Hardwell on Debut Album: "Whether It Flops or People Like It, I Love What I Did"

Another year, another number-one spot atop the infamous DJ Mag Top 100 rankings. Another headlining spot at the main stage of Ultra Music Festival. Another absurdly successful set at Tomorrowland. So goes the life of young, Dutch DJ Hardwell.

He has become one of EDM's biggest mainstays at 26, and the brand is strong. He is releasing his debut full-length album, United We Are, in January. He pilots a terrifying EDM robot in the video for lead single "Young Again," and he recently announced a collaboration with W&W on the new record.

Which brings us to Hardwell's I Am Hardwell show at the Klipsch Ampitheater at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami, where Crossfade was able to meet up with him before the three-hour set for a one-on-one chat.

See also: Hardwell at Klipsch Amphitheater: The Full 97-Photo Slideshow

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