From: The Netherlands
DJ style: “Brennan Heart style.”
Best known for: “Uplifting and energetic sounds.”
Fave tune of 2022: “MYST ‘Before You Walk With Kings (Brennan Hearts Tribute mix)’.”
Rising star DJ/producer of 2022: “Vertile.”
Two decades into the game and the Dutch hardstyle king isn't slowing down anytime soon. A regular fixture in the Top 100, 2022 marked two decades — his platinum anniversary — since Brennan Heart started causing dancefloor mayhem as half of Blademasterz. Known for breakneck BPMs, he also brings emotion into the higher tempos, mixing up a blend of euphoria and club release.
His most recent releases suggest that he's still finding ways to reshape hardstyle in his image. Following last year's career-spanning ‘Brennan Heart 20 Years’, Heart has put out some of his biggest tracks to date, including the bright and brash ode to weekend hedonism, ‘WKND!’ with vocalist Wildstylez, and the slightly more introspective, but no less pumping, ‘Sacrifice’.
Alongside his work in the studio, Heart returned to the road with a vengeance. His summer calendar covered every major festival from Tomorrowland to Creamfields, not to mention a global itinerary weaving across the north and southern hemispheres and touching every locale from Indonesia to Pennsylvania. Here's to another two decades of Heart.
What’s the best DJ set you’ve seen this year?
“Alesso TML 2022.”
Name one great festival you played for the first time this year…
“Neversea in Romania.”
What’s the longest DJ set you’ve ever played?
What’s one piece of studio hardware you wish you owned?
“Roland Jupiter 8.”
What’s the last tune you bought?
“Beatles ‘Let It Be’.”
What’s the next big sound?
“Future hardstyle rave.”