This is the debut album from New Mexico Hip-Hop duo Zia Sun 16 Bars (Diles & Kayohes). It is 16 tracks crafted in an attempt to pay homage to The Land Of Enchantment and it’s people. The album is a mix of melodic and gritty production by Diles interlaced with Kayohes direct flow and powerful voice weaving vivd imagery describing the duo’s home of Albuquerque and New Mexico. Look out for more from Zia Sun 16 Bars in 2016
The first single off upcoming album from ZiaSun16Bars (Kayohes and Diles) featuring Albuquerque Poet Laureate Jessica Helen Lopez. Directed and edited by Daniel Ruczko with Misfit Media. Track recorded and mixed at Central Root Studios.
**Album release date: April 2015
This is the 4th installment of the annual album Green Chile In The Air from Albuquerque producer Diles, with Visceral View Entertainment. This year brought the focus closer to home yet still represents an array of artists from L.A., Denver, Colorado Springs, Chicago, and of course Albuquerque. This year features local heavyweights and veterans of the music scene such as Jungle One, Def-I, Darbstar, Eph Sharp, Kayohes, Ras Elijah Tafari and former Albuquerque Poet Laureatte Hakim Bellamy, as well as up and coming rising artists such as Dremon and Ras Illy. There is also a handful of national and international recording artists such as Illuminati Congo, Mike Wird, Idris Goodwin, Charles Ex, Lucy LaForge, Anacron, and Raashan Ahmad to round out this years batch.
In keeping with tradition, the majority of the songs (crop) were conceived (planted), recorded (cultivated) and mixed (harvested) during “Chile Season”, which occurs during the fall every year in New Mexico. Out of town artists record their songs in their respective cities and files are sent to Diles at Central Root Studios, where the songs are arranged, compiled, and mixed. Much like the process of harvesting chile, this is Diles’ “labor of love” and ensuring consistency and quality is of upmost importance.
Look out for another prolific year from Visceral View Entertainment in 2015 by Diles with a handful of collaborative projects with artists such as Anacron, Z-Man, Hakim Be, Charles Ex, Jungle One, Molina Speaks, Idris Goodwin and even more. Plant it, pick it, roast it, peel it, bag it, freeze it, dethaw it, put IT on everything. #GreenChileInTheAir
*Limited edition 1GB thumb drive available featuring Volumes 1-4, Bonus Instrumentals, Unreleased Songs, Video, Recipes, and more…