At 25 years old, Hardwell, aka Robbert van de Corput is already one of the youngest and most powerful figures in EDM. Hailed as an award winning producer, label manager, musician and now ranked as the No.1 DJ in the world courtesy of DJ Mag, Hardwell has already left an everlasting imprint on the face of electronic music.
Hardwell hails from Breda, Holland, as does his mentor Tiesto. At the mere age of 13, Hardwell was already gaining notoriety for skills far beyond his years. After signing to a leading Dutch record label, Hardwell soon found himself DJing at some of Holland's hottest nightspots, eventually gaining worldwide notoriety with his smash hit bootleg “Show Me Love vs. Be” which became one of the biggest hits of 2009, and heralded the arrival of someone very special indeed.
Hardwell's signature big room sound soon began to take a firm foothold in the electronic music scene, with his trademark complex drum ensembles, daring synths, and emotive chords becoming notorious. His reputation as a supreme party starter, primed for big room destruction grew, as did his fanbase and status within the DJing community.