Techno. House. Minimal. Electro. Bass.
Disco Ball Murder Kit are the DJ duo of Jack McDevitt and Ed:e Armand. On January 1, 2010, DBMK were officially formed at an unassuming basement gig that New Years morning at Providence Rhode Island's legendary after hours club, Therapy. After that gig, neither Jack or Ed:e, nor the New England clubbing and raving scenes, could have known that only months later, The DBMK would be power housing residencies and headlining clubs and raves all over New England and in New York's tri-state area in the years to come.
Before the DBMK, McDevitt and Armand had been spinning for almost 15 years each individually. Both had longstanding reputations as successful headlining DJ's and promoters in their own rights. Jack was known throughout the North East as a touring DJ with residencies at New York's Crobar, The Sullivan Room, and Shelter. He also made the rounds and earned his stripes throughout the regional rave scenes as a headliner and the go to DJ to open for national acts like, James Zabiela, Josh Wink, Tommie Sunshine and Nick Warren, to name a few.
Ed:e was a well known staple in clubs and after hours rooms between Boston, MA and Providence, RI. He held down some of the longest house music residencies in the area with Anthem, Starzzz After Hours, Emerald Room After Hours and Plush along with countless regional appearances. Between 2002 and 2006, Armand successfully unified the underground and clubbing cultures with a series of parties, "Reclaiming Paradise", "Return to Paradise", "Electric Paradise", "Rebuilding Paradise (A Hurricane Katrina Benefit)" and was nationally recognized with a seat on the, "Scion Emerging Artists Tour" in 2005.
In 2009, Jack and Ed:e came together for a local, underground, college radio show in Providence, RI. They talked about putting together a conceptual tag team mix and, through those discussions found they shared the same opinions about the state of the culture at the time. They both agreed, the scene was boring. They found DJ's to be too self involved and parties were becoming uneventful. Both recognized that what was lurking under the scene at the time was a whole new crowd of party goer. Both decided that if they came together they would make it dramatic. They were determined to make every event memorable and they would focus all of their energy on the club kids and ravers, giving the party back to the party people, where it belonged. First and foremost the DBMK would be about fun and music. They would be unbridled by any rules or the status quo of the time.
It worked. The DBMK positioned themselves as hard partying, house music hooligans. Every themed, headlining event would feature pre-produced skits and music as well as theatrical presentations. The bottles popped, the confetti flew, and the music pounded like a relentless techno rhino plowing through crowds of club kids. The air changed in the club when the DBMK would take over a party and the crowds caught on fast.
With 30 to 50 appearances a year, a weekly podcast internet radio show, mixed set releases, radio show appearances, and print articles in regional Boston and Providence newspapers and magazines, the DBMK have locked down their position as the high energy, house and techno music party headliner. Their professional reputations have earned the DBMK residencies at Therapy in Providence, Rhode Island and Rise in Boston Massachusetts, both nationally and internationally recognized venues that host some of the biggest names in the industry. In 2012, they celebrated their induction on to the Volume Productions artist roster, just as Volume prepares to celebrate 20 years as one of the most influential underground promotional teams in the United States.
Through it all, Jack McDevitt and Ed:e Armand are road ready residents. Both wear their years of experience and delivery like a badge of honor and carry it with them in The DBMK. Their music selections, individually and together, are diverse and dynamic enough to begin any party with lofty, subtle grooves and end that gig with peak hour frenzy the way they know how.
The DBMK... Fueled.
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