YVES V SHARES HIS FAVOURITE CROATIAN HOTSPOTS AND BEST KEPT SECRETS
The enthusiasm that emanates from Belgian big-room artist Yves V continues to burn with the stellar magnitude of a supernova. His placing in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs rankings across multiple years since 2014 has only reflected further the rise within the industry that Yves V has submitted to, reaching international standing amongst his peers and global dance fans as a producer and DJ of high acclaim. Whilst his music now fills the playlists of the biggest DJs on the planet, gaining support from heavyweights including David Guetta, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Armin van Buuren and Radio 1’s Danny Howard and Pete Tong, Yves’s name can also be found listed on billings for some of the most prestigious parties in the world.
His sets have illuminated the mainstage of iconic events that include Tomorrowland, Sensation, Amsterdam Dance Event, David Guetta in Concert and Mysteryland, whilst winning over the dancefloors at some of the scene’s most iconic clubs, including #1 club in the World Brasil’s Green Valley, Jakarta’s Warehouse Project, Pacha and Ushuaia Ibiza as well as World’s Largest Club at Germany’s World Club Dome. On the road his global exploits have led to a series of long and successful tours throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Brasil, Spain, France, Italy, India, Croatia, his native home of Belgium and debut trip to Beijing earlier this year. He catches up with music and culture editor Frankie to discuss his Croatia highlights and secrets!
YVES V INTERVIEW WITH FRANKIE SALT
Do you have a personal highlight from your gigs or an experience you have had in Croatia?
ZRCE Spring Break was amazing! The crowd, the atmosphere and the location was just so stunning as well, right on the breach to bring the biggest Summer vibe!
In your opinion, why is the Adriatic Coast such a winner?
I think a big part of it is the beautiful scenery all across the coast. It is breathtaking and perfect for the summer months when the weather is perfect. It has a real Mediterranean feel but in it’s own individual way; fresh foods, fun parties and the perfect break that is easy to get to from all over Europe.
If you have a place, which you don’t mind sharing – do you know of anywhere special, & a bit off the map in Croatia? Could be a restaurant, hidden beach?
Boskinac is an amazing hotel that also has a winery and Michelin-starred restaurant on-site, such a great relaxing place. Everything from the architecture, that is classic stone set into the hills, over to the blue skies – it’s an amazing must-visit!
If you could play any party in Croatia, which event would it be & why?
The club at ZCRE Beach that has been voted one of the best in Croatia many times!
What 3 words would you use to describe the culture of Croatia?
Energetic, Independent, diverse.