From DJing in the worlds most famous clubs to playing the most prestigious festivals, from playing an intimate acoustic set to performing with 30 piece Orchestra, Dirty Vegas have done them all.
In a career that started over 10 years ago, they have released chart topping music, won the highest awards, scored movies and remixed world class artists.
The band’s debut single “Days Go By,” originally released in 2001, appeared on a television advertisement for Mitsubishi. The single, and its wonderfully magnetic original video, not only catapulted them to Grammy success (for Best Dance Recording in 2003), but was a huge benchmark that helped set a whole new model for the marketing of music. Following the release of the album, the band went onto tour the four corners of the globe, developing a reputation as a powerful and entertaining live act. In a rollercoaster two years, the band headlined their own worldwide tour, supported such like-minded artists as Moby, Underworld and Groove
Armada. The band went on to sell 1million albums and was even named Electronic Artist of the Year by Playboy in 2002.
2004, saw the band release their second album ‘One’, which saw them tour the world again, the song ‘Walk into the Sun’ hit the Billboard Dance chart at No.1 and songs from the acclaimed album we’re used in major Film and TV shows such as ‘The O.C’, and ’One Tree Hill’ and Films such as ’Running Scared’ and ‘Goal’. In 2005, after a sell-out show at the Sheperds Bush Empire in London, the boys decided they need some time to work on personal projects. It was at the end of 2008 while Steve was recording in London when he met up with Ben and Paul, and spoke of working on new material.
Without the pressures of a recording contract or label executives issuing directives, the trio found a fresh kind of positivity and Dirty Vegas reformed. In 2009, the guys we’re asked to write and record the ‘Anthem’ for the prestigious IMS Summit , hosted by Pete Tong in Ibiza. The song ‘Tonight ’ was recorded live at the Summit, and Above and Beyond remixed the track on Day 2. With proceeds going to Dance4life, powerhouse Toolroom Records stepped up and released the track and scored a Beatport Top Ten. News of the band re-forming soon spread and they heading out again to play shows all over the world, with Live performances at Glastonbury and Creamfields, as well as DJ shows on every continent. April 2011, saw the release of their 3rd studio album ‘Electric Love’, released on renowned San Francisco label Om Records, the praise came quickly. On its release, ‘Electric Love’ entered the i-tunes ‘Dance’ album chart at No.3. Los Angeles radio station KCRW made ‘Little White Doves’ from the album, its ‘Record of the Week’. While the band headed out on a full US Tour taking in cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Washington D.C. Festival performances such as Ultra Music Festival, Coachella and SxSw, the message was that the band we’re back. International success came too, with ‘Little White Doves’ reaching No.6 on South Africa’s 5FM’s national Top 40 chart.
So far, 2012 has been a year of working on new material, one of these is a super collaboration with Billboard chart topping stars Sultan and Ned Shepard, and rising Swedish producer Thomas Sagstad. The single ‘Somebody to Love’ released on 10th Sept, found huge support from DJ’s such as Steve Angello, Tiesto, Axwell and XM Sirius Radio (USA). With more releases planned for 2012 and 2013, it doesn’t look like things are going to slow down anytime soon.