Emancipator’s Loci Records is pleased to release my new 9 track project titled “Comfort Zone!” You can stream and download the project on Bandcamp, which includes an exclusive D.V.S* remix of Emancipator’s “Merlion”.
“The tracks here represent his most wholehearted commitment to downtempo. Using a golden combination of calculated synth work, guitars, banjos and mandolins, coupled with expert electronic programing, the melodies shine through as plush soundscapes for an extraterrestrial sunset. Loci label head Emancipator says about the project, “Each song on this album is an imaginative story told through sound. D.V.S* has created a most satisfying balance of beats, atmosphere, and leads, both familiar and boundary pushing.” -Live for Live Music
D.V.S* Disco Logo T shirts are now in stock. It’s a limited run, and I’m doing a special of $20 shirts that INCLUDE Shipping!!!
Order one here via my bandcamp page.
Thanks to “ElectroJam” for premiering the single off of Comfort Zone titled “Elbow From the Sky.”
“Naysayers who pigeonhole electronic production as a programmed, inorganic or contrived cousin to acoustic musical composition have to retract their bias when considering an artist like Derek Van Scoten (DVS), whose creative process and subsequent productions revolve around instrumentation. Since his earliest performances, DVS* has integrated instrumentation into his output; in 2010, he began as a solo act, lacing electronic tracking with live guitar. Since, he amassed a catalog of originals and toured alongside notable livetronica acts Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, and EOTO, among countless others.” READ MORE HERE
“There is something about a romantic endeavor that can move even the most hard-hearted person. The premiere release “We Could Be feat. Jayce” off of D.V.S’s upcoming Comfort Zone LP on Emancipator’s label Loci Records is just that, full of soul and secret longings. Jayce’s lovelorn stylings make this track along with the silky smooth synths and chilled out beat with an appropriate amount of distortion to keep things alternative. But Derek VanScoten has a well-known commitment to down tempo electronic music and using live instrumentation to create it.
Set to release on December 9th, his new album came at a special time, as he just became a father. Of the inspirations behind it VanScoten said, “I recently had a daughter, and since then I’ve taken a real close look at what does and does not work for me creatively. There’s only so much time when you become a parent, but that’s a blessing because every move is so much more intentional. It can be a very positive thing, because you’re only keeping what works.” And his new LP will be available for download on Loci Record’s Bandcamp, and select digital retailers come its due date.” -EARMILK
On Tuesday 10.28.14, low end music king Bassnectar released his Noise vs. Beauty Remixes on his own label Amorphous.
I’m thrilled to be part of this release with a dowmtempo flip of “So Butterfly.”
In the words of Bassnectar himself:
“After finishing Noise vs Beauty last spring, I began working on alternate endings and special deluxe versions of each track, morphing the personality of each song with different faces and unexpected attitudes. I sent out files and sounds to various trusted producers and remixers to see what would happen… the goal was to reinvent the concept of the album and recharge it from every angle.
The result is a horde of new remixes – and today we release a 22-track NVSB Remixes compilation, which also includes some Bassnectar remixes and brand new material, as well as 5 album-only bonus tracks. (We also have various alternates still incoming including remixes from Beats Antique and Active Sun!)
If you’ve been out on the NVSB Tour you’ll already have some favorites on here. But even the most hardened veterans amongst you will find some brand new exclusives to enjoy, and a couple of nice surprises…”
Grab the whole album HERE, and thanks to EDM.COM for the Premiere.
I dropped 2 tunes over the past week.
First off is my new version of Axé Baba. A few years have passed since I first tweaked this Mestre Accordeon song. I hope you dig.
Lotus released their new album “Gilded Age” last week. Peep my remix of “The Oaks” below, and order the whole album at the DL link.
Coast to coast dates start this weekend in Los Angeles. See you all out there!
Ticket links at: http://dvsmusic.com/tour
Sat 8.2 King King- Los Angeles, CA 10P set
Fri 8.8 Wild Woods Music and Arts Festival- Croydon, NH Late Night set
Sat 8.9 Chapel of Sacred Mirrors- Wappingers Falls, NY 9P set
Mon 8.10 Omega Insitute- Rhinebeck, NY 7p set
Fri 8.22 Bella Terra Music Festival- Stephentown, NY 3P set
Sat 8.23 Cosmic Ascension – Waubun, MN 9p set
Sat 8.30 The Paradox- Baltimore, MD 10P
Thu 9.18 Husson University- Bangor, ME 3P
Fri-Sat 9.19-20 Great North Festival, Norridgewock, ME set time TBD
Sat 10.25 Art Outside- Austin, TX set time TBD
I played a few sets at the wonderful Wakarusa festival last week.
Here’s 3 of my fave shots. New music out soon!
Shout out to Live Edits Lab and Phil Clarkin for these gems.
Happy Spring into Summer!
I just dropped my remix of “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac. It’s really really good.
In other, more humble news, one of my original songs was featured on the new “National Geographic Zero to 60″ video. It’s a climbing feature called The Honnold Perspective.
Peep it here: http://goo.gl/YpV0D9
And most importantly, check me out at these festivals and shows this summer!
Jun 05-08 Wakarusa Music and Arts Festival- Ozark, AR
Jun 19-21 Sonic Bloom- Fairplay, CO
Aug 08 Wild Woods Music and Arts Festival- Croydon, NH
Aug 09 Alex Grey’s Chapel Of Sacred Mirrors- Wappingers Falls, NY
Aug 11 The Omega Institute- Rhinebeck, NY
Sep 20-21 Greatnorth Fest- Norridgewock, ME
Thanks for listening- D.V.S*
Once again, I’ll be taking part in the music week @ SXSW this year.
Here’s my schedule!! Check the TOUR page or my FACEBOOK for more details.
Dropped a new remix today! Disclosure’s “Help me Lose My Mind!”
peep it now!