Before we bring you the candid chat we had with the Belgian producer and DJ, here are some facts about Yves V that put him in the highest echelons of electronic dance music.
With names like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Lost Frequencies, Charlotte de Witte, Amelie Lens, and Netsky and many more, Belgium is a country that is flooded with mammoth names across the electronic dance music scene; and its easy to get lost in the country’s endless pit of talent. Not for Yves V, though.
With close to two decades in the game, Yves V is one of the biggest names in dance music with his unique sound that has translated from underground trance to the festival sized beats of big room music. A consistent member of the DJ Mag Top 100 list and sharing stages with the giants of EDM, Yves V is also a staple name in the festival circuit since 2007.
His ability to bring a variety of influences to his production saw him release a groovy number with Brazilian producer Bhaskar. Following the release of his tune, we caught up with Yves to know more about his journey and his music. But before we bring the interview to you, we have listed some of the Belgian’s accomplishments that make him one of the biggest names in electronic music.
Being in DJ Mag’s top 100 list is no easy feat, but Yves V is a name that you will find in the prestigious listing nearly every year. His high-energy DJ sets have spanned the biggest clubs in the world, like Brazil’s Green Valley, Jakarta’s Warehouse Project, Pacha and Ushuaia Ibiza as well as World’s Largest Club at Germany’s World Club Dome. The Belgian’s dancefloor-ready music has consistently put him on the list DJ Mag Top 100 DJs rankings across multiple years since 2014 with him bagging a career-high 34th position in the list in 2014.
MAN FOR THE DANCE ANTHEMS
Yves V’s unmistakable sound has seen him rack up collaborations with heavyweights like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Angger Dimas, Basto!, Regi, Don Diablo, Chuckie and Sander Van Doorn; while his remixing palate includes reworks for Timbaland, Missy Elliott and Ginuwine. With over 4.5 million listeners, one of his recent hits was his take on the Eminem sampled ‘Not So Bad’ which racked up over 100 million streams across all platforms, making it one of the biggest dance anthems of 2020. His music can be regularly found in the DJ sets of Tiësto, Martin Garrix, Steve Angello, NERVO, Oliver Heldens and Scot Mills and Nicky Romero.
TOMORROWLAND AND TOMORROW WORLD REGULAR
Yves remains to be the only DJ to have taken over the Tomorrowland stage 11 times – a feat no other DJ has surpassed. His progressive and journey-based style of DJing gives him an innate ability to work the crowd and spark the synapses of music lovers that pack into the festival’s renowned valley. His appearances at Tomorrowland have also been complimented by official residency for TomorrowWorld since its debut in the USA in 2013. His peerless feat has now reached Brazil, in its lush Southern American surroundings as an ambassador of the world-famous party.
Yves V’s astute sense of musical direction landed him the V Sessions at Tomorrowland. The brand has enabled his unwavering passion for music to extend as a Tomorrowland stage-host through a series of exclusive events. V Sessions has now extended to an internationally respected weekly radio show with its presence on 30 stations worldwide. Being a stage host at the festival, Yves V has hosted some of the biggest names in dance music like Eric Prydz, Nicky Romero and BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong to name a few. V Sessions continues to extend its arms across a number of locations around the world.
From sharing arenas with titans of the scene, to matching his skills and techniques with some of the finest artists from around the globe makes Yves V a legend of the scene in his own right. Now that we’ve given you the perfect warm up for Yves V’s chat with us, watch this space and tune into his music here: