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.
The story so far
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.
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 aswell. And with their hard work ethic alongside the desire to always learn and improve, who knows
what the years to come may bring!
The radio show
Twice a month they host a two-hour show on Digitally Imported radio. The Karanda Show can be heard every second and fourth Saturday of the month (at
1PM EST/6PM GMT/7PM CET) on trance channel at www.di.fm.
And if you like what you hear, you can download the show for free on iTunes or at