DVBBS

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DVBBS
Origin Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
Genres Electro house, big room house,
Years active 2012–present
Labels Universal Music Canada
Kanary
Doorn Records
Spinnin' Records
Showland Records
Associated acts Borgeous, EITRO MOTi, Swanky Tunes
Members Alex Andre
Chris Andre

DVBBS (pronounced “dubs”) is a Canadian electronic music duo formed in 2012, composed of brothers Chris Andre (born Christopher van den Hoef, January 1, 1990) and Alex Andre (born Alexandre van den Hoef, October 17, 1991).[1][2] They are most famous for their joint international hit with Borgeous titled "Tsunami". The vocal remix of "Tsunami" entitled "Tsunami (Jump)", featuring Tinie Tempah, reached number 1 on the United Kingdom and Scotland charts.

History[edit]

Official DVBBS logo

Career[edit]

The Andre brothers are natives of Orangeville, Ontario.[3] They are currently based in Los Angeles, California,[3] and are signed with Josh Herman at STRVCTVRE Artist Management.

DVBBS spent two months recording their debut, Initio, released in March 2012.[1][4] The EP features influences from a variety of genres, including house, electronic, dubstep and reggae.[5][6]

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.[7] The song was confirmed by Pete Tong to be the work of DVBBS and Borgeous when Tong played the song on his show on BBC Radio 1 on August 16, 2013.[8] It was officially released on Sander Van Doorn's label Doorn Records on August 19, 2013.[7][9] The song charted worldwide on iTunes, reaching #1 in the Netherlands, also charted in Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Canada and Germany.[10] It also reached #1 on the Beatport 100.[11] A vocal remix featuring British rapper Tinie Tempah is due for release in Tempah's native United Kingdom in March 2014.

Live performances

DVBBS has performed with Tiësto, Steve Aoki, MSTRKRFT, LMFAO, Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, Dragonette, Far East Movement and others.[3][6] In 2013 they joined Adventure Club for their North American fall/winter tour,[12] and will be performing at numerous music festivals.[13]

Awards[edit]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Initio

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions
CAN AUT
[14]
BEL
(Vl)

[15]
DEN
[16]
FRA
[17]
GER
[18]
NL
[19]
SWE
[20]
SWI
[21]
UK
2012 "DRVGS"
(DVBBS feat. Hayley Gene)[A]
"Love & Lies"
(DVBBS)[A]
2013 "We Are Electric"
(DVBBS feat. Simon Vilcox)[B]
"Woozy Anthem"
(DVBBS & EITRO)[A]
"We Know"
(Swanky Tunes, DVBBS & EITRO)[C]
"Tsunami"
(DVBBS & Borgeous)[D]
90 14 1 8 3 14 1 3 17 1
"Stampede"
(Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. DVBBS & Borgeous)[E]
30 129
2014 "Raveology"
(DVBBS & VINAI)[E]
84
"Immortal"
(DVBBS & Tony Junior)[E]
"This Is Dirty"
(DVBBS & MOTi)[F]
"Goldskies"
(DVBBS & Sander van Doorn & Martin Garrix)[D]
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sean Plummer, “Toronto brothers Chris and Alex power DVBBS,” MSN Entertainment Canada, October 5, 2012.
  2. ^ “DUBBS Shocks the House,” MuchMusic, November 22, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c Jordan Nunziato, “Orangeville natives DVBBS to headline town’s 150th celebration,” Orangeville Citizen, June 13, 2013.
  4. ^ Bill Tremblay, “DVBBS headlines eclectic birthday bash,” Orangeville.com, June 27, 2013.
  5. ^ Cristina Almudevar, “Who is DVBBS?” The Cord Weekly, November 28, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Greg Belasco, “DVBBS – Initio,” Earmilk, March 13, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Zel McCarthy (August 16, 2013). "Sander van Doorn’s ‘Tsunami’ Mystery Almost Revealed". Billboard. Retrieved January 25, 2014. 
  8. ^ “Avicii World Exclusive, Ray Foxx, Felix Da Housecat, DJ W!ld & Chris Malinchak,” BBC Radio 1, August 16, 2013.
  9. ^ “DVBBS & Borgeous – Tsunami (Preview),” DJ Magazine, August 16, 2013.
  10. ^ "Dvbbs Worldwide iTunes Performance," kworb.net, as of September 18, 2013.
  11. ^ Sean Lewis, “DVBBS and Borgeous storm the Beatport 100 with ‘Tsunami’,” Beatport, August 26, 2013.
  12. ^ “Adventure Club Announces Phase One of Superheroes Anonymous Tour,” youredm.com, August 20, 2013.
  13. ^ Katie Moran, “DVBBS & Borgeous hit us with ‘Tsunami’,” The DJ List, August 19, 2013.
  14. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie DVBBS". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  15. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie DVBBS". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  16. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography DVBBS". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  17. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie DVBBS". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  18. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie DVBBS". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  19. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie DVBBS". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  20. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography DVBBS". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  21. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie DVBBS". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 

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