Real Name:
Thijs Ploegmakers
Dutch DJ & producer.

Modest in his core, yet exceptionally passionate when it comes to performances and creating music, Adaro is unquestionably one of the most ambitious artists within the hardstyle scene. As a DJ, Adaro has the look and feel of a true entertainer – his undying energy and widespread knowledge of music are just some of his greatest assets on stage.

After years of watching his biggest heroes behind the decks at clubs and huge indoor events,
Thijs Ploegmakers, or better known as Adaro had a growing interest in not only listening to electronic music but also immersing himself in the world of production. Beginning his productions within other genres of dance music, Thijs then shifted his attention to hardstyle in 2008 which saw him working and collaborating regularly with Ran-D, resulting in their first release on A2 Records, “My Name Is Hardstyle” in 2009. Little did Thijs know that this first release would signify a life-time of achievements, an impressive and diverse discography, rewarding memories and several memorable performances…

Adaro continued to pursue his own signature sound, which is a sound that has captivated thousands of fans around the world and has also inspired many budding producers. Adaro’s sound can be simply described as a sophisticated and atmospheric approach to hardstyle, blending in a range of different sounds and packing in and endless supply of energy! His hard beats are notorious for getting fans going on the dance-floor and his diverse and addictive sound has drawn in a remarkable number of listeners worldwide.

Tracks such as “The Haunter of the Dark,” “Dark Universe,” with hardcore legend Rob Gee, his remix of “Answers” by Chain Reaction, “Open The Gates” with E-Force and MC Nolz have all had a huge impact on the hardstyle scene, subsequently securing Adaro’s name in a sacred position. Apart from his remarkable solo discography, Gunz For Hire classics including “Bolivia,” “Kings Of The Underground” and “Sorrow” have impacted fans worldwide and just go to show how incredibly diverse Adaro’s production skills are.

Finding himself playing at some of the most prestigious parties such as Qlimax, Q-BASE, Mysteryland (The Netherlands), Intents Festival, Hard Bass, Decibel Outdoor Festival, Qlimax, Defqon.1 (Australia and The Netherlands) and also having the honour to host several nights and stages, Adaro has proved that consistency and approaching his projects with passion and dedication pays off. Celebrating many milestone performances, moments and chart-topping hits throughout his career, Adaro hasn’t only impacted the lives of hardstyle fans in The Netherlands, but has also spread his sound to all corners of the globe. He’s had the honour to perform internationally several times in countries such as Australia, Chile, Spain, The United States, Germany, Scotland and many more.

Apart from a performance schedule that’s packed to the brim and some more releases to add to his agenda, another huge development came about in 2015 that saw Adaro teaming up with a stellar team of artists to create something new and unique. Alongside B-Front, Frequencerz and Ran-D, the brand new label ‘Roughstate’ was established as a platform to represent high-quality and sophisticated hardstyle. Since its conception, the label has been a huge success and has become a platform that personally represents Adaro and what his music stands for.

Working his way to become one of the leading names in the hardstyle scene, Adaro is recognised as the full-package entertainer. All pieces of the puzzle fit together, from his productions to his performances and image, Adaro isn’t just a DJ and producer, but an artistic innovator.

He is the king of the underground… The haunter of the dark who will hit you with that bang sh*t… He is Adaro…
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Adaro Discography

Singles & EPs

Vank vs. Adaro Vank vs. Adaro - Aquaplanning Collision Netherlands 2001 Sell This Version
Ran-D vs. Adaro Ran-D vs. Adaro - My Name Is Hardstyle A² Records Netherlands 2009 Sell This Version


BYMCD046 FrontlinerAdaroPartyraiser FrontlinerAdaroPartyraiser - Thrillogy(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Be Yourself Music BYMCD046 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

BYMCD039 B-Front* & Adaro B-Front* & Adaro - Qapital (2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Be Yourself Music BYMCD039 Netherlands 2013 Sell This Version


