Dutch duo W&W have just released a massive club track, that has a name perfectly fitting its intensity. Thunder is a beautifully constructed, roaring track that captures the ear immediately and takes the listener away. It is dark, haunting, and has a drop fit for crowded dance floors of all shapes and sizes. The release is just in time for festival season, and I can assure you that you will be hearing this more than once. Pick up Thunder now on Beatport and check out more great stuff from W&W on their Soundcloud
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After capping off one of his most monumental years to date, the production maestro and record label executive, Hardwell, features his “Yearmix 2012” on the 97th episode of the world-renowned "Hardwell On Air" radio show in celebration of reaching 500,000 “likes” on Facebook. As a comprehensive recap of the year’s biggest dancefloor hits, he has carefully curated a breathtaking set that includes an array of energizing tracks from a number world-class artists, Revealed Recordings' head honchos, and of course, Hardwell himself. A special download of the “Yearmix 2012” without the included voiceovers is available HERE.
In 2012, Hardwell saw immense success by producing some of the biggest tracks of the year, such as "Apollo" and "Spaceman," headlining the world's largest festivals, mentoring the most promising up and coming artists, and bringing his Revealed Recordings label to the forefront of EDM. He proves time and time again that his potential truly has no limits.
Hardwell opens up the "Yearmix 2012" with a special treat as he drops the world's first play of the "Apollo" radio edit with added vocals. In addition to his own chart-topping hits, the the mix includes productions from Dannic, Dyro, Firebeatz, and Jordy Dazz, among others, to ensure an exhilarating experience much like his incredible live sets. Hardwell doesn’t waste any time in beginning another phenomenal year to come and he will continue to exceed high expectations with ease.
1. Hardwell feat. Amba Shepard - Apollo
2. Kill The Buzz - Party Hard
3. The Naked & Famous - Young Blood (Tiesto & Hardwell Remix)
4. Hardwell - Spaceman
5. Firebeatz - Here We F*cking Go
6. Hardwell - Three Triangles
7. Jordy Dazz & Dannic - Fuego
8. Jordy Dazz - OMG
9. Example - Say Nothing (Hardwell & Dannic Remix)
10. Dyro & Rene Kuppens - Raid
11. Hardwell & Showtek - How We Do
12. Hardwell & Dannic - Kontiki (Dyro Remix)
13. Marcel Woods & W&W - Trigger
On December 3rd, Dutch production/DJ team W&W (AKA Ward van der Harst & Willem van Hanegem) will release their new single “Lift Off” through their Mainstage Music label.
“Lift Off” embodies what makes W&W such a special act. While “Lift Off” has classic trance influences and a sense of flow and journey, it quickly brings in punchier house elements that create a multidimensional sound.
W&W are the forerunners of the new sound that has come to shake things up. Fusing styles and mixing influences, their visionary productions have ever appealed to a wide and open-minded audience. Infectious, rebellious and highly energetic, their list of productions stretches far beyond the average discography of today’s young upstarts. From the depths of ‘Arena’, to the acid-rubbed ‘AK-47’, synth- driven ‘Alpha’, floor pounding ‘Shotgun’ and playful pre-album taste ‘Impact’, each of the tunes leaving the W&W studios is a sure-shot of dance floor thrill. Tipped by Armin van Buuren as ‘the best up-and-coming production duo out there’, it was a great honor to have their ‘Invasion’ voted as the official anthem to the “A State of Trance 550” world tour.
As the fields of dance industry stretched out in front of them, the guys embarked upon a new adventure in September 2011: ‘Impact’. The debut album of W&W has been 1,5 years in the making, pushing the boundaries of everything danceable. 2012 saw them navigate around the pigeonholes, through the all- shattering beat of ‘Moscow’, the weaponry of ‘Trigger’ (in collaboration with Marcel Woods) and now the telltale of ‘Lift Off!’. Inspired by releases on its own Mainstage Music label, W&W decided to kick off an official compilation series based on the label. ‘Mainstage Volume 1’, released in September 2012, brought the highlights of the label, of both past and future. As remixers, W&W’s rewires have proved equally as popular - most notably on Armin van Buuren’s ‘Rain’, classic ‘Delerium – Silence’ and those of Dash Berlin, Allure, Aly & Fila, Marcel Woods and Cosmic Gate, some charting the Beatport Top 10 for weeks.
Now a regular standing fixture in the trance enthusiasts listening schedule, W&W’s Mainstage radio show exports their diverse sound around the world every week. Mainstage is all about showcasing the freshest music and exposing new talent to the world. Broadcasting weekly on Sirius XM, Kiss FM (Ukraine), Dance Paradise Radio (Brazil) and many more stations. In and amongst the intriguing Mainstage ID feature, where every week they’ll be playing a track so hot-damn fresh-off-the- desk, it can’t even be named. Mainstage is also available as a podcast on iTunes and can be heard over HERE!
