Based out of the stereophonic heart of Los Angeles, Erez Safar, award winning producer, who produces music under the names h2the and Diwon, is an LA-based creative machine and gallerist producing video, music and art that pops in a world where popular styles have been left in a state of static. h2the merges 80s synths and layered beats, brought to life through dynamic visuals and sound.
Safar is the founder and CEO of Bancs Media & Studio Bancs, an award winning production company & creative art space, Slay Sonics, a powerhouse indie resource and music marketing platform, The Coup, a branding and social marketing company along with Highku, digital marketing in the Cannabis space, Elemental Treatment, and Guru and You, a telemedicine treatment platform, and the co-founder of Gallery 38 a creative art space and art gallery in Los Angeles.
Safar is finishing work on his upcoming book series, Light of Infinite where he acts as Your Spiritual DJ: Curating insights into the weekly Torah portion and the infinite light of Kabbalah. You can keep up with his weekly articles and pre-order the book @ www.lightofinfinite.com
Safar has also just launched a new project, titled Don’t Block Your Blessings, to honor his mom’s memory, the goal is to collect and present an online living library of stories, performances, light and love to a world in need of healing. As a part of this project, Safar speaks weekly on Clubhouse and has launched a first of its kind live-stream festival featuring musicians, artists, and some of the most innovative minds in self-growth and healing.
The DBYB Festival boasts three interactive rooms on an exclusive virtual platform allowing festival goers to jump from room to room attending talks and sessions, accessing musical performances, and viewing live art as it’s created. In case you missed it, the debut DBYB festival featured over 40+ world-wide presenters with 25,774 attendees / viewers. It was featured on Fox5 and everyone from Cast members from Broadway’s Hamilton, to Krishna Das and Shantala, Heather Prete, and DJ Q Bert presented! People all over the world have been sharing videos of positivity and perspective as part of it, including Justin Long (Waiting, Accepted, Dodgeball), David Sacks (writer of The Simpsons), Mayim Byalik (Blossom, Big Bang Theory), and Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips).
Safar began as a radio personality at WMUC (University of Maryland’s campus radio station), alongside popular music insider Peter Rosenberg. Soon after, Erez created Modular Moods and his first signed artist debuted on the Top 40 CMJ Music Charts. He has since performed across the globe, negotiated deals with Warner Brothers, Universal, Capitol, Polydor and Sony, and continues to sign the most dynamic and inspiring artists to Bancs Music imprint.
Safar has been selected by The Forward as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Jews and has been featured in countless publications and TV programs including The New York Times, BBC and CBS. His businesses have been profiled in Bloomberg Business Week, Time Magazine, and on NBC. His artists have performed with stars such as Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Idan Raichel, and Eminem; they’ve been profiled in Rolling Stone, SPIN, The New York Times, and XXL; and they’ve been seen and heard around the world on Conan O’Brien, CBS, and BBC World programs.
Safar is a global artist who produces under the names Diwon and h2the and as part of his bands, Bonhom and Dreams in Static. URB Magazine wrote that “Safar is something else…in a profound kind of way,” calling his sound titillating and “juicy for the ears,” while The Village Voice described his productions as “adventurous and banging.”
In addition to his music, Safar is dedicated to bringing diverse people together through education workshops and public appearances with his artists. Safar’s eclectic skill set, varied experience, and passion to help others gives him a unique perspective and insight into a broad variety of critical topics that affect us all.
His company has graced Billboard magazine and he has been featured from NPR to USA Today to name a few media outlets; A combination of sounds, Erez Safar known as Diwon has become the change that rappers, electro-beat and world music lovers have been craving. – Music International News