The Dutch-born, US based Vicetone‘s new track “Dopamine Junkie,” featuring prolific Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Ben Samama, may be made for easy listening, but it pays homage to one of the feelings every music fan holds onto for life-losing yourself in the experience of the perfect song. The duo opens with organic guitar instrumentals, setting the stage for ensuing breezy melodies and gently undulating beats; combined with its emotive vocals, “Dopamine Junkie” is the perfect upbeat anthem to prepare for the summer festival season. It also serves as a preview to Vicetone‘s upcoming 4-track EP, which is to be released this summer and supported by Vicetone’s Global EP-themed tour. Stay tuned for more new music and the official release coming very soon, and read on for more on their inspiration behind “Dopamine Junkie“:
“This record is all about that rush or dopamine that overcomes you when the drop hits just right. Our goal was to have the melodies constantly entrancing you all throughout the song. We love the combination of the bassline, guitars, piano, and vocals to make a very groovy yet still Vicetone-sounding dance record.” – Vicetone
Since forming in 2012, Vicetone have brought both sophisticated musicality and untamed imagination to all of their output. Musicians/producers Ruben den Boer and Victor Pool craft every song with profound attention to detail, creating an emotionally charged brand of dance music that’s led them to amass over 1 billion combined streams across all platforms to date and brought them global notoriety. In all of their material, Vicetone taps into the creative chemistry they discovered upon writing their first track together in college. Bound by a passion for groundbreaking dance music, the duo made their debut with 2012’s “Harmony” and promptly began landing gigs around Europe, eventually bringing their exhilarating live show to festivals around the world. As their global following grew exponentially, Vicetone soon took North America and Asia by storm. Successes include their 2019 single “Something Strange“, a #1 hit on SiriusXM‘s BPM channel, “Nevada” (over 212 million streams on Spotify), and a viral hit with “Astronomia” (almost 310 million streams on Spotify alone) – the track that soundtracked a global TikTok meme, quickly amassing over 1 million combined daily streams, which is certified Gold in France and Germany and also reaching Platinum in Norway, Sweden, and Finland. It was also top 10 on Spotify’s Global Viral Top 50 and the 2nd most Shazamed song worldwide. Delivering their most sonically ambitious body of work yet, Vicetone released their debut album – “Legacy,” on April 2nd, 2021 via Monstercat. Summer 2023 sees the release of their EP titled “Departing Reality“.