Tag: jonathan davis
If you picked up the latest issue of Billboard, you may have noticed that Dim Mak Artist J-Devil is briefly mentioned in the article, “6 questions with Rob Zombie.” Billboard references J-Devil in regards to asking Rob Zombie if he’ll follow in the footsteps of Jonathan Davis and try the “DJ/remixer thing.” If you haven’t done so already be sure to grab the latest issue and read what Zombie had to say.
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Davis is currently on tour under his J Devil moniker, playing own headlining dates as well as five stops with the touring Identity Festival. J Devil will also be the support act for the Marilyn Manson-Rob Zombie Twins of Evil tour beginning Sept. 29. Meanwhile, Davis has prepared a J Devil EP for release (date pending) on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label, as well as another EP by Killbot, a “supergroup” with (Nick) Sluggo and Tyler Blue.
“I started doing (electronic music) for fun. I didn’t now what was gonna happen with it,” Davis tells Billboard.com. “Making electronic music and learning to produce and learning my new instrument — laptop, I call it — has been an amazing thing. I’m learning and I’m having fun playing my own tunes. I’ve really had to re-train myself. It’s totally different than writing rock songs.” And while he acknowledges that “because I’m Jonathan from Korn, it’s a celebrity thing” when he gets behind the turntables, he’s enjoying great acceptance from his full-time peers in the EDM world — including Skrillex, Datsik, Downlink and others he invited to be part of Korn’s 2011 album, “The Path of Totality.”
As some of the Korn die-hards might have heard, J Devil will be performing with Korn and Sluggo throughout the remainder of their North American tour. Dates on the Identity Festival tour have also been added, alongside Nero, Madeon, Eric Prydz, Nosia, Datsik, and more!
Dim Mak Live presents the Official WMC Promotional Mix, available for a Free Download on Soundcloud today! This 45-minute mix-series features new and unreleased tracks by Alvin Risk, Clockwork, Atari Teenage Riot, TAI, Zedd, Steve Aoki, and more!
As featured on RollingStone.com, Datsik and & Infected Mushroom’s “unsettling” new video has made its official world-premiere… Watch the video and read more after the jump.