Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s path
from celebrated DJs to dominating the global electronic music scene has been on
a constant, upward trajectory. Becoming the first ever duo to win the World #1
DJ’s crown at the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll, the pioneering brothers continue to
stand strong and take centre stage amongst the ever-changing musical landscape.
live combination of DJ sets and crowd-busting MCing has propelled them into
global stars. Leading to the duo winning awards including ‘Best Breakthrough
Act’, ‘Best European DJ’s’, 'Best European DJ’ & 'Best Artist Group' at the
IDMA’s, also garnering 2 x ‘Best Global DJ’ at the EMPO TV awards in Mexico, as
well as ‘Best Big Room’ and ‘Best Music Video’ for their star-touting anthem
‘The Hum’. Receiving further recognition at home as double winners of the MTV
EMA for ‘Best Belgian Act’, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have grown to become
of the most prominent dance music figures of modern times.
iconic clubs like Amnesia, Ministry of Sound, Green Valley and Ushuaïa Ibiza,
where the duo will hold a summer residency in 2017 with Garden of Madness, to
festival mainstages including EDC Las Vegas, EXIT festival, Electric Zoo NY and
Creamfields, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike possess an undeniably global appeal.
However, it’s their position as official mainstage residents and ‘Kings of
Tomorrowland’ which has seen them grow to an unprecedented level of stature,
playing their part in the incredible rise of the Belgian event that will see
360,000 revellers descend across 2 weekends for 2017.
launch of their ‘Bringing the Madness’ arena shows was another demonstration of
power. Amassing a collective 67 million+ YouTube views across 4 major events,
fans snapped up 60,000 tickets in just 60 minutes for their 2016 homecoming - a
feat previously only managed by legendary names such as U2, Madonna, Coldplay,
Beyoncé, and Michael Jackson. This arena concept has also seen sold-out shows
in Mexico and Germany, the latter seeing the duo smash the record for the most
attendees at a solo DJ show in Germany playing to 45,000 fans at the World Club
Dome Winter Edition show.
up support from top industry figures like Beats 1’s Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1’s
Pete Tong and Danny Howard, the boys have become a go-to act for major
recording artists. Whether it’s remixing Coldplay, The Chainsmokers, Lady Gaga
or scoring edits for Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, Snoop Dogg and Sean Paul, the
merit of their successes ultimately boils down to their legions of devoted fans
– and the figures say it all.
Vegas & Like Mike phenomenon is a story that continues to unfold. Netting
the #1 spot in their native Belgium going platinum with ‘The Hum’, their magic
touch was repeated as their Ne-Yo collaboration ‘Higher Place’ spent 10 weeks
atop of the Belgian singles chart. Securing the #1 Billboard Dance Chart spot
furthermore, this placing reoccurred with the release of their Diplo
collaboration ‘Hey Baby’. The popularity of ‘Hey Baby’ clearly reached a wide
span of fans as shortly after the singles release Disney Records invited the
brothers to rework the iconic theme song for the fifth instalment of their
blockbuster movie series ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. Working with Hans Zimmer
on the films lead score ‘He’s a Pirate’, the brothers added a big room flavour to
the new edition in the franchise, ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’. This collaboration
adds to an already impressive body of collaborative work that to date includes
studio time with the crème de la crème of artists in Steve Aoki, Ummet Ozcan,
Martin Garrix, Fatboy Slim, Afrojack, Lil Jon and Kid Ink.
ones to slow down, their consistently excellent placing within the DJ Mag Top
100 DJs Poll for 7 years annually including becoming the first DJ duo to take
the crowning #1 spot, an impressive feat by anyone’s standards, the duo’s
status continuing to be exemplified as the dynamic act retained their #2
position in this year’s standings, has only seen the duo propelled to even
greater heights as their relentless drive to continually provide their solid
and loyal fanbase with even greater and more exciting shows, music, and
madness, is likely to see Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ascend even beyond the
top tier of the electronic music scene.