Its not about playing a particular sound or being known to be a certain style of DJ; its about making the sequences you play for them make sense, and about your reasons for doing so.
Diaga’s reason for doing so is simply to stimulate open minds that love music. There is not an exact way to describe Diagas repertoire, you may need to have a listen and draw your own conclusion. Until then, we ask that you think of Diaga as less of a club DJ and more as the individual relentlessly attempting to redefine the role. Programming music is his second nature, and for this, Diaga has been handsomely applauded.
You may find yourself dumbfounded if you try to bracket Diagas style of affix a subgenre to his name. While predominantly electronic, his DJ sets often integrate varied styles, deep influences and even extremities. In a Diaga set youre bound to get a potent feel of dark, hooky melodies, frenetic basslines, warped loops and a hefty bonus of digital artistry. Mixing records is merely an essential aspect in Diagas performance. Boasting masterful coordination and technical abilities, he brings about dimension to his sets by crafting live edits and cueing sample bits in seemingly perfect ways. Diaga brings about fanatical efforts into his DJ set. While performing, he is usually as meticulous as a doctor operating and as attentive as a kid in a candy store. While off the decks, Diaga is amiable and serene. While working, he is usually quiet and collected, performing under an uber-cool demeanor accompanied by a poker face. He is famed for building the vibe in a listening crowd until it is thick as smog, then with enormous ease, he can take a turn that will drive the room into a frenzy. Throughout the sequence, Diaga remains in a proprietary calm. He, then for a second, glances at the dance floor, taps the ashes off his cigarette and goes back to work on his next transition.
While benefiting today from his uniqueness as a talent, Diagas rise as a DJ exemplifies a story of humble beginnings. He paid his dues and earned his stripes just like many of the greats, building a solid foundation of appreciation for his chosen vocation. Shortly after teaching himself how to play records while in his native Nicaragua, he was awarded his own radio spot at the ripe age of eleven. Upon migrating to the US, he continued stinting as a mobile DJ, doing guest spots at local bars and clubs, reinvesting all his earnings into records and gear. Diagas first breaking point arrived in 2003, after being awarded the top prize in a Miami based DJ competition. The honor was gratifying, but most important to Diaga, were the perks that came with the trophy: two primetime spots at Space Miami on their marquee Saturday nights. He seized the opportunity, and after enthralling a capacity crowd in one of the most important dance floors on the globe on back-to-back weekends, Diaga kicked down the doors into a new threshold, officially arriving into the legitimacy of electronic music.
Surging quietly and steadily, Diaga continues to garner attention from all angles. He has been heralded as one of the definitive names to watch by press and industry alike. Diaga can be summed up into a fresh perspective on DJ culture, one that is unafraid and eccentric. Diaga adheres to a standard understood by few making his music loved by many. He does it all from a passion rooted in the music, leaving pretenders in the dust.
Diaga resides in his hometown Miami, where demand for his work never seems to fall shallow. He has been a regularly invited guest at prominent venues such as Crobar, Opium, Nocturnal, Nikki Beach, The Pawn Shop and Space. In 2005 Diaga established his own business operation for music projects and events: 22 Productions.
Accolades and Recognition:
2003: 1st Place Winner: Cooljunkie.com & Street Miami Magazine Dj Spin-Off Competition 2005: Winner : Best Up And Coming House DJ DJ Music Awards, North America
Virgin Megastore, Global Gathering, San Juan, Puerto Rico, TV shows (The Roof, Alto voltaje) Venues: Amika, Blue, Boom Box, Cafeteria, Chesterfield Hotel, Club House, Crobar Miami, INK nightclub, The Fifth, La Covacha, Mansion, Monaco (San Juan, Puerto Rico), Metropolis Nikki Beach, Nocturnal, Opium Garden, Oxygen, Pawn Shop, Pearl, Purdy Lounge, Pure nightclub, Space, Spirits, Twist, Voodoo Lounge, Yage and many more.
Diaga has shared the decks with most of Miami’s top DJs as well as world known DJs such as Oscar G,Steve Lawler, Josh Wink, DJ Rap, Judge Jules, Markus Schulz, Tommie Sunshine, Sean Miller, Stryke, Skribbles.