For brothers Victor and Stephan Leicher, the moniker of DubVision has been more than an overnight success story of stubborn euphony and quality club cuts. Between consecutive signings to Spinnin Records, a high-profile first for Axtone, an unprecedented peak on the global live circuit and recent Doorn Records return “Rifler” , that determination has been an all empowering tool for the melodic Dutch powerhouse and their upwards spiral of quality releases to date. Euphoric without the trance throwbacks, emotive without the cheesy toplines and infectious without the obnoxious drops, DubVision have proven the precedent setting family affair European dance music was praying for. The Leicher clan, it seems, are that melodic sense of reason in an often rigid peak in the sound of big room dance music.
Brotherly Dutch duo Dubvision have been a vital benchmark for quality to the melodic ranks of electronic dance music. Off the heels of accomplished remix duties for Afrojack’s “The Spark” and their Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano collaboration, “Triton,” the duo returns to Sander Van Doorn’s label to show that obnoxious drops need not rule the global sound scope. Whilst there is little denying that “Rifler” beckons a far harder sound from the duo than that of their graceful shot into the limelight, “All By Myself,” their intense compositional core and striking melodic instrumentation still remain paramount to their sound. Balancing the adrenaline fueled with the outright beautiful, the duo refuses to let go of their proven melodic tendencies and, even under the umbrella of Doorn’s peak time favoring imprint, DubVison remains a force intertwined with quality at the forefront of European dance music. (more…)Posted by
Dutch trailblazers and Brotherly production outfit Dubvision have come a long way since breaking the seal with Spinnin Records debut “All By Myself.” Back on the beat after a successful stint alongside Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano for “Triton,” brothers Steve and Victor Leicher fall back under the umbrella of Sander Van Doorn’s accomplished offshoot with an aptly tailored original. For a duo that has actively sought a middle ground between the melodic core that first propelled their name and the adrenaline-fuelled properties that have pervaded modern dance music, “Rifler” is a fair compromise. Eager strings and full-bodied synths chase a convincing yet coordinated climax of festival-primed energy – one true to their melodic mission and bound with that seal of quality we have come to expect from their discography to date. True to form, Dubvision remain one of the more intriguing Dutch assets of the time, matching an otherwise sparing discography with the priceless peak time aptitude that commands a little patience.
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When given the honor of creating the official anthem of The Netherlands’ Dance Valley Festival, most artists go big or go home. The unofficial Woodstock of Dance, this year the festival drew such names as Hardwell, Alesso, Nervo and more, all filling five stages for one jam-packed day. Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano were tasked with creating the theme song for the event, and they teamed up with DubVision on “Triton” to do so. The tune relies on bold synths, an irresistible beat and stadium-sized builds to capture the essence of the festival, transporting listeners from around the globe straight to the heart of the chaos. Released on Spinnin’ Records, the track may just hold you over until the festival reconvenes next year.
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On Wednesday afternoon, revelers flocked to Nikki Beach to experience the sights and sounds of the Spinnin’ Records Spinnin’ Sessions showcase. Headlined by Sander Van Doorn and mystery guests Moguai, Nervo and Sunnery James & Ryan Mariano, 18 acts took to the decks over a nine hour music marathon that saw everything from trap to pop, rounded out by a heavy dose of electro house.
The day saw Carnage drop “Incredible,” Michael Calfan unleash “Resurrection,” Cedric Gervais rediscover “Molly” and Showtek throw down on “Slow Down.” Not even a spell of pouring rain could put a damper on the festivities. As the day wore on and the tent filled with bikini-clad beat-seekers, we took a break between sets to catch up with some of the Spinnin’ team to give you their own version of a Spinnin’ showcase. Click past the break to check out our five questions for five Spinnin’ artists. (more…)Posted by
After previewing “Redux” back in early February, DubVision and Spinnin Records have officially released the track in full. Considering their last original solo production, “All By Myself,” dropped just over a year ago, today is fitting for the release of “Redux.” The track employs the duo’s characteristic, uplifting big room chord progressions backed by major builds and breaks. Don’t be shocked when you hear “Redux” echoing through the festival grounds at Bayfront Park during Ultra Music Festival.
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With a refrain, imploring the powers that be for summer’s return, Royaal & Venuto’s latest release echoed many February sentiments. Dutch duo DubVision have bolstered the original’s vocal lament with driving chord progressions and frenzied builds, essentially creating a progressive, if seasonal, anthem overnight. This should be a popular remix in advance of Winter Music Conference, so claim your taste of “Summertime” before the snow melts.
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Dutch domination abounds. Recent Axis guest mixers and famed “Committed to Sparkle Motion” remixers DubVision are back with a preview of their latest original production “Redux,” due out on Spinnin Records on March 8th — just in time for Miami. “Redux” holds the line with what DubVision has released so far: straightforward, uplifting big room chord progressions with major builds and breaks — perfect for a main stage type of feel. Take a listen to the preview below and look for the full release in a few weeks.
Axis is back! For the 25th episode of Dancing Astronaut Radio we’ve got Spinnin’ Records’ DubVision providing the soundtrack. Their mix is 48 minutes of cleverly constructed, arena-shaking mashups, featuring massive tracks from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Calvin Harris, Porter Robinson, and Dirty South. If you’re a fan of that big room sound, this episode is right up your alley. But don’t just take our word for it, check it out for yourself. For a complete tracklist, click past the break.
First premiered by Axwell during his impressive Electric Zoo 2012 set, “Committed to Sparkle Motion” is now being released on Axtone Records. The track starts out with an echoing cry until breaking into a period of fresh uplifting lyrics and a drop that has become the signature DubVision Sound. It’s becoming a pattern for label heads to drop new tracks ahead of releases to drum up buzz, and that is most certainly the case here. If you’re loving this progressive house track, make sure to grab it on Beatport.