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DVAS

Electronic

Toronto ON CANADA

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DVAS \"Society\" (The Hood Internet Remix Feat. Kid Static)

DVAS has garnered the attention of electro dance devotees across the globe through their high quality/hi-NRG mixtapes, remixes and compilations. Originally forming in Edmonton, Jered Stuffco and collaborator Darren Veres released a series of tracks and EPs under the moniker Dietzche V. and the Abominable Snowman, before abbreviating the name to DVAS, making the move to Toronto and signing with Upper Class to release their full-length 'Society'. The first single and title track 'Society' became a summer anthem in North America earning DVAS iTunes 'Single of the Week.' The perfect kick off to the beat driven debut album that mixes disco, funk and soul with enthralling energy. The 'Society' video debuted worldwide on AOL's Spinner.com and gained Canada-wide airplay on national music television channels MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic, Aux-TV and BPM: TV, and has gone from 0 to 15000 views on youtube in a blink. The single peaked at #3 on CBC Radio 3/Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 86; and the album knocked Crystal Castles out of the #1 National RPM Chart. Since then the band has shared the stage across Canada and the USA with the likes of Xiu Xiu, Designer Drugs, The Hood Internet, and Diamond Rings as 'Society' entered the Top 10 on USA's CMJ RPM Chart. Special thanks to The Hood Internet for delivering a super-fly remix of 'Society' featuring Chicago MC Kid Static. DVAS may share some attributes with the space disco sounds of Daft Punk and pop legacy of Hall And Oates, but they bring intense originality and innovation to up the ante on the pop jams and the dance floor. Lyrically the album plays out like a story of a bad boy gone good; off the top we hear tales of hitting VIP clubs and young ladies on the tracks 'Society', 'Consenting Adults' and 'Watching You' but it isn't long before we're experiencing the ache of long-distance love in 'Back 2 Basix' and by the end you're ready for the philosophical reprise of 'Giving It All Away' and the epic instrumental closer 'Passionate Persuasion'. DVAS front man Jered Stuffco emits as much emotional persuasion in his performance as he reveals in the songs he's penned. Fabulous, glamorous, and banging enough to bring down the club; cerebral enough to stand up to the staunchest of critics.

Time

Friday March 18

9:00PM

Venue

Friends

21+

208 E 6th St

Online

www.myspace.com/dvasmusique

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