They’ve just come from their back-to-back mainstage set at Tomorrowland, but R3HAB and W&W aren’t done just yet, instead, they’ve teamed up for this big-room house anthem single, titled “Million Places”. Accompanying the track is a music video filled with scenes from Tomorrowland, transporting viewers to the globally known festival. This new single acts as the follow-up to Sam Feldt’s remix of R3HAB’s collaboration with INNA and SASH! on the single “Rock My Body“; and W&W’s collaboration with AXMO on the single “Ritmo De La Noche (Vamos a La Playa)”.
R3HAB, real name Fadil El Ghoul, is a multi-platinum DJ and producer with many hits to his name. He has remixed songs from some of the biggest artists in the world including Rihanna, Drake, Taylor Swift, and Calvin Harris, released tracks that have been global successes such as “All Around the World (La La La)” which was a collaboration with A Touch of Class and “Revolution” which was a collaboration with NERVO and Ummet Ozcan, and has worked with a number of stars from the likes of Sofia Carson and Zayn to Luis Fonsi and EXO to INNA and Timmy Trumpet. His work has collected over 9 billion streams to date, including 1.1 billion in 2022 alone. He has performed all over the world including EDC, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Balaton Sound, Coachella, Summer Sonic Festival, and DWP Jakarta, and he is within the top 15 DJs in the world according to DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs chart. He is a household name in the EDM world, and it’s no surprise since he has excellent artistry. We expect he’ll have a few more global hits in the coming years.
As for W&W, they are a DJ and production duo consisting of Willem van Hanegem & Ward van der Harst. They have remixed for the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Ed Sheeran, released chart-successful hits “Bigfoot” and “Waves” in collaboration with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and worked with the likes of Hardwell, Fatman Scoop, Lil Jon, and Darren Styles. On top of all that, they have also been successful under the alias NWYR, where they release more trance-inspired tracks and live sets, which is a reflection back to their initial roots when they first started making music together back in 2007. They have been in the top 20 of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs since 2013.
Talking about this track, R3HAB said: “After months of testing and finessing, Willem, Ward, and I are excited to officially release ‘Million Places’. It was inspiring to premiere this record at Tomorrowland Winter during our b2b set, and we agreed the record was ready to release after the great response at Tomorrowland Mainstage last month. It’s our fourth and most anticipated collab, and I think our work keeps getting better.”
Adding to this, W&W said: “Loved working on this one with R3HAB, the vocals instantly hit us, and it’s goosebumps every time we play it.”
Watch the official music video to “Million Places” by R3HAB and W&W here:
Written by Cimo Fränkel, Fadil El Ghoul, Rik Annema, Ward van der Harst, and Willem van Hanegem, whilst it has been produced by R3HAB and W&W, “Million Places” is a ’90s nostalgic dancefloor anthem filled with ethereal vocals that truly takes it back for the ’90s babies, mixed around a modern big-room house sound. Doing what they do best, R3HAB and W&W mix in expansive synths and undulating basslines, alongside an intensive tempo that all comes to a head with the explosive big-room beats that are sure to get any dancefloor or festival going. Perfect for the end of summer, “Million Places” is set to become a major party hit and that one song that will always take you back to that one festival where you first heard it – which quite possibly could be Tomorrowland 2023 for many of its listeners. Sounding like something from the ’90s dance scene but remixed to 11 and brought into 2023, “Million Places” is an unforgettable tune that just shows how iconic these artists truly are.
As for the music video, we watch multiple clips stitched together from R3HAB and W&W working on the song together, to behind-the-scenes of Tomorrowland, to their incredible sets on the day. Once again, here is another music video that makes us see what we’re missing out on at Tomorrowland – one day we will be there! About 600 DJs performed across 14 different stages, this year, taking place in Boom, Belgium. R3HAB and W&W’s back-to-back sets took place on the mainstage and it sure looked like the rain clouds came out to rave away too, but a bit of rain never stopped anyone – if anything it made it more fun, as these awesome wet videos prove. These three guys have a brilliant friendship and their love of music clearly makes the collaborative process effortless. We hope to hear more incredible bangers and more awesome visuals of their camaraderie in the near future.
Stream the newly-released single on Spotify here:
“Million Places”, by R3HAB and W&W, is available to download and stream, right now, across all platforms, via CYB3RPVNK, under exclusive license to Rave Culture Music.