From the spectrum of sound providing dance floors nation wide, Damon Bell has emerged as one of one California’s most regarded Dj / Producers known to expose crowds to sounds that touch all genres of music.
Damon Bell, Chief Connoisseur at Deepblak Recordings stands strong on his own offering a complex variety of sounds that ebb and flow through all of his productions. Known for his Polyrhythmic Organic Soul-Filled Afro-Tek musical releases on Deepblak Recordings, Meda Fury Music, BUREK Music and Don’t Be Afraid, along with the ability to expose crowds to sounds that touch all genres of music at any time during a dj set, Damon is easily one of music’s best kept secrets.
“We travel through music, we speak through music, our ancestors communicated through sound and rhythm…it’s the in betweens, the details and the mistakes…the polyrhythms, that’s where the juice is…the life in the music.”
Originally from San Diego, brought up by the likes and influences of music representing the African Diaspora, Reggae, Brazilian, African, Hip-Hop, Blues, Jazz, Punk-Rock and Soul…a child of the 70’s who experienced the cross-cultures of the 80’s which began his life long love affair with collecting vinyl in the 90’s, Damon is a true connoisseur of music.
Bell (aka D^Bo!) began record collecting and DJ’ing at age sixteen, playing Jazz, Salsa, Funk, and Hip Hop at the famed night “Brass” (Hosted by Delicious Vinyl) at San Diego Supper Club, Ole’ Madrid. This along with his deep passion for music led him to learn to play the polyrhythms he heard in Afro-Cuban music, Reggae, Jazz, and Jazz Fusion…he soon began to imitate those sounds by playing percussion and wind instruments.
“DJ’ing is just an extension of my love and relationship with music”, states Bell.
In 2015, after a slew of notable releases, Bell released his first full length LP on Deepblak, Blues For The Libyan (DBR-V025). a journey into the deepness of Bell’s mind beginning with the now classic “Chromosome Replacement” feat. Khalil Anthony. The album composed of jazz riffs deep basslines and thumping sequences…as Damon calls it, “Feel Musik”
… deep, unpredictable, sometimes mad and absolutely insane!
This past year 2016, Damon set forth a presedent for the years to follow with notable releasaes on Burek “Stand By Me” EP, Don’t Be Afriad “Ankh Boogie” EP And Meda Fury “Altered Visions” EP. Continuing to grow his global fan base after touring 2016 through Düsseldorf , Cologne (#Tausend Bar) , Paris (Djoon, Deepblak Lable Night), Dallas (New Math Mondays).
Upcoming releases for Damon include the “#2 EP” feat. Khalil Anthony on Shadeleaf Music [SM-12-012], “Land Of Meroe EP” on Deepblak Recordings and a few new label releases following mid year 2018.
Damon currently holds a monthly residency for the past 8 years in San Francisco for the party“Loose Joints!”.
Selected discography Damon Bell
[DBR-D024] Damon Bell – Kush Musik pt.1
[DBR-D028] Damon Bell – Kush Musik pt.2
[DBR-V009] Damon Bell – Kush Musik Wax
[DOVR-004] Damon Bell – JAM 10”
[DBR-V015] Damon Bell – Nommo EP
[DBR-V017] Damon Bell – H.I.M EP
[SOSR-013] Damon Bell – Banyana EP
[MF-1402] Damon Bell – Hue-Man Made EP
[DBR-V021 Damon Bell – Teph-Tep EP
[DBRV-025] Damon Bell – Blues For The Libyan LP
[BUREK013] Damon Bell – Stand By Me EP
[DBA025] Damon Bell – Ankh Boogie EP
[MF1604] Damon Bell – Altered Visions EP
[SM-12-012] Damon Bell & Khalil Anthony – 2 EP