Belgian DJ Yves V on Why He Loves China & His Song 'Durga': Interview

Courtesy of Billboard Radio China 
DJ Yves V

Tomorrowland's Belgian DJ Yves V returned to China for his fall tour last week, and on Friday (Oct. 19), released his new song with Brazil's Alok and Irish singer/songwriter Gavin James, "Innocent."

Before kicking off his first China show at Ningbo, Yves V shared his experience with Billboard Radio China about his tour in China and the single "Durga."

We know it isn't your first time performing in China: How's the experience and the impression so far about China? Did the fans here treat you well?

China is so amazing, unlike anywhere I have been before, and the fans always treat me well, even in the cities like Zhengzhou and Changzhou where I'm playing this time, the fans always come out and support. It is so cool to see how well big-room and electro are still being received in China.

Do you enjoy Chinese food? What is your favorite?

It is so, so good! Peking Duck is something that you guys are just the best at, oh, and the dumplings you guys make are just crazy!

How would you define your DJ mixing style? 

When I'm playing live, I like to show my personality and personal tastes, as well as the more EDM tracks that the fans wanna hear. So, I would say eclectic, high-energy, fun.

Can you share with us more on your recent single "Durga" with Mariana BO? This tune is really cool. Can you tell us the story behind the song?

It was so much fun to work with Mariana on this, and I really wanted it to combine my European sound with her Mexican heritage and influence. Very happy that KSHMR chose to release it on his label, too!