There’s nothing like the bonds of sibling-hood! Whether they’re sharing the spotlight or forging their own path, these siblings prove musical talent really does run in the family. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 hottest siblings in EDM – check it out!
Sister DJ/producer duo NERVO have been at the forefront of the global electronic music scene since 2010. Having become the highest ranking female DJs of all time in the influential DJ Mag Top 100 poll and appearing regularly on the covers of fashion magazines, their unique appeal has lead to a fan base totaling millions across the globe. Born in Australia, Mim and Liv Nervo fell in love with music from a young age. Their unrivaled work ethic and innate talent paid off as their writing skills have seen them pen hits for the likes of Ke$ha, Kylie Minogue, and Kelly Rowland with the latter (The Grammy-winning ‘When Love Takes Over’) being co-written alongside David Guetta. In addition to their production skills, Mim and Liv are also extremely talented DJs who regularly headline shows and festivals worldwide, including recent appearances at Ultra Music Festival, TomorrowLand and Ushuaia, Ibiza as well as their residency at Omnia and summer pool residency at Foxtails – both in Las Vegas. With an increasingly hectic schedule, it is hard to imagine how NERVO find time to fulfil their roles as brand ambassadors for Tag Heuer, Ballantine’s Scotch Whisky, and clothing company Franklin & Marshall.
The Italian brothers Alessandro and Andrea Vinai have spent the last few years honing their sound and keeping Bounce music alive. 2015 was a big year for the brothers as they released eight songs including their debut collaboration with Harrison on ‘The Wave’, which hit over 4 million views on YouTube alone. They even gave away two of their tracks as free downloads. In the summer they played at some of the world’s most prestigious clubs and festivals, including Amnesia Ibiza, Zouk in Singapore, Tomorrowland, and Mysteryland. These two are projected to have an even bigger year in 2016.
Matisse & Sadko
For the last years, Russian duo Matisse & Sadko have been building a name with strong mainstage anthems, released on labels like Spinnin’ Records, DOORN Records, Size and Axtone. Last year their climb to the top was underlined with the release of two records, produced in collab with world renowned DJ Martin Garrix. Both ‘Break Through The Silence’ and ‘Dragon’ turned festival hits, gaining support from all major artists out there.
Showtek are Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen, two brothers who live for electronic dance music. They have passion that they turn into creation, producing music that shattered all expectations in just under a decade of hitting the scene. Showtek have sold out shows in all four corners of the globe on the biggest stages and stunned at every turn.
There are not many artists that leave an imprint like Shermanology does. Bringing their uplifting sounds with extraordinary energy and unique live vocals, the Sherman siblings have realized a comprehensive resume of imposing performances, productions and collaborations with artists such as Afrojack, Avicii and Fedde Le Grand. The duo has dabbled with just about every genre from deep house to dirty dutch and big room, electro/progressive-house. Their recent EP, ‘The Phylosophy’, released on Dirty Soul Music has resonated on a global scale with house music fans.
Krewella, formed in 2007, consist of songwriting/vocalist sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf. Their music is a blend of self-produced electro house and dubstep, with influences of many other EDM styles. In December 2011 Monstercat signed Krewella and in June 2012, Krewella released their EP Play Hard. The album rose to #1 on Billboard’s Dance Radio Airplay chart and the single placed on the Pop Radio Airplay charts. Krewella has headlined at EDM festivals around the globe including Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Stereosonic,Spring Awakening, Sunburn Festival and Paradiso festival. These live performances earned the 2012 International Dance Music Award for “Best Breakthrough Artist.” After their performance at Ultra Music Festival 2013, Billboard declared that “Krewella is going to be huge!” Their debut album “Get Wet,” charted in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 200 in its first week. Krewella are currently working on a new Extended Play, in which they intend to complete in time for a 2016 tour.
