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Go Hardwell or Go Home: A birthday tribute

Robbert van de Corput (aka Hardwell) is without a doubt, one of the biggest DJs of all time. Since bursting onto the scene with tracks such as ‘Zero 76’, the big-room maestro rose meteorically through the industry, helping cement the rise of the sub-genre as a whole. With Hardwell celebrating his 32nd birthday today, We Rave You have decided to honour the Breda-born producer with a look back at one of the most dominant years enjoyed by any electronic artist in dance music history.

Snatching his first title as the number #1 DJ in the world in 2013, this was the year that Hardwell truly became a global superstar, with his ‘I AM Hardwell’ docu-movie detailing the phenomenal touring schedule of the Dutchman, who dropped massive tracks such as ‘Apollo’ and ‘Spaceman‘ in the preceding 12 month period. With his ‘Hardwell on Air’ show also going from strength to strength, Hardwell delivered two of the biggest sets of the year, at both Ultra, and Tomorrowland.

Beginning with the former in Miami in March, Hardwell aired a range of music from Swedish House Mafia, including ‘Greyhound’ and ‘Leave The World Behind’, as well as fresh tracks from NERO, Afrojack and Bingo Players. At the latter, he dropped the W&W edit of Above & Beyond‘s ‘A Thing Called Love’ Vs ‘Spaceman’, as well as tracks from Alesso, Avicii, Duke Dumont, Martin Garrix, and Kid Cudi. But don’t take our word for it! You can listen to the iconic set below and wish him a happy birthday across our social media channels!



Cementing a spot as one of the industry's most in-demand names, Jake Gable has worked on highly successful press campaigns for the likes of Tiësto, MK, and Marshmello, as well as interviewing acts such as Oliver Heldens, Martin Solveig, NERVO, and many more, across Ultra Miami, EDC Las Vegas, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, ADE, and Ibiza. Doubling up as CEO of UK company The EVENT, Gable also works as a tour manager, playlist curator, dance music influencer, and DJ, under his JK-GBL alias. The UK-based journalist is best known for his breaking news story on Swedish House Mafia's return at Miami's Ultra Music Festival in 2018 (a world exclusive), and 'Avicii: The Truth...', an inquest into the EDM star's passing.

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