On October 23rd, 2013, a man name Robbert van de Corput, mostly known Hardwell, grasped his lifelong dream as an EDM producer. At age 25, this young Dutch man was crowned as the world's number one DJ. Spreading his work of music across the entire world from the Netherlands (his home) to the U.S, Brazil, Japan, China, and many more.
Roberrt was born January 7th, 1988 in the Dutch city of Breda. At age 6, he was already playing musical instrument like the piano. At age 10 is when he was influenced by a documentary that featured Dutch dance music with the DJs like Tiesto, Armin van Buuren and, and Ferry Corsten. This documentary sparked his interest in electronic music.
When he was 12 years old, Hardwell DJed at his first gig, his friend's birthday party in front of about 100 people. After the party, his friend's father came up with a DJ name for Robber and the name is Hardwell. At age 14 he signed his first record deal. Between the ages of 14 to 18 he began DJing at many clubs around the Netherlands. Hardwell at his age, needed to have his parents come with him to his gigs, because he was too young to enter clubs on his own.