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Cazembe Abena

Cazembe Abena

Biography

ECLECTIC SOUNDS FOR THE DISCERNING EAR.

Full-time non-conformist from Portland OR… addicted to music that is visceral and intense… became endeared to iconoclasts in high school … spiritually bonded to sonic rebels at 15… began building huge music collection, re: RnB, New Wave, Industrial…

Music taste exploded in college… almost lost mind to Detroit Techno (still recovering – will be life-long addict)… Explored new elements of Soul… Go-Go was infectious… Miami Bass sounded so good that… well… there was this one night where… nevermind…

Born with a keen eye and ear for high quality art… touched with an insatiable curiosity to find the next music pioneer… served as music editor for an online magazine (keen ear was put to good use)… interviewed dozens of bands and wrote music reviews… fell in love with the independent artist… was bitten by my music muse…

Began DJing in Los Angeles with massive music collection after realizing that many people ached to hear something different… fell in love with Serato & Mac… developed a bit of an allergy to commercial music, but still spun it anyway (to pay the bills)… heart still belonged to House, Funk & Electronica, however…

Worked for online music artist platform and independent artist champion, Fifty100, as Director of Genre Development… became dedicated to the advancement of the independent artist…
Moved back to Atlanta, town of alma mater, to get some Soul… grew head over heels with the Deep Afro-House movement in Atlanta… still playing part in pushing music forward…
Searching for those brave souls who like…

MUSIC THAT MOVES THEM.