Dutch brothers Victor and Stephan Leicher ‘aka’ DubVision are fast conquering the world of dance music as scintillating duo DubVision. With everyone from Hardwell to David Guetta and Tiësto supporting their show-stopping productions, their prolific output has enjoyed immense exposure across the world.
Although born some eight years apart, the Leicher brothers soon bonded over music after being made to learn instruments by their parents. Victor (the younger of the two) began his experimentations in electronic music at a young age, using rudimentary computer programmes, which soon piqued the interest of Stephan. After time spent growing up in different countries, they eventually pooled their resources to form the act known as DubVision. We at The UFO Network had the awesome opportunity of talking with these talented producers and this is what they had to say!
Thanks for taking the time to sit down with us guys, it’s very cool to meet you both! Tell us about that first track that put you guys on the map in the electronic scene and the journey since.
We’ve been producing for a long time but the first track that put us on the map was ‘All By Myself’. Axwell started playing it out and eventually the Swedish House Mafia did too. That led to us doing a remix for Axwell’s label and the remix was another important track in the Swedish House Mafia set list for their last tour. That was when people started to know about us and we started touring ourselves.
Latest track / EP? What are you working on currently? Tell us more.
Our new track called ‘Steal The Moon’ has been released on the 13th of July on Armada and we’re super stoked! It’s a typical DubVision track with an amazing vocal. Other than that we just finished a remix for MartinGarrix’s new track called Ocean and we have a ton of new music for our side project with Firebeatz called ‘METAFO4R’
Check out both ‘Steal The Moon‘ and DubVision‘s remix of Martin Garrix‘s ‘Ocean’ below:
Please spill all the beans on EDC Las Vegas 2018! This was your first time performing with Firebeatz as METAFO4R right?
Yes that was the first time performing as METAFO4R and our first time playing EDC in general. It was such an amazing experience. We were very nervous before the set because we were only going to play new music. But the crowd went crazy straight away!
Did you guys do any gambling while you were in Sin City? And how much did you win/lose? Red or black?
Actually we didn’t haha. We didn’t have that much time in Vegas and we spent most time preparing for EDC in our hotel room. Next time we’re in vegas we’re going all in on black.
Give us the name of one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you listen to it?
Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child. Such a classic and a track that has everything we love; melodies, a good vocal and energy!
Have a listen to Swedish House Mafia’s – ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ below:
TOMORROWLAND 2018!!! Not long to go! How are you guys feeling?
Super excited! We’re performing as DubVision the first weekend on Afrojack’s ‘Jacked’ stage and then the second weekend we’re performing as METAFO4R on the mainstage. We preparing for both sets as we speak because we want to make them very special.
Check out Tomorrowland’s official full one hour set by METAFO4R ‘aka’ DubVision vs. Firebeatz
What artist/DJ/producer do you think the world should love as much as you do?
Axwell & Ingrosso have always been a big inspiration to us. Their eye for detail in their production is amazing.
How do you get a track started? Tell us a bit about your production process. How long does it take you to complete a track on average, do you ever get writer’s block and who has been your favourite collab?
We usually start with a melody and go from there. Finishing a track can take a couple of days but it can also take months. It all depends on the concept. If the concept is good and you know where to take it, finishing it only takes a couple of days. But finding a concept for a track that is unique and interesting is the biggest challenge. We get writers block from time to time but we try not to freak out about it and take some time off. Our favourite collab has been working with the Firebeatz guys. We’re all good friends and we have a similar vision about music.
Ok so you two are brothers with an 8 year age difference. How does that affect your creative/working relationship, do you guys ever fight like normal siblings?
Yea we fight from time to time like normal siblings but it’s important not to let it interfere with making music. But we think being brothers is a big advantage in this industry because you know you can trust each other and you can share all the experiences (good and bad).
Fan question: “How did you come up with the name DubVision?”
Actually there isn’t a cool story about that. We just thought of it and we thought it sounded cool so we decided to go with it. Later someone told us they thought it meant Dub as in Double + Vision, so 2 brothers 2 visions. We think that’s a pretty cool explanation 😉