Last month Hardstyle’s biggest stars, Headhunterz played the acclaimed closing set at the 2019 edition of DEFQON.1 to a rapturous reception.
Known as the ‘Saturday Endshow’, the honourable live slot within hardstyle also saw him premiere his new track ‘Orange Heart’ on Q-dance Records; a nod to his first festival anthem ‘Scrap Attack’ back in 2009 and his own tribute to a scene and community he loves. Now, 10 years later, ‘Orange Heart’ will be a beacon for hardstyle lovers the world over, for devoted fans that live and breathe the harder end of the electronic spectrum.
Collaborating with Sian Evans (lead singer of Kosheen with hits such as ‘Hide U), who opens the track with her distinguishable and soulful vocals, ‘Orange Heart’ is deceivingly delicate as the gentle piano chords provide a base for the melody to glide smoothly over the top before an emotive chord progression rolls out. Adding in a boisterous, white-knuckle ride of a drop, the track is loaded with mythical symbolism before a rip-roaring 150bpm bounces in, taking over the listener with powerful passion. Impressively, in less than 48 hours, ‘Orange Heart’ has received over 135,000 views on YouTube and earned more than 100,000 Spotify plays, alongside claiming the #1 position in the reputable hardstyle.com chart in one day.