Dzeko & Torres

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Dzeko & Torres
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Background information
OriginCanada Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Years active2007–2016
LabelsSpinnin' Records, Musical Freedom, DOORN Records, Dim Mak Records
Past membersLuis Torres
Julian Dzeko
Websitedzekoandtorres.com

Dzeko & Torres was a Canadian production and DJ duo based in Toronto, Ontario. Their style was a combination of progressive house and electro, with influences from Avicii, Lazy Rich, Umek, and Alesso.

History[edit]

2007 - 2010[edit]

Luis Torres and Julian Dzeko met on an online forum for all-age club events in Toronto. Torres was working as a graphic designer and photographer, while Dzeko was promoting events. Both men learned to mix using FL Studio, with Torres, who taught piano before leaning to produce, also handling keyboards. They started DJing together and co-producing original material; in 2008, they released their single "Confronted" on DJ Chuckie’s Dirty Dutch Digital Vol. 4.[1] Their song "Again" was remixed by Joe Ghost in 2010.[2]

Julian Dzeko and Luis Torres

2012 & Hey EP[edit]

By January 2012, they had opened for a number of major touring DJs in the Greater Toronto Area, such as Sebastian Ingrosso, Hardwell, Marcus Schossow, Porter Robinson, Erick Morillo, Michael Woods and Quintino. In early 2012 they released an unofficial remix of Of Monsters And Men‘s "King and Lionheart, which reached No. 1 on Hype Machine. Also in 2012, the duo released a remix of Trey Songz "Heart Attack" on Atlantic Records. By late 2012, their tracks had been played on shows such as Tiësto’s Club Life and Paul Oakenfold’s Planet Perfecto. They also premiered an unreleased track, "Togi," on David Guetta's radio show Radio DJ Mix.

Their track "Hey" premiered on Steve Aoki's BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2012.[3] Aoki then asked the duo to create a full EP, and that led to the three-track Hey, released on December 18, 2012 on Dim Mak Records. The EP's track "Buppy" first appeared on blogs in late fall of 2012; the third track was "Check This Out", and the EP received favourable reviews. In December 2012, they signed to the AM Only booking agency, and released an official remix of "Strange Attractor" by Animal Kingdom. In January 2013 the duo appeared in the web series The Aoki Files.[4]

External video
video icon Dzeko & Torres – Highline (Original Mix) (Dec 40, 2013)
video icon John Martin – Anywhere For You (Tiësto vs Dzeko & Torres Remix) (March 19, 2014)

By the end of 2012 the band had toured in both Europe and throughout North America. In 2013, they played at The BPM Festival, the Ultra Music Festival and the Winter Music Conference. Other gigs in 2013 included the Chasing Summer Festival, the Electric Zoo Festival in New York City, Coachella, and Tomorrowland.[5]

2013—2016[edit]

Dzeko lecturing at Harvard University as part of a series for the Harvard College Electronic Music Collective.

In 2013, Dzeko & Torres released their collaborative single "Togi", with Crossways, on Monstercat. In April 2014 they were working with Tiësto's Musical Freedom label, releasing several singles. In 2014 a music video for the Tiësto and Dzeko & Torres Remix of "Anywhere For You" by John Martin was released on YouTube.[6] The video shows scenes from John Martin's original video along with added footage of the DJs in action and lyrics.[7] In February 2014 they returned to Monstercat to release their remix of Pegboard Nerds' "Bassline Kickin'". They continued to tour as of July 2014, performing at the Annual Summer White Party in Salt Lake City.

In 2016, Dzeko and Torres announced that they would be halting their partnership to focus on their solo careers.[8]

In August 2020 however, Torres released his first single as a solo artist titled "Come Down" featuring Mkla.[9]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Hey!
  • Released: December 18, 2012
  • Label: Dim Mak
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
BEL FIN FRA NL SWI
"Confronted" 2008 Dirty Dutch Digital Vol. 4.
"Again"
(featuring Majid)
2010 Non-album singles
"Trick Me"
"Get F'd Up"
(with dBerrie)
2011
"Sour"
"Friction"
"Diamond Rings"
(with Jed Harper and Michael Woods)
2012
"Y3AH"
"Hey" Hey!
"Buppy"
"Check This Out"
"Any Day"
(with Jus Jack featuring Gallantry)
2013 Non-album singles
"Togi"
(with Crossways)
"Hurricane"
(with Sarah McLeod)
"Down To This"
(with Chuckie)
"Highline"
"Tutankhamun"
(with Borgeous)
2014
"Ganja"
(with MOTi)
"Alarm" 2015
"Air"
(featuring Delaney Jane)
"For You"
(with Maestro Harrell featuring Delora)
"Lose Your Mind"
(with Andres Fresko)
"Imaginate"
(with Kshmr)
"L'Amour Toujours" (Tiësto Edit)
(featuring Delaney Jane)
37
[10]
17
[11]
49
[12]
92
[13]
74
[14]
"Home"
(featuring Alex Joseph)
2016
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released.

