In January, previous two-time Top 100 DJs poll winner Hardwell put out 'The Story Of Hardwell', a 25-track 2xCD and a 12-track luxury double-vinyl ‘best of’ album. At the time the Dutch EDM icon said, “With the arrival of a new decade, I’ve been reflecting on my career and many of my singles, which ones stand out, and which ones hold a deeper meaning to me, and you. The tracks that have such a big story behind them or which have been career-defining for me.”
As such, it is jam-packed with original edits and extended mixes that show off the full spectrum of his sound. There are earth-shattering sonics on ‘Spaceman’ — one of the biggest tunes of the 2010s — as well as now-legendary collaborations with kingpins like Tiësto, Armin van Buuren, KSHMR and Wildstylez, plus the inclusion of mega-hits like ‘I'm Not Sorry’ with Mike Williams.
He might no longer be touring, having taken an indefinite hiatus in 2018 “for personal reflection and to focus on more studio time”, but he does regularly update his personal playlists and continues to put out episodes of his radio show, Hardwell On Air, each week.