You know the lineup is good if Hardwell is kicking off the countdown. The Dutch DJ is a former DJ Mag No. 1, and founder of the Revealed Recordings label, which reps hit-makers Afrojack, Dash Berlin and Showtek. Hardwell has captivated listeners by doing two things well: remixes and collaborations with pop stars. Remixing the likes of Tiesto and Avicii while working with Austin Mahone and Jason Derulo, Hardwell brings catchy pop vocals that whip crowds into a frenzy. He'll have you feeling innocent and free with his mainstream brand of dance and electro-house.
Porter Robinson has spent his adult life in the laser-filled limelight. Before he was twenty years old, Robinson literally crashed Beatport's servers with the release of his first EP, Spitfire, and had three chart-topping records before he turned 21. The last time time Robinson was in town, he was rocking the suburbs around Dick's Sporting Goods Park at Bassnectar's Basscenter. Porter originally produced hard-hitting dubstep and moombahton beats but has softened his touch with synth-heavy house tracks.
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