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“We’ve stumbled upon some magic here.” Vibe.com
Amidst a land of hypnotic beats and majestic guitar melodies reigns the music of D.V.S* (aka Derek VanScoten). Known for his catchy remixes, D.V.S* recently reached a new level with his latest official remix for Bassnectar’s “So Butterfly.” In 2013 his remix of The Beatles’ “Because” broke the top 5 on Hype Machine, gaining the producer international attention.
His productions have been released Amorphous, Soulection, Loci, 1320 records, Pretty Lights Music, Gravitas, Cantora, Dub Lab, and many more.
As a diverse performer, D.V.S* has spent considerable time on the road with electronic acts including Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, Emancipator, Tycho, Cherub, EOTO, Tipper, Lotus and Pantyraid.
As a respected multi-instrumentalist, he has performed with diverse talents like Devotchka, The Motet, DJ Logic, and the Boulder Philharmonic.
Festival highlights include: Lights all Night, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Lightning in a Bottle, Sonic Bloom, SXSW, The Manifestation Celebration, Gathering of the Vibes, and San Francisco Bicycle Day.
His musical dreamscapes offer a joyful perspective: full of playful chimes and driving percussion. – elektrodaily.com
D.V.S* takes you to another level through smooth builds, lovely melodies, and heartwarming percussive elements. -whiteraverrafting
D.V.S* is always a favorite of mine with his consistently solid production skills and creative remixes of all types of music.- the wax hole
I did not expect it, but D.V.S* has completely blown me away with his sparkling downtempo tracks. -musigh
“The musical ability of D.V.S* is mind-blowing. It’s a bit different and we love it.” Do Androids Dance
“Positively dreamy” Songster
“Music Capable of transcending the rock/ electronica gap.” Relix
The lovechild of Lunice and Ratatat. – SF Public Works