A great speedy chat with 2x World #1 Dutch dj & producer HARDWELL, before his powerful set closing Nameless Festival 2024 third and last day of the 10th edition!

💬 Revealed Recordings and personal music focus ~ Thoughts about Italy ~ Is it HARD to feel WELL?

Matteo – Hello everyone. I’m Matteo from YouBeat. Happy to have you here at Nameless Festival, Robbert!
HARDWELL – Thank you.

Matteo – What’s your and Revealed Recordings’s music direction following the success of Maddix and your hard dance/techno style?
HARDWELL – Revealed always stands for everything. You know, it can be like a house record, it can be a hardstyle record and everything in between. We believe in energy. We believe in good music, especially in new talents. So not even in the known guys. Glad you mentioned Maddix, the perfect example for somebody that we embraced since the very first time. He came to the label and look at him now. He’s like one of the main headlines everywhere in the world! I’m super proud of Maddix and Revealed is doing really well. We just aim for great music, basically.

Matteo – Cool! So.. Which are the best memories you have of Italy from your past tours and also as tourist?
HARDWELL – Yeah, well, Italy, I have to say, is one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever been in. Well, I’m from Europe, I’m from Holland, but I think it’s definitely one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. If it comes to the shows, man, you guys are crazy. Italy, Portugal, Germany, yeah man, they’re so into the music. They really know how to party, they’re super energetic and I’m always having a great time when I play in Italy, everywhere!

Matteo – Last question: is it HARD to feel WELL with the comeback expectations and industry rhythms pressure after years as number one?
HARDWELL – No, you know, I think for everybody in life, you don’t have to be a DJ or have like a hectic schedule that I have, but like even a day to day job, sometimes it’s great to step back a little bit and look at yourself. What am I doing? Am I happy with what I’m doing? And you know, I’m not saying you have to quit your job, but it’s good to reflect on yourself sometimes. And if you’re not happy with some things, change it. Even if it looks really difficult, just do it. And life is too short to not be happy. That’s what I’m trying to say.

— Thanks Hardwell team for the availability and Nameless team for the opportunity! —


About Matteo Villa

28y passionate guy about music, social media, digital marketing and infographics! I founded youBEAT in 2012 as manifesto of my passion for electronic music, with the aim of promoting artists and events. Graduated in Media Languages at UCSC in Milan (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) with a thesis on the revolution of daily life with the streaming in entertainment and information.  Everyday more passionate and keen about data, tools and music insights and their connection in this everyday faster social connected world. From 2017-2023 A&R, Marketing and International Manager at EGO Music (www.egomusic.net).

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