My name is Devin Black and I host and DJ on Aquatic Themes: a show exploring the wide range of electronic music termed “bass music” — a mix of techno, dubstep, grime, drum & bass, downtempo, and everything in between. Expect to hear diverse live mixes of mid-noughties dubstep, grime instrumentals, dub techno, experimental club tracks, abstract techno, half-time drum and bass, and impactful, aquatic downtempo. Guests from both New York City and from the rest of the world are featured regularly.

Upcoming on Aquatic Themes

May 24: Parris + Shy Eyez

May 31: Moon Boots

Get in touch! My email is Ask me anything, send me hate mail, request me to play more tech house, etc etc

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Fantastic 2 hour UK bass/techno/whatever you call it in 2017 mix from Peri of Denham Audio! Got him to come into the station while he was visiting NYC from Sheffield. Heavy tracks with moments of unexpected lightness that make this an incredibly cohesive & enjoyable block of music.

Big shout out to the caller who, around 12am, freestyled over the phone to me as this mix played. power!

Click here and check out their new Leighton Buzzin’ EP

My 100th radio show! I did the math and that’s roughly two weeks straight spent DJing in the WNYU studio. Every week on 89.1 FM.

This was a proper 3 deck mix, starting off with house & techno and descending into some more rugged stuff. The last hour or so is a pretty belligerent dubstep classics mix so be warned!


Tony Allen – Ole (Moritz Von Oswald Remix)
Jeff Mills – Dream Mechanics
Perc – Bandshell
Monkey Maffia – Filter Funk
Kettenkarussell – Konstant Sleep


Handed the show over to fellow WNYU host Lilli Elias, who hosts The Rhythm Section on Monday nights. She started the show off with ambient/avant-garde music. Then taking over is Yonsei, who brought all his gear to the studio to craft a live techno set. His setup is pretty sick — there’s a TR-707 in there! Definitely check out his productions for some hazy reel2reel techno.


Some interesting mixes here! And a fun track at the end!

Vainqueur – Elevation (Version 3)
Moritz Von Oswald Trio – Dark
Monkey Maffia – Filter Funk
Marco Bernardi – Mystery of Nazerus (Version 2)
Knowone – 001B
Stanislav Tolkachev – Like No One Is Watching
Steve Stoll – Pop Song


Broadcast live on WNYU 89.1 FM New York.

Had Asusu, Neuroshima, Shy Eyez, and two very piercing airhorns in the WNYU studio!

Neuroshima started things off — his songs have been played by the likes of Ben UFO for years now, and his debut EP just came out on All Caps! Catch him on March 9th in NYC @ Breakz at Barnes & Noble Civic Club.

Next up is Asusu, part of the famed Livity Sound collective. He killed it and had some interesting things to say w/ Neuro afterwards. Saw him the weekend after this show at the excellent GROOVY GROOVY party and I’m hoping he comes back to NYC soon.

B2B for the last 45 minutes or so!

Flyer by Kris Petersen!