„Ghost-producing“ (which means that the artists didn’t actually produce the single himself, but the production came from another, unnamed producer) is a topic that differs opinions. Fans are really furiously angry about this, but on the other hand it’s a common thing when the artist a) can’t produce himself or b) is constantly on tour or working on other things, but wants to keep up the frequent amount of releases. All in all, this is a difficult and somehow taboo topic in the scene.

After Martin Garrix recently told the press that he ghost-produced a successful single for another artist, Hardwell also revealed in an interview with inthemix that he ghost-produced a Top 10 single on Beatport.

“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.”

Hardwell also has a clear statement on the whole topic: “I’m fine with ghost-producing,” Hardwell said, “but then again I don’t like it when…if you’re not producing your own tracks then just be honest, say ‘you know what, I’m a good DJ but I can’t produce my own songs, I got help,’ I think that’s fair. Because honestly, you can hear it, because every single track sounds totally different. Everybody knows in the scene who works with ghost-producers.“

Can you guess which track he meant? Beatport

What do you think about “ghost-productions”?