Remixes[edit]

2010

  • Alternative Reality and Christian Planes featuring Crystal – "I Gotta Have Your Love" (Dzeko & Torres Remix)[15]

2011

  • Jus Jack featuring Black Dogs – "Can't Wait" (Dzeko & Torres Remix)[16]
  • Yug featuring SoJay – "Doin'" (Dzeko & Torres 'What Are We' Remix)"[17]

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Further reading[edit]

Interviews
  • "An Interview With Dzeko & Torres". PremierLife.ca. January 31, 2012.
  • "Exclusive interview: Dzeko and Torres". The Top Sound. May 30, 2012.
  • "elektro Exclusive Interview w/ Dzeko and Torres + 'HEY' EP Out Now". Elektro Daily. December 18, 2012. Archived from the original on September 8, 2014.
  • "Out Now: Dzeko & Torres release 3-track 'HEY' EP on Dim Mak Records + Exclusive Interview". The Beat Mill. December 18, 2012.
  • "Dzeko & Torres Talk Food, Beginnings, Dance Music in Canada & more in an Interview with FNT". Fresh New Tracks. December 29, 2012.
  • "Dzeko and Torres + Moti talk with us about the future of Tiesto's Musical Freedom label". Electronic Current. April 18, 2014. Archived from the original on March 28, 2015. Retrieved September 8, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chuckie & Promise Land feat. Amanda Wilson – Breaking up (Dzeko & Torres Remix) [Free Download] | the Bangin Beats". thebanginbeats.com. Archived from the original on August 2, 2014. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  2. ^ "Elekro Exclusive Interview w/ Dzeko and Torres + 'HEY' EP Out Now | Elektro : Elektro Daily". www.elektrodaily.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  3. ^ "Steve Aoki – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2012 : 2 Hour Long House Mix | this song is sick". thissongissick.com. Archived from the original on June 8, 2015. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  4. ^ "Dzeko & Torres give us an inside look on 'Hey EP'". December 18, 2012.
  5. ^ "Bump Heavy with Dzeko & Torres Tickets at Slide, 3/12/2014 in San Francisco - SF Gate". events.sfgate.com. Archived from the original on September 8, 2014. Retrieved January 27, 2022.
  6. ^ John Martin – Anywhere For You (Tiësto vs Dzeko & Torres Remix) - YouTube
  7. ^ Tiësto remixes John Martin's 'Anywhere For You' – music video premiere – Music News - Digital Spy
  8. ^ Jones, Connor (November 28, 2016). "Dzeko & Torres Announce Major Changes For The Future". We Got This Covered. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  9. ^ "Come Down (feat. Mkla) - Single by Luis Torres on Apple Music". Apple Music. August 7, 2020. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  10. ^ "Dzeko & Torres feat. Delaney Jane - L'amour toujours (Tiësto Edit)". ultratop.be. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  11. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dzeko & Torres feat. Delaney Jane - L'amour toujours (Tiësto Edit)". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  12. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dzeko & Torres feat. Delaney Jane - L'amour toujours (Tiësto Edit)". lescharts.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  13. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dzeko & Torres feat. Delaney Jane - L'amour toujours (Tiësto Edit)". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  14. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dzeko & Torres feat. Delaney Jane - L'amour toujours (Tiësto Edit)". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  15. ^ "IGotta Have Your Love Feat. Crystal (Dzeko & Torres Remix) by Alternative Reality, Christian Planes on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  16. ^ "Can't Wait (Dzeko & Torres Remix) [feat. Black Dogs] (Original Mix) by Black Dogs, Jus Jack on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  17. ^ "Doin' feat. SoJay (Dzeko & Torres What Are We Remix) by Yug on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  18. ^ "Who Is Ready To Jump (Dzeko & Torres Remix) by Chuckie on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  19. ^ Stevo (July 10, 2012). "Animal Kingdom - Strange Attractor (Dzeko & Torres Remix)". Edmsauce.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  20. ^ "Breaking Up feat. Amanda Wilson (Dzeko & Torres Remix) by Chuckie, Amanda Wilson, Promise Land on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  21. ^ "Ooh feat. Rob Roy (Dzeko & Torres Remix) by Rob Roy, Steve Aoki on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  22. ^ "Safe and Sound Remix". SoundCloud. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  23. ^ "Imagine Dragons - Demons (Dzeko & Torres Sunset Remix)". YouTube. November 29, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  24. ^ "Bassline Kickin (Dzeko & Torres Remix) by Pegboard Nerds on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  25. ^ "John Martin - Anywhere For You (Tiësto vs Dzeko & Torres Remix)". YouTube. March 19, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  26. ^ "Be Okay (Dzeko & Torres Remix) by Oh Honey on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  27. ^ "Kiesza - Hideaway (Dzeko & Torres Remix) [Free Download". EDMTunes. April 7, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  28. ^ "Little Daylight - My Life (Dzeko & Torres Remix)". SoundCloud. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  29. ^ "Faded (Dzeko & Torres Remix) by Zhu on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  30. ^ "Surrender (Dzeko & Torres Remix) by Cash Cash on Beatport". Beatport.com. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  31. ^ "ALL WE NEED FEAT. SHY GIRLS (DZEKO & TORRES REMIX)". Beatport. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  32. ^ Farella, Dylan (May 21, 2015). "Zedd ft. Selena Gomez – I Want You To Know (Dzeko & Torress vs Maestro Harrell Remix)". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  33. ^ Thrilling Music (June 12, 2015). "Kygo - Firestone Ft. Conrad (Dzeko & Torres Remix)". YouTube. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  34. ^ Lewis, Leona (July 26, 2015). "Leona Lewis - Fire Under My Feet (Dzeko & Torres Remix)". YouTube. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  35. ^ Evans, Steph (August 19, 2015). "The best remixes of The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" so far". Earmilk. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  36. ^ "Bright Lights - Runaway (feat. 3LAU) [Dzeko & Torres Remix]". YouTube. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  37. ^ "STELLAR FEAT. JIMMY GNECCO DZEKO & TORRES EXTENDED REMIX". Beatport. Retrieved September 16, 2017.