Laidback Luke is one of the most respected artists of all time in electronic music. He helped find and propagate the infectious Dutch House sound. Laidback Luke is also more or less a certified Kung-Fu master, and a dedicated dad. He is the pinnacle of balance for DJs and artists all over the world. In his most recent vlog, he invited his friends DJ Chuckie and Dannic on to share their thoughts about Hardwell's unexpected retirement.
After many untimely deaths of artists this past year, a discussion surrounding mental health has been gaining traction in the dance music industry. While fans were shocked that Hardwell announced his indefinite retirement, for many friends – it made perfect sense.
Both Chuckie and Dannic spoke about their memories with Hardwell and explained for the entirety of his career he has always been a go-getter, putting his career and success above everything in his life. Unfortunately, this mindset will eventually burn you out. Hardwell is now 30 and starting to realize that his lifestyle is not sustainable.
Check out the vlog below to hear Laidback Luke, Dannic and DJ Chuckie share their thoughts on why Hardwell's decision was the right one.