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Mark for Redaction performance: NAXÖ
October 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Mirza N. Shams, under his/their stage name NAXÖ, is a queer/gender-fluid Egyptian music producer, composer, pianist, keyboardist, and singer. NAXÖ’s work conjures a magical concoction that blends electronic/psychedelic waves and beats with the nostalgia of MENA/SWANA folklore and eastern classical music that captures the liminality through lyrics and their voices whispering to resist and re-imagine kinder worlds.
Samples began creating their/his own hybrid into a club sound that fits as well in theaters and festivals as it does on dance floors. NAXÖ was born in early 2013, producing and performing fusions of dubstep, psytrance, folktronica, electronica, and psychedelic music. Compositions are consisted of Middle-eastern North-african folklore/classical music, particularly Egyptian using stringed instruments like Oud, Kanoon, Bouzouki, and Strings sections blended with groovy electronic rhythms and bass lines accompanied by eastern percussion like Tabla, and Duff and electronic dominant drumming styles influenced by rock, jazz, trap-hop and psychedelic music.
Influences: Sayed Darwish, Omar Khairat, Infected Mushroom, Astrix, Beats Antique, Jordan Rudess, Dream Theater, Myrath, Feed Me, Noisia, Shpongle and more.