BIO

“One of America’s finest underground producers” – Mixmag

“Mutating and melding the sounds of crunk, hip hop and grime into a hyperactive swagger, Dev79 has been behind a shed load of massive dancefloor hits.” – Knowledge Mag

“Always on the hustle, he’s been grinding away at Dubstep since it was Grime.” – Tighten Up!

Philadelphia producer/DJ, Dev79, has been banging it out as OG of the underground scene. He effortlessly weaves elements of grime, garage, rap, dubstep, juke, among a plethora of other styles, with Philly’s cultural and musical history, into a tapestry of urban bass music that he (along with compatriot Starkey) have dubbed “Street Bass.” Through his original productions, remixes and collaborations, Dev79 always takes you on a daring ride of emotions and flavors, that will urge you to let your body take control.

With his riotous DJ sets, Dev79 has kept dance floors sweaty across North America with his deep selection of bass heavy urban music, and has shared the stage alongside acts such as Lazer Sword, Bok Bok, DJ Shiftee, AC Slater, Cobra Krames, Proper Villains, Drop the Lime, Girl Talk, Jokers of the Scene, Poirer, Plastician, Skepta, Digital Mystikz and Willy Joy.

Dev79 and Starkey are the masterminds behind the Seclusiasis empire, as well as Slit Jockey Records with partner El Carnicero. These successful and acclaimed labels have released artists such as DNAEBEATS, Kastle, Stagga, Trim, Aquadrop, Todd Edwards, J-Sweet, BD1982, Warrior Queen, Rustie, NastyNasty, Murderbot, Mr. Mitch, MANIKAN and Knight Riderz.

Lastly, Dev79 is known to pen some words about music. He’s been holding down the weekly “DJ Nights” column for the Philadelphia City Paper for years now and just recently he’s started doing release reviews for DMC World Magazine.