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October 09, 2016

Weekend Hype: DVLM And Marshmello

Text by Simone Louis

Ahead of their anticipated Mumbai gig with DJs Marshmello and Shaan, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike give Verve the lowdown on all things music

These are some of the best DJs in the world, and they’re getting turnt in India right now. Hyderabad fans certainly had the time of their lives as duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (DVLM) took over the city with masked maverick Marshmello, who seems to be slaying the EDM scene this year, and homegrown DJ-producer Shaan – the first Indian to play at Tomorrowland in Belgium.

And now, ahead of their excitingly-anticipated Mumbai gig, DVLM caught up with us for a quick chat.

On fresh tunes…
“We’ve been busy in the studio, so the fans can definitely expect new music in our set. We’re releasing our latest single called Hey Baby with Diplo at the end of the month, so it’s quite likely that we’ll let the Indian fans hear that one.”

On expectations…
“We’ve been looking forward to the whole experience, from the show to the fans. Sunburn has a great reputation for putting on amazing parties and the Indian fans are renowned for being wild and passionate…that’s a great mix!”

On rumours about a secret project with Virat Kohli and Salman Khan…
“For the moment, everyone is so extremely busy we just didn’t have the chance to properly work anything out but hopefully we will be able to soon!”

On creative evolution…

“We are working harder than ever before. We understand the grind and commitment it takes to achieve the goals you lay ahead of you. We wake up every day doing something we love which is why we put as much energy into our music and DJ set as possible.”

On the inspiration behind their stunning new Stay Awhile music video…
“We were influenced by a mixture of things, from Ibiza to emotions with loved ones. We wanted to create something outside our known festival style. And because of the way the song ended up, we agreed we needed a cool, edgy video that was a little bit tripped out. We loved what director Oliver Miller did with A$AP Rocky’s L$D, so we had to get him on board.”

On travel…
“It has influenced what we do, and massively so! Being on the road, connecting with the fans and having experiences with people from different cultures hugely impacts you, and your music, as an artist.”

And what’s on DVLM’s current playlist?
Hey Baby – Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Diplo

Cold Water (Lost Frequencies) – Major Lazer ft Justin Bieber

How We Roll – Mattn vs 2 Faced Funks

Catch Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike with Marshmello and Shaan at the Mahalaxmi Race Course tonight! Gates open at 4pm. 

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