On December 10th, Dim Mak’s first ever hardstyle artist, Coone, released his debut full-length album which features a total of 14 tracks. Hailing from Belgium, Coone began producing hard house but, eventually moved toward hardstyle and jumpstyle. Aside from producing, he also owns the Dirty Workz label which features Psyko Punkz, Da Tweekaz and Dr, Rude. Being signed to Dim Mak earlier this year marked a significant milestone in his career that sparked a lot of buzz among his fans. Accompanying his new record deal and anticipated album were a few major shows including TomorrowWorld, Tomorrowland and The Sound of Q-Dance in Los Angeles, which he headlined.
Global Dedication is undoubtedly a powerhouse of a record that showcases Coone’s evolution in sound and features a wide range of tempos, melodies and compositions. Many of the tracks have vocalists which makes for a fresh take on Coone’s production abilities- he really strived to show his wealth of knowledge. There is also a decent amount of rap/hip-hop influence on the album, especially with “Times Gettin’ Hard” and “Zombie Killer”- both of which were released this year. One thing that fans will definitely appreciate are the two remixes of songs from his previous album: “Traveling” as mixed by Da Tweekez and “Unite” as mixed by Hard Driver. Coone of course didn’t limit himself to just remixes- a good number of tracks are collaborations with some of hardstyle’s heaviest hitters including Frontliner, Wildestylez, and Zany.
Coone’s next step in evolution not only comes with some changes in sound but, it maintains his signature style that his fans grew to love. After signing to Dim Mak, he even changed his logo to mark this new step in his career. If you love hard bass and raw tracks with some new spins, Global Dedication is sure to make more than ecstatic and will probably result in endless shuffling! For our New York readers, if you want to live Coone experience be sure to catch him at
Escape from New York on January 11th:
You can order Global Dedication here: http://goo.gl/n3QFMi.
The complete track listing for Global Dedication from Coone is as follows:
1. Times Gettin’ Hard (Album Intro Version) feat. K19
2. Coone & Isaac — Ready For Life feat. Popr3b3l
3. Traveling feat. Scope DJ (Da Tweekaz Remix)
5. Our Fairytale feat. Chris Madin
6. Unite (Hard Driver Remix)
7. Coone & Zany — Sound Wasted feat. Nicci
8. Coone & Wildstylez — This Is Home feat. Cimo Fränkel (Album Version)
9. Coone & Jim Ferren — 150 BPM
10. Coone & Substance One — Drowning
11. Coone & Frontliner — World Domination
12. Coone & Hard Driver — Showtime
13. I Have Seen
14. Zombie Killer feat. Kritikal
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