Who is DVBBS?

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A postponed show at the Turret is nothing more than a tiny setback in the grand scheme of things for Canadian electronic duo DVBBS.

Coming off a tour with Rusko to film their first official music video for the new song “We Know”, to performing onstage with electronic heavyweight Calvin Harris, DVBBS already has an amazing start to their career. Claiming to play 15-20 shows a month, the duo shows no signs of stopping either.

The band consists of brothers Chris and Alex Andre; who split production and songwriting – Alex sings, while Chris drums and DJs. Despite fighting occasionally, the brothers communicate and work well in the studio.

Alex describes it as finding “your partner-in-crime, but we’ve just been acting like little punk-ass kids since we were born.”

This synchronicity comes across in all aspects of the band, including the name DVBBS.

When asked about their unique name, Andre replied, “We just kind of played off two people, me and my brother Chris, we were just like double, DVBBS. We just threw a ‘V’ in there because it seemed like the electro thing to do.”

Heavily influenced by reggae, dub-reggae, and their worldly travels, DVBBS first EP Initio spans many genres and themes.

“Initio is our first business card to the world, kind of. We went into the studio without any expectations to make a certain genre, we just went all over the map. That’s the mentality behind our first EP,” said Andre.

Over the next few months and into the next year, DVBBS will be playing New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls with Deadmau5. They also aim to put out five new singles, eleven different tours worldwide and possibly finish an album.

Despite repeated attempts, The Cord was unable to reach the Wilfrid Laurier Students’ Union’s A-Team to shed more light on why the show was postponed. The show has been rescheduled for next semester.

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