Nov. 17th 2015
Blog: Ghost producing: the taboo is slowly lifted
In November 2013 Hardwell, at that point crowned as #1 DJ of the World, admitted to having ghost produced a Beatport Top 10 hit. In an interview with inthemix he said: “The funny thing is that nobody knows I have a current Beatport Top Ten hit with a track not under my name, a track that I ghost produced, and nobody’s noticing it. But if people listen closely to the top ten, for sure they’re gonna hear which track it is.”
He’s not alone. Martin Garrix admitted that same month in an interview with DjMag: “Then I made a ghost production for somebody else – I can’t tell you which track I made – but this track got signed to Spinnin’ Records and became really big. They found out that I made it, and so they invited me to their office and I played them my other stuff – and we signed.” Also, in the enclosed list at the bottom of this article you see that many big names are not opposed to ghost producing or even support it.