A boy who takes his love for house music very serious, is step by step and gradually becoming a leading figure amongst the younger generation of DJs. Though Hardwell could never have dreamed what laid ahead of him when starting his DJ career at the tender age of 13.
For the last 2 years, Hardwell’s overall talent is recognised by the dance music industry as a new, exciting and refreshing take on a scene that continues to evolve and with an apparent everlasting shelf life! If you want to describe Hardwell’s identity and musical development in one phrase then it can be no other than that he’s now arrived in the “Big Room House” sound and has created his very unique trademark as a dj and producer.
His latest release, ‘Feel so High’ ft I-Fan, has been licensed to 10 countries, has had great support from the biggest names in the scene and comes with an amazing video!
“Guess What”, a co-production with Chuckie,is likely to be one of the most played underground house records of the past two years and his “Show Me Love vs. Be” bootleg of Steve Angello and Laidback Luke’s track was one of the biggest dance hits of last year.
In 2009 he played at Mainstage, Dancevalley, the biggest festival in Holland where he was aso responsible fort hat years themesong “Twilight Zone”.
Did we mention the remixes he did for some top DJs of the DJ Mag Top 100, such as Fedde Le Grand, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, Bob Sinclar, Chris Lake, Funkerman, Laidback Luke, Sharam (Deep Dish), Steve Angello, Booty Luv and Hi_Tack? On top of this pronounced success stories, Hardwell has also topped the leading Dutch chart ‘Dance-Tunes.com’ a grand total of 6 times in the past 12 months.
Not to forget, last summer he has also mixed one of the Privilege Ibiza Compilations next to Cosmic Gate. Also, Hardwell’s series of “Eclectic Beatz” belong to the best selling mix albums of the last few years. The final edition (#10) will be released April 2010! Need we go on?
Behind the decks Hardwell never fails to deliver, his exceptional technical skills, variety of music and that added personal touch make him stand out, and he’s bringing it to the masses now, with performances all over the world! From Sydney to Miami, Amsterdam to London.
With a new creative channel, his own record label Revealed Recordings, once again Hardwell appears to have the world at his feet.
In 2014 the Dutch megastar did it again - being crowned World’s #1 DJ in the 2014 edition of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll for a second consecutive year. Having already created a legacy that would put most of his counterparts to shame this award-winning DJ, producer, musician, label owner and lover of all things music has not only helped shape the current state of EDM, but has left an everlasting imprint on it.
In October 2013, during Amsterdam Dance Event, Hardwell held the world premiere of his ‘I Am Hardwell’ documentary in Amsterdam’s oldest and most famous cinema, Tuschinski. The documentary provides a captivating inside-look on Hardwell’s rise. With the motto - "If you can dream it, you can do it”.
The rise of Hardwell as a young boy from the city of Breda into a ripened international super-heavyweight has become an inspiring tale for many. Coming full circle from a dream to reality of wanting to become the ‘#1 DJ in the World’, we can be assured that the global artist Hardwell is a musical force that will drive electronic dance music for many years to come....