Keep an eye out in the coming months for info about new W&W releases and North American tour dates
W&W North American Tour Dates
November 30 – SoundGarden Hall – Philadelphia, PA
December 01 – BLVD22 – Vancouver, BC
December 08 – Palladium – Hollywood, CA
December 31 – Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
December 31 – Wamu Theater – Seattle, WA
Coldharbour Recordings are proud to present the first compilation from EDM young gun and Schulz Music Group wunderkind, KhoMha. Since bursting onto the scene just 18 months back, the Columbian sound-slinger has seen his productions ignite the playlists of DJs as diverse as Armin, Axwell, Eric Prydz and Above & Beyond. The protégé of the Coldharbour master himself, Markus Schulz, KhoMha is now set to make his first strike on your mix-comp collection. Featuring audio from heavy-hitters like Schulz & Corsten, Arty, Nadia Ali & BT, W&W, Orjan Nilsen and Omnia, alongside a mass of KhoMha’s own sonic flavour, Coldharbour Recordings opens a new music compilation chapter.
Having scooped the Coldharbour Artist of the Year citation in late 2011, twelve faultless months of gripping DJ sets and much-praised productions on, KhoMha broke into the top 20 of TranceAddict.com’s annual, influential trance tastemaker 250. Having become a buzz name producer for a broad musical range of DJs, over 84 minutes KhoMha showcases the sound-set that’s seen him rise so far, so fast.
The mix overtures with the moving Intro version of KhoMha’s own ‘The Origin’. Its pianos and long drawn strings set the scene and induce the atmosphere - the proverbial calm before the (sound) storm. Breaking the tranquillity comes a big one-two from Arnej with the highwire-tense synths of ‘People Want To Be Needed’ and the ballistic drums of ‘The Second Coming’. Packed between them is the collected production pedigree of Arty, Nadia Ali & BT’s ‘Must Be The Love’, all of which see the mix’s rubber fully hit the road.
Throughout its runtime, KhoMha intermixes plenty of his own propulsive, compelling production brand. Up from the shadowy depths rise the dystopian technoid thrills of ‘Vapor’ and recent club hit ‘The Dark Knight’, interplaying with fresh-off-the-desk, compilation-exclusive material like the super-charged ‘Genesis’ and the spellbinding ‘Dusk Riddles’.
As the mix arrives at the midsection KhoMha squeezes down further on the power pedal. Inducing a sudden rush of blood to the head, the pugnacious beats of ‘Burana’ and ‘Copperfield’ (the latest deuce of floor weapons from Orjan Nilsen) mix with the luminous harmonics of Omnia’s ‘Infina’. Hot on their heels are Protoculture’s neuron-homing ‘Perpetual Motion’ and the warping, distorted electric thrash of W&W’s sensational ‘Moscow’.
‘Coldharbour Presents: KhoMha’ holds back some of its biggest for its climax. The pitch-bent synths and floor riding rhythms of Markus Schulz & Ferry Corsten’s Beatport chart-busting ‘Loops N Tings’ and Fisherman & Hawkins much anticipated ‘Apache’ see it arrive at the summit.
Through KhoMha’s first mix he emphasizes that the only script he spins from is one of floor-quaking, heat-seeking, heart-of-the-dancefloor club killers. Judiciously compiled, skillfully mixed and perfectly encapsulating his in-club DJ experience, ‘Coldharbour Presents: KhoMha’ is out December 7th, 2012.
1.KhoMha - The Origin (Intro Mix)
2.Arnej - People Want To Be Needed (Original Mix)
3.Arty, Nadia Ali & BT - Must Be The Love (Original Mix)
4.KhoMha - Genesis (Original Mix)
5.Arnej - The Second Coming (Original Mix)
6.Orjan Nilsen - Burana (Original Mix)
7.Protoculture - Perpetual Motion (Original Mix)
8.Omnia - Infina (Original Mix)
9.Yura Moonlight - Harrier (Original Mix)
10.Markus Schulz with Elevation & KhoMha - Triotonic (Original Mix)
11.W&W - Moscow (Original Mix)
12.KhoMha - Dusk Riddles (Original Mix)
13.Orjan Nilsen - Copperfield (Original Mix)
14.Rick Mitchells - Sub Zero (Original Mix)
15.KhoMha - The Dark Knight (Original Mix)
16.KhoMha - Vapor (Original Mix)
17.Fisherman & Hawkins - Apache (Original Mix)
18.Markus Schulz & Ferry Corsten - Loops & Things (Original Mix)
W&W have been catching my eye recently with some weird trance and electro bangers. I first got hooked with their track, "Invasion" and later was blown away by "Shotgun". Since then the duo from the Netherlands have released two new tracks. One of which was a collaboration with Mr. Marcel Woods called "Trigger", and the other has quickly become one of my favorite songs titled, "Moscow". Make sure to pick this track up from Beatport.