Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp Dubai Takes Music To The Next Level
Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp Dubai united Academy lecturers like American hip hop producer Just Blaze, electronic musician Derrick May, world renowned UK producer Gareth Jones, Grammy-nominated dance music guru Kenny Dope, and DJ Gerd Janson, with 32 of the region’s most prominent instrumentalists, vocalists, DJs & producers, giving them the chance to immerse themselves in all things musical.
Adil Omar, Pakistan’s prominent English Rapper, represented the country at this year’s Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp in Dubai. Adil Omar (born May 17, 1991) is a rapper and singer-songwriter from Islamabad, Pakistan. Having been active in the Pakistan’s underground music scene since 2004, Omar also gained popularity by being one of the very few hip-hop artists in the region and collaborating with mainstream acts such as Cypress Hill, Xzibit, Everlast, Slash and Kool G Rap among others. He released his debut album, The Mushroom Cloud Effect on March 22, 2013 and has continued releasing singles, collaborations as well as songwriting for other artists.
Featuring lectures, workshops and studio sessions, Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp Dubai culminated in 4 club nights featuring live performances from the attending lecturers. The grand finale on the 28th of September saw 17 participants, including Adil Omar, taking the stage at The Music Room for a collaboration. This RBMA All-star jam session brought together all the live musicians from Bass Camp including artists from 8 countries, covering a wide music spectrum from funk to rock to electronic music and a shade of everything in between.
On the 26th of September, 360 in Jumeirah Beach Hotel, in partnership with Infusion, hosted Derrick May and Gerd Janson featuring Charl Chaka, Ronin, Liliane Chlela and Salar Ansari while Ohm Events 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 played on the 27th, featuring Zahed Sultan, DJ Safe-T, James Locksmith & Megadon Betamax.
After making the Lebanese capital Beirut its home for the past two years, this three day mini-Academy Bass Camp made its Dubai debut in the Al Fahidi Historic Neighborhood and featured artists from Egypt, Pakistan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Jordan, Iran, KSA, Bahrain, Syria, UAE and India.
Tashkeel, a studio and exhibition space supporting contemporary art and design in the UAE, collaborated with Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp Dubai by commissioning UAE based artists Hind Mezaina and Ruben Sanchez to develop installations in the Bass Camp venues.