Dutch Hardstyle producer Andy Blom aka Waverider announced is his #WaveriderCollabs project in early September and the finished result is here.
The #WaveriderCollabs project was a way for him to build a track together with his dedicated fans from across the globe.
The goal was simple from the start: “Interaction – that’s what really mattered. My fans are equally as important to me as the music I create in the studio, so I looked for a way to blend those two huge parts of my life together and the ‘Collabs’ idea was born.” Andy explains.
The process of making the track was split into the main individual elements: Melody, Mid-intro, Climax or Anti-Climax and Vocals.
Andy provided fans with two variations to choose from each week, and the winning version would be used at the selected element. Open to creative input on each choice, Andy’s #WaveriderCollabs project has taken fan collaboration to the next level.
The melody had fans cheering with positive responses, but number one stood out the most with an overwhelming majority of votes…
The second step had fans struggling to decide which mid-intro to use. With a tough choice, both versions racked up 50/50 support, with option number two just edging it within the last couple of days.
As any Hardstyle music lover will tell you, a familiar discussion amongst the genre’s following is whether on not to include a climax or anti-climax. Waverider took an unexpected approach to this segment and included the best of both worlds. “At first, people were going in different ways and keeping it a very balanced vote, but throughout the entire project I was encouraging suggestions on how people think each contender could improve. A few commenters introduced the idea of combining both choices to give everyone the best of both worlds, and it really worked out great!”
Vocals were next to be introduced, to give it the finishing touch. Waverider reached out to popular MC DL and asked him to write separate vocals, from which the Hardstyle community crowed number two as their champion!
After revealing the vocal winner, Waverider announced the track title as “Beast Mode ft. MC-DL” and thanked his fans for the huge response: “After 4 weeks of building this track together with you, the project is now coming to an end and I’ve definitely enjoyed every minute of it. Reading your comments, discussing your (great) ideas and talking with a lot of you guys during the weekend about everything has been so interesting. The melody was a clear winner, the mid intro was so close, but during the climax or anti-climax part it was really 50/50, and we all decided together to use both elements in the track! It was a creative process and it was awesome to involve all of you!”
You can now listen to the full song below!