R3hab, or Fadil El Ghoul in real life, was born in Breda, Netherlands on April 2, 1986. He is a popular DJ and record producer and is considered as one of the artists that started and promoted the modern “Dutch house” subgenre. Beginning his career in 2008, he became an international artist that is well-known in the dance music industry.
The Original Music of R3hab. In 2008, R3hab began recording the track “Mrkrstft” with fellow Dutch DJ Hardwell and released it later that year. Following this, R3hab released his other original singles in collaboration with other artists including “Blue Magic” (with Hardwell in 2009), “Get Get Down” (with Addy Van Der Zwan in 2010) and “Living 4 the City” (with Shermanology in 2012).
However, probably the most admired singles of R3hab’s promising career are “The Bottle Song”, “Prutataa” (a hit collaboration with Afrojack) and “Sending My Love” (featuring Max C). Because of his talent and passion for his craft, R3hab was signed by the record label Wall Recordings owned by Afrojack himself and was tagged by the label as one of its leading artists.
Sharing His Talent to the World. As a remixer, R3hab is one of the most sought after artists today after having done remixes for international superstars like Rihanna (“What Now”), Lady Gaga (“Marry the Night” and “Judas”), David Guetta (“I Can Only Imagine”), Katy Perry (“The One that Got Away”), Madonna (“Turn Up the Radio”) and Pitbull (“Don’t Stop the Party”), among others. To further reach the listeners and share his music, R3hab began hosting his own radio program entitled I NEED R3HAB in 2012 that aired weekly on SiriusXM.
In 2012, R3hab won the Best Breakthrough Artist (Solo Category) Award in the 27th International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) as part of the Winter Music Conference held in Miami, together with two other nominations. The following year, he won the Best Full Length DJ Mix Award in the 28th IDMA.
In 2014, R3hab released the single “Unstoppable” featuring Eva Simons, which became part of the album Beats of the Beautiful Games released by Pepsi Company in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
During his career, R3hab has performed in live shows in music festivals and club parties across the world including U.S., Greece, Australia, England and France, among others. His success as a DJ is evident whenever he performs, as people can’t help but dance in the beat of his music.