While eagerly awaiting the premiere of Dev's video for "In The Dark" later this week, check out her video for "Fireball" that Indie Pop released last week without much fanfare. Filmed last year by famed music video director Collin Tilley, the video shows an immaculately-styled Dev on her gold-plated BMX roaming around the streets of downtown Los Angeles together with her masked production pals of The Cataracs.
Of course, anything Dev touches doesn't stay a secret for too long and the video is already racking up lots of views on YouTube. It's a tight, slapping tune that comes with a very nice vocal break around the 2:10 minute. "Fireball" will keep you entertained for the next couple of days until Dev will unleash her biggest project to date. Watch "Fireball" after the break. (Download the excellent "Fireball" EP on iTunes or Rdio.)
Malibu rapper Shwayze and The Cataracs are sipping a few brews and talking about sweet love on the lovey-dovey "Love Letter" that includes the vocals of Dev on the hook. The track is taken from Shwayze's new EP that he recorded while taking a quick break from his ongoing musical partnership with Cisco Adler. "Love Letter" shines in simplicty and is just right for the lazy days of summer and the summer flings that may come along with it. Watch the video for "Love Letter" after the break and grab a free MP3 of the song right here.
Dev and The Cataracs recently finished up their touring stint with "the artist formally known as Usher" and Akon, which gave them the opportunity to take their banging, chart-topping dance pop jams from sweaty dance clubs to massive arenas and stadiums crowds all over the country. Dev, Miles and David recorded a brief little video to share some adventures from the road. Totally fun. Watch it after the break.
Most people will know Dev as the auto-tuned "popping bottles" voice behind the chorus of Far East Movement's chart-burner "Like A G6." But the L.A. based singer and emerging fashion icon has a whole lot more on her sleeves. And it is about time that people are starting to pay attention.
Only a couple of years ago she was a sales associate at local Bay Area Old Navy store, but after connecting with Cyrano and Campa of talented production duo The Cataracs on MySpace the three have forged an exciting new musical partnership. Together, they have been cranking out demo after demo to further finetune Dev's forward and futuristic new pop sound that is part dance, part electro mixed in with Dev's undeniable vocal seduction.
What makes Dev truly compelling is that she's an all-inclusive pop star who appeals to a wide variety of pop lovers. Guys want to hang with her and girls want to dress like her. And she's the belle of the party at Dinah Shore weekend in Palm Springs and the dance pop queen at a fratbunctious Spring Break party at South Padre island.
Now signed to Universal Republic, Dev and The Cataracs released "Bass Down Low" late last year that has firmly established Dev as bonafide new voice in pop to reckon with. The video for the song has received millions of views on YouTube and she continues to sell out venues around the country. Dev has also become an in-demand feature vocalist who recently has worked with people like 50 Cent, Timbaland, Travis Barker and David Guetta.
Dev is now gearing up to release her new single "In The Dark" that is once again produced by The Cataracs. The song is a well-constructed, gleaming summer jam with a slow-burning groove that could easily take over dancefloors everywhere. Dev and The Cataracs will also be joining Usher, Akon and Tinie Tempah on the second leg of the OMG Tour that kicks off next week in Ft. Lauderdale. Listen to "In The Dark" in the player below.
Pioneering Sri Lankan hip hop producer Ranidu puts his own new twist on Dev's "Bass Down Low" to intensify the dancefloor energy of the original. Now based in the U.S., Ranidu is a well-known artist and producer in Southeast Asia with over 12 number one hits in Sri Lanka who has traveled around the world. Read more about him here.
On this remix of Dev's "Bass Down Low," Ranidu adds his global production savvy to the massive dancefloor stomper. "I decided to take on 'Bass Down Low' because I felt that it was a classic Cataracs and Dev record. It had the swag, it had the edginess and everything needed to make it a complete club banger," Ranidu writes me. "I felt the original was really amazing and thats what inspired me to try and put my own take on it."
He adds, "With the remix what I wanted to do was to speed up the original and add dance and house elements to it to make it more DJ friendly from a BPM perspective. I also wanted to add a couple of classic house build ups using Dev's vocals to add more energy to the track on the dancefloor."
And that is exactly what he did. Ranidu gives "Bass Down Low" a firm jolt to take the blazing original to a new dancefloor high.