The enthusiasm that emanates from Yves V, who debuted in this years DJ Mag Top 100 poll at #55, continues to burn with the stellar magnitude of a supernova. Over the course of his career Yves V has risen to international standing amongst his peers and global dance fans, as a producer and DJ of high acclaim. Whilst his music now fills the playlists of the biggest DJs on the planet, his name can also be found listed on billings for some of the most prestigious parties in the world. His sets have illuminated the mainstage of iconic events that include all soon-to-be three Tomorrowland events, Sensation, David Guetta in Concert and Mysteryland, whilst triumphantly winning over the dancefloors at some of the scene’s most iconic clubs, including Guaba, Anzu Club, Nikki Beach and Pacha. On the road his global exploits have led to a series of long and successful tours throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, Cyprus, Spain, France, Finland, Italy, Greece and his native home of Belgium. The Summer of 2014 saw Yves embark on his biggest international dates yet, from dominating the #1 club in the world at Brazil’s Green Valley, as he zig-zagged south of the equator, over to a mini India tour that saw him hit Mumbai, New Delhi, Jaipur and Indore, gaining recognition from the likes of Rolling Stone India and whipping fans into a frenzy, both those who have been present since the beginning of his career, as well as the new invitees to his signature sound.
From the studio, his music is vacuum-packed and released on the dancefloor by every major artist from Tiësto and Hardwell, to Sander van Doorn and Steve Angello. His remix of ‘Insane Pressure’ was the release that broke Yves into the consciousness of his peers and since then, his productions have grown from underground bangers into Beatport chart Top 10 hits, of which include 'Madagascar' Ft Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike & Angger Dimas, and 'Cloudbreaker' Ft Basto. Whilst his remix work encompasses A-list artists with a hip-hop flavour, such as putting his stamp on the releases of Timbaland, Missy Elliott and Ginuwine, all of this has led to Yves’ own productions being released on a plethora of the best record labels in Armada, Dirty Dutch and Magik Music. His single ‘Sonica’ (Running on a Highway)’ was released on Spinnin’ records becoming a firm favourite with fans at Yves’ festival appearances, along with ‘Old Skool Sound’ (feat. Chukie) following similar suit, whilst his collaboration with Sander van Doorn titled ‘Direct Dizko’ (on Doorn records), landed a Top 10 position in the Beatport charts and claimed the #1 spot in the Buzz Charts. Next in store, Yves offers up a party-starting anthem in the form of the Summer hit ‘Wait Till Tomorrow’, with Regi feat. Mitch Crown. Receiving its official world premier on Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s Smash The House Radio back in June, ‘Wait Till Tomorrow’s infectious vocal hook and undeniable anthem status has made it the track of the festival season, Yves’ releases equally on the dance floor and airwaves gaining support from heavyweights like Hardwell, David Guetta, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren and Radio 1’s Danny Howard and Pete Tong.
// Tomorrowland + TomorrowWorld //
An integral part of the Tomorrowland musical makeup, Yves’ residency for one of the biggest and most awe-inspiring festivals on the planet has led him to feature non less than a staggering eight times on the Tomorrowland mainstage - a feat no other DJ has surpassed. With his decisive set structure and innate ability to work the crowd, he has has charmed and ignited the countless international clubbers that pack into the festival’s renowned valley. Having performed alongside the biggest names in the electronic scene on what is arguably the most buzzed about festival in the world, Yves has garnered a glowing reputation amongst his peers, as he has amongst the legions of music fans that emphatically follow his every release and DJ set. Additional to his residency with Tomorrowland’s original site in Belgium’s Boom, Yves is also an official resident for TomorrowWorld and featured across all 3 days of the festival’s debut event in the US when it launched in Atlanta, back in September 2013. Now, looking even further forward, as Tomorrowland launches its third offshoot in May 2014- set to take over the beautiful, lush lands of Brazil- Yves will remain to excel within his relationship as friend and ambassador of the world-famous event- a role echoed on with his involvement of the forthcoming Tomorrowland Album for 2014; ‘Music Will Unite Us- 10 Years of Madness’. Celebrating the festival’s tenth anniversary, the three-CD exclusive compilation includes a personally curated mix from Yves, reflecting his stand-out tracks that trigger memories of the world’s biggest electronic music festival since its inception, allowing even those unable to attend to have a piece of the legend within their home.
// V Sessions //
Cloaking his successes, ideas and musical direction around his V-Sessions brand has enabled Yves to bring to the life his unwavering passion through a series of exclusive events, an internationally respected radio show – which is syndicated on more than 30 stations worldwide - and his famed Tomorrowland stage-host.
Through the encouragement of the Tomorrowland team, Yves was invited to curate his own V-Sessions stage at the 2012 edition of the festival. Such was the success of this stage-host that the 2013 and 2014 editions of Tomorrowland, once again featured a V-Sessions arena, the latter leading to a collaboration with Sander Van Doorn’s Doorn Records, resulting in one of the most talked about back-to-back sets from the hosts, to close the stage on the Saturday of the event. In between his own main stage set, it was here in his own arena that Yves had the privilege to invite some of the biggest names in dance music that included Eric Prydz, Nicky Romero, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Sultan & Ned Shepard and BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong to play, alongside some of the most exciting new stars in Dannic, Dyro GTA, Felguk, D-wayne and Nause, on what has become one of the most electrifying stages across Tomorrowland.
From sharing arenas with titans of the scene, to matching his skills and techniques with some of the finest artists’ from around the globe, Yves’ strives to demonstrate his diversity as a performer, his versatility as a showman and his acute musicality capabilities as a purveyor of new music. So stayed tuned, remain fixed and keep on dancing because to quote the Belgian star himself “it’s getting Insane”....