Netherlands - Hardstyle
Willem Rebergen, better known as Headhunterz, kicked off his DJ career over a decade ago. It took him but a few years to perfect his sound, sign his first record deal and become a crowd favorite at various Hardstyle parties. In 2008, Headhunterz joined forces with friend & colleague WILDSTYLEZ, to create Hardstyle supergroup PROJECT ONE. Their album redefined the Hardstyle sound of the late 2000’s, standing out from anything the scene had heard before.
Headhunterz’ new take on Hardstyle music made the genre grow into an international phenomenon. It was no longer just the sound of European raves, but became something worldly. By 2010, Headhunterz was the uncrowned king of the scene, with each new track captivating both his fanbase and artists outside the scene.
After many years of being on top his game within Hardstyle, Headhunterz took on a new challenge. In 2014, he made a drastic change to branch away from his beloved genre and have a go at something new. In a flash, he was performing on main stages at EDM festivals, collaborating with artists such as W&W, Steve Aoki and R3hab, thinking outside the box. This adventure made him explore the boundaries of his own, musical imagination and discover new parts of the world as well as different territories within the electronic dance scene.
After being away from the scene for 2 years, this shocked the Hardstyle community and rumors began to spread about a possible return. In the summer of 2017, everything was revealed. That year, Headhunterz made his grand return to the genre.