W&W have already had a 2013 of which most producers only dream. After the rampant chart-topping success of their single “The Code,” the Dutch duo went on to collaborate with renowned trance magnate Armin van Buuren on “D# Fat“, before remixing ”This Is What It Feels Like” – the mogul’s lead single off his new album Intense. Building off this seemingly frictionless momentum, W&W have previewed their newest work, “Thunder,” ahead of its May 20th release on Mainstage Music. From the initial sample, the track aims to work off the winning formula of a trancey, big room build up and a booming, hardstyle-esque drop.Posted by
Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in April and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up April for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. April’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Daft Punk, Showtek, Pryda and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from Sebjak, Marcus Schossow, Alesso, Dirty South, and more. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of April!
W&W and Ummet Ozcan’s “The Code” may be one of the biggest Beatport chart toppers in recent memory. With a respectable catalog of releases already under the belt, the three collaborators exploded to new heights with their festival tent defining anthem “The Code.” Receiving heavy support from nearly every artist on the planet, W&W and Ummet Ozcan have finally unveiled the music video to their smash hit. If you’re into parkour, espionage and beautiful women then this video was made for you.
Don’t miss the quick glimpse of 5 points, one of the most famous graffiti meccas in the world.Posted by
After premiering his forthcoming album‘s first single with a special live rendition featuring Trevor Guthrie at Ultra, Armin van Buuren has officially released the extended mix and W&W‘s remix of ”This Is What It Feels Like.” Armin draws out the intro, electrifies the piano, and adds a synth-laden outro to the extended mix while W&W maintain Guthrie’s vocals but give the feel-good tune an edge with their distinct progressive spin. Both versions of “This Is What It Feels Life” are available worldwide ahead of the May 3rd release of Intense.
Armin van Buuren ft. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like (Extended Mix)
Armin van Buuren ft. Trevor Guthrie – This Is What It Feels Like (W&W Remix)
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Armin van Buuren brings ASOT 600 to Madison Square Garden, New World Punx perform for the first time as a duo
Armin van Buuren stands backstage at Madison Square Garden, half of his body cloaked behind the large black curtain that separates the Garden’s staff tunnels and a crowd of photographers. His calm, almost unnatural so; his breathing, measured. It’s an unlikely demeanor for a man about to perform in front of a crowd of thousands at Madison Square Garden. Before Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz as the new superduo, New World Punx, close out their set, Armin steps out from behind the curtain and slowly approaches the stairs leading up to the twenty foot high platform. Cameras flash, Armin smiles, placing one hand on the railing – turning only for a second before he makes his ascent into history.
At 12:45 Sunday afternoon, a voice cut across an edit of Hard Rock Sofa & Dirty Shade’s “Collapsar,” causing a still-filling Ultra Mega Structure to turn toward the sound.
“Good morning Miami!” the voice rang out. “Are you ready for The Expedition?” Heads started nodding. “Are you ready for 11 hours of A State of Trance?” A yes-shaped roar emerged.
The voice was Armin van Buuren’s, the set was Tritonal‘s, and the effect was pandemonium. Projected on screen from the on-site ASOT studio, the patriarch of the trance family beamed down at the crowd, encouraging them to give it up for their fellow Americans, the trance team from Texas that kicked off the live ASOT 600 experience and played the first of the day’s ten sets.
The episode saw Tritonal, W&W, Cosmic Gate, ATB, Dash Berlin, Markus Schulz, Above & Beyond, Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, and Markus Schulz all taking to the decks, hitting the crowd with wave after wave of the sonic sounds of today’s trance. Hop below the break to journey to Miami on The Expedition.
First premiered on Ultra’s mainstage during weekend 1 W&W take on “This Is What It Feels Like,” Armin van Buuren’s first single off his new album, Intense. W&W take the pop trance track to the next level with the addition of a massively fat bassline. Between the sing along vocals and the bass, W&W’s remix of “This is What it Feels Like” is perfect for festivals — as Armin showed us last week. Pick up the track when it’s released on April 5th.Posted by
By weekend two, you’re probably looking for any excuse to hit the snooze button. The week of pool parties and late nights at Mansion are starting to catch up, but the festival isn’t stopping for anyone and there is no shortage of exciting acts during the early hours. Yesterday we filled you in on why exactly you should wipe your eyes and hop out of bed early for Ultra Weekend One, and now we present the same for Weekend Two.
Want an easy way to make sure you are up to date on all the latest, best music? Dancing Astronaut takes a look at the top 10 tracks officially released in February and ranks them based on a combination of reader feedback, track quality, editorial preference & critical reception.
Dancing Astronaut wraps up February for you with another edition of our top 10 tracks of the month. February’s list features massive tracks from reader favorites Arty, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, and more. Not to be missed are also fantastic efforts from up-comers Pink is Punk, Disclosure, and The M Machine. Click past the break for our top 10 tracks of February!
Every now and then, amid the vast sea of electronic releases, a song comes along that knocks you off your feet. Armin van Buuren and W&W’s latest effort, “D# Fat,” is one of those songs. While Armin’s collaboration with Arty, “Nehalennia,” was wonderful for its spiritual and revitalizing potency, “D# Fat” excels through sheer immensity. From the thumping kicks of its riveting intro, to the delicate-turned-exhilarating atmosphere of its breakdown and its ensuing devastating drop, “D# Fat” is dripping with a masterful prowess from start to finish. After the rampant success of W&W and Ummet Ozcan’s “The Code,” ”D# Fat” feels like a natural succession to the ubiquitous single, guided by the hands of trance’s beloved patriarch.
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