Award-winning DJ, producer, label manager, music lover, # 6 at this years DJ Mag Top 100 list and barely 24 years old… Let us present to you: Hardwell! This talented genius, better known as Robbert van de Corput started his DJ career at the age of 13. After this blow-out Hardwell’s talent was picked up by a Dutch label and they signed him when he was only 14 years old. Shortly after his label signing he started to play at all mayor clubs in the Netherlands.
For the last couple of years, Hardwell has been recognised by the industry as having a new and refreshing take on a scene that continues to evolve and seems to have an everlasting shelf life. His identity and musical development can be summed up in a single phrase, “Big Room House”. He has created his unique trademark as a DJ and producer around this sound.
His growing reputation and success was picked up by party-minded people, they voted for him for the DJMAG Top 100 this year and he got a well deserved #24 spot in the Top 100 list, his first entry into their charts. They pinpointed him as one of the leaders of a new generation of DJs and unequivocally one to watch in the future. The growing momentum of his ‘fresh and open-minded’ label, Revealed Recordings, certainly proves their point, and fans can expect loads of exciting new releases very soon.
Hardwell’s international breakthrough came with his Show Me Love vs. Be bootleg of Steve Angello and Laidback Luke’s track and Robin S’ classic. That bootleg became one of the biggest and most played dance hits of 2009. In 2010 Hardwell went on to release several noteworthy tracks such as Alright 2010 ft Red Carpet and Feel so High ft I-Fan, licensed to 10 countries. Tracks like Molotov and Voyage and Move It To The Drum, a co-production with Chuckie, have had great support from the biggest names in the scene.