Jay Hardway

Biography

Globally adored dance music sensation Jay Hardway continues to be one of the scene’s most exciting and well-loved names. A tastemaker within his own right, Jay’s formidable discography has played an instrumental part in the development of the electronic music scene, reinforcing his credentials as a musical force to be reckoned with.

 

Hailing from Drunen, The Netherlands, Jay began producing and DJing at the age of 14. Moving to Amsterdam (where he currently resides), Jay’s first release at the age of 21 came in the form of a collaboration with the then-unknown teenager Martin Garrix, ‘Registration Code’, followed by the hugely successful ‘Wizard’ - with the latter going straight to #1 on Beatport. Now amassing over 43 million streams on Spotify, this timeless track put Jay on the map and established him as a tastemaker of the Electronic Dance Music genre. Further collabs with fellow scene greats like Firebeatz, Bassjackers, Mesto and Mike Cervello have provided yet more dancefloor gold, as have his remixes of Armin van Buuren, Hardwell and Sam Feldt.

 

Jay continues to impress with his seamless producing abilities, ever developing and establishing new soundscapes that open him up to brand new audiences. Spanning new genres of dance music, Jay has an innate ability to input his signature sound to every track he lays his hands on. ‘Bootcamp’, ‘Electric Elephants’ (24M), ‘EDM Bubble’ (26M), ‘Run Baby Run’ and ‘Kingdoms’ (w/ Tungevaag) are examples of some of his releases, that take his listeners on a journey with his complete and diverse spectrum of sounds. Jay is not shy when it comes to exploring new genres, which is now clearer than ever. Throughout all of his productions Jay always includes a strong melodic base setting him apart from the crowd.

 

Jay has been included in the legendary DJ Mag Top 100 3 times, reaching #64 in 2018, highlighting the continuing popularity that has earned him legions fans around the globe. Having graced some of the world’s biggest clubs and festivals; including Tomorrowland, EDC New York, Hakkasan Las Vegas, MTV Mobile Beats, Sziget, WiSH Outdoor, Creamfields Brasil, Electronic Love, Pacha NYC, AMF and Mysteryland to name a few.