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Published on May 9th, 2012 | by Detective Flanders

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D.V.S* [Derek VanScoten] – Album Review: “The Code”

D.V.S* [Derek VanSoten] just released his new album ”The Code” on Daly City Records. This new album touches on a different feel than his last album Coming up for air: Dusk & Dawn. As Dask & Dawn stretched the complex feel from beautiful chill-out melodies to hard, fast-hitting crunk beats, The Code is straight hard-hitting, classic, uptempo D.V.S*. A masterpiece that guarantees to get the crowd moving. This psychedelic guitar-electronica was inspired by the imagery of codes and symbols throughout various cultures and eras.

The track that sticks out the most is the last song entitled “Movement” which features some fast breaks and DnB grooves with a heavy, monster Zoogma-ish sounding guitar shred. A proper closer for an already high energy album…

D.V.S* [Derek VanScoten] – Movement

 

The 148 bpm track entitled “Shape of the Future” is an excellent example of the new minimal glitch but hard, head-bobbing style The Code is all about. Heavy 808 kicks and a bold powerful guitar tone all up and down this track is what will blow you away here!

D.V.S* (Derek VanScoten) - Shape of the Future

 

This next track isn’t on The Code but on Michal Menert‘s new album “Even If It Isn’t Right“. Derek co-produced a track entitled Solar Overdrive which combines Michal Menert‘s classic new age hip-hop style with the forcefulness of Derek VanScoten’s signature taste of guitar crunk, which formulates an absolute hit, layered with twangy guitar tones and that old school thump…

Solar Overdrive (Co-Produced by Derek VanScoten)

 

Get a taste of the whole album “The Code” with the new teaser mix below:

D.V.S* (Derek VanScoten) – Teaser Mix

D.V.S* [Derek VanScoten] has some BIG shows coming up, including a show with Lotus at Irving Plaza in NYC tomorrow - Click on the links below to get all the info:

Lotus w/ D.V.S* [Derek VanSocten] Live at Irving Plaza May 10th, 2012

Uphoria Festival 2012

Stay up with D.V.S* and all his new music and upcoming shows:

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D.V.S* [Derek VanScoten] Bandcamp

D.V.S* [Derek VanScoten] Soundcloud

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