As festival season begins to wind down, Hardwell has decided to make everyone jump one last time. In his latest release with Maddix, the pair has taken inspiration from the Italian language for an all-out main stage, big room banger.
‘Bella Ciao’ begins with a heavily filtered old-school Italian track. The ominous filtered track adds a new depth from the tune which was used as an Anti-Fascist song in Italy during the Second World War. Soon the track ramps up and explodes with an unbelievable big room drop.
It is interesting to see Hardwell’s take on the tune, especially after Steve Aoki received a world of pushback after the release of his version. Many individuals felt that the song’s subject matter and historical meaning meant that it should remain untouched. That being said, an equal amount of Italians were excited that a piece of history was revisited and made relevant once again.
Politics aside, Hardwell and Maddix’s rendition of ‘Bella Ciao’ goes absolutely hard and deserves a listen. Check it out below.