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Dev79: “It’s Really Dope to Bring Things Full Circle With my Early Rave Memories.”

September 22, 2015

dev79Text by Chip Frenette. Image courtesy by Jen Dobrydnia.

With the PopePocalypse closing in on The City of Brotherly Love, many people are planning on getting out of town to avoid the traffic boxes and extreme security measures put in place to protect his holiness. If you are one of those who have decided to or are still on the fence, Bombadillo just might be a good option for electronic music aficionados. Bombadillo is being produced by the granddaddy of the mid-Atlantic region’s electronic music scene, Ultraworld.

Bombadillo which is an all day event, takes place in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park on Saturday, September 26 and will feature a few acts from Philadelphia. You can get out of town but still sample some electronic music samplings from our home scene.

DJ, producer and label owner Dev79 will perform at the festival. Dev79, aka Gair Marking, is one of the minds behind the labels Seclusiasis and Slit Jockey Recordings. With a genre-bending street-bass style of production and mixing that crosses reggae, grime, dubstep, UK garage and hip-hop, Dev79 produces a sound quite unlike the everyday.

“I was honored and excited when Lonnie (Fisher), the Ultraworld godfather, reached out to me,” he said, noting that he’s had many memorable experiences at the Ultraworld. “It’s really dope to bring things full circle with my early rave memories.”

Dev79 will be joined by duo tag team Wolf Dem, who play a style that is driven by dancehall reggae and beats that can be described as haunting and deep. DJ Everyday is also playing, bringing his tech-house, big room sound to the event.

Bombadillo will also feature Big Freedia, Kevin Saunderson, Charles Feelgood and Lower Density.


One Comment
  1. September 25, 2015 11:43 am

    So much good music on the rise. Raury’s song “Friends” is killer as well!

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