DVAS

DVAS

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandEDMPop

Divan Orange was at capacity with a large crowd trying to get in to see Toronto’s DVAS. Like Boston’s More Than A Feeling re-imagined as house music; The club was so steamy and sweaty that our video camera kept fogging up” – NOW Magazine

Biography

DVAS
SOCIETY

“DANCE FLOOR DYNAMITE” iTunes Single Of The Week

DVAS has garnered the attention of electro dance devotees across the globe through their high quality/hi-NRG mixtapes, remixes and compilations. Originally forming in Edmonton, Jered Stuffco and collaborator Darren Veres released a series of tracks and EPs under the moniker Dietzche V. and the Abominable Snowman, before abbreviating the name to DVAS, making the move to Toronto and signing with Upper Class to release their full-length “Society”.

The first single and title track “Society” became a summer anthem in North America earning DVAS iTunes “Single of the Week.” The perfect kick off to the beat driven debut album that mixes disco, funk and soul with enthralling energy. The “Society” video debuted worldwide on AOL’s Spinner.com and gained Canada-wide airplay on national music television channels MuchMusic, MuchMoreMusic, Aux-TV and BPM: TV, and has gone from 0 to 15000 views on youtube in a blink. The single peaked at #3 on CBC Radio 3/Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 86; and the album knocked Crystal Castles out of the #1 National RPM Chart. Since then the band has shared the stage across Canada and the USA with the likes of Xiu Xiu, Designer Drugs, The Hood Internet, and Diamond Rings as “Society” entered the Top 10 on USA’s CMJ RPM Chart. Special thanks to The Hood Internet for delivering a super-fly remix of ‘Society’ featuring Chicago MC Kid Static.

DVAS may share some attributes with the space disco sounds of Daft Punk and pop legacy of Hall And Oates, but they bring intense originality and innovation to up the ante on the pop jams and the dance floor. Lyrically the album plays out like a story of a bad boy gone good; off the top we hear tales of hitting VIP clubs and young ladies on the tracks ‘Society’, ‘Consenting Adults’ and ‘Watching You’ but it isn’t long before we’re experiencing the ache of long-distance love in ‘Back 2 Basix’ and by the end you’re ready for the philosophical reprise of ‘Giving It All Away’ and the epic instrumental closer ‘Passionate Persuasion’. DVAS front man Jered Stuffco emits as much emotional persuasion in his performance as he reveals in the songs he’s penned. Fabulous, glamorous, and banging enough to bring down the club; cerebral enough to stand up to the staunchest of critics.

WWW.DVASMUSIQUE.COM WWW.UPPERCLASSRECORDINGS.COM

“BRIMMING WITH DISCO GLAMOUR AND INFECTIOUS DANCE MELODIES” AOL Spinner

“MOVE OVER KATY PERRY, I’VE FOUND MY SUMMER ANTHEM” Fashion Magazine

"TORONTO IS A COOLER CITY NOW THAT THIS RECORD IS IN THE WORLD" The Globe and Mail

“Four-on-the-floor kicks, huge washy synth pads, and plenty of squirty pulse wave basses and leads form the other half, and keyboardist Jered Stuffco isn’t afraid to open up the filter cutoff and bathe us in analog shimmer”
Keyboard Magazine

"WITH ITS PRISTINE PRODUCTION AND MEMORABLE SONGWRITING, SOCIETY IS 2010'S SUMMER MAKE-OUT RECORD" Now Magazine NNNN

"DANCEFLOOR DYNAMITE" iTunes, Single of the Week

“SOMETHING TO TAKE TO THE DANCEFLOOR IN THESE SCORCHING DAYS OF SUMMER” AUX-TV Track of the Week

“WELL-DONE ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC…SYNTHS GALORE, CATCHY SONGS, AND A HEAVY DISCO INFLUENCE” Electronic Musician

“COULD EASILY BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AS THE AURAL BACKDROP FOR A COUTURE RUNWAY SHOW”
Keyboard Magazine

“DOPE DISCO RECORD DRIPPING WITH NOSTALGIA…THEY HAVE QUICKLY PROPELLED THEMSELVES INTO THE UPPER ECHELON OF MUSIC ACTS” MOG

“KEEP AN EYE ON DVAS THEY WILL BE UP THERE IN NO TIME, PLAYING IN FRONT OF DRUNK TEENS WORLDWIDE.” Discodust

TOP 10 TORONTO ALBUMS 2010 NOW MAGAZINE

BEST OF 2010 ARITZIA PLAYLIST

"IRRESISTIBLE" EYE Weekly

Discography

RELEASES:
DVAS - SOCIETY - ALBUM - NOVEMBER 16, 2010 (UPPER CLASS/RED EYE) - USA/EU
DVAS - SOCIETY - ALBUM - JULY 27, 2010 (UPPER CLASS/EMI) - CANADA
"SOCIETY + THE HOOD INTERNET REMIX FEAT. KID STATIC" DIGITAL 45 JULY 6, 2010 (UPPER CLASS/EMI)
"INNER SANCTUM" on VALERIE & FRIENDS COMPILATION (France) - 2009
BUSINESS & PLEASURE EP - 2008
BROMANCE/THE CHANT - DOUBLE AA SIDE 7" - 2007
DVAS - LP - MACHO (POP ECHO) - 2007
SEXUAL VARIATIONS EP - 2007

DIGITAL MIXTAPES
March 2010 - White Lights Digital Mixtape Vol. 21
April 2009 - "Panoptic Animations" Digital Mixtape
May 2008 - "Passion Communication" Digital Mixtape

REMIXES
*THE RUSSIAN FUTURISTS - HOEING WEEDS SOWING SEEDS (DVAS REMIX) (Upper Class Recordings)
*COLLEGE - THE ENERGY STORM (DVAS REMIX) - (FUTUR)
*FAUNTS - M4 PART I (DVAS MACHO MIX) - (FRIENDLY FIRE RECORDS)
*PANTS & TIE - YOU RUB ME THE WRONG WAY (DVAS MACHO MIX)
*CADENCE WEAPON - GETTING DUMB (DVAS REMIX) - (UPPER CLASS)
*JEREMY GLENN - MYSTERIOUS (DVAS REMIX) - YYZ
* ELECTRIC YOUTH - "RIGHT BACK TO YOU" (DVAS REMIX)

Set List

40 Minutes, approx 8 tracks
Majority of songs performed are from upcoming full album release with Upper Class Recordings - Society, Ambient Room, Consenting Adults, Questions, Giving It All Away. Sometimes a Jackson Browne cover. A few songs from past releases: Black Rain, Forever.