Diafrix

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Diafrix
OriginMelbourne, Australia
Genres
Years active2001–present
LabelsIllusive Sounds
Associated actsDaniel Merriweather
Barry Southgate
Astronomy Class
360
MembersMomo
Azmarino

Diafrix are an Australian hip hop duo, Azmarino (Khaled Abdulwahab) and Momo (Mohammed Komba), which formed in 2001. Their music mixes funk, soul, reggae and dancehall.[1]

At the EG Awards of 2009, the won Best New Talent.[2]

Biography[edit]

Azmarino (Khaled Abdulwahab) met Momo (Mohammed Komba) in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray in 2001 at a hip-hop clinic for school students held at a community art centre,[3] hosted by Joelistics from TZU. Azmarino was born in Eritrea and Momo was born in the Comoros Islands.[3] Joelistics suggested the pair work together, so they formed Diafrix.[4]

Diafrix has opened for such acts as Bliss n Eso,[5] as well as international acts such as Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Their song "Running It" was adopted as the official theme tune for the Western Bulldogs for 2013.[6] Their music has been referred to as "anthemic" for the multicultural area they grew up in.[7]

Specific influences on their music are diverse, ranging from Nas to Bob Marley to Fat Freddy’s Drop.[8]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • In Tha Place (13 November 2006) – MGM Distribution (DIAFRIX02)
  • Concrete Jungle (3 August 2009) – Illusive Sounds/Universal Music Australia (ILL028CD)
  • Pocket Full of Dreams (24 September 2012) – Illusive Sounds/Universal Music Australia (ILL072CD) AUS: No. 98, AUS Hitseekers: No. 6, AUS Urban: No. 15[9]

Extended plays[edit]

  • The First Sample (2005)
  • Second Sample (2015)

Singles[edit]

  • "Let's Go" (2009)
  • "Simple Man" featuring Daniel Merriweather (2011) – Illusive Sounds/Universal Music Australia (ILL048CD) AUS Hitseekers: No. 7[10]
  • "Running It" (2012)
  • "Easy Come, Easy Go" (2012)
  • "I'm a Dreamer" featuring 360 (2012) – Illusive Sounds/Universal Music Australia (AU-LI0-12-84120) AUS Urban: No. 31[11]
  • "Radio" (2013) – Illusive Sounds/Universal Music Australia (AU-LI0-12-84150) AUS Urban: No. 13, AUS Hitseekers: No. 13[12]
  • "Rest Assured" (2013)
  • "The Sign" (2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diafrix". Triple J. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  2. ^ "The Age EG Awards Best Homegrown New Artist!". Facebook. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  3. ^ a b Mathieson, Craig (7 August 2009). "Phat of the land". The Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Diafrix". Triple J. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Phat of the land". Sydney Morning Herald.
  6. ^ "Diafrix on how they're running it in 2013". Red Bull.
  7. ^ "People from all walks". Sydney Morning Herald.
  8. ^ "Diafrix". Triple J. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2013.
  9. ^ Wallace, Ian (15 October 2012). "Week Commencing ~ 15th October 2012 ~ Issue #1180" (PDF). The ARIA Report. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (1180): 2, 6, 12, 18, 20. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  10. ^ Wallace, Ian (18 July 2011). "Week Commencing ~ 18th July 2011 ~ Issue #1116" (PDF). The ARIA Report. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (1116): 20. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 July 2011. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  11. ^ Wallace, Ian (28 January 2013). "Week Commencing ~ 28th January 2011 ~ Issue #1196" (PDF). The ARIA Report. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (1196): 18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  12. ^ Wallace, Ian (22 April 2013). "Week Commencing ~ 22nd April 2011 ~ Issue #1196" (PDF). The ARIA Report. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) (1208): 18, 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 May 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2019.