Erez Safar, who produces music under the name h2the, is an LA-based creative machine and gallerist producing video, music and art that pops in a world where popular styles have been left in a state of static. h2the merges 80s synths and layered beats, brought to life through dynamic visuals and sound.
Safar is the founder and CEO of Bancs Media, an award winning production company & creative art space, Bancs Wellness, a branding and social marketing company in the wellness and mental health space, co-founder of Elemental Treatment, a telemedicine treatment platform, and the co-founder of Gallery 38 a creative art space and art gallery in Los Angeles.
Safar also produces a slew of musical projects under the name Diwon, including his bands Bonhom, Dreams in Static, Tyrone Gosling and more. His unique blend of multi genre music with beat-driven cultural rarities gives his work its distinct sound. MTV highlighted his work for his blend of hip hop and dancehall. Most recently MTVu featured his single “The Takeover” starring Andy Milonakis, which TV Guide recently highlighted as “What’s Hot.” 2DOPEBOYZ and Vibe Magazine’s allhiphop.com have also noted Safar’s rap flips of 80′s inspired sonics.
Safar has been selected by The Forward as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Jews and has been featured in countless publications and TV programs including the New York Times, BBC and CBS. His businesses have been profiled in Bloomberg Business Week, Time Magazine, and on NBC. His artists have performed with stars such as Snoop Dogg, Lou Reed, Idan Raichel, and Eminem; they’ve been profiled in Rolling Stone, SPIN, The New York Times, and XXL; and they’ve been seen and heard around the world on Conan O’Brien, CBS, and BBC World programs.
Safar is a global artist. URB magazine wrote that "Safar is something else…in a profound kind of way," calling his sound titillating and “juicy for the ears," while The Village Voice described his productions as “adventurous and banging.
In addition to his music, Safar is dedicated to bringing diverse people together through education workshops and public appearances with his artists. Safar's eclectic skill set, varied experience, and passion to help others gives him a unique perspective and insight into a broad variety of critical topics affecting today's artists and world culture.