Richard Balgobin [DiiSiiMO]

  • Trinidad & Tobago, Marabella

Richard, a.k.a. DiiSiiMO (pronounced dee-see-mo), is a sample-based performer, remixer, producer, teacher, and DJ. Richard started off as a DJ back in 1995, when he used to play at neighbourhood house parties. He took his multi-genre musical passion to the media in 1999 and anchored several radio and television shows...

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...while continuing to DJ on weekends.

Richard currently provides personal, as well as online training, and held the post of Curriculum Director at the Studio 001 Media Academy in southern Trinidad. He started training students in DJ & Radio Presentation skills in the early 2000’s.

His journey using Live began in 2008 as a sample-based performer for a hugely popular local outfit called Kes The Band, where he would trigger percussion and vocal samples and use live effects to make every performance unique. He’s since moved on to performing with the Alternative Quartet as well as heading his own production team called BloodShot ProductionZ.

Richard specializes in teaching Live Performance and Music Production. He trains special interest groups such as music production teams, high profile musicians, DJs, and performers in the Caribbean, as well as international students online.

At this point, Richard is the only Ableton Certified Trainer in the Caribbean.

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