Sharon van der Werf
By Sharon van der Werf

Whether as a solo artist or as part of the masked gangster duo Gunz For Hire: he travels all over the world, but always remains open to playing tracks from emerging artists. This week, none other than Adaro takes his place on the famous PLAFONDDIENST seat, where the Haunter of the Dark shares his motivation behind the consistent support of emerging talent over the years.

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In the latest episode of PLAFONDDIENST – The Hardstyle Podcast, Adaro speaks extensively about his special talent for discovering emerging artists. He is constantly looking for talents within the harder styles. For example, most recently the Roughstate founder has released tracks with artists such as Level One, Invector and Phrantic, regardless of the label they are associated with.

Adaro: “I like to play tracks by young talents in my own sets”

For Adaro, supporting young artists is familiar territory. For example, he also values it as an artist to play songs by talent in his own sets. “I like discovering someone else’s tracks and being the first to let the general public hear them. If I can help someone with that and help them break through, I think that’s really cool.”

A good example of his talent scouting skills is his early collaboration with Vertile. Adaro already released a Vertile remix of ‘Flame Up High’ in 2020. “I immediately realized that Vertile is a truly unique talent. When I was in the studio with him, I also saw that he can sing his own vocals. You only come across someone like him once every few years.”


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“I like that new talents look at music very differently than I do,” half of the Gunz For Hire duo continues. “I find that inspiring, I also learn from them.” Adaro never wants to be known as someone who says that things used to be better. “I’m not an old geezer, I don’t like that mentality at all. I want to keep up with the times.”

Adaro in a new episode of PLAFONDDIENST – The Hardstyle Podcast

In the latest episode of PLAFONDDIENST – The Hardstyle Podcast, Adaro goes into more detail about how he actually started with hardstyle. His first meeting with Ran-D, and thus the origins of this iconic duo, is also discussed in detail. Listen to the entire episode now on YouTube or on your favorite podcast platform.

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