2020 may have sucked, but the rave didn’t stop for W&W. The venerable Dutch duo kept the party going with a steady stream of releases under both their main project and their NWYR alias. They wrap up the year with another main stage ready single in “Gold.” “Gold” combines W&W’s penchant for old school rave vibes with a slick psy-trance beat and a catchy vocal line.
“Gold” immediately starts out with a glorious piano melody, it definitely recalls EDM’s nascent era with some “Blue” vibes. The drop is where past meets present as a hypnotic psy-trance beat accompanies the chopped vocals. After that we get the melodic synths that only W&W can bring you. There’s also an epic synth buildup before the final drop. There’s no doubt Ward & Willem had the true Rave Culture fans in mind with this one. Here’s what they had to say about “Gold” and their recent live show in Thailand, where COVID has been curbed.
“It was so good to connect with the Rave family again. Being on stage and seeing all those happy faces in the crowd made us realize that we stand together and that rave is life. ‘Gold’ is a track that we have been working on for quite some time and we couldn’t be any more proud of the result. Great to end 2020 with this one!”
Check out the epic video for W&W’s latest single “Gold” out now on Rave Culture. The video is to be continued, who knows what Ward & Willem have in store for 2021. Relive their DJ Mag Top 100 live stream too if you’re missing those rave vibes.