Have you heard of Will Holland? If not, where have you been?
In the past Mixmag have tipped him as One To Watch and a Future Hero. In the October 2006 issue of the magazine they have awarded his new album Compilation of the Month status. Dave has also played two of his tracks – Timeless and Summer Breeze – on Radio 1 Dance Anthems. We thought it was time to tell you a bit more about this rising young star.
Will first came to prominence in 2003 after several busy years playing across the UK including appearances at Passion and Goodgreef. His debut release as a producer – Summer Breeze/Roccata – received support from Dave and numerous other djs.
As a dj Will went on to play Gatecrasher, Slinky, Passion and Wildchild on a regular basis. His tracks and remixes were signed to labels such as Bonzai and Platipus and were to be found in the record bags of djs such as Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Tiesto, and Ferry Corsten.
Not content with making and playing music Will went on to act as A&R for Monster Tunes. His successes with the label led to the foundation of Enhanced Recordings and the release of notable tracks such as Activa – Release Me and Emery & Kirsch – Lose Yourself.
Amongst all this – somehow – Will completed his degree and ran successful events for several companies. On leaving university he was snapped up by Gatecrasher to front their promotions from the world famous Gatecrasher One in Sheffield consistently running sell out events featuring Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Judge Jules, Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez and many more.
2006 has seen the development of Will’s international dates with bookings for Gatecrasher, Cream, and Wildchild in Ibiza and the United In Trance event at Asta in Holland. His Enhanced Recordings radio show (now it its second year) on DI.fm has been syndicated to ETN.fm, Paul van Dyk’s VOYNC Radio, and Trance Mixers Radio. He has also made several guest appearances on Galaxy FM and Above & Beyond’s Trance Around The World.
Will is about to release Enhanced Recordings debut compilation: Digitally Enhanced Volume One. Mixed by Will himself it features 100% Enhanced material including Spiral Story – Spiral Story, Will Holland & Activa – Amnesia, and Temple One – Forever Searching. He has also been busy with a string of remixes, collaborations, and the anticipated follow up to Timeless.
To coincide with the release of the new album we have some copies of Digitally Enhanced to give away. To win, simply answer the following easy question:
What is the website address for Will’s record label?
Please email your answers including a full postal address to email@example.com. Winners will be contacted by email and it is first come first served!
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