Hailing from the Netherlands, Dutch brothers Victor and Stephen Leichen are fast conquering the world of dance music as the dynamic duo DubVision. They are as known for their energetic tunes drenched with emotion, as they are for their uplifting melodies and big beats. With a style varying from progressive tech-house to sweet house tunes, the pair cover a wide range of genres. The duo’s first release “All By Myself” on Spinnin’ created a huge buzz in electronic music. The track was featured on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection, Tiësto’s Clublife, David Guetta’s F*ck Me I’m Famous and Afrojack and Bobby Burns’ Jacked. Once the track was released, it hit #8 on the Progressive House Chart on Beatport and #25 overall. DubVision are true stars on the rise, remember the name because you’ll be hearing it a lot in 2016.
The Canadian brothers really haven’t slowed down since their first hit ‘Tsunami’ in 2013. They have had four singles reach #1 on Beatport – ‘Stampede’, ‘Raveology’, ‘Gold Skies’ and ‘Raveheart’, while several others have charted as well. They have acquired residencies at two of Vegas’ most prestigious nightclubs, Hakkasan and Omnia. Additionally, they have performed at the world’s largest music festivals including Tomorrowland, Creamfields, TomorrowWorld, EDC Vegas, Ultra and Made in America. DVBBS decided to host their very first own festival Mount Woozy at TD Echo Beach in Toronto, Canada – with the event selling out before they even announced the line-up.
They earned the #16 spot in 2015’s DJ Mag Top 100 chart. These two, along with the launch of their very own label KANARY, have a prosperous career ahead of them.
Disclosure are Guy and Howard Lawrence, two brothers from the UK making house/future music. The Grammy-nominated duo that have established themselves as keen musical curators effortlessly combining the 2-step garage rhythms and dubstep bass-lines of their locale with their own rich musical heritage of soul, jazz and 90s hip hop. The group had their first UK hit in October 2012 with “Latch”, co-written with Jimmy Napes and featuring the vocals from Sam Smith, which peaked at number 11 in the UK Singles Chart. The group maintained their momentum into 2013 – they were voted into the BBC Radio 1xtra ‘Hot Ten For 2013’ and scored two consecutive top 10 hit singles in “White Noise” (#2) (with AlunaGeorge) and “You & Me” (#10) (with Eliza Doolittle). They released their full debut album, ‘Settle,’ debuting at number one on the UK Albums Chart, charting in many countries across Europe and Australia. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Album. Following the worldwide success of their album ‘Settle’ and a worldwide tour, the duo began working on their second album ‘Caracal,’ featuring vocals from Sam Smith, Lorde, Gregory Porter, Kwabs, The Weeknd, NAO, Miguel, Jordan Rakei and Brendan Reilly. The album was released on September 25, 2015.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
The trailblazing brothers have solidified themselves as one of EDM’s most in-demand live acts, reaching #1 on DJ Mag’s highly coveted Top 100 DJs List, building an audience of over 7 million Facebook “likes”, scoring 10 Beatport number ones, and lighting up main stages of festivals like Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Creamfields and many more.
In the course of their illustrious career so far, brotherly duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have scored 10 #1 Beatport hits and multiple iTunes number ones. They earned the title of “Main Stage Residents” at the global Tomorrowland festival in Belgium, USA (TomorrowWorld), and Brazil. They’ve hosted residencies at both Hakkasan in Las Vegas and Amnesia in Ibiza. Meanwhile, the video for their 2015 smash “The Hum” [vs. Ummet Ozcan] starred Charlie Sheen and Jean-Claude Van Damme and is closing in on 31 million views.
Amongst many accolades, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike received the 2014 Beatport Award for the “Artist of the Year”, while the worldwide club hit “Mammoth” achieved “Track of the Year”. They also garnered “Best Artist (Group)” and “Best European DJ” at the 29th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMAs). They’ve also been tapped for collaborations with everybody from Steve Aoki to Steve Angello to Swedish House Mafia to Diplo to Tiësto, and more.