THE HARD WAY. DA MAN talks to DJ Hardwell about his charitable projects, which include the United We Are Foundation and a record-breaking show
After spending two years in a row at the number-one position in DJ Mag’s Top 100, 27-year-old Dutch DJ Hardwell took the second place earlier in 2015. But to call that a setback is downright wrong. Maybe, at least in Hardwell’s case, numbers are just, well, numbers.
In 2015 alone, Hardwell has accomplished more than what most people have probably done in their lifetimes. In January, he released his debut album, “United We Are.” In October, he premiered “I AM Hardwell—Living the Dream,” a documentary about his “I AM Hardwell” global tour.
And this December, he’s creating history.
As a way to give back, Hardwell, together with electronic music agency Anna Agency and United Welfare Trust, launched the United We Are Foundation, which focuses its efforts on education.
The first order of business for the United We Are Foundation is a charity show in Mumbai, India. Held on December 13, the show will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Biggest Guest List. To do this, Hardwell himself will open up his personal guest list, allowing fans to attend the show free of charge. Hardwell will not receive his usual appearance fee for the show and will instead donate what would be his earnings for the education of children in India.
But enough from us; check out our interview with the DJ below, and let’s hear it from the man himself.