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Deavious Tin Man Army Release Date

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The very talented Deavious has a release date for his highly anticipated forthcoming album, Tin Man Army.
Early next month, on the 6th July Tin Man Army will be released with both physical copies which can be purchased  from http://deavious.bigcartel.com/ or by digital download from http://deavious.bandcamp.com/.

So be sure to keep an eye out for Deavious’ Tin Man Army, if you missed it we caught up with Deavious himself a few months back to tell us a little bit more about his album and what he has been up to here http://something-about.com/2012/04/24/something-about-deavious-video-interview-9-2/

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In Conversation with Elliot Fox // Artist

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Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Elliot Fox; I have just finished my first year on the Fine Art Painting course at Camberwell College of Arts. I would describe myself primarily as a painter but I wouldn’t say that I’m restricted to a single medium as such.

What do you enjoy most about working in this medium?
I would have to say that it’s not the working with paint that I enjoy most, its more just the complexities and difficulties of working in a two dimensional format that interests me. I like the simplicity of it and the process I go through when making a piece of work is evident to the viewer which I think allows them to better understand how and why the work was made in the first place, perhaps allowing people to have a more personal relationship with the paintings.

What is more important to you; content or technique?
For me both are equally important, you cannot really have one without the other. Obviously one might be more important to me at a certain time but I’ve found recently that finding a balance of the two is a crucial part of maintaining a successful practice.

What themes do you pursue?
The majority, if not all of my work is made using autobiographical subject matter. I think my work contends with a lot of self-analyzing themes and I find this process almost therapeutic and to a degree addictive. I think without it I would struggle to be inspired to keep making paintings along this subject matter. Although in recent weeks I have found that the themes within my work have been broadening and although these familiar themes are still a current, they have perhaps become subtler.

When did you become interested in art?
I’ve always enjoyed drawing but I suppose I was first conscious of my interest in art from around 16 and the further I moved through education the more I realized that I wanted to refine my own style and continue making work which interested me. In turn my interest and knowledge of the art world grew and as such so has my interest in many other creative areas.

What do you dislike about the art world?
I think ideally if you want to make a career within the industry you have to be realistic about the fact that money is at times dispensed with no real sensibility. I suppose that annoys me to a degree but I wouldn’t say it keeps me up at night, it is what it is really and I think that the hypocrisy of it all is what makes it different to any other industry. You perhaps don’t always get what you deserve but I think if you can dedicate yourself to it you’ll get your rewards, or id like to hope that you do.

What role does the artist have in society?
I would say as far as a role in society you could describe artists as a social commentator? I don’t know its not like artist save lives or anything – I think I am realistic about the importance of the artists role in society but then again it would be a lot bleaker place without it for sure. I think all art is a performance, so you could call artists entertainers like would an actor or a musician.

Professionally, what’s your goal?
I would like to be able to make a living as a practicing artist. I suppose anyone starting out in the industry has the same sort of ideals. I wouldn’t really be able to comprehend anything past that at this moment in time.

What is your dream project?
I’ve never really considered a dream project I suppose If money wasn’t an object I would just up my scale and broaden my materials but I suppose that’s not very imaginative. I’ve always been interested in album artwork, maybe being given the chance to do the artwork for someone’s music I was really into and felt I could interoperate visually, that would be exciting for me – like a dream collaboration.

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Catch Up with Deavious

After being informed yesterday that Deavious’ Tin Man Army album is 100% complete and has now been sent for manufacturing, if feels only right that for anyone that missed our interview with him, can catch it here.

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Bassism on Skit

Here is a short documentary on 21 year old london based producer, Skit. He has had releases on Ministry of Sound , 2 Much Bass , Resonance Audio and Betamorph Recordings. And with songs being played on Capital Fm, Clubland Tv , Get Darker Tv, Ministry of Sound Radio and Kane FM, Skit is most definitely a producer you keep you eye on this year!

Keep up to date with Skit this year with the links below

http://www.facebook.com/skitmusic

https://twitter.com/#!/skitofficial

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Fresh Talent – Deavious

ImageDeavious’s free EP has been released TODAY. If you missed the review here it is below. Be sure to check it out.
You can download your free copy here
http://deavious.bandcamp.com/

Self produced artist Deavious from Cornwall is set to release a free five track EP ahead of his upcoming album, Tin Man Army.
Something-About have had the opportunity to check out what Deavious has been up to over the last few months. Here is a review of his free EP released on the 20th of March.

“I’m a producer, a writer, a lover and a fighter”

‘Cornish hip hop? No way mate, that would never work’. Actually it does, as proven by Cornish born and bred, self produced hip hop artist Ellis Deaves, aka Deavious. The 19 year old dominated the Cornish hip hop scene for three years, smashing sets all over the county before he moved to the capital. And now he’s in London to deliver a metaphorical diving head-butt to the home of UK Hip Hop.
Snowballing off the back of his debut album ‘It’s not a heart’, featuring the haunting but high tempo track ‘Dust’ and the filthy, filthy stand out track ‘It’s not a heart’ produced by UK dubstep artist Koven, Deavious maintains his gritty ‘I’ll say what the fuck I want to say’ style on his up-coming 5 track EP titled ‘D’.

“Mr Dirty’s back and he’s gone fuckin’ mad”

‘Mr Dirty’s Back’, the opening song, is one of those tracks that when, even if you’re having most uplifting day – sun shining, birds singing, sitting in a lush green space, you’ll want to give the next bloke that walks past looking like he might have a slightly better life than you an absolute leathering. Thats the power the Mr Deaves has over his listener’s emotions, it’s not often you find a song where you can empathise with literally everything the artist said. With it’s hypnotic, ‘Portishead-esque’ instrumental and dark infuriating lyrics, ‘Mr Dirty’s Back’ is the perfect track to set the mood for dark, mesmerizing journey you’re about to go on.

“Stay heavy like Jabba the Hut and my shoes stay greener that Yoda’s nuts”

If Darth Vader wasn’t a fictional character set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, oh and spat bars, he would definitely feature on the second track of ‘D’ titled ‘Battlestar’. The track features the unmistakable Darth Vader theme song as an instrumental but with a sort of 90’s sega megadrive twist adding to the nostalgia the listener will feel when realising what the instrumental actually is. London based rapper ‘0.o’ also features on track with a witty style reminiscent of a certain Dr Syntax.
‘DeamOn’, the third track on the EP, features an instrumental with an industrial sort of vibe bringing to mind a kind of space aged Soviet Russia setting. Deavious kills each verse in the track over an array of metallic sounding drums and deep phazing bassline.

“A room with no walls just a window in front of me, playing back on every thought and every single memory”

The second to last track ‘Through the Glass Window’ can only de described as tear jerker, a track about losing a loved one is something almost everyone can relate to. The song features a minimalistic but extremely effective instrumental with the duration of the verses consisting of only Deavious himself, a flute and drum beat. The chorus features haunting female vocals that compliment perfectly the deep heart felt lyrics that Deavious delivers on track 4.

His final track ends the mixtape on a high note with the once again Deavious produced ‘It’s Dark’. The track features a bouncy upbeat instrumental and a verse from life long friend of Deaves and also Cornish born Robbers. The Cornish lads absolute smash the final track of the EP providing a perfect conclusion to a what can only be described as an absolute banger of a mixtape.

There really is no reason not to get your hands on these 5 tracks. They provide a promising insight into the future of music from the den of Deavious. The mixtape leaves the listener gagging for some more of Deavious’ dark delights and pave the way perfectly for his much awaited next LP ‘Tin Man Army’.

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