Eve & Stu
She’s the fresh new female morning voice of the UAE.
The half Iraqi, half Polish Brit, who you might see lounging on Jumeirah beach, or snapped out & about in Dubai.
Happiest when having an afternoon snooze, and proudest moment being Twitter buddies with illusionist David Blaine!
Scottish Born, New Zealand raised and spent the last 3 years in Manchester, England.
I’m the Happiest when I am either at the beach, surfing, fishing, playing music way too loud, enjoying amazing food with friends and family or sleeping. (Oh I love sleeping)
My proudest moment was completing and passing my New Zealand fire service course and becoming a qualified Fire Fighter. I was also super happy when I stood up on my surfboard for the first time (it only lasted 30 seconds but what a feeling).
Whether it’s house, disco, funk or lounge music, Dan Chadwick’s sets are shot through with soul, a by-product from his sunset sessions at cult Ibiza hang out, Savannah.
As one of their resident DJs, he was charged with setting the scene at one of the most iconic sunsets in the world, playing an eclectic mix of soulphuric music during the day, and a hands up, heads down selection of house music at night. Alongside that, Dan was the resident DJ and co-promoter at well regarded night Jumpstart, while he was also a guest at some huge White Isle events, including the Eden closing party.
Born and bred in the North of England, he first cut his teeth in the bustling club and bar scene in Manchester during the late 90s, and has kept that passion for DJing and music right up to the present day.
Now based in Dubai, he’s run several successful nights in the city, notably monthly soulful house party SessionS which brought over names like Graeme Park, DJ Yass and Lenny Fontana, as well as becoming a resident DJ at the Dek on 8, the award-winning audio tonic night and MustHaveSoul. But it was MHS that played a huge part in Dan’s DJ career in the Middle East. Based at the stunning Burj-side 360 club for 4 years, he was resident for 3 of those brilliant years, dropping soul-infused house cuts on warm up week in, week out for MustHaveSoul, opening and closing for house heavyweights like DJ Spen, Karizma and Atjazz.
More recently, he’s been hand-picked to play Dubai hot-spots like The Basement and the Reade St. Boat Party, while on NYE 2014 he was part of the Masterjam line up alongside Chic, The Jacksons, Chaka Khan and Jocelyn Brown.
Abri and the Dreamfleet
Hamdan Al – Abri
Hamdan Al-Abri | Soul Singer & Songwriter
Dubai born and raised Singer/Songwriter Hamdan Al-Abri was born on the 18th of April, 1981, to Zanzibari parents who migrated to the golden shores of the United Arab Emirates in the late 1960’s. Hamdan began vocalizing at a young age, but this soon developed into more than a mere hobby. He earned his stripes working alongside numerous groups and bands in Dubai and abroad, gaining vital live experience, while enhancing his songwriting skills and cultivating his unequivocal voice. But it was the next few years that brought him to prominence; As a founding member and front man of the eclectic Dubai-based soul band ABRI, Hamdan and the band would go on to release two widely acclaimed albums in relatively quick succession (‘Sunchild’ & ‘Blank Notes’) and tour through India, Bahrain, UK, the Maldives & the U.A.E. Performing alongside greats such as Erykah Badu, Ziggy Marley, Arrested Development, Kanye West and Joss Stone. Although after four year’s of venture and devotion with ABRI, Hamdan decided that it was finally time to embark on his solo career, and evoke waves of his own.
Hamdan has since released his self-titled solo debut EP, on October 27th, 2011. Comprising of not only five diverging tracks, but also exhibiting a burgeoning intimacy through the perennial questions of Life, Love and Death.
His poignant and tender re-introductory single ‘(Re) Birth’ has been aired on the hit US TV show C.S.I, (Season 12, Episode 3 “Bittersweet”) and it’s subsequent purpose-probing single ‘Falling’ has been aired on Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new US TV show “Ringer” (Season 1, Episode 7)
Free EP Download @ www.hamdan.bandcamp.com
“Whether he’s soaring over grubby bass on “LIFE” or fading in and out of the sound scape on “The Yearning,” he sounds like nobody else.”
“So don’t delay, head on over and download one of the best EPs (free or otherwise) that has dropped this year.”
Rohan Nunes AKA Deep Hertz
A lover of all things musical , a prodigy and a master selector Rohan Nunes AKA Deep Hertz has set himself on course to make a mark in the electronic music industry. Currently based in Dubai, he started his career in the year 1994 and is highly regarded in many quarters as a veteran.
Deep Hertz draws his influences from a plethora of soundscapes and genres. He is no stranger to the eclectic grooves of funk and soul and is renowned for his customary dabbles in downtempo and ambient lounge music as well. The number of years under the belt of this electronic messiah has also seen him easily adapt to varying styles of house . Challenges of staying aloof and ahead of the rest of the competition comes naturally to him as he is currently on the absolute cusp of contemporary dance music and this has seen him hold multiple residencies in clubs and properties across the UAE.
A few of his conquered venues include Barasti , Zinc,Nasimi,360 degrees, Senyar, Oeno , Frankies and Ize bar, an exhausting list that anyone would envy.
Rohan has also travelled across the world including playing at top-notch Clubs/bars and festivals in Bahrain, India, Malaysia, Srilanka & Thailand.
Infact he has also held residencies previously in India at Cellars, Tavern, Illusions, Avalon, Copacabana, Anti Clock, Lobby Bar, Ony, Velocity, Hawain Shack, Rain,Redlite, RockBottom, Seijos, Lobby Bar, BUSA-Bar.
This however is only the beginning of the range of talent this man possesses. Deep Hertz has produced and released over 30 plus tracks on reputed international labels. The style of his music is as diverse as his influences are and include chill-out , Downtempo,house, and tech . One can almost call him a contemporary chameleon as he slides in and out of styles with effortless ease. A gear lover , Rohan also uses a lot of old-school and well and advanced analog equipment which has grown on to become a hallmark of his sound.
He has released on labels such as Mjuzieek Digital Recs,Manoyama records, Heavenly bodies Recs,Stereophonic, BC2 , Maana,Midwest Hustle,Deep Strips,Wetsuit recordings,HDR limit, A casa recs,LW recordings amongst others.His music has also been featured in the prestigious “Beatport Top 100” rankings as well as the “Traxsource Top 100”.
Deep Hertz has also played alongside many international heavyweights such as Vanilla – Ice, Snap, Coolio, Dr. Alban, BlackBox,Technotronics, Rozalla, Robin S, Cece Peniston, Sister Sledge,Haddaway, D-ream and Hed Kandi to name a few.
A trail blazer of sorts Deep Hertz shows no signs of slowing down as he locks his crosshairs on taking his sound and vision to an even bigger audience globally. This is just the beginning of the journey for this extremely talented electronic musician