J Devil

Sliding into the shoes of this nefarious DJ alter ego, legendary KORN frontman Jonathan Davis conjures up entrancingly evil electro. J Devil is another side of the enigmatic singer who thrives on chaos and contradictions. He may reside in the darkest corners of Davis's psyche, but he's always ready to party. He may be spinning dance music on stage, but he lets out catastrophic screams at all the right moments. He may have black eyes and teeth, but he's as close to Davis's heart as it gets. On his forthcoming four-song debut EP, J Devil opens up the door to the ultimate celebration inside of the inferno.

In 1987 while still in high school, Davis became a DJ. Working for Bakersfield's Pacific West Sound, the 16-year-old spun at high school dances and parties on the weekends. His teachers at the time were Choc, C-Minus, and Eric and Vidal—who eventually went on to being The Baka Boyz and Los Angeles tastemaker Power 106 personalities. They taught the young artist the basics, and he took it from there, gigging every weekend and honing his skills in the process.

"This music has been with me my whole life," recalls Davis. "I just love watching people dance. It wasn't about anything else when I was a kid, and that's why it was so much fun. From the moment I started, I wanted to play good music and get crowds moving."

The music teeters between strangely seductive gothic heaviness and danceably devilish textures. At the heart, the singer's intense, infectious, and incendiary vocals captivate. He explains, "The songs are electro with sinister overtones. I'm singing on every track, and it comes across like a theatrical show. It's a different concept. I'm a DJ, but I sing on my own music. That's not traditional. I want to carve my own niche with this though. I'm trying to shake things up like we did with The Path of Totality. It's a natural evolution."

J Devil and FabFilter

"I found FabFilter from my friend and amazing DJ Downlink, and the incredible Noisia got me really into them. I love them and was blown away."

"My favorite plug-ins are FabFilter Pro-Q, Saturn, and Volcano 2. I love the fact that I can look at a spectrum analyzer that's built in - I can carve it out while I'm looking at it. It's amazing!"

Links

www.jdevil.com

www.korn.com

www.facebook.com/korn

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