In case you missed it, rising superstar Hardwell hit 200,000 Twitter followers on Sunday July 22nd. Oh wait, you probably missed that. But more importantly, you may have missed what came as a result of hitting that milestone: a 13-song bootleg package given away for free to show appreciation and love for Hardwell’s fans. The 24-year-old Dutch Progressive/Electro-House producer, DJ, radio host (On Air radio show), and record label owner (Revealed Recordings) has been on an absolute tear for the past year (and longer) and reaching a following that massive certainly isn’t something to shrug off. The guy always seems so happy and so appreciative of all the success he has achieved – his interview after KILLING IT at Ultra Music Festival 2012 shows us that. In 2011 Hardwell was voted the #24 DJ in the world according to DJ Mag’s Top 100. Now, with all his popularity, I fully predict Hardwell to break the top-20 (you heard it here first!).

So let’s get to this bootleg package, shall we? Every track on here is a “bootleg” because they aren’t seeing any kind of official release nor are they official remixes for anyone (that is the difference between a bootleg and an official remix for those unaware). Actually, all 13 tracks are mashups that Hardwell put together either himself or with producers Dannic and MAKJ (Dannic is signed to Revealed Records and I couldn’t find much info on MAKJ). When the whole mashup thing started I couldn’t stand it – I’m someone who prefers original tracks and I started getting sick of Tiesto’s Club Life podcasts because he played so many of them. But then I heard Kaskade’s awesome mashes as well as many live or in mixes and I started getting hooked, culminating with this bootleg package… Or maybe Hardwell is just REALLY good at picking and choosing which songs to throw together…

You can find a few of my favorites from the package below. But I have a feeling you want the entire Zip bundle, because it’s that good, so CLICK HERE to download the full Zip pack. By the way, the names are always part of the fun of discovering these mashups…tracklist after the JUMP!

Mylo vs Wolfgang Gartner vs Gemini – The Way We Drop The Fire Inside (Hardwell MashUp) [easily my favorite]
Cygnus X vs David Guetta & Nicky Romero – Super Metropolis (Hardwell MashUp)
DMX vs Clockwork – Squad Up In Here (Hardwell & Dannic MashUp)
Chuckie vs Tom Fall – Who’s Ready For iRok (Hardwell MashUp)
Peace Treaty Vs ESOT Vs Jay-Z & Kanye West – Heard You Were Walking In Paris (Hardwell & MAKJ MashUp)

Tracklist

1. Avicii vs Deniz Koyu – Bong Into Darkness (Hardwell & Dannic MashUp)
2. Benny Benassi ft. Gary Go vs Firebeatz – Cineman (Hardwell MashUp)
3. Chuckie vs Tom Fall – Who’s Ready For iRok (Hardwell MashUp)
4. Cygnus X vs David Guetta & Nicky Romero – Super Metropolis (Hardwell MashUp)
5. David Guetta & Sia vs Qulinez & Sick Individuals – Trolltanium (Hardwell MashUp)
6. DMX vs Clockwork – Squad Up In Here (Hardwell & Dannic MashUp)
7. Hard Rock Sofa vs Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Quasar (Hardwell MashUp)
8. Hardwell vs Fragma – Spaceman’s Miracle (Hardwell Sensation MashUp)
9. Mightyfools vs The Prodigy – Outta Space Bitches (Hardwell & Dannic MashUp)
10. Mylo vs Wolfgang Gartner vs Gemini – The Way We Drop The Fire Inside (Hardwell MashUp)
11. Peace Treaty Vs ESOT Vs Jay-Z & Kanye West – Heard You Were Walking In Paris (Hardwell & MAKJ MashUp)
12. The Killers vs Keane & Alesso – Silenced By Mr Brightside (Hardwell MashUp)
13. Tiesto & Wolfgang Gartner vs Chuckie & Promise Land – We Own The Breaking Up (Hardwell MashUp)