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Devon James releases ‘Risky Business’ his first single of 2023

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RVDIOVCTIVE founder Devon James releases his first single of 2023: a dreamy, mid-tempo 4/4 cut with a memorable vocal performance from Hundreds Thousands.

Born in Boston to a family deeply rooted in music that flouts the mainstream, it is no surprise that Devon is now one of the most influential and recognized names in the underground dance music industry.

James’ undeniable style and his increasingly impressive DJ skills and unique track selection have landed him spots playing in support of legendary artists including Kerri Chandler, Moodymann, Derrick Carter, Kevin Saunderson, while his varied yet consistent productions have found a home with such as Box of Cats, Farris Wheel, Street Tracks, Reptile Dysfunction and more besides.

His new single Risky Business demonstrates a different side to James’ production than that with which he made his name. Straddling the boundary between house and electronica, it is a gorgeous, melodic, mid-tempo cut. Hazy and deeply atmospheric with evocative vocals courtesy of Hundreds Thousands – the solo project of Zach Britt – Risky Business is a beautiful, calming entry point into the new year.

James is still expanding his influence in the arts, particularly in underground dance music. For over 10 years, his RVDIOVCTIVE artist collective and event series brings that intention to life with parties that blend social and political movements with dynamic lineups reflecting both the foundation and future of electronic music culture.

After A&Ring and contributing tracks to four various artists’ RVDIOVCTIVE compilations in 2022, James’s debut studio album is expected to land in 2023.

We premiere it on Data Transmission, check it out below and grab it here.

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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