The enthusiasm that emanates from Belgian big-room artist Yves V continues to burn with the stellar magnitude of a supernova. His placing in the 2015 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs rankingsmarked him out as among the highest climbers, progressing on from his impressive debut position of 2014, and 2017 also saw Yves take a placing in the industry-famous poll for a fourth consecutive year, rising 7 places to #55. 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, gaining support from heavyweights including David Guetta, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren and Radio 1’s Danny Howard and Pete Tong,Yves’sname 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 Tomorrowland, Sensation, Amsterdam Dance Event, David Guetta in Concert and Mysteryland, whilst triumphantly winning over the dancefloors at some of the scene’s most iconic clubs, including#1 club in the World Brasil’s Green Valley, Jakarta’s Warehouse Project, Pachaand Ushuaia Ibiza as well as World’s Largest Club at Germany’s World Club Dome. On the road his global exploits have led to a series of long and successful tours throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Brasil, Spain, France, Italy, India,his native home of Belgium and debut trip to Beijing earlier this year, along with huge shows out in Miami for the prestigious Miami Music Week, reflecting that the last few years have allowed Yves focus on executing some of his biggest live ventures yet.
Taking his unmistakable sound to the colossal Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Yves in conjunction with Tomorrowland curated a one-of-a-kind ‘Lets Unite’ event that had tongues wagging for a long time after, as he was joined by special guestsSmash The House bosses Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, ‘Wait Til Tomorrow’ collaborator Regi, party-ready duo Wolfpack & ‘Magic’ partner in crime Sidney Samson. The true scope of this spectacular event didn’t go unnoticed, captivating thousands with its wall-to-wall energy, instigated from a true hero of the scene.
The Summers of 2016 and 2017 also saw him make huge waves in Ibiza with his V Sessions project, as well as recurring appearances at not only Privilege– which he returned to as part of the SupermartXe brand with his V Sessions concept throughout the season for 2016 – but also at ‘House of Madness’ at Amnesia and ‘Blackout’ at Amnesia during summer 2017.Add to this an appearance at the legendary open-air Ushuaia alongside Australian duo NERVO and UK rapper Tinie Tempah, as well as playing there this year as part of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s ‘Garden of Madness’ before retuning in 2018, and all of these top-tier bookings continue on in cementing his towering status within the international dance community.
From the studio, his music is vacuum-packed and released on the dancefloor by every major artist from Tiësto and Martin Garrix, to Steve Angello and Nicky Romero. Whilst his remix work encompasses A-list artists with a hip-hop flavour, including 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 modern dance music including Armin Van Buuren’s Armada, Spinnin’, Doorn and Dharma Records. His remix of ‘Insane Pressure’ was the release that broke Yves into the consciousness of his peers, since then growing his productionsfrom underground bangers into major Beatport hits that includes ‘Cloudbreaker’ (with Basto), ‘King Cobra’ (with Don Diablo), Top 10 Beatport smash ‘Octagon’, huge-hitter ‘Indigo’ and Spinnin’ heaters ‘Unbroken’, ‘Direct Dizko (with Sander Van Doorn), ‘Find Your Soul’ and ‘Madagascar’ (with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike), as well as long-awaited ID’s ‘Joker’, ‘Daylight’, ‘Blow’ (with Mark Benjamin), ‘Magnolia’ (with HIDDN) and the huge ‘Here With You’ alongside Florian Picasso which sent fans and peers alike into overdrive. All of these head up Yves’s release total to an impressive nine, strong tracks already this year, supporting thathis studio and production output is just as prolific and prominent to rival his extensive laps of the global live circuit.
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 eleven times on the Tomorrowland Belgium 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 glowingreputation 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. This is an association that has continued to this day, extending yet again once more to the event’s latest Brasilian leg in its lush Southern American surroundings as friend and ambassador of the world-famous party, Yves continues to deliver year on year with his mainstage sets, delivering a master class in big-stage spectacle.
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 weekly radio show – which is syndicated on more than 30 stations worldwide – and as a 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, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 editions of Tomorrowland, once again featured a V-Sessions arena. 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 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 Glowinthedark, on what has become one of the most electrifying stages across Tomorrowland. 2015 sawV Sessions become a force to be reckoned with as Yves took the project to Ibiza and unleashed a host of up and coming artists on Privilege through a partnership with the insanely popular SuperMartXe party– a victory lap that was so successful in recreating Yves’s musical magic on the party island, that it reigned across the 2016 season once more.
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 showmanand 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”….