Sunday, September 2, 2007

Global Village- The DEY

This Latin/African-American trio is bringing an unusual vibe and a socially conscious intent to their musicmaking.
I happened upon them by accident? whilst looking for info for an upcoming entry about slept on acts that I stand in mass company missing.


“We want to unify our communities,” Divine says of The DEY’s mission. “By being bilingual, we address all those people — the non-English speaker and the non-Spanish speaker — and we create a bridge between them, a space where they can all exist.”
-The Dey


Signed to Violator Management and Epic records, The Dey (Divine, √Član, and Yeyo) has a very different, quite diggable swagger.



Peep them beyond the Golden Roses.
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4 comments:

Invisible Woman said...

I used to work for Violator back in the day....I hope they make it, they have a good look.

PurpleZoe said...

Yeah? Why isn't Violator promoting their people more these days? I was scratching my head visiting their site. The artists pages are rather bare for them to be holding a position on such a prestigious roster... I guess alot of major companies have been lagging on the internet updates but damn, that's someone's career, and maintaining updates is worth a few extra dollars...

I'm feeling this group as well. I agree they have a good look, and their sound is slick. It's got an interesting fusion.

Invisible Woman said...

When I worked for Chris he was managing all of those groups you admire...Tribe, De La, etc. He obviously has an eye for talent, and is an amazing deal maker. I would find it hard to envision him taking the blogoshpere as important or serious, though, as he was never into really using computers.

But that is definitely where his business partners and/or minions should be taking up the slack...

PurpleZoe said...

They don't have to blog necessarily but the artists pages should at least be kept up to date I'm thinking, and have some amenities for the fans. The internet is a major information source now and most folks are seeking info on artists through it.

A free download and some wallpaper can go along way in a fans heart to keep an artist in their mind. Even an occasional zine, some printable stickers so fans can tag their belongings...

I dunno. I just see alot of inexpensive measures that can be taken to promote these artists so they don't fall through the cracks.