Said Mrad- the Guru and pioneer of the Arabian electronic Dance Music!
SAID MRAD is a music lover, who eats sleeps and consumes music, born in Lebanon, his career in the music scene dates back to 1990 when he first started as a DJ playing in some of the most respected nightclubs around Lebanon such as JET SET, OPERA, and GOTHA.
Through the years, he acquired an admirable sense for music and became well known and respected as "one of the best DJ’s and the Guru of the electronic Dance music from the middle east region".
Releases In 2001 Said produced his legendary debut album "2001 nights", It was released in the Middle East in April 2001 and as a result of its huge success the album 2001 nights was named one of the best selling Arabic albums ever released in the region. The single Alf Leila Wa Layla (1001 Nights) backed with a very cool video was the massive smash of the year 2001, the track was virtually played everywhere from clubs to Radios to TVs. This was the defining stage in the Arabian Dance music history! This massive success resulted in getting major interest from the major record company UNIVERSAL Music group to sign SAID MRAD. Universal released this album in June 2002 in France where it entered the national top 100 best selling album in FRANCE and reached number 34 !
The huge success made SAID MRAD release another album in 2002 titled “SAID MRAD PLAYS BALIGH HAMDI" followed by a video clip for the song “hikaya”This too was a huge success making it one of the best selling albums in the Middle East. The success of his second album made another major record label to show interest and as a result WARNER Music Group signed the second album and released the album in Europe in the summer of 2002 with another success catapulting Said as one of the major Artist from the Middle East. In 2003 Said released his 3rd album "another 1001 nights" and was named best selling album in 2004. Due to the significant success in Europe, the two companies launched his album worldwide and since, Said has been touring the globe with many sold out headliner events.
Said has released further albums including a collaboration album named 1001 nights society in 2005, Esmerin in 2006 followed by a video clip of the song “you wanna mix it” and another one for the remix “hizzy ya nawaem” and his latest masterpiece was in 2009 with the album “ElectrOriental”. All of these albums have followed suit and have been very successful to date. In 2010,Emi did a best of Said Mrad,choosing some of the best trax,and in 2012 the album reached the number one selling album in the Mena region,breaking all the sales records! Further more,sony America released a single of ricky martin “midnight man”remixed by said mrad Despina vandi collaborated with said mrad and remixed her smash hit “GIA” in 2005 Following his success all over the middle east and the rest of the world,Sony music along with Shakira’s management collaborated with Said on a remix for Shakira’s new single “She Wolf” And released it on her album entitled “she Wolf” as well as a maxi single in the markets ! Following the huge success of the remix,Shakira’s management and sony music decided To release the remix as a video clip . In 2013 ,said collaborated with the nbre 1 singer in Greece,Anna Vicci on her single and got released in the summer of 2013! The new album is coming soon in the summer of 2014 including A collaboration with dj pantelis,sebastien Bertrand,Tania kassis, Wafa boukil al wakil! As a part of his collaborations with ngos he participated under S.M.I.L.E Together organization in the global village events in Emirates palace-abu dhabi under the patronage of the unisef and the government of abu dhabi He also participated under the patronage of smile together in the fund raising dinner held by “road for lofe” in Phoenicia hotel.
Gigs Said has played in several renown clubs in Europe, including "MILLENIUM in MARSEILLE","BUDHA-BAR,BARIO LATINO,NIRVANA LOUNGE in PARIS, COLONIAL in THESSALONIKI-GREECE, PRIVATE BEACH in IBIZA, GURU-BAR in AYIA NAPA, LITTLE BUDDHA-BAR in SHARM EL SHEIKH,SPORTING-CLUB IN MONTE-CARLO, deja-vu in koln, hltl in zurikh, galerie louise in Brussels, paradiso in Amsterdam, to name a few, as well as the most renowned clubs in DUBAI, EGYPT, JORDAN and CYPRUS.
Said Mrad- the Guru and pioneer of the electronic Dance Music!
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