As a rapper, trombonist, and producer, Kadesh 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, the young emcee actively blends his jazz and hip hop backgrounds into body bouncing and head bobbing tracks that range from crunk to sultry, from melodic to face-melting. 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 has also shared the stage with numerous Billboard charting and prolific artists such as B.o.B., Tech N9ne, Caroline Shines, the Revivalists and numerous other performing 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 NPCCers 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 Prime, FanExpo: Dallas, Anime Expo & Otakon, as well as various music venues throughout the country.
Kadesh flow Tour
"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
The following pages outline some of the more significant shows that Kadesh has performed since January 2015.
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.