The journey starts in 2004. James ‘Wandii’ and Andi met online in May 2004, and Andi became the first DJ to truly support Wandii’s tracks. They finally bit the bullet in 2006, and met up in real life – unsure whether the other would turn out to be an old man instead of the hot blonde they had claimed to be. Turns out they were both guys who loved trance, so that was enough. In 2008, after a chat over some pizza– pepperoni to be exact– Karanda was born.
Their first release ‘Karanda’ struck gold, receiving support from Armin van Buuren on A State of Trance, and later their track ‘Shuffle’ was supported by Judge Jules on Radio 1. After trying out different styles to find their true ‘sound’, their first vocal track with David Call ‘On Hold’ was signed with Coldharbour and supported by Markus Schulz, Sander van Doorn, and Rank 1 just to name a few! Markus Schulz and Mark Sherry also played it out at Trance Energy 2010.
Following this, Markus Schulz requested they remix ‘Last Man Standing’ from his album ‘Do You Dream’. They worked hard on the remix, and it was released on the remixes album. And in May 2011, a last minute opportunity arose for them to remix Bart Claessen’s 2010 track ‘Hartseer’ for a new compilation by Ferry Corsten, and this gained their first support from Above & Beyond.
Further support came when they entered the remix competition for Above & Beyond’s ‘You Got To Go’, where they came third place out of hundreds of entries. After working hard on a new EP, Karanda signed their new singles with Enhanced Music in late 2011 under the wing of Will Holland, gaining support from Kyau & Albert, Andy Moor, Tritonal, Solarstone, Jochen Miller and many more! They then remixed some of Enhanced’s upcoming releases, one of which was supported by Armin van Buuren.
With plenty of original tracks, remixes and even acoustic mixes, Wandii and Andi are continuously busy in the studio now! Each year gets better and better not only for the productions, but for the ever-growing recognition. Their dream is to travel the world and spread their love for the music in not only their productions, but through DJ’ing as well. And with their hard work ethic alongside the desire to always learn and improve, who knows what the years to come may bring.
02. Emma Hewitt – Miss You Paradise (Shogun Remix) [S107]
03. Husman – P.O.W. [Mainstage]
04. Mark Eteson & Meredith Call – Together (Duderstadt Remix) [Garuda]
05. Maor Levi – Won’t Say No [Anjunabeats]
06. Karanda – Titan [Enhanced Progressive]
07. Heatbeat & Estiva feat. Tania Zygar – Death Of Roses (Karanda Mashup) [CDR]
08. Karanda – Skyfall [Alter Ego]
09. Tritonal feat. Cristina Soto – Everafter (Tritonal Club Mix) [Air Up There]
10. Fredda.L feat. Sandra Passero – Charades (Karanda Remix) [Enhanced Progressive]
11. Will Holland feat. Jeza – Every Heartbeat (Beat Service Remix) [Enhanced]
File Size – 102.1 MB
Length – 01:02:29