The sounds of the city are music to his ears.
With nothing more than keen observation and an iPhone, Bronx artist Devan Ibiza has turned the five boroughs, a subway stop, his local bodega, even a New York Yankees game — into wildly popular social media music.
Anything, even his kitchen sink, stovetop or a bag of pasta, can become a soulful beat for Ibiza.
In the past year, his “How to Make A Beat” video series has seen social media success, specifically on TikTok.
“I want to [include] spots that people would recognize, where they didn’t know you can make a beat in that area,” Ibiza told The Post.
One of those places is his friend Edward Popter’s Bronx bodega at 1665 Longfellow Ave.
Ibiza said he starts by manipulating the sounds, or “chopping [them] up,” on his computer, to make a drum kit, later adding melody on top of the beat.
“I would take sounds that weren’t supposed to be instruments and made it into something,” Ibiza said. “I take that same process into my own original music, taking certain sounds that don’t really belong together, maybe taking a clap with a kitchen knife to make a [sound]. You start to create a library of different sounds.”
Beyond his “How To Make A Beat” series, Ibiza produced his sister Mia Lailani‘s debut album “Blink of an Eye” in July. He expects to drop a five-track reggaeton beat tape, “No habla español,” at the end of the month.