True to form, hardstyle is finishing out 2013 with a bang. One of the genre’s brightest stars, Belgian artist Coone, releases “Global Dedication,” his full-length U.S. debut today (Dec. 10) on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records and his own Dirty Workz imprint. After nearly a decade of making music, the artist, born Koen Bauweraerts, is ready to launch an All-American aural assault.
“It’s all about getting the sound and the feeling of hardstyle worldwide,” says Coone of the album. “I use the word ‘dedication’ a lot. I really think the hardstyle fans are one of the most dedicated and loyal people within the EDM scene.”
For those still uninitiated, the concept of hardstyle might seem intimidating. Several of Coone’s tracks, like the TomorrowWorld hardstyle stage theme “Our Fairytale,” soften the rough edges of a sound designed to jolt your system with anthemic vocals and melodic toplines. There are also tracks that simply hit hard. According to the artist, this is intentional.
Head over to Billboard.com to stream the album and read more: http://bit.ly/18zujQb