Today the popular Dutch duo W&W released their latest track “Thunder” on their label Mainstage Music. Originally getting their start as a Trance act, Willem van Hanegem and Wardt van der Harst have recently been producing Big Room House and Progressive House bangers with the likes of “Lift Off”, “The Code”, and “D# Fat”. Although the boys were voted the #25 DJs in the world (up 11 spots from 2011) for DJ Mag’s 2012 Top-100 DJ poll, I don’t think they really came to the dance music forefront until “Lift Off” drove crowds around the world into a frenzy. “Thunder” is a W&W track that falls in line with recent productions – what it lacks in vocals it makes up for in a big, big sound. I’m putting “Thunder” into a new category of records that I’ve just made up, called Go-to-War songs, or War Anthems. When listening to these types of tracks one after the other, you’ll realize they have a similar sound and amp you up to the point that you’re ready to go fight (hence, War Anthems or Go-To-War songs). Other War Anthems I’m thinking of include “The Code”, Knife Party’s “LRAD”, and Borgore & Carnage’s “Incredible”. This category of tracks was evident during EDC New York this past weekend, when songs like “The Code” and “LRAD” saw heavy rotation among DJs – and each time they were played they threw the crowds into an energetic sea of hands and sky-high jumping. Add “Thunder” to the list of Go-To-War anthems and you might have found a new trend among dance music festivals this Summer.
Whoever’s struck by the sound of the fastest rising duo in dance land, knows what’s ahead: another booming bass of W&W making. ‘Thunder’ is the next one to strike. And boy, will it cause a thunderclap. Kept an exclusive ID in their sets for the past few weeks, ‘Thunder’ has been roaring the EDM surfaces as a much-wanted ID. The official follow-up to Top 5 Beatport main chart rocker and Ummet Ozcan collab ‘The Code’ and Armin van Buuren smash ‘D#Fat’, is another original take on musical fusion. ‘Thunder’ has the right claps, a fit melody and a pay-off that would shake the foundations of every club it meets – no exceptions granted