With new mp3 backing tracks released every week, it’s always a pleasure to introduce a new artist to the Red Karaoke catalogue. This week we have the pleasure of welcoming California native and dance hit maker Dev and her latest single In the dark.
Discovered by the Indie-pop group the Cataracs through her Myspace ‘flows’ and recordings of songs from artists like Amy Winehouse, Dev was nothing short of a diamond in the rough. After finding her, Dev’s personal recording of Booty Bounce was sampled by the Catarac’s smash hit with The Far East Movement, Like a G6, which ended up reaching number 1 in the US, and sold over five million downloads in the United States.
In the summer of 2010, a music video was made for Booty Bounce and uploaded onto YouTube, where it has generated over ten million views. This led to Dev’s signing with Universal Republic and her first official single, Bass Down Low, which reached sixty one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number two on the Heatseekers Songs Chart.
2011 saw the release of Dev’s debut album The Night the Sun Came Up, as well as her second single and Red Karaoke’s newest dance karaoke, In the dark. Not only has the single skyrocketed, but Dev’s reputation as a showstopper and hit maker has led to collaborations with artists from Demi Lovato to Japanese girl group Girl Generation, and will release a single with Enrique Iglesias later this year.