My name is Devin Black and I hosted and DJ'd Aquatic Themes: a show exploring the wide range of electronic music termed “bass music” — a mix of techno, dubstep, grime, drum & bass, downtempo, electro and everything in between. New York City and the tri-state area heard diverse live DJ mixes of mid-noughties dubstep, grime instrumentals, dub techno, experimental club tracks, abstract techno, half-time drum and bass, and downtempo. Guests from both New York City and from the rest of the world were featured regularly.

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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.

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

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


Bruce came onto Aquatic Themes during his debut U.S. tour to play some very cool and aquatic music! Ambient beginnings featuring some vinyl he found in New York followed by some serious material. Last hour b2b Shy Eyez

Catch them both on Friday in Brooklyn — more info on Resident Advisor

Shy Eyez brought a killer mix of bass music & techno to Aquatic Themes! great mixing & some spooky vibes all around

Aquatic Themes’s first proper grime show went very well with Treble Clef killing it on the decks! Amazing grime, UK vibes set & an insightful interview as well. Big ups to Bandcamp.

Oblig on the mic as well, 5 person B2B in the last 45 minutes!