With ‘The Code’ alongside Ummet Ozcan still doing the rounds, Dutch duo Willem van Hanegem and Ward van der Harst, professionally known as W&W, return with a preview of their follow-up single, aptly titled ‘Thunder’. Extending on the magic of said Revealed Recordings release and already seeing plays from the likes of Hardwell, ‘Thunder’ hits the nail on the head where festival-friendly music is concerned and continues the duo’s spree of high-octane releases suited for a big venue setting.
Out May 20th.
Eindhoven’s Marcel Woods and his young Armada approved peers W&W are the latest to join the rising imprint of renowned Progressive monger Hardwell with the peak timer that is ‘Trigger’.
Despite the Dutch origins of this all around package, Woods and W&W’s refusal to be put into anyone’s box in terms of genre sees ‘Trigger’ take a somewhat audacious form for the triple threat production outfit. Amid the ascending melodic energy that plays perfectly into the imprint’s new age club stronghold, the tracks grinding riffage and scaling lead surges make for a dutiful amalgamation of the festival friendly Electro stylings and some of Progressive House music’s more organic club cuts. Perhaps more easy to put into a box than the trio would like to admit, the clear allegiance of sound does not deter from the trio creating something of a new age festival contender in one of the imprint’s most explosive releases to date.
Words by Dan Carter