Girls N Boomboxes, Blaus
444 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA, 94103
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
There's an image we all have of the small town girl following her dreams and moving to Los Angeles, only to have the City of Angels chew her up and spit her out. This is not the case with Dev. This small town girl has fangs; and she's come to L.A. on a mission to take it to the top.
For Dev, that small town was Manteca in California's central valley. Born to Portuguese and Mexican parents, Dev always had a cultural awareness that seeped into her style from day one. If she wasn't spending afternoons barbecuing in the family's backyard, she was making music in her closet vocal booth. But this is no nostalgia trip...
Recently signed to Universal Republic Records, Dev, who now resides in L.A., is the sound of now; from the streets to the club to the bedroom, Dev's music is a fun, sexy, mishmash of pop, R&B, dance and hip-hop, all delivered with a distinctive, unique voice.
That voice belongs to a self-described outsider. "I love Los Angeles, but I'm not really part of any scene," says Dev. Living in a city full of followers and going your own way might seem paradoxical, but that's what Dev is all about. She's a small town girl with a big city attitude. In her lyrics you'll hear someone who is cocky and sarcastic and at the same time, incredibly sweet and honest.
Along with the red-hot production team The Cataracs, who discovered Dev and nurtured her talent, she has carved her own sound by creating her own world. The duo, stacked all of their chips on Dev when they sampled her song, "Booty Bounce," for The Far East Movement's "Like a G6". Soaring on the strength of Dev's seductive croon, "Like a G6" has become an international smash hit and current Billboard #1 single.
Speaking of "Booty Bounce," that infectious, confident and unforgettable track has paved the way for Dev to introduce her sound to a massive audience. Produced by The Cataracs, "Booty Bounce" properly established Dev into pop culture's consciousness. The song's hyper-charged music video has received over one million hits on YouTube, and it's become a staple on MTV. As a result, countless music and fashion publications have embraced Dev, featuring her online and in print.
Dev and The Cataracs continue their electric collaboration with her newly released Universal Republic debut single, "Bass Down Low." It's a stunning slab of sweaty electro, with skittering hi-hats and tons of swag.
For Dev, the look is as important as the sound. "Visuals are almost as important as music for me," says Dev. She continues, "Growing up, that was always my favorite thing about my favorite artists."
When watching the hypnotic video for "Booty Bounce" you get the impression that you are watching the next great pop star blossom right before your eyes. With hyper-speed cuts and countless costume changes you can barely keep your eyes on her. The clip gives the illusion that you are seeing a thousand versions of the same artist. Dev's visual sensibility is accentuated by her collaboration with the leading female street wear brand Hellz-Bellz, who sponsor Dev and have a hand in her current look.
This now-you-see-her-now-your-don't quality exists in Dev's music as well. On songs like "Booty Bounce" and "Fireball," she rap-sings over pulsating R&B-electro beats, imploring the listener to party with her, while maintaining an enigmatic distance. It's like she's the ultimate girl-next-door—über cool, but totally out-of-this-world.
She's also taking her act out on the road, touring clubs and playing tastemaker gigs, such as Perez Hilton's "One Night In New Jersey", alongside the likes of Kelis and La Roux.
With a new major label deal from Universal Republic Records, and guidance provided by Indie-Pop (home of The Cataracs) and RPM MSC (the management company that counts LMFAO, Gilbere Forte and Hyper Crush as members of their stable), Dev is being primed for greatness.
Girls N Boomboxes
Harald Boyesen a.k.a. Girls n Boomboxes, is a producer hailing from San Francisco, California. He produces bass heavy electro and tech house, incorporating live high energy samples and choppy vocal loops to get the crowd moving. Girls n Boomboxes has shared stages with Justice, Dirtyloud, The Twelves, Toxic Avenger, and Alan Braxe. GNB has been recognized on an international scale, rocking the dance floors of major festivals and venues around the world.
Nathan & Zach Blaustone make up the electronic duo Blaus. Based in San Francisco, the brothers merge live instrumentation with digital samples to produce music that blends atmospheric house, experimental tech jazz, and hip-hop. They are the sons of a pastor, but born with rebellious minds. Their goal is to blend all arts, to fuse the tangible with the digital, by creating a new sub-genre called “Booty House”. This genre was tested and approved when Blaus won the Insomniac Discovery Project and were invited to play White Wonderland 2013. Following this success, the brothers kept building on the foundation of their creation by infusing rhythmical prose and live instrumentation to their electronic sound. Through a prolific cycle of writing, recording and touring, a human warmth echoed forth and a 6 song EP, 'The Tone', was born. This much anticipated release will be out on local Bay Area label Tricycle Records on August 5th , 2014.
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