Cloudchord specializes in augmenting musical possibility.
Derek VanScoten is the producer, guitarist, and Emmy-winning musician behind Cloudchord.
In 2018 Cloudchord released “Koi Pond,” a 12 song collaboration with Soul Food Horns via Chillhop music. 2018 also brought singles on the Chillhop Essentials Spring and Summer Essentials, as well as the Diamonds ep with Oatmello (and Holiday tape via bandccamp/SC).
2019 has so far brought the 4 song “Refresh” ep and single “Alegria.”
Past: 2017 saw official remixes for Big Gigantic, Autograf and Sunsquabi alongside a single with Dreamers delight and “Imprint,” Cloudchord’s debut album via Gravitas Recordinngs.
In 2016 Cloudchord made his debut with 7 consecutive #1 remixes on Hypem, and his debut single “Golden XO.”
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"Guitarist D.V.S* dove headfirst when remixing the eerie Beatles classic “Because,” spreading what feels like sunlight and psychedelia all over it. Hear the quartet’s live instrumentation meet today’s typical womping bass merge in the his remix of the 1969 song off Abbey Road. The song still holds on to some of its dark roots, but D.V.S*’s remix puts it under a totally different light."-- Nina Corcoran
" In a scene so overfilled it really is hard to find a fish, which stands out from the rest. An artist that has constructed his own, unique sound is a really difficult, but also rewarding, task to accomplish. About a year looking for new music I stumbled across someone whose sound truly made me go “WOAH! This is different and I absolutely love it!” That artist’s name is Derek VanScoten (D.V.S*)"-- Casey Jones
"This is something that’s been a long time coming, and we couldn’t be much happier with the result. Brooklyn based producer and guitarist D.V.S* dropped his brand new album, Hit the Clouds Running, through Gravitas Records. The album features appearances from many of our favorite mellow music artists, including Cherub, Govinda and Psymbionic."-- Funkadelphia
"There is no denying the raw talent of D.V.S*. He manages to blend guitar and electronic frequencies in a unique and tasteful manner. His range of sounds is actually quite astounding. Throughout his new release, Hit the Clouds Running, he incorporates funk, jazz, 80’s, and other varied sounds in a way that makes listeners want to move."-- Afromonk
"A lot of collaboration went into the creation of this soundtrack, featuring guest artists such as Govinda and Psymbionic, as well as a myriad of vocalists and instrumentalists. The result is a lighthearted, groovy progression full of eclecticism. Elements of EDM are mixed with indie rock guitar (think Ratatat), trap beats, folk banjo plucking, funk bass slapping, classical re-takes, and mildly forlorn, but nonetheless beautiful vocal samplings. "-- The Untz
"Hit The Clouds Running, the second full length album on Gravitas Recordings from Brooklyn based artist D.V.S*, is a ten track escapade through fertile grassy fields, arousing feelings of passion through guitar-driven harmony. "-- Lost In Sound