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W&W
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Tech-trance duo W&W - aka Wardt van der Harst and Willem van Hanegem from Holland - had a busy 12 months, but although they mainly perform abroad, they are quick to praise their indigenous scene. "We mostly play abroad, but we did play in Holland a couple of times this year, for example at Trance Energy. Of course Holland has a great scene, mainly because we have so many good trance DJs hailing from here," the duo say. Despite feeling proud about their home country's achievements, W&W feel that trance continues to expand its reach globally and feel that nowadays, "every country has its scene". It's no idle claim: 2010 saw the duo perform in South Korea for the first time, which they admit was a real eye-opener. "South Korea was pretty new to trance, but it was an amazing experience playing there, because the crowd was really open for this kind of music," they feel. Running parallel to this increasing global popularity for trance is a tendency for trance producers to mix and match from a variety of sources, which W&W view as a positive development. "We've noticed the return of melodies and all genres growing closer to each other. It's good because it creates new and original stuff and combines the best of all genres."