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<p>R3hab is all about the noise...</p>

A master of tectonic beats, surging drops and powerful melodies, the Dutch superstar of Moroccan/Algerian origin has dropped massive hits onto the biggest labels there are, including Spinnin' and Afrojack's Wall Recordings. Collaborating with the likes of Hard Rock Sofa, Diplo and Kaskade, R3hab's jackhammer sounds have crossed progressive, trap and electro house, while hard dance and trance have also featured. He's also DJed on the world's biggest, best line-ups over the past six months, including EDC, Future Music Festival Asia and a tour across India with Deadmau5..

“It is always a pleasure to play at Electric Daisy Carnival, especially in one of my favourite cities in the world... New York! It is my third year in a row playing EDC New York and it is still magical, just like the first time. I love everything about this festival; the energy, the fans and the production. I premiered my brand-new track 'Unstoppable feat Eva Simons' at this show and some other IDs.

Can't wait for EDC 2014! A festival is all about the experience and I tried capturing that in the family photo. I always try to make a special moment within my set by turning the music off and letting everybody know how special it is to play at such a huge stage and for that audience.

That moment is special for me as an artist, but also for the people in the crowd and I have always gotten so much great feedback about people using these photos as wallpapers or printing them out as a great memory.”

“This was a really great and sold-out show at Echostage in Washington DC. We captured the moment when the beat just dropped, and it's absolute confetti madness. This sold-out show was definitely one of the highlights of my career.

Being able to perform at a show to all the fans that come for you makes it really special. This was a slightly larger venue than I used to play in this market so it was really great to have a bigger audience. I really want to thank the fans for making this show complete! They were my heroes of the night!”

“It is always fun to play a Life In Color show, and to this sold-out crowd with lots of paint and CO2 was a ton of fun! Seeing the audience party through all these paint blasts makes this event unforgettable.

All the special effects they put into the show really amaze me, which makes it one of my favourite shows to play! High five to their production team!”

“It was an honour to play Future Music Festival all throughout Australia and in Malaysia. It is regarded as one of the most well-known festivals in the world, and it was a privilege to share the stage with so many amazing artists.

The fact that I was touring through Australia and Malaysia and got to stay a few days in each city was very cool. You kind of have a chance to chill out with other artists, and the whole tour you stick with each other. So it's funny to see we're all in this together and enjoying the moments that came with the territory.

The audience had the time of their life, which is always wonderful to see! This Australia and Malaysia tour was amazing to experience. Hopefully I will be back in the near future!”

“The India tour with Deadmau5 was really amazing and something special. We went through the biggest cities such as Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. The experience was great and the crowd was awesome!

They really know how to party! I'm incredibly thankful to them for having me. The culture, food and the crowd; all these together made it unforgettable! I am already excited to be back again for a new adventure in India.”