After a chance meeting at Trance Energy, Ward van der Harst and Willem van Hanegem came together in 2007 to form W&W and haven’t looked back since. The past six years have seen this production and DJ super-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 uniquely their own. Infectious, rebellious and highly energetic, their list of productions is championed by the likes of Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Hardwell, Ferry Corsten and more for its breadth, diversity and massive appeal to multiple audiences.
From their earlier works like the deep ‘Arena’, to the acid-rubbed ‘AK-47’, synth-driven ‘Alpha’ and floor pounding ‘Shotgun’; to more recent projects like ‘Invasion’, voted as the official anthem to the “A State of Trance 550” world tour, ‘Lift Off’, the embodiment of their multidimensional sound, ‘D# Fat’, their highly acclaimed collaboration with Armin van Buuren, ‘The Code’ with Ummet Ozcan, which became one of the most played tracks of Miami Music Week 2013, and their most recent remix of Armin van Buuren’s ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ feat. Trevor Guthrie, it’s clear each of the tunes leaving the W&W studios is a sure-shot of dance floor thrill.
As DJs they are also dominating dance floors and festivals the world over. Recently returning from a hugely successful Miami Music Week/Ultra 2013 and the A State Of Trance 600: “The Expedition” World Tour, W&W performed at a sold out Madison Square Garden for the A State Of Trance 600 final show followed by their own sold out headlining performance at Best Buy Theater. Showing no signs of slowing down W&W is slated to play the biggest festivals this summer including EDC and Electric Zoo, among many others.
If that wasn’t enough, W&W continues to prove their status as innovators and tastemakers in the scene by also curating releases for their Mainstage Music label, an imprint of Armada Music, and their popular weekly Mainstage Music podcast.