DJ Madsol-Desar
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DJ Madsol-Desar

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"17 Linx magazine"

How long have you been a dj?

I've been a DJ for almost 20yrs.

How did you get started? I started in a hip hop group Dialek and Madsol back in the days. and worked at a radio station in Boston,Ma.

How would you describe your career path? Exit means Grinding it out day and night. Basically that's my path.

What projects are you currently involved in? Working on my very first LP&EP.

Of all the projects you've done to date, which was the most rewarding? The music commercial I produced for Calvin Klein "Truth".

Is the music you listen to different from the music you make? I'm a DJ I enjoy listening to everything that got that soulful sound.

What type/genre of music do you love to make? Huh. U know I got SOUL right. Lol

When you're making music, what's the most important element? Loud boom bat drums,strings & piano's.

Would you say you're self taught? Or, was there a specific influence in your career? Yea I would say I'm self taught-I was always a dancer/DJ.

If you could only leave one of your songs on earth, which would it be? Since people in the world need to relax more, u fell me...I would say "Peace Of Mind" Produced by me feat: Talib Kweli.

What's your favorite type of event to dj? Underground hip hop event, & upscale parties. I fav DJ'n overseas more!!!

Do you feel a lot of pressure to be successful? No. Just keep you grind on point...Time wait for nobody! Would you consider yourself successful? Doing what God put me on this earth to do (That's my success).

know that you're not only on the music side, but you're on the business side -which do you prefer? Both. You have to know how to brand yourself.

How did the radio show come about? U know back when I was in Beantown, Mass. I was at Bo

ston College radio"Better Days Hip Hop show" from 93-96. When my dude Kulture approaching me this year 2010 about spinning live online for pncradio. I was like Let's Go.

Do you enjoy it? Yes. Its a Digital world.

Who has been your favorite guest so far? Why? Najee, Nae Davis, Junelyfe,Jules, bcuz they are young upcoming artist with a new vision&style in the industry. What's next for you? Focusing on my upcoming LP/EP.

What's a general misconception your fans have about you?

I don't know. Fans only love you when u hot-you see what they did to Michael Jackson. I will forever have love and respect for Michael Jackson.R.I.P MJ.

What are your most prized accomplishments? Working with my team knightz Of Muzik Prod & Brand.

Who do you want to work with that you have not so far? Nas,Jay Z,Eminen,Quincy Jones,Faith Evans,Miss Laurin Hill,Sade,Anita Baker,Prince and Stevie Wonder...I wanted to work with the five KINGS Michael Jackson,Fela,Ansy Derose,T Manno, and James Brown.

What do you think the people you've worked with will say about you? I love music & I love my Haitian Blood Of Haiti people!
- Editor at 17 Link Mag.

"DJn at Brooklyn Bowl"

I’ve got to tell you, being my first show at Brooklyn Bowl I was definitely a little thrown off when I realized that this venue was in fact, a bowling alley. I was not expecting to see tons of people rolling balls down lanes next to a Hip-Hop stage, but none the less, it added to the atmosphere. A pre-show mashup by DJ K’Salaam was in effect when I arrived and and DJ Madsol-Desar was up next on the 1s and 2s and together they kicked the night off just right.
J-Live was the first emcee to hit the stage and this was my first opportunity to see him get down. I was definitely impressed when he broke out with an acapella breakdown and started flowing as rapidly as Krayzie Bone or Twista. I could possibly be giving him a little too much credit but he sure had everyone in the crowd saying “if it happened to him, it could happen to you” together in unison and it was actually an almost beautiful experience to be a part of. His new album, S.P.T.A. is set to be released on April 5, and he performed some new music from the album that’s produced by Diamond D.

