Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike in TomorrowWorld 2013.jpg
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike performing at TomorrowWorld 2013
Background information
Birth name
  • Dimitri Thivaios
  • Michael Thivaios
Born May 16, 1982 (Dimitri Vegas) and December 2, 1985 (Like Mike)
Willebroek, Belgium
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • Record Producer
Instruments
  • Keyboards
  • Mixer
  • Synthesizer
Years active 2007–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website dimitrivegasandlikemike.com
Members
  • Dimitri Thivaios (Dimitri Vegas)
  • Michael Thivaios (Like Mike)

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike is a Belgian DJ and record producer duo, composed of brothers Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios. They were ranked No. 1 in 2015 and were ranked No. 2 in 2014, 2016 and 2017 on DJ Mag's Top 100 DJs list.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Born in Belgium, Dimitri and Michael Thivaios are of Greek origin[3] The brothers grew up in the Flemish town of Willebroek. They began to make their first steps as DJ's reportedly at a young age.[4] Very quickly, they made several appearances in small clubs and were resident BeatFM radio DJs. Dimitri then left Flanders in 1999 and began touring Europe. He lived in Mallorca and then in Halkidiki, Greece before moving to Ibiza in 2003, where he was a resident in major clubs such as Privilege and Space.[5]

History[edit]

They appeared as Tomorrowland Hosts for the first time and were allowed to make the anthem of the festival, this was "Tomorrow (Give in to the Night)" with Dada Life and Tara McDonald, which was released by the label of the duo, Smash The House. Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike returned to make the anthem, this time with Afrojack and NERVO.[6]

On 12 May 2016, the brothers picked up three awards including ‘Best Global DJ’ for a second year in a row, as well as ‘Best Big Room DJ’, and ‘Best Music Video’ for their collaboration with Ummet Ozcan ‘The Hum’, which reached #1 in the singles chart in Belgium at the EMPO Awards, Mexico and earned them a Platinum record in their home country.[7]

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

DJ Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Outcome Ref.
2014 Best Electro House DJ N/A Nominated [8]
2015 Best Electro/Progressive House DJ Nominated [9]
Best International DJ Nominated
2016 Best Big Room House DJ Nominated [10]
Best International DJ Nominated
2017 Best Big Room House DJ Nominated [11]

DJ Magazine top 100 DJs[edit]

Year Position Notes Ref.
2011 79 New Entry [12]
2012 38 N/A
2013 6 N/A
2014 2 N/A
2015 1 N/A
2016 2 N/A
2017 2 N/A
2018 2 N/A

International Dance Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Outcome Ref.
2013 Best Breakthrough DJ N/A Won [13]
2014 Best European DJ N/A Won [14]
Best Group N/A Won
2015 Best European DJ N/A Won [15]
Best Group N/A Nominated
2016 Best R&B/Urban Dance Track "Higher Place" Nominated [16]
Best Electro/Progressive House Track "Higher Place" Nominated
"The Hum" Nominated
Best European DJ N/A Won
Best Group N/A Won

NRJ Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Outcome Ref.
2016 Best Collaboration of the Year N/A Nominated [17]
DJ Award D'Honneur Won

WDM Radio Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Outcome Ref.
2017 Best Party DJ N/A Nominated [18]
2018 Best Bass Track "Complicated" Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DJ Mag: Top 100 DJ's". DJ Mag. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - Artists - AMF Festival". AMF Festival. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  3. ^ "Artist Biography by Aneet Nijjar" --Allmusic
  4. ^ "Lake Festival 2016 - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike". www.lake-festival.at. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  5. ^ "DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE nominated at MTV EMA's". 2014-09-17. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  6. ^ "Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike - Artists - AMF Festival". AMF Festival. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  7. ^ "Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have won three EMPO Awards!". 2016-05-11. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  8. ^ http://www.trancefixxed.co.uk/news/dj-awards-2014/
  9. ^ http://www.trancefixxed.co.uk/news/dj-awards-2015/
  10. ^ http://www.trancefixxed.co.uk/news/dj-awards-2016/
  11. ^ http://www.trancefixxed.co.uk/news/dj-awards-2017/
  12. ^ https://djmag.com/top-100-djs/poll-2017-dimitri-vegas-mike
  13. ^ http://www.wintermusicconference.com/events/idmas/index.php?wmcyear=2013#idmanominees
  14. ^ http://www.wintermusicconference.com/events/idmas/index.php?wmcyear=2014#idmanominees
  15. ^ http://www.wintermusicconference.com/events/idmas/index.php?wmcyear=2015#idmanominees
  16. ^ http://www.wintermusicconference.com/events/idmas/index.php?wmcyear=2016#idmanominees
  17. ^ "Palmares NRJ DJ AWARDS 2016 - Meilleurs DJs". NRJ.fr (in French). Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  18. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20170307162620/http://los40.com.mx/especiales/wdm-Radio-Awards/nominados-wdm.html?int=news-wdm-40mexico

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