Russell Brand

The Magazine

October 24, 2011

Chrome Sparks

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Written by: Ian Cruz
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Jeremy Malvin was once just a student who goes to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Well, actually, he still is. But now he is also a techno DJ known as Chrome Sparks.

Chrome Sparks is a techno / indie artist whose beats are soft – but simultaneously a bit heavy and passionate. Almost like you could literally get intimate with the music itself.

During our conversation, Malvin hinted at his next project, saying that he was about to record vocals for a friend’s imminent EP (which, by his projections should have been released by the time you read this article). But as of right now, Chrome Sparks has released a remix album and one full-length album entitled “My <3,” which Malvin jokingly said in a Facebook post is called his “Less than 3.”

“I just kept frequently putting [<3] in text messages to friends and family …People I love,” Malvin said. “I guess the album kind of reflected that.  The ‘<3’ easily said that for me.”

I asked him if he ever thought he gave out too much love.

He paused. “I don’t know if that’s possible,” he began. “Maybe if you over-saturated the ‘love market.’”

Chrome Sparks will be playing on November 5 at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor – except this time as a five-piece, during which Malvin says he will be playing drums and singing.

“This band is something I already assembled, and we’re doing a tour to CMJ. So, we’re playing a bunch of shows in the middle of October,” Malvin said, as he described the various instruments used for the new lineup – including a giant midi-keyboard that is played with mallets instead of fingers.

Either way, when Chrome Sparks and Co. comes back to the Blind Pig on November 5, audience members will be in for a treat.

About the Author

Ian Cruz
Ian Cruz
Ian is fairly new to the iSPY team, but he's already covered some shows for us. If you're looking for a review on a show, album or song, and you want it from a fellow musician, well then Ian's your guy. Reach out, let him know you're out there and you want to be heard.

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