Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Debut “When I Grow Up”With Wiz Khalifa at EDC Las Vegas

Belgium super stars Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike were joined on stage by rap icon Wiz Khalifa at EDC Las Vegas 2018 for the debut performance of their upcoming single “When I Grow Up”. The surprise guest joined them during their Friday night set at kineticFIELD, the largest stage at EDC Las Vegas. Wiz Khalifa is the latest addition to Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike’s growing list of A-List collaborations. EDC 2018 is the kickoff of the internationally acclaimed duo’s jammed packed summer schedule, including their second mind-blowing residency ‘Garden Of Madness’ at Ushuaïa Ibiza.

The Belgium-born Thivaios brothers have expanded globally as a top-draw live act after conquering Europe over the last decade. As recording artists, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have collaborated with the likes of Gucci Mane, Ne-Yo, Diplo, David Guetta, Kiiara, legendary composer Hans Zimmer (for an official Pirates of the Caribbean track), and most recently Steve Aoki and Abigail Breslin (Oscar-nominated actress) for their momentous collaboration “We Are Legend.” The brothers have scored two No. 1s on Billboard’s “Dance Club Songs” chart and were the first-ever duo to be named No. 1 DJs in the world by DJ Mag’s annual Top 100 Poll.

USHUAÏA IBIZA REVEAL FIRST RESIDENCY FOR SUMMER 2018 TOMORROWLAND PRESENTS DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE GARDEN OF MADNESS

Forgot those January blues because Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel is preparing for yet another scorching summer with the announcement of their first resident for 2018 – Tomorrowland presents Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Garden of Madness.
After a wildly successful debut last summer, The Garden of Madness is set to return for an extra special extended run for its second season. Taking place every Tuesday from 19thJune for fourteen consecutive weeks, Tomorrowland residents Dimitri Vegas & Like Mikewill be back at the helm for what promises to be another summer of pure mayhem. The Belgian brothers will be calling on a host of A-list stars to join them throughout the season, with last year’s guests including the likes of Steve Angello, Steve Aoki, Marshmello, David Guetta, Lost Frequencies, Carnage and Nervo. Renowned for their impeccable productions, this year will feature a custom-built stage by the production between behind Tomorrowland, with a stunning array of visuals that will ensure this is one of the most impressive shows on the white isle.
Speaking about their residency Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike said:
“We can’t wait to return to Ushuaïa this summer. Ibiza is one of our favourite places and nothing can beat the atmosphere of Ushuaïa. Last summer the fans were phenomenal, their passion and love for music is infectious. The production for the shows we got to create together with our Tomorrowland family and the Ushuaia team went beyond our wildest imagination. We’re excited to be announcing a new season so come join us for what will be the best Ibiza season ever!”
Belgian brothers Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have fast become one of the hottest tickets in dance music. Renowned for their musical part in the incredible rise of Tomorrowland, the pair boast a jam-packed global tour schedule and a list of hits that emphasise their ability to churn out hit after hit including the most recent collaboration with David Guetta and Kiiaraon ‘Complicated’ – a track that has amassed over 65 million streams on Spotify and 45 million YouTube views to date.
Tomorrowland Main Stage
The jewel of the Ibiza party calendar, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel has made a name for itself as the go-to destination for any discerning partygoer. Featuring a world class resident line-up, superb production, lighting, visuals, pyrotechnics and dancers, with a different theme each night of the week, Ushuaïa’s legendary poolside parties are the only place to be.

DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE AND STEVE AOKI GIVEAWAY NEW COLLABORATION FOR CHRISTMAS!

When Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike and Steve Aoki first combined forces for the most epic supergroup ‘3 Are Legend’ in dance music, fans knew that expectations for main stage live spectacles and in-studio tracks that slay would be more than surpassed. From smashing ULTRA Miami to Tomorrowland, Creamfields to Ushuaia Ibiza, their presence explodes and entrances in equal measure and now, as a Christmas thank you, the unstoppable trio are giving you, their wildest and dearest fans, a free download of their monster collaboration ‘We Are Legend’.

