It has been a rewarding year for DJ-producer Fadil El Ghoul aka R3HAB. Having released a list of high-profile remixes for the likes of Lady Gaga, Madonna and Calvin Harris, the Dutchman went on to bag the Best Breakthrough Artist at this year’s International Dance Music Awards. I caught up with the 26-year-old before his gig at Zouk tonight and discussed about his earlier tech and house productions, his mentor Afrojack, and what “Chainsaw Madness” is all about.
Let’s get right into it. This year alone you’ve been on the road for about 250 days. You’ve come a long way from being an unknown 5 years ago haven’t you?
This year has been absolutely crazy! There have been so many wonderful gigs I’ve played and worked with some of the greatest artists in the world. A big highlight was working on the new Enrique Iglesias single, “Finally Found You”. After that I joined him in Miami to work on his new album!