The main emcee quickly lost the latter three accessories as all of Blackstar’s poppers, breakers, writers and exciters were sure ready to get it live, and I think some of us (me) were even getting a little antsy at a point. But after a short period of technical difficulties, Kweli came out with his full band ready to jam and we quickly forgot that there was ever a period of silence.
Kweli brought everything old and new, the gems of course being from his album Revolutions Per Minute and Blackstar’s track Re:Definition which he always knows will get his crowd involved (needless to say never the same without Mos) and several new tracks from his self-released Gutter Rainbows. Fans kept up with his rhymes and sang aloud to every word, even the new tracks. That was until he broke into lightning speed, freight train rapping no average man (or metronome, for that matter) could keep up with on “Strangers (Paranoid)” from Revolutions Per Minute which was dedicated to the late and great Pimp C. Feet levitated over the bass induced thumping floor as hundreds of arms swayed and heads bobbed under Talib’s continued prompts of “hands up, hands up, hands up”. Kendra Ross, a 17 year Brooklynite then came to the stage and they did their track “Wait For You” from the new album which has some positive, feel good vibes to it.
“What are you doing with your life your time on earth is sacred / The time you spend at your plantation is it worth the paper”

These days, no Hip-Hop show ends without a J Dilla tribute and when we heard the beat to “Look of Love” start up, we knew we were in for a nice little “JD Snack”, as I like to call it. Everyone chanting “you know what love is!” was hands down, my favorite moment of the show and right into “Hot Thing” was an immaculate transition. The crowd was a melting pot of Hip-Hop patrons, as if Talib’s socially conscious words and fresh, versatile beats stretched across cultural lines bringing everyone together to partake in a Hip-Hop musical movement.
Bottom line is, it’s never a bad idea to spend your Tuesday night at a bowling alley with Talib Kweli and friends.
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Through hard work and perseverance DJ Madsol-Desar has built a solid fan base and constructed one of the most respected track records. As Founder and CEO of FMDC Entertainment, Madsol, is poised to make his mark worldwide!

In 1997 Madsol, a native of Boston, moved to New York City with a vision. He has already enjoyed commercial success by producing hit tracks on super-producer Armand Van Helden's "Sample Slaya" album (Sony/Ruff House Records) and Haze Presents… Album mixed by DJ Premier (Payday Records). However, he built his following from the music he released himself on his own label Hi-Rise Records and other tracks produced for underground legends such as Talib Kweli, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Maylay Sparks aka Rahsheed,The Last Emperor, Beneficent featuring Nature,Popula,Art For Money, Junelyfe,Shani Kulture,Virtuoso, L Da Head Toucha, Da Bulldogs, God Complex aka 7L&Esoteric, Esoteric,EdO. G, Aalikes, Jules, Samson and Sejour, Crimewave,Rugged Brood, M-Slash, and many others.

Madsol has extended his talents into film and television. He produced the music in Calvin Klein's Truth Fragrances television commercial (aired worldwide summer 2000). "Remember" by The Last Emperor was placed on the And1 Sneakers' Volume 2 mix-tape video. Madsol also worked on the music for the MTV commercial "Feet" . You may have also seen Madsol in front of the camera with cameo on My Name Is Barrack Obama ( commercial )

Madsol is also known as a quality DJ. From '93 to '97 he had a show at Boston College Radio (WZBC). On the 1998 Lyricist Lounge Tour, he was the DJ for Rawkus Recording artist, The Last Emperor. He has also showcased his skills internationally. In '99 he was the DJ on the popular annual hip hop European tour, Boulevard Connection. He also went on tour with Ed O.G and Da Bulldogs on their Germany tour in '93. Nowadays when he's not producing, fans can see him spinning in the New York, Miami, Boston area, like Fifth Estate, Ocean Five Miami, Adidas Store Miami, Skyline Miami, Clevander Miami, Leyla's Brooklyn, Drom Club, Brooklyn Fashion Weekend, or they can hear him worldwide at and where he spins the latest hot hip hop,house,dance,reggae,classic,funk,afro beat and more...

DJ Madsol Desar puts his all in any project he's involved in and he works hard to take his talents to the next level.