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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Talk New Album, Humble Beginnings: Interview At TomorrowWorld

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Talk New Album, Humble Beginnings: Interview At TomorrowWorld

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Belgium brothers Dimitri Thivaios & Michael Thivaios, higher quality as Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have the EDM world by storm due to their smashing, fist-pumping live performances and Beatport chart-toppers. We swept up the main stage players with an interview at TomorrowWorld in Chattahoochee Hills - give it a look!
Post by Show up the BASS.I'm here with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. You played TomorrowWorld last night, your set was epic. How would you plan your TomorrowWorld set?
Mike: Thanks. We did a brand new intro. That was my thing all week to work on that. While I was doing that Dimi was doing the rest of the set.
Dimitri: Yeah it had been pretty much what didn't we play at Tomorrowland. Are kind of close to each other so the challenge would be to come up with enough original stuff.
Mission accomplished. In addition, you played a new remix for Steve Aoki.
Dimitri: Yes it's a remix we did along with Boostedkids.
Mike: That was the first time we played it.
Exactly what are your upcoming tracks?

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Mike: Many different stuff. I think we have to start releasing more stuff instead of working on making more tracks.
Dimitri: We merely teased a lot of new stuff in the Tomorrowland aftermovie but that was only the tip of the iceberg. Parallels towards next year cell phone sure we are gonna do an album. Naturally we don't want an album with the stuff people have already been waiting for two years - also that's not necessarily original. It's kind of looking what direction were going in. It's always difficult to fill the Tomorrowland aftermovie but the problem is all of sudden you'll find eight new tracks around that people are waiting for but you can't release a track every a fortnight. That's a bit of a problem.
There are a lot of big tracks in the 2013 aftermovie that we are still waiting on.
Dimitri: Yes and maybe some of them may never get released.
Mike: I do believe that's probably what's gonna happen.
Post by Generate the BASS.Mike your root base is in hip-hop and now you're rediscovering the reassurance of that a little bit.
Mike: The thing is I produced some trap records and was like it would be cool to include some vocals furthermore. We got in touch with some rappers and did some collaborations with a few old-school heroes that we knew as a kid. In the meanwhile we've also been doing some more experimental stuff, some deeper stuff, more techie stuff we also grew up with as soon as the hip hop when we gone to live in Ibiza so it's basically rediscovering the reassurance of the roots slightly right now.
It all comes full circle.
Dimitri: The question is like we've so many different types of tracks ready if we do an album how's that going to mean an album. That's now the big question because of course we don't need to do like an EDM big-room album because on one side...
Mike: There's gonna be some big-room on the for sure.
Dimitri: Yeah naturally that's the other thing I wanted to say of course we can't not do a big-room album so maybe we're thinking maybe we must split it up or execute a double album. But I think for EDM it really works better track by track just like you have all of sudden 12 big room tracks one CD I don't think that's gonna translate too well. Around the other-hand if tomorrow we're gonna come out with a hip-hop album individuals are gonna be like hmmmm.
Mike: I believe the album will be a nice story.
Dimitri: And that's what we're working on at this point I think we've got material for easily two albums or three along with the point is now how is it gonna become how much of this style or that style. How are we gonna throw it all up. So we're still working with a lot of stuff. We're carrying out a collaboration with Major Lazer.
Post by TURN UP the BASS.Learn about the remix for "Bumaye."
Dimitri: Yes, you will find there's really cool track together with them, we're looking out for the right vocals now, which is also something - it's not really a genre, it's something different all together like a blend of all different styles. We need to see where it is going, vocals is always the greatest challenge.
Well you guys are a lot like machines. You're making a lots of amazing tracks.
Dimitri: He's from the studio 24/7 like cooking up new ideas and after that it's up to me being like I'm gonna finish this place or maybe that will be an awesome collaboration for that artist therefore we send it over as well as the machine keeps working.
You guys kind of blew up with Tomorrowland so a number of people think you guys sort of came out at that time but really you've been making music for the really long time.
Mike: I think the first time we played Tomorrowland we were already working together for 5 years.
Dimitri: Yeah that was the year we did a remix as well as Swedish House Mafia of "Leave The World Behind."
Mike: We grew fot it before Tomorrowland. We were already touring the globe on a lower scale.
Dimitri: It absolutely was also a different time. Then it was still a big thing to be touring the planet. Now all the clubs are begging for house DJs to research. Back in the day when we started out...
Mike: We were begging. Going the first time we visited Miami we actually payed for own flights, are there less than 24 hours, played there free of charge for an empty club...and it turned out raining.
Dimitri: I remember the first time we played in Vegas it was still that there was hip-hop DJ on both before and after us. That's how much the complete scene has changed in 5 years, everything has gotten turned upside down.
For sure it also implies that you guys have been there for a while, not just an overnight success.
Dimitri: The tale with Tomorrowland came on the right time. The guys they noticed that which you were doing.
Mike: These were looking for a Belgian act that's kinda on the same level as their festival towards the remaining world...
Dimitri: With the potential to expand for the rest of the world so that's why we started family interaction.
Post by Show up the BASS.In addition, you did something special you had been in a Tomorrowland comic from your writer of Spiderman.
Dimitri: Yes Paul Jenkins actually is well liked did Wolverine and a bunch of great comics.
If you could be any superhero who you be?
Mike: Who's that guy or girl from The X-Men who can absorb anyone's power?
Dimitri: Rogue
Mike: Yeah that's a fantastic power.
Dimitri: I would say Wolverine.
Mike: Or Highlander however you still have to chop off lots of heads, not really my thing.
Dimitri: I like the series Heroes - can remember the cheerleader, the girl who's like untouchable - that's pretty cool.
Mike: But that guy who absorbs everyone's powers could also absorb her powers - that's the power you want.
Post by Show up the BASS.What might you be doing in the event you weren't making music?
Mike: Good question there's numerous possibilities that would of happened - can't really say. You will find there's lot of hobbies and interests that individuals used to do when we were a kid so it's very hard to say.
Dimitri: I've been doing the whole DJ thing since I was like 13 and I'm 32 now. There were points in my life where I've been like I ought to go in that direction or that direction however think I'd always be doing something sort of in the music business probably on the management/label side. That's the realistic aspect to say - what would of happened.
Post by Show up the BASS.Who will be some upcoming artists to watch out for?
Mike: There are so many.
On Smash The House there's a lot of talent there.
Dimitri: Wolfpack are already doing really great, also Yves V.
Mike: The Belgians.
Dimitri: Ibranovski. I want to say Deorro but it's almost ridiculous to cover cause he's doing amazing, such a great talent.

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