2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16



EDF, a native of Houston, TX, might be a Texan musically, but mentally he takes multiple approaches to his creativity. His influences include musicians such as DJ Screw, John Coltrane, Pimp C of U.G.K., Pharrell, Prince, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Notorious BIG, and Outkast amongst many other legends. EDF might be young but has an old soul in terms of his music. With a new generation on the rise, EDF holds it to his personal standards to keep class, sophistication, and that vintage Houston sound in today’s competitive markets.

“I want to make music in a fashion to which people can translate it and apply it to their environments socially and personally.”

Born May 8, 1987, the Houston resident started to get seriously involved in music while attending high school. Since then, his musical works include song writing, dozens of features, cipher sessions, music videos, and numerous performances before even releasing his first project, XXV, which dropped October 25, 2013.

From there he took a deeper approach to building a brand in addition to a business, as all musicians should do. Later, he started engineering and working with production.EDF has an understanding on how to market a product in the streets, but can transgress it to a corporate environment, too. This skill has allowed him to grow with artists from various walks of life and place hip-hop in places that would not normally accept it.

With EDF taking steam in the streets and internet, and support from blogs such as The Houston Press, ThaFixx.com, ScrewHeadsOnly, and KeepItTrill, EDF aims to represent Texas with quality on a global level using the foundation that has been laid from Texas rap’s forefathers

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