Ever since “Countdown” was dropped during his acclaimed set at Ultra Music Festival 2013, Hardwell has established the song as a peak-time secret weapon in his performances all summer, thus becoming one of his most highly anticipated tracks.
Hardwell brings on the burgeoning talent, MAKJ, to foster an explosive new sound that has been tested and proven throughout this year. As the teaser video runs through scenes of Los Angeles and the Palladium show, “Countdown” takes shape with a soft melody line that opens up to a lush chorus of synth strings on top of drums. A brief pause passes and the countdown ensues, raising anticipation for the drop and creating a strong sense of euphoria. Then the hard kicks and horn-like synth burst through with brute force taking the energy level to new heights.
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