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DEV announced as headliner for Pride of Hillcrest Block Party

Singer DEV will perform in Hillcrest at the opening block party for Pride San Diego 2016.
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First Kesha, then internationally renowned DJ Tom Staar announced that he will be performing at San Diego Pride 2016.

Now another A-list singer has secured her slot in what is likely to be the most epic San Diego Pride event in recent history.

Rapper, dance music writer and singer DEV will start things off lively at the Pride of Hillcrest  Block Party on Friday, July 15.

You may remember the 26-year-old pop star from her hit singles “Bass Down Low,” and “Booty Bounce,” of which she used a sample from that song in her collaboration with Far East Movement’s 2010 mega hit, “Like a G6.”

The singer is originally from Manteca, California a city in the Central Valley just 76 miles outside of San Francisco.

After being discovered on YouTube she soon joined the band The Cataracs, and was signed to Universal Republic in 2010.

From there, her song “Bass Down Low” received heavy rotation on radio and in UK dance clubs, reaching all the way into the top ten.

In the United States, the singer released her first solo album containing the song “In the Dark,” which peaked at a strong number 11.

Still she is probably most recognized as the female voice in Far East Movement’s “Like a G6.” That single went all the way to number one for three consecutive weeks, also topping the dance charts in New Zealand, Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Her second album is scheduled to be released this year and she says it’s a move in the right direction.

"I'm using a lot more live instrumentation for this album,” she says. “I had such a great time making a very electronic-based album for the first one, but you know, I'm just moving to different things, different sounds, so we'll see."

Pride Block Party kicks of Pride weekend in San Diego in the streets of Hillcrest, where there will be carnival rides, DJ performances, dancing and go-go boys.

Pride Block Party is on Friday, July 15, from 6 pm to 11 pm.

You can purchase your tickets HERE

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