After reaching the top spot on the DJ Mag list, all eyes are on the 25 year-old Hardwell to see what his next release is going to be. The day before the big announcement, he premiered “Dare You” with a live performance by Matthew Koma at his own Revealed label party. Buzz started quickly, as I started getting texts about it while it was happening. It’s easy to hear why, this is a step towards a full vocal, melodic song – going further than “Apollo” or “Never Say Goodbye” to create something that will work both in the big festivals and on commercial radio. Matthew Koma’s songwriting is top-notch, and just as he laid the ground work for Zedd’s major US crossover success with “Spectrum,” his emotional performance on “Dare You” strikes the same chord. This blend of banging club track and full-on vocal might just make this the song that takes Hardwell from the top of the DJ Mag chart to the top of the pop charts around the world.
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