Featured Artist *DEV

FancyJ London ©2016 All Rights Reserved * This feature bio and all included contents, are the sole property of Devin Star Tailes aka Singer-Songwriter DEV.

 
   

Who knew that a simple girl working at Old Navy would turn out to be a sensational singer and an incredibly powerful influence to so many of us ladies? Her edgy look, sultry voice, thought provoking lyrics and love for cheetos is only the beginning of her incredible rise to fame! 

  

Devin Star Tailes (born July 2, 1989), better known as Dev (sometimes stylized as DEV or dEV), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. She was discovered by the record label, Indie-Pop, and The Cataracs via Myspace after her friend Shane Crislip, posted her singing to some beats. Dev’s song “Booty Bounce” was sampled in Far East Movement’s hit single “Like a G6” which reached number 1 in the US, and sold over four million downloads in the country.

In 2009 she made a cover of Amy Winehouse’ “Blonde Trick” and, after a friend posted the song into MySpace, the production team The Cataracs noticed it and contacted Dev. To Fashion Indie Magazine she said: “I decided to put up this song on MySpace. It was a “diss track” and I didn’t expect anything out of it. It was just to make me feel good like how music usually does, but Niles [of the Cataracs] came across my page and was really into my voice, they kind of got me into singing and opened up my eyes to business opportunities”. Dev dropped out of college in her first year to pursue her singing career and was then signed by the Los Angeles-based record label and management team, Indie-Pop, who also discovered The Cataracs. Six months later, Dev and The Cataracs’ song “2Nite” began to gain exposure on the radio, the television channel MtvU and the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay chart. In 2009, Dev moved to Los Angeles to produce music with the Cataracs and work directly with Indie-Pop.

  
 

In 2010, the Cataracs produced “Like a G6” with Far East Movement and decided to use a verse from Dev’s single “Booty Bounce” as the chorus. The two songs were made in the same summer, at the time where Dev and the Cataracs “were grinding it out in the studio pretty tough together,” making a couple of “simplistic random tracks. “Like a G6”, which features Far East Movement and Dev, was released in April 2010, and reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song went on to sell over four million downloads in the US. In August 2010, a music video was made for “Booty Bounce” directed by Ethan Lader, and uploaded it onto YouTube, where it has generated over sixteen million views.

 In October 2010, Dev was signed to Universal Republic and her first official single, “Bass Down Low” was serviced to rhythmic radio stations in November. Dev released her debut single “Bass Down Low” in November 16, 2010. It was released digitally in select territories on December 6, 2010 and one day later in the United States. The song reached sixty one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number two on the Heatseekers Songs chart. In Canada, the song peaked at number thirty five in its fifth week on the Canadian Hot 100 chart. However, “Bass Down Low” saw massive success in the United Kingdom, where it peaked at number ten on the UK Singles Chart. Dev also released two more promotional singles through Twitter, “Poison” and “Call Me” both covers of Bell Biv Devoe and Blondie respectively. She also featured in house music artist David Guetta’s album, Nothing But the Beat on a song called “I Just Wanna F” with Timbaland and Afrojack.

 
 
 
  Dev had also featured on a single by Swedish singer Eric Saade, “Hotter Than Fire” which was released on November 2, 2011 in Sweden. Dev is featured on a remix of Girls’ Generation’s song “Bad Girl” by The Cataracs, featured on their Japanese remix album and Dev was also featured in Timbaland’s promotional single “Break Ya Back”. 

 The American version of “The Night the Sun Came Up” was released on March 26, 2012 in the United States, which include new tracks where Dev teamed up with singer Enrique Iglesias on a track called “Naked” which was produced by The Cataracs and was released as the third single of the repackaged album. It reached the first position in Mexico and the second position in the US dance chart. The second single, “In the Dark”, peaked at number 11 in the US chart, making it her most successful solo single to date.

 At the 2012 Lollapalooza, Dev revealed that she was currently working on her second album; “I’m using a lot more live instrumentation for this album”, stating “I had such a great time making a very electronic-based album for the first one, but you know, I’m just moving to different things, different sounds, so we’ll see.” Her track “Bass Down Low” was featured during match intervals of Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Basketball among others during the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2013 Universal Republic Records announced that they were going defunct, all artists from the label moved to Republic Records.

 In November 1, she has posted on her official YouTube a new song, “Kiss It” featuring Sage the Gemini produced by Hit-Boy. While “Kiss It” released December 17, 2013. A remix version of this song was released that featured Casey Veggies in place of Sage The Gemini. Dev also collaborated with singer Mia Martina for her single Danse which gained popularity in latin and dance charts throughout spring 2014.

 In 2014 Dev released two EPs, Bittersweet July and the second part as a follow up to part one. She’s a radio host of the popular radio Beats 1 by Apple, founded in 2015. In 2016 Dev started promoting her second studio album which is set to be released in mid 2016 with an opening single called Lowkey.

 

   I personally have been a fan of Dev’s since she began in 2009 and continue to listen, buy, and enjoy her music! Thank you DEV for your voice, vibe and incredible talent! It has been a real pleasure featuring you! FJL

   
Check out her website here: http://www.devescaliente.com/

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This is my all time favorite song from Dev.

I can’t help.. but get down on the dance floor, like, share, and subscribe!
  
