About Erez Safar

Erez Safar a.k.a. Diwon (formerly dj handler) is the founder and director of Shemspeed (largest, most diverse Jewish music site), Modular Mood Records (an independent record label), Hip Hop Sulha, and The Sephardic Music Festival. Erez's musical persona, Diwon, defies stereotypes. As a multicultural maestro, he produces a mix of Yemenite and Sephardic music blended with electro hip hop beats. Influenced heavily by his family that migrated from Yemen to Ethiopia and finally settled in Israel. London Radio's 104.4 FM called him "one of New York's hottest Jewish musicians." URB MAGAZINE listed him amongst their NEXT 1000. The Village Voice stated that his work "as producer and DJ is among the most adventurous and banging on the new Jewish music scene;" the Jerusalem Post dubbed him, "Jewish music's multimedia mogul;" Forward listed him as one of the Top 50 "most influential Jews of 2007." The Jewish Week gave him a spot in their "36 under 36" list, and Heeb listed him in that magazine's "Heeb Hundred." Erez resides and maintains his many companies in the stereophonic heart of Brooklyn.


Vincent Gallo & the Beastie Boys

By January 27, 2009

I still remember when the Beastie Boys were by far the coolest people on earth. I would wait for the next Grand Royal magazine to come out and read each page like it was a survival kit.  In one issue … Read More