“The All-Improv, DJ-Style One Man Band.”
The world is full of miracles and mysteries. And then there is Langston Kelly Human DJ. A musician and front man turned sonomancer, LKHD works with sound with the goal of reshaping reality. Utilizing music, poetry, and sound design he seeks to discover what lies behind the veil. Magic, according to LKHD, is the working of energy particularly where there is an element of mystery involved. Sound has the power to both change our perception of reality as well as to manipulate the physical world as in cymatics and acoustic levitation. Though we have some small understanding of these processes, there is much more to learn and even more unknowns to discover. LKHD creates sonic spells to transport consciousness and transform reality. Which is why he also plays games.
Imagination is a key to humanity’s success as a species. Whether in the arts, sciences, or life in general, exercising your imagination is crucial to perceiving new ideas and repurposing old ones. Storytelling, a child of imagination and one of our most ancient arts, serves as a fundamental activity in our psychological development and indeed in our ability to interact with and perceive the world and each other. Games, especially role-playing games, are essentially interactive stories. As Pamela B. Rutledge Ph.D., M.B.A states in her article “The Psychological Power of Storytelling”, “to the human brain, imagined experiences are processed the same as real experiences...through imagination, we tap into creativity that is the foundation of innovation, self-discovery, and change.” By testing ourselves through games, we can enhance our psychological development and ultimately our lives.
For this reason, LKHD has teamed up with his long-time collaborator, Rhetorical Artz, in the creation of Fantastic Adventures utilizing Dungeons and Dragons 5E. Like other tabletop role-playing games, D&D is fundamentally a theater of the mind experience. Thus, nothing happens unless you imagine it. With the aid of Rhetorical Artz’ word wizardry and LKHD’s sonomancy, you find yourself immersed in a magical experience capable of enriching your real life.
05.31.17 "LKHD...released his debut album “I am”...and it’s nothing short of amazing, a response expected from an artist who’s stage show is entirely improvised and boasts he 'never plays the same thing twice'."
10.22.19 "LKHD’s new album, Sunset, features a series of instrumentals that were recorded live in one take, no overdubs, no backing tracks. Songs unfold naturally and blend into one another, atmospheric synth washes complimented by bubbling percussion and subdued melodies that vary from track to track but remain a cohesive whole. The cinematic..."