The DJ Duo of DBMK: Fueled By Steaks and Porno

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Disco Ball Murder Kit: The musical marriage of DJs Jack McDevitt and Ede Armand – two veteran performers who pride themselves on outrageous performances and loud thumping music. New England party-goers have heard the tales of deviant debauchery, fabled stories of porn stars, crowd surfing, private bathrooms and near death experiences. And lots and lots of boobs.
Disco Ball Murder Kit (DBMK) was formed on January 1, 2010, and Ede and Jack quickly realized the advantages of working together. “With a partner, we can take our ideas to absurd levels because it’s not self serving,” says Armand. “What we do is for the concept of DBMK instead of the individual approach. This makes it a lot of fun. Somehow it gives us a hall pass to ridiculousness.” Jack McDevitt adds that the combination gives the duo more clout. “Experience is something that a lot of the DJs in the scene lack right now. It is not often you see a tag-team with over 30 years of experience.” McDevitt was playing often at rave events through New England as well as some big NY clubs, while Armand had the Providence club scene locked down. “We both had crazy reputations so I thought that if we were going to work together, it had to be big,” says Armand. And big is a great way to describe their performances as they’ve spent the past few years flipping the scene with their signature sound. “We hit parties hard and fast and took a rock ’n’ roll attitude about our gigs,” says Armand. “Other DJs were thinking about themselves and we were thinking about the kids and how they liked to party. Our attitude was literally a reflection of what was really going on at the time.” In one such memorable show, DBMK gave a Halloween performance that featured a whole Frankenstein theme, complete with costumes, Ede as Dr. Frankenstein, Jack as the monster, some girls dressed as Frankenstein’s bride and a complete reenactment of the life-giving scene from the Universal Studios movie. So is DBMK just about the gimmicks? Armand disagrees. “Other DJs – including some of our friends – thought we were all gimmick. We weren’t though. We backed it up. We were real. We are real. You can’t fool the kids. They knew what we were doing and they got it and that’s all that matters. DJs tend to get too caught up in the DJ end of things – DJ rules and regulations. Those things are irrelevant. We don’t spin parties for other DJs. We spin for party people. That is absolutely our most important aspect.”
“It’s about the music before it’s about the show,” McDevitt adds. “I always thought my sound as an individual was different, but as a combination you see others trying to mimic our formula and it just comes off as a shitty copy. You could hide us from the crowd and it would still get the same reaction when we go on. We make certain tracks classics before others even know what they are.”
“No matter what, we are serious about this music,” Armand states. “It’s everything we are and we deliver it like a freight train. After that, in DBMK, we don’t take ourselves seriously at all. We keep it fun and we respect our audience, and I have to think that translates to the floor. We are about as honest as it gets in that regard.” When asked what separates them from other DJs, Ede Armand replied, “The system sounds different when we take over. You can never test us on our music selection. We select quality productions.” “That and our big dicks,” Jack McDevitt added.
Check out Disco Ball Murder Kit online: facebook.com/thedbmk soundcloud.com/discoballmurderkit

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