DJ Hardwell is an alias for Robbert van de Corput, born in Breda, Netherlands, on 7 January 1988.
At a age of 8 years, he discovered his big love for music and later he started to mix and produce tracks. He was inspired by all kinds of music.
After a few years of studying piano he found out that playing a keyboard was much more fun and attractive to him. The combination of music on PC and keyboard really opened the sky: no limits!
Hardwell was one of the first who made bubbling remixes of commercial club hits. His remix from Without Me (the Drunkenmunkey version) became very popular in the discotheques. The Klubbheads noticed the success of this remix and via Radio 538 he was contacted and contracted by Digidance.
Hardwell is the driving force behind the Bubbling Beats parties and cds. Bubbling Beats Vol. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 have been successfully released. In April 2005, Hardwell won a Dutch Urban Award with his Bubbling Beats Party concept!
The DJ qualities of Hardwell are internationally well recognised. He allready performed in the biggest clubs in the Netherlands. He played at parties like: Toolroom Knights, Ministry Of Sound, Nope Is Dope, Sexy Motherfuckers, Superfreak to name a few.
Hardwell is pushing boundaries to create new genres and new sounds. It’s pretty clear that he’s one of the founders and pioneers of the Eclectic sound. In 2006 Hardwell released his own mixalbum: Eclectic Beatz, a combination of the hottest latin and electro floorfillers!
In 2007 he released the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Eclectic Beatz albums. But there was more in 2007! Hardwell did some massive remixes. His remix of Gregor Salto & Chuckie – Toys Are Nuts , together with Rehab. The remix was more than 1,5 week at the number one spot of Dance-Tunes.com! Also his remix of Sidney Samson & Skitzofrenix – Work It did some real damage to the dancefloors!
Hardwell produced together with his homeboy DJ Chuckie “Guess What!”. A massive hit that is spinned all over the globe by all major deejays and was part of many deejays live-sets at all summer festivals and parties! Steve Angello was impressed by this track and decided to release it on the Ministry of Sound compilation album Sizeism.
Nowadays Hardwell is well-known as one of Hollands finest upcoming talents. At only 19 years old, this young and gifted dj/producer has already been making huge waves in the clubscene, and there is more to come!