MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Hiram

By DeMarcus Cobb
Music Journalist


Hailing from Houston, Texas, Hiram is paving his own way in the music scene. Formally known as Yung Slutty, the switch to his birth name came with a sense of maturity and growth as a musician. He has been heavily involved in the underground DJ scene for the past six years and his love for music made him pick up production along the way.

Hiram is inspiring young DJ’s/producers to follow their dreams and showing them that you can accomplish what you want if you put forth the effort.

When he is not DJ’ing, he gives back to the community teaching music theory and intro to music production full-time at an elementary school (WIDE Missouri City).

“Helping kids who doubt themselves like I always did,” Hiram said. “Anything is possible if you TRY.

He’s performed at Free Press Summer Fest and Day For Night in Houston.

Part of the “A Really Kool Party” crew , a free DIY monthly that brings Houstonians together with good music and good vibes. Also recently started a livestream party “Open Source” last month with Last1st. You can keep up with his upcoming shows on his Facebook page

Also affiliated with New York City based label, InGoodCompany, that showcases forward thinking music, (think Soulection). He will have an EP released through InGoodCompany and is also working on a Future Bossa Nova collab EP with fellow Houstonian, FiFe that will be released on another label.

Hiram’s sound is an eclectic blend of Future Beat heavily influenced by various genres ranging from; Afro beat, R&B, Trap, Jersey Club, Baile Funk, Dancehall, Salsa. His DJ sets are meant to make you dance while opening your ears to music you haven’t heard before.

Within the past year, he has played in Houston, SXSW in Austin, London, New Orleans, Denver and Art Basel in Miami. So far he has opened or played with the likes Mr. Carmack, Troyboi, Hoodboi, Promnite, AF The Naysayer, The Whooligan and the list continues to grow in 2017.

He’s an example of hard work and dedication to the craft. Houston has a thriving music scene with amazing DJs and producers beneath the surface. But not everyone gets the opportunity to spread their wings outside of their hometown city.

Here are some of Hiram’s tracks that have been played on KTSW 89.9-FM Specialty Show “Melodia” by DeMarcus Cobb and Laura Valencia

Lus Mais Escura by Hiram (self-released)

Next Lifetime (Hiram Remix) by Erykah Badu (InGoodCompany)

Brincadeira by Hiram (self-released)

Featured image courtesy of Hiram.

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