25 March 2017 / 12 : 00
DVBBS (pronounced "dubs") are a Canadian electronic duo formed in 2012, composed of brothers Chris Chronicles (b. Christopher van den Hoef, January, 1990) and Alex Andre (b. Alexandre van den Hoef, October 17, 1991). They are most famous for their joint international hit with Borgeous titled "Tsunami". The vocal remix of "Tsunami" entitled "Tsunami (Jump)", featuring Tinie Tempah, reached number 1 on the UK charts.
The Van den Hoefs are natives of Orangeville, Ontario. Their father is Dutch and migrated to Canada, their mother is Greek. The two DJs have lived in Athens, Greece for two years. They are currently based in Los Angeles, California, and are signed with Josh Herman at STRVCTVRE Artist Management.
DVBBS spent two months recording their debut, Initio, released in March 2012. The EP features influences from a variety of genres, including house, electronic, dubstep and reggae.
Their greatest hit came with "Tsunami". At first the authorship of the track was not revealed (it is now understood to be authorship of Niles Hollowell-Dhar). The single had been popular at festivals for months prior to its official public release. It had been promoted by Dutch DJ Sander van Doorn, although he denied being the producer. The song was confirmed by Pete Tong to be the work of DVBBS and Borgeous when Tong played the song on his BBC Radio 1 show on August 16, 2013. It was officially released on Sander Van Doorn's label Doorn Records on August 19, 2013. The song charted worldwide on iTunes, reaching #1 in the Netherlands, and charting in Belgium, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Canada and Germany. It also reached #1 on the Beatport 100. A vocal remix featuring British rapper Tinie Tempah entitled "Tsunami (Jump)" was released in Tempah's native United Kingdom in March 2014, on Ministry of Sound Recordings.
DVBBS has performed with Tiësto, Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Showtek, Sander Van Doorn and others. In 2013, they joined Adventure Club for their North American fall/winter tour, and were to perform at numerous music festivals. The duo played at the Ultra Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival in 2014.