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Questions Top100 DJs 2012 - admin - 2015-06-30 17:21

Style: 
"A mixture of trance, electro and house: big room music in general."
Best known for: 
"Our productions, our energetic DJ sets and our Mainstage radio show."
Tune of the year: 
Rick Mitchells & Bas van Essen's 'Raptor'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2012: 
A Dutch artist called Husman who sent us a demo for our Mainstage Music label.
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be: 
Teleportation - that way we can play a lot more shows for a lot more people.
Should you play to the crowd or for yourself: 
You should play for the crowd, but within your musical range. The most important thing is the balance.
What does EDM mean to you: 
EDM brings people together and connects them.
Should celebrities be DJs: 
Of course, why not? As long as they play a really cool set, of course.
Have you ever been thrown off the decks: 
Fortunately, not yet. We're still waiting for that to happen.
Are you a DJ if you don't beat match: 
DJing isn't about beat-matching any more.
Where's the next dance music capital: 
Dance music is such a worldwide thing, it's hard to pick a capital.

Hot off the back of releasing their double-CD mix compilation 'Mainstage 2012', W & W are gearing up for a busy December.

"The compilation had a lot of exclusive tunes on it, which were the result of endless searching," says Willem van Hanegem, one half of the Dutch duo (alongside Wardt van der Harst). Their 'Invasion' techy-trance smasher was one of this year's sure-fire trance anthems. "For us, the key to production is to experiment but not to lose the core feeling of our sound," they say. "We feel comfortable with the sound we have now."

Their progressive, big room trance sound is epitomized by releases such as 'Invasion' and 'Lift Off'. "We've been DJing pretty much everywhere, too," they say. "Whether you do that with old school vinyl mixing, using a USB stick or a laptop, it doesn't matter. It's all about the result that comes out of the speakers."

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