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Akki | Artist Spotlight

by Arad Javaheri
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Soundcloud; Facebook; Twitter; Midnight Snack Mixseries


I spent the majority of my childhood in Australia and Singapore and grew up playing the electric organ as well as training in classical music + dance. My first exposure to house music was actually the Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi nightclubs in Singapore thanks to all the up and coming European DJs that would always pass through.

When I left Singapore I moved to New York for uni and started performing/producing music for a Latin/Caribbean/Middle-eastern dance team before eventually starting to DJ locally and finding my niche in Brooklyn’s underground scene. Over the past few years I’ve played bigger NY nightclubs such as Webster Hall, Output, Schimanski to smaller warehouses in deep Brooklyn – supporting acts ranging from Walker and Royce to The Magician as well as Aluna George. Most recently I supported Tchami on his Ghosts tour at Analog, Steve Darko at HOY and soon will be playing BangOn’s Elements Music Festivals over memorial day weekend.

I also just wrapped up my first original track called “she doesn’t know,” release date TBA on a big time label based out of the UK. My mix series Midnight Snack is a project that aims to amplify and showcase outstanding talent with a heavy focus on artists who are female/non-binary. Each feature includes a guestmix and a written interview to share a behind the scenes look into the artist’s life. The name was inspired by many artists juggling various responsibilities and working late hours just to pursue a musical (or related) passion (just like me and many of us in this industry!)

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