Last month, Hardwell continued on his white-hot run of studio releases with the Quintino collaboration ‘Reckless’, a heavy track that received support from everyone including Nicky Romero at ULTRA, over to Deorro at Lollapalooza and Quintino himself shutting down the Tomorrowland mainstage with the weapon. Now, Hardwell strikes back with a solo home run, taken from ‘Hardwell Presents Revealed’s tenth edition on ‘Retrograde’.
Gaining attention as an unknown ID for what must feel like an age to fans now, the track was heard as far back as ULTRA 2018 before popping up in Ibiza, Italy, Germany, New York, Bangkok and beyond, the soaring release only further bonds Hardwell’s influence as a world-class leader within the electronic music scene, the rippling, uniting effect of his music transcending cultures and borders.
Tribal-style beats wind in, the higher ends that elevate creeping in and nodding to an old school rave sound before the big-room punches escalate and take over. Rhythm and melodies that Hardwell crafts in his ultimate unique way have always been of an individualistic cutting-edge style, ‘Retrograde’ acting no different in steering his finesse as come to the two-minute mark synth lines fly forward, punctuated by a bombastic, hands-in-the-air moment.
As the track comes together, it’s epic components creating the perfect cocktail for the final cut, expect to hear ‘Retrograde’ across the festival season and beyond, out August 16th only on Revealed Recordings!