Steve Aoki
Steve Aoki
Some fans might even recognise the featured vocalist, Abigail Breslin. The Oscar nominated star of Little Miss Sunshine, who has also appeared in Hollywood movies Zombieland, Signs, Enders Game and was also cast in August: Osage County, the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, alongside Julia Roberts, Benedict Cumberbatch and Meryl Streep. Abigail’s collaboration on the track isn’t her first foray into the world of music, releasing her own album ‘The World Now’ back in 2013, but this is her first time being the feature vocalist on a dance record – and it’s fair to say she has completely made this record her own!
Head to www.weareleg3nd.com to unlock the stadium-ready track – Happy Holidays!

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and David Guetta Team Up With “Complicated” ft. Kiiara

With a string of hit singles under their name, such as “Higher Place” and “Hey Baby,” Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have hit No. 1 spots in Billboard Magazine’s Dance Charts. They’ve also collaborated with the music industry’s hottest artists such as Ne-Yo, Diplo, Martin Garrix Steve Aoki and many more. Now, the duo got together with another big producer, David Guetta for a hot new track.

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have signed a long-term deal with Epic Amsterdam, the international label of Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands, and will be releasing their newest single, “Complicated” featuring Kiiara along with David Guetta, on July 28. The Belgian brothers have crafted an irrefutable stylistic party anthem that is sure to be another chart climbing hit for all parts of this collaborative effort.

 

 

“We’re really excited to have signed with Sony Music. The label is one of the most iconic identities in the history of the music industry and has been a driving force behind so many musical figures across rock, pop, hip hop and more recently electronic music. It’s a proud moment for us to be joining the lineage of Sony Music artists,” said Dimitri Vegas.

 

 

Guetta and Kiiara both bring their indubitable style and feel to “Complicated,” and with Dimitri and Mike’s impact, the track segues between a festival-ready crowd-chanting anthem and a unavoidable drive time radio hit.

 

 

“Our focus has always been about reactivity as we strive to create exciting dance records that we and our fans love,” said Like Mike. “On one hand, we fill stadiums and reach fans in-person with live spectacles that we grow with new elements each time, but on the other hand we’re also creating a long-lasting irrefutable dance anthems that fill the radio charts across the globe.”

 

EDM and the Money Makers That Come with It

The EDM bubble has been rumored to be on the verge of popping, but DJs that mix EDM continue to climb the ranks of celebrity and financial standing. Forbes recently made a list of some of the highest paid DJs in 2016. The highest paid among them are Avicii ($14.5 million), Afrojack ($15 million), Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike ($15.5 million), Martin Garrix ($16 million), Kaskade ($19 million), Skrillex ($20 million), Diplo ($23 million), Steve Aoki ($23.5 million), Zedd ($24.5 million), and Calvin Harris ($63 million).

The top acts command hundreds of thousands of dollars due in part to the bar set by payment from Las Vegas residencies. A quick glance at a list of DJ residencies in Las Vegas for 2017 will reveal many of Forbes’s highest ranking DJs. Listen to Steve Aoki explain the role of Las Vegas in dj payouts below.

These days a DJ who makes an appearance at a large venue or on the main stage of a festival doesn’t come alone. In addition to the sound crew, there may be visual artists and other professionals who will work together to create a sensational, audio-visual experience around the DJ. The expense of travel and movement of all that equipment has to also be taken into account. A couch is not considered adequate accommodations so add in the expense of lodging. Let’s not forget stylists, artist managers, and other essential staff. When considering what goes into not only booking but bringing a DJ to an event, it is easy to see how costs add up.

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The entry-level DJ will quickly realize after starting out that before a steady income comes dues that must be paid. If a DJ is not established, he or she may be asked to play for free, in exchange for exposure and maybe a drink ticket or two. After some time spent working crowds and building a presence, what then would a DJ expect to be paid?

djingThere are several factors that go into how much DJs are paid: the type of party, the type of venue, the size of the venue, the duration of the time slot, and how far the DJ has to travel. A DJ who has asked to remain anonymous has said that he charges $150 an hour, but knows local DJs who are charging up to $250. He went on to say that a DJ of Tiesto’s caliber could command up to $300,000 for two hours. With this revelation, it’s hard to imagine the EDM bubble bursting anytime soon.