Devin Malloy is a record producer, audio engineer, and drummer from Colorado Springs, Colorado with backgrounds in jazz, rap/hip-hop, and electronic music. Having lived abroad and traveled throughout the world, Devin has explored the creation, performance, and education of music within various cultural contexts. Devin finds inspiration in transcending genres and encouraging students to think outside the box and break through self-imposed barriers.
Devin works as a session beat-maker and production advisor for Portuguese company musiversal. Here, he connects with people from all over the world producing commercial quality beats in a variety of genres. Most recently Devin has produced and mixed music for Big Samir of The Reminders, played drums on country records featuring Jerry Douglas, and continues to work with artists in the UK, India, Spain, and locally. Malloy also engineers at AML Production Studio and maintains an active performance schedule, most notably as the drummer for Latin Jazz group Nube Nueve.
During his time in Spain, Devin was selected as a graduate fellow at Berklee College of Music, where he served as in-house drummer for the contemporary performance program. His thesis project focused on producing hip-hop music using samples of his own original jazz-oriented compositions. At the same time, Devin released his debut self-produced EP “Live.” on the Disrupción label and performed at numerous venues and festivals with his jazz/hip-hop group, “Masters of Piñon.” At the same time Devin also recorded over a hundred records in Pop, RnB, American Roots, Rock, Jazz, Fusion, Latin, and Mediterranean styles.
During his years in China Devin worked as a drum instructor and content developer, writing a method book for hand technique on the drums complete with a series of original backing tracks. Throughout this time, Devin also maintained a residency at jazz club In.Free Live with his own “Devin Malloy Trio”. Malloy earned his bachelor’s in Jazz Performance on the drums at the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s in Contemporary Performance with an emphasis in Production at Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain. His main instructors were Jim White, Casey Driessen, Victor Mendoza, Ben Cantil, Gary Willis, Polo Orti, Perico Sambeat, Mariano Steimberg, and Sergio Martínez.