Sunsquabi, D.V.S.

Brew City Bass Presents




Thu, October 9, 2014

9:00 pm

The Miramar Theatre

Milwaukee, WI


It all began in 2011 when guitarist Kevin Donohue and bassist Andrew Clymer broke away from their hip-hop roots and decided that sample-based electronic music simply wasn't enough. The Boulder duo set out to find their own blend of live instrumentation and production, which would lead to the creation of SunSquabi. The group very quickly gained notoriety in the Denver/Boulder area and performed their first show at Red Rocks Amphitheater in June 2011 (Global Dance Festival). Shortly thereafter, drummer and Boston native Chris Anderson joined the group and inspired the group to even further seek the limitless otential of the live-electronic realm.

Over the past two years, SunSquabi has performed at some of the country's most notable music festivals (Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Sonic Bloom, Snowball, SXSW and more). The trio has been consistently touring the U.S. since May 2012, and rapidly gaining recognition from the ever-evolving EDM and Livetronica markets. SunSquabi has shared the stage with Big Gigantic, Pretty Lights, GriZ, Murphy of STS9, Up Until Now, Two Fresh, Conspirator, Michal Menert, Boombox, The Floozies, Archnemesis, Break Science, Minnesota, Ghostland Observatory and many more.
The group is currently recording a new EP, with four previous releases and a 17-track LP titled "Fundamental Interaction" (Nov. 2013). Constantly on the studio grind, SunSquabi is always striving to change and mature their sound, and to continue to break down the expectations of what a "Live-Electronic" band should be. A recent overhaul on the live set has propelled the group into 2014, with plans to tour all over the U.S. They will be making appearances at several major festivals this Summer, with an album release planned for late Summer 2014.
It isn't easy to corner guitarist/ electronic music producer D.V.S* into a particular genre. His monster amp blasts ignite dance riots, while his sensual melodies aim straight for your heart.
In late 2011, D.V.S* released "Coming Up For Air," a 30 song double album. Vol. 1 portrayed his late night bass driven music, while Vol. 2 was filled with reflective downtempo and pieces. This unique independent release had over 25,000 streams in the first month

As a prolific producer, D.V.S* has released various tracks on Daly City Records, 1320 Records, Dublab, Loci Records, Pretty Lights Music, Electronic Musician Magazine, Gravitas Recordings, Soulection, and his own label, Octave Memory.

As a diverse performer, he has spent considerable time on the road with electronic acts like Tycho, Random Rab, Ott, Big Gigantic, EOTO, Beats Antique, Bluetech, Tipper, Emancipator, Govinda, Lotus, MartyParty, and Ana Sia.

No stranger to the live band scene, D.V.S* (aka Derek VanScoten) has also performed as a respected multi-instrumentalist with talents as diverse as Devotchka, The Motet, DJ Logic, and the Boulder Philharmonic.

In January 2013, D.V.S* was one of nine performers brought to Los Angeles for the Ableton 9/ Push premiere party.
Venue Information:
The Miramar Theatre
2844 N. Oakland Ave.
Milwaukee, WI, 53211