Carnage (DJ)

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Papi Gordo
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Background information
Birth nameDiamanté Anthony Blackmon
Also known as
  • Carnage
  • El Diablo
Born (1991-01-03) January 3, 1991 (age 30)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
OriginFrederick, Maryland, United States
  • Disc jockey
  • record producer
Years active2008–present
Associated acts

Diamanté Anthony Blackmon (born January 3, 1991),[1] better known by his stage names Carnage and El Diablo,[2] is a Guatemalan-American DJ and record producer.[3][4] Carnage is known for his live performances at major music festivals such as Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival and his 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 illegal immigrants.[5] He grew up in Frederick, 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 . While he struggled to gain support from most schoolmates during his time at Walkersville HS, a few recognized his potential and wished him the best. Those students fondly remember his original tagline - "Carnage in Da Building", with them still shouting it out when entering house parties.[1][7]


Carnage has established himself in the EDM genre by pioneering the trap genre, having massive collaborations with DJs such as Steve Aoki and Borgore and features from Lil Pump, Migos, Mac Miller and many more.[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


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions



Papi Gordo 1 15 1 184
Battered Bruised & Bloody
"—" 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


"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.


As lead artist[edit]

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Homie (featuring Young Thug and Meek Mill)
  • Time For The Techno (with VINAI)
  • Chupacabra (featuring Ape Drums)
  • Xan Man (as Thirty Rack)
  • Letting People Go (featuring Prinze George)
  • Wait For Me (featuring G-Eazy and Wiz Khalifa)
  • Blitzkrieg (featuring Nazaar)[24]
  • Slot Machine (featuring Prinze George)[25]
  • Holy Moly (featuring Terror Bass)[26]
  • Nah Nah (with Timmy Trumpet featuring Wicked Minds)[27]

As featuring artist[edit]



  • Hardwell - Spaceman (Carnage Festival Trap Remix) (Revealed Recordings)


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  2. ^ "Carnage Drops 'Papi Gordo' Name, Changes It To 'El Diablo'". 9 August 2018. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Carnage - Tour Dates, Tickets, Music, Bio, Photos and Videos".
  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 Magazine.
  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.
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  11. ^ "Billboard Dance 100 Artists of 2019: The Complete List". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Top 100 DJs |". DJ Mag.
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  23. ^ Bein, Kat (2018-08-10). "Carnage Is A Living Bass Beast On 'El Diablo' Feat. Sludge: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-08-11.
  24. ^ 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.
  25. ^ 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.
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  27. ^ Sunkel, Cameron (2019-09-20). "Carnage reunites with Timmy Trumpet on heavy single 'Nah Nah'". Archived from the original on 2019-09-30. Retrieved 2019-09-30.
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  29. ^ "Premiere: Borgore Recruits Gucci Mane and THIRTY RACK for New Banger "MOP"". Complex. 2018-09-21. Retrieved 2018-09-24.