Today, Hardwell, who was recently named the #6 DJ in the world by DJ Mag Top 100, is proud to announce the winner of his “Spaceman” competition, Collin McLoughlin, and his must-see kinetic Electric Zoo after movie. Get the cover version on iTunes http://bit.ly/17jAx6I or stream on Spotify http://spoti.fi/WQkwmy
Hardwell asked his fans to submit an acoustic version of his hit single, “Spaceman,” for the chance to have it featured in his Electric Zoo aftermovie. Additionally, Collin is seeing full support from Hardwell, wins VIP access to a Hardwell show of choice, and a meet and greet with Hardwell.
With a desire to show fans a unique perspective of live performances, excitement in the booth, personality off stage, and life on tour, Hardwell delivers his Electric Zoo aftermovie that showcases his emotional journey to New York City that culminates into his monumental main stage performance. He also stays true to his word and includes Collin McLoughlin’s elegant rendition of “Call Me A Spaceman” as the soundtrack.
Learn more about the winner…
In 2011 Collin McLoughlin made his presence felt after his first release “Chasing Dreams” reached over 350,000 Youtube views in a few short months. Building from the success of his Youtube cover series (over five million views in a year) his original sound, pairing electronic elements with classic acoustic melodies, serves as a unique canvas for his story telling nature and approach to songwriting.
Collin’s soulful voice and true to life lyrics resonate with a broad audience. Every song he writes is grounded in a real situation, constantly inspired by his life’s journey and its relation to those around him. These universal themes are revealed through credible story lines and melodic hooks layered over toe-tapping, electro-pop rhythms. Collin’s positive, upbeat energy is infectious and resonates through his music, live performances, and his life in total.
In 2012 Collin auditioned for Season 3 of the Voice, and ended up turning around three chairs with his rendition of Cat Steven’s “Wild World,” ultimately securing a spot on Adam Levine’s (Maroon 5 lead singer) team. Adam mentioned that he has arguably the best pitch of any singer he has ever heard, and Collin credits Adam’s mentoring as one of the most influential experiences of his career thus far.
track: Hardwell vs Collin McLoughlin – Call Me A Spaceman (Unplugged Version)
Video created by Robin Piree