From July 28 until July 31, Chicago will be under the spell of Lollapalooza: a legendary festival once founded by the lead singer of Jane’s Addiction. Five outstanding Dutch DJs will be spinning the decks during the 3-day event, to take care of the EDM part of the diverse festival. Grant Park, prepare for Don Diablo, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, Yellow Claw and Hardwell, because they are about to come your way!
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Oliver Heldens caught the attention of Tiësto, when he released his single ‘Gecko’. Tiesto immediately signed him to his label; Musical Freedom and released the track with vocals from British singer Becky Hill on June 23, 2014. Heldens also has a weekly podcast titled Heldeep Radio. His songs “Gecko”, “Last All Night” and his remix of Dr Kucho!’s “Can’t Stop Playing” charted as top 5 singles in the UK, reaching 1st, 5th and 4th position respectively.
- July 30, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM – Perry’s
Part of the explosion of Dutch EDM DJs who emerged during the 2012-2013 season, Martin Garrix kicked off his career in a high-profile way, first landing on the dance charts with his 2012 remix of Christina Aguilera’s “Your Body.” Born Martijn Garritsen, the then-16-year-old DJ spent 2012 remixing Aguilera, signing with Spinnin’ Records, and releasing the “BFAM” single in collaboration with Julian Jordan. In 2013 he released his solo single “Animals,” which hit number one in the U.K. and reached the Top Ten in eight other countries. His Gold Skies EP rounded up those tracks, adding two more charting songs: “Tremor” and the title track. Garrix also found time to perform and mix the world over, climbing as high as number three in DJ Magazine’s Top 100 list in 2016.
- July 29, 8:30 PM – 9:45 PM – Perry’s
At the age of 25, Robbert van de Corput, better known as Hardwell, capped off a 10 year journey when he was crowned World’s #1 DJ in the 2013 Top 100 DJs Poll cementing his position as the electronic scenes newest superstar DJ and becoming the youngest ever winner of the coveted Top 100 DJs award. In 2014 the Dutch megastar was crowned World’s #1 DJ for a second consecutive year. Having conquered almost every global territory from Asia to Africa, South America, Australia and Europe, the remarkable story behind this archetypal international DJ is one of devotion and relentless hard work. Currently, Hardwell ranks number two on DJ Mag Top 100.
- July 30, 8:30 – 9:45 – Perry’s
Yellow Claw may not be a household name outside of the Netherlands but have a look at their YouTube channel and you’ll be hard pressed to find one of their singles with less than a 2,000,000 views. They take the newest sounds from the club and drive them off a cliff. Hailing from Amsterdam, the trio first exploded into the scene after founding the Yellow Claw Thursday night party party at the Jimmy Woo, which quickly gained a reputation as being one of the wildest and most unique parties in the city.
- July 31, 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM – Perry’s
Dutch DJ / producer Don Diablo was born and raised in Holland and is currently working on rapidly expanding his discography in between his global touring schedule. After scoring multiple number one hits on Beatport he became the third bestselling artist of the year in 2015 and also managed to rack up over a hundred million views on Youtube in the same year. In the meanwhile the Dutchman also became an in demand remixer, adding names like Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Birdy and many others to his portfolio.
- July 28, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Perry’s
Over 25 years ago, Lollapalooza was originally founded by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farewell as a farewell tour. The travelling festival ran from 1991 to 1997, and was revived in 2003. In 2005. the festival became a 3-day festival in Grant Park in Chicago, IL. While orginally an alternative/grunge festival, Lollapalooza is now known to host many different genres: from trance to indie, and from r&b to folk.