HARDWELL and Will Sparks are at the forefront of the next movement in dance music, New Single “Twisted”
Dance music heavyweights HARDWELL and Will Sparks have joined forces for a highly-anticipated collaboration, “Twisted.” The track, set to be released on February 17th via Revealed Recordings, delivers a huge bolt of energy and continues to lead the movement within the dance music industry known as big room techno.
HARDWELL, the Dutch DJ and producer, has been a household name in the dance music scene for over a decade. With numerous chart-topping hits and sold-out performances around the world, he continues to be a leader in the industry. Will Sparks, an Australian DJ, and producer, has also made a name for himself in the scene by pioneering a sub-genre of dance music affectionately named after his Australian hometown, making countless laps around the globe playing the world’s most reputable stages including Ultra Music Festival, Creamfields, and Tomorrowland.
“I’m a big fan of the direction that Will’s taking his sound. It perfectly fits what I’m doing right now, so after we talked about working together on a track, we decided to do something that would stand out in our sets. We both love the ‘Your Mind Is Twisted’ sample, which led us into creating this rework loaded with a dose of unrelenting dancefloor energy.” – HARDWELL
Will Sparks’ knack for seeking evolution has led him to the forefront of this movement. After a multitude of releases on prominent labels such as Armada, Spinnin, and Musical Freedom, it seemed like the Australian trailblazer was well on his way back to the main stage. In 2022, the big room techno movement received its biggest push forward with HARDWELL taking a step into the frame.
HARDWELL returned from hiatus with the release of his album “REBELS NEVER DIE“. He solidified his status as a platinum-selling DJ and producer with a world tour that saw him perform at major arenas and festivals worldwide. HARDWELL took the reigns on the cultural shift, taking Will with him for the ride. Sparks has shown that he is ready to evolve his sound yet again to pursue a new take on the modern house and techno music genres that he’s already helped invigorate. The story now comes full circle with this epic clash of talent, confidence, and creativity on “Twisted.”
“Hardwell and I had been chatting, he mentioned he loved the new direction of music I’ve taken over the past few years. Talks progressed, and the idea of collaborating came about. So we decided to come together to create a whole new meaning to big room techno. The sounds and impact this record provides, I’ve never played or heard before. Robbert is an incredible producer and engineer, it’s been amazing working together on this track!” – Will Sparks
“Twisted” is the perfect combination of HARDWELL and Will Sparks’ signature sounds, creating a track that is sure to be a hit with fans and critics alike. A record that fixates on pulsating basslines, and a soaring lead synth, the two producers masterfully layer their musical prowess on a surefire festival anthem. The two dance juggernauts look to enter 2023 with all the momentum in the world, and this collaboration is sure to be a major part of that.
Throughout his expansive career as a successful DJ, producer, remixer, label boss, filmmaker, and philanthropist, former 2 x World No.1 DJ, Hardwell has carved out a long-lasting legacy within the electronic music world.
His appeal as a producer would catapult his status amongst fans and peers. Hardwell would earn countless Beatport No. 1’s with releases like ‘Spaceman’, ‘Apollo’ and ‘Run Wild’ through his dancefloor singles. Whilst remixing for many of pop music’s biggest names, including Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Moby, U2, J Balvin, and Coldplay. At the same time, delivering crossover hit singles working alongside major acts like Craig David, Jay Sean, Austin Mahone, and Jason Derulo. And never straying too far from his electronic roots, Hardwell would collaborate with DJ friends like Armin van Buuren, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, and Tiësto.
As well as the hits, Hardwell’s presence as a headline attraction on the biggest main stages in music placed him on every significant festival, including Lollapalooza, Coachella, EDC Las Vegas, Creamfields, Untold Festival, EXIT festival, Ultra Music Festival, and Tomorrowland. His draw on the stadium and arena circuit saw Hardwell complete two world tours with ‘I Am Hardwell’ in 2014/15 and then ‘I Am Hardwell – United We Are’ in 2015/16.. Official documentaries supported the culmination of both tours highlighting Hardwell’s career journey and life on the road with sold-out shows at venues like London’s Brixton Academy and New York’s Madison Square Garden.
About Will Sparks
Will Sparks’ name has forever shaped the global electronic dance music scene. Pioneering Melbourne Bounce, a sub-genre of EDM affectionately named after his Australian hometown, making countless laps around the globe playing the world’s most reputable stages including Ultra Music Festival, Creamfields, and Tomorrowland as well as residencies at some of the best global venues.
Will is finding himself time and time again at the top of the dance music charts with double Platinum records and amassing an inconceivable 2.8 million monthly listeners on Spotify all before the ripe young age of 28, Sparks knew there was something more to life for him from a very young age, and boy did the industry know that too.
The double Platinum producer has shaken up the charts as much as he’s shaken up the streaming world. After releasing his iconic ‘Ah Yeah’, the track shot straight up the charts and effortlessly hit double platinum. Still riding the wave of his first release’s success, Sparks then dropped ‘Bring it Back’, and brought it home again with the single going platinum. Since these two hits, Will has continued to triumph, today amassing over 600 million streams just across Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.
High-profile collaborations with the likes of Steve Aoki, W&W, Timmy Trumpet, and Bollywood phenom Priyanka Chopra, as well as remixes for the likes of The Chainsmokers, Bruno Mars, and Major Lazer, gained the attention of millions worldwide. With well over 15 #1 Beatport releases, Will Sparks is certainly sought after in the DJ community also.
Sparks is moving at a pace that’s synonymous with his sky’s the limit attitude, as he steps into another huge year of touring and music releases, linking with labels such as Armada, Spinnin’, and his own, CLUBWRK. Will Sparks may have left a mark on the EDM scene, but he isn’t close to done yet.
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HARDWELL and Will Sparks – ‘Twisted’ is out now via Revealed Recordings
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