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Q&A With Devault & BabyJake

Devault & BabyJake Release Double-Sided Singles ‘Tell Me’ & ‘Blue’.
Electronic deejay & producer Devault and rising star BabyJake have teamed together for double-sided dance singles titled ‘Blue’ & ‘Tell Me’ that are set to be released at midnight. The singles come fresh off a powerful year for both artists, as each released EP’s and collaborative singles in their respective fields. While Devault released a string of audio/visual experiences, most notably RUBY, and collaborations with Manila Killa and Griff Clawson, BabyJake teamed up with Dillon Francis for a small dance EP and debuted his first solo EP project ‘Don’t Give Me Problems, Give Me Wine.’
360 Magazine asked DEVAULT and BABY JAKE, who are also good friends, some questions about their collaboration.

Q&A WITH DEEJAY & PRODUCER DEVAULT AND MUSIC ARTIST BABY JAKE

How did you both get started in music? And when did you first meet?
Devault: I initially started DJ’ing around 12 years old when my older brother randomly brought home a small turntable set and I immediately fell in love. As the years went on and when I was around 18 years old, I decided to start producing, essentially with the mentality of making music that I couldn’t find in my library of current music. Making something exciting; and now we’re here. I first met Jake a few years ago through a mutual friend when he was visiting LA for one of the first times. He ended up crashing at my house for a period of time and we immediately connected.
BabyJake: I first started taking music seriously after I dropped out of college in 2016, but I’ve been flirting with it since I was 8 years old when I picked up a guitar for the first time. Sage (Devault) & I originally met through a mutual friend, Austin Tompkins, when I first arrived in LA. I ended up sleeping on Sage’s couch for 3 weeks, maybe longer, and we’ve been friends ever since.

How would you describe your friendship and the dynamic between you two, did you always had the plan to one day work together and make a song?
Devault: I think we have mutual respect for each other, as when we met we were both figuring out our own paths in the music scene. I think we’ve both evolved greatly as musicians and as people. We always had the desire to make music together, but couldn’t find the right timing. Luckily, covid was almost a blessing in disguise as it allowed us to jam together for a few days with no pressure and these songs came out of it.
BabyJake: Yeah for sure. We always wanted to do something together, we just needed to wait for a good time to do it. I’m sure we’ll make much more music together as well, I practically see Sage every other day.

Which music artists inspired you? Where did you find inspiration for the two songs ‘Tell Me’ and ‘Blue’?
Devault: Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, and Jamie XX are some of my biggest inspirations. Music that is immediately recognizable to them and them only and that has become a mantra of mine. For our songs, we wanted to just have fun really, get out of our comfort zone and just make genuine dance records, while still retaining our styles.
BabyJake: Honestly there are too many artists to count that inspire me. That being said, I think the inspiration for these songs was less about who we wanted it to sound like & more about what feeling we wanted to establish to the audience. Whatever that feeling is, I’d say we captured it.

What three words would you use to describe your sound?
Devault: Moody, Emotive, & Ethereal
BabyJake: Not sure what 3 words I’d use to describe the records… I’d say everything that comes from Devault is somewhat emotional & deep.

A lot has happened in the last two years for both of you. Baby Jake, you released your first EP and Devault, you did remixes for Rihanna & Maroon 5. What was your personal highlight?
Devault: My personal highlight was releasing my first EP ‘Stay’ in 2018. This felt like it was finally a moment to identify me as not just an electronic artist, but as a genuine musician who can paint an entire world.
BabyJake: My personal highlight was a deep album cut named “Anywhere.” Even though it didn’t do crazy numbers, the production & experience of recording a completely live song with a choir, organ, drums… you name it… was incredible. That was definitely a high I hadn’t experienced before.

What is the thing you missed most during lockdown?
Devault: Missing live shows dearly.
BabyJake: Live shows. I was supposed to be on tour so that’s a real bummer.

What other artists do you want to collaborate with in the future?
Devault: A dream would be working with Toro y Moi or Blood Orange.
BabyJake: Definitely want to keep working with Sage, also wouldn’t mind doing some more electronic features with some other talented producers. This is a hard question for me because I feel like collaborations just kind of happen with friends and/or artists you are close with. I never really force it or think about it, it just happens.

