W&W (Dutch trance duo)
Introduction: What started as a chance meeting at the 2007 Trance Energy has, in just under 3 years solidified into one of the freshest, most exciting electronic dance acts on the scene. With it has come a new multifarious trance sound that, globally, has begun to shatter underground clubs, arenas and festivals. Banding together under the name W&W has seen the collective careers of Wardt van der Harst & Willem Van Hanegem go into overdrive… As spinners they’ve delivered due damage to club nights and festivals and in 2009 their A-list-hammered track portfolio saw them conclusively tip the ‘next big thing’ scales. Now, in the new decade, W&W are ready to rule.
W&W Productions: With tracks like ‘Ensure’, ‘Show my Shuffle’, ‘Origin’ & ‘Stab My Speaker’, Willem and Wardt initially started out producing their own respective floor-thrillers. The serendipitous Trance Energy meet quickly bore their debut W&W production though, which came in the form of the mighty ‘Mustang’. ‘Dome’ & ‘Arena’ (which featured on the Armin Only DVD) followed up its freshman success and fast found the CDJs of trance luminaries like Tiësto, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Sander Van Doorn & Judge Jules. Tipped by Armin van Buuren as “the best up-and-coming production duo out there”, W&W have continued to rock federation trance to its core with ‘Mainstage’, the Sean Tyas-remixed ‘D.N.A’ and their Ummet Ozcan collaboration ‘Synergy’ each bringing floors to critical mass. Remix-side, their voracious rewires have proved equally as popular - most notably on Armin’s ‘Rain’, ‘Remedy’ (by UK pop starlet Little Boots) and those of Sander van Doorn, Leon Bolier, Sied van Riel, & others.
W&W is a Dutch trance and Electro House duo from Haarlem/Breda, consisting of Dutch Willem van Hanegem (born 25 June 1987) (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪ.ləm vɑn ˈɦaː.nə.ˌɣɛm]) and Wardt van der Harst (born 26 December 1988) [ˈʋɑrt fɑn dɛr ˈɦɑrst]. Willem is the son of the Dutch football player Willem van Hanegem.