A specialist in augmenting music possibility, Derek VanScoten is the producer, guitarist, and Emmy-winning musician behind Cloudchord. His remarkable technical skills on the guitar give a refreshing take on dance music, solidifying his place in the world of psychedelic soulful chillhop beats.
Derek grew up coveting guitar gods like Jimi Hendrix. The game changed when his Dad took him to see George Benson, and his Mom paid for jazz guitar lessons. His college years saw him learning about high-level recording studios; a summer spent as an audio engineer intern at the Aspen Music Institute ignited his reverence for acoustic music. His inspirations grew to include jazz pianist and life mentor Art Lande, and hip hop acts like Jurassic 5 and The Roots.

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Events featuring Cloudchord

Mar 17, 2022
1:10am — 1:45am
Presented by
Nettwerk / Women In Music / The Ally Coalition / Ones to Watch
Austin, TX
Professional Connections
Cloudchord is seeking the following:
  • Brand Partnership
  • Gear Endorsement
  • Distribution - US
  • Distribution - UK/Europe
  • Distribution - Worldwide
  • Other Artists to Tour With
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Booking Agent - UK/Europe
  • Booking Agent - Worldwide
  • PR/Publicity Agency
  • Publishing
  • Sync/Music Supervisors