“We all live our own lives, deal with our own struggles. But we all come together in this music that we call our home. It guides us through our lives.”
When I made the decision to stop performing, I told myself it would be best to not organize a final show but to just ride it out and leave quietly. I felt like with all the memories, everything already came full circle when it comes to performing and I was almost afraid to leave another mark on the legacy.
But man, am I happy that Joram convinced me otherwise.
I now realise how valuable it was to get closure for myself, but also together with my dearest friends, colleagues and “fans”
(I still hate that word)
While this may or may not have been the last time I ever set foot on stage in my life, it is the closing of a 17 year long chapter in which touring the world as a performing dj defined my lifestyle, with many ups and downs as many of you know. But as with almost all memories, the sweet ones are the ones that will last.
All the tears that were shed this night, were tears of pure happiness. I can’t begin to explain how it feels to get this kind of appreciation. To hear your loved ones telling you how they really feel about you. To witness the complete and utter silence while people were listening to my last words that night to thank them. To wake up in a hotel room the next morning and to have one last hotel breakfast, this time not alone, but together with my family.
I am home.
Once again, thanks to everyone who was there at one of the most meaningful moments of my life, all the other amazing artists who performed, the team who made this night possible, and my dear friends and family who were there to support me from start to finish. This was a moment in time I will never ever forget.
Headhunterz’ many years of dedication has without a doubt made a huge impact on the hardstyle scene. From the moment his first record came out, his unique melodic and energetic take on the genre stood out. Going strong for 15+ years, he kick-started a new movement within the international music scene, flying the flag of hardstyle music. Headhunterz’ rise is unparalleled, driven by a strong sense of belonging to the hardstyle scene. To this day, he continues to take hardstyle to new heights.
Headhunterz was the first international superstar of our beloved genre. He has produced iconic anthems for Defqon.1, Qlimax and Hard Bass, performed countless times on the most prestigious stages, and he is a part of hardstyle’s most exclusive live act — Project One. Without his drive, creativity and bravery, Hardstyle, as we know it today, would be a very different entity.
On the 17th of December 2019, a brand new show experience was premiered at Paradiso Amsterdam: Orange Heart. Those who enjoy hardstyle music on a regular basis don’t need any explanation: Orange Heart stands for the love for hardstyle. It’s the home for hardstyle fans around the world, who all carry the love for this music inside them.
Orange Heart at Paradiso was the kick-off for a new innovative show concept, bringing hardstyle to festivals and clubs worldwide in a new and engaging way, with a developed storyline that ties in deeply to the music.
Stay tuned for a new Orange Heart concept in 2023.
Art of Creation
After a decade of countless shared memories and magical collaborations, Headhunterz and Wildstylez align paths and seal their friendship to establish a visionary movement: Art of Creation. The blueprint of the label originates from their mutual artistic – often melodic – approach to Hardstyle that has inspired many of us throughout the years. Radiant and pure, crafted with passion and precision.
Art of Creation represents a scene that surpasses the ordinary – one of the few where unity and dedication are still key values. A community that is bound by a history, a path, a purpose. Art of Creation sets out to honor these values, revive the past and contribute to its future by introducing a new storyline where we will set forth on our journey and bring along new talent on the rise.
The future ahead lives in our imagination. Until it is shaped by the Art of Creation.
More than 10 years after their first appearance, Project One still manages to wow the international hardstyle crowds, shake the foundations with outstanding sets and inspire fans and colleagues with groundbreaking tracks and collabs.
Project One is the joint venture of legendary hardstyle DJ’s and producers Headhunterz and Wildstylez. Two kings in their own right, binding their strengths to create a brand new realm in a scene that’s dedicated, beloved and – above all – passionate. When the undisputed #1 in hardstyle – Headhunterz, and the creator of undeniably the greatest hits in hardstyle – Wildstylez, come together, Project One magic happens.