Alvaro (DJ)

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Alvaro
Birth name Jasper Helderman
Born (1987-01-27) January 27, 1987 (age 31)
Almere, Netherlands
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments
Years active 2008–present
Labels Spinnin' Records
Revealed Recordings
Musical Freedom
Doorn Records
Wall Recordings
Barong Family
Associated acts Tiësto, Afrojack, R3hab, Diplo, MOTi, D-Wayne, Yellow Claw, Quintino, The Partysquad, Carnage, Bassjackers, Jetfire, Joey Dale
Website djalvaro.com

Jasper Helderman (born Almere, Netherlands (1987-01-27)January 27, 1987),[1] better known by his stage name Alvaro, (stylized as ΛLVΛRO) is a Dutch record producer, songwriter and DJ. His music is mostly electro house, house and progressive house. Best known for his single “Welcome To The Jungle’’ (featuring Mercer and Lil Jon), which reached #3 on the Beatport Main chart after a release on June 1st 2013 on Hardwell’s Revealed Recordings. He also produced “The Underground” on Spinnin' Records and more recently “Guest List” on Tiësto's label Musical Freedom, all of which ended up in the top 5 of the Beatport top 100.[2]

Alvaro released tracks on labels such as Spinnin' Records, Revealed Recordings and Musical Freedom.

He played in the biggest clubs around the world and festivals like EDC Las Vegas, Electric Zoo NY, Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland. He also worked with artists like MIA, Diplo, Major Lazer, Will.I.Am, Far East Movement and Lil Jon.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Helderman was born in Almere, Netherlands. When he was 18 years old, he began planning and designing websites. As a teenager, he discovered his passion for DJ’ing while doing graphic design for festivals. Afterwards, he quickly went from editing after movies to producing his own songs.[3]

Music career[edit]

His first residency was at Club Hardersplaza in Harderwijk in 2008. In October 2009, he released his remix of the song “Took The Night” by Chelley on Spinnin' Records which turned out to be his breakthrough track in the Netherlands as well as other parts of the world. Thereafter he toured Brazil, Morocco, Australia and Asia.

Since his release of “Make The Crowd Go” on Spinnin' Records, his music was picked up by artists like Tiësto and Hardwell. In January 2013 he was part of the Tiësto Club Live College invasion alongside Tiësto, Tommy Trash and Quintino. In that same year he worked together with DJs Tiësto and Quintino to produce the anthem of Ultra Music Festival.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Category Result
2015 DJ Mag Alvaro Top 101-150 DJs[4] No. 120

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Charted singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NLD
[5]
AUS
[6]
AUT
[7]
BEL (Vl)
[8]
BEL (Wa)
[9]
FIN
[10]
FRA
[11]
GER
[12]
IRL
[13]
SWE
[14]
SWI
[15]
2009 "Make It Funky" 11[A] Non-album singles
2010 "Dubbelfrisss"
(with Afro Bro's and DJ Kid)
13[A]
"Lucky Star"
(with The Partysquad)
89
"I Want You"
(with Chaosz)
79
2012 "Wataah"
(with The Partysquad)
30[A]
2013 "Welcome To The Jungle"
(with Mercer featuring Lil Jon)
19[B] 11[B]
2014 "Ready For Action"
(with Joey Dale)
30[B]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other singles[edit]

