The celebrated Hardstyle anthem is now an oldie, released in one of the best years for classics in the dance music industry.
My God, was 2012 something special for dance music! It saw us get blessed with the release of gigantic anthems such as David Guetta’s She Wolf, SHM’s Don’t You Worry Child, Hardwell’s Spaceman, Apollo and How We Do, Otto Knows and his Million Voices, deadmau5’s The Veldt, Zedd’s Clarity, the instrumental version of Sebastian Ingrosso and Tommy Trash’s Reload and so many more that we could honestly right pages on end about them.
In the Hardstyle world, diversity was plenty as well: Headhunterz’s Dragonborn ruled the stages (and so did his Sacrifice album), Noisecontrollers theorized about The Science of Hardstyle with E=nc2, Ran-D’s path was defined with #MyWay and so much more. Brennan Heart was a high-on demand DJ/Producer, but far from the legend is his today, being at sort of a halfway point of his career, with so much ahead of him, but a solid legacy already left behind him.
As for Wildstylez, he was on par with Fabian. Both had already earned the community’s respect, Joram had done so by being responsible for Defqon.1’s 2010 anthem, No Time to Waste, and other tracks like Pleasure, Revenge and, of course, his Project One antics with Heady.
But in May 2012, everything changed as both titans joined forces for Lose My Mind, a timeless monster that still stands today. Featuring whining synths, liberating lyrics and a profoundly melodic, distorted main lead, Lose My Mind had all the makings to be a giant then, and it still is one today, 8 years later.