Even if you’ve never heard of Dev, you’ve almost certainly heard her. Her song ‘Booty Bounce’ was sampled by Far East Movement on their bazillion-selling mega-smash ‘Like a G6’, a track that was just about impossible to avoid last year. The track that was sampled was pretty big in its own right too, with its inventive video clocking up millions of YouTube hits.
She’s also found time to collaborate with Tinie Tempah, Timbaland and the mighty JLS, as well as put together her debut album. Working with her usual production team The Cataracts, who discovered her through her MySpace page in 2009, ‘The Night the Sun Came Up’ is due out in November. Dev is already promising big things.
“I think the environment that The Cataracs grew up in Los Angeles plays a distinct role in the different sound in production,” she told Digital Spy. “I also think my voice is very interesting and different – it’s weird as hell! So when we put our two quirkiness’s together, the result is quite nice. We’ll see how it does, but I’d like to think it differs from what else is out there. Our personalities in general – I don’t think you can compare that to anyone else out there and that comes across on the album.”
As for ‘In The Dark’ itself, the track is a typically steamy ode to the joys of a little bit of bump ‘n’ grind and has the potential to be another omnipresent feature in the clubs and on the airwaves.