A2 REC013, A2REC013 Ran-D & Adaro Ran-D & Adaro - Under Attack / Struggle For Existence(2xFile, MP3, 320) A² Records, A² Records A2 REC013, A2REC013 Netherlands 2010
A2 REC019 E-Force (2) / Gunz For Hire a.k.a. Ran-D & Adaro E-Force (2) / Gunz For Hire a.k.a. Ran-D & Adaro - Unleashed - Album Sampler 004(2xFile, MP3, Smplr, 320) A² Records A2 REC019 Netherlands 2011
A2 REC021 Adaro / Alpha²* Adaro / Alpha²* - Unleashed - Album Sampler 005(2xFile, MP3, Smplr, 320) A² Records A2 REC021 Netherlands 2011
A2 REC017 Adaro / E-Force (2) & Luna* Adaro / E-Force (2) & Luna* - Unleashed - Album Sampler 002(2xFile, MP3, Smplr, 320) A² Records A2 REC017 Netherlands 2011
Adaro No Time To Sleep A² Records Netherlands 2012
SCSP 039 The R3belz* & Adaro The R3belz* & Adaro - Air (Dance Air Anthem 2012)(File, MP3, 320) Scantraxx Special SCSP 039 Netherlands 2012
TTC 092 Adaro The Italian Tribute(2xFile, MP3, 320) Titanic Records TTC 092 Italy 2012
Adaro & Digital Punk Adaro & Digital Punk - Natural Born Killers A² Records Netherlands 2013
A2REC042 Ran-D & Adaro Ran-D & Adaro - Struggle For Existence (Crypsis Remix)(File, MP3, 320) A² Records A2REC042 Netherlands 2013
Q068D B-Front* & Adaro B-Front* & Adaro - Worth Fighting For (Official Qapital 2013 Anthem)(File, MP3, 320) Q-Dance Q068D Netherlands 2013
Self-Released Digital Punk & Adaro Digital Punk & Adaro - Everyday(File, MP3, 320) Not On Label Self-Released Netherlands 2013
A2REC049 Gunz For Hire aka Ran-D & Adaro Gunz For Hire aka Ran-D & Adaro - Gangsters Don’t Dance (Noisecontrollers & Alpha² Remix)(File, MP3, 320) A² Records A2REC049 Netherlands 2013
SCAN157 The Prophet & Adaro The Prophet & Adaro - I'm The King(File, MP3, 320) Scantraxx SCAN157 Netherlands 2014
A2REC067 Adaro Hit You With That Bang Shit (Outbreak Remix)(2xFile, MP3, 320) A² Records A2REC067 Netherlands 2014
ROUGH007 Adaro & Rob Gee Adaro & Rob Gee - Dark Universe(2xFile, MP3, 320) Roughstate ROUGH007 Netherlands 2015
A2REC096 Adaro Ft. Danny Scandal Adaro Ft. Danny Scandal - For The Street (Regain Remix)(2xFile, MP3, 320) A² Records A2REC096 Netherlands 2015
ROUGH002 Adaro My Soul To Take / Raggamuffin (4xFile, MP3, 320) Roughstate ROUGH002 Netherlands 2015
ROUGH019 Adaro & E-Force (2) Adaro & E-Force (2) - Oldschool Flow (2xFile, MP3, 320) Roughstate ROUGH019 Netherlands 2015
ROUGH005 Adaro & E-Force (2) Ft. MC Nolz Adaro & E-Force (2) Ft. MC Nolz - Open The Gates(2xFile, MP3, 320) Roughstate ROUGH005 Netherlands 2015
A2REC108 Digital Punk & Adaro Digital Punk & Adaro - Whiplashed (2xFile, MP3, 320) A² Records A2REC108 Netherlands 2015
ROUGH045 Adaro Murder(2xFile, MP3, 320) Roughstate ROUGH045 Netherlands 2016