Hardwell Joins Forces With ShortRound for Thrilling Single, “Goes Like This”

Hardwell is dreaming of another mainstage techno smash.

The Dutch electronic music icon is once more proving his prowess in the mainstage techno arena with his latest single, "Goes Like This." In collaboration with ShortRound, the track marks another significant entry in Hardwell's increasingly dark and complex discography, following notable recent collaborations such as "HUMAN" (with Machine Made) and "Twisted" (with Will Sparks), both of which have continued to solidify his position as a techno titan.

"Goes Like This" stands out as a pure, trunk-thumping techno anthem, characterized by its wobbly pitch-bending lead synths that pave a path of sonic exploration. The track begins with a brief spoken-word introduction from Hardwell himself, setting a tone that's both introspective and commanding. The dialogue paves the way for a journey through dark, cavernous soundscapes, reminiscent of the sinister tones found in his previous 2023 releases, like "ACID" (with Maddix).

Having previously appeared on Hardwell's Revealed Recordings label with "Don't Let Me Go," ShortRound brings a fresh, energetic dynamic to the collaboration. His influence is palpable in the song's intricate layers and nuanced sound design while complementing Hardwell's newfound penchant for the ominous. 

With captivating rhythm and innovative sound design, "Goes Like This" is sure to be another mainstage techno staple in the making. Take a listen to the new collaboration below.


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