Hardwell Switches It Up With Guest Mix On Diplo & Friends

Hardwell Diplo and Friends

When you think of Hardwell, you think of huge main stage sets of his signature big room house, but this week on Diplo and Friends he shows us another side of his musical abilities.

Mad Decent label owner and industry giant, Diplo, has featured everyone from Marshmello, to NGHTMRE, to Kygo on his radio show as guest mixers. The show airs on BBC Radio’s 1 Xtra, giving many artists crucial exposure that helps garner support of fans and launch their careers. Hardwell, however, is anything but a small name in the industry, winning DJ Mag’s #1 DJ of the year in both 2013 and 2014. He’s headlined countless festivals and sold out show after show. One might expect to hear the newest big-room tracks and maybe some unreleased gold from the Dutch DJ, but he goes in a different direction with this guest mix.

In this week’s mix, Hardwell get’s back to his Dutch roots in the Bubbling Beats movement with some funky tunes including tracks like Gyptian, Mr. Vegas, Popcorn, and many more. He’ll keep you grooving the entire hour with old and new school dancehall that he grew up playing.

Back in the days I started out as a hip hop and dancehall dj. I was part of a movement in Holland called Bubbling Beats. Through Bubbling Beats I met Diplo and  that’s why he asked me to do this special mix for you all. – Hardwell

The mix aired this past Sunday. Look below to stream the mix and get your fill of moombahton, R&B, and UK grime.

Click here to listen to Hardwell on Diplo and Friends.

After releasing the guest mix, Hardwell went on to have a day at Creamfields festival in the UK, playing the Horizon stage along with artists like Oliver Heldens, Galantis, and Tiësto. While he was playing at Horizon, Revealed Recordings hosted its own arena at the festival. What a hectic weekend for the powerhouse DJ!

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Grace has been listening to electronic music ever since she tagged along with her friends to EDC Las Vegas 2014. She fell in love with the music and the culture under the Electric Sky, and she hasn't been able to get enough of it ever since. Her favorite artists include Porter Robinson, Adventure Club, Kaskade, ODESZA, Jai Wolf, Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond, and Chris Lake. Grace seeks out her favorite genres of bass, house, trance, and dubstep at music festivals across California and beyond. Her top festivals to date are EDC Las Vegas, Lightning in a Bottle, SnowGlobe, and ASOT Utrecht, and she hopes to attend countless more in the future. While pursuing her musical interests, she is also a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.