Against the Clock: Dev79

Against the Clock is a series where we give an artist 10 minutes in the studio and see what they come up with. You can watch all the past episodes here.

Dev79 has been co-running the Slit Jockey and Seclusiasis empire with Starkey since most Americans thought grime was something in their basements. Across the two labels they’ve released music by Mr. Mitch, Distal, DJ Cable, J-Sweet and MIK – often combining grime’s classic sounds with a more high-res, spacey aesthetic. They were pretty ahead of the game.

Dev’s Against the Clock sees him twist square waves into weird shapes over claps and gasps, with the Arturia SparkLE at the heart of his process. His latest EP Smoked Salt is out now (and check the interactive program that accompanies it, too!) You can also stream Dev’s finished Against the Clock track below:

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