On 16 August Adaro – a famous Dutch (raw) hardstyle DJ and producer – will make his comeback at the Dutch festival Decibel Outdoor. Last February he announced that he should take some rest due to hearing problems.
Oversensitive Early 2014 Adaro said the following on his Facebook page: “Since mid-January I’m suddenly oversensitive to noise. Relatively quiet sounds sound incredibly loud to me and cause unbearable ringing and pain in my ear, and bursts of headache. Despite that I have always performed with proper hearing protection and a low monitor volume, something’s wrong.” Earlier Thijs Ploegmakers – the real name of Adaro – put a stop to producing due to the same issues.
Comeback In July of 2014 he posted a picture on social media of himself in the studio, accompanied by this enthusiastic text: “Finally back in the studio! Feels fantastic! New material is underway, and I can’t wait to share it with everyone on stage”. That stage will come, because Adaro will make his comeback on the second day of Decibel Outdoor in Hilvarenbeek, the Netherlands. He is the headliner there on the raw hardstyle stage, ironically named Loudness. Adaro let the media know that tests have shown that he’s not suffering from lasting damage to his hearing, thanks to the use of hearing protection.
Gunz for Hire Ploegmakers is also part of the duo Gunz for Hire, together with DJ Ran-D. The shows of this group were also cancelled. Whether the duo will continue its shows is still unclear. Adaro told the media that he will take his time re-entering the production and show scene.