Our crew arrives at the Tao Downtown nightclub early enough to scout out backdrops that will match the vivacious aesthetic of the DJ duo for tonight’s shoot. The soaring space makes it almost too easy to select spots that tap into the wow-factor energy Angel and Dren bring time and time again to their sets. As the space is quickly set up by our team and subdued with hip-hop beats, the luxe location swiftly transforms into a dream wardrobe/ultimate crash pad right before the twins make a lively entrance.
As they rush in from a Nike event, we are greeted by the beauties in full force. They are all smiles and hugs but ready to get to down to business. The two are all too familiar with jumping from party to party, and tonight’s late-night photo shoot is nothing new. Remarkably, Angel and Dren are filled with contagious energy that kicks off the evening with a bang.
The pair slips in and out of designer mainstays like Balenciaga and newcomers like Sander Lak’s Sies Marjan almost as effortlessly as they spin beats night after night. Throughout the shoot, they bring a natural it-factor that’s refreshingly sexy without even the hint of trying. From a sleek soirée look featuring a burnt orange Paco Rabanne chain-mail dress, to a sportier vibe provided by an embellished Maison Margiela jumpsuit, the sisters are powerful and poised in every look. “Each selection has a look-good, feel-good vibe, which we both love,” expresses Dren. “The looks alternate from sporty to edgy, which fall directly in line with our everyday style.”
Angel and Dren thrive on the energy of the photo-shoot, just as if they were in the DJ booth. Unlike traditional DJs, they have the luxury of each being able to interact with the audience while the other is spinning. “Of course we focus on spinning great tunes,” Angel expresses, “But we also pay close attention to the energy in the room. I think that sets us apart in an industry that is saturated with amazing talent.”
After spending the evening with Angel and Dren and discussing everything from their blossoming careers to their favorite spots to spin, one thing is for certain: their down-to-earth energy is truly radiant and shined throughout the night. With our last goodbyes, the DJs made sure to invite us to their next set to hang and dance to their beats. After tonight, we’re certain that we will take them up on their offer to party the night away soon.