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'Hardwell: The Return' at ADE Pro touches on unvoiced topics in the dance scene

Sunday, 09 October 2022
After taking a sabbatical of almost four years, big room house DJ Hardwell returns to the stage as a different person and artist. It's a tough decision to take a step back when you are on top of your career with a recipe for success in hands, and headlining hundreds of sold-out shows - but Hardwell is back and has found a sound even more true to himself. The Dutch DJ joins ADE Pro Conference to talk about his new work and future production plans, why he took a sabbatical, what he learned in that time, and what he'll be doing differently in this new phase of his career.

Imagine going on 200+ flights a year, sleeping in different time zones every day, and being exhausted from touring, repeating itself in an endless cycle for years and years. That's the unheard-of side of EDM, as Hardwell puts it. The 34-year-old DJ has taken a much-needed sabbatical in which he had time to reflect on his well-being and his outlook on the dance scene.

REBELS NEVER DIE

Besides his personal growth, Hardwell has gone through another significant change. His well-known Big Room House formula has served him and his fans well, but he felt disassociated from his own sound after so long of continuous DJing with it. His new perspective led him to his recently launched and highly anticipated 14-track album 'REBELS NEVER DIE', which premiered in September 2022.

Before he embarks upon his world tour that ends in Frankfurt next May, Hardwell is visiting the ADE Pro Conference on ADE Thursday for a welcome catch-up. The Dutch DJ will be talking about his new work, how he still managed to keep his fans aboard after his big switch-up, and future production plans, because he is not just back; he is here to stay.

Imagine going on 200+ flights a year, sleeping in different time zones every day, and being exhausted from touring, repeating itself in an endless cycle for years and years. That's the unheard-of side of EDM, as Hardwell puts it. The 34-year-old DJ has taken a much-needed sabbatical in which he had time to reflect on his well-being and his outlook on the dance scene.

REBELS NEVER DIE

Besides his personal growth, Hardwell has gone through another significant change. His well-known Big Room House formula has served him and his fans well, but he felt disassociated from his own sound after so long of continuous DJing with it. His new perspective led him to his recently launched and highly anticipated 14-track album 'REBELS NEVER DIE', which premiered in September 2022.

Before he embarks upon his world tour that ends in Frankfurt next May, Hardwell is visiting the ADE Pro Conference on ADE Thursday for a welcome catch-up. The Dutch DJ will be talking about his new work, how he still managed to keep his fans aboard after his big switch-up, and future production plans, because he is not just back; he is here to stay.

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