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. 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.
With his dial fully set to musical creation, Hardwell’s 2014 was filled with large amounts of studio time as he poured numerous man-hours into his debut artist album – ‘United We Are’ – alongside continuing to circumnavigate the globe appearing at all the major festivals, countless arenas and exclusive club shows. Released January 23rd 2015, ‘United We Are’ – featuring the explosive first single ‘Sally’ with vocalist Harrison – also has a host of collaborations that include Jason Derulo, Fatman Scoop, W&W, Bright Lights, Jonathan Mendelsohn, Amba Shepherd, Joey Dale, Luciana Headhunterz, Chris Jones, Haris, Mr Probz, Funkerman feat. I-fan and DallasK, as well as a track together with Tiësto and singer-songwriter Andreas Moe.