Devon James makes his debut on We Jack with ‘Turn That’
The skilful Devon James makes his debut on We Jack in a big way with future rave-anthem, ‘Turn That’.
Marked by heavy kick drums, fat rave pads, distorted arps, and classic Chicago-inspired lyrics that will have booties poppin’ across dance floors all summer long and beyond. To amplify this release, Devon James has worked with Detroit-based artist, Michael Keum on the custom cover artwork. Be on the lookout for this rising artist including more collaborations with James.
Incredible versatility behind the decks, impeccable prowess in the studio and unbridled passion for creating and exposing new art. – All three of these things come to mind when you hear the name Devon James. Born in Boston, Massachusetts to a family deeply rooted in music, it is no surprise that Devon has established himself as one to watch in the underground music scene.
Armed with a multidisciplinary background, a vast array of influences and a lifetime of experience manoeuvring the industry from all angles, James’ biggest strength is his range – “I like cooking, but I don’t want to eat the same dish every day,” James says. “As an artist, it’s necessary to try different things and experiment. I am going to do something different, and I think people are ready for that.” His undeniable style and his increasingly impressive DJ skills have landed him spots playing in support of legendary artists and modern icons from Moodymann, Kevin Saunderson, as well as modern icons like Chris Lake, Mija, Soul Clap and even a 3-hour B2B2B in NYC with Skream and Dennis Ferrer. His RVDIOVCTIVE artist collective and event series blend social and political movements with dynamic lineups reflecting both the foundation and future of electronic music culture.
Although his sets are always the highlight of the evening, DJing is hardly the limit of Devon’s awe-inspiring musical talent. Devon James has become one of the most well-versed producers and studio engineers in the game and has released music with W&O Street Tracks, Box of Cats, Farris Wheel Recordings, Country Club Disco, SOUP, Psycho Disco, Staybad, and shares production credits alongside the likes of Felix Da Housecat and Lee “Scratch” Perry. Evocative, experimental and always focused on fun, James’ myriad influences converge in a career that is deeply rooted in staying unique and coming correct.
We premiere ‘Turn That’ on Data Transmission check it out here and grab it on Beatport.