CARNAGE (Diamanté Anthony Blackmon) Producer & DJ, CARNAGE
Diamanté Anthony Blackmon is the American Dream. Diamanté grew up in Guatemala and came to America at 10 years old speaking very little English in a lower income neighborhood. Against all odds, Diamanté grew into Carnage, one of the most dominant music superstar artists in the world. From pioneering the Trap genre, massive collabs and festival appearances in the dance world, to records with Lil Pump, Migos, and Mac Miller, few artists are able to move between genres as seamlessly as Carnage. After the recent announcement of his forthcoming ‘Reincarnation Tour’, international DJ and producer Carnage returns from his 2018 hiatus with his biggest single yet – ‘Letting People Go’.
It’s easy to feel the impact on every track the Las Vegas-based artist puts out. With a versatile mindset and deft approach, he siphons dance, hip hop, pop, and trap into an intoxicating brew unlike anything out there. It’s dirty, defiant, and diverse. Carnage, also known as El Diablo or Papi Gordo, broke onto the scene in 2012 when he uploaded his first song onto YouTube, “Teke Teke”. In that same year, Carnage produced a song for American rapper G-Eazy called “Loaded” and later collaborations with the dubstep legend, Borgore. This new found success led Carnage to release his debut single “Incredible” with over 25 million views on YouTube. Shortly following this was the release of “Michael Jordan” and Carnage’s infamous remix for Hardwell of “Spaceman”. He then signed with Ultra Records in 2015 and released a single with ILoveMakonnen called “I Like Tuh” which went onto to earn a Gold Award. Later in October 2015, Carnage released his debut album Papi Gordo, which immediately became the #1 Dance Album in the United States, with countless huge records and massive features with everyone from Rick Ross and Migos to KSHMR.
There’s nothing quite like seeing Carnage live. He’s rocked stages at Electric Daisy Carnival, Coachella, Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Life in Color and many more. Carnage stole the show at Ultra Miami 2016 where he performed on the Mainstage and shocked the crowd time and time again as he brought out Hip Hop heavyweights, DJ Khaled, Rae Sremmurd, Wiz Khalifa and Rick Ross. “I’m a big black guy who loves to rage,” he chuckles. “I’m not what you expect. I feed off the crowd and go for it.” That’s why Carnage’s impact will be felt for a long time to come.