Genre: Electronica / Progressive / Trance
Location Leeds, Please select your region., Un
Profile Views: 84556
Last Login: 1/13/2011
Member Since 8/19/2006
Record Label Enhanced Music
Type of Label Indie
Bio'The future of trance is in safe hands' - Mixmag As a DJ Will has held residencies for three of the largest clubs in the UK: Gatecrasher, Digital Society and Wildchild, and along with own huge radio show - the Enhanced Radio Show, he's become one of the UK's leading trance DJs having played around the world some of the most acclaimed venues and events, as well as having mixed 4 critically acclaimed compilations, whilst his productions have seen support from the worlds DJing elite; from his early work on classic trance labels such as Platipus, to his current work exclusively on his beloved Enhanced. On a quest to release the music he loved, Will launched Enhanced in 2005. Now as 'one of the most famous trance labels today' (Armin van Buuren - ASOT), 'The UK's Hottest Trance Label' - Trance.nu, celebrated its biggest year to date in 2010. 'The label story of the year' (DJ Mag). Will has amassed what could be considered to be the most coveted selection of young artists in the scene; Estiva, Arty, Temple One, Ferry Tayle, Suncatcher, Juventa to name a few; with an ear for quality music Will has built one of biggest trance label's in the world today, and with a worldwide army of fans and followers, including the A-List DJ fraternity, don't be surprised if this is just the start of things to come from Enhanced. With no fewer than four Mixmag 'Compilation of the Month' awards along with countless Tune of the Month accolades and the coveted 'Future Hero' status from the worlds biggest dance music magazine Mixmag, at just 28 Will, owner of the World renowned Enhanced and a key player behind 'Trance Club Of The Year' Digital Society, is regarded as one of the most influential young stars today.
Member Since:August 19, 2006
Will Holland Top 10 (in no order!)
01. Ad Brown feat. Kerry Leva - You Were Loved (Maor Levi Club Mix) [Enhanced Progressive]
02. Agulo feat. David Berkeley - Fire Sign (Will Holland Remix) [Enhanced Progressive]
03. Audien - Eleven Eleven (Tom Fall Remix) [Enhanced Progressive]
04. Arty - Twilight Tonight (Arty Remode) [Enhanced Progressive]
05. Torin Schmitt feat. Ryan Merchant - Follow (Michal Badal Remix) [Enhanced Progressive]
06. Phillip Alpha - Valente (Juventa Remix) [Enhanced]
07. Vast Vision feat. Fisher - Behind Your Smile (Suncatcher Remix) [Enhanced]
08. Enyo - Magnesium (Right Face Remix) [Enhanced]
09. Vascotia - Verano 2010 (Sean Tyas Remix) [Enhanced]
10. Juventa - For That Special Girl [Enhanced]
‘The future of trance is in safe hands’- Mixmag
It’s early 2010 and Will Holland, now 27 has just released his 4th compilation; the third in the critically acclaimed ‘Digitally Enhanced’ series, whilst his world renowned label, Enhanced Recordings has hit 100 releases.
A lot’s happened in the short career of the young Englishman, who first came to prominence in late 2003 when he made his debuts at UK super-clubs Passion and Goodgreef, along with stellar releases on Bonzai and Hotdecks which saw him feature on BBC Radio One’s almighty Dance Anthems show 5 weeks in a row and received heavy support from the world’s djing elite.
A quick succession of further releases on classic labels such as Platipus and hot collaborations with producers such as Activa cemented his stature as one of the top nu-breed of trance producers and he went on to play at further UK super-clubs Slinky and Wildchild, the latter of whom snapped him up for a London residency. In 2005 Will unleashed ‘Timeless,’ a vocal monster that went on to be one of the tunes of the year, featuring on Armin’s 2005 ASOT Yearmix compilation and Gatecrasher’s Classics 2 compilation. He was subsequently tipped by Mixmag as ‘One to Watch’ and gained the coveted ‘Future Hero’ status.
