Legendary hardstyle producer Headhunterz is popping within the DJ decks.
Taking to social media at the moment, the pioneering artist has revealed that he is retiring from performing so he can deal with creating music. The choice, he stated, “got here from [his] coronary heart.”
“I’ve one thing that makes me completely happy, that makes me get up each morning with a smile on my face,” Headhunterz stated. “My life feels very significant as a result of I’m doing one thing I completely love, and that’s creating—making music. There’s actually not way more I might want for on this life. I really feel fortunate having that.”
Headhunterz acting at Parookaville.
Headhunterz, whose actual title is Willem Rebergen, added that the lifetime of a touring artist is exhausting, each mentally and bodily. And whereas he knew he was really enthusiastic about making music, he continued to tour and has for greater than 15 years.
“There are occasions it has taken a toll—my psychological well being and bodily well being,” he continued. “Being within the place I’m now, I really feel able to enter a brand new section to stay a little bit bit extra of a balanced, ‘regular’ life.”
“Creating one thing out of nothing, to me, is probably the most satisfying and most significant factor in my life. Even performing in entrance of giant crowds can’t stay as much as that. For me, that’s the final sense of goal.”
Rebergen will proceed performing by December of this yr and his subsequent chapter will start in January 2024. Watch his full announcement under.
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Rebergen’s reveal comes just a few days after he launched his collaboration with Vertile, “Misplaced With out You,” which was the closing theme for this yr’s Defqon.1 pageant.
Previous to the tune’s launch, he dropped a booming collaboration with hardstyle stalwarts D-Block & S-te-Fan, “Keepers of Our Legacy,” which they began engaged on throughout the pandemic. We caught up with them on the time to debate the evolution of exhausting dance over the course of the previous 20 years.
“It’s a really regular scene that hasn’t skilled excessive peaks, and that’s really for the higher,” Headhunterz informed EDM.com. “It is also the rationale why we have now managed to remain round for thus a few years. Artists are capable of have careers that final over a decade with out being forgotten and on the similar time, hold the music pure for the followers.”
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