Zoogma combines the sonic diversity and precision of a DJ with the excitement and immediacy of a five piece rock group. Known for their energetic performances and retina pleasing light show, the band consistently dishes out heavy-weight beat-driven dance parties across the nation. Sets are kinetic, combining live improvisation with carefully crafted beats and melodic textures.
With the release of their debut album, Recreational Vehicles, along with a relentless tour schedule, the five members have already added their unique voice to the live electronic-rock scene. Evolving in Oxford, MS, Zoogma’s sound can be described as an eclectic fusion of Electronica, Rock, Jazz, World, and Hip-Hop. This blend of genres results in a musical experience that appeals to a range of audiences, with a sound that is refreshingly original yet steeped in the dance music tradition.
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Amidst a land of hypnotic beats, catchy hooks, and majestic melodies reigns the music of D.V.S* (aka Derek VanScoten). His 2013 release "Hit the Clouds Running" was the apex of his career to date, marrying forward thinking electronic bass, drums and sound design, with classy guitar tones and timeless vocals.
In 2009, the guitarist/ producer began releasing solo material and touring nationally. By 2012, D.V.S* had remixed Break Science and Talib Kweli, was featured on the Emancipator "Remixes" album, and had co-produced 2 tracks on Michal Menert's album "Even If It Isn't Right." In 2013 his remix of The Beatles' "Because" broke the top 5 on Hype Machine, and finally gained the producer international attention.
As a diverse performer, D.V.S* has spent considerable time on the road with electronic acts Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, Emancipator, Tycho, Cherub, EOTO, Lotus, Tipper, and Pantyraid. As a respected instrumentalist, he has played with a colorful variety of groups including the Boulder Philharmonic, DJ Logic, the Motet, and Devotchka.
Festival performance highlights include Lights All Night, Lightning in a Bottle, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Sonic Bloom, San Francisco Bicycle Day, SXSW, the Manifestation Celebration, and Gathering of the Vibes.
Label releases include Soulection, Loci, 1320 records, Pretty Lights Music, Gravitas Recordings, Cantora Records, Yoshi Toshi, Daly City, Electronic Music Magazine, and Dub Lab.
D.V.S* was one of 3 initial artists in the world to debut the Popular Science Award Winning "Guitar Wing" by Livid Instruments. He is also an active Ableton Artist in the production, performance, and educational fields.