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Poll 2023: VINAI

From: Brescia, Italy 

DJ style: “Hard EDM.” 

Best known for: “Our old school hits ‘Bounce Generation’, ‘How We Party’ and our latest hit ‘Rise Up’.”

2023 marks the tenth year of VINAI’s appearance in the Top 100 DJs poll, affirming their popularity and demand in the scene and an ever-growing fanbase. Musically, the Italian brothers are in a league of their own. Born in Brescia, northern Italy, Alessandro and Andrea Vinai started DJing and producing in 2013, finding their sound in turbo-charged EDM and hooky house grooves. This year alone, VINAI released electro-pop and big room tunes on prolific labels Spinnin’ Records, Rave Culture and Signatune. The pair also collaborated with Italian progressive house outfit Marnik to remix ‘Rock My Body’ by R3HAB, Sash! and INNA. Recently, VINAI worked with Romanian singer Alexandra Stan on the summery piano house mutation ‘Believe’. As well as focusing on growing the brand of VINAI, the duo are knuckling down to their next project — launching their record label. The imprint will no doubt add another dimension to VINAI’s repertoire and amplify the music that’s helped to carve out their success today. Tour-wise, the siblings have brought their energetic selections to superclubs worldwide, counting stops in Dubai, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Japan, Denmark, Doha, and beyond. If their eye-watering schedule is anything to go by, VINAI aren’t slowing down anytime soon. 

Hero of 2023: “Skrillex."

Fave tune of 2023: “Eli Brown 'Be The One’.”

Best DJ set you’ve seen in 2023: “David Guetta."

What was the most exciting tech development of 2023? “M2 Max MacBook Pro. It’s just next level.”

Rising star DJ/producer of 2023: “Eli Brown.”

What gives you hope for 2024? “We hope that the market will fully recover worldwide and get back to pre-Covid levels.”