Jay Hardway continues to be one of the dance scene’s most exciting and well-loved names, with a formidable discography rapidly building up alongside a burgeoning global tour schedule. Hailing from Drunen in the South of the Netherlands, he began producing and DJing at the age of 14, influenced by the big producers of those early days. Now located in Amsterdam, he is a serious musical force with many millions of plays and sales to his name.
Jay’s very first release came in the form of a collaboration with then-unknown teenager Martin Garrix, the free download Registration Code. It marked the beginning of a successful and enduring working relationship between the duo that continues on to this day. Their next collaboration Wizard was released on Spinnin’ and quickly reached the #1 spot on Beatport and picked up 3.6 million views on YouTube in its first week. The duo released the smash Spotless in 2016, which has had over 15 million views on YouTube and still counting.
Further collabs with fellow scene greats like Firebeatz, Bassjackers, MOTi have provided yet more dancefloor gold, as have his remixes of Armin Van Buuren, Bourgeous and Sam Feldt.
Aside from these successful collaborations, Jay is also well known for his solo endeavours in which he can show us his love for beautiful melodies the most. With the likes of Bootcamp, Electric Elephants, Somnia and Golden Pinapple he takes us on a journey with his complete and diverse spectrum of sounds. While best known for his high-end production, he has branched out into more mellow sounds on tracks like the stunning trance-influenced chugger Somnia.
Most recently he has incorporated melodic vocals to his track such as Need It and Wired. Jay is always on the lookout for something new and exciting not only with his music but also with the videos that come along with his tracks, like the Electric Elephants video which was shot in Japan and collected over 5 million views.
2017 Seeing him climbing the legendary DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll to #68. He graced the stages of the world’s biggest clubs and festivals such as Tomorrowland, EDC New York, Hakkasan Las Vegas, MTV Mobile Beats, Sziget, WiSH Outdoor, Creamfields Brasil, Electric Love, Pacha NYC, AMF and Mysteryland to name a few.