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DJ The Prophet announces his retirement

June 25, 2023, marked the end of an era as DJ The Prophet took to the stage for his final performance under his revered alias at the Closing Ceremony of Defqon.1. A crowd of 65,000 eager fans filled the venue, their excitement palpable in the air. As the momentous occasion unfolded, something truly special transpired. DJ The Prophet, accompanied by an overwhelming surge of emotion, decided to share this unforgettable experience with his loved ones. With pride and joy, he invited his spouse and kids onto the stage, amidst the thunderous applause and cheers of the crowd.

As the music pulsated through the speakers, DJ The Prophet unleashed a set filled with energy and nostalgia. The audience reveled in the beats of his iconic tracks, including “Wasteland,” “Recession,” “Born To Be Free,” “Echoes,” and “The Get Back,” as well as being treated to exclusive unreleased music, perfectly encapsulating the essence of his remarkable career. The collective energy reached unprecedented heights, creating an atmosphere of unity and celebration.

For DJ The Prophet, this final performance was not only a culmination of his decades-long journey but also a profound moment of gratitude and connection. Bringing his family on stage symbolized the love and support that had fueled his passion throughout the years. As he stood amidst his loved ones, surrounded by the adoration of the audience, the profound impact of his music and the legacy he leaves behind were evident.

The closing moments of DJ The Prophet’s last performance were met with a mixture of emotions—pride, nostalgia, and a sense of fulfillment. The deafening cheers and applause echoed throughout the venue, creating a collective recognition that an era had reached its conclusion. The legacy of DJ The Prophet will forever be etched in the hearts and memories of those fortunate enough to witness this monumental farewell.

As the curtains fell on Defqon.1 and the final notes reverberated into the night, DJ The Prophet took his last bow, knowing that he had etched his name in the annals of Hardstyle and Hardcore history. With his family by his side, he left the stage, marking the end of an extraordinary career and the beginning of a new chapter.

DJ The Prophet’s influence and contributions to the Harder Styles scene will continue to resonate, inspiring future generations of artists and fans alike. As he takes his final steps away from the limelight, his musical legacy will endure, forever reminding us of the power of passion, dedication, and the profound impact of DJ The Prophet’s remarkable journey.

Relive the monumental performance below:


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Acting as the CEO and founder of the site, the highly successful entrepreneur soon saw his team grow meteorically under his stewardship, amassing more than 1 million followers across the brand’s platforms. In addition, working with esteemed global entities such as Tomorrowland, AMF, EXIT Festival, Ushuaïa, Hï Ibiza, Parookaville and many others festivals and clubs aswell as some of the world’s most reputable record labels, artists and agencies.