Seb Diamond will open for Pearson Sound and Jacques Green this year at Together’s secret location show on 5/16. Sub|division, a crew of DJs, producers, dancers & enthusiasts based in Victoria, BC, had nothing but good things to say about Diamond.
Seb has been instrumental in nurturing the amazing environment that has allowed such a diverse and developed scene to spring forth from Quebec’s cultural nerve centre.
Seb Diamond has grown a lot in the last couple years. He started working with Montreal based management company Sofa King Raw earlier this year and became the Canadian rep for Boiler Room. On top of that he has grown as a DJ.
If anything I’ve just gotten a bit more mature in my taste and can contain diverse genres inside focused sets as opposed to the “anything and everything” approach I used to have.
Diamond takes a lot of inspiration from DJs like Jackmaster (also playing at Together), Jacques Greene, and Floating Points. He likes the variety in their sets, mixing the classics and current hits with their own touches.
I really admire DJs that are expressing their personal style and not the (2013 Megamix) of new fabricated genres and fetishized past.
His mix for Sub|division covers his more recent inspirations, which he said have come a lot from American house like Joey Beltram, Spencer Parker and DJ Sneak. He says it’s “a good indicator of what I’d want to be playing in a grimy NY loft.”
You can download his mix here! Or listen to it below:
Read the full interview over at Sub|division’s website.
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December 5, discount 2013
Braille (Sepalcure, viagra Hotflush Records)
Coralcola, John Barera
December 12, 2013
MK (Defected Records)
John Barera, Alan Manzi
December 19, 2013
JDH & Dave P (Fixed)
Alan Manzi, Baltimoroder
December 26, 2013
Baltimoroder, Alan Manzi, Coralcola
Our man Braille is bringing his driving funky beats to Make it New Thursday, December 5th. No slouch behind the decks Braille puts on quite the show, constantly tweaking and rearranging elements of his live set. Of course his balance between tweaking everything and letting the music talk is very important. His performance on Boiler Room TV is a perfect example of this balance.
This guy has such a great control of dynamics, slowly transitioning from louder more intense movements to softer more chilled out movements. All seamlessly executed.
If you want to learn more about Braille then check out his Resident Advisor profile here.
You can also hit up his facebook page.
And most importantly don’t forget to come to Make it New at Middlesex (located at 315 Mass ave. Cambridge MA). The show goes from 9pm-2am and tickets are $10. Here is the facebook event page. See you there!