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DVBBS 2016.jpg
Chris (left) and Alexandre (right) van den Hoef
Background information
Origin Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
Genres Electronic Dance Music, Big Room House, Electro House Future Bass
Years active 2012–present
Associated acts Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Borgeous, Sander van Doorn, Jay Hardway, Tinie Tempah, KSHMR, Tony Junior, MOTi
  • Alexandre van den Hoef
  • Christopher van den Hoef

DVBBS (pronounced "dubs") are a Canadian electronic duo formed in 2012, composed of brothers Chris Chronicles (b. Christopher van den Hoef, January 1, 1990) and Alex Andre (b. Alexandre van den Hoef, October 17, 1991).[1][2]




The Van den Hoefs are natives of Orangeville, Ontario.[3] Their father is Dutch and migrated to Canada, their mother is Greek Canadian as well as their stepsister. The two DJs lived in Athens, Greece for two years. They are currently based in Los Angeles, California,[3] as well as Toronto, Canada, and are signed with Josh Herman at STRVCTVRE Artist Management.

DVBBS spent two months recording their EP, 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". 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 BBC Radio 1 show on August 16, 2013.[8] It was officially released on Sander Van Doorn's label Doorn Records on August 19, 2013.[7][9] It also reached #1 on the Beatport 100.[10] A vocal remix featuring British rapper Tinie Tempah entitled "Tsunami (Jump)" was released in Tempah's native United Kingdom in March 2014, on Ministry of Sound Recordings.

Live performances[edit]

DVBBS live at Airbeat One Festival 2016 in Germany

DVBBS have performed with Tiësto, NERVO, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Showtek, Sander Van Doorn, DJ Snake and others.[3][6] In 2013, they joined Adventure Club for their North American fall/winter tour,[11] and were to perform at numerous music festivals.[12] The duo have been playing at mainstage Tomorrowland (festival), Ultra Music Festival, and Creamfields, among many others.



Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Beautiful Disaster
  • Released: December 2, 2016
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • Format: Digital download


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
(with Borgeous)
2013 80 14 1 8 3 14 1 3 17 Non-album singles
(with Borgeous vs. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike)
30 129
(with VINAI)
2014 84
"Tsunami (Jump)"
(with Borgeous featuring Tinie Tempah)
1 Demonstration
(with Tony Junior)
Non-album singles
"We Were Young"
"Gold Skies"
(with Sander van Doorn, Martin Garrix featuring Aleesia)
57 57 183 94 49 Gold Skies
"Deja Vu"
(with Joey Dale featuring Delora)
Non-album singles
(with Dropgun featuring Sanjin)
(with Jay Hardway)
"White Clouds"
"Never Leave" 84
(featuring Dante Leon)
"La La Land"
(with Shaun Frank featuring Delaney Jane)
93 157 41
(with MOTi)
"24K" Beautiful Disaster
"Ur on My Mind" 82
"Not Going Home"
(with CMC$ featuring Gia Koka)
"Without U"
(with Steve Aoki feat. 2 Chainz)
2017 TBA
"You Found Me"
(feat. Belly)
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  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),” Archived 2013-09-23 at the Wayback Machine. DJ Magazine, August 16, 2013.
  10. ^ Sean Lewis, “DVBBS and Borgeous storm the Beatport 100 with ‘Tsunami’,” Archived 2013-09-26 at the Wayback Machine. Beatport, August 26, 2013.
  11. ^ “Adventure Club Announces Phase One of Superheroes Anonymous Tour,” youredm.com, August 20, 2013.
  12. ^ Katie Moran, “DVBBS & Borgeous hit us with ‘Tsunami’,” The DJ List, August 19, 2013.
  13. ^ "DVBBS - Chart history (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Discographie DVBBS". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  15. ^ "Discografie DVBBS". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  16. ^ "Discography DVBBS". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2014-03-17. 
  17. ^ "Discographie DVBBS". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  18. ^ "Discographie DVBBS". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  19. ^ "Discografie DVBBS". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  20. ^ "Discography DVBBS". Swedish Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  21. ^ "Discographie DVBBS". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien. 
  22. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 25, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2014. 
  23. ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/certified-awards.aspx
  24. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 36, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved September 10, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Canadian Music: Top 100 Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-04-18.