A small number of DJ-producers can claim to touch the success that R3hab Ã¢â‚¬â€œ real name Fadil El Ghoul Ã¢â‚¬â€œ has earned over the course of his young career; in fact, the youngsterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rapid rise through the ranks of the electronic music world has been almost unsurpassed. If few DJs can say their own sound verges on a standalone and established genre; even fewer can do it in such a short space of time. R3habÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s brand of Ã¢â‚¬ËœChainsaw MadnessÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ has created such a stir in the scene that time-honored acts are constantly in line to show their support – Tiesto, Afrojack and Calvin Harris (to name but a few) are all keen followers of the DutchmanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s signature noise. Selling out the most coveted of clubs, in demand for highest profile remixes and continually creating the most progressive Dance Music around – 2013 is set to be uniformly unrivalled.
2012 started with a bang as R3hab was crowned victor in the Miami Winter Music ConferenceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s IDMA Ã¢â‚¬ËœBreakthrough Artist AwardÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ back in March. The sought after accolade naturally propelled his career towards the United States; a place he now considers Ã¢â‚¬Ëœa home-from-homeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢. Not that Fadil can ever stay in one place for long however; fiercely requested the world over, the following months were spent touring as a solo artist with his signature sound reverberating around the walls of Asia, Europe and Australia in the most popular of clubbing destinations. As if these abundant sell-out shows were not confirmation enough for R3habÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s status as global sensation, DJ Mag underscored this emphatically in October 2012 as he came in at #73 in their annual Ã¢â‚¬ËœTop 100 DJsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.
A touring DJ however, is merely a half of R3habÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s supremacy. Teaming up with fellow compatriot Afrojack on the electrifying Ã¢â‚¬ËœPrutataaaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, R3hab created a mainstage masterpiece for the summer of 2012, entering into the Top 10 of the Beatport Electro Chart within days of its release. His collaboration with Swanky Tunes and Max C Ã¢â‚¬ËœSending My LoveÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ was also given early support by Swedish House Mafia when it was played in their set at the iTunes Festival, pulling in tens of thousands of listeners, and reaching a coveted #2 on the Beatport overall chart.
Beyond this, writing and producing collaborations with some of the hottest acts around has showcased a whole other side to him as a multi-faceted artist. Featuring the globally recognized Antipodean singer Havana Brown, his smash hit Ã¢â‚¬ËœYouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll Be MineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ recently topped the Australian charts, which opened the Dutch star up to a brand new fan base. Furthermore, time spent producing with the legend that is Enrique Iglesias also shaped one of the biggest dance floor fillers of the year; Ã¢â‚¬ËœFinally Found YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ put him in front of the eyes and ears of a truly global audience and further cemented the fact that R3habÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s favorite territory Ã¢â‚¬â€œ like so many of the greats Ã¢â‚¬â€œ is of course, the studio. When it comes to production prowess, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be hard pushed to find anybody with more of it than R3hab.
R3habÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s crossover from the Electronic arena to multiple genres has also left some of PopÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s glitterati knocking at his door. He has gone on to re-work Lady GagaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬ËœMarry The NightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, Calvin HarrisÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬ËœWeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll Be Coming BackÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, Katy PerryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe One That Got AwayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, No DoubtÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬ËœLooking HotÃ¢â‚¬â„¢, PitbullÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬ËœBack In TimeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ and MadonnaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬ËœTurn Up The RadioÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ in quick succession plus collaborations with David Guetta and Usher to add to his lengthy bow.
Although still young, R3hab has unquestionably honed his craft of producing personal tracks. His Ã¢â‚¬ËœLiving for the CityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ release has received heavy support from Beatport buyers going straight in at #5 in the overall chart within a matter of days! More recently, Fadil was honoured the opportunity of producing EDC OrlandoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s official 2012 anthem Ã¢â‚¬ËœA Night InÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Ã¢â‚¬â€œ a track that set the blogosphere ablaze and sent critics shouting from the rooftops. Previewed on Soundcloud his latest smash with ZROQ Ã¢â‚¬ËœSkydropÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ clocked up an astounding 175,000 hits before itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s official release on TiestoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Musical Freedom label receiving rave reviews across the globe. With many more productions under his belt, hints at future singles, worldwide tours and huge collaborations coming soon itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s amazing to think the world has only seen the start of R3hab.