Matt Diamind is a Vancouver based producer, emcee & engineer. He is currently preparing to release his debut, self-produced solo EP; “The Rimbaud Protocol” which includes features from Fatlip & Slimkid3 (formerly of The Pharcyde) & Mark Woodyard. With influences stemming from funk, jazz, hip-hop & electronic music, the project bends genres with electronic-based beats blended with sampling, live instrumentation, singing and rap. Matt recently got off a western Canadian tour as the opener & DJ for renowned NYC group The Beatnuts. As his own DJ, Diamind combines live mixing with emceeing to create a seamless set, maintaining the flow of a DJ, while keeping the intensity of a live hip-hop show. Matt will be joining Wu-Tang founder GZA on a cross-Canada tour in February 2019 to promote the release of the EP.
Matt has extensively toured in 13 countries with many acclaimed artists (such as Raekwon, Fatlip & Slimkid3 of The Pharcyde, KRS-One, Rakim) and has performed at many Canadian festivals, such as Rifflandia & NXNE. Matt has worked on studio singles/videos with KRS-One, Fatlip, J-Sw!ft, Slimkid3, Slum Village & Kool Keith. Expect to see a steady release of new material and tour announcements from Matt Diamind in 2019.
BEATROUTE: BEST OF 2017 VANCOUVER LOCAL RELEASES
December 19, 2017 - The X Presidents’ self-produced second album is a largely introspective affair, with tracks ranging in tone from melancholic, guitar-driven reflections like “What I Should Have Said” and “Get Me Through” to the more feel-good “Carefree” and “Tumblin’.” Jazz, blues, and rock influences underscore the album, resulting in a cohesive, relevant release from a local hip-hop crew worth keeping an eye out for.