The Music Scene of the UAE explained by the 16-year-old up and coming artist, Sizer.
Adam Takriti, a 16-year-old high school goer, has produced some phenomenal tunes. We thought of understanding his unique perspective on the Music scene of Dubai – his answers are eye-opening. See for yourself below and take note.
Adam expresses his frustration towards the fact that the majority of artists who live in a culturally rich city like Dubai don’t take advantage of the inspiration that surrounds them”. Take the example of his track ‘Shanghai Grindin’, “it came to me when walking past a group of Chinese tourists in Downtown Dubai”. This multicultural aspect is really the core of Dubai’s identity. Although we “Dubai’ans” celebrate our diverse heritages and embrace our differences, apparently, we do not share skills, expertise and network.
Adam finds it difficult to get mentorship, people to exchange thoughts and music with, and has not found the place or platform to distribute music content – “it comes down to working together with supporters, each other, and anyone who will give us a chance to really make great, unique modern art that will be recognized worldwide.” “For a city of its size, Dubai is lacking real art and real music coming from its residents… The UAE is such a diverse place that not everyone is on the same wave… but that can also work in our favour.”