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Background information
Birth name Fadil el Ghoul
Also known as R3hab
Born (1986-04-02) 2 April 1986 (age 29)
Genres Electro house, progressive house, dutch house
Occupation(s) DJ, record producer, remixer
Instruments Cubase Ableton
Years active 2008–present
Labels Spinnin, Wall Recordings, Protocol Recordings
Associated acts Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Swanky Tunes, Hard Rock Sofa, Ferruccio Salvo, Hardwell, Tiësto, Chuckie, Nicky Romero, Addy Van Der Zwan, ZROQ, Deorro, Nervo, Ummet Ozcan, VINAI, Lucky Date, Bassjackers, David Solano, Shermanology, Havana Brown, Eva Simmons, KSHMR
Website www.djr3hab.com

Fadil El Ghoul (born gresik, 2 April 1986), better known by his stage name R3hab, is a Dutch DJ and record producer of Moroccan origin. [1] Alongside Afrojack and Chuckie, R3hab is one of the proponents of the modern "Dutch house" subgenre, although his style and sound at the time were usually darker, somewhat reminiscent of early psytrance or gabber compositions. During the 2012 WMC in Miami, USA, R3hab won the IDMA Best Breakthrough Artist Award.[2]


R3hab began his career in late 2007 while producing the track 'Mrkrstft' with Hardwell.[3] One of the main influences R3hab has listed is the duo Infected Mushroom, whose music has been on the international scene since 1999.

R3hab has remixed for artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Madonna, LMFAO, Jennifer Lopez, Ciara, Calvin Harris, Kaskade, Far East Movement, Pitbull, David Guetta, Dada Life, Havana Brown and Katy Perry.

His most notable releases to date are ‘Pump The Party’ produced together with Ferruccio Salvo, ‘The Bottle Song’, released on Wall Recordings and ‘Prutataaa’, which was R3hab’s first collaboration with Afrojack.

R3hab was signed by internationally-known DJ and record producer, Afrojack, to his Wall Recordings imprint and is quoted as being “one of its biggest talents”.

In 2012, R3hab started his own weekly radioshow on SiriusXM, titled "I NEED R3HAB".

R3hab has played in clubs around the world, in countries like the USA, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Switzerland, Germany, Indonesia, France, Australia, England, Montenegro and the Caribbean; Pacha being one of his favorites.[4]

R3hab is managed by Three Six Zero Group.


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
(pres Hardwell)
2008 38 Non-album singles
"Get Get Down"
(with Addy van der Zwan)
2009 68
"Sending My Love"
(with Swanky Tunes featuring Max C)
"Living 4 the City"
(with Shermanology)
"Raise Those Hands"
(with Bassjackers)
(with NERVO and Ummet Ozcan)
76 67 25 37
"Samurai (Go Hard)" 2014
(with Deorro)
(featuring Eva Simons)
Beats of the Beautiful Game
"How We Party"
(with VINAI)
Non-album singles
"Ready for the Weekend"
(with NERVO featuring Ayah Marar)
(with Trevor Guthrie)
(with KSHMR)
78 84
(with Sander van Doorn)
(vs. Skytech and Fafaq)
"Won't Stop Rocking"
(with Headhunterz)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"You'll Be Mine"
(Havana Brown featuring R3hab)
2012 When the Lights Go Out
"Big Banana"
(Havana Brown featuring R3hab and Prophet)
18 84 1
  • ARIA: Platinum[5]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
(with Calvin Harris)
2014 Motion
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  • David Guetta and Chris Willis featuring Fergie and LMFAO - "Gettin' Over You" (R3hab Bootleg)
  • DJ Mujava - "Please Mugwanti" (R3hab Remix)
  • Franky Rizardo - "Afrika" (R3hab & Ferruccio Salvo Remix)
  • Rene Amesz - "Coriander" (Hardwell & R3hab Remix)
  • G&G - "We Just Criticize" (R3hab & Addy Van Der Zwan Remix)
  • DJ Norman vs. Darkraver - "Kom Tie Dan Hé" (R3hab & Addy van der Zwan Remix)
  • Issy featuring David Goncalves - "Physical Love" (R3hab Remix)
  • Critical Mass - "Burning Love" (R3hab Remix)
  • Bob Sinclar featuring Sean Paul - "Tik Tok" (Chuckie & R3hab Remix)
  • Pitbull featuring Ke$ha - Timber (R3hab Remix)
  • Diplo featuring Nicky Da B - Express Yourself (R3hab & Diplo Remix)
  • Rihanna - What Now (R3hab Remix)
  • The Wombats - Your Body Is a Weapon (R3hab Remix)
  • Cole Plante - Lie to Me (R3hab Remix)
  • Yoko Ono featuring Dave Audé - Hold Me (R3hab Remix)
  • David Guetta featuring Ne-Yo and Akon - Play Hard (R3hab Remix)
  • Tiësto - Chasing Summers (R3hab & Quintino Remix)
  • 7Lions - Born 2 Run (R3hab Remix)
  • Just Ivy featuring Akon - Paradise (R3hab Remix)
  • Irina featuring Dave Aude - One Last Kiss (R3hab Club Mix)
  • NERVO - Hold On (R3hab & Silvio Ecomo Remix)
  • Cher - Womans World (R3hab Remix)
  • Dan Black featuring Kelis - Hearts (Kaskade & R3hab Remix)
  • Calvin Harris featuring Ellie Goulding - I Need Your Love (R3hab Remix)
  • Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice (R3hab Remix)
  • Ciara - I Bet (R3hab Remix)
  • Rihanna - Bitch Better Have My Money (R3hab Remix)
  • Calvin Harris featuring HAIM - "Pray To God" (R3hab Remix)
  • Axwell Λ Ingrosso - Sun Is Shining (R3hab Remix)
  • Calvin Harris & Disciples - "How Deep Is Your Love" (Calvin Harris & R3hab Remix)


  1. ^ "R3hab Chainsaws Katy Perry’s ‘The One That Got Away’". Newsroom.mtv.com. 2011-11-16. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  2. ^ "IDMA's - 2013 IDMA Nominees FOR 2012 - Winter Music Conference 2014 - WMC 2014 Best remixer winner". Wintermusicconference.com. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Hardwell Presents Rehab (5) - Mrkrstft (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  4. ^ "DJ R3hab vs JDH". YouTube. Retrieved 2014-07-29. 
  5. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 20 Dance Tracks". ARIA Charts. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 

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