Salah Sadeq – Artist Profile 2017
Simply put, Salah Sadeq’s music is the joy in a child’s
eyes when he does something naughty and knows he’ll
get away with it.
The creative director, DJ & producer has a flair for reading
and connecting with the crowd, creating that mercilessly
upbeat and unpredictable sound that makes us feel
emotion on the dance floor.
A passionate global artist who, for the last 24 years, has
thrived in the field of music and design, he has developed
his sound across time, collaborating with a number of
high profile international and regional artists, venues,
labels, agencies and brands.
An experience of Salah’s magical sets is one that remains
with you for days, weeks and months. It’s from within his
passionate soul that he reaches out, with a style of music
that spans deep – house – groovy – electronica – techno –
acid – disco – dub – abstract beats and pieces that get
under your skin; a truly experienced versatile style that
never fails to infect the listener with a dirty groove.
Born and raised in Bahrain, he developed his skills from
the very young age of 14, performing at the infamous
“Tameem” night club, varied underground gigs, which led
to him becoming the weekend resident DJ at “Likwid”
Bahrain from 1999. Gradually, he took over running his
own nights at the club, on the island, and in the region,
building a reputation that resonated with his Dutch
audience in Amsterdam, where he began to make his
mark on the international circuit.
Close to home, he has played alongside a number of big
artists in Dubai, too many to list, with Laurent Garnier,
Josh Wink, and Sven Väth being stand-out moments for
His adventures have seen him play in Berlin, Amsterdam,
Toronto, and Tbilisi. He’s been behind the decks across
Europe and the Middle East, and toured India.
Aside from repeat returns to Amsterdam Dance Event,
he’s played at Pacha Festival Amsterdam, Silver Network
Anniversary @ Showcase Paris, and Sven Väth’s 2015 Tour
in Beirut, as well as at Studio 80 Amsterdam, The Woods
Brussels, and Lisi Woods Tbilisi.
Collaborations are some of his favourite things, working
and sharing across artistic endeavours, and he’s been a
part of projects with Beirut In The Mix, Half Baked in
Dubai, Ohm Event’s Ill Communications, Electric Days,
Infusion Magazine. He’s built the popular weekly radio
show The Crate. His concept Techfui, born out of his early
days in Bahrain, is the definitive ethos of his artistic and
creative self, and has invited guest DJs like Ame (Frank
Wiedemann), Peace Division, Mazi, and more. The Techfui
ethos has lived on with his sets, collaborations and the
family has grown, with the label launching in 2014.
Living between Dubai, and Toronto, Salah is a regular at
leading venues and nights in the scene. His love for
mixing music has, in recent years, lead to regular
productions and collaborations, seeing Salah release his
first EP aptly titled “Techfui” on Gold Drama Recordings
featuring Jef K, Salar Ansari, Hoolz, and Mi.Key in 2014.
Shortly afterwards, he released his second EP “Paris with
a K” on One28 Recordings with remixes from Jef K and
Ronin & Nesta. Since then, he’s worked on a number of
collaborations, 2016 seeing the release of EP “4 Blondes”
on Stripped Off with Kay aka Khalil Touihri, “Ummm” on
Enfant and 2017 starting off with “Sleep Smoker” on
Proper Slap with Hoolz. His latest collaboration effort
sees him team up with Cheh as duo “ Saché & Saché”
with a 3 track EP set for vinyl release. He has also
featured on guest mixes for Electronic Groove, Frisky
Radio, Deep House Toronto, Revolver, Tech Trip, and
Founder of Andcollective, Techfui, and The Crate, he just
keeps pushing forward and expanding his repertoire of
music and creativity.
He has a unique ability to keep a room full of people
grooving for hours. Once you’ve heard one of his sets,
you’ll definitely want to come back for more. It must be
the whole joyful child, giggling thing.