Sole DXB presents…
Sole DXB opens up its doors to some of the biggest music Hip Hop acts such as Mobb Deep, performing live on Saturday 21st November at the Sole DXB & ALIFE Sessions. Mobb Deep’s tour in a decade will see the duo perform classic tracks from their now legendary “The Infamous” album.
On the bill you can also expect to see a variety of performing artists and DJs including:
Alo Wala, meaning “The light vendor” in a Bengali and Hindi melange, is a live electronic music band employing a host of global influences on their sonic palette. Featuring Chicago born rapper Shivani Ahlowalia and Tropical Bass pioneers Copia Doble Systema, the live show swanks energetically charged vocals delivered by Shivani and hefty percussion. ALO WALA is the sound of a new Europe, a new world, and a new way of thinking about one another as belonging to an interconnected global society. Today in a time when dancehall and Hip-Hop informed culture has taken hold worldwide, local club DJs, multilingual rappers and bedroom producers are coming into their own and becoming leaders of a new generation.
On the Soulection European division, just back from laying the beats in L.A. and based in Dusseldorf, Germany, IAMNOBODI has made a name for himself through his productions and remixes. With inspirations ranging from jazz to house to traditional Hip-Hop and diverse electronic sounds, his creations take on a life of their own with each song a unique and carefully put together masterpiece.
The Recipe + DJ Shero
The Recipe began as a project designed to bring talented Hip-Hop artists in the United Arab Emirates together to record a compilation album and help promote the culture. Today, The Recipe is a group that consists of 3 MC’s working on an official studio album while continuing to perform and push the boundaries of regional Hip-Hop achievements.
Tom was nominated for and won Best DJ in 2008 then again in 2011 at the London Club and Bar Awards. Tom has played along side greats, such as Louie Vega, Art Department, Kerri Chandler, NIma Gorgi, Richie Ahmed, Robert Owens and Norman Jay. Not to mention the private parties and events for the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna, Donatella Versace and Chanel amongst others.
“Hip-Hop. Its a way of life, its my way of life. I founded Mental Genius here in Ibiza as a way and means of bringing old school influences back, way back, ever since I heard ‘My Philosophy’ by KRS 1 back in 1988 I knew this was something I had to be down with. Its more than the beats, the boom and the bap, it’s more than the clothes we wear. It’s more than the DJ cutting and scratching. Hip-Hop is an intelligent movement.”
Mostyn Rischmueller producer, promoter, label owner and man behind the Megadon Betamax moniker. Producer and DJ for over 20 years, and a founding member of Dubai’s DUST Crew.
Shadi’s live PA is an incredible voyage through sounds, rhythms and something unexplainable which only Shadi knows the secret. Music is a globally uniting force and Shadi Megallaa expresses it in his unique way. Born in Cairo, Egypt, this 33 year old was raised in Abu Dhabi.
Mr. Shef Codes stands out among his peers for his clever mixes, introducing new and unique songs, rotating the classics and ability to read the crowd. He has had numerous “DJ of the Year” nominations, opened for and shared the stage with artists such as DJ Jazzy Jeff and Nicki Minaj.
Hailing from Sydney Australia, James Locksmith is a DJ, producer and is known as an independent music specialist. Since early 2012 James has been part of the development of Red Bull Music Academy and RBMA Bass Camp in Dubai and the region.
Kev Fresh is a renowned party starter with DJ sets that cross genres from old school to new school and everything in between. He seamlessly fuses the past, present and future styles of Hip-Hop, Rap, Trap, Funk, Bmore, Rappin’ Electro, Booty Bass, and house.
When it comes to music, one of his main motivations is to see people get excited about music that they don’t know. He enjoys collecting records that would suit many different occasions and try to avoid being pigeonholed into a genre or scene by keeping his cards pretty close to his chest.
FREZIDANTE is from London and been in the Dubai scene for over 10 years. He is a graffiti artist and is part founder of Deep Crates, a Dubai based organisation of like minded DJs, Street Artists, Graff Writers, BBoys, Producers, Vinyl junkies & Musicians.
Born in Baghdad, raised in New Dehli, now running tingz in Dubai DJ MoCity founder of the 264 Cru is a music entrepreneur and DJ/MC with a passion for authentic music from all around the world. He is currently keeping busy with his award nominated podcast on mixcloud, Motellacast. DJ MoCity is a proud music partner for Sole DXB 2015, he is part of a dedicated events management team, OHM Events, aimed at bringing cutting edge events and concepts to Dubai and the region. OHM, having been in the scene for over 10 years, beginning as the first record store in Dubai, also a pioneer and leader in the alternative electronica scene, currently hosting some of the hottest nights in the Dubai club scene such as LOFI District, The Lemon Jam.
He’s a DJ member of The 264. Multi instrumentalist, plays guitars, piano and drums. Mostly inspired in composing by The Mars Volta and Nine Inch Nails in their way to cross the boundaries with total freedom. He’s using those influences to produce Neo Hip-Hop beats.
DJ Aries has seen the rise of distinctive quality music coming from her homeland of Africa and other hidden gems of the world. Consider this lady DJ one of a kind an unconventional, devout music concierge who the represents the modern woman through her vision of music and creative ventures.
His stompin’ style (a crossover between various subgenres of house music) and his ability to read a crowd, has given him quick recognition amongst local DJs and clubbers.
Presenting a lineup of local urban talent from the UAE, Sole DXB in collaboration with The Flex showcase the #1 Urban Talent platform. The artists include:
Nile is a Neo Soul, R&B Singer/ Songwriter and Music Producer based in the United Arab Emirates. He has brought fresh Hip-Hop beats and the urban fusion of Neo-Soul and R&B to Dubai’s local music scene
A Hip-Hop Artist from the Middle East - Born in Saudi Arabia, and raised between Europe, USA, and the GCC. He is known for his smooth melodies and conversational rap style of Hip-Hop music.
The Syrian-Palestinian rapper has been making music since 2010. His music emotes the facets of art, design and film in a bid to rediscover the Middle Eastern roots in the universal law of creativity.
The “Queen of Arab Hip-Hop”, continues to stun audiences throughout the Arab world with her hard-hitting rhyme-style, is the first Arab female MC to reach NRJ radio network’s top 20 billboard chart in the Middle East.