Billy Van (musician)
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|Genres||dubstep, drumstep, drum and bass, electro house, glitch hop, moombahton|
|Occupation(s)||Music producer, DJ|
Billy Van is an American DJ and music producer from Bloomington, Indiana, where he studied recording arts at Indiana University. The Billy Van MashUps! was Billy Van's introduction as a mixer and producer. These tracks consisted of taking pop hits and reconstituting them together "harmonically and lyrically," with new vocals and his own production.
Billy Van released an EP featuring remixes of LMFAO, Breathe Carolina, Chris Brown, Lights, and Eiffel 65, entitled The Cardigan EP. Partnering with BitTorrent and uTorrent, Billy Van released this EP along with its instrumental-only counterpart as a featured media bundle, downloadable for free. This promotion campaign resulted in a total of over 7 million downloads.
Billy Van released his first full-length album, Retro Punch, in October 2012. Retro Punch debuted at number 61 in the iTunes Top 100 Dance Charts. Prior to releasing the album, Billy Van released his first single "Can't Explain," with an official music video.
Albums & EPs
- The Cardigan EP - Fact Music Group - February 28, 2012
- Retro Punch - Fact Music Group - October 23, 2012
- "Beatport Billy Van DJ Profile". March 28, 2013.
- "Fact Music Group Billy Van Bio". March 28, 2013.
- "How Billy Van Went From 2,000 To 100,000 Fans (Case study)". March 28, 2013.
- "Dubstep Master and Rising Star Billy Van is Now Available on BitTorrent". March 15, 2012.
- "Too Good for Radio Album Stream: Billy Van – Retro Punch". October 28, 2012.
- "Billy Van Official "About" Page". March 25, 2013.
- "Billy Van releases new video for single "Can't Explain"". September 10, 2012.