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Background information
Birth name Fadil El Ghoul
Also known as R3hab
Born (1986-04-02) 2 April 1986 (age 28)
Origin Marrakech, Morocco
Genres Dutch house, progressive house, electro house
Occupation(s) DJ, record producer, remixer
Instruments Cubase Ableton
Years active 2008–present
Labels Spinnin, Wall Recordings, Protocol Recordings
Associated acts 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 (musician), Eva Simmons, KSHMR
Website www.djr3hab.com

Fadil El Ghoul (born 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 Lady Gaga, Madonna, LMFAO, Jennifer Lopez, 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 and the Caribbean; Pacha being one of his favorites.[4]

R3hab is managed by Three Six Zero Group.


As lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
2008 "Mrkrstft"
(pres. Hardwell)
38 Non-album singles
2009 "Blue Magic"
(with Hardwell)
2010 "Get Get Down"
(with Addy Van Der Zwan)
2011 "Sending My Love"
(with Swanky Tunes featuring Max C)
2012 "Living 4 The City"
(with Shermanology)
"A Night In (EDC Orlando 2012 Anthem)"
(with Zroq)
2013 "Do It (Life In Color Anthem 2013)"
(with David Solano)
"Raise Those Hands"
(with Bassjackers)
(with Nari & Milani & Mync)
(with NERVO and Ummet Ozcan)
"Rip It Up"
(Nicky Romero Edit)
(with Steve Aoki)
2014 "Samurai (Go Hard)"
(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)

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album


"You'll Be Mine"
(Havana Brown featuring R3hab)
2012 [A] When the Lights Go Out
"Big Banana"
(Havana Brown featuring R3hab and Prophet of 7Lions)
18 [B] 84 1
  • ARIA: Platinum[17]
"—" denotes items which were not released in that country or failed to chart.

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Album
(Calvin Harris and R3hab)
2014 Motion







  • Bob Sinclar featuring Sean Paul - "Tik Tok" (Chuckie & R3hab Remix)
  • Critical Mass - "Burning Love" (R3hab Remix)
  • Issy featuring David Goncalves - "Physical Love" (R3hab Remix)
  • DJ Norman vs. Darkraver - "Kom Tie Dan Hé" (R3hab & Addy van der Zwan Remix)
  • G&G - "We Just Criticize" (R3hab & Addy Van Der Zwan Remix)
  • Rene Amesz - "Coriander" (Hardwell & R3hab Remix)
  • Franky Rizardo - "Afrika" (R3hab & Ferruccio Salvo Remix)
  • DJ Mujava - "Please Mugwanti" (R3hab Remix)
  • David Guetta and Chris Willis featuring Fergie and LMFAO - "Gettin' Over You" (R3hab Bootleg)


  • Hi_Tack - "I Don't Mind" (Hardwell & Rehab Remix)
  • Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie - "Moombah" (Hardwell & Rehab Remix)
  • Gregor Salto - "Erasmus" (Hardwell & Rehab Remix)
  • Gregor Salto & Chuckie - "Toys Are Nuts" (Hardwell & Rehab Remix)
  • Gregor Salto - "Bouncing Harbour" (Hardwell & Rehab Remix)
  • Gregor Salto feat. Helena Mendes - "Mas Que Nada" (Hardwell and Rehab Remix)
  • Sidney Samson & Skitzofrenix - "You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)" (Hardwell & Rehab Remix)
  • Sidney Samson & Skitzofrenix – "Work It" (Hardwell & Rehab Remix)
  • Laidback Luke - "Break Down the House" (Hardwell & Rehab Remix)
  • Chris Lake feat. Nastala - "If You Knew" (Hardwell & Rehab Remix)
  • Sharam - "Get Wild" (Hardwell & Rehab Remix)

Production Credits[edit]

  • Havana Brown - Big Banana (featuring R3hab and Prophet of 7Lions)
  • Havana Brown - You'll Be Mine
  • NERVO - Hold On


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  2. ^ "IDMA's - 2013 IDMA Nominees FOR 2012 - Winter Music Conference 2014 - WMC 2014". 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. ^ Template:Cite wweb
  6. ^ "R3hab ft. Eva Simons - 'Unstoppable' (From Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game)". R3HAB. Retrieved May 27, 2014. 
  7. ^ Peak chart positions for singles on the ARIA Singles Chart:
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  10. ^ "Radio Top 100 Oficiálni: We Run the Night" (in Czech). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "Discographie Havana Brown" (in French). French Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "Discography Havana Brown". Norwegian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Discography Havana Brown". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Radio Top 100 Oficiálna: We Run the Night" (in Slovak). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "Havana Brown Album & Song Chart History: Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "Havana Brown Album & Song Chart History: Dance/Club Play Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 20 Dance Tracks". ARIA Charts. 10 June 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 

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