Super-producer Damon Elliott returns to the music world as solo recording artist NomaD and snags a nomination for ‘Best Break Out Artist’ for iHeart Radio’s Inaugural ‘Island Music Awards.’ The awards show takes place June 9, in Honolulu, HI, and the winner is chosen by popular vote.
On the heels of this nomination, NomaD officially announces the founding of his new record label, NomaD Crew. Established in January 2018, NomaD’s label recently signed legendary Fijian Reggae artist George “Fiji” Veikoso. Fiji is the pioneer of the Pacific Island sound. His music spreads a message of love, culture, community, truth and self-identity. The combined success of his debut album “Evolution” (1994) followed by his sophomore album “Born and Raised” (1997) attributed to the seamless crossover of his island reggae style to the mainstream. Fiji has been the driving force behind many of the Pacific’s break out talent including: J-Boog, Sammy J, Maoli and now NomaD. Fiji is currently preparing to release his first album in five years with NomaD Crew. He and NomaD plan to write/produce 1,000 songs together by the end of this year.
Damon reinvented himself as NomaD (his name spelled backwards) back in 2016 after suffering a heart attack. This health scare helped him realize his calling to guide others to an awakened state through music; thus breeding his new sound which fuses traditional pop roots with island reggae. A year later, NomaD moved from LA to Hawaii where he began recording music. He was connected to the legendary George “Fiji” Veikoso, who helped break NomaD’s first single “Take It All” as producer. “Take it All” stayed at #1 on iHeart Radio’s Island 98.5 & 93.1’s Da Pa’ina for four consecutive weeks and maintained a top 5 spot for several more weeks. On January 4, Fiji released his first single with NomaD Crew, “My Wife,” which has surpassed over 100K streams and continues to chart on iTunes.
NomaD is currently on tour with Fiji and Morgan Heritage until May 5th. Tour stops, dates and ticket information can be found HERE.
Damon is now working on his new single “King of The Jungle” to precede the release of his debut album as NomaD which is expected to drop this Summer. His latest single “Perfect Timing” is now one of the most requested songs on Island 98.5’s ‘Top 5 at 5.’ Fiji’s newest single “Best Friend” was also produced by NomaD and is AVAILABLE NOW.
About Damon Elliott
Damon Elliott is a notable producer and son of the legendary Dionne Warwick. He has worked with world-renowned artists like Beyonce, Macy Gray, Gwen Stefani, Britney Spears and more. He has a total of seven Grammy Award nominations under his belt, as well as one Grammy Award for his work on “Lady Marmalade” with Christina Aguilera, and P!nk. He has also written and produced theme songs on television shows such as “Holly’s World” and “Kendra On Top.” Damon has garnered over 150 million record sales and serves as Founder/President of NomaD Crew Record Label which was founded January 2018.