Melding together a mixture of trance, electro and big-room house, Dutch duo W&W are dominating dance-floors and festivals worldwide with their affinity for hard-hitting performances. Ascending 11 spots on the DJ Mag Top 100 list to land themselves the number 14 ranking this year, Willem van Hanegem and Wardt van der Harst have solidified their status as an unstoppable pair of production aces. We had a chance to chat with the guys after their TomorrowWorld performance about their recent collaborations, their distaste for remixes and the evolution of their sound.
For those of you who were not able to catch Hardwell's set at TomorrowWorld 2013, you will now be able to experience one of the world's best DJ's mixes, thanks to the producer himself. Hardwell has just released the video of his headlining set at TomorrowWorld... and it is as amazing as anyone could have imagined. The hour and a half long set is filled with some of electronic music's best sounds and some exclusives as well, which Hardwell mixes perfectly live. Watch the video and see why Hardwell has quickly risen to stardom and is being called the best new DJ in the world.
Life In Color Festival made its debut in the nation's capital this past weekend, and we used the rainy weather as an excuse to hide out in the artist trailers. Not only did we meet cool people, artists, and have the luxury of eating free Pizza Hut pizza, but we also had the chance to speak with Dutch duo, Showtek. Apparently the trailer we interviewed them in was actually R3hab's, and at some point while talking to them, Fadil walked in and told us to get out of his trailer (jokingly of course). We spoke to Sjoerd and Wouter about what it's like producing music together as brothers, and whether or not they get into arguments. It was also important to bring up their massive change in style over the years, and how they got to where they are today. Read on to see what they had to say!
If you can dream it you can do it-- at least that’s how Robbert van de Corput, aka Hardwell, views life. His journey began at the young age of 16, and he is proof that if you want it badly enough, and work hard enough, you can make it. He came to fame, years ago, for his collaboration with Tiesto on “Zero 76”; little did he know that he would eventually top the charts and rise to stardom just like his idols. For 3 years, Robin Piree followed Robbert around the world and filmed his life from morning until night. He has finally released the official trailer for “I Am Hardwell,” the documentary that we’ve all been waiting for.
Easily one of Revealed Recordings’ hottest artists, Dannic is the artist to watch as he continues to navigate the EDM circuit. Between his current tour, his new radio show, and his most recent release, ‘Rocker’, the Dutch DJ isn’t showing any sign of slowing down. With performances at the biggest festivals of the summer, including EDC Las Vegas and a debut at Tommorrowland, Dannic also had the chance to take the main stage at Electric Zoo on Randall’s Island in New York this past weekend. After delivering a festival-worthy set, full of energy, big drops, and banging tracks, Dannic took a few minutes to chat with us about his experience, how he got here, and what we can expect from him for the remainder of the year.
Last Saturday, we were graced with the opportunity to speak with up and coming DJ and produer, Dyro, whom you've likely heard on "Leprechauns & Unicorns" on Hardwell On Air if you're an avid listener like we are. He's got a banging radio show called Daftastic Radio, where you can hear all of his personal favorites. But he also has collaborated with Hardwell to produce one of Summer 2013's hits, "Never Say Goodbye" (feat. Bright Lights). It is obvious how far he has come since just a few years ago, and that Dyro is making serious moves in the electronic dance music scene.
Living up to the title of the number 6 DJ in the world is no easy feat, but king of hard-hitting electro, Hardwell does it with ease. Besides producing his own club banger magic, Hardwell also works diligently as the label-head of Revealed Recordings.
The label impresario has recently released his first secret weapon of 2013, a track titled “The Code” by Dutch duo W&Wand their homeland counterpart Ummet Ozcan. The teaser video features kitschy cartoon characters speeding in a car chase to the punchy sounds of this sure-to-be-hit. Fusing addictive synths with impeding drops, this dance-floor dynamite has already climbed to #1 this week on the DMC buzz chart.
We are anxiously awaiting the track’s full release out February 4th and can’t wait to hear this electro-gold blasting through club speakers soon!
MTV named Nicky Romero an EDM artist to watch in 2012 and our eyes have been glued to the Dutch DJ ever since. So when he announced he’d be making his debut performance at Space Miami last Saturday, we jumped on the opportunity to check out the young star in action.
Brought into the electronic music world by mentor David Guetta, the 23-year-old Dutch superstar has already made an impressive name for himself as the next progressive-electro wonderboy. The rising star spent 2012 producing 14 hard-hitting and well-received singles, touring the nightlife metropolises of the world, and topping it off with a Miami New Year’s Eve weekend concert we’ll never forget.
The Fall 2012 phase of Bounce Music Festival is about to get in gear to rock a city near you. Hosting global superstar DJs, this year's festival welcomes headliners Alesso, Martin Solveig, Hardwell, Dada Life, Rusko, and Borgore.
Bounce kicks off on Friday, Oct. 26 in Raleigh, North Carolina with Swedish sensation, Alesso at the Longbranch of Raleigh. A second date on Oct. 26 will feature French producer Martin Solveig, Dutch master Hardwell, Deniz Koyu and Tim Mason at the Mesa Amphitheater in Mesa, Arizona. On Wednesday October 31st, Dada Life will be giving champagne showers at Pic-A-Chic Farms along with Borgore. The UK dubstep leader Rusko will drop the bass at the Limelight in Nashville, Tennessee as the last date of the tour on Nov. 19th.
For the past 5 years, Showtek, otherwise known to family and friends as Wouter and Sjoerd Janseen, have been rapidly rising in the electronic dance music realm. From touring all over the world, to having their production in a movie, to working with talents like Tiesto and Hardwell, it’s no wonder that they were part of the Identity Festival lineup this year. Whether they are in the studio or behind the decks, the Dutch brothers are really creating a name for themselves among some of the biggest DJs and producers out there. We had a chance to sit down with the guys at the sold-out Identity Festival in New York, as they dished what the festival has been like so far, what it’s been like to work with Tiesto, and all about their brand new track with Hardwell, “How We Do."