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.
Hardway’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 pick up 3.6 million views on YouTube in its first week. More recently the duo put out the smash Spotless, which has had over 12 million plays online in just a couple of months. Further collabs with fellow scene greats like DVBBS, Firebeatz, Bassjackers have provided yet more dancefloor gold, as has his remix of Sam Feldt & Deepend feat. Teemu’s Runaways and his official AMF anthem Amsterdam.
Beside these successful collaborations, Jay is also well known for his solo endeavours, with the likes of Bootcamp and Electric Elephants also released on Spinnin’ to great fanfare. 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, suggesting there’s much more to come from this talented artist. 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.
2016 Seeing him enter into the legendary DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll for the first time. He’s 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. He has started 2017 with his own tour across Asia and a second one is already locked in, also his huge American fan base will be treated well this year, Jay scored himself a residency at Temple in San Francisco and four tours across the country are already confirmed. The future looks very bright indeed for this formidable talent.