W&W and Ummet Ozcan, 'The Code': First Look

W&W

The Ultra Music Festival favorite gets a free-running clip on the mean streets of Queens, New York.

There’s plenty the CODE team likes about the new video for Dutch DJ/producers W&W and Ummet Ozcan’s festival banger, premiering below.

1

Its Name

The track is called “The Code.” Holla.

2

Beating Down Beatport

It was released in February on Hardwell’s Revealed label, and shot to the top of the Beatport chart after Ultra Music Festival in March, during which it was hammered by guys like Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren and David Guetta.

3

The Runner

The video features a hoodie-wearing free-runner Parkouring through the streets and sites of Long Island City, Queens, which contrary to its suburban name is just one subway stop east of midtown Manhattan. Our mysterious tumbler follows a path of spray-painted Revealed logos to famous graffiti-covered building 5 Pointz, the NYC-facing waterfront, and various dilapidated warehouses and dead end roads, all in the shadow of the omnipresent Queensboro Bridge. (Yes, one of our CODERs happens to live out there.)

4

The Big Reveal

The video ends with said Parkour runner revealing herself to be – gasp! – a woman, entering said “code” into a laptop sitting in said dilapidated warehouse, and being magically transformed into a club hottie, pleather pants and all. She’s then apparently ready to watch a live stream of W&W (Willem van Hanegem and Wardt van der Harst) and Ozcan in a packed arena somewhere in Europe, doing the Van Buuren/Evita arm hoist thing, and bobbing excitedly to their jackhammer beats. It must be so lonely, raving alone in that warehouse.

5

A Winning Close

Fortunately, the clip ends with our heroine, back in her hoodie, absconding with the laptop, hopefully to go find some friends with whom to share the magic.

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