Dutch duo Willem van Hanegem and Wardt van der Harst, better known as W&W, are no strangers to making music that thrusts their crowds into a frenzy, but everyone was pleasantly surprised by the track they released in April. Their remix of Armin van Buuren’s moving anthem “This Is What It Feels Like” was one of the most sought-after tunes of the year, and it created an indescribable, exhilarating insanity when it dropped at some of the world’s biggest EDM stages.
Back when he was getting ready to release Intense, Armin van Buuren brought Hanegem and Harst into the studio and played them “This Is What It Feels Like,” hoping they would remix the song. The duo were more than happy to, and the rest is history.
What makes W&W’s remix so irresistible is that they were able to keep the overall uplifting feel of the original track while adding a completely new, absolutely massive sound. Peaking at No. 2 on the Beatport charts, the remix was a favorite of fans and performers alike. The world not only heard the remix but truly felt it. Now, looking back on the release, we can say that W&W really did open up doors, break down boundaries and show us what euphoria feels like.
Written by: Jacob Marmor