Hardwell Ultra 2018

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!


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(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews. www.journojake.com

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