Written by: Ashley Mullen
The prince of hardstyle, Headhunterz, is credited with putting the genre on the map. Known for his wide range of hard-hitting styles, he’s managed to bring hardstyle to the US by making multiple appearances across the country in 2013. After being signed to Ultra records just last year, he made his debut with “Colors” featuring vocals by Tatu, he then went on to collaborate with dubstep’s legendary trio, Krewella on “United Kids of the World,” a track with an anti-bullying message. Headhunterz has undoubtedly been a trailblazer for lovers of hard bass and will be making an appearance at one of the biggest festivals in America- Coachella, both weekends nonetheless!! With this awesome news comes a release of his newest single on Ultra, which is also a collaboration with the up-and-coming Aussie producer, Audiofreq. “Breakout” proves to be a nothing less of a banger- but what else would could fans expect from the likes of these two amazing artists?!
On the heels of the massively successful Anti-Bullying anthem, “United Kids of the World,” which projected Headhunterz into the eyes of Entertainment Tonight and Billboard, the titan of hardstyle returns harder than ever with “Breakout” feat. Audiofreq. Continuing to take-over North America as hardstyle’s ambassador, Willem Rebergen now looks to venture into new territories and make his Coachella debut this April.
“United Kids of the World” provided yet another landmark in what was an important year for Headhunterz, by creating an anthem for the unheard bullied kids of the world. In efforts to ensure everyone’s voice was heard, Ultra Music and Headhunterz teamed up with DoSomething.org, who prides themselves on harnessing the awesome energy and unleashing it on causes teens care about.
With “Breakout”, a collaboration between Headhunterz and Australian DJ/Producer Audiofreq, Willem keeps on exploring his style and pushes his boundaries, combining big anthemic synth chords with his iconic kick drums. At the climax a mythical voice speaks out, “Weapons Ready – Let’s Dance,” and instigates an all-out battleground with lethal drum patterns, and in-your-face-bass meshed with eargasmic harmonic swells. Willem is a master of sound engineering, which can be heard from the very first chord progression of “Breakout.” With guns blazing, it hooks you in as it combines unique sounds and effects, culminating into a plush soundtrack through a journey of all senses.
Headhunterz stands for musical integrity. “Breakout” is no exception, and is sure to be one of 2014’s biggest tunes, while being heard at festivals and in all music fanatics speakers around the world.
Last year, Headhunterz made his Ultra Music debut with “Colors” featuring Tatu, which broke into Holland’s top 5 on iTunes, as well as topping the Beatport Hard Dance chart and becoming a Hardstyle.com No.1 in less than an hour. In support of the monstrous track, he completed a coast-to-coast endeavor with the EXPLODE tour, making Headhunterz a true diplomat of hardstyle and representing diverse crowds hungry to be pushed musically.
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