I consider myself a multi-media artist, as I have worked in a variety of aspects of music, theatre, and dj/turntablism. Additionally, I have experience creating graphics using a photo/video/desktop publishing software/apps for flyers, posters, stickers, merchandise logos, etc.

Given my many years also as an educator in the public school system, I used my skills to assist and produce musical and cultural events, thus encouraging the arts in low socio-economic areas of Los Angeles. That helped me in facilitating acting workshops to children, adolescents and adults, as working with the community was an experience I’ve employed in most of my multiple careers.

As such, I’ve worked with community-minded musical/theatre projects that allowed me to use my DJ and audio engineering skills to assist in production, i.e. play the soundbytes during skits or back up a hip hop set by playing the beats as the DJ.

All these diverse abilities and skills of mine got me the attention of an iconic Reggae/Hip Hop artist, and since 2012, I’ve worked in merchandise/promotional production, as well as maintain all our social media/website production platforms. Because I also tour with SHINEHEAD, I have to DJ and audio tech the set up, as we travel with vinyl, an IPAD, a laptop, and sound FX modules that I’m responsible for setting up prior to our shows.

I’ve accompanied SHINEHEAD to a variety of countries and Reggae festivals throughout Europe, Japan, Jamaica, The Bahamas, and the US (namely New York and Miami), and have been in charge of tech and merchandise, as well as play (DJ) a set or back up SHINEHEAD during a performance set. Moreover, I am the videographer of the events, which I post to my YouTube channel Youtube.com/papalotlbutterfly.

Currently when not traveling to perform, SHINEHEAD and myself pka KINGSTON12 Hi-Fi produce and play on three internet radio shows weekly and one airs live over the airwaves of London and Birmingham, UK!

DIANA's Skills

  • Assistant Engineer
  • Audio Tech
  • Audio Technician
  • DJ / Remixer
  • Production Assistant
  • Recording Engineer
  • Touring Musician

DIANA's Genres

  • Dub
  • Funk
  • Hip-Hop
  • Latin
  • R&B
  • Rap
  • Reggae
  • Reggaet├│n
  • Soul
  • World