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Community: Adam Rahman

November 15, 2011

Musical musings with the DJ and party promoter behind the minimal tech night WaRpEd

  • Text by Simone Sebastian

Longterm residents of the city will remember that until just a few years ago, the music policy as most independently run nights still leaned towards music of the happy and house variety. Slowly but surely though, the city started its embrace of sounds from other sides of the musical spectrum. Satellite Voices, speaks to DJ and promoter Adam Rahman, one of the architects of Dubai's minimal techno scene. 

Satellite Voices: What makes you smile?
Adam Rahman: My family and friends.

SV: What was the first thing you ever made? 
Adam Rahman: A flower vase – out of papier-mâché.

SV: What’s your dream project?
Adam Rahman: To take my party brand WaRpEd global and make it an institution for partying, and somewhere along the way to open my own venue with the same name – Club WaRpEd. You can imagine how much we can do in this club. 

SV: What do you wish you had written / created?
Adam Rahman: I really wish I wrote "Music Sounds Better With You" - classic.

SV: Whose work / art / music would you recommend on checking out?
Adam Rahman: A lot of guys making some great music out there but if I have to point you in a one direction, at the moment it would have to be Maceo Plex. He produces under two aliases - Maceo Plex and the other as Maetrik. Absolute genius.

SV: How do you describe your music?
Adam Rahman: Twisted, dark and bass heavy.

SV: What are you doing this weekend? 
Adam Rahman: Weekends are always lost with me doing something I love the most, DJing. 

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