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DAAD (Mehty & Kaveh)

Daad is a Persian hip hop group living in Berlin/Germany, in existence since 2005. The band consists of two members: Mehty and Kaveh.

Mehty is the producer. He composes the tracks, rarely using any samples, arranges and mixes the songs. Moreover he plays the guitar and is a multi-talented singer. He sometimes raps but mostly sings soul and is one of the first artists that sings reggae and raggamuffin in the Persian language. He studied guitar and played for several artists, mostly coming from Jamaica. He has also played melodies and produced various tracks for known R&B and rap artists from Germany and abroad.

The second member of the band Kaveh, started rapping in German, French and English in 1998 and has since had several gigs on the German hip hop and jazz set. Since 2003, he has rapped with his own live hip hop band. Together Mehty and Kaaveh began the innovative use of Persian lyrics once they began recording their own album in 2005.

Their aim is to introduce Persian hip hop, soul, reggae and raggamuffin with party lyrics as well as conscious and critical content to a broader audience.

http://daad-music.com/

LMNZ: Yeah thanks a lot homies. Glad your in the boat!! Special Thanks to Kaveh for shooting me digits of Karim, Sister Fa’s Bassplayer, Johnny Ge, Ange da Costa and givin’ me advice when it comes to interesting artists. Without your help the album wouldn’t have come out the way it is now. Thanks!!

Blake Worrell

“Blake can get to the forefront of Hip-Hop’s new tone due to his powerful presence, material and not to mention his compelling voice which also has the ability to shift swiftly into other characters-expanding into a new horizon from within the underground sound.”

JuJu - The Beatnuts

Over the years, Blake Worrell has developed a unique style which has recently been compared to Hip-Hop with a Frank Zappa touch, and the excitement you’ll feel at his live shows owes to the originality and playfulness he infuses into the music.

Blake prefers spending most of his time in Berlin, although he travels often between his “home away from home” and Los Angeles, which is his home town. This balance of keeping one foot in each continent enriches his inspirations and sparks off his creativity.

“I am mostly here (in Berlin) because it is one of the most peaceful and creative cities in the world.” He explains.

He has been a resident in the German capital for nine years, seven of which he’s been a member of the Electro Hip -Hop group, The Puppetmastaz, playing more than 500 concerts throughout Europe, with nearly half a million fans.

The PuppetMastaz is not the only group he plays with. On several occassions he has been seen alongside Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop (MPM Rec.), Le Peuple de l’Herbe (Discograph), DubFX (U.K.), M.A.P. (Pias Recordings), Da Flexiblez (Berlin Massive), Akanni (Mellowbag), Bleubird (Endemik Music), Subtitle (B.E.A.R. / Briefcase Rockers Ltd.), K-Chico (Festplatten & Rundlauf Musik), ZhiMC (Asian Trouble Tribe), Citizens Intrnational (C.I.T.), Girls United (Berlin) and Jayrope (Berlin).

He has opened shows for well known hip-hop icons like: Jeru the Damaja, Paris, Tha Alkaholiks, Lords Of The Underground, The Beatnuts and also Subtitle, Bleubird, Da Flexiblez and the PuppetMastaz France tour 2009.

He works with with many producers. Like beats from the more classic hip-hop drenched tracks of Mecs-Treem (Berlin), reminiscent of the so-called Golden Era of the 90′s as well as the bass raps on Dub-Step-like pieces from Clintwood (Hamburg). Without any fear of mixing styles, Blake sings with a variety of voices which bring theatrical tones to the music.

“Music built the path I walk today and the journey continues”

-Blake Worrell