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Fair Played Music. Dubai

“Every city has its own sound. It is created by musicians that are working hard at their craft and fighting for a chance to be heard against the most popular music that comes out of Hollywood, New York and London.” said Dubai based music producer and entrepreneur Joshua F Williams in a recent conversation with FNND. There is a lot of music being made in Dubai by locally-based artists. Whilst very popular within the local music scene crowd, a lot of this music has yet to make its way into to ears of the everyday Dubai’an. All over the world independent musicians often struggle to get their music heard through traditional outlets such as radio and have to rely mainly on their live performances to gain new listeners and generate an income, and Dubai is no exception. As co-founder of Fair Played Music (together with Fahim Al Qasimi), Williams hopes to change this very soon. The idea behind Fair Played Music is simple; instead of switching on the radio and listening to music made in the US or UK, why …

The Other Side – live music, done right

When you step inside this intimate, rustic, industrial space you are instantly transported to the live music venues found in cities with histories steeped in live performance, pulsating with energy, and anticipation for what is to follow. Suddenly, the feeling that you are part of a living, breathing and relevant music scene is palpable in Dubai. Look for the stage and you will quickly realize there is none – with nothing separating the musicians from the crowd, and band members rubbing shoulders with their audience. Come performance time, the bands take to the floor; simply rocking up and starting to perform without introduction, dimming of lights or other gimmicks. It’s a music experience in its most simple, yet most effective form; an honest and refreshingly down to earth approach to live performance. The Other Side is a new music concept in and for Dubai, and has modeled itself after underground music scenes of established arts districts around the world. The experience is further heightened by the irony of the venue being located in the swanky Address hotel …