Release Date: out now
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, avid enthusiasts of the original track, embarked on a creative journey to reimagine ‘Thank You’ as a bootleg for their Ushuaïa Ibiza shows. Teaming up with W&W, they infused the distinct sound of their legendary collaboration ‘Arcade’ to reinvent the iconic melody into a stadium chant. The response from global audiences was immediate and fervent, with crowds worldwide roaring the iconic melody from the very first play. Enter Tiësto, recognizing the potential and offering his expertise to elevate the composition into the festival anthem it is today.
Initially, it was considered as a cover, as no one in their wildest dreams imagined Dido herself would jump on board. The project took an unexpected turn when live clips of the record went viral on social media. In an unexpected plot twist, Dido’s management reached out after witnessing the magic unfold at Tomorrowland, expressing her desire to be part of this extraordinary collaboration.
It’s one of those rare tracks that grabs every crowd and transcends genres, getting support from techno, trance, bigroom, hardstyle to even tech house and house DJs alike. From the grand mainstages with DJs like David Guetta, Diplo, Steve Aoki, Armin van Burren, to the underground sets of Vintage Culture and Gordo and many more, all have embraced and endorsed this exceptional record.
With thousands of fans across the globe already incorporating the live recording of the track into their Instagram and TikTok videos, its influence has reached even wider horizons. Notably, sports events such as the Champions League and WWE have seamlessly integrated snippets of the track into their social media clips.
Every now and then, a record emerges as the result of a perfect storm – undeniably, this is one of those unique moments!
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike x Tiësto x W&W x Dido – ‘Thank You (Not So Bad)’ is out now!
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ABOUT DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE //
Electronic music lovers and fans worldwide know Dimitri & Mike Thivaios as the monolithic brotherly duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike and as ambassadors of the worldwide phenomenon Tomorrowland. The brothers are superstars in the electronic music scene that earned the adoration of crowds around the globe. From becoming the first-ever duo to win the World #1 DJ’s crown at the prestigious DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll in 2015 and 2019, the twosome has stood firm and stayed in the Top 5 in the Poll since 2014. Their music has accounted for over 1.5 billion streams globally, earning them their fair share of Gold and Platinum discs. Whilst online, the duo’s presence is equally impressive, with a fan base of over 35 million fans across social media. Their viral content and music videos across platforms like TikTok and YouTube have accumulated over 2 billion views. With an agenda of about 150 shows per year all over the globe while running one of the most iconic record labels in the scene and producing some of the biggest electronic records of the past decade – it’s safe to say the brothers are two of the busiest artists in the game and have proved that together, they have what it takes to dominate the scene.
ABOUT TIËSTO //
GRAMMY Award-winning, platinum-certified, international icon, Tiësto has over 8 BILLION global streams across platforms, 36M+ Total Record Sales, 30M+ Social Audience & over 160M TikTok Video Views across users. The DJ and producer is the only artist to ever hold the titles of “The Greatest DJ of All Time” courtesy of Mixmag, “#1 DJ” according to Rolling Stone, and “The Godfather of EDM,” as proclaimed by Billboard. From his underground dance floor bangers to his high-profile Las Vegas residency and crossover success, Tiësto created the blueprint that defines what it means to be a success in today’s dance music world.
ABOUT W&W //
After meeting up in 2007, Willem van Hanegem and Ward van der Harst came together to form W&W and haven’t looked back since. The Dutch DJ and production duo have transcended the boundaries of genres and traversed the world with their globally acclaimed music and iconic live performances, becoming one of the most sought-after duos the world of electronic music has to offer, as well as ranking in DJ Mag’s Top 20 DJs for the past 10 years. They have performed at renowned festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra, EDC, and broke the world record in China with 24 shows in 27 days. W&W’s sound combines uplifting melodies of Trance, intensity of Electro, and the drive of Progressive, creating a unique and rebellious style. From their early hits like ‘Rave After Rave’ and ‘Bigfoot’ to recent favorites ‘God Is A Girl’, ‘Heaven Is A Place On Earth’, and ‘Rave Love’ their diverse productions appeal to multiple audiences. Under their alias NWYR, W&W continue to innovate and release trance-inspired productions. They run Rave Culture, a community-driven record label, and host a bi-weekly radio show with over 300,000 listeners. In 2020, they pioneered an XR augmented reality livestream and expanded it into Rave Culture Live, showcasing their DJ skills and productions. With over 60 shows annually and a massive social media following of over 10 million, W&W are true pioneers in the main stage electronic dance music scene.
ABOUT DIDO //
Dido Armstrong is the former backing singer (with her brother Rollo’s band Faithless) who emerged from the shadows to make two of the best-selling albums in British chart history. Dido’s titanic success swept her away. Released in 1998, No Angel’s success was slow burning, growing and growing to eventually become the bestselling album of 2001. All that time Dido was on the road, through the phenomenal Life For Rent in 2003, all the way to performing to a TV audience of billions at Live8 in 2005. Having toured for nine years straight, she then decided to stop. It was time for Dido to catch up with her own life. Safe Trip Home was released in 2008, with a more acoustic and orchestral ambience. She got married in 2008 and a son, Stanley, was born in 2011. Dido went on to release one more album, Girl Who Got Away, in 2013, but once again opted not to take it on the road. And now she’s back with her fifth album, Still On My Mind. Released in March 2019, the album wafts in like a beautiful breeze, a chilled-out tumble of sadness and joy, melancholy and bliss. Still On My Mind is only Dido’s fifth album in 20 years. And it is right up there with her best work. Dido also announced that she would tour for the first time in 15 years. “I love this album,” she says. “It’s been an absolutely magical experience making it. And I want people to hear it. So I think it’s time to go out there again.”