Hardwell’s starting the year off with a bang! The Dutch DJ dropped a new track called “Blackout” just in time for his birthday today. Even better, he’s decided to release it for fans to download for free! Happy birthday to us, I guess.

Your EDM says of the track: “Blackout is not a revolutionary track as it sticks to the sound that Hardwell knows and has become famous for. Elements of his dutch style with sweeping progressive synths make this track meant for no other place but the big room main stage. With that in mind, the emotional builds and vocal lines give the track an almost Spaceman feel before the drop hits and brings the energy level up ten fold.”

Hardwell says that “Blackout” is just the beginning of new music from him for the year, so look out for more tracks in the coming months. Perhaps DJ Mag Top 100 made a mistake when they booted him off the top spot…

Listen to “Blackout” below.