2005 was also the year that Will graduated university with a 2:1 in Event Management and a 1st in his dissertation ‘The changing face of the UK super-club’. Upon submitting his work and CV to Gatecrasher, Simon Raine, founder of the world’s most famous trance club appointed Will in charge of the promotions and marketing for their flagship club in Sheffield; Gatecrasher One. Will went on to run sell out events with the likes of Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, Roger Sanchez, Above & Beyond and Erick Morillo. A residency later followed, which saw will feature alongside the biggest names in the world, and further established him as one of the leading UK DJ’s, with a fantastic ability to play warm up or peak time sets.
Not content with just making and playing music, Will founded Enhanced Recordings, also in 2005. Now regarded as one of the leading imprints of the scene, Will has amassed a group of wonderful young talent and more established artists to create a label with consistent high quality and a forward thinking approach to the direction of the music today. Little over three years later, the label has spawned 4 sub labels; Enhanced Progressive, Enhanced Limited, Enhanced Black and Enhanced Digital, as well as 3 stand out compilations and is now within touching distance of the magic 100 mark. With consistent support from the world’s dj’ing elite, regular appearances on the largest compilations and substantial ‘Tune of the …’ accolades from the key magazines and radio shows, the label that has ‘gained a lot of respect in a short space of time’ (I-DT Magazine, NL) has been making ‘a good case for its position at the head of the UK trance table’ (Mixmag) and is now ‘one of the most famous trance labels today’ (Armin van Buuren- ASOT).
The Enhanced Recordings Radio Show, hosted by Will has now been syndicated to many of the leading internet stations, such as DI.FM, ETN, Afterhours and pulls in 10’s of thousands of listeners each month. Will has also made several guest appearances on the UK’s largest dance music station Galaxy FM, and provided several guest mixes on Above and Beyond’s huge Trance Around the World Show.
2007 saw the launch of a new chapter in Will’s dj’ing career when he teamed up with some old friends to launch Digital Society, a brand new concept in his home town of Leeds. The monthly night, now having celebrated its 3rd birthday with a outstanding event at the O2 academy Leeds has featured the cream of the nu-breed and the more established trance artists and has been dubbed the ‘saviour of UK trance events’ and ‘the Holy Grail of Northern clubbing’, not to mention ‘Trance Club Of The Year’ by Mixmag. With worldwide tour dates, Digital Society Recordings (a new sub-label of Enhanced and managed by Will) and their two compilations released already, this looks like another rosy chapter in the story of Will Holland.
Add to that recent international DJ dates, 4 Mixmag ‘Compilation of the Month’ awards, and finishing as a runner up in the ‘Best Mixmag Future Hero’, which was won by Andy Moor and you have some idea of the talent that Will possesses behind the decks and in the studio.
Will Holland is one artist you simply cannot ignore.
*** Latest Update ***
Summer's here and so is the rush of amazing new music. I'm not sure what happens but producers seem to be inspired as soon as the sun appears from its winter break. I've been feeling particularly inspired lately, as have many of the Enhanced artists and the release schedule for Enhanced is looking rather tasty from here on through to Autumn.
From myself, you can expect remixes for Tritonal, Steve Brian and Ferry Tayle, as well as my next release for which the vocals are just being finished off at the moment... it's a really emotional track and quite a bit slower than my usual tempo, as are the aforementioned remixes; I seem to be preferring it a little more groovy / techy at the moment.
I mentioned the new Enhanced releases; well you can expect some amazing new stuff from all the usual culprits overt the summer; Temple One, Estiva, Arty, Ferry Tayle, Sindre Eide, Suncatcher, Daniel Kandi, Anhken and others, as well as new recruits Vast Vision, Agulo, Poshout, Vascotia, 7 Skies and loads more... plus we have some huge, huge, huge remixes coming too! It's going to be a massive summer for us, especially with Enhanced Sessions Volume Two mixed by Tritonal and Ferry Tayle as well!
Gig wise, you can catch me at my Digital Society Residency, as well as dates across the UK and Europe, and believe it or not my debut in Ireland - its meant to have a fantastic crowd so looking forward to that!
Oh, and one last thing - the new Enhanced site is live, so check it out!!
See you soon
Will x ..
“Label Of The Year” MusiCritics
Will Holland pres The Enhanced Recordings Radio Show