First Listen: Minaya & Vikus, Spiro "Overdrive"
Shane Vikus and Daniel Minaya
Courtesy of Robert Sorey Photography
OC's very own Minaya & Vikus will hit another milestone in their careers today as their long awaited original track "Overdrive" hits Beatport courtesy of Boiler House Records. Already having a remix released in September on INTOTHEAM Records which reached #4 on the Progressive House Top 100 Release Chart, "Overdrive" is much bigger than their Archie's "Desire" remix. They collaborated with fellow Orange County producer Spiro to create something that is a lot more electrifying with an in-your- face punch of big room progressive house sure to rock dance floors everywhere.
"It was great getting in the studio to work with Spiro," says Daniel Minaya. "Our sounds are very similar in a way so once we all got together the ideas came about naturally. We knew exactly what kind of track we wanted and just went for it." Minaya & Vikus have been on fire this year after being hand-picked from a DJ contest to open for Swedish House Mafia's Steve Angello at the Hollywood Palladium. Since then they have headlined their own shows all over OC, LA and Las Vegas. Besides being recently signed to AOC Talent Agency, just last weekend Minaya & Vikus played another Insomniac Event featuring the legendary Pete Tong with Eats Everything and Audrey Napoleon at Exchange LA.
*Minaya & Vikus' Blockbuster DJ Double Team
*Steve Angello's Size Matters Party - Hollywood Palladium - 5/12/12
*Eats Everything is Pudgy, But Gets a Better Onstage Workout Than the Average DJ
It was only natural that they would take their careers to the next level and begin producing original work. Spiro is an Icon Collective School of Music graduate and has been friends with Shane Vikus for a while. They decided to help each other collaborate on this new original track in hopes of having it reach the top of the EDM charts like their Archie remix. They also enlisted Tubetek and 92Lew for remixes that make "Overdrive" delightfully different allowing it to garner attention from different EDM tastes with their deep house and chill sounds.
The official release party for "Overdrive" will be this Saturday as Minaya & Vikus open for Chris James at the Yost Theater. James is best known for his vocals on the Deadmau5 track "The Veldt" and is sure to be a treat for the OC dance music enthusiasts. "We have so much to celebrate from the release of our track to Shane's birthday," says Minaya. "Not only will our friends and family be out in full force ready to party, but the Yost is like our second home so we will be sure to drop some special edits, bootlegs and unreleased original material to keep everyone moving." Not to mention the duo will keep the party going at Drai's After Hours in Las Vegas on Sunday night. With the release of this track and their continued success it's no wonder Minaya & Vikus have been on our radar all year and were voted "OC's Best Club DJs" in OC Weekly.
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