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Chris (left) and Alexandre (right) van den Hoef
Chris (left) and Alexandre (right) van den Hoef
Background information
OriginOrangeville, Ontario, Canada
Los Angeles, California, United States
Years active2012–present
Associated acts
  • Alexandre van den Hoef
  • Christopher van den Hoef

Dvbbs (stylized as DVBBS; pronounced "dubs") is a Canadian EDM duo formed in 2012, composed of brothers Chris Chronicles (born Christopher van den Hoef, January 1, 1990) and Alex Andre (born 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. The two DJs lived in Athens, Greece for two years. They are currently based in Los Angeles, California,[3] as well as Toronto, Ontario, 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.



Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Details
Nothing to See Here[13]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details Peak chart positions
We Were Young[15]
  • Released: December 22, 2014
  • Label: Kanary
  • Format: Digital download
Beautiful Disaster
  • Released: December 2, 2016
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • Format: Digital download
Blood of My Blood[16]
  • Released: October 20, 2017
  • Label: Kanary, Ultra
  • Format: Digital download
"—" denotes an extended play that did not chart or was not released.


Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
"Love & Lies" 2012 Non-album singles
"We Are Electric"
(featuring Simon Wilcox)
"We Know"
(with Swanky Tunes and Eitro)
(with Borgeous)
80 14 1 8 3 14 1 3 17
  • GLF: 2× Platinum[26]
  • FIMI: Gold
(with Borgeous and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike)
30 129 We Were Young
(with Vinai)
2014 84 Non-album single
"Tsunami (Jump)"
(with Borgeous featuring Tinie Tempah)
  • ARIA: Platinum[27]
  • BPI: Gold
(with Tony Junior)
We Were Young
"We Were Young"
"Gold Skies"
(with Sander van Doorn and Martin Garrix featuring Aleesia)
57 57 183 94 49 Gold Skies
"Deja Vu"
(with Joey Dale featuring Delora)
We Were Young
(with Dropgun featuring Sanjin)
(with Jay Hardway)
2015 Non-album singles
"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)
52 83
"Without U"
(with Steve Aoki featuring 2 Chainz)
2017 Steve Aoki Presents Kolony
"You Found Me"
(featuring Belly)
Blood of My Blood
"Parallel Lines"
(with CMC$ featuring Happy Sometimes)
(featuring Cisco Adler)
"Make It Last"
(with Nervo)
"Good Time"
(featuring 24hrs)
"I Love It"
(with Cheat Codes)[29]
2018 Level 1
(with Blackbear)[30]
67 Non-album single
"Listen Closely"
(featuring Safe)[31]
Nothing to See Here
"Somebody Like You"[32]
(featuring Saro)
(featuring Bridge)[33]
"Need U"[34]
"Wrong About You"[35] 2020
"Tinted Eyes"
(featuring Blackbear and 24kGoldn)[36]
62 Non-album single
(with Sondr featuring Keelan Donovan)
Nothing to See Here
"No Time"[38]
(with Cheat Codes featuring Wiz Khalifa and Prince$$ Rosie)
Non-album singles
"West Coast"
(featuring Quinn XCII)[39]
"—" 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,” Archived 2013-06-25 at the Wayback Machine MSN Entertainment Canada, October 5, 2012.
  2. ^ “DUBBS Shocks the House,” Archived 2011-03-20 at the Wayback Machine 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. ^ "Nothing to See Here by DVBBS on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved September 5, 2020.
  14. ^ "DVBBS - Chart history (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 13, 2016.
  15. ^ "We Were Young by DVBBS on Apple Music".
  16. ^ Kat Bein (September 22, 2017). "R&B and Future-Pop Get Cozy on DVBBS' NERVO Collab 'Make It Last': Listen". Billboard.
  17. ^ "DVBBS Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
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  25. ^ "Discographie DVBBS". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien.
  26. ^ http://www.sverigetopplistan.se (Click "search all records" and view 21st February 2014. Then click "visa" on "Tsunami")
  27. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 25, 2014. Retrieved July 22, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  28. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 36, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Archived from the original on September 15, 2016. Retrieved September 10, 2016.
  29. ^ "I Love It – Single by Cheat Codes & DVBBS". iTunes Store (AU). Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  30. ^ "IDWK – Single by DVBBS & Blackbear". iTunes Store (CA). Retrieved June 1, 2018.
  31. ^ "Listen Closely (feat. Safe) - Single by DVBBS on Apple Music". iTunes Store. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  32. ^ Saponara, Michael (March 8, 2019). "DVBBS teams up With Saro for moody 'Somebody Like You': Premiere". Billboard. Archived from the original on March 14, 2019. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  33. ^ Kassam, Alshaan (2019-05-06). "Free yourself this summer with DVBBS new single "GOMF" feat. BRIDGE". Earmilk. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
  34. ^ Bein, Kat (August 15, 2019). "Dvbbs chase summer highs on new track 'Need U': Exclusive". Billboard. Archived from the original on August 25, 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  35. ^ Karakolis, Konstantinos (March 21, 2020). "DVBBS change course with house single 'Wrong About You'". EDM.com. Archived from the original on March 24, 2020. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  36. ^ "Tinted Eyes (feat. blackbear & 24kGoldn) - Single by DVBBS on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved June 26, 2020.
  37. ^ "Swim (feat. Keelan Donovan) - Single by DVBBS & Sondr on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  38. ^ "No Time (feat. PRINCE$$ ROSIE & Wiz Khalifa) - Single by Cheat Codes & DVBBS on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  39. ^ "West Coast (feat. Quinn XCII) - Single by DVBBS on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved October 16, 2020.