No. 1 DJ or not, when Hardwell puts out a new track, you hear it. Young Again, from Hardwell x Chris Jones, has all the signature aspects of a modern electronic pop track. Nostalgic lyrics, booming vocals, some guitars and... well… it has a melody… let’s just leave it at that.
The melody rides on a detuned synth which gives it a retro feel, but also sounds a bit cheap. If Hardwell’s going to be denoted the best DJ in the world, our standards should be high, and that’s the criticism here - he can do better.
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Young Again is available now on Beatport.