#MusicInTheAir Podcast hosts this week :
DAVID DEVANAGARI (ECOAMAdjs)
Another artist joins Villahangar’s orbit with Ecoama for a new MusicInTheAir.
Today to sign the Podcast of the label is musician and producer David Devanagari, active in the organic house, downtempo and melodic house scene.
He tells, about his genres of reference: “More than a musical style in itself, what I always look for is an emotion inside my music … and that goes beyond a specific style… also at some point the project was in a band format of 4 members besides me and maybe in the future I will experience it again. Devanagari is my life project so it is a project in continuous evolution and I feel that it will continue to be so in the future… my musical style is quite wide… I can summarize that the last DJ session I went a few days ago to listen to Marky Ramone… the drummer of the Ramones… who was on the island offering a DJ set”.
Born in Barcelona, David Devanagari in recent years lived between Tulum, Mexico and little Miami.
His characteristic? In his live shows he captivates the audience with the incredible combination of instruments on stage together with the live set, creating a sound with high energy and visual impact. In his live sets he plays his own music created with synthesizers, Groove Boxes combined with instruments such as the Indian Sitar and the Handpan.
He explains: “I play the Indian Sitar and the Handpan, when I was a teenager, I played guitar and I also learned to program Groove boox like the Roland 303 and some machines from the early 90s by Akai Y Korg… So, I can say that I am a multi-instrumentalist.”
Among his reference artists, Turtle, Autechre, Fronte 242, Oceanvs Orientalis, Kraftwerk, Jeff Mils, Rifiutato, Napalm Death.
In 2021 he was a resident of iconic venues such as Do Not Sit On The Fourniture, Joia Beach and 1Beach Club in Miami, Azulik and Pizzine in Tulum and in previous years he participated as a live artist for ElRow, Cafe del Mar in Ibiza.
Devanagari is his main musical project, but he also has a project more focused on music in the form of therapy called “Dreaming Awake” “With whom we were in Tulum – he says – and now in Ibiza doing some sessions”.
His most recent releases are from 2021 with Roth Sounds, which is the record company of Azulik, one of the reference brands in Tulum. And now he is working on some new releases that will be released in October or November of this year and also for the first time he will release with a label that publishes music like NFT, which intrigues him a lot. He has worked with labels such as Sonika Music, Refleelable Recods, Big Bada Boum, Lump Records.
Two weeks ago, David Devanagari played near Lisbon with Spin Sum and this weekend he will be in Mykhonos. He explains: “For the summer, he hasn’t been on the island in the last two summers so I’m happy to be back. On June 19th I will play with Paax Tulum, in July I will play at Destino Pacha and soon I will be able to announce a residence in an emblematic place of the island… I will also return to Lisbon to play some dates during the summer and a space begins to open up for me in Mykhonos.”
For the next few months, he has confirmed shows in Portugal, Greece, Spain and will visit other countries during this summer and autumn. “I have recently started collaborating with the Spin Sum agency with whom we are creating a good relationship as they are incredible people and soon we will confirm some very important things for this year.”
How long have you been working with Ecoama Radioshow? And what made you choose to collaborate with Ecoama Radioshow?
The first time I visited Cristina and her radio show ECOAMA was in 2017… and she’s always been a close person to my music, so it’s always nice to be in touch with people like that!
What music do you listen to when you take off your DJ headphones?
I love Indian and African music, hardcore punk, experimental electronic music…
When and how was your first encounter with music? When and how did your musical journey begin?
One day at my parents’ house when I was about 13 years old, I found an old guitar that was missing some strings but that has intrigued me to this day. I started as Devanagari in 2010 woooo times flies!!
Where you were born influenced your approach to music and your musical style? How much and how much and how do you live, where do you come from and your background influence your music production?
I grew up in a city near Barcelona in the 80s. At that time it was normal to listen to some traditional flamenco and suddenly Iron Maiden or classical rap music without any kind of problem, so I can say that enjoying music beyond a musical style for me was always normal and I feel that this is very present today in my sound and this is undoubtedly thanks to having grown up in the city of Badalona
What do you think of the Spanish music scene? What do you think are the differences with the rest of Europe and the rest of the world?
The music scene in Spain is very interesting, it has a very active underground scene but, in my opinion, there is not much room to space in the country. Spain, although some Spaniards do not want to accept it, has a multicultural heritage, influenced by Arabs, Celts, Jews, as well as all the peoples of the Mediterranean and part of Africa. There are people who have innate that feeling of multiculturalism and this is reflected in their productions, I think it makes a difference with other scenes.
What evolution do you think electronic music is experiencing on the international scene?
I think that every time the Live format or the band format takes up more and more space in clubs and festivals… I feel that this is the next step.
What can you tell us musically about your Podcast for Villahangar?
In the podcast I made a selection of some classic songs along with the most recent ones, as well as collaborations and a song that will be published in the coming months, so I think it is a good selection to know the different phases and sounds that Devanagari had in the last few years.
01. David Devanagari – La Copa del Pintor (Original Mix) / Roth Sounds
02. David Devanagari – Ocean (Original Mix) / Sonika Music
03. Mashti + Deep Dive + David Devanagari – Aruna Chandra (Original Mix) / Refeelable Records
04. Monsieur Le Dètrakè + David Devanagari – Vimanika Shastra (Original Mix) / Big Bada Boum
05. David Devanagari – Tlaneci (Original Mix) / Sonika Music
06. David Devanagari – AfroCaribe (Original Mix) / Unreleased
07. David Devanagari – Gandhi (Original Mix) / Roth Sounds
08. David Devanagari – Pulque con Hongos (Original Mix) / Sonika Music
09. David Devanagari + Kheertana Kunalan – Sacred Moon (Original Mix) / Sonika Music
10. David Devanagari – Salines (Original Mix) / Sonilka Music / Sonika Music
11. Delum + David Devanagari – Paradise Found (Original Mix) / Lump Records