D.V.S* ( Electro Hip Hop/Brightstep/Skygaze )
Brooklyn based producer D.V.S* (aka Derek VanScoten) creates that elevated feeling in the listener’s chest with his guitar-soaked experimental dance beats.
He currently has music released on Daly City Records, Soulection, 1320 Records, Electronic Musician Magazine, and his own label, Octave Memory Tapes.
Over the last 2 years, D.V.S* has spent considerable time on the road with electronic acts as varied as Random Rab, Bluetech, Tipper, FreQnasty, Big Gigantic, Lotus, MartyParty, emancipator, 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 envelope of futuristic rhythms and timbres, D.V.S* hasn't always experienced music via a laptop, synths and midi controllers. Influences include 19th century romantic music, motown, swing, salsa, bossa nova, afrobeat, traditional folk music from multiple cultures, hip hop, and of course, rock n' roll.
CC is an audio/visual experience inspired by the culturally solidifying nature of creativity and the socially solidifying nature of connection and understanding- which, in short, means: loud music + pretty art + lovely friends. come experience the creative common~
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