There are some artists who are destined for the lime-light. Even their names offer some insight to their future and Carnage is no exception. Born Diamante (which means "Diamond" in Spanish) Blackmon, the big "black man" from Guatemala was like a rare diamond in the rough who moved to Maryland at six years old to live with his mother. She encouraged him to start producing beats and dance tracks since he was in high school in his hometown of Frederick. Hollywood and hip clubs that played electronic music were nothing but a distant dream though, so he became a self proclaimed "computer nerd" and was making beats with his rap friends after school. It took him five long ass years to perfect his producing game, but eventually he nailed it.
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Carnage also learned early on that he could make a living out of being a super-star DJ through his friendship with Niles from The Cataracs who stumbled upon his music through Myspace. He later realized he would have to leave his country home "which smelled like manure," he says to move to LA and make that dream a reality. Eight months after his move to the City of Angels, his "Festival Trap" remix of Hardwell's "Spaceman" went viral and now he's headlining his own tour all over the world and playing major festivals like Ultra in Miami and EDC. Carnage's "I'm Fucking Pumped Tour" rolls through the Yost Theater tonight as part of White Rabbit's Havoc Thursday so we caught up with the Chipotle loving guy to chat about playing in Europe and his bromance with Borgore.More »