Lucas & Steve is a Dutch DJ duo from Maastricht in the Netherlands formed by house DJs Lucas de Wert and Steven Jansen. The duo was formed in 2010 and joined Spinnin' Records in December 2014.
Lucas and Steve met as teens and started collaborating in secondary school. It didn't take them long to team up as full-time DJs because their shared taste in music. Last month, Lucas & Steve sat down with Billboard Radio China after their first Creamfields Guangzhou performance to talk about their first festival in China and their new music.
Speaking the EDM difference between Asia and Europe, they said the market in Asia keeps growing bigger while EDM in Europe is so huge that it has already hit the ceiling, with no more room to grow. “Every time when we come back to Asia], there are more fans, not just us but also the genre. It's a beautiful thing to see and to be part it,” Lucas shared.
The two-time Buma Awards winners released their new song, “You Don't Have to Like It” featuring Janieck, just before the festival season starts. Lucas & Steve actually composed the song a year ago, and the energy and the vibe are a bit different than what they used to produce. “We wanna make a track that people could chill on and just listen to, on the radio, online streaming or even in party,” Lucas said.
The track has been well-received by fans and listeners, and is growing popularity on radio and at festivals. Watch the video for “You Don't Have to Like It” here:
And, some good news for Lucas & Steve's fans: They are going to release a new track monthly in 2018, starting this month after their China tour. Check out the full interview with Lucas & Steve at Billboard Radio China.