Carnage (DJ)

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Carnage
Blackmon performing in 2013
Blackmon performing in 2013
Background information
Birth nameDiamanté Anthony Blackmon
Also known as
  • DJ Carnage
  • Gordo
  • El Diablo
  • Thirty Rack
Born (1991-01-03) January 3, 1991 (age 31)
Guatemala City, Guatemala,
OriginWalkersville, Maryland, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Disc jockey
  • record producer
  • music programmer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2008–2022
Labels

Diamanté Anthony Blackmon (born January 3, 1991),[1] also known by his stage names Carnage (or DJ Carnage) and Papi Gordo,[2] is a Guatemalan-American DJ and record producer.[3][4] Carnage has performed at music festivals such as Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival and produced the hit singles "Bricks" with Migos and "I Like Tuh" with ILoveMakonnen.

Early life[edit]

Diamanté Anthony Blackmon was born on January 3, 1991, in Guatemala. The "Letting People Go" music video retraces his family's journey from Nicaragua, through Guatemala, and across the southern US border as undocumented immigrants.[5] He grew up in Walkersville, Maryland, United States. He attended Walkersville High School in Walkersville, Maryland.[6] When he was 16 years old, he started playing in small clubs in his hometown of Frederick.[1][7]

Career[edit]

Carnage plays EDM and trap, with collaborations with DJs such as Steve Aoki and Borgore and features from Lil Pump, Migos and Mac Miller.[8]

In October 2015, Carnage released his debut album Papi Gordo, which ranked at number 184 on the Billboard 200.[9] It includes 15 songs such as "Touch", "Bricks", and "November Skies".

In April 2018, Carnage released his second album Battered Bruised & Bloody. It includes 13 songs such as "Learn How to Watch", "Plur Genocide" and "Waterworld".[10] The track "I Shyne" with Lil Pump reached number 49 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop while other tracks featured MadeinTYO, Takeoff and Yung Pinch.[11]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Nominated work Category Result
2014 DJ Mag Carnage Top 100 DJs[12] No. 63
2015 Top 100 DJs[13] No. 88
2016 Top 100 DJs No. 84
2017 Top 100 DJs[14] No. 78
2021 Top 100 DJs[15] No. 37

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Dance

[16]
US
Ind.

[17]
US
Heat

[18]
US
[19]
Papi Gordo 1 15 1 184
Battered Bruised & Bloody
  • Released: April 13, 2018
  • Label: Heavyweight
  • Format: Digital download, CD
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details
Young Martha
(with Young Thug)

2017 - Step Brothers (with G-Eazy)

Charting singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Tracks

[21]
US
Air

[22]
"I Like Tuh"
(featuring ILoveMakonnen)
2015 29 Papi Gordo
"November Skies"
(featuring Tomas Barfod and Nina Kinert)
2016 36
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

2009
2012
  • Marilyn (Morbit Records)
  • Turn Up (with Borgore) (Buygore Records)
  • Bang! EP (Fool's Gold Records)
  • Teke Teke (Free Download)
  • Loaded (with G-Eazy) (Free Download)
2013
  • Incredible (with Borgore) (Spinnin’ Records)
  • Signal (with New & Used) (Spinnin’ Records)
  • Michael Jordan (with Tony Junior) (Dim Mak Records)
  • Mara (with Breaux) (Free Download)
  • Bang! (Ultra Music)
2014
  • Krakatoa (with Junkie Kid) (Musical Freedom)
  • Bricks (with Migos) (Ultra Music)
  • The Underground (with Alvaro) (Spinnin' Records)
  • Let The Freak Out (with Erick Morillo, Mr. V and Harry Romero) (Ultra Music)
2015
2016
2017
  • Homie (featuring Young Thug and Meek Mill)
  • Time For The Techno (with VINAI)
  • Chupacabra (featuring Ape Drums)
  • Xan Man (as Thirty Rack)
2018
2019
  • Letting People Go (featuring Prinze George)
  • Wait For Me (featuring G-Eazy and Wiz Khalifa)
  • Blitzkrieg (featuring Nazaar)[25]
  • Slot Machine (featuring Prinze George)[26]
  • Holy Moly (featuring Terror Bass)[27]
  • Nah Nah (with Timmy Trumpet featuring Wicked Minds)[28]
2020
2021
  • Taraka (as Gordo)
  • EENIE WEENIE (as Gordo)

As featuring artist[edit]

2018

Remixes[edit]

2012
  • Hardwell - Spaceman (Carnage Festival Trap Remix) (Revealed Recordings)
2013
2014
2015

Producer[edit]

2021

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Carnage Drops 'Papi Gordo' Name, Changes It To 'El Diablo'". Youredm.com. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Carnage - Tour Dates, Tickets, Music, Bio, Photos and Videos". DJOYbeat.com.
  4. ^ "Los Angeles-based DJ Carnage at Aragon Ballroom". AXS.
  5. ^ "How a DJ's Experiences With Immigration and Family Separation Inspired a Song for Change". Time.
  6. ^ Adam Behsudi. "Walkersville High School DJ aiming for musical dominance". The Frederick News-Post. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  7. ^ Ward, Nick (2014-12-11). "Good Guy Carnage Opens New School In Nicaragua". Your EDM. Retrieved 2017-01-08.
  8. ^ "CARNAGE". The DJ List.
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  10. ^ "Stream Carnage's New Album 'Battered Bruised & Bloody' f/ Migos, Lil Pump, and More". Complex.
  11. ^ "Billboard Dance 100 Artists of 2019: The Complete List". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Top 100 DJs | DJMag.com". DJ Mag.
  13. ^ Rambaud, Ludovic. "Top 100 DJs 2015 : les 50 suivants (#101-#150) !". Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Top 100 DJs 2017". DJ Mag.
  15. ^ "Top 100 DJs 2021". DJ Mag.
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  25. ^ Meadow, Matthew (2019-07-31). "Carnage breaks back into EDM with 'Blitzkrieg' feat. Nazaar". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 2019-08-01. Retrieved 2019-08-06.
  26. ^ Meadow, Matthew (2019-08-06). "Carnage goes heavy midtempo with new single, 'Slot Machine' feat Prinze George". Your EDM. Archived from the original on 2019-08-11. Retrieved 2019-08-11.
  27. ^ "Carnage feat. Terror Bass – 'Holy Moly'". Dancing Astronaut. 2019-08-22. Archived from the original on 2019-08-22. Retrieved 2019-08-28.
  28. ^ Sunkel, Cameron (2019-09-20). "Carnage reunites with Timmy Trumpet on heavy single 'Nah Nah'". EDM.com. Archived from the original on 2019-09-30. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
  29. ^ Narozniak, Rachel (2020-08-10). "Carnage, The Martinez Brothers, Elderbrook, and Mike Dean get 'Together' [Stream]". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 2020-08-19. Retrieved 2020-08-19.
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  32. ^ "Premiere: Borgore Recruits Gucci Mane and THIRTY RACK for New Banger "MOP"". Complex. 2018-09-21. Retrieved 2018-09-24.