On the 10-year anniversary of their epic rise to fame with 9 x platinum-certified 2013’s “Tsunami” DVBBS goes back to the underground with their brand new release “Breathe.” The duo teams up on it with Jesse Jo Stark of the Chrome Hearts fashion family and one of the brand’s lead designers, which sets the stage with a deep, driving beat in its opening notes. Combining Jesse‘s mesmerizing, haunting vocal riffs with eerie soundscapes and minimal percussion, DVBBS steers the ship straight into the sonic underground with a breathtakingly sinister drop that’s simply designed for dark club dance floors as well as big main stages of festivals across the globe. “Breathe” sees them returning to their roots with the same sound that catapulted them to global stage with “Tsunami” a decade ago, with has since amassed several platinum and gold certifications worldwide, peaked charts in almost 20 countries, and made DVBBS a household name. Jesse Jo Stark explores new ground with “Breathe,” which sees her departing from her usual alt-pop wheelhouse and looking after the creative side of Chrome Hearts. Stark also designed all of the aesthetic fashion in the track’s accompanying music video. Read on for more about the track from the artists themselves.
“Since we put out our first global hit – ‘Tsunami,’ 10 years ago, everything that happened afterward was a wild ride. From releasing original and collaborative dancefloor fillers with the likes of Martin Garrix, Tiësto, Major Lazer, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to having all the DJs supporting our music to selling out our own shows and worldwide tours where we performed in front of millions of our fans throughout the years, to being in constant rotation on radio airwaves globally, we’ve got to the point where we can do what we want while staying independent. After a stream of successful radio and crossover releases during the past years with the likes of Blackbear, Kane Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Quinn XCII, 2 Chainz, Aloe Blacc & Cody Simpson, to name a few, it’s time we go dive deep to the underground where everything started for us, our fans & our team. We are stoked about bringing Jesse Jo Stark with us. She’s one of the dopest upcoming acts with a voice & presence that will take you down full journey into her world of melody, fashion & rock n roll… and let me tell you her world is like nothing that you have experienced before. We are looking forward to what the next 10 years will bring.” – DVBBS
“‘Breathe‘ makes me want to thrash around naked and release all my demons! it’s a sexy wet paradise!” – Jesse Jo Stark
Only a few producers have risen to the top in the electronic music scene as quickly as DVBBS, who captured the industry’s attention with hits like “Tsunami” and “Not Going Home” and never let it go. The Canadian brothers Alex and Christopher have been continuously cultivating their sound since their debut in 2012 and have racked up an impressive display of collaborations with renowned names from diverse musical backgrounds, such as blackbear, 24kGoldn, Jasmine Thompson, Belly, NERVO, Juicy J, Galantis, Cody Simpson, Aloe Blacc, Icona Pop, GASHI, and more. DVBBS continue to prove there’s nothing they can’t accomplish. Their hits, such as “La La Land,” “Gold Skies,” and the breakthrough “Angel” are staples in every dance music fan’s library. Prior to the global pandemic, DVBBS performed a staggering 250 dates per year at some of the world’s hottest music festivals and top-tier clubs, including Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival, Hakkasan Las Vegas or Ibiza‘s Amnesia, and Ushuaia. Throughout their career, DVBBS has proved they are relentlessly dedicated to expanding their global footprint and bringing cutting-edge new music to their listeners.
Jesse Jo Stark
An LA native with a lifelong immersion in rock ‘n’ roll, Jesse Jo Stark‘s story seeps through her music – a heady, stylized mix of earthy Americana and Hollywood allure. The music is timeless, with unmissable nods to 70s rock, classic country, and ethereal pop, while heavy strokes of sex and kitsch add a playfulness to the workmanship of her songwriting. In 2014, she worked with former Sex Pistols guitarist – Steve Jones, to record her debut EP, “Down Your Drain.” Stark reappeared in 2017 with a new single, the moody, Mazzy Star-esque “Driftwood.” She then released her second EP, “Dandelion,” and went on to tour both the US and internationally, supporting acts such as Guns & Roses, The Vaccines, Sunflower Bean, The Heavy, and more. The full-length debut from Jesse Jo Stark, “DOOMED,” is a high-drama movie in the form of an album, the kind of immediate cult classic that inspires unending infatuation. Over the course of 11 elegantly feverish tracks, the Los Angeles-based artist conjures up an atmosphere informed by her intense fascination with the more macabre edge of the pop culture underground: Elvira, The Cramps, late-’80s horror movies. With its in-depth exploration of desire and surrender and newfound self-possession, “DOOMED” ultimately blurs the edges of truth and fantasy to build a gorgeously warped world wholly defined by Starks own dream-logic.
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