If You Love Me
Posted on / November 24, 2014 @ 10:48 pm

My Band, Dreams in Static are back with another hot retro, soul track after their first single debuted on WSJ followed by 400 remixes by 40 plus countries.

Dreams in Static conjures up the aesthetics of Pulp Fiction & Curtis Mayfield. The upcoming album produced by Los Angeles based hip hop producer Diwon and multifaceted guitarist/bassist, Dugans will feature Akie Bermiss throughout. Bringing his own signature sound — with hints of Smokey Robinson and TV on the Radio – Akie Bermiss’ timeless dream-like voice breathes life and narratives into the Dreams in Static grooves.

Dreams in Static’s first single “You’re On Your Own” premiered on Wall Street Journal while AltSounds described their sound as “John Mayer meets The Rolling Stones with more soul; yes it’s possible.” I think they have a sort of TV on the Radio, Curtis Mayfield, Roots type of sound. They have been remixed over 400 times by people in 40 plus countries.
As the guys get ready for their next music video, they give fans a chance to hear another cut dubbed “If You Love Me”, off their much anticipated LP.

“If hip hop is dead to the underground and rock is dead to the mainstream, “Dreams in Static” resurrects the two and blends their elements into one sonic sonnet”

https://soundcloud.com/dreamsinstatic/love

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Indila – “Dernière Danse” (Diwon Remix ft. Drumaan & Nathan Sela)
Posted on / November 19, 2014 @ 10:14 pm

Fresh off Diwon’s all instrumental album, dubbed “Pre-Game,” the Los Angeles based producer flips the script with a french remix that bridges Edith Piaf, Beck, and Daft Punk. “Dernière Danse” is a remix of French R&B singer, Indila, accompanied by Nathan Sela and Drumaan who caught Diwon’s attention as the winner of Diwon’s rock project, Dreams in Statics’ remix contest. The original “Dernière Danse” charted in France reaching the SNEP Top 2 and currently has over 145 million plays on youtube. This remix re-introduces this lush track to worldwide audience that favor breakbeats and synths with their melodic serenity. 

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

https://soundcloud.com/diwon/indila-derniere-danse-diwon-remix-ft-tum-nathan-sela

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Cobe Jones’ Takes Em Out
Posted on / October 23, 2014 @ 5:44 am

I’m pretty stoked on this single because it’s the first of the bunch that we made together. Cobe Jones is coming out swinging in this rap world with a premiere on DJ Booth featuring his single “Take Em Out”.

Here’s what the Booth had to say, “Hide your girl—in fact, hide your sisters, too—because Cobe Jones is in the building. As we learn on debut single Take Em Out, the Cali buzzmaker possesses an eccentric brand of swagger that listeners (especially female ones) are bound to find irresistible. Making its world premiere right here on our front page, this freshly-minted mixtape inclusion finds the 21-year old emcee showcasing his animated flow and witty, pop-referential pen game over some head-noddable work by Diwon and co-producer Flyhats. Interest piqued? Then stay tuned for more new singles leading up to the tentative February release of Cobe’s Skatin’ street album.”

Listen here: http://soundcloud.com/cobejones/take

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UGHH’S Interview with Diwon
Posted on / September 7, 2014 @ 5:48 am

Diwon-New-Game-PRe-GAMe600Tell us a little about yourself. Where you are from? How long have you been making Hip Hop?

I’m from Brooklyn, but moved out here to L.A. 2 years ago to get a creative art space (Studio Bancs) for my production company, Bancs Media where I produce my music and videos. I’ve been a fan of hip hop since I was a kid and got The Chronic on cassette. Since then I’ve always been the guy in charge of music at parties and in high school I got a 4 track and started playing drums, guitars, keys, turntables and would just lay down ideas…after that I started DJing out at clubs and on WMUC in Maryland. I didn’t start making beats in a real way until 8 years ago though. Since then I’ve produced some rock, pop, folk, electronic and hip hop records. My two rock bands are Bonhom and Dreams in Static, both have a sort of surreal sound and I blend a lot of hip hop style into the tracks.

What influences you in making Hip Hop?

