Multi-platinum Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike announce their forthcoming debut studio album – “Rewind + Repeat,” with the release of its first single – “She Knows,” a massive collaboration with David Guetta, Akon, and Afro Bros. Their debut body of work will see the duo throwing back sonically to the 90s’ and drawing inspiration from trance, techno, rave, hardcore to also pull at some nostalgic heartstrings for many listeners. It’s no secret that the #3 DJs in the world know how to throw a celebration, and they’re pulling out all the stops with a number of unique features and events prior to the full album release. For a multisensory experience, most singles on the album will be accompanied by a mini-documentary to bring listeners behind the scenes with the guys and hear about how the track came to life and the inspiration behind it. Additionally, fans can look forward to a whole new line of aesthetic merchandise from the superstar duo in honor of the release, including an exclusive vinyl set, exclusive physical CD, and some other goodies. As for the actual music–expect the timeless energy of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike‘s sound with some elevated and unexpected twists and epic collaborations with artists including David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Creeds, Lil Jon, Regard to only reveal a few.
The album is off to a red-hot start with the summer anthem “She Knows,” which fuses the best of electronic and hip-hop/R&B sounds. Since Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and David Guetta have collaborated on tracks in the past and Guetta and Akon joined forces on the 2000s hits “Sexy Bitch” and “Play Hard,” it’s also bound to pull at some nostalgic heartstrings for many listeners. Opening with dynamic melodies and a euphonious bassline, “She Knows” incorporates sultry vocals courtesy of Akon that turns up the spice factor for summer dance parties. The song appeals to a wide range of listeners, from fans of dance music to lovers of the classic sound of the 90s to hip-hop/R&B aficionados. With its big room-inspired low ends and booty-shaking beats, “She Knows” leaves plenty of space for any type of club and festival play. Be on the lookout for the next releases leading up to “Rewind & Repeat“‘s drop, which you’ll also be able to hear during the Belgian duo’s hectic summer tour. Dimitri and Mike will be making a special appearance at Tomorrowland‘s mainstage for an album-focused performance that will broadcast to millions on the festival’s livestream.
“It’s so great to team up with David again for this summer anthem – we’re also huge Akon fans, so to bring those two back together on our collaboration is next level for us. The sample from “The Sunclub – Fiesta” is part of our musical history and journey and sets the tone of what we want to achieve with our upcoming album: going back to our roots!” – Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Since their debut in 2007, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have been making waves with hits like “Mammoth,” “Tremor” with Martin Garrix, “The Hum,” “Higher Place” in collaboration with NE-YO, and “Hey Baby” with Diplo, all of which went Platinum and spent record amounts of time on the Billboard Dance charts. Further flexing their prowess, the brothers teamed up with Hans Zimmer for a rework of “Dead Men Tell No Tales” from the 5th installment of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” Then teamed up with David Guetta and Kiiara on “Complicated,” which has over 160M streams on Spotify and almost 90M Youtube views, and released one of the biggest songs of the summer 2019 – “Instagram,” which also featured David Guetta, Afro Bros, Daddy Yankee, and Natti Natasha. Pairing these chart-topping accomplishments with a packed tour schedule that has included Tomorrowland, EXIT festival, Creamfields, EDC Las Vegas, and more, the world has fallen in love with the duo’s high-energy performances and dynamic style. They have consistently been ranked on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs and became the first duo to take the #1 spot, further flexing their prowess by teaming up with hitters like Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, Afrojack, Fatboy Slim to Lil Jon, and remixing superstars like Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Chainsmokers, Major Lazer and many more. Currently ranked #3 on the prestigious DJ Mag‘s Top 100 DJs chart, previously they finished at #5, clearly showing they are among the most recognizable artists in the history of dance music. Always evolving with the times, clocking up 30 million fans on social media, combined with billions of music streams and video views of their live performances and music, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are certainly ones to watch for many more years to come.
DJ. Producer. Artist. David Guetta is a musical trailblazer and an international icon. With 2 x Grammys awards, 11 x Grammy nominations, 7 x UK number 1 singles, over 40 billion global streams, and 50 million records sold worldwide, and is currently the 4th most streamed artist on Spotify with over 75 million monthly global followers. Guetta has most recently achieved the “Producer of the Year” award by the BRITs in recognition of his production successes. The French producer mastermind has collaborated with some of the world’s biggest stars, including SIA, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, J Balvin, Becky Hill, Raye. Such work has resulted in numerous hit singles, such as “When Love Takes Over,” “Sexy Bitch,” “Memories,” “Where Them Girls At,” “Without You,” “I Gotta Feeling,” and “Titanium” which has over 1 billion streams. Guetta has stormed into 2023 with his new dance smash – “Baby Don’t Hurt Me,” with the two pop megastars Anne-Marie and Coi Leray. It arrived as the highly anticipated follow-up to Spotify global #1 and streaming monster – “I’m Good (Blue)” with Bebe Rexha. The track earned Guetta his eleventh Grammy nomination, receiving a nod for “Best Dance/Electronic Recording,” has garnered 1,8 billion global streams and simultaneously hit #1 at the US Top 40 & US Dance Radio charts. David Guetta demonstrates time and time again why he is the most cherished electronic artist of our generation.
Giordano Ashruf and Rashid Badloe, known as the Afro Bros, are a Latin Grammy-nominated DJ/Producer duo based in The Netherlands. They established themselves as pivotal players in the DJ culture, creating a new wave and music genre, which resulted in them being award-winning DJs, producers, and successful entrepreneurs. In 2016 Afro Bros released a track called “18 Plus,” which started as a joke for them but slowly began to mutate into a huge international hit thanks to its highly catchy melody. They also co-produced the #1 songs in the Netherlands, such as “Energie” and “Come Again” from Ronnie Flex, Frenna & Boef, and are also responsible for co-producing the Latin Grammy-nominated track “Sua Cara” from Major Lazer. Their biggest hit, also a Latin Grammy-nominated record, is Nicky Jam & J Balvin‘s “X,” which has already reached 2 billion views on YouTube and clocked up 900 million streams on Spotify alone. In 2019 they released 2 huge singles, “Instagram” together with Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Daddy Yankee & Natti Natasha, counting already over 200 million streams, and “Boomshakalaka,” featuring Sebastian Yatra, to name only a few of the duo’s releases. 2023 marks a year of rejuvenation for Afro Bros, as they prepare new productions in collaborations with international artists and a worldwide tour to bring their “Booty Beats” to the dance floors across the globe. They are already off to a solid start, having produced together with DJ Snake the hit lead single “Amarillo” on J Balvin‘s last album – “Colores.”
As soon as you hear Akon‘s voice, you know it’s him. His shimmering, soulful voice has propelled countless hits across genres – from pop and R&B to hip-hop and dance. In addition to his own chart-dominating singles “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You,” he’s made a staggering 300 guest appearances for icons including Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Lil Wayne, R. Kelly, and Eminem. With over 35 million albums sold worldwide, 5 x Grammy Award nominations, and 45 x Billboard Hot 100 songs under his belt, he’s simply unstoppable. Akon holds the Guinness Book of World Records as the #1 selling artist for master ringtones in the world and became the first solo artist in history to lock down both the #1 and #2 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Akon has chosen to address the immediate needs of Africans through an effort known as “Akon Lighting Africa.” This initiative addresses the concern that more than two-thirds of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is without electricity and that more than 85% of those living in rural areas lack access to it. Akon Corp., in conjunction with GIVE1 PROJECT and Solektra International, a member of ADS Group (Africa Development Solutions Group), has assembled a dynamic group of strategic partners in order to create replicable, scalable, and cost-effective energy solutions.
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