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Telling Stories through the Beat

Telling Stories through the Beat

Yves V, DJ and Producer talks EDM, Tomorrowland and Touring
By Natasha J
 
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EDM sensation Yves V has risen to international standing in recent years. The Belgian big-room behemoth’s popularity continues to soar, featuring in DJ Mag's list of top 100 DJs. He commands huge festival crowds on multiple main stages across the world with his energetic sets at iconic events. The producer can count the main stage residency at Tomorrowland (where he hosts his own V Session parties), Sensation and ADE as some of his finest triumphs.
 
A slew of releases dropped throughout 2017 have seen Yves work with independent Dutch label Spinnin' Records as well as Armin Van Buuren's Zouk imprint. His tracks are a fist pumping rampage of chunky piano and pounding beats which sees the Belgian hit top form and gives his set an almighty bolstering. 
 
His tunes are regularly dropped all over the world by household names such as Steve Aoki, Ti毛sto, Roger Sanchez and Pete Tong. Tianjin Plus caught up with the star during his stay in Tianjin where he dropped the slickest set, thrilling revelers with his razor-sharp blend of trance, funky electro and progressive house - to find out what keeps him returning to this side of the world. 
 
This will be your 7th year of hosting V Sessions stage at Tomorrowland. Which do you think has been your best performance so far?
 
That’s a tricky question. I could tell which one my most memorable performance was - it was ‘The Book of Wisdom’. It truly was a fairy-tale fantasy. The Tomorrowland set is like a natural amphitheater because the mainstage is on a mountain and the crowd surrounds you. Standing there in the dark, the fireworks light up and the crowd goes wild. The feeling at that moment is indescribable.
 
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How did your story take shape?
 
That’s a long story. I started mixing records when I was 15 in my bedroom. With time, I grew more confident. I started DJing at small parties, some of which I organized myself and moved on to small clubs. I caught my big break when ID&T in Belgium invited me to play at Sensation. It was a roller-coaster ride from that point on. I started performing at the Tomorrowland mainstage from its second edition and I’ve been playing ever since. It has been an amazing journey, one I’d never imagined possible.
 
What comes to your mind before you release a track?
 
The connection I get with the crowd is what keeps me motivated. My goal is to compile tracks for them with my style - one that is energetic and lights up the stage. At the same time, it is important to give emotions to your music. Since most people know me from Tomorrowland that’s the sort of style they expect. At the same time, I must adapt to each crowds’ taste. For instance, in China, the more hardcore EDM styles work. In Brazil its deeper- a very low base. You need to find the correct balance of your own style to suit the likings of each crowd.

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How does your exposure on various cultures shape you?
 
Sharing my passion for music, while travelling around the world, is like a dream having come true. Each unique culture is an inspiration. The music the clubs play here in China is not the same as in France. Every club scene, every crowd is different. I try to steal a little something from each culture to take with me. 
 
Can you tell us more about V Sessions?
 
V Sessions is an umbrella for my projects. It comprises of my concept that includes parties, my radio show and we also have our own stage at Tomorrowland. My radio show is broadcasted across 19 countries weekly. After my second session at Tomorrowland the owner, Michiel requested me to host one of the biggest outdoor stages. It was a momentous success and the Sessions have been on ever since. The V Sessions at Tomorrowland is currently on its 7th year running. 
 
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You have toured all over the world. Which location did you enjoy performing the most?
 
Sri Lanka was very nice. It was one of the first EDM festivals to be hosted, so it was very new. The energy was amazing, and I had a lot of fun. Brazil is one of my all-time favorite locations. I have toured Brazil for 5-6 years now and the party scene is enormous - they really love to party. It’s hard to pin one country. Each scene is different. Its like comparing a festival of 30,000 people and a club of 200. Sometimes you may enjoy yourself more at the club.
 
What makes you come here and perform on a regular basis? Do you have any plans to stage an Asian version of Tomorrowland?
 
