DJ Carnage "Road To Beyond Wonderland" At Exchange LA

by Charmaine Griffin

Walking into Exchange LA Friday night included a mixture of angst standing among fans rocking DJ Carnage jersey’s and t-shirts coupled with a wafting smell of Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. Yes, you read that right. The arrival of DJ Carnage, born Diamanté Anthony Blackmon, was a grandiose gesture of buzzing anticipation. However, this made sense, as the event was a huge comeback performance for the Guatemalan-American artist who took a break in 2018 from music to focus on his mental health

The show, which included a free Roscoe’s pop up offering their famous chicken and waffles plus mac and cheese — which was delicious — included a small room for hip-hop with a bar and lounge. After grabbing food and drinks, guests headed upstairs to the main stage to catch DJ Sludge playing an opening mix of his EDM tracks. 

Carnage x Flaunt

Carnage x Flaunt

Carnage hit the stage in an explosion worthy of the title “Road to Beyond Wonderland,” preparing fans for a preview of his highly anticipated Beyond Wonderland March 22  and 23 show. The massive set of EDM coupled with Hip Hop and Trap sounds included some of his hit songs like the most recently released “Letting People Go” featuring Prinze George

The Heavyweight Records founder kicked off ‘The Reincarnation Tour’ with a SXSW Heavyweight Royal Rumble performance before catching a flight to grace the Exchange LA stage thirty minutes past midnight. He shocked the crowd with a performance from G-Eazy, who he collaborated with on songs like “Down For Me” ft. 24hrs and Guala on their Step Brothers EP. For fans, it’s was like watching Carnage return home to the west, despite being raised in Maryland. 

Carnage x Flaunt

Carnage x Flaunt

This performance proved the young producer and first-generation immigrant has no plans of slowing down this year, with unrivaled energy to reincarnate himself bigger and better than ever. 

Tickets to “The Reincarnation Tour” can be purchased here.


Photos by BRXVN