Dutch EDM duo Vicetone are equally comfortable crafting cinematic instrumentals and vocal-driven club anthems, transitioning from their early DJ days as a remix act to producing their own club hits for labels like Spinnin' and Ultra Records in the mid-2010s. Working with vocalists like Kat Nestel on 2015's "Nothing Stopping Me" and Cozi Zuehlsdorff on the 2016 hit "Nevada," Vicetone became a festival favorite with major appearances at Miami's Ultra Music Festival, and headlined their own tours around the world.
Victor Pool and Ruben den Boer, friends since childhood, began producing dance music in their tiny home studio in rural Netherlands. Their melodic, bright-eyed tracks caught the attention of dance labels such as Monstercat, which issued their debut single, "Harmony," in 2012. Having already remixed hits by Adele, Maroon 5, and Calvin Harris, the duo made an easy transition to producing tracks with vocalists, starting with "Heartbeat" featuring Collin McLoughlin, which came out in 2013. Several more well-received singles followed, and Vicetone toured with Nicky Romero that summer and Australian duo Nervo in the fall. They released tracks on labels like Spinnin' Records, Revealed Records, and Ultra Records in 2014, in addition to performing at the Ultra Music Festival and TomorrowWorld Festival.
The duo kept delivering club and festival anthems, and in early 2016 they contributed a track to Warsongs, a remix album of music from the popular online game League of Legends. Vicetone's debut EP, Aurora, arrived on Spinnin' Records in April of 2016. That same year, their single "Nevada," featuring American singer/actress Cozi Zuehlsdorff, became a major streaming hit, followed not long after by the Tony Igy collaboration "Astronomia." In 2018, a second Zuehlsdorff collaboration, "Way Back," continued Vicetone's momentum, as did "Walk Thru Fire" featuring Meron Ryan. ~ Paul Simpson