The Canadian Jackmaster: Seb Diamond

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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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