Join record label RVDIOVCTIVE owner Devon James for a session breakdown and networking mixer Collective Connect on Thursday, October 19th! This event is free to attend.
About Devon James:
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. His undeniable style, 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, as well as modern icons like Chris Lake, Mija, Walker & Royce, and Skream to name a few.
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. With releases on Street Tracks, Farris Wheel Recordings, Reptile Dysfunction, production credits alongside the likes of Felix Da Housecat and Lee “Scratch” Perry, remixes for Codes, Gettoblaster there is no task Devon James can’t tackle.
Currently based in NY, 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.
Evocative, experimental and always focused on fun, James’ myriad influences converge in a career that is deeply rooted in staying unique and coming correct.
RVDIOVCTIVE is a multimedia artist collective based in NYC. We seek to curate events and projects that tells a story across multiple media platforms. It is a powerful technique which extends the reach of contemporary storytelling be altering audience and artist interaction with digital media in a way that makes it more intimate and personal. Today’s most effective campaigns make good use of this strategy and do not rely on one form of media to build a relationship with consumers. We seek to explore new and unique ways of interacting with art, music, film, and the atmosphere in which these things are formed.
Although the primary goal of RVDIOVCTIVE is entertainment, we believe in the power that are contributes towards social movements and ideas. As an entity, we cherish our ability to contribute and collaborate with any groups, causes, organizations which we find noble. We strongly advocate a culture of participation and seek to transcend the role of an audience from that of a stagnant observer to that of an active member, with their own unique ideas and contributions.