As a founding member and producer of Orlando-based hip hop group Solillaquists of Sound, and electro-soul duo Chakra Khan, DiViNCi first gained notoriety by using multiple drum machines in ways the world had never heard before. The virtuosity in his frenetic performances and popular YouTube clips set inspiring precedents for the now popular “Controllerism” scene. DiViNCi is revered by music fans, aspiring electronic performers and veteran musicians alike. His work, both on and off the stage, caught the attention of GRAMMY Award-winning icon Ms. Lauryn Hill, who tapped DiViNCi to join her band and studio team.
In addition to his work with Ms. Hill and SoS, his versatility as a producer and performer has allowed him to collaborate seamlessly with artists across the musical spectrum. Sage Frances, EL-P (Run The Jewels), Kool Keith, MF Doom, Doug Wimbish (Living Colour), Victor Wooten, Darryl Jennifer (Bad Brains), Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Zap Mama are a few of the artists with whom DiViNCi has worked.
As a public speaker and educator, DiViNCi shares his passion for creative health by helping others refine their creative process through his one-on-one coaching service, StudioSensei.com. His constant drive for innovation has led him to work closely with various companies in the development of their most popular products. Some of his most notable contributions have come from his work with Akai Professional in helping to develop the MPC Renaissance, Studio and MPC5000. In addition, DiViNCi’s recent adoption of Ableton products has garnered the attention of the corporation and led to multiple Ableton workshops and panel discussions.
While currently at work on various music projects, DiViNCi continues to travel the world connecting with audiences through his high-energy performances, speaking engagements, and workshops. Regardless of the specific focus, he always circles back to how to remain enthusiastically creative and how to sustain a healthy life and/or career involving the arts. If you have any specific topics you’d like to focus on, we would love to discuss it further with you.
Footage of: DiViNCi: Unleashing the Beast w/ Ableton Live
Article about: DiViNCi’s Work w/ Ms. Lauryn Hill and a snippet of a recent workshop
For workshops, DiViNCi can cover a range of topics including but not limited to:
- Sharing experience as a studio producer/engineer/programmer and working live performer/controllerist.
- Bringing the workflow of the stage to the studio and vice-versa
- The new and emerging job opportunities available to tech savvy musicians, producers and engineers in the industry
- Technique and/or gear-centric discussions