Finally, what’s next?
Devault: Next is my second vocal EP, it’s nearly done and looking to get it out at the beginning of next year. Very excited about it.
BabyJake: An album. Finally.
Their double-sided single ‘Tell Me’ and ‘Blue’ will be released tonight at midnight!!! You can download on all digital platforms and follow them on Instagram,@itsbabjake and @devaultmusic.

Photo of Devault and BabyJake by earthquakemgmt

Inhaler x Vevo DSCVR

Inhaler released two brand new videos through Vevo DSCVR on Wednesday for their songs titled “It Won’t Always Be Like This” and “When It Breaks.”

Vevo DSCVR focuses on developing up-and-coming artists through live performances, and they’ve carefully curated a catalog of musicians and bands in their spotlight.

Some of the artists include Billie Eilish, AB6IX and Alfie Templeman, and Vevo DSCVR has helped them reach wider audiences that may not have been exposed to their work yet.

The four members of Inhaler, Elijah Hewson, Robert Keating, Ryan McMahon and Josh Jenkinson, met in high school, bonding over bands like The Stone Roses, Joy Division, The Strokes, Depeche Mode, Interpol, Kings Of Leon and The Cure.

“It Won’t Always Be Like This” was their debut single, and it helped them to more than 25 million streams from a die-hard fan base.

The members explained “When It Breaks” as a song that communicates the anxiousness the entire world feels right now.

“It’s our interpretation of this strange and imperfect world we’ve come to live in,” the band said. “Things are gonna change and we are gonna be there when they do.”

You can see the video for “It Won’t Always Be Like This” by clicking right here, and you can see the video for “When It Breaks” by clicking right here.

You can learn more about Inhaler by clicking right here. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Eamonn Burke, illustrations, music, 360 MAGAZINE

Depeche Mode to Livestream Concert

Depeche Mode and Live Nation have partnered to bring audiences around the world together for a one time only live stream of the full concert film “LiVE SPiRiTS” from Depeche Mode’s boundary-breaking, feature-length documentary and concert film, “Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest.” Fans will be able to watch the full version of “LiVE SPiRiTS” from the comfort and safety of their own homes via Live Nation’s YouTube channel as well as their Live From Home platform on Thursday, June 25th at 12pm PT/3pm EST.

Although portions of “LiVE SPiRiTS,” which was filmed at the iconic Waldbühne (“Forest Stage”) in Berlin, have appeared in the documentary, never before has the film been seen uninterrupted in its entirety; now fans can feel they are part of the action and experience the magic themselves.

To celebrate today’s announcement, Depeche Mode is treating fans to a video of “Cover Me” from “LiVE SPiRiTS.” Click here to watch “Cover Me”, one of the key tracks from Depeche Mode’s acclaimed 14th studio album Spirit.

This special concert experience is in anticipation of the release of “Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest” to DVD and Blu-Ray on June 26, 2020, which features not only the documentary but also “LiVE SPiRiTS” and a plethora of other special content. Pre-order here.

This special four-disc (two video discs plus two audio discs) configuration presents the definitive “Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest” experience at its most immersive, and will be available in both DVD and Blu-Ray formats. The package’s two video discs contain the “SPiRiTS in the Forest” documentary, alongside “LiVE SPiRiTS.” In addition to the two video discs, the package includes two CDs containing the “LiVE SPiRiTS” soundtrack, the live audio recording from the performance.

For more information, please visit spiritsintheforest.com

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Eamonn Burke, illustrations, music, 360 MAGAZINE

Depeche Mode – SPiRiTS in the Forest

Following widespread tastemaker press, fan praise and global box office success, Depeche Mode, along with Sony Music Entertainment, will release their boundary-breaking, feature-length documentary and concert film, “Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest,” on DVD and Blu-Ray on June 26, 2020.

The band announced the news today in an Instagram post. Click here to see the trailer. Pre-order is available here.

This special four-disc (two video discs plus two audio discs) configuration presents the definitive “Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest” experience at its most immersive, and will be available in both DVD and Blu-Ray formats. The package’s two video discs contain the “SPiRiTS in the Forest” documentary, alongside “LiVE SPiRiTS,” a full-length Depeche Mode concert performance filmed at the final two shows of the Global Spirit Tour at the Waldbühne in Berlin. This footage has never been previously released or broadcast in its entirety. In addition to the two video discs, the package includes two CDs containing the “LiVE SPiRiTS” soundtrack, the live audio recording from the performance. The package promises to be essential for collectors, longtime fans, and newcomers alike.

Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest set “the new gold standard for concert films,” according to Forbes. Re-envisioning the very concept of a music documentary, director and longtime Depeche Mode collaborator Anton Corbijn focused the narrative on six super fans from different regions of the globe. The film zeroes in on their lives – all extremely different save for their love of Depeche Mode’s music and the way that music has shaped their experiences – intercut with the final Berlin show, held at the iconic Waldbühne (“Forest Stage”) on the record-breaking two-year Global Spirit Tour in 2018, which saw them play to over 3 million fans at 115 shows around the world. The music, including several of Depeche Mode’s biggest hits, and the Spirits’ stories entwine seamlessly, illuminating the enduring power of Depeche Mode and the power music has to cross boundaries and borders and ultimately unite us.

One of the strongest performing event cinema releases, Depeche Mode: SPiRiTS in the Forest initially opened on 3,000 screens across nearly 80 countries last November. The film grossed $4.5 million and was seen by over 220,000 people. Recently, it began streaming on Prime Video in over 130 territories worldwide and can also be found on iTunes. Watch here.

For more information, please visit spiritsintheforest.com.

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Iggy Pop – The Bowie Years

THE IDIOT AND LUST FOR LIFE DELUXE EDITION PLUS 7-CD BOX SET OUT MAY 29th ON UME

“CHINA GIRL” (ALT MIX) UNVEILED TODAY LISTEN HERE

A 7-CD box set ‘The Bowie Years‘ exploring Iggy Pop’s Berlin-era albums is today announced for release on May 29th via UMe. The box set features remastered versions of The IdiotLust For Life, live album TV Eye and rare outtakes, alternate mixes and a 40-page book. Lust For Life and The Idiot will also be released as standalone 2-CD Deluxe Editions with bonus live CDs on the same date. The box set and albums provide a fascinating insight into the unique creative alchemy that defined the mythical Berlin-era of post-punk and set the wheels in motion for a sound that went on to dominate the world, shaping popular culture for decades to come.

Iggy Pop’s The Idiot and Lust For Life remain two of the most influential albums ever made and still stand as towering behemoths in rock’s upper echelons, their sonic DNA and attitude continuing to influence and inspire new generations of artists to this day. Both albums run through the fabric of artists such as Joy Division, Queens Of The Stone Age, IDLES, Fontaines DC, R.E.M., Depeche Mode, N.I.N., Nick Cave, and an ever regenerating crop of new talent.

Unveiled today, the first track to be released from the box set is an alternate mix of “China Girl” – listen here. Originally the second single to be taken from The Idiot in May 1977, this tale of infatuation, often interpreted as an ode to hedonism and Iggy’s former band The Stooges, would go on to become a hit for David Bowie on his Nile Rodgers produced 1983 album Let’s Dance.

Following the demise of Iggy’s seminal proto-punk band The Stooges, and a stint on the road together, Iggy and Bowie moved to West Berlin in 1977 to start work on Iggy’s debut solo album. Inspired by the Cold War-era surroundings, and named after Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel, The Idiot saw Iggy moving away from the guitar-heavy punk of The Stooges (and the ubiquitous sound of the era), bringing electronics textures and brooding darkness to the fore. The album was a critical and commercial success, spawning hits including “China Girl,” “Nightclubbing,” “Funtime” and “Sister Midnight.”

On a creative roll, the duo were back in the studio a matter of weeks after the accompanying tour to promote The Idiot finished, recording Iggy’s sophomore solo album Lust For Life. Bringing a rawer rock’n’roll feel back to the fore, Lust For Life spawned two of Iggy’s biggest hits, the titular track and the anthemic “The Passenger.”

Alongside these two albums, included in the box is a remastered version of the live album TV Eye recorded the 1977 tour in Cleveland, Chicago and Kansas City featuring Bowie on keyboards. There are also three discs of live recordings from March 1977 officially released for the first time – Live at The Rainbow Theatre, London, Live at The Agora, Cleveland and Live at Mantra Studio, Chicago. The set also contains a 40-page booklet with contributions from the musicians who played on the records and famous fans discussing the influence the albums have had on them.

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