The music I hear in general from jazz to folk inspires my beat making, I love how Tribe, Digable Planets and Pharcyde really got heavily into jazz breaks and flipping them into beats. Coltrane is my favorite artist of all time and the classic quartet (Trane, Jones, Tyner, and Garrison) were so heavy and influential on me. Elvin Jones’ playing on A Love Supreme sounds like multiple drummers and I think that sort of complex rhythmic percussion has influenced the way I lay down the drums in my music. As the engineers who mix my tracks will attest, no one’s got more drums stems per song than me.

Describe your music, and what separates you from other Producers?

I make a lot of different types of music, but the one constant is the blend that I always maintain which is a mix of the live instrumentation, that sort of analog and organic sound with the sounds of sampling, beat making, 808’s and boom bap. I think when you rely too heavily on one style or techniques the song either sounds too mechanical and lifeless or too live sounding.

Who have you collaborated with? Who would you like to collab with in the near future?

I’ve collaborated with some pretty amazing artists, The top of my list was Tim Fite, Matisyahu and Doodlebug from Digable Planet. The collabs always make for really interesting tracks. I thrive off of collaboration, almost all my music besides this instrumental album comes from collaboration since I’m not a singer or rapper. I work with folks that I feel fit the specific track and would get the vibe that I’m going for. Its always amazing to see what the artist comes up with and work with them tweaking it and bringing the vision to life. Each track is like it’s own being and I like them to be mature and complex.

Your definition of “Underground Hip Hop”?

I think underground hip hop is really just hip hop made for hip hop’s sake and not for the radio. Mainstream pop hop is really functional music generally rapping about being in the club etc… I don’t make much hip hop with that in mind, but I do like pop and mainstream music and I think some of what I make works in that setting as well.

Production wise, who are your influences? And who would you like to work with?

There are so many, the producers that come to mind right off the bat are Beck, Mark Ronson, J Dilla, El-p, Edan, Diplo and the Beasties. I would love to work together with Beck and Diplo on a project.

Any current or future projects you are promoting?

Right now I’m promoting both this Pre-Game all instrumental album that just came out and the New Game vocal album, which was remixed by 400 people all over the world; to be exact, 40 different countries. I’m also gearing up for new videos and full albums from my Bonhom project which is like dream pop indie rock. I’m really excited to release the full LP since a lot of our tracks have been on a slew of TV shows. I’m also finishing tracks for my Dreams in Static project which has a Curtis Mayfield meets TV on the Radio and Kanye vibe and it’s been really cool since our engineer mixing it has mixed some Kanye and TV on the Radio tracks, so it’s been a great fit and the reception has been very cool. It’s the type of music RZA and Questlove would have on repeat.

Can you give us a brief description of the creative process of Pre-Game? Also/ what was the idea or concept description about your Album Art Cover.

Pre-Game are the beats and pieces that made up New Game my first LP, so it’s sort of a collection of some of the instrumentals along with some exclusive unreleased tracks as well as an instrumental track I made for K Records. A lot of the beats were made at 2am in NY and made with beat heads in mind, tracks that I would imagine they would freak over. The album art for New Game features an image of me shot after I got back from my boy Shepard Fairey’s party and Chilean artist, Fab Ciraolo painted the image making it look like I was in another world. For Pre-Game I used the same image but with a different more natural and grounded background, since the album is stripped down to just instrumentals.

Where can we find your music and info?

You could find my music anywhere that digital music is sold from itunes to bandcamp and could follow me at www.facebook.com/diwon on twitter @diwon and keep up with the team at Bancs (www.bancsmedia.com & www.studiobancs.com)

Any shout outs?

I want to give a shout out to my mom who always believed in my art and supported and inspired me along the way. Also much respect to the countless artists who I’ve been blessed to collaborate with, much of my dreams have come into being from those collaborations.

Click here for the original interview.

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The ‘Pre-Game’ Review
Posted on / August 24, 2014 @ 6:59 am

Screen Shot 2014-08-23 at 11.42.58 PM“There has been a wave of great new producers coming up because of the power of fans, and the internet. Composers have the ability to reach to many with just a beat, and the digital age is only growing. We have to say when talking about a independent up-coming producers, Diwon is a name that must be mentioned in a catalog of other greats. With old school producers like J Dilla, to new school beat makers like Flying Lotus, we can compare him to some of the best in the game, but we feel like Diwon has the sound that is making a name and following of it’s own. His debut instrumental album “Pre-Game” sets the bar for producers across the globe.

