In the ever-evolving world of electronic music, it’s not uncommon to witness surprising metamorphoses. However, the transformation of basketball titan, Shaquille O’Neal, into the electronic powerhouse, DIESEL, is undeniably a marvel in itself. Bringing the weight of his court presence to the bass-heavy world of electronic music, O’Neal is poised to release his latest masterpiece: GORILLA WARFARE on Monstercat.
While tracks within this sonic endeavor haven’t been enumerated here, the very title GORILLA WARFARE suggests an explosive mix. A battle cry, perhaps, of DIESEL’s unwavering energy, reminiscent of his time dominating the paint in the NBA.
The depth of DIESEL’s passion for music is nothing new. Beyond his accolades on the hardwood, O’Neal has been entwined with rhythm since his formative years. As DIESEL, he aptly says, dubstep is something that “will continue to run through my veins.” It’s this intimate relationship with music that has allowed him to craft an album that bridges his hip-hop origins with the rousing world of dubstep.