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D.V.S* / Bio

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, Eskmo, Tycho, 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, Emancipator, and the Boulder Philharmonic.

He is steadily becoming a hot commodity on the US festival scene, with performances at Camp Bisco, Manifestation Celebration, Sonic Bloom, The Big Up, and many more.

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.

...and yes, the * is intentional.

"Coming Up For Air" double album (self released) 2011
“Jet Steam” (D.V.S* Remix)- Emancipator remix album (1320 records due Spring 2011)
“Ruberjunk” -Electronic Musician Mixtape Vol. 2
“Take- If We Don’t All Go Insane” (D.V.S* Remix)- Soulection.com International beat compilation

Several more releases available at iTunes, emusic, dvsmusic.net, and lostinsound.org.
~How it Ends Remix Ep (August 2010)
~Foxey Lady remix (May 2010)
~The Newell and Doran Mix (March 2010)
~Beyond the Looking Glass EP (Jan 2010)
~Before I Sing (Oct 2009)

General Info

Band Members
Derek VanScoten (D.V.S*)-producer, guitarist, DJ
Artist Name
Home Page
Active Since
Electronica / Downtempo / Guitars Galore

Contact Info

Austin, TX

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