The Debut Episode of DJ Diehard’s Selections on Afrobeatsfm.com

February 6, 2019

I recently began my weekly radio show, DJ Diehard’s Selections, for Afrobeatsfm.com. Afrobeats FM is an Internet radio station based in Kampala, Uganda. You can stream the first episode here. The show features an hour of me in the mix with the freshest, most blazing Afrobeats. DJ Diehard’s Selections airs every Friday at 4 PM GMT/10 AM CST on Afrobeatsfm.com. Archived episodes can be found at my Mixcloud.

DJ Diehard is a Kansas City, Missouri-based DJ. He is passionate about bringing the energy and quality vibes. DJ Diehard began DJing in 2008, while attending college in New Orleans. His sets often blend Afrobeats, bounce, footwork, house and reggae-dancehall. DJ Diehard has played many venues, including the Riot Room, Niche, The Chesterfield, Handsome Willy’s, RecordBar and CrossroadsKC at Grinders. The DJ has a monthly residency, every last Thursday of the month, at The Chesterfield. He hosts DJ Diehard’s Selections, every Friday at 4 PM GMT/10 AM CST, on Ugandan Internet radio station Afrobeatsfm.com. DJ Diehard also hosts the DJ Diehard Mix Show, every Tuesday at 8 PM EST/7 PM CST, on XLTrax.com. He has opened for a wide range of artists, including Big Freedia, Mickey Avalon and Simon Rex (Dirt Nasty) and DJ Taye. When you see DJ Diehard’s sets, the beasting is unparalleled.

Indie Only Ep. 5

December 16, 2018

Here’s the latest episode of Indie Only:

Washed Out “Chimes”
Blood Orange “Best to You”
Let’s Eat Grandma “Falling Into Me”

Kississippi “Cut Yr Teeth”
Twist “Going Home”
Broods “Peach”

IDER “You’ve Got Your Whole Life Ahead of You”
Kelly Lee Owens “More Than a Woman”
Okaywill “Emotional”

Diet Cig “Scene Sick”
Tame Impala “Past Life”
Neon Indian “Polish Girl”

Big Thief “Mythological Beauty”
Soccer Mommy “Skin”
Sunflower Bean “Come For Me”

 

Indie Only Ep. 4

December 12, 2018

Here’s the latest episode of Indie Only:

Lucy Dacus “Night Shift”
Snail Mail “Pristine”
Mitski “Nobody”
Cigarettes After Sex “Crush”
Deerhunter “Death In Midsummer”
Meg Baird and Mary Lattimore “Damaged Sunset”
Perfect Son “It’s For Life”
Beach House “Alien”
Future Generations “Landscape”
Du Blonde “Buddy”
Launder “Powder”
SHAED “Trampoline”
My Brightest Diamond “It’s Me on the Dancefloor”

Indie Only Ep. 3

December 12, 2018

Here’s the latest episode of Indie Only:

My African Radio Debut on AfroBeats FM

November 1, 2018

I recently made my African radio debut on Uganda-based radio station AfroBeats FM. You can stream the mix here. Everything was mixed live, with no re-edits.

Funk Mountain: A Mini Documentary About My CrossroadsKC Debut

May 23, 2018

Documentary filmmaker Bobby Pitts, of Worth It Films, recently shot a mini doc about my debut DJ sets at CrossroadsKC at Grinders:

 

Indie Only Ep. 2

March 21, 2018

Check out the second episode of Indie Only:

Natalie Prass “Short Court Style”
Frankie Cosmos “Jesse”
Wye Oak “It Was Not Natural”
Moby “The Middle Is Gone”
Twin Shadow featuring Haim “Saturdays”
MGMT “Me & Michael”
Real Estate “Stained Glass”
Kitten “I Did It”
Tacocat “I Hate the Weekend”
St. Vincent “New York”
Fleet Foxes “Third of May/Odaigahara”
Weyes Blood “Do You Need My Love?”
Hembree “Can’t Run Forever”
Post Animal “Ralphie”

Indie Only Ep. 1

March 15, 2018

I’m proud to announce the launch of my new music show, Indie Only. The show features some of the best in independent music.

You can stream the first episode below:

Indie Only Ep. 1 Tracklist:
Beach House “Dive”
Tennis “No Exit”
Soccer Mommy “Cool”
Parquet Courts “Wide Awake”
Alvvays “In Undertow”
Mary Lattimore “Wawa By The Ocean”
Grimes “Realiti” (Demo)
The Shins “Heartworms” (Flipped)
Grizzly Bear “Mourning Sound”
The National “Day I Die”
Waxahatchee “Recite Remorse”
Laura Gibson “Two Kids”

My Current Indie Favorites

October 26, 2017

There have been a ton of quality indie releases lately. It’s inspiring to see so much excellent music out there. Here are five of my current favorites.

I love the retro sound and look of Hazel English‘s “That Thing” video. Her double EP is one of the best releases of this year.

Canadian band Alvvays put out their wonderful sophomore album, Antisocialites, last month. I listen to it almost every day. I love the album’s mix of chill and uptempo tracks. “Dreams Tonight” is a lovely, swirling ballad and one of the best songs they have released.

Grizzly Bear‘s “Mourning Sound” is one of the harder rocking indie tracks I’ve heard in a long time. Perfect fusion of pulsing intensity and weirdness.

The new track from past interview subjects Tennis is a chill, groovy tune. The band always impresses me with their consistency and song quality.

The chill, enchanting indie harp vibes of Mary Lattimore serve as the perfect way to ease into the morning. The harpist also played one of the best opening sets I’ve seen in 2017. Her trippy, dreamy song about the convenience store Wawa, “Wawa By the Ocean,” is a highlight of her Collected Pieces album.

BANKS “Fuck With Myself” Live at the Midland

October 25, 2017
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BANKS at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland, 9/17/17

BANKS brought her soulful, futuristic indie vibes to the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. Her voice and dance moves were on-point all night. It was one of the best shows I’ve seen this year. Check out this lively performance of “Fuck With Myself.”


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