Performing and recording under the name R3hab, the Dutch tech/EDM artist Fadil El Ghoul started his career in 2008 with the track “Mrkrstft” with Hardwell. Harnessing influences such as psy-trance, Dutch House, and even Gabba, El Ghoul’s productions are known to have a darker style to them compared to his peers. He teamed up again with Hardwell in 2009 with the single “Blue Magic,” and high-profile collaborations with the likes of Afrojack followed in 2011 on the single “Aces High (Prutata).” He started his own weekly radio show for SiriusXM and was soon getting headline slots with some of the biggest clubs in the world.
During the 2012 WMC in Miami, USA, R3hab won the IDMA Best Breakthrough Artist Award.
He released a single with Steve Aoki entitled “Flight” in 2013 and subsequently, in 2014, he put out the 12″ “Android,” which was to be his biggest hit to date.
He was commissioned to remix artists such as Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Katy Perry, and more, and soon signed with Afrojack’s Wall Recordings, where he was touted as being one of the label’s biggest talents.
In 2012, R3hab started his own weekly radioshow on SiriusXM, titled “I NEED R3HAB”.
Rising Dutch DJ and producer R3hab has established his name in the international dance scene in a short period of time. His producing skills and love for electronic music have made him one of the highest requested remixers in the dance scene right now, remixing for artists like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, David Guetta, Tiësto and Pitbull to name a few.
Then there are also R3hab’s original productions that have moved dance floors around the world and more than frequently get listed in Beatport’s charts. His most notable releases to date are ‘Sending My Love ft. Max C’, produced together with Swanky Tunes, ‘The Bottle Song’, released on Wall Recordings and the much-anticipated ‘Prutataaa’, which is R3hab’s first collaboration with Afrojack.
It might therefore not surprise people that the multi-talented and much-promising R3hab quickly got signed by Afrojack to his Wall Recordings imprint and is quoted as being “one of its biggest talents”.
When it comes to DJ’ing R3hab really knows his business, bringing all the right music to the dance floor at all the right times. Whether you are enjoying his sets on the radio or at the club it is clear that when R3hab is behind the decks people get uplifted by his signature ‘chainsaw madness’ sound and want to dance. There is no getting around the energy that he brings to his craft and this experience is something you really should not miss.
So far R3hab has played at the most famous clubs and festivals around the world, from the USA, Australia and Asia to all parts of Europe and the Caribbean. R3hab will continue his trend of travelling around the globe and bringing his music close to you, as well as surprising people with more top quality remixes and original material.
Happily making the most of MP3 culture for his sets because “they save space!” R3hab is also enjoying making his radio show. “On my radio show, I let the records play and try to give people the newest stuff every week,” he explains, “while a live set, you play what the room is asking for.” With a hectic year that included shows in Vietnam and China, plans for 2014 apparently include “more music, more fun, more bass, more girls”.