Music maturity came swiftly for the now seasoned-veteran Robbert van de Corput, better known as Hardwell. At the age of 25, the young Dutch titan capped off a 10 year journey when he was crowned World’s #1 DJ in the 2013 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll cementing his position as the electronic scenes newest superstar DJ and becoming the youngest ever winner of the coveted Top 100 DJs award. 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. Despite relinquishing his crown in 2015, though still taking the highly respectable second-place spot, it’s clear that Hardwell has 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.
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”. His productions are received with such great praise and acclaim; it seems his shelf life is endless. As his reputation grows amongst the world’s partygoers, so does his status. First entering the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll at #24 in 2011, Hardwell rose to #6 in the 2012 edition of the poll, before being crowned World #1 DJ in the 2013 poll – seeing off fierce competition from the likes of Avicii and Armin van Buuren and following in the footsteps of electronic icons Tiësto and David Guetta. The imitating that success once again in the 2014 edition of the Top 100 DJs Poll when he held onto the #1 spot.
As a DJ his global headliner status has led to endless sold-out shows around the world at venues from Ministry of Sound in London to Green Valley in Brazil. Debuting in Ibiza in 2010 when he was personally invited by Tiësto to perform with him at his now legendary Club Life event at Privilege. Hardwell’s 2013 Ibiza excursion saw him grow into one of the biggest headline acts on the island with roadblock shows at Ushuaia, Pacha, Space, Cream @ Amnesia, plus Cream’s Radio 1 live event @ Privilege, and led to him winning the ‘Electro House DJ’ award at the 2013 Ibiza DJ Awards at Pacha and then again at the 2014 Ibiza DJ Awards ceremony. 2015 saw him win the same award for the third year in a row, also adding the prestigious Best International DJ award.
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….
Join us in celebrating Future Sound Asia’s 15-year anniversary as we present Go Hardwell Or Go Home featuring Hardwell, Kill The Buzz, Goldfish & Blink, supported by BATE and HypeEmBeats at KL Live, 1st April 2016.
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Kill The Buzz
Goldfish + Blink
Exclusive ticket launch at Rock Corner, The Curve on 5 & 6 March 2016 from 11am – 8pm. Tickets will be sold online on 7 March 2016 at www.boxtix.asia, depending on availability of tickets.