Tag: Chantel

Valentine’s Cover and Mochipet Remix!

Posted on 02/13/12 by DVS*
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Chantel and I whipped up a sultry cover of Paul McCartney’s “Baby” I’m Amazed” for Valentine’s Day. Check it out!

 

Also out this week (Tues 2.14) on 1320 records is my slide guitar meets glitch hop remix of Mochipet’s “Dinosaur Anthem” Check out all the “Chixclub” remixes at 1320records.com.

Winter tour starts this week as well!





“Coming Up For Air” is out now!!!!

Posted on 11/01/11 by DVS*

All year long, I’ve been back and forth between the road and the studio, with these pieces of music lingering in my ears. Today is the day where I show you the fruits of my labor. Today I release my second album. Today is harvest day.
 
For a limited time, “Coming Up For Air” will be available exclusively though the D.V.S* bandcamp page at dvsmusic.bandcamp.com.
 
 
This double album contains 30 songs broken into 2 hemispheres. 
 
Volume 1 (DUSK) showcases 15 sizzling dancefloor tracks.  Hip hop, dubstep, electrofunk, and moombaton are all explored through the lens of an electric guitar.
 
Volume 2 (dawn) illuminates the more relaxed side of my work, with 15 sexy downtempo tunes. Slide guitar, layered voices, and mandolin harmonies were welcomed into the spotlight for these compositions.
 
Special guests include producers Michal Menert & Kappa, violinist Govinda, vocalists Chantel, Arman Christoff & Mestre Acordeon, and emcee Dust77.
 
DigBoston comments on the (dawn) sound by saying, “It’s as though he crossed sound waves with Bon Iver, only to meet Flying Lotus, all the while running alongside Thom Yorke. Many musicians can keep you moving all night, but few know a soundtrack for welcoming day-break, while bringing comfort to the soul.” 
 
I hope you dig. Please spread the word, by telling all your friends. I will greatly appreciate it.  We both deserve this honor.





“Coming Up For Air” Trailer

Posted on 10/11/11 by DVS*

Here it is! The album cover and video trailer for my double album “Coming Up For Air,” out on 11.1.11. Two volumes, Dawn and Dusk, feature violinist Govinda, beatsmith Michal Menert, vocalist Chantel, capoeriaista Mestra Accordion, and up and comer Kappa.





Fall 2011 News!

Posted on 09/03/11 by DVS*

After an amazing summer of playing festivals 13 out of 14 weekends in a row, I’m back in the clubs this fall.

The remainder of “Coming Up For Air’” will drop in late October/ Early November, and be a double album (yes, in an age of singles and ep’s, I’m releasing a double album).

On the tour front: I’ll be hitting several new places, as well as some old favorites. Due to popular demand, I’ve also been added to all 4 nights in Colorado with my man emancipator! I’ll be opening each night, and most likely joining him for parts of his set as well!

Hope to see you at the shows below!!!  -Derek

Fri Sep 23 Sonar- Baltimore, MD,  w/ Heyoka

Fri Sep 30 House of Blues- Dallas TX, w/ Govinda

Fri Oct 7 Red Square- Albany, NY w/ Dirty Paris

Sat Oct 15 MAPS Party- NYC, NY

Sun Oct 16 House of Yes- Brooklyn, NY w/ Marco Benevento, Billy Martin, Damn Right, Adam Wien, & Tucci.

Thurs Oct 20 Putnam Den- Saratoga Springs, NY w/ Third Nature

Sat Oct 22 Lespeshtival @ Kaplan Farm,- Millerton, NY

Tue Oct 25 Music Ecology @ Wonderbar- Allston, MA

Thurs Oct 27 Stone Church- New Market, NH

Sat Oct 29 Community Center for Music and Art- Ithaca, NY w/ Brothers Past & Wobblesauce

Wed  Nov 16 Three20south- Breckenridge, CO  w/ Emancipator

Thu Nov 17 Agave -Avon, CO w/ Emancipator

Fri Nov 18 Aggie Theatre- Fort Collins, CO, w/ Emancipator & Tycho

Sat Nov 19 Summit Music Hall- Denver, CO w/ Emancipator & Tycho

Sun Nov 20 Mountain Sun- Boulder, CO w/ Benny Loco & Paul Basic