Richard Devine

Richard Devine (Schematic/Warp/Sublight/
Asphodel/Detroit Underground) Records

During the past three years, Richard Devine has remixed top Warp artists like Aphex Twin and Mike Patton (Faith No More). He has released 4 full-length albums on Schematic, Warp, Asphodel, and Sublight records and has performed his own ear-tearing music mayhem worldwide. Based from Atlanta, Georgia he has done film score work for

Touchstone Pictures (with John Hues & Kyle Cooper). He has also collaborated with BT (Brian Transeau on movie “Surveillance” Directed by Adam Rifkin, Wieden & Kennedy, AKQA Inc., and have done sound mangling/programming for Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, composed and designed commercials for the Nike Shoe Company and worked with various companies doing sound design for Audi, BMW, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Scion, Coke, LandRover, Lexus, Peugeot, Dodge, HBO, Nestle, Nike Japan, McDonald’s, Sprite, Sony, Spike Television network and XBOX (Halo2 and 3 for Microsoft International Websites. He has also worked with Konami gaming division for the Dance-Dance Revolution game. In 2007 he signed a deal with Sony Media to release his first two Sound Effects libraries, “Pulse” and “The Electronic Manuscript” which won 2009’s best sample library by Remix Technology Awards. in 2008 Richard launched a new sound design company “Devinesound” which was nominated the Cannes Lions Award for the work with Microsoft Gaming division for the Halo Believe Campaign.

In conjunction with TV and film work Richard also has done programming and sound design work with some of the biggest audio companies in the world. His work has been featured on new software and hardware titles from many innovative companies such as: Alesis, Access Virus Keyboards, Akai, Ableton Live, Apple Computers, Arturia, CamelAudio, Native Instruments, Izotope software, WayOutware Softare,Eventide Effects Company, GRM tools, Korg, Clavia Nord, DigiDesign, Openlabs, Universal Audio, Hartmann Neuron synthesizers, Stanton Magnetics DJ Company, Roland, Propellerheads, Yamaha and M-Audio Division.

One of the few remaining bastions for forward thinking dancefloor electronics, Detroit Underground commendably continue their cutting edge series with some bastardized floor rocking electro from Jimmy Edgar and Richard Devine. Devine gives Funkstorung’s ‘punk motherf*cker’ a thorough acid screwjob first up with a lethal hi-end production style that will cause murder on the right floors, before really adding some fuel to the fire on ‘krake technomix’. Possibly one of his finest and most accesible tracks to date, this is a seriously sick techno track given a detailed hi-end workout by Devine and resulting in a purist 4/4 killer that sounds something like Surgeon and Autechre having a messy session with Monolake, proper upper echelon techno styles. Jimmy Edgar tackles some equally tough material on his side, jamming on a restless IDM dancefloor groove with ‘slaphard’ before swinging off on a super sharp and crisp Miami bass angle with ‘Wanna do it’. Both sides are fully prepared for battle with a selection of loops from each respective artist cut into the runout area, making this a righteous package that cant be f***ed with!