51 Songs, 2 Hours 25 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hardwell’s label series, Hardwell Presents Revealed, tends to double as a showcase for the biggest unreleased tracks from the Dutch DJ’s sets, and Vol. 10 is no different. His eagerly awaited “Old School” ID, a fan favorite from summer 2018, finally gets unveiled here as “Retrograde,” an epic affair for cascading synth stabs with a decidedly classic feel; also making its first official appearance on record is “Drop to the Floor,” a commanding slab of big-room rave infused with dancehall deejay chat. Notwithstanding the gentle takeoff of the opening “Being Alive,” an example of Hardwell at his most melodic, the 80-minute set taps into peak-time energy from start to finish: The Middle Eastern reeds of Tiësto & SWACQ’s “Party Time” are an unhinged highlight of the first half, while an exclusive new mix of Maddix’s “Invincible (Till the Day We Die)” offers a tougher take on a melody-soaked progressive anthem. And lest anyone think Hardwell left his hardstyle roots behind, the set wraps up by pushing both the kick drums and the tempo into the red.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hardwell’s label series, Hardwell Presents Revealed, tends to double as a showcase for the biggest unreleased tracks from the Dutch DJ’s sets, and Vol. 10 is no different. His eagerly awaited “Old School” ID, a fan favorite from summer 2018, finally gets unveiled here as “Retrograde,” an epic affair for cascading synth stabs with a decidedly classic feel; also making its first official appearance on record is “Drop to the Floor,” a commanding slab of big-room rave infused with dancehall deejay chat. Notwithstanding the gentle takeoff of the opening “Being Alive,” an example of Hardwell at his most melodic, the 80-minute set taps into peak-time energy from start to finish: The Middle Eastern reeds of Tiësto & SWACQ’s “Party Time” are an unhinged highlight of the first half, while an exclusive new mix of Maddix’s “Invincible (Till the Day We Die)” offers a tougher take on a melody-soaked progressive anthem. And lest anyone think Hardwell left his hardstyle roots behind, the set wraps up by pushing both the kick drums and the tempo into the red.

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