Seek and You Shall Find
Simply put, I’m a seeker.
Music has always been at the core of my connection – to spirit, meaning and soul. The powerful chants and prayers I heard as a child growing up in Dubai taught me that there is something mystical in music. Throughout my life, I’ve learned that music not only soothes the soul but also gives birth to many new ideas and can set your imagination on wild adventures.
During my childhood I suffered several traumatic experiences that left me with emotional scars and wounds. I covered up those scars and wounds with protective barriers and walls to keep people from entering my vulnerable heart. When I was too scared to even whisper the word gay, it was music that eventually showed me how to sing the song of who I am.
Rewind to 1991, age 16. I decided that I wanted to create music for a living. For the first time in my life, I felt a true passion for something. I devoted hours to mixing, listening and studying. Later, I would realize that these are the three things we all must do, every day, if we want to live our dreams: Listen, Study and Mix.
The premise is simple. Listen to your soul. Study the masters. Find the right mix of what moves you – what you’re good at, what you feel driven by and what makes you sing. Set yourself free.