dEVOLVE PRESS HIGHLIGHTS
dEVOLVE made his way onto the scene in 2016 and hasn’t lifted his foot off the pedal since. The Florida-based artist's eclectic sound can be noted for its many influences as it features a spectrum of genres such as Caribbean dancehall, big room electronic music, trap and hip hop.
His debut single “Bubble Gum” featured Jamaican dancehall legends T.O.K. and was released by Jillionaire (of Major Lazer)’s Feel Up Records. Following that up with a string of releases and remixes, dEVOLVE’s music has been supported by influential djs and media outlets including Apple Beats 1, Major Lazer, Diplo & Friends Radio, Henry Fong, Marshmellow, The Chainsmokers, BBC Radio 1 & 1xtra and SiriusXM BPM.
In late 2016 he dropped “Higher!," a club smashing collaboration with Red Rat that has racked up over 14 MILLION Spotify streams, and was named a “Beats1 Banger” by Apple Music. By the end of 2016, dEVOLVE was obtaining acknowledgment from Dancing Astronaut, featuring him in their '5 Under 5K' segment, and coverage from media outlets across the EDM spectrum.
2017 produced string of both official and bootleg remixes from dEVOLVE for artist like Major Laser, Jillionaire, Sean Paul, Chance The Rapper, Calvin Harris and others. In June, dEVOLVE dropped the Beatport.com chart topper “Monster”, a party rocker featuring Richie Loop that has garnered support from Dancehall DJs across the globe, and has been supported on major Spotify playlists including Mad Decent Weekly. To close out the year, dEVOLVE released a collaboration with Grammy Award winner Angela Hunte, titled “The Unknown”.
2017 also served up the launch of dEVOLVE’s new radio show, “dEVOLVE Radio”, which airs every weekend across the island on Jamaica’s FYAH 105 FM, streams worldwide on DASH Radio’s flagship DASH 1 station, and has already been nominated by the Online Radio Awards for “Best Online Music Show” of 2017. Guests who appeared in the mix on the show in 2017 include Major Lazer, Bad Royale, Henry Fong, Noise Cans and more.
Closing out 2017, dEVOLVE delivered two high profile guest appearances, first on Major Lazer’s “Lazer Sound” show on Apple Music’s Beats1, and then appearing for the first time on the world renowned Diplo & Friends on BBC Radio 1 & 1xtra. ic
dEVOLVE is also a member of the world renowned Flex Up Crew future-dancehall collective. Pay attention to his growing movement, because dEVOLVE shows no signs of slowing down, with a stacked release calendar of original tracks and remixes lined up for 2018.
“Crazy remixes, crazy releases . . . dEVOLVE is set for big things!” - Diplo