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                                                 About The Author: FancyJ London  

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Featured Artist *DJ Ross Tha Boss* 

FancyJ London©2015 (All Rights Reserved) This is a blog interview representing The Producer/DJ, Ross Tha Boss. 

It is my great pleasure to introduce you to DJ Ross Tha Boss! DJ Ross is a young lady with an extreme passion for beats! She mesmerizes you with her powerfully eclectic take on Electronic Dance Music. Upon speaking with her, I was instantly taken back by her creative vibe. I have never heard any club mixes quite like hers. DJ Ross mixes mother nature with drums, hard beats, and rhythmic blends that make you instantly feel as if you stepped into rainforest nightclub. Listen here to get an idea of what I mean. 

  

Her very unique style is definitely worth listening to. I am honored to be able to share our interview with you.  

FancyJ: “Hello Miss DJ, it is so nice to meet you!”
DJ Ross: “Thank you, I feel the same way about you!” 

FancyJ: “Could you tell our viewers a little about yourself?” 

DJ Ross: “Well, I am 22 years old and I am from Louisiana. 

FancyJ: “Wow, you look younger than you are, which is great when you get to be 40, you’ll look 25! So, tell me how did you become inspired to be a DJ of all things?” 

DJ Ross: “Lol, Thanks. My love for music started around my toddler years. Every time I heard a song on the radio, when I was in the car with my mom, she said I would always dance and try to sing the lyrics.”

FancyJ: “I did that a lot in my youth too, who know maybe that is what inspired me to become a singer as well?”

DJ Ross: “Maybe.” 

FancyJ: “Do you own any instruments, or did you take lessons as a child?”

DJ Ross: “I got my first guitar at the age of 9 then two years later, I got my first drum set just because I wanted one and thought they were cool. Playing drums became my natural talent without taking any lessons I managed to play quite well.” 

FancyJ: “Impressive, you could say you play it by ear so to speak!”

DJ Ross: “Ya, Lol!” 

FancyJ: “Can you tell me how you ended up going from guitar and drums to DJ’ing turntables?” 

  

DJ Ross: “Seven years later, I discovered my true passion in music, which became DJ’ing and I knew that This was my dream career. I discovered EDM (Electronic Dance Music) from watching youtube videos of DJ Pauly D from the Jersey Shore TV show, as I was searching for videos of Pauly, I found DJ Bl3nd which is a DJ that started out doing DJ sets in his room, dancing around with his chucky mask on and now he travels around the world to DJ for his fans. Since then, he has become my idol. Shortly after I started to pursue my career by investing in my first DJ system, it was very cheap and small. I spent all summer watching videos on how to DJ and teaching myself the basics. After I learned what I needed to know, I started to put my mixes out on soundcloud to share with my family, friends, and the world.”

FancyJ: “I must say that your dedication is admirable, most kids nowadays are not dedicated enough to stick to something and follow through.”

DJ Ross: “Thank you, I guess you have to really love what you want to do to stick to it!” 

FancyJ: “What age would you say that you mastered the art of DJ’ing? Do you feel it is now getting you closer to your dreams?”

DJ Ross: “By the age of 20 I began to master my DJ’ing skills, I decided to take my talent to another level by learning how to produce my own music. When I finally completed my first full song, I decided to post it on soundcloud and I continued to keep working harder to get better. Now, I am getting the recognition I’ve been waiting for all my life. I have gained thousands of followers on my social media sites and hope to continue to gain more. I have a huge passion for music and I am always thinking of what production I would like to do next! My dreams are coming true!” 

  
FancyJ: “Yes, they are! It was a pleasure to chat with you. Know that in me you always have a friend. I will continue to share your story and your music. I thank you for sharing with me. I wish you all the success in the world on your journey to the stars! Would you like to take a moment to send out a special message?”

DJ Ross: “Yes, Thank you FancyJ London for featuring me and listening to my music. I also want to thank every single person, whether you’re a family member, friend or a fan that has believed in me or is believing in me and my dreams. I hope you will continue to show your love and support, and I will continue to give you great music. 

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Hit ME

 

FancyJLyrics

WrittenBY:FancyJ London ©2013

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Hit ME

Hit Me

You can’t hurt me now

You stand there yelling,

your proud head starts swelling

Deep piercing words shoot out of your mouth,

like bullets ricocheting off a high mount

Red faced, steaming like a lobster,

you grit your teeth and growl like a monster

Go ahead, Go ahead, Hit Me…….Go Ahead Hit Me

Set it off quickly…..

Pound it out of my chest,

do me a favor, pull out the rest

My bleeding heart has torn half my breast, has torn half my breast

no transfusion can save me now,

just stab me, get it over with somehow, somehow

You stand there yelling,

showing no care at all, my heart beats ever so slow, slow

I just can’t bare.

You beat on my head, pull on my hair,

you punch high and low with no care,

break my ribs with no fear,

nearly killing me just evil stares, evil stares

Go ahead, Go ahead,

H I T M E…….

Pound it out of my chest

Do me a favor, pull out the rest

My bleeding heart has torn half my breast, has torn half my breast

no transfusion can save me now,

just stab me, and get it over with somehow, somehow

Please Go…..d,

Please God, Just take me now……now, now, now…

 

https://fancyj.bandcamp.com/track/hit-me