Adham Shaikh is a Juno and Emmy Award-nominated music producer, composer, sound designer, and DJ who brings his uniquely powerful global sounds to the world stage, screen and dancefloor.
Adham has scored original soundtracks for numerous film and television productions, including Sacred Planet (Disney Imax), Velcrow Ripper’s Fierce Light (National Film Board, Fierce Light Films), Rainbow Jaguars’ Earth Pilgrim, Word Love (Avanti Pictures), Getting Married (TVO), and Secrets: A Parent’s Guide to the Teen Sexual Revolution (CBC’s Passionate Eye, Make Believe Media), for which he received a Leo Award nomination for Best Musical Score in a Documentary Program.His music has also been licensed to an extensive list of media productions, including Suzuki Speaks (Avanti Pictures) Let It Ride (Locomotion Films),Burton Snowboards. Look out for his latest original work on the upcoming television series The Edge of the World: BC’s Early Years (Knowledge).
As a music producer and composer, Shaikh skillfully weaves global music tapestries that take listeners on sonic journeys transcending time and place. Adham’s sets can be described as ever evolving blends of deep original global grooves, tribal rhythms, west coast bass, complex dub and lush downtempo atmospheres
He has released over 10 albums and many individual compositions, among them the 2004 release, Fusion, which was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) in the World Music category.
Music labels from around the globe have released his music, including Interchill, Dakini Records, Electronic Soundscapes, Liquid Sound Design, Native State, One World Music, Water Music, Nia, Sounds True, Stoned Asia, and Six Degrees.
He co-produced and mixed the award-winning debut CD for global fusion group Delhi 2 Dublin, and is currently in the studio re-mixing tracks for internationally renowned world fusion artists Nickodemus, Deya Dova, Kaya Project, and David Starfire. Shaikh has most recently completed remixes for Stephen Kent, Omar Faruk Tekbilek , Issa Bagayogo , Ganga Giri , and the Footsteps in Africa Project .
Over a Period of two years assisted folk artist Gemma-Luna to record and produce her debut album. During the summer and fall of 2009 engineered and mixed the debut album of folk gypsy group Mahzu, mixed and engineered the debut solo album of Tarun Nayar ( Delhi2Dublin , Beats without Borders). Most recently completed mixes for Nelson’s own gypsy klezmer band Heavy Shtetl.
Shaikh’s work as both a live performer and a DJ has taken him to international festivals, events, and night clubs, including the Waveform Festival (UK), Samothraki Dance Festival (Greece), Dakini Nights (Tokyo), Uprising (New Zealand), The Maori Peace Festival at Parihaka (New Zealand), and Boom Festival (Portugal). He has toured extensively across Canada, with highlight performances at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, and the Shambhala Music Festival.
During the span of his 25-year musical career he has consistently evolved and diversified as an artist, and the beats continue on.