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Carnage (DJ)

Carnage (DJ)

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birthday
3rd
January, 1991
Birth Sign
capricorn
Biography

Carnage, sometimes referred to as DJ Carnage, was born on January 3, 1991, in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Since 2008, he’s been collaborating with other artists and producers to create a cutting-edge blend of EDM, hip-hop, dubstep, and trap. He’s earned a Gold certification for his song “I Like Tuh,” which features ILoveMakonnen. Carnage has also collaborated with the likes of Young Thug, Migos, Meek Mill, Rich the Kid, ASAP Ferg, Lil Uzi Vert, G-Eazy, Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane, and many others.

Want to learn more about Carnage, his music, and how he got started? We’ve got all the facts for you right here.

  • Carnage’s real name is Diamante Anthony Blackmon, and he was born to a family with Nicaraguan ancestry. After his birth in Guatemala, his family crossed the border into the United States, settling in Frederick, Maryland. He grew up in Frederick, attending high school at Walkersville High in the town of the same name. 
  • From a young age, Diamante had a knack for music. He was a fan of EDM and, as a teenager, started DJing around Frederick at local clubs.
  • Carnage’s music video for his track “Letting People Go” documents the journey that his family took from Nicaragua to Guatemala, then to the United States after he was born. The video also serves as a commentary from Carnage on the struggles of immigrants.
  • Diamante’s peers didn’t believe he could make it in music at first, with many dismissing him and his efforts to become a successful DJ. However, early supporters of the DJ still shout his original catchphrase – “Carnage in Da Building” – during his sets. 
instruments played
Electronics
Also Known As

DJ Carnage
Gordo
El Diablo
Thirty Rack

Associated Acts

ASAP Ferg
Borgore
G-Eazy
ILoveMakonnen
KSHMR
Lil Yachty
Rich the Kid
Young Thug
Scarlxrd
Steve Aoki
Lil Pump
Migos
Mac Miller
Timmy Trumpet

Genres

EDM
hip hop
trap
dubstep

Labels

Spinnin'
Ultra
Dim Mak
Fool's Gold
Heavyweight

Occupations

Disc jockey, record producer, music programmer, rapper, songwriter

Origin

Frederick, Maryland, U.S.

Years Active

2008 - present

Carnage’s Music

After spending time performing locally at the end of his high school years, Carnage released his first single, “Flowin’,” via Dented Records in 2009. The song features Foreign Beggars and MRX, and it was his only release for several years. However, the young DJ wasn’t far away from a breakthrough into superstardom.

Carnage: The Early Years

In 2012, Carnage released several more singles, collaborating with G-Eazy and Borgore. Throughout that year, he dropped songs via numerous labels, including Buygore Records, Morbit Records, and Fool’s Gold Records. He also did fans a big favor and released two singles for free – ”Teke Teke” and “Loaded.” That same year, Carnage did his first official remix, a song by Hardwell called “Spaceman.” In 2013, the DJ released several more singles and remixed songs by Martin Solveig and The Cataracts, Borgore, and Dinah Washington. His singles featured artists like Breaux, Borgore, New & Used, and Tony Junior. 2014 saw Carnage making it onto DJ Mag’s yearly list of the Top 100 DJs in the world. He received this honor from the magazine four years in a row. Carnage collaborated with several more high-profile artists and groups in 2014, including Migos, Alvaro, Erick Morillo, and others. The DJ dropped one authorized remix in 2014, a reworking of “Mammoth” by Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, and Moguai. For this remix, he partnered with Heroes x Villains and distributed the song via Spinnin’ Records.

2015-Now and Major Hits Along the Way 

  • In 2015, Carnage worked with Lil Uzi Vert, Rich the Kid, ASAP Ferg, Timmy Trumpet, Kshmr, ILoveMakonnen, and others on his own singles. 
    • The DJ also released his most high-profile remix yet that year – ”Waiting for Love” by Avicii. He partnered with Headhunterz to rework this track by the legendary Swedish DJ.
    • 2015 also saw Carnage release his first full-length studio album, Papi Gordo, via Ultra Records. The album features the singles “Bricks,” “I Like Tuh,” and “WDYW,” three of Carnage’s most successful tracks to date.
  • Papi Gordo made it to No. 1 on the US Dance chart, No. 15 on the US Independent Albums charts, No. 1 on the US Heatseekers chart, and No. 184 on the Billboard 200.
  • In 2016, Carnage released several more singles, which were later featured on his 2017 sophomore album, Battered, Bruised, and Bloody.
  • In 2017, Carnage partnered with Young Thug for an EP titled Young Martha. The 4-song project included guest appearances from Meek Mill and Shakka, and was released via YSL, 300 Entertainment, Atlantic Records, and Heavyweight Records. Production on the EP was provided by Carnage, of course, but also by Felix Snow, Nic Nac, OG Parker, Wheezy, and others.
  • Carnage’s 2018 sophomore album, Battered, Bruised and Bloody, was released on April 13 via Heavyweight Records.
  • Carnage partnered with several high-profile producers while making the record, including Steve Aoki and Cashmere Cat.
  • Features on the record include notable rappers Mac Miller, Migos, Lil Pump, and Kyle.
  • The album had three singles, but the most successful was “I Shyne,” which features Lil Pump. This track made it onto numerous charts in the US and Canada. 
Since the release of his second album, Carnage has been keeping busy. He’s released singles with Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy, and more and acted as a producer for Migos’ highly anticipated Culture III record. He doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.

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