New DJ Devastate album blends Hip Hop, funk and jazz into new Swedish sound
From the unlikely background of mid-90s Sweden comes a Hip Hop DJ who is gathering fans wherever he goes. DJ Devastate’s jazz infused Hip Hop is finally available on a new album called Movement/Silence.
Lovers of Hip Hop, jazz and funk, are all going to be inspired and challenged by the inimitable sounds of “Movement/Silence” from DJ Devastate. Check out the album now at BBE Music Store or iTunes.
DJ Devastate’s international reach stems from Helsingborg in the southern part of Sweden where he creates intricate sounds with classic production techniques. His introduction to Hip-Hop culture was back in the mid 90s “golden era”, when the funky beats, rhymes and scratches being channelled inspired him to get involved: a decision he has never regretted.
It didn’t take long for DJ Devastate’s turntable skills to gain momentum and he ended the 90s on the decks, often showcasing advanced scratching and mixing techniques. Spending a lot of time on stage and in the record stores fuelled his vision of creating and producing music.
Subsequent years spent in studios culminated in a variety of collaborations and releases with Hip Hop artists such as: Masta Ace, Kut Masta Kurt, Maylay Sparks, Stricklin, Ed O.G and Reef the Lost Cauze, to name a few.
Rubbing shoulders with industry greats inspired DJ Devastate to pioneer his new, more personal and conceptual sound. The deep, soulful chords and harmonies of Jazz combined with the driving and organic sound of Funk were the leading inspiration for his new sound that quickly became a musical adventure. The goal was to create a full length album, an instrumental fusion between Jazz, Funk and Hip-Hop. An important factor was to keep the whole project instrumental and to work with musicians instead of vocalists.
Vintage instruments and studio gear mixed with the jazz tones and a raw Hip Hop beat formed the music and made an idea into an album concept. Ever the perfectionist, DJ Devastate is only now finally ready to present his full length debut album “Movement/Silence”. A record with mellow sounds and harmonies that touches the Jazz listener’s soul, with banging beats and scratches that make the Hip Hop heads nod.
Movement/Silence draws its appeal as an album from its masterful combination and in the duality of its musical concept. DJ Devastate describes the title “Movement/Silence” like this: “Music is all about catching a moment in time. This could be a single frame, a mental picture, a moment of clarity that fuels the feeling to create. To create music is to give birth to movement where there used to be silence.”
Don’t miss out on the DJ Devastate Movement, because this is a release you’re going to want in your collection! Get Movement/Silence from iTunes, Spotify or BBE Store. Alternatively, check out DJ Devastate’s blog: http://djdevastate.blogspot.com/ or MySpace: www.myspace.com/devastatemovement.
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