Don’t you love those instrumental albums that could never get played out. “Pre-Game” is a true influential album in Hip Hop.” – IRB (read review here)

WATCH THE ‘PRE-GAME’ TRAILER/TEASER:

GET THE ‘PRE-GAME’ ALBUM NOW: BANDCAMP | ITUNES | AMAZON | SOUNDCLOUD

additional info could be found at www.studiobancs.com/pregame

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Diwon’s Pre-Game (Instrumental Album & Trailer)
Posted on / August 20, 2014 @ 8:11 am

Diwon-New-Game-PRe-GAMe900Before Diwon’s debut record “New Game,” there were the beats and pieces that brought his singles and full album to life. “Pre-Game” is a collection of never before heard instrumentals with Diwon shining a spotlight where his heart really lies; he is a true-school hip-hop head. DJ Booth called Diwon a “beatmaking buzzsmith,” and with the release of his instrumental album “Pre-Game” he keeps the focus on just that, taking you into his world of instrumental madness.

People talk about hip-hop going “post-regional,” but Diwon’s instrumentals are post-national. New York kicks and snares meet Turkish melisma against funky basslines and live guitars. This is the music you wish you heard on airplanes. It’s the producer as auteur, every track taking you through the emotional space of the artist, like Kanye or Godard.

Check out the all instrumental album at any of the following links:

BANDCAMP | ITUNES | AMAZON | SOUNDCLOUD

WATCH THE TRAILER/TEASER

Keep up with Diwon on facebook & twitter.

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Low End Theory
Posted on / August 14, 2014 @ 2:13 am

lowI woke-up so pumped to DJ the biggest show in LA tonight. The headliner has #1 album in country and a dope TV show and the club will be packed to walls..so, get there early!
Low End Theory!!!!
with Watsky, Anderson Paak, Kosha Dillz, KILL the COMPUTER, Verbs, Plus Residents: The Gas Lamp Killer x Nocando x DJ Nobody x DJ DStyles
@ The Airliner Nightclub
2419 N Broadway, LA

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Witches of East End song and season premiere
Posted on / July 10, 2014 @ 5:14 am

BONHOM2-If you don’t already know, I have a dream-pop-rock band called Bonhom with Sir. James Coleman and mix-genius, Scott Gibson, you could check our single, “Live For Now” in the SEASON PREMIERE of WITCHES OF EAST END!
Click here to stream the episode, the song hits at 22:48 minutes into the premiere.

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Pre-Order “Pre​-​Game” (a hi​-​fidelity instrumental album by Diwon)
Posted on / July 6, 2014 @ 7:07 am

Before Diwon’s debut record, “New Game” there were the beats and pieces that brought his singles and full album to life. “Pre-Game” is a collection of never before heard instrumentals as Diwon shines a spotlight where his heart really lies, he is a true-school hip-hop head. DJ Booth called Diwon a “beatmaking buzzsmith,” and with the release of his instrumental album “Pre-Game” he keeps the focus on just that taking you into his world of instrumental madness.

The instrumentals are a breakneck journey through the strange loops of his unique artistic process, the instrumentals are variously built from funky-drummer style percussion or bass-heavy West Coast production, laced with everything from crunchy psychedelic guitars to Middle Eastern melisma. It’s the producer as auteur, every track taking you through the emotional space of the artist, like Kanye or Godard.

People talk about hip-hop going “post-regional,” but the Diwon’s instrumentals are post-national. New York kicks and snares meet Turkish melisma against funky basslines and live guitars. This is the music you wish you heard on airplanes.

“Pre-Game” sets the stage for Diwon’s future production. Who can say what that will sound like? It’s a big world, and Diwon is global.

PRE-ORDER ‘PRE-GAME’ AND GET 5 SINGLES NOW!

** The full album will be released, August 20th, the one year anniversary of ‘New Game’

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Games That We Play (Thetik Remix)
Posted on / May 31, 2014 @ 1:33 am

This remix just came on at 1am and it def fits the vibe of the moment. This one is by Thetik of my single “Games That We Play” off “New Game”….hope you enjoy it.

The remix is 1 of 300+ Remixes from over 35 countries! The remix contest is hosted by Indaba and prizes sponsored by KMI, Aerial 7, Gobbler and more.
3 Days Left to vote! Check it out at www.indaba.us/gets

GET THE SONG, WATCH THE VIDEO AND GET THE ALBUM at the STORE or www.bancsmedia.com/diwon

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