Yves V is the artist name of Yves Van Geertsom, the Belgian DJ and #55 of Top 100 DJ Mag 2017 poll. Over the course of his career, Yves V rose to international standing. For his peers and global dance fans, he is recognized as a producer and DJ of high acclaim.
While his music fills the playlists of the biggest DJs, he’s often listed in the most prestigious parties. His sets illuminate the main stage of iconic events.
On the road, Yves’ global exploits lead to a series of long and successful tours. The summer of 2014 saw Yves embark on Yves V’s biggest international dates yet. He was found dominating the #1 club in the world at Brazil’s Green Valley. He zigzagged south of the equator. In an India tour that saw him hit Mumbai, New Delhi, Jaipur and more he gained recognition. From the likes of Rolling Stone India and whipping fans into a frenzy, both who were present since the beginning of Yves’ career as well as the new invitees to his signature sound.
Yves V’s music is vacuum-packed and released on the dancefloor by every major artist. From Tiesto and Hardwell, to Sander van Doorn and Steve Angello. His remix of “Insane Pressure” was the release that broke Yves into consciousness of his peers. Since then, his productions have grown from underground bangers into Beatport chart Top 10 hits. One of which includes “Madagascar” featuring Dimitri Vegas &Like Mike & Angger Dimas. Also to add, was ‘Cloudbreaker’ featuring Basto. His remix work encompasses A-list artists with a hip-hop flavor. Also, he puts his stamp on the releases of Timbaland, Missy Elliott and Ginuwine. All of these brought Yves’ own productions released on the best record labels in Armada, Dirty Dutch and Magik Music.
His single, “Sonica” was released on Spinnin’ Records becoming a firm favorite with fans at Yves’ festival appearances. Along with “Old Skool Sound” featuring Chukie following similar suit, his collaboration with Sander Van Doorn, “Direct Dizko” (on Doorn Records) was raking recognition. “Direct Dizko” landed a Top 10 position in the Beatport charts and claimed the #1 spot in the Buzz Charts. Next in store, Yves offers up a party-starting anthem in the form of the Summer hit “Wait Till Tomorrow’ with Regi featuring Mitch Crown. Receiving its’ official world premiere on Dimitri Vegas &Like Mike’s Smash The House Radio back in June.
Wait till Tomorrow’s infectious vocal hook and undeniable anthem status has made it the track of the festival season. His releases equally on the dance floor and airwaves gained support from heavyweights like Hardwell, David Guetta, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren and Radio 1’s Danny Howard and Pete Tong.
An integral part of the Tomorrowland musical makeup, Yves’ residency for one of the biggest and most awe-inspiring festivals on the planet gave him a staggering eight times on the Tomorrowland mainstage. It was a feat no other dj has surpassed. With his decisive set structure and innate ability to work the crowd, he has charmed and ignited everyone. Imagine the countless international clubbers that pack into the festival’s renowned valley! Performing alongside the biggest names in the electronic scene, he garnered a glowing reputation among his peers. Just as he garnered among the legions of music fans that follow his every release and Dj set.
In addition to his residency with Tomorrowland’s original site in Belgium’s Boom, Yves is also an official resident for TomorrowWorld. He was featured all 3 days off the festival’s debut event in the US when it launched. Looking even further forward as Tomorrowland launches its’ 3rd offshoot in May 2014 set to take over the beautiful, lush lands of Brazil. Yves remains to excel with his relationship as friend and ambassador of the world famous event. It’s a role echoed on with his involvement of the forthcoming Tomorrowland Album for 2014: “Music will Unite Us – 10 Years of Madness”.
On the festival’s 10th anniversary, the three-cd exclusive compilation includes a personally curated mix from Yves V. It reflects his stand-out tracks that trigger memories of the world’s biggest electronic music festival since its’ inception. This allows even those unable to attend to have a piece of the legend within their homes.
Cloaking his successes, ideas and musical direction around, his V-Sessions brand enables Yves to bring to life his unwavering passion. Through a series of exclusive events, an internationally respected radio show was broadcasting on more than 30 stations worldwide. Also through his famed ‘Tomorrowland stage host. Through the encouragement of the Tomorrowland team, Yves curated his own V-Sessions stage at the 2012 edition of the festival.
The 2013 and 2014 editions of Tomorrowland once again featured a V-Sessions arena. This was leading Yves V to a collaboration with Sander Van Doorn’s Doorn Records. It was one of the memorable back-to-back sets from the hosts. In his own arena, Yves had the privilege to invite some of the biggest name in dance music. Eric Prydz, Nicky Romero, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Sultan & Ned Shepard and BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong were among the list. All were able to play with some of the most exciting new stars. These new stars were Dannic, Dyro, GTA, Felguk, D-Wayne and Nause. It what has become one for the most electrifying stages across Tomorrowland.
Yves strives to demonstrate his diversity as a performer. With his versatility as a showman and his acute musical capabilities, he is a purveyor of new music. So stay tuned, remain fixed and keep on dancing. You must because to quote the Belgian star himself, “It’s getting insane”. Yves V continues to burn the stellar magnitude of a supernova.