Award Winning Songwriting & Production Duo


With over 500 million streams under their belt, the dutch songwriting/production duo The Companions, consisting of Stefan van Leijsen & Sasha Rangas, have had a convincing run so far, having been a part of more than 70 releases in the last three years alone and having received multiple awards.

Stefan and Sasha both studied at the “Rockacademie”, a music college in Tilburg, but didn’t start working together till 2014, when they were in their fourth and third year respectively, and found out how similar their tastes in music are. From that moment they started collaborating more frequently until in mid 2015, they officially started “The Companions”.

Ever since then, they have been exponentially growing their resume, showcasing their versatility in a wide array of releases. Their credentials reach from “Ze Huilt Maar Ze Lacht” by Maan, which they co-wrote and produced, peaked at nr. 3 in the Dutch charts and already went certified gold in The Netherlands, to Mike Williams & Mesto’s “Wait Another Day”, which has had massive airplay on Dutch radio. They also have credits on (multiple) tracks with Aloe Blacc, Mike Perry, Tino Martin, Roxeanne Hazes and Trijntje Oosterhuis, to name a few.

At the core of every song The Companions are a part of, you’ll find catchy melodies and strong hooks that resonate with many different kinds of people, hence their broad musical color pallete of releases. They believe the strength of their team lies in the fact that they each bring their own unique qualities to the table, resulting in a duo that perfectly complements each other. Therefore they always say that in their case 1+1=3.




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