Last summer one DJ dominated Ibiza with such intensity that it was hard to avoid his name and virtually impossible to ignore the online and ground level hype that surrounded his now legendary roadblock performances. Closing the season by winning the award for best ‘Electro House DJ’ at the 2013 DJAwards in Ibiza and then shortly after being crowned the World’s #1 DJ in the Top 100 DJ Poll, Hardwell undoubtedly became not only the most talked about headline act to emerge from the 2013 season, but the most talked about DJ on the planet!
Now in 2014 and with a new sun-kissed season ahead, Hardwell is excited to announce his official (and first ever) Ibiza residency at Ushuaïa Ibiza with his globetrotting party concept, I AM HARDWELL. Earmarked by critics as ‘the best club in Ibiza’, Ushuaïa is a totally avant-garde concept that throngs with likeminded clubbers and proudly delivers an unmatched experience when it comes to seeing the world’s biggest electronic music artists perform. The Playa d’en Bossa based open-air daytime venue is the perfect destination for a new weekly party that will see Dutch titan Hardwell perform every Tuesday from June 24th.
Hardwell’s first show on the island was back in 2010, since then he has returned to the White Isle every summer and with each passing year he has demonstrated why he truly embodies the modern generation of dance music hungry clubbers. Creative and forward thinking, his progressive, electro tinged style is a unique flavour known as Hardwell sound, with a Dutch twist, that is forever evolving making it virtually impossible to pigeonhole.
As a DJ his performances are unmatched, a statement backed up by the inexorable rate at which his sets are viewed by fans around the globe. To date his live sets have been viewed in excess of 180 million times. His 2012 Tomorrowland set has clocked up over 20 million views to date, whilst his follow up set at the 2013 edition of Tomorrowland has now been watched over 19 million times (receiving a staggering 8 million views in its first week alone). However, the performance which has amassed the most amount of views to date is his set at Ultra Music Festival in Miami last March which has received over 21 million views and counting – making him the single most in demand live set artist in the electronic scene today.
Commenting on the announcement Hardwell said: “Last summer in Ibiza was incredible. I was a little worried about being able to top what we achieved last year but after we sat down with Yann and Ushuaïa team to discuss the idea of a residency and layout our plans for what could be created, I knew this was the right choice! I’m really excited to be joining the Ushuaïa family and extremely excited to be bringing a completely new show to Ibiza this summer”.
With countless club and chart hits in his arsenal such as the festival ignition smash ‘Spaceman’, euphoric masterpiece ‘Apollo’ featuring Amba Shepherd, last summers anthem ‘Never Say Goodbye’, with Dyro and Bright Lights, and his recent hit ‘Dare You’ featuring Matthew Koma on vocals – which went to #18 in the UK single chart, Hardwell’s residency at the renowned Ushuaïa Ibiza with his I AM HARDWELL concept is set to become the new jewel in the crown of the ever spectacular Ibiza clubbing calendar.