Hardwell teases highly anticipated collaboration with MAKJ, "Countdown"

Dutch phenomenon, Hardwell, releases a riveting teaser video for his new single, "Countdown" with MAKJ, out soon via Revealed Recordings. After releasing his firing edit of Blasterjaxx's "Fifteen," he quickly turns around an exhilarating new original in collaboration with the Los Angeles-based rising star, MAKJ. Ever since "Countdown" was dropped during his acclaimed set at Ultra Music Festival 2013, Hardwell has established the song as a peak-time secret weapon in his performances all summer, thus becoming one of his most highly anticipated tracks. With the new single as the soundtrack, the teaser video shows the sold-out Go Hardwell Or Go Home event at the Palladium in Los Angeles that saw MAKJ as support. Watch the teaser video for Hardwell & MAKJ's "Countdown" here.

Hardwell brings on the burgeoning talent, MAKJ, to foster an explosive new sound that has been tested and proven throughout this year. As the teaser video runs through scenes of Los Angeles and the Palladium show, "Countdown" takes shape with a soft melody line that opens up to a lush chorus of synth strings on top of drums. A brief pause passes and the countdown ensues, raising anticipation for the drop and creating a strong sense of euphoria. Then the hard kicks and horn-like synth burst through with brute force taking the energy level to new heights. Following the main segment, it reaches a super charged climax as the second drop moves in with an added synth for full effect. The fact that "Countdown" has been one of the most buzzed about tracks for months is a testament to Hardwell's signature, festival anthem sound has been manifested at its fundamental core time and time again.

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