Adil Omar representing Pakistan at Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in Dubai
The Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp Dubai will be uniting amazing Academy lectures like American Hip Hop producer Just Blaze, world renowned UK producer Gareth Jones, electronic musician Derrick May, DJ Gerd Janson and Grammy-nominated dance music guru Kenny Dope with giving them the chance to drown themselves in all things musical with region’s most outstanding and prominent instrumentalists, vocalists Dj’s and producers. what more can one ask for?
Pakistan’s truely amazing English Rapper Adil Omar will be representing the country at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in Dubai, Adil Omar was born on May 17 1991 is a songwriter singer and a talented rapper from Islamabad Pakistan. Adil Omar has been very active in the pakistan’s underground music scene since 2004, Omar also gained popularity by collaborating with mainstream acts such as Cypress Hill, Xzibit, Everlast, Slash and Kool G Rap among others as well as being one of the very few hip hop artists in the region. He released his debut album The Mushroom Cloud Effect on March 22, 2013
As well as featuring lectures, The Red Bull Music Academy Bass camp Dubai will also have workshops and studio sessions, The Camp will Culminate in 4 club nights featuring live performances from the attending lectures, The grand finale will take place on the 28th september which will hold 17 participants, including Adil Omar, The Bass Camp will be covering a wide music spectrum from funk to rock to electronic and everything in between music life.
On the 26th of September, 360 in Jumeirah Beach Hotel, in partnership with Infusion, will host Derrick May and Gerd Janson featuring Charl Chaka, Ronin, Liliane Chlela and Salar Ansari while Ohm Eventswill put Just Blaze center stage in 2Liv at the Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa featuring DJ Outlaw, Klash & Mr. Shef Codes. At the Tamanya Terrace at the Radisson Blu Hotel, and in partnership with DUST, Kenny Dope manning the decks on the 27th, featuring Zahed Sultan, DJ Safe-T, James Locksmith & Megadon Betamax.
After the Bass Camp make the Lebanese capital Beirut its home for the past two years, now this three day mini-Academy Bass Camp will make its Dubai debut in the Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood and will be featuring artists from Egypt, Pakistan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, Iran, KSA, Bahrain, Syria, UAE and India.
Red Bull Music Academy
The Red Bull Music Academy is a world-travelling series of music workshops and festivals: a perfect platform for those who make a difference in today’s musical landscape and truely bring a change in a music world. The Camp holds Two groups of 30 selected participants – producers, vocalists, DJs, instrumentalists and all-round musical mavericks from around the world – who come together in a new city each year for two weeks’ worth of recording sessions and new things to learn ,Outstanding lectures by musical luminaries, collaborations and performances in the city’s best clubs and music halls. If you can imagine a place that’s equal parts science lab, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and Kraftwerk’s home studio, you’re halfway there.The Academy began back in 1998, and has been traversing the globe since: from Berlin to Cape Town, São Paulo, Barcelona, London, Toronto, New York and beyond.
Hosts and Lecturers:
1. Just Blaze
Working closely with rapper Jay-Z, State Property and Cam’ron, Just Blaze helped give East Coast rap a new sound around the turn of the century with his soul-inflected and brass heavy production work, spawning admiration and imitation alike. Blaze’s signature style has remained a staple, making him a much sought-after supplier of hit records with a distinctly street edge. More recently, Blaze has tried something different and has been making forays into electronic music, collaboratingwith ‘Harlem Shake’ producer Baauer and bringing his hi-octane approach to beatmaking to a new generation of fans.
2. Gareth Jones
Gareth Jones is one of the earliest producers to straddle the worlds of live bands and synthesizers, Producer Gareth Jones has a very particular view from behind the boards. Learning the music way at Pathway Studios in London in the ‘80s before taking up a position at Berlin’s iconic Hansa Studio, Jones has worked with – and learned from – the best. Innovating recording techniques and working with new sound palettes developed by acts like Depeche Mode, Einstürzende Neubauten and Diamanda Galás, Jones has developed a studio intuition. Psychology, courage, impartiality and a certain acoustic voodoo are all vital to the Jones audio armory, which has helped him shape some of the most notable moments in modern recording history.
3. Derrick May
The classic Derrick spend time in Chicago learning music which May sound as a clever balance between streamlined percussionheavy cascades of sound with string samples and a warmth gained from time spent in Chicago, enraptured by the grooves of essential DJs like Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles. May’s Transmat Records label was the home of his best material, cuts like ‘Nude Photo’, ‘Strings of Life’, ‘Kaos’ and ‘It Is What It Is’, most produced from 1987 to 1989 as Rhythim is Rhythim. Though his release schedule all but halted during the 1990s, he continued DJing around the world and honed Transmat into one of the globe’s mostrespected techno labels.
4. Gerd Janson (Host)
Gerd Janson holds residencies at two of the best clubs in the universe: Robert Johnson and Panorama Bar. He reviews the latest 12” singles for German music reads Spex and Groove and, of course, releases some of today’s most daring dance music on his own Running Back label – it’s all ina day’s work. A true DJ’s DJ, Gerd might dabble with production and remixing, but his natural habitat will always be the DJ booth. From classical house to dreamy disco, just give the guy two turntables and an audience, and the rest will follow.
5. Masters at Work/Kenny Dope
Kenny ‘DOPE’ Gonzalez is one of the most prolific artists of the modern music age. The four-time Grammy nominated musical genius has been entertaining and astounding the masses with his fusions of house, hip hop, Latin, jazz, funk and soul, reggae, alternative pop and broken beats for two decades. He has been collaborating with ‘little’ Louie Vega for more than 20 years as Masters at Work, shepherding dance music down new pathswith their inventive production style and imaginative feel for different musical forms. With remixes being their specialty, the Masters at Work treatment has been given to a diverse roster of artists, from Madonna and Debbie Gibson to Lisa Stansfield, Saint Etienne, Michael Jackson and many more.