All posts tagged: Mehdi Ansari

Analog Room sets the pace of Dubai’s music scene

Dubai is famous for many things – most of those things are bigger than other city’s things, because Dubai is like an over excited child whose just knocked back a can of Coke and eaten three Mars Bars … Dubai is on a sugar rush, frantically running around being bigger and better than everyone else. However, when it comes to a frantically buzzing music scene, then Dubai seems to fall flat on its face. Sure, Dubai gets the big names coming to visit like The Rolling Stones and Lady Ga Ga or you can catch Gilles Peterson play at a big seven star hotel.   But what about some smaller venues where the crowd is hyped and the music is much more personal and immediate? Well FNND took time out of their busy schedule of drinking sugary drinks to track down a venue with a sound system and good honest music programming that should be commended  … The Analog room. Analog room was founded by Mehdi Ansari. As the chief promoter of and one of the residents at Analog Room, …

What’s driving Dubai’s underground music… Mehdi Ansari

Dubai has always had a thirst to find new and creative ideas that develops scenes and inform its population. It hasn’t always been easy with such a transient population but things are changing and there are some passionate people who have been planting acorns in the new metropolis. Over the next few months FNND will be unearthing the people who are creating diversity. So meet Mehdi Ansari, co-founder of Analog Room.  As the chief promoter of and one of the residents at Analog Room, Mehdi Ansari has been instrumental in breathing life to the electronic music scene in the Middle East and it has been long over due.  Analog Room doesn’t have red carpets and ‘poshness’ – it is a dark,  underground space, with concrete walls and in front are the crowd who are here for the rhythm … Welcome to Analog Room. Welcome Mehdi Ansari… 1. Hi Mehdi, Analog Room has enjoyed a sharp rise in popularity, what made you start Analog? There was a need for a quality Underground Electronic music scene to help create a …