Hardwell Bio

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Like his great mentor Tiësto, Robbert van de Corput, known as Hardwell, proudly hails from Breda, a city tucked deep within the Netherlands. He’s an award-winning DJ, producer, musician, and label manager and has helped shape the current state of EDM. At the young age of 13, Hardwell’s talents were so advanced that he was able to capture the ears of a major Dutch label. Shortly after signing, Hardwell was spinning at all the major Netherland clubs. Hardwell’s international breakthrough came with his “Show Me Love vs. Be” bootleg, which became one of the popular dance hits of 2009. From this point on, a star was born. Through his refreshing sound that is characterized by complex drum ensembles, daring synths, and emotive chords, Hardwell has created the ultimate recipe for “Big Room House.” He was voted #6 in the 2012 edition of the DJ Mag Top 100, the most prestigious of industry competitions. In tandem with his worldwide popularity is his label Revealed Recordings, which continues to gain international momentum. In March of 2011, Hardwell launched his own radio show and podcast, Hardwell On Air, which is broadcasted on more than 25 international radio stations, including Holland’s top dance station, SLAM! FM, Sirius XM in the US, and Radio FG in France and Belgium. Additionally, the podcast has a solid spot in the iTunes Top 10 Podcasts in more than 30 countries. In 2011, Hardwell released juggernaut tracks like “Encoded,” a YouTube sensation, “Zero 76,” a collaboration with Tiësto topping the #1 Beatport and #1 US iTunes spot, and “Cobra,” a tune that went to #1 in the dance charts in Holland and Top 10 on Beatport’s Progressive House chart. Hardwell’s biggest track of 2012 was the solo-original better known as “Spaceman,” which saw more sets, bootlegs, and remixes than any of his previous releases. “Spaceman” was released in 25+ countries and its infectious hooks will be heard for ages. Next, Hardwell’s “Three Triangles,” released on Mark Knight’s label Toolroom, and “Kontiki,” co-produced with rising star Dannic, hit the Beatport Top 10. Aside from his releases, Hardwell took to the decks of Pete Tong’s famous BBC Essential Mix, where his prowess was so distinctively displayed. Hardwell has headlined the most prestigious and crowd-pleasing of festivals in the world such as Electronic Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, Electric Zoo, Creamfields, Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, and various Sensations.


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