2020 Grammys

CODE First Play: DVBBS and VINAI, 'Raveology'

Morgan Delora

Last year, Canadian duo DVBBS (pronounced “dubs”) burst onto the global EDM scene with their breakout track, “Tsunami,” a collaboration with American producer Borgeous. Describing themselves as “two brothers that like to make people go absolutely insane with our music and our live performances,” the group’s Alex and Chris Andre were spurred on by their surprise success to cement their role as dancefloor instigators with their new release. “Raveology” is a pounding collaboration with another brother duo, Italians Alessandro and Andrea Vinai of VINAI. Listen to the exclusive world premiere of the track here:

So what exactly is “raveology?”

“The word came to us when Alex and I along with our manager Josh were brainstorming a vocal line/theme for the song,” Chris Andre explains. “Since the song was going to have limited vocals we needed a word that described the nature of the track: a banger meant strictly for the club, festivals and ‘raves.’”

“‘Raveology’ is definitely a way of life,” adds Alex Andre. “It's a worldwide culture that is growing, and is a salvation to many people. To live a life of happiness and freedom is what raveology is all about.”

With the spoken-word refrain, “never stop the fucking rave” scattered throughout the track, there’s no question as to what the DVBBS way of life is all about. Still, for the foreseeable future, the typical trappings of working DJs will define the Andre brothers’ lives: constant touring and tightly scheduled recording sessions in between.

In addition to working on their own material, they’re making some studio time for Tyga, the rapper of Lil Wayne’s YMCMB crew. DVBBS will also release the third in the series of collaborations with Borgeous, is expected in the coming months, along with a track they worked on with someone they’ll only refer to as “one of their biggest inspirations.” And there are also the rigors of their live show.

“We're motivators, we're artists, we're performers,” says Alex. “If we haven't left the stage sweaty, out of breath, and hurting from raging so hard, we haven't done our jobs.”

“Raveology” is out on January 13 through Spinnin Records.


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