Derek VanScoten’s new EP, The Code, will surely bring you on an epic journey through time and space. His familiar guitar rifts resonate throughout the five tracks. Each song pulsates with energy yet the tracks are all varied. The EP is a roller coaster of the glitch, wonk, drum and bass–you name it.
The title track of the EP, The Code is very representative of D.V.S.’s style. Glitchy background noises on top of melodious, long guitar rifts that culminate in psychedelic, spacial vibes. If Ratatat and Pretty Lights had a baby, this would be it.
3. The Code
4. Shape of the Future
Guitarist, DJ, Mandolinist, and music extraordinaire, Derek VanScoten is an up-and-coming Producer from Brooklyn. His latest double album Coming Up for Air–Dawn and Dusk, is definitely something Glitch fans will adore. VanScoten is one of a few DJs that play guitar live while he DJs. The versatile musician, skilled in various different genres of music such as jazz, bluegrass, folk, hip hop, funk, and electro, has exhibited his many talents in 30 tracks split into two albums called Dusk and Dawn. Dusk features elements of post rock, moombaton, drum and bass, hip hop, and more, leaving the listener in a state of grandeur. A lot of the tracks exhibit a spacey, epic feel with extravagant guitar rifts reminiscent of the electronic group, Ratatat.
Dusk Track List:
1. Reverse Universe
3. Society of the Evening Star
4. Shortness of Breath
5. Michal Menert-Sun/Shadow
6. BBC Galaxy
8. Crime Crunk Scene
9. Baile Baile Baile!!!
10. Ruberjunk 2012
11. Guitar Lessons
12. Timeless Air
13. Fresh Start
14. Spring Dragon
15. Moon Rocks
While tracks such as Shortness of Breath gets you feeling like you’re at a post-rock concert, tracks like Butterflyz brings you back to the dubstep and drum and bass. BBC Galaxy makes you feel spacey and is similar to Daft Punk’s Tron soundtrack. And if you’re craving some Latin inspired moombaton, then Baile Baile Baile!!! is the track for you. This album is easily one of the most versatile albums out there, offering a taste of many different styles of music–rock and electronic.
If downtempo is more of your thing, than Dawn is definitely the album for you.
Dawn Track List:
1. The Bending Bloom
2. Bright Beginning (featuring Govinda)
3. Axé Babá (featuring Mestre Acordeon)
4. Whoami? (featuring Chantel)
6. Come on Home (co-produced by Michal Menert)
8. Going Coastal (featuring Chantel)
11. Fortunes Won and Lost
12. Insects and Peppermints
13. The Ship
15. Area of Grey (featuring Arman Christoff)
Check it out for yourself.
You might like this if you also like: Ratatat, Emancipator, Pretty Lights, El Guincho, and Daft Punk
On Saturday evening, October 15th from 7 PM – 10 PM, join MAPS and friends in New York City for an intimate dinner at the home of a gracious local MAPS supporter.
Following the dinner, the doors at nearby Oracle 113 Gallery will open for an after party with fine music, beer & wine, and extraordinary works of art. Capacity for this very special after party event is extremely limited, and will definitely sell out!