It is rare for three absolute superstars to collaborate on a track. Armin, W&W, and DV&LM did just that on their new track, ‘Repeat After Me’. This track from the group of superstars is the EDM equivalent of when Drake, Kanye, Eminem, and Lil Wayne teamed up for ‘Forever’. Just the names attached to this
While there have been multiple two-side collaborations in the past — Buuren and W&W releasing “Ready To Rave” in December 2018, as well as Vegas & Mike working with W&W on “Crowd Control” and Tomorrowland Anthem “Waves” to name a few — this is the first time all three have linked up for a production, marking a historic moment in big room history. The track is definitey built for the festival crowd, with crowd interaction built into its repetitive chanting and buzzy synth bursts. Buuren has a history of gearing tracks for crowd engagement since his break from trance, including his 2018 hit single “Blah Blah Blah” and the 2014 smash “Ping Pong.” However, adding in brilliance from fellow a Dutch and Belgian DJ duo was the perfect recipe for this installment, planting a large seed in 2019.
In the opening 5 minutes of W&W’s latest installment of their radio show Rave Culture, the guys dropped a major bomb. Before going into the second song of the radio shows, W&W drop the news that they had a conversation with Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso last week where the two reveal they had a lot
Arguably Steve Aoki‘s biggest collaboration of the year, “Waste It On Me” featuring Grammy-nominated K-pop group BTS surpassed 100 million streams within just one month of being released, and the music video featured celebrities ranging from Ross Butler to Ken Jeong. “Waste It On Me” is getting the remix treatment by the likes of Slushii, Cheat Codes, and now W&W as the song continues to be a global fixture.
W&W‘s rendition of the song still opens with the drippy and smooth vocals from the BTS members, but pulsing big room synths drown out the vocals as the drop approaches. The big-room sound then makes way for a fun collection of sounds, synthesized vocals, and electro chords layered over top. As the song progresses, piercing notes take the track a completely new direction. The only unifying factor of the remix is that the listener can be sure that they will not be able to predict what is coming next.
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
As 2018 winds down, Rusko cranks it back up with the release of the feisty “Mr. Policeman.” W&W try their hand at remixing Steve Aoki and BTS‘ “Waste It On Me,” and Galantis close the year with the reveal of their latest original, “San Francisco” with Sofia Carson. The Disciple Records team got together to create one massive holiday collaboration called “Fix The Rail.” NGHTMRE shows no mercy on a VIP remix of The Chainsmokers‘ “Save Yourself,” and Koven tap into Ilan Bluestone‘s new remix compilation with their take on “Another Lover.” Xilent and Chime team up for a hefty dubstep tune, “Twinkle,” and Promnite takes on Alexander Lewis‘ “Off Guard.” Throttle unveils a groovy new Spinnin’ release, “Like This,” and Lipless takes on Nervo in “Emotional.”
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
Armin van Buuren and W&W continue to provide fans with larger-than-life sounds on their latest collaboration, “Ready to Rave.” The track comes after W&W’s “Rave Culture” single, which was released earlier this year. Only the most observant fans would have noticed Armin van Buuren make a cameo in the track’s official music video. W&W and the Armada head have release the “Ready to Rave” music video in tandem with the track release, and the video’s futuristic thematic follows the lead of “Rave Culture”.
“Ready to Rave” transports the listener to the craziest of raves with its intense psy-trance notes and stomp-ready tempo. Van Buuren spoke about working on the track alongside W&W, praising the duo’s continued growth.
“It’s been such a pleasure to see W&W turn from two young, talented boys into one of the most successful dance music duos of our time. Each time we decide to collaborate, we hit it off instantly and get some amazing results in the studio, just like we did now with ‘Ready To Rave.’”
In the track’s music video, a secretive mission occurs in a futuristic world. Van Buuren proves he’d be a worthy James Bond candidate as he gains access to a back room in a packed warehouse as the ultimate party ensues.
The Amsterdam Dance Event is underway. Outside of Miami Music Week, the showcase is the most important conference in all of electronic dance music. Artists fresh off the festival circuit gather in the Dutch city to release their new productions which have been crafted during their travels. Tonight, the Nicky Romero’s Protocol Records held their
W&W has heard a plea for the big room house that characterized the rise of EDM back before it exploded into the cultural phenomenon it is today. Their solution to this? A brand new track and record label that cultivates main stage culture. Both the release and the track itself are titled “Rave Culture.” As a label, Rave Culture builds on – and re-brands – the initial idea of main stage music, but with a stronger focus on creative freedom.
The Dutch duo commented on the release, saying “With our song ‘Rave Culture,’ we wanted to answer the call of many fans about making a song that went back to the golden era of big room, somewhere around 2012 and 2013. We took that sound and tried to create an updated version with today’s production standards.”
The track achieves the goal with its commanding big room synths and enough energy to get a crowd of thousands going. As W&W continues to select releases for their new label, fans can be sure that festival season will have a plethora of tracks to choose from for their main stage sets.