in Belgium, Hardwell’s been tirelessly working on this debut album release whilst continuing to take his explosive party concept “I AM HARDWELL” on a journey hopping run of 6 continents across 32 dates that cumulated with a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden, as well as fronting his own (and first ever) residency in Ibiza at Ushuaïa with the globally energised tour concept, alongside scoring numerous chart and anthemic hit releases in tracks such as “Dare You”, “Everybody Is In The Place”, and his remix of Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars”, Hardwell’s entry into 2015 has been met with the arrival of “United We Are” – his much awaited artiste album.
Featuring collaborations with both Dutch and international artistes, the most notable is that with Jason Derulo, one of the world’s most popular artistes right now, which resulted in the song “Follow Me”. The album also features tracks with Mr. Probz, Tiësto and singer-songwriter Andreas Moe. Other artistes who have contributed to “United We Are”, his Fatman Scoop, W&W, Bright Lights, Jonathan Mendelsohn, Headhunterz, Haris, Funkerman feat I-fan and DallasK.
Current single “Sally” is the third release from the album and features UK singer/songwriter Harrison in a rockier edged take on the Dutch maestro trademark sound. Primed with club ready hits, “United We Are” will no doubt become the soundtrack to the summer festival season.
Check out the special “Hardwell On Air” (HOA) episode where Hardwell introduces the tracks off his debut album as well as includes some nuggets of background information on each track:
And of course, that’s not all.
To coincide with the launch of the album on 23rd and 24th Jan, Hardwell kicked off his second world tour “I AM HARDWELL – United We Are” at the Ziggodome in Amsterdam. The concert on 23rd Jan was accessible for all ages; the Saturday show will be broadcasted live here with a video stream 0100-0300 CET. Both concerts are sold out.
We know what you’re thinking – is there a chance that Hardwell will come to Malaysia as part of his “I AM HARDWELL – United We Are” tour? One can only hope!
“United We Are” is available now both in physical and digital versions.
Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out what went down when we sat down with Hardwell for a chat right before his set at Zouk Club KL a couple of months ago. In the interview, he dished out some exclusive information on the production of “United We Are” as well as his friend and guru, Tiësto.