Hometown : Netherlands
Whether on the festival main stage or your favorite playlist, Dutch artist, DJ and producer R3HAB continues to take electronic music to new and unprecedented heights. A globetrotting Dutch-Moroccan talent hailed by the likes of Forbes and Billboard Magazine as the future of his craft, Fadil El Ghoul has taken full control of his sound and presence over the last 7 years, garnering hundreds of millions of streams across the board whilst continuing to hold a staggering presence on the global club circuit, all without a formal record label to lean on.
Though the outset of his career was hallmarked by a string of ground-breaking club records, the past 12 months marked a change in pace and presence for R3HAB. Released in the Fall of 2017. Debut album TROUBLE marked a colossal first for the Dutch native. Released independently through his own R3HAB Music brand, the LP to date has garnered more than 200m streams globally. Attracting attention across the biggest New Music Friday and Today’s Top Hits Playlists, sought after singles “Trouble,” “You Could Be” and “I Just Can’t” remain indisputable proof of R3HAB’s reliable stamp of club savvy pop prowess. Without alienating his widespread fan base, his sound now represents a crossroad between the club floor and the Billboard charts that refuses to waiver in its identity and energy.
As well as his original release credentials, R3HAB remains a go-to remixer within the global market. Having already taken on Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Zara Larsson and The Chainsmokers, the coming months also see him remixing Rita Ora, 30 Seconds to Mars, Sigrid, Rudimental, Jessie Ware and many more.
Outside of his recorded credentials, a staggering live presence continues to keep R3HAB in front of those that matter. As one of the few A-list acts revered for their development and presence within the Chinese market, R3HAB remains as much a staple on the European and North American circuit as he does as an early riser to the budding Asian markets.
Climbing DJ Mag’s coveted Top 100 list to number 18 in 2017, R3HAB approaches the New Year armed with an arsenal of new material, a follow up album and an ever-reliable stand as electronic dance music’s most seamless crossover act of the past decade.