With over 1 million downloads combined in the first 2 years of his releases, Dashius Clay has made waves on the music scene from the moment he stepped foot in it. The infamous red-bearded Cali, Colombia native was introduced to us in 2012 with the release of his “Black Shades At Night” EP, which was filled with remixes and new versions of Tiesto, Afrojack, Diplo, Chromeo, deadmau5, and many more notables. Dashius delivered an entirely new spin on EDM music with his sharp vocals and lyrics that garnered him instant recognition in the Electronic and Hip-Hop world. After releasing his first major single “Touch Me” with European DJ’s Funkwell and Daan’D, Dashius and the duo garnered what would be one of two billboard placements the artist would find his way on in a span of 12 months. In 2014, Dashius released his self-produced debut album “Free Sex” on iTunes and Datpiff where it quickly found itself on the “Hot Chart” for the first 2 weeks with over 10,000 downloads.
He spent the rest of 2014 releasing some of the biggest remixes of the year with records from Daft Punk, Pharrell, Zhu, AlunaGeorge, and even Toro y Moi. What separates Dashius from the rest is how strong his following is. Known as his #Dashaholiks, his devoted fans have been rapidly growing since his introduction. They have the type of presence that takes over all of social media, especially when he releases new music or videos. In 2015, Dashius has already set the bar high for his upcoming album with the release of his first 2 singles “Passion No Patience” and EAT PRAY F*CK. “Being raised in Miami has taught me everything about music and people, all I want to do is create something fresh” says the EDM vocalist. Expect a lot more unexpected from the Red Baron in the near future.
With over a million downloads combined in the first 2 years of his releases, Dashius Clay has set in motion what seems to be an inevitable rise through his devoted following. Not one to ever shy away from pushing the limits, the combination of Dashius Clay's ability to crossover genres, voice, and his capability to appeal musically to such a large and quickly growing base is what instantly sets him apart. Whether you are a Hip-Hop, R&B, Pop, Dubstep, or EDM enthusiast, chances are you have already come across the Cali, Colombia native one way or another.
In 2011, Dashius Clay released his first project "Black Shades At Night" alongside the "Overseas Trendsetter", DJ Mister Hustla. With a handful of features and remixes from the likes of Chromeo, deadmau5, Tiesto, Afrojack, Tinie Tempah, and many more, Dashius Clay brought an entire new blend of sound to the table. With such a wide spectrum of music, "Black Shades At Night" had instant crossover success. Shortly after, Dashius paired up with the notorious International DJ's, Funkwell and Daan’D for "Touch Me" which within days turned out to be one of the biggest hits of the year that eventually landed Dashius his first record on the charts. With over 3 million combined plays worldwide under his belt, Dashius went back to work with the European duo “Global Cult” to create his second chart landing single “Barcelona” in 2012. With his #Dashaholiks growing weekly by the hundreds, it wouldn't be long before Dashius was forced to release a new body of work.
Fresh off receiving his Gold Plaque, long-time friend and producer Sarcazm Smith reached out to DC for whom he knew would be perfect to soundtrack his biopic tale. "Celebrating Pain" was the perfect blend of raw emotion and a gut-wrenching storyline. To accompany the soundtrack of course came the mini-movie "Broke Heart + Anger", directed by iamKingXXI whom was fresh off his We The Best Tour with DJ Khaled and Ace Hood. Starring Dashius Clay as himself, "Celebrating Pain" was a global success. Not only did the music receive astounding reviews, but the mini-movie opened up a million new doors for Dashius. It helped set him even further apart from the pack by displaying his almost effortless ability to transform himself once again.
In late 2012, Dashius began a viral campaign known as “Free Sex”. For months he began teasing the world with only visuals of what would soon turn out to be the title of his debut album. Hitting the reinvention wheel once again, Dashius delivered one of the most unexpected albums of the year. Led by “Mercy” and “Free Sex”, Dashius’ rise seem to find no limit. Spending a large amount of 2013 releasing remixes like “Get Lucky” (Daft Punk), “Treat Me Like Fire” (Lion Babe), “So Many Details” (Toro y Moi), and #ProjectRemix helped crown Dashius once again as a monster in the making.
2014 has already setup to lead Dashius Clay to a new level of artist, as he has shown time and again he loves to do. You never really know what’s coming next from Dashius Clay, but you can always expect it to be exciting. With a long list of collaborations in the works, Dashius Clay is everywhere you can imagine. His music is as refreshing as it gets and never fails to compliment whoever he is working with. With his loyal #Dashaholiks following of 30k+ on Twitter and Facebook, you will be sure to always get wind of the constant slew of platinum songs and tantalizing videos he releases. Make sure to take advantage when he is touring in your city and see Dashius Clay performing in person. -www.DashiusClay.com