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Nov 23, 2019 | Funding Recipient

Hussein “DJ A-SLAM” Alidina is a Juno Nominated artist, DJ, and producer who mixes Top 40, EDM, and Hip-Hop. He first made a name for himself in the world music market fusing hype beats with Indian influences. DJ A-SLAM’s talent and style has garnered him respect in the industry, with his single “For You” winning an international Hip-Hop/R&B songwriting award. His Juno nomination was for the album he co-produced for Canadian R&B singer, Inez, called Sing Soul Girl, which also won several Western Canadian Music Awards.

He has proven his ability to get the dance floor bumping with his dynamic beats, opening for some of the industry's leading artists such as Jay Sean, Malkit Singh, Apache Indian, Fat Joe, Sweatshop Union, JoSH, Raghav and Aman Hayer. A-SLAM has toured across Canada with H-Dhami, Imran Khan, Juggy D and Mumzy and performed with Stereo Nation at the Rogers Centre in Toronto. DJ A-SLAM has also taken his sound international, performing with Des-C and Nasir Khan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

With the help of the BC Music Fund, DJ A-SLAM has launched a new group called the “Global Party Starters”. The GPS sound is following in the footsteps of groups like Major Lazer and a Tribe Called Red, combining electronic beats with hip-hop, and cultural influences.   This project is also reuniting DJ A-SLAM with his long time music mentor Adam Hurstfield aka Adam H. The project will feature some of the best in Vancouver talent including Elise Estrada and J. Young. Staying true to his signature crossover style, DJ A-SLAM is yet again putting his unique spin on EDM ready for the 2017 Festival season.

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