Flash Entertainment and Virgin Radio feature new talent from across The Middle East every month. Hear Maz Hakim and James Everton chatting to this month's featured artist.
Featured Artist - Shebani (part 1)
Born and raised in Dubai, the Iraqi singer and songwriter started her career in 2015 with YouTube covers and performing at open-mic nights. Her first official release came shortly after, when she released a 6-track debut EP titled ‘Alter Ego’.
Shébani moved to London after the release to achieve one of her biggest goals: studying songwriting at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She became a certified songwriter and performer in 2017, followed by numerous releases and performances since then, while exploring the world of music and sailing into significantly new sounds.
Featured artist - Michele
UAE based R&B/Neo Soul singer “Michele.” takes you on a journey with her dreamy music and soulful voice. Her music inspiration comes from listening to all genres of music from all sides of the world as she tries to break barriers incorporating different styles into her songs. Her music can be described as a “sultry and dreamy depression”. Michele’s passion for music always shines ever so bright, and her willingness to experiment with new approaches, new styles and new melodies is what separates her from all of her contemporaries.
Featured artist - Moh Flow
Dubai based singer-songwriter Moh Flow has been on the scene for quite some time. His passion for rapping began in 2005, and he’s found new ways to express himself through his singing voice in recent years. Having worked with numerous artists in the region, his latest collaboration was with legendary American rapper Pusha-T in ‘Options’, released in 2017. The Syrian musician has rocked many stages including the newly renamed Etihad Park on Yas Island, where he opened for Marshmello at the Yasalam After-Race Concerts in 2019. Moh Flow has been releasing a lot of new music since the pandemic and he can’t wait for the opportunity to perform live.
Mougleta breaks down her music
Mougleta is this month featured artist on Regional Artist Spotlight.
James Everton talks to Mougleta over zoom to break down each of the songs we have loved playing this month...
Featured artist - Mougleta
The UAE-born singer has lived in Beirut, Boston, Dubai, Toronto and now, Berlin – with each city holding a special place in her heart. It is in these cities that she draws her inspiration – from music in taxis on the streets of Beirut, to the late-night rush of Toronto’s Entertainment District.
Featured artist - Layla Kardan
Layla Kardan knew her calling was to create music but there was always an obstacle in the way.
One day Layla decided enough was enough and she WAS going to be a performer - that one conscious decision changed everything and she was performing on stage in a matter of days.
We get to know Layla Kardan.