Fresh faces in this year’s Top 100 DJs poll, Swedish DJ and producer duo Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman have been making the rounds on the progressive scene for the best part of 10 years. They released their first single, ‘Ignited’, on Nero Recordings in 2011, and have since shared records on Spinnin’ Records, Size Records, and their own Buce Records. Predominantly home to their own productions, Buce Records has also welcomed Vangelis and Wyman’s peers in the form of Dirty Twist, Envyro, and Noizy Mark.
Their DJing and production, the duo say, is “Swedish style”, with supersized festival anthems in both their sets and back catalogue. Fitting, then, that they’ve played at some of the world’s biggest dance music festivals, including Belgium’s Tomorrowland, and had their tracks shared in sets by the likes of Dirty South, Martin Garrix, Swedish House Mafia, and Tiësto.
During lockdown, the two artists spent much of their free time in the studio and have written and produced around ten “signature” tracks ready for release when the “industry rises again”.
What three things have most helped you through Coronavirus Lockdown?
“Studio, family, refurnishing our houses – we never had the time before.”
What lessons should the industry learn from this crisis?
“Music will always be the keystone of your career, if you don’t have the music you could possibly fade away both financially and profile-wise. Know your rights and be careful!”
What steps need to be taken to address the racism in the dance music scene?
“Racism will never be accepted, music and the festivals is where we all join up and have a good time regardless of where you come from. Educate the uneducated. Good vibes only!”
What industry changes are you personally pushing for to make the dance music scene more inclusive?
“Never judge a book by its cover, you never know who will change your life (life-long motto of ours). Some of the best collaborations we have had as writers/producers have been with slightly less known musicians and producers.”
What’s the greatest dance music track of all time?
“This is a tough one. But considering mixing, innovation, overall playability and recognition: ‘Greyhound’ by Swedish House Mafia.”