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W&W are a Dutch trance production and DJ duo.  In just a few years the pair have gained support of some of trance’s biggest names with their blend of hard edged Tech-Trance and electro sounds. With over 20 releases and numerous remixes W&W are one of trance’s flavours of the moment.

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(Captivating Sounds 2008)
'Trance World Volume 10'
(Armada Digital 2010)
Sunrise Festival,
Kolobrzeg Poland 2010

Early Years: 2008 to present

Wardt van der Harst and Willem Van Hanegem started out as solo trance producers but met at the 2007 edition of the legendary annual trance event Trance Energy.  They embarked on a production partnership that quickly bore fruit.  Taking their name from the initials of their first names W&W’s first release came less than a year later with ‘Mustang’ (Armada Digital 2008).

One year on from their initial meeting the pair watched Sander van Doorn play Mustang at Trance Energy 2008.  The dark and driving Tech-Trance percussive rhythm and big electro lead line laid out the blue print for the W&W sound.
DJ support from Sander van Doorn was soon accompanied by that from the likes of Markus Schulz, Tiësto and their new label boss Armin van Buuren.  Van Buuren went on to call W&W “the best up-and-coming production duo out there”.

Over the next couple of years the duo followed Mustang with a string of releases on van Buuren’s Armada Music labels, with highlights including ‘Aren’  (Captivating Sounds 2008) and ‘Alpha’ (Captivating Sounds 2010).

Collaborations with Ummet Ozcan and with Leon Bolier followed as did remixes for Little Boots, Sied van Riel, Sander van Doorn and others.  In 2010 they released their first mix album ‘Trance World Volume 10’ (Armada Digital 2010).

Alongside their prolific production output (close to 20 releases between 2008 and 2010) W&W started DJing, taking in gigs such as Poland’s Sunrise Festival and the A State Of Trance 400 tour.  In 2011 they released the minimal Tech-Trance track ‘AK-47’(Armada Digital  2011) which featured on the 'Armin Only' DVD.

W&W also broadcast a monthly web based radio show: the Mainstage Radio Show.

W&W have quickly put themselves on the trance map, bringing a hard edged and contemporary sound that fuses elements of electro, progressive and Tech-Trance.  Their success has been helped by early support from trance heavyweights Sander van Doorn and Armin van Buuren.  Their test is whether they can build a long term career rather out of short term success.

Wardt van der Harst and Willem Van Hanegem first met in the crowd at Trance Energy 2007.