DVBBS Interview | Fridge Festival.
DVBBS (pronounced “dubz”) are a Canadian dance music duo formed in 2012, composed of brothers Chris Chronicles (Christopher van den Hoef) and Alex Andre (Alexandre van den Hoef). These guys are all known to release smashing hits on a regular basis. brandnite TV met the energetic duo during the Fridge Festival in Austria.
The Van den Hoef are natives of Orangeville, Ontario. Their father is Dutch and migrated to Canada, their mother is Greek. The two DJs are of Dutch and Greek descent and lived in Athens, Greece for two years. They are currently based in Los Angeles, California and are signed with Josh Herman at STRVCTVRE Artist Management.
DVBBS spent two months recording their debut, Initio, released in March 2012. The EP features influences from a variety of genres, including house, electronic, dubstep and reggae. Their greatest hit came with “Tsunami”. At first the authorship of the track was not revealed.
The single had been popular at festivals for months prior to its official public release. It had been promoted by Dutch DJ Sander van Doorn, although he denied being the producer. The song was confirmed by Pete Tong to be the work of DVBBS and Borgeous when Tong played the song on his BBC Radio 1 show on August 16, 2013.
It was officially released on Sander Van Doorn’s label Doorn Records on August 19, 2013. The song charted worldwide on iTunes, reaching #1 in the Netherlands, and charting in Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Canada and Germany. It also reached #1 on the Beatport 100. A vocal remix featuring British rapper Tinie Tempahentitled “Tsunami (Jump)” was released in Tempah’s native United Kingdom in March 2014, on Ministry of Sound Recordings.
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