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It's a wrap - The Prophet announces the end of his multi-decade career

After more than 35 years of making music and performing, the time has come for DJ The Prophet to wrap up his career. All good things must come to an end, and that includes years of producing music and playing live for some of the world’s most dedicated partylovers. It’s a bittersweet feeling, but he is nonetheless proud to present his unique farewell concept, From The Hard. It’s time to set foot on stage all around the world and do it once again, for the very last time.

When it comes to DJ The Prophet, it’s all about making memories, and that’s precisely what From The Hard is all about - a celebration of memories from more than three decades, as well as the creation of new memories that will last for a lifetime. This unique concept will take visitors on a journey through the history of DJ The Prophet, and provide an appropriate send off for one of the biggest legends the Harder Styles scene has ever known.

Alongside a spectacular series of shows, DJ The Prophet also plans to release a lot of new music, both Hardstyle and Hardcore, touching upon the many different elements of his long lived and heavily impactful artist career. With so many years of creating music under his belt, the time has come to bring as much music to the ears of the people as possible. Alongside from releasing hidden treasures from his catalogue, he will work with new artists he’s never worked before to make a real musical impact in his final year.

DJ The Prophet is one of the creators of both Hardstyle and Hardcore music. His impact on the world of the Harder Styles is simply indescribable - his contributions helped form these worlds into what they are today. DJ The Prophet is the creator of the anthems for countless events and performed at the world’s biggest festivals such as Qlimax, EDC, Tomorrowland, Thunderdome and of course, Defqon.1. He is one of the few acts who has succeeded in maintaining a thriving career from the early days until the modern era. Now, his energy is primarily spent on helping develop artists’ careers, mentoring them and growing his multiple music businesses.

Fri 13 january Omni Taipei 2023
Taipei, Taiwan
Sat 14 january Alta Nightclub 2023
Taichung, Taiwan
Sun 15 january Club Camelot 2023
Shibuya, Japan
Fri 27 january Utopia Festival 2023
Helsinki, Finland
Sat 28 january Promo Style 2023
's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Sat 28 january Multigroove 2023
Zaandam, Netherlands
Fri 24 february - Sat 25 february Wasteland 2023
San Bernardino, CA, US
Fri 24 february - Sun 26 february EDC Mexico 2023
Mexico City, Mexico
Sun 12 march Karnival 2023
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Sat 8 april Oude Liefde Roest Niet 2023
Roosendaal, Netherlands
Fri 14 April Academy
Los Angeles, US
Sat 15 April Elation
Citrus Grand Pool Deck Las Vegas, US
Sat 29 April Lost Minds Festival 2023
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Sat 13 May Faceless 2023
Oberhausen, Germany
Sat 13 May Flashback Festival 2023
Lommel, Belgium
Tue 16 May Rave-Hard Events 2023
Bergen, Norway
Fri 19 May Kings of Hardstyle 2023
Katowice, Poland
Fri 26 May Spaceplus 2023
Bangkok, Thailand
Fri 2 june WDFJ (Q-dance Takeover) 2023
Seoul, Korea
Sat 3 june Mission Festival
Attisholz, Riedholz, Switzerland
Sat 10 june Nexus 2023
Fabrik, Madrid, Spain
Sat 17 june SGW2 2023
Glasgow, UK
Sun 25 June Defqon.1 Festival 2023
Biddinghuizen, Netherlands

Statement from DJ The Prophet himself:

I’ve always been able to express my passion, experimenting with music. In the studio, I've enjoyed the freedom and space to explore fresh new ideas, experiment with music in creative new ways and do whatever felt right and comfortable for me at the time. Because of this musical freedom, I've been a part of the dawn of hardcore and 10 years later, the rise of hardstyle.

Hardcore and Hardstyle will always flow through my veins, that will never change.

However, I can't overcome the feeling that after 35 years, I have been in constant service of the harder styles. In a way, Hardcore and Hardstyle is like a relationship to me. Whenever I try something different or slower in the studio, I can't help but feel guilty, almost as if I was cheating on that relationship. As an artist, I've come to realise that I shouldn't feel guilty about exploring new ideas. I long for the creative freedom that I used to experience every day at the beginning of my career.

So, after 35 years it's time for a new creative journey. I would love to share what this new path would look like, but I'm afraid it's something that I first have to feel, discover and experience myself. For now, I don't have a new name, act, or logo, so that's not what this is about.

This new chapter in my life is all about experiencing artistic freedom again. A new creative and musical adventure set out to create something new, whatever this may turnout to be.

Embracing the struggles will do me good, it will teach me how to move forward. Undoubtedly, I will encounter many challenges along the way, but I am absolutely sure that if I keep an open mind and allow myself to see the beauty around me, it will open me up to many great possibilities and new experiences.

“Learn to surrender to the things that come your way.”

I would lovingly like to thank each and every one of you that has been a part of my journey through Hardcore and Hardstyle, my fans, colleague's, friends, relations, critics, everyone.

Together we've made Hardcore and Hardstyle to what it is today, and I am sincerely grateful for that. Without you I would never have become the person I am today, proud, happy and fulfilled.

Love you all!