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Local Spotlight: Salah Sadeq

October 13, 2011

We meet Dubai's infamous creative polymath behind the JK58 studio

  • Text by Simone Sebastian

Dubai is home to numerous talented individuals who juggle their time between corporate and creative sectors. Satellite Voices shines a light on one such person – a hyphenated creative who wears several hats including designer, DJ, promoter and producer. This is a local spotlight on Saleh Sadeq, creative director of design studio JK58, and DJ and promoter behind the online radio show "The Crate".

Satellite Voices: What makes you smile?
Salah Sadeq: Ice cream, art, music, the ladies, and most especially new vinyl (records that is...).

SV: What was the first thing you ever made? 
Salah Sadeq: Good question... it must have been one of the earliest versions of LEGO in my collection.

SV: What’s your dream project?
Salah Sadeq: My dream project would probably be to produce/direct a movie which is a collaboration with an all star cast of my favourite writers, actors, artists, designers, musicians, family and friends. I don’t ask for much…

SV: What do you wish you had written / created?
Salah Sadeq: Ah yes, I’ve had that feeling a few times in my life... funny how nothing comes to mind immediately now. It must have been some track or some genius idea.

SV: Whose work / art / music would you recommend on checking out?
Salah Sadeq: Theo Parrish "Ugly Edits", Max 404 "Love & Mathematics Revisited", Atro Raph "An Alchemists Arsenal".

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