Robbert van de Corput was born on 7 January 1988 in Breda, at the age of four, he began taking piano lessons and attended a music school. At the age of twelve, he produced his first songs in the field of electro, while performing as a hip-hop DJ. At a young age, he was also active in various areas of martial arts, including judo.
Through his participation in various competitions, he became known in Breda’s DJ scene. He was influenced by the DJ and producer Tiësto, who is also from Breda.
As hip-hop became an underground scene, Hardwell changed his genre to commercial electronic dance music. He started producing remixes and uploaded them on several platforms on the Internet. At the age of 14 in 2002, he was offered a record deal with the Digidance record label by Dutch producer duo Klubbheads. Three weeks later he made a first official release with the two-disc-record “Bubbling Beats 1”, whereupon he toured through the Netherlands and appeared in a number of dance clubs. His first official single, “Play It Around”, was released in 2006, and was played in German clubs. The single featured a combination of popular musical genres, as well as his own style.
- Hardwell ft. Mitch Crown – Call Me A Spaceman
2. Hardwell & KSHMR – Power
3. Hardwell & Maddix – Bella Ciao
4. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Hardwell – Unity
5. Hardwell & Blasterjaxx feat. Mitch Crown – Bigroom Never Dies
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