2009
  • Ultimate Rise (with Luxx) (Samsobeats)
2010
  • Dubbelfris (with Afro Bro’s and DJ Kid) (PM Music)
  • Can You Feel It (with Quintino) (Supersoniq)
  • I Want You (with Chaosz) (Squeeze Music)
2011
  • Cubata (with DJ Punish) (Foktop! Records)
  • F*cking Ghetto (featuring Lil Jon) (Dirty Dutch Music)
  • Ready 4 This (with Artistic Raw) (Spinnin’ Records)
2012
  • Wataah (with The Partysquad) (Spinnin’ Records)
  • Badman (with The Partysquad) (Mad Decent)
  • Show Me Love (Far East Movement featuring Alvaro) (Interscope Records)
  • Voodoo People (DOORN Records)
  • Make The Crowd Go (Spinnin’ Records)
  • Pay Attention To The Drums (Mixmash Records)
  • Make Me Jump (Musical Freedom)
2013
  • Rock Music (Revealed Recordings)
  • United (with Tiësto and Quintino)
  • World In Our Hands (with Quintino) (Spinnin’ Records)
  • Nanana (with MOTi) (Hysteria Records)
  • Welcome To The Jungle (with Mercer and Lil Jon) (Revealed Recordings)
  • Out Of Control (with TST) (Musical Freedom)
2014
  • Ready For Action (with Joey Dale) (Spinnin' Records)
  • Charged (with GLOWINTHEDARK) (Powerhouse Music)
  • Shades (Musical Freedom)
  • The Underground (with Carnage) (Spinnin' Records)
  • 6th Gear (with Diplo and KSTYLIS) (Mad Decent)
  • Dagga (featuring Dirtcaps) (Smash The House)
  • Oldskool (with Van Dalen) (DOORN Records)
2015
  • Guestlist (with JETFIRE) (Musical Freedom)
  • Brah (with Dirtcaps) (Mad Decent)
  • Fire (with Wiwek) (Dim Mak)
  • Boomshakatak (with Wiwek and MC Spyder) (Barong Family)
  • Take U (with D-Wayne) (Wall Recordings)
  • Flags Up (with Yellow Claw featuring Dirtcaps) (Barong Family)
2016
  • Married To The Streets (with Reid Stefan) (Metanoia Music)
  • Vegas (with JETFIRE & Lil Jon) (Spinnin’ Records)
  • Kingdom (with The Partysquad) (Dim Mak)
  • Wildlife (with FIGHT CLVB) (Dim Mak)
  • Concrete Jungle (with Gianni Marino) (Dim Mak)
  • Lights Out (with The Partysquad) (Rebel Yard)
2017
  • Watching You (with Faustix) (Warner Music)
  • Runaway (featuring James Francis) (Universal Music B.V.)
  • No Way (featuring James Francis) (Universal Music B.V.)
2018
  • Dem Shots (with Quintino) (Spinnin’ Records)
  • Niet Mijn Taal (with The Partysquad featuring Mr. Polska & ROLLÀN) (Top Notch)

Remixes[edit]

2009
  • Chelley - Took The Night (Alvaro Remix) (Ministry Of Sound)
  • Brothers D and Schmoove - Wanna Lick It (Alvaro Remix) (PM Music)
  • Pizetta - Klezmer featuring Reagadelica (Alvaro Remix) (Sneaker MUZIK)
2010
  • Tony Junior & Nicolas Nox - Loesje (Alvaro Remix) (Rodeo Media)
  • Dzeko & Torres - Again featuring Majid (Alvaro Remix) (Starter Records)
2011
  • Dada Life - White Noise / Red Meat (Alvaro Remix) (Dim Mak Records)
  • Munchi - Shottass featuring MR. LEXX (Alvaro Remix) (T&A Records)
  • Dillon Francis & Diplo - Que Que (Alvaro Remix) (Mad Decent)
  • Pitbull featuring Ne-Yo, Nayer, and Afrojack - Give Me Everything (Alvaro Remix)
  • Far East Movement featuring Dev - Like A G6 (Alvaro Remix)
2012
  • Yellow Claw featuring Sjaak & Mr. Polska - Krokobil (Alvaro & Naffz Remix)
  • Tyga - Rack City (Alvaro Remix)
  • Pitbull - Back In Time (Alvaro Remix)
  • Pitbull featuring T-Pain - Hey Baby (Alvaro Remix)
  • Zedd featuring Heather Bright - Stars Come Out (Alvaro Remix)
  • Billy The Kid, Duvall, Stennis - Higher (Alvaro Remix) (Positivia)
2013
  • The Partysquad featuring Jayh, Sjaak and Reverse - Helemaal Naar de Klote (Alvaro Remix)
  • PSY - Gangnam Style (Alvaro Bootleg)
2014
  • The Kickstarts, Vogue - Freaks (Alvaro Remix) [Big Alliance Records]
  • Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora - Black Widow (Alvaro Trap Bootleg)
2015
  • Yo Yo Honey Singh - Yaar Na Milay (Alvaro Remix)
  • The Partysquad featuring Jayh, Reverse, Mocormaniac, Cho and Bokoesam - Dat Is Dat Ding (Alvaro Remix)
  • Moksi - Brace Yourself (Alvaro Remix)

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ Did not enter the Singles Top 100, but peaked on the Dance chart.[5]
  • B ^ Did not enter the Ultratop 50, but peaked on the Dance Bubbling Under chart.[8][9]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "DJ Alvaro (Jasper Helderman)". The DJ List. 
  2. ^ "Alvaro - Beatport Top Tracker". Beatport Top Tracker. 
  3. ^ Pesavento, Nick (February 1, 2016). "[EDM Assassin Exclusive] Alvaro Interview". EDM Assassin. 
  4. ^ Rambaud, Ludovic. "Top 100 DJs 2015 : les 50 suivants (#101-#150) !". Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Alvaro". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  6. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Alvaro". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2016-08-16. 
  7. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Alvaro". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  8. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Alvaro". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  9. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Alvaro". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  10. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Alvaro". Finnish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2016-08-17. 
  11. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Alvaro". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  12. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Alvaro". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2016-08-05. 
  13. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Alvaro". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  14. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Alvaro". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Archived from the original on 2016-06-30. 
  15. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Alvaro". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 

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