In 2014, Headhunterz made a drastic change in his career. He left the hardstyle scene and turned to house music instead. As a house DJ, he performed on main stages worldwide and produced major hits with names such as Steve Aoki, W&W and R3hab.
However, at Defqon.1 2016, the global hardstyle community was treated to a surprise. During the Legends Show, Headhunterz returned for a special performance. Then, at Qlimax 2016, 25,000 people saw a legendary Project One show. This was the moment when he made his decision to return to hardstyle.
Defqon.1 2017 was the point when Headhunterz found his way home. After learning from his experiences outside of the genre, he came to the realization that hardstyle is where he belongs. His first solo show since his return was sold out in under 30 minutes.