DJ Diehard first started DJing and producing tracks in 2008. He spins a wide range of music, everything from funk to reggae-dancehall. However, his big passion is New Orleans rap and bounce. DJ Diehard’s goal is to spread the gritty, raw, party sounds of New Orleans to as many people as possible.
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, DJ Diehard spent 4 years in the New Orleans scene. While in NOLA, he became inspired by the gritty street sounds of New Orleans rap and bounce. Cash Money Records, Partners-N-Crime, Ricky B, and Big Freedia are some of his favorite bounce acts and record labels from New Orleans.
He has spun at several New Orleans spots including Handsome Willys, the Box Office Bar, and Tuck’s.
His mixes have been featured on Vibes FM (Hamburg, Germany) and have received over 6,000 plays on Soundcloud
In his mixes, DJ Diehard fuses many different styles, but he is best known for mixing New Orleans rap and reggae-dancehall. “New Orleans is a town that is filled with music,” Diehard says. “On any given night, you can hear everything from drum & bass, to brass bands to rare groove funk.” It is this open-minded fusion of styles that DJ Diehard likes to showcase in his mixes.