Recently, DJ-producer, Devault, released his newest masterpiece, the JADE EP. Along with the project’s initial release is a new music video that was created for all 4 tracks of the project. JADE is introduced in the music video as a kind of simulation program that the characters are a part of. The music in the
Orange County native DEVAULT has rapidly made a name for himself over the past two-years, thanks to enamoring original releases and high profile remixes for everyone from Alessia Cara and DJ Snake to Rihanna. The 22-year-old has demonstrated his prowess in house, deep house, and even bass-laced tunes, but he has been showcasing a new side of himself in 2019.
At the beginning of the year, DEVAULT teased upcoming four-track EP, JADE, and released the first track of the compilation, “RUNWAY,” earlier this month. The track was what the producer dubbed as his ‘most energetic record to date,’ and it was a worthy taste of what was to come on the EP as a whole.
DEVAULT spoke with Dancing Astronaut about the project, explaining, “The goal of Jade was to push the boundaries of my own sound, as I felt when it came to a live performance there was something missing. I wanted to create music that’s my own version of club music, almost like a haunting runway show where I’m the curator for the night.”
“After my first EP, I felt like I needed to expand and push myself into something less polished, more in your face and raw. Like the initial scene from my video of the group of men vandalizing the car, I wanted to let out this side to me and it feels liberating. It’s instrumental focused, and something where I plan on releasing more music in a similar fashion. A place where the music and visual experience goes hand in hand,” DEVAULT added.
JADE is comprised of four tracks: “MAFIA,” “BLADE,” “RUNWAY,” and “RAINSTORM.” Each tells its own story, but all are unified by a dark energy and instrumentally driven sound. The producer notes that the best way to truly appreciate JADE is for listeners to immerse themselves in the accompanying film for the EP. The film is meant to be an open-ended, engaging experience where viewers can watch the characters seamlessly transition from scene to scene, in sync with the music. JADE is out now via Geffen/Interscope.
DEVAULT has released the first taste from his upcoming EP, JADE. The new song is called “RUNWAY,” and the theme follows a similarly haunting atmosphere from previous works. With intricate sound design paying homage to dark 80’s new wave, DEVAULT looks to bring forward his his most authentic and raw work.
The instrumental-focused JADE will lay the groundwork for a 13-minute menacing visual installment. In a statement, DEVAULT describes the project as “a place where the music and visual experience goes hand in hand.”
Each week, New Music Friday sweeps through with torrential force, showering streaming platforms with immeasurable amounts of new tunes. Just like Dancing Astronaut rounds up 25 of the biggest songs of the week for the Hot 25 Spotify playlist each New Music Friday, Lunar Lunes serves as a landing pad for SoundCloud users who want a whole new dose of tunes to kick off the work week.
Perhaps March 25th’s biggest release is a fiery collaboration between CONFESSION‘s Tchami and Ibranovski by the name of “Omega.” DEVAULT puts his own mellow spin on Alessia Cara‘s “Out of Love,” and Oliverse cranks up the intensity on a remix of Emalkay’s “Fabrication.” Golf Clap keep things smooth and grooving with their new single, “Demo Tapes,” and Riggi & Piros join forces with MOTi for “Side 2 Side.” Delta Heavy reveal their 11-track Only In Dreams LP, featuring “Replicant” with KUURO, and CloZee puts her own worldly downtempo twist on Axel Thesleff’s “Eco.” Zack Martino takes on Armin van Buuren‘s “Lonely For You” with Bonnie McKee, and Sullivan King throws it back to 2005 with a hardcore remix of Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” Grant returns to Monstercat for a contemplative new single, “Wishes,” and W&W and Maurice West link up on “Matrix.” MYRNE taps Sam Rui and Gentle Bones for “Call, Call Me,” and Amon Tobin previews his forthcoming studio album with the release of “Vipers Follow You.”
DEVAULT adds another high-profile remix to his slate of official remixes, this time in the form of his rendition on Alessia Cara‘s “Out of Love.” The producer shows he has mastered dark sonic foreshadowing as eerie chords lead into raw house notes, blending with stunning vocals to create a polarizing whole with his spin on “Out of Love.”
DEVAULT is known for a sound that can be all over the map. Whether he is producing hip-hop or tropical house, the producer manages to infuse his own unique and retro flair into his soundscapes. DEVAULT spoke about his remix in an official release, stating, “I was beyond thrilled to be given this opportunity to do a remix for Alessia, she’s so gifted. The goal was to take this vocal and give it more of a night drive feeling, and we created a small visual to connote that exact idea.”
Up-and-comer Devault has been all over the map when it comes to new music releases, experimenting with everything from hip-hop productions to now tropical house. His music has characteristically remained downtempo with ominous undertones, especially compared to his hectic and high-energy sets. The producer has released new single, “Steele,” that is a definite departure from past releases, showcasing his prowess as a multi-genre producer and proving not every release has to be infused with dark and sinister sounds.
House undertones support bouncing Caribbean synths, taking “Steele” into tropical house territory. Momentary upbeat melodic track breaks fall away into echoing and distant-sounding vocals. The smooth tune manages to have a calming effect on the listener, making it another diverse addition to the producer’s growing catalog.
Made Event‘s titanic New York-based festival, Electric Zoo, is celebrating its tenth birthday this Labor Day Weekend, August 31st–September 2nd. To mark the momentous double-digit occasion, the wildlife-themed event has added two more headlining artists in Alesso and Tiësto to join the star-studded cast of talent that already tops the 2018 bill: Kaskade, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, and Virtual Self.
California-based producer Devault has been quickly ascending into notoriety thanks to a string of quality releases, in addition to landing an official remix for DJ Snake‘s “A Different Way.” The up-and-comer is back with a new track titled “Leave Me Now.”
“Leave Me Now” combines an interesting house backdrop with mysterious vocals resulting in an ominous yet upbeat track. Its haunting melody is sure to resonate in listeners’ heads far after the close of the song.
Norwegian DJ and producer Matoma has teamed up with renowned producers R3HAB, CID, and Devault to release a diverse remix package for his last hit, “Slow.” The original version of “Slow,” featuring budding star Noah Cyrus, showcases an intriguing mix of prominent bass, flirty, punchy beats, and carefree waves of synths that are tied together by Noah’s playful top-line. The track is quickly becoming one of Matoma’s biggest hits to date, garnering more than 10 million streams worldwide since its release.
Each artist’s take on the original brings a unique flair to the production. R3HAB amps up “Slow” with a melodic future bass style and intoxicating waves of synths. CID’s spin on the single adds captivating, energetic beats and a striking progressive house vibe. Devault produces a rendition categorized by a striking, choppy climax infused with airy, distorted vocals.
With each remix, R3HAB, CID, and Devault flaunt their distinct signature sounds. With his most recent, “Slow” is a testament to Matoma’s ingenuity; his flair for immediately infectious pop-infused songwriting is now stronger than ever, as the single marks the first piece from his forthcoming debut studio album, One In A Million, available everywhere March 9 via Big Beat Records.
Tritonal totally transforms the backdrop of the song, retaining only the vocals from the original. The duo inserts their signature upbeat sound and an elaborate chord synth progression for the drop, making the track a perfect radio song or club hit.
The progressive house duo has been busy touring and releasing hit release after hit release in 2017, and with this remix drop, they show no signs of stopping in the new year.