Rightnowish: The Other Side of DAGHE Digital

3 min
Daghe Digital (Pendarvis Harshaw)

DAGHE Digital is just about as unique as they come.

He's a West Oakland kid, but one who's clear about his West African roots, as his family hails from Nigeria. He grew up in the Town, a socialite who turf danced and threw "functions" for people who weren't old enough to go to legit clubs. He's grown to become a brand creator, clothing designer, music producer and more.

But his main job? Going stupid on the turntables and microphone at some of the biggest events of the summer.

Daghe has worked with folks like, Khelani, Kool John, P-Lo, G-Eazy, E-40 and more. Already this year, DAGHE has rocked shows in Miami, Minnesota, New York and Toronto. He's scheduled to spin at the Oakland stop of the Everyday People Tour on Aug. 3, the SoOakland X DAGHE Digital party at Hello Stranger on Aug. 17, plus he'll be supporting a few artists onstage at Rolling Loud in Oakland in late September.

DAGHE also currently serves as DJ for YBN Cordae, who was chosen for this year's XXL Freshman Class and who's about to set out on a world tour next week.

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Needless to say, he's busy.

If you look at his photos and videos on social media, you might think that all DAGHE does is rage on major stages while folks in the crowd scream their heads off in excitement. But there's more to him than that.

I recently caught up with him at Cafe Lakeside in Oakland, and talked about the other side of DAGHE. You know, the cerebral side, the side that likes to have "business meetings" with himself while he runs the lake. Not necessarily the "turned down" side—and, in talking to him, I realized it might not be a "different side" at all—but more of a different spot on the spectrum of energy that he can show. And the quieter, contemplative, thoughtful end of that spectrum is rarely heard—until now.

Click the link to hear all about DAGHE, how he turns up, and how he unwinds.

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