I’ve been touring China for around 2 years. Its exploding now and I’m happy to be here. I love the people, the food, the clubs and the crowds are amazing and its growing at a dizzying pace. As for Tomorrowland, currently they’re scouting for a location to host one in Asia and hopefully we’ll be playing at one soon. 
 
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How does it feel to be the first Belgian DJs who landed in the top 40?
 
I’m flattered and am truly honored to be included in the top 100 of the DJ mag of honor but for me DJing is not about awards. It is also very difficult to pinpoint this DJ is no.1 or no.2, there are so many artistic DJ’s and talented producers. It is not a competition, its all about the music.
 
Can you share any “Ah-ha!” moments that you might have got whenever you produced a track?
 
I think the biggest Ah-Ha! Moment is the reaction from the crowd when you perform a track you’ve produced live for the first time. Sitting in a studio it’s hard to fathom if a track would make the crowds go wild. You need to see it for real. Few months ago, you were in a studio recording a track, then you play the track for a few thousand people on stage and the crowds sing along and go crazy. That feeling is surreal.
 
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How much has Tomorrowland evolved?
 
Initially, when I told my friends I’m performing, their response was just “ok, have fun”. Tomorrowland was a remarkable festival but the hype around it was small and has since become one of the world's largest and most notable music festivals. I find people know more about Tomorrowland than Belgium itself. I’m very delighted to have been part of this right from the beginning.
 
With a lot of artist collaborations that you do, do you still feel star-struck?
 
No, I’ve never felt star-struck. There are numerous musicians I admire and look up to. They’ve done remarkable things. There isn’t one person that inspired me, everyone in the music industry did.

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What latest collaboration excites you at this point?
 
I recently released a track, “Here with You” with Florian Picasso on Spinnin’ Records and KSHMR and under his label Dharma Records. KSHMR is a talented DJ and producer living in LA but originally from India. My expectations for this track are high as the feedback has been amazing. Next month we will release another track on Spinnin’ Records in collaboration with Sevenn. I’m also working on a track with Alok and many more. So, stay tuned!
 
What genre of music do you listen to? 
 
I listen to all kinds of music. I’m a huge fan of Green Day, totally different from what I play. [Laughs] I also enjoy Deephouse and Steakhouse.

What can you say are the tough challenges that you face as a DJ?
 
There are many tough challenges. When I started producing it was very hard because its very expensive and therefore, took me a very long time to get where I am today. Nowadays everybody wants to be a DJ. Kids either get an expensive PlayStation or a studio and it’s easier to produce tracks. On the other hand, due to an increased influx of tracks it is harder to stand out. That’s the goal, to stand out and it’s not easy.
 
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How do you go about relaxing in between schedules?
 
Between the heavy tour schedule and travelling that takes up most of my time it’s hard to find time for myself. I also find it harder to produce tracks when I’m traveling. I try to make the most of whatever I’ve got whenever I get it, even if its just an extra hour of sleep. Adapting to time zones is very hard when you’re in two different time zones within one week and this lifestyle is also very unhealthy. When I’m at home I chill out just like any regular person would, enjoy a movie or TV show on my couch, sleep in, savour a local meal.
 
Is Ibiza still the Mecca for any top DJ?
 
It was, maybe 20 years ago. Today there are a thousand Ibizas. Croatia and many locations in Spain are upcoming to name a few. Having said that, Ibiza is still the party hub for many. With numerous legendary clubs like Pacha, Amnesia, and Privilege that have a history, it is a big deal to snag an opportunity to perform there.
 
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Can you envision what electronic music scene will be like in 20 years?
 
With time all genres of music evolve. I don’t know what EDM will sound like, maybe a touch of the 90’s or todays sounds will be hard to get in 20 years. If only I knew. 

Any tips that you can share for young DJs?
 
As Harriet Tubman once said, “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and to change the world,” it is vital to believe in yourself and find your own unique style instead of trying to mimic another artist. Your vision to perform at Tomorrowland will not come true overnight unless you work hard and invest your time. Each experience you encounter is another step toward your dream coming true.
 

 

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