Kadesh Flow is a Billboard charting rapper, trombonist, and producer who has been wowing both suspecting and unsuspecting listeners with his musical versatility since his early teens. At age 11, 'Desh, as many of his listeners call him, began rapping and playing trombone within two weeks of one another. Now, Desh actively blends his jazz and hip hop backgrounds into riveting musical performances that boast personal, dexterous lyricism and bold trombone playing.
Kadesh's wide reaching content hops from socioeconomic musings to life bars that are laced with anime and video game references, some of which have led to placement opportunities with Toonami Asia and various documentaries and web series. He also boasts performances supporting artists such as Janelle Monae, Dave East, The Revivalists, Tech N9ne, Phora, Naughty by Nature, Caroline Shines, mc chris, I Fight Dragons, and numerous other prolific acts.
Kadesh is a member of the NPC (Nerdy People of Color) Collective, through which he is working with Founding Member Mega Ran and fellow NPCs such as EyeQ and Richie Branson to both collaborate on fun, relevant content and foster a community for underrepresented nerd enthusiasts. Currently he is lighting up stages around the country, gracing such events as Official SXSW Showcases, MAGFest, PAX West, Anime Expo, Momocon & Otakon, as well as various other music festivals and venues throughout the continental U.S. You may even hear Kadesh on trombone outside of his solo and featured projects, as he also is an frequently sought-after studio trombonist. You can hear Kadesh, either prominently or layered or both, all over projects like rap and Afrobeat star Jidenna’s 85 to Africa LP and Strange Music projects like Under Bad Influence from Ubiquitous (of Ces Cru).
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"Pretty damn good." - Kotaku
"Alongside Mega Ran, Kadesh Flow adds his talents to the track ‘Church’, which besides being a really great track, also boasts one of the coolest videos I’ve seen for a long time." - The Unheard Nerd
"...a fun homage to the 8-bit visual style popularized by the GameBoy in the late 1980s" - Engadget
Show mentions via outlets such as AXS and Anime news Network
Kadesh has performed at numerous festivals and conventions throughout the US since he first began booking shows nationally in 2015, including (but not limited to) the following events
Official SXSW Nerdcore Showcase (multiple appearances)
Tallgrass Film Festival
Middle of the Map Fest
Denver Comic Con
Fan Expo: Dallas
MAGfest (Main Stage; multiple appearances)
Performed as direct support for superstar Janelle Monae fronting the Marcus Lewis Big Band at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO
Jazz and Rap collaborative album “Brass and Boujee” debuted at #15 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts and #2 on the iTunes Jazz Charts
Featured artist at the 2018 SXSW Nerdcore Showcase
Performed with Mega Ran, headlining the Official SXSW Gaming Kickoff Party
Television & film work
Kadesh has produced original music for television that has been broadcast in numerous countries across North America and Southeast Asia. Some of his placement credits include the following:
One Piece Podcast Goes To Japan - 2014
- Contributed original instrumentals and compositions to this FUNimation backed documentary depicting a One Piece anime dedicated podcast's (The One Piece Podcast) journey to Japan to discover more about the show's origins.
Sassy Batman - 2014
- Wrote, arranged, performed, and engineered original theme music for this web-series by one of film's rising stars, Xavier Burgin.
Toonami Asia: Nami and The Age of Superheroes - 2013
- Wrote, arranged, performed, and engineered original theme music for Nami, the animated host for Toonami Asia, when Turner Broadcasting relaunched the animated toon block in Southeast Asia in late 2013.