After a chance meeting up back in 2007 Willem van Hanegem & Ward van der Harst came together to form W&W and they haven't looked back since. The past seven years have seen this Dutch production and DJ duo transcend the boundaries of genre and traverse the globe with their music and performances.
Fusing styles and mixing influences, W&W combine the uplifting and melodic elements of trance with the raw intensity of electro and progressiveness of house to create a sound that is uniquely their own. Infectious, rebellious and highly energetic, their list of productions is championed by the likes of Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, David Guetta and more for its breadth, diversity and massive appeal to multiple audiences.
From their earlier works like the synth-driven 'Moscow' and floor pounding 'Shotgun', to later projects like 'Invasion', 'Lift Off', the embodiment of their multidimensional sound, 'D# Fat' with Armin van Buuren, the massive 'Jumper' with Hardwell, Beatport #1 smash 'The Code' with Ummet Ozcan (which became the most played track of Miami Music Week 2013), their chart topping remix of Armin van Buuren's 'This Is What It Feels Like' and the official Amsterdam Music Festival anthem 'Thunder’, these tracks have more than 7.5 million plays at SoundCloud; it's clear each of the tunes leaving the W&W studio is a sure-shot of dance floor thrill.
But the biggest track of W&W so far was yet to come. The massive hit ‘Bigfoot’ came out in February 2014, became #1 at Beatport, generated many plays at European radio stations and festivals all over the world and for a long time it was the favorite record of Hardwell and Armin van Buuren. And that was only the start of 2014; after ‘Bigfoot’ W&W continued to release hit after hit after hit. ‘Rocket’ with Blasterjaxx, ‘We Control The Sound’ and ‘Shocker’ with Headhunterz, and ‘Waves’ with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike which became the anthem of Tomorrowland 2014.
W&W were the first ever dance music act to perform at a Major League Baseball stadium when they took over Philadelphia Phillies Citizen’s Bank Ball Park for a two-hour set. If that wasn't enough, W&W continues to prove their status as innovators and tastemakers in the scene by also curating music for their Mainstage Music label, which released tracks from Armin van Buuren & Andrew Rayel, Dash Berlin & 3LAU, Markus Schulz and many more!
2014 closes down with their collaboration with Hardwell and rapper Fatman Scoop on ‘Don’t Stop The Madness’. Watch out for W&W in 2015 as they have a lot of new music coming up!