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

November 30: Soul Clap

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

Broadcast live on 89.1 FM New York on November 30th

Charles from Soul Clap came in and put on a great mix! Love his mixing style, using every bit of the 2 CDJ/2 turntable setup. Included in the mix are killer new songs from the Soul Clap album + releases on their label Soul Clap Records (shout out to Midnight Magic!) Quite a pleasure getting to talk with Charlie as well, particularly about music — he really knows his stuff. Gotta find this Giorgio Moroder record now…

Listen to their newly released album “Soul Clap” at soulclap.us/album/!

Last 45 minutes are an electroish B2B mix between us!

Doctor Jeep and Shy Eyez came through and spun some sick bassy tunes! Really good stuff, and some jungle at the end 🙂

Caught them this weekend in Brooklyn playing right before Loefah — great times there too!

Fun show!! Started off by interviewing BBC Radio 1 host and DJ Benji B, where we talked about the importance of radio and pirate radio as well as the spirit behind his party Deviation. Then Zuri Marley killed it with a dancehall set! Also had a great interview — some powerful words from Zuri about current events. Ended the show with some dubby Aquatic Themes type tunes.

Playlist:
Prince of Denmark – Live At Planet Uterus (Excerpt)
Prince of Denmark – Cut 02
A Made Up Sound – Rear Window (Shattered)
Skudge – Contamination
Objekt – The Stitch-Up
Nadus – No Feels
Bored Young Adults – Check Up From The Neck Up
Vril – Vortekz Dub
Prince of Denmark – Nymphonic

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Interviewed Guy Gerber (Rumors) and played some cool tracks afterwards!

Playlist:
Hardrive – Deep Inside
Mr. Beatnick – Don’t Walk Away From My Love
Edward – Following You
Malory – Bohhbah
Mike Parker – Ice Fissure
Myk Derill – Renewed

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