Hardwell & Steve Aoki Collaborate For First Time Ever On ANTHEM Featuring Kris Kiss

Hardwell & Steve Aoki Collaborate For First Time Ever On ANTHEM Featuring Kris Kiss

Dance music heavyweights Hardwell and Steve Aokicome together on Dim Mak for "Anthem," premiered on YourEDM. Pulsating electro synths and big room 4/4 kicks fuse flawlessly with Kris Kiss' glossy melodies and crowd-rallying vocals on a track poised to take main stages by storm. The highly-anticipated song marks the first official collaboration between and Hardwell and Aoki, two of the world's most internationally recognized DJs. Since 2013, both artists have annually ranked in the Top 10 of DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs poll. Coming together now for the first time ever, Hardwell and Aoki combine their talents to craft a global 'anthem' for fans worldwide.

"My fans know that I love to deliver the biggest tracks in my sets and definitely from my studio," says Hardwell on the collaboration. "I am always working to bring that anthemic vibe with my music. So what better DJ to pair up with in the studio than Steve to create a dancefloor banger that is every inch the 'Anthem' it says on the tin!"

"Hardwell and I named this song 'Anthem,'" states Aoki. "We came together with the intention of creating a worldwide anthem, a record for all our fans around the world."

With artwork by illustrator Rod Martinez, the single's cover art mirrors a movie poster for an imaginary film centered around Aoki and Hardwell's performances at Miami's Ultra Music Festival.

About Hardwell: Robbert van de Corput, better known as Hardwell, made his way onto the scene and ascended to World's #1 DJ in the 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll, cementing his position as electronic music's youngest winner of the coveted award. He won the title again in 2014, creating a legacy that is undisputed given his track record: with a plethora of Beatport #1s and dance hits such as "Spaceman," "Jumper," "Dare You," "Never Say Goodbye feat. Dyro & Bright Lights," "Apollo," and official remixes of Coldplay's "Sky Full of Stars," and Rihanna's "Where Have You Been," Hardwell is also label boss of his own Revealed Recordings, which has released a number of charting tracks to date. Besides juggling a consistent studio output and annually touring all the major festivals on the circuit--Ultra Music Festival Miami, Creamfields, EDC Las Vegas, UMF Europe, Tomorrowland Belgium, TomorrowWorld, Global Gathering, and Lollapalooza's South American leg--Hardwell also maintains his radio show, Hardwell On Air, which is broadcasted on more than 115 international radio stations. Despite all his success, Hardwell continues to look for ways he can give back. He has a notoriously good relationship with his fans, thanks to a YouTube Q&A. 2015 also saw him foray into philanthropy: utilizing his global appeal for social change, Hardwell, along with international electronic music agency Anna Agency and United Welfare Trust, launched the United We Are Foundation. Created as a way to "give something back" to the children of the world, the United We Are Foundation is a charity project that aims to educate young children in different communities around the world. First launching in India, "World's Biggest Guest List" saw Hardwell opening his own personal guest list up to 100,000 fans for free. The Dutch DJ and producer continues to break barriers, both sonic and social, as his career shows no signs of slowing down.

About Steve Aoki: STEVE AOKI is a 2x Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ, electronic dance music entrepreneur, and founder of the trendsetting record label, events/lifestyle company and apparel line Dim Mak. Since launching in 1996, Dim Mak Records has become a launch pad for seminal acts such as The Chainsmokers, Bloc Party, The Bloody Beetroots and The Gossip through deftly marketed single and full-length releases and now has well over 900. As a solo artist, AOKI has become a force of nature averaging over 250 tour dates per year. Known for collaborations ranging from Snoop Dogg to Linkin Park to JJ Abrams to Migos and Louis Tomlinson (One Direction), AOKI's debut artist album was nominated for the Best Electronic/Dance album Grammy while his follow ups NEON FUTURE I & II featured his Gold certified single "Delirious (Boneless)" with Kid Ink. Most recently "Just Hold On" with One Direction's Louis Tomlinson became a global smash after the pair debuted the song with a performance on X Factor. The song debuted at #1 in 43 countries and has since achieved Gold or Platinum status in 18 countries. AOKI recently received his second Grammy nomination in the Best Music Film category as the subject of the 2016 Netflix Original documentary "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" which premiered to a sold out audience at the Tribeca Film Festival. Steve has also both donated and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charitable organizations including his own AOKI FOUNDATION with a primary goal of supporting organizations in the brain science and research areas with a specific focus on regenerative medicine and brain preservation. Steve Aoki released his latest album Kolony on July 21 (via Dim Mak Records / Ultra Records) debuted at #1 on the Electronic Album charts. Kolony marks Aoki's first full turn into rap music, with nearly 10 years of hip-hop collaborations, which he describes as "bridging the gap" between genres and is stacked with hard-hitting rhymes from some of the most prominent lyricists today, including Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Migos, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, ILOVEMAKONNEN, T Pain, and more.

About Kriss Kiss: Growing up just outside London in Hertfordshire, Kristian Kiss began writing when he was just 10 years old, immersing himself in song writing and poetry. Listening to and re-enacting Michael Jackson from a young age, Kris knew from the beginning that he loved music.He used the space afforded by his short distance from London and upbringing as an only-child to truly immerse himself in his writing. These formative years were spent honing and refining his craft, creating his own sound with a unique combination of rapping and singing. Kris' single-minded vision was to establish himself as a unique artist with longevity. After being kicked out of four different schools and getting his GSCE's in college, Kris enrolled himself on a course where he learned to produce music electronically, highlighting his enterprising spirit and further strengthening his ability to work as a solo artist with complete creative control over his output. Working closely with Aaron Ross of Infinite Future Management, Kris' first success came in the form of his collaboration with Dutch house act Chocolate Puma "Step Back" - already a Gold Record in Holland, with over 5.5 million spotify streams and now licensed globally, most notably by Island Records UK where it was chart bound and on high rotation on the BBC 1Xtra playlist among many other well know worldwide stations. Following swiftly was the result of a day in the studio with another Dutch superstar producer Don Diablo; Chain Reaction (Domino) dropped on the worlds number 1 dance label Spinnin' Records. He then had a string of features with big house names like Daddy's Groove and Laidback Luke and performed at prolific events such as Tomorrowland. His newest feature comes with the amazingly talented Vato Gonzalez - a track called Sonic Boom which was released November 2016 with a high end music video on Spinnin Records. Kris has now been working on a brand new wave of Trap, Rap, House and EDM tracks with the hope to stake his claim in the scene as a force to be reckoned with across the board of genres. 2018 will see him continue his high end feature success, but put a claim in the UK scene as one of the countries brightest prospects...

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