Derek VanScoten (D.V.S.*) with Mindstream and Basek


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Derek VanScoten (D.V.S.*)
Derek VanScoten is a guitarist/ producer/ educator in Brooklyn, NY. He strives to create that elevated feeling in the listener's chest with his guitar-soaked experimental dance beats.

He currently has music released on Soulection, 1320 Records, Gravitas Recordings, Daly City, Electronic Musician Magazine, and his own label, Octave Memory Tapes.

Over the past few years, D.V.S* has spent considerable time on the road with electronic acts Random Rab, Tycho, Bluetech, Tipper, FreQnasty, Big Gigantic, Lotus, MartyParty, emancipator, Michal Menert, Ana Sia, Beats Antique, and EOTO.

No stranger to the live band scene, he has also performed as a respected multi-instrumentalist with acts as diverse as DJ Logic, Devotchka, The Motet, and the Boulder Philharmonic.

While his current beatsmithing pushes the boundaries of futuristic rhythms and timbres, Derek also enjoys 19th century romantic music, motown, swing, bossa nova, afrobeat, good folk music, hip hop, and of course, rock n' roll.

...and yes, the * is intentional.

Mindstream music spans across the genres of EDM from dubstep and electro to funky down tempo and hip hop. Each song aims to create a sonic atmosphere that uses sounds familiar to bass heavy electronic dance music to build environments for instrumentation and musical improv. Live shows always feature Chris Mack on various organic and electronic instruments and often bring in other guest musicians and artists like live painters to make each show a unique audio visual journey.


10 PM, $5, 21+

Wonder Bar
186 Harvard Avenue in Allston
"Harvard Avenue" stop on Green line B

Music Ecology is a Boston based event production collective formed in the summer of 2009. Our weekly Tuesday night residency at Wonder Bar, a monthly residency at Machine as well as numerous events throughout the city have exposed Boston audiences to numerous local, national and international talent. Our upcoming shows include

Genesis featuring Encanti & The Statesmen (Machine 5/5)
Heyoka & ELECTRONICAnonymous (Wonder Bar 5/8)
OPIUO & BBP Album Release (Wonder Bar 5/15)

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