Performing and recording under the name R3hab, EDM artist Fadil El Ghoul started his career in 2008 producing the track “Mrkrstft” for Hardwell. He teamed up with Hardwell once again in 2009 on the single “Blue Magic,” and worked with Afrojack in 2011 on “Aces High (Prutata).” Later that year, and during 2012, he was commissioned to remix artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Katy Perry, and more.
By this point he had accumulated a large discography, releasing material on many labels including Afrojack’s Wall Recordings and the German label Tiger Records, but it was with Spinnin’ Records that he developed the closest relationship. This eventually led to “Revolution,” a 2013 collaboration with Nervo and Ummet Ozcan on the label that reached the Top 40 of the U.K. singles chart.
I Need R3Hab, his weekly radio show on SiriusXM, subsequently gained in popularity, during a year that began with a third International Dance Music Award and ended with a Steve Aoki collaboration on the single “Flight.” He subsequently garnered prestigious 2014 slots at Tomorrowland, Future Music, Creamfields, and Summerburst, and that same year he put out the 12″ “Androids,” “Flashlight” with Deorro, and “Ready for the Weekend,” which were among some of his biggest-selling singles. He also landed a featured spot on Calvin Harris’ 2014 album Motion, and a DJ set at the Coachella Music Festival followed in 2015, along with the Sander Van Doorn collaboration “Phoenix” plus the Ministry of Sound mix-CD Inspired. In 2016, he teamed with the R&B vocalist Ciara for the single “Get Up.” ~ Aneet Nijjar & James Wilkinson, Rovi.