DJ . MUSIC PRODUCER
Early Life and Career
Abdul Karim Siraji, popularly known as “AKS” was born on 1st December 1983 in Bangladesh. His rendezvous with music started growing up in a multicultural city like Dubai. His odyssey began as soon as his fingers were able to touch the piano keys. He then further ventured into musicarranging after being introduced to Digital music production by DJ KV (Dubai Trance Underground). Experimenting with new recording and mixing techniques at that time, he developed his own unique style to produce music with his distinct style. Eventually he took up music professionally and moved to Mumbai and joined two times MTV Immies winner DJ Suketu as music arranger and engineer. They shared a great working relationship. Together they produced path-breaking remixes inthe history of Bollywood remixes. Despite being popular for Bollywood remixes he has always been interested in the process of creating electronic music and achieving international sound in all genres of music. His interest in music production and vocal arrangement made him realize that there was an opportunity for his unique ability to fuse and connect Desi and International music. After years of hard work and drive in the music production space, his production today has become his trademarksign. He believes that his music is a gift and it defines him as a person. He believes that being a non-trained musician allows him to dabble with all kinds of musical influences. He is exposed and aware of every school of music thus not feeling restricted in his productions.
Influences / Muisc Genres
His Influences include International artists likeDavid Guetta, Tiesto, Chicane, Artful Dodger, Enigma,Bob Sinclar. Bollywood artists like Bally Sagoo,DJ Suketu, DJ Aqeel, A.R Rahman, Salim - Suleiman.
Press Media / Awards / Testimonials
Live Shows / Podcasts / RadioAKS has been featured several times in the DJ TOP 10 on the INFUSION MAG (Dubai's leading nightlife mag). He was awarded the Most Creative Music Producer/DJ 2011 -2012 at the World Top DJs festal held at the Dubai Festival City in December 2011. He has also been invited as Guest lecturer at the Pioneer DJ Workshop 2011.
dj . remixer . producer
AKS plays an eclectic mix of RnB, Electro & Progressive House matching to the international standards. Also he doesn't hesitate to play commercial top 40 hits alone with Bollywood and Bhangra Mixes. Firm believers in the element of surprise, he lets the music speak for itself. His goal is to play his own tracks at his events where he can experience the immediacy of the crowd’s response,because that is what he thrives on. His performances include:Dubai : 2011 World Top DJs Festival , Chi Black - The Lodge, Movida Corona - XL Beach Lounge, Dr. Zeus @ Chi Garden, Million Stylez @ Club Elegante, [email protected] City Max Hotel, Guest DJ at the Middle East DJ Championship, Donaeo & Lisa Mafia @ Chi Garden - The LodgeIndia: Vie Lounge, Zenzi Bar, Guest DJs with Suketu & Earl @ Yash Raj Film Studios - War Of the DJs, Goa Salsa FestivalBangladesh: DJ Suketu @ Club 13, DJ Suketu @ Gulshan Club , Atif Aslam @ Club Thunder, RadissonWorldwide: He has been in demand and scheduled for tours in the US, UK and Australia as well. His Mixes have been featured on several radio Shows/ Pod cast/ featured , City Fm Dubai, Cool Fm Dubai, Suno Fm Dubai, RadioCircle BD.BBC Radio 1 : DJ Nihal on Bollywood Gurls Remix: "I like this mix man, you've really thought about it and it is real quality. Well produced and mixed. The arrangement shows me that this must drop so well in a club"