Two heavyweight superstars of the electronic dance music scene, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have paired up with the juggernaut hit producer that is David Guetta and Illinois pop-trap empress Kiiara, for the irrefutably stylistic party anthem of the Summer; ‘Complicated’. The single is the first under their new long-term deal with Epic Amsterdam, the international label of Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands.
Counting a string of hit singles to their name, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are perhaps best known for recent platinum single success with ‘Higher Place’ featuring Ne-Yo, that also earned them their first #1 spot in Billboard Magazine’s Dance Chart, as ‘Hey Baby’ featuring Diplo – which to date has over 20 million YouTube views and 58+ million streams on Spotify – also landed the boys their second #1 atop the Billboard Dance Chart. Working with a crème de la crème of artists including Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, Fatboy Slim, Afrojack, Lil Jon and Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack of the latest “Pirates Of The Caribbean” movie, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike can now add yet another stand-out name of pop royalty to that list.
‘Complicated’ collaborators David Guetta and Kiiara both bring their indubitable style and feel to the record that, added with Dimitri & Mike’s impact, has the track segueing between a festival-ready crowd-chanting anthem and an unavoidable drive time radio hit. David Guetta has scaled countless highs throughout his career selling millions of records and working with everyone from Madonna, Justin Bieber, Nicky Minaj, Rihanna, Sia and Lady Gaga, to Snoop Dogg and Usher. The records topline vocalist is fresh-faced star Kiiara, who struck ‘Gold’ when the catchy vocal blips of her debut single went viral following its use in the new Apple Watch TV advertising campaign back in 2015, having amassed over 72 million plays and still growing, Kiiara’s ‘Gold’ has since found platinum status as her profile continues to soar.
Toon Martens, MD Sony Music Entertainment Benelux, expressed his pleasure at Dimitri Vegas & Like Milke’s signing to Sony by saying: “We are thrilled to welcome Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to the Sony Music family. Together with RCA in the US, Ministry of Sound in the UK and B1 Recordings in Germany we are gearing up for chart successes across the globe. The guys are most definitely one of the world’s biggest brands in electronic music and have been true pioneers pushing the limits of the live show experience over and over again. We are extremely proud they have chosen Sony Music for the next chapter of their journey.”