D.V.S* is the alias of guitarist/ producer Derek VanScoten. In early 2010 he hit the scene as a solo artist, merging live strings with modern electronic production. Ears caught on quickly, and within a year he was playing coast to coast for growing audiences. His productions have been released via Electronic Musician Magazine, Soulection, Loci, 1320 Records, Pretty Lights Music, Cantora, Dub Lab, and many more.
As a diverse performer, D.V.S* has spent considerable time on the road with electronic acts including Big Gigantic, Beats Antique, Emancipator, Tycho, Cherub, EOTO, Lotus, Tipper, and Pantyraid. As a respected multi-instrumentalist, he has performed with numerous live acts like Devotchka, DJ Logic, and the Boulder Philharmonic. Festival highlights include: Lights all Night, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Lightning in a Bottle, Sonic Bloom, SXSW, The Manifestation Celebration, Gathering of the Vibes, and San Francisco Bicycle Day.