A DJ with an unprecedented musical knowledge, DJ Amir is as comfortable behind the decks as he is behind the lectern, living to share his passion of music. His DJ sets tell a story and give context of different music genres, relating disco to house, jazz to latin and beyond, provoking emotion from the sheer mountains of music at his disposal, while never forgetting the vibe, dance floor and party!
Residing in Berlin, via Boston and Brooklyn, DJ Amir has been immersed in the world of music for three decades. The list of noted achievements and activity over this period of time is far too long for any short biography, but his childhood education in the family home laid the groundwork for the legendary mix tapes ‘On Track’. This first claim to fame was as part of DJ duo Kon and Amir (who celebrate 25 years this 2022), a series of mixes which captured the spirit of Hip Hops golden era. This led to the duo signing to BBE for a further three ‘Off Track’ mixes and the beginning of his long-standing relationship with the London label.
In 2011, Amir launched his own 180-Proof, an acclaimed label which owns the music rights to Detroit’s Strata Records. This has seen him continue to partner with BBE to release reworks and remixes of Strata’s stunning catalogue, plus, the exciting new project ‘Strata Records – The Sound Of Detroit’, a LP where the wonderful Jazzanova have been invited to rework, reinterpret and reimagine some standout moments from Strata’s heralded catalogue. DJ Amir will accompany Jazzanova on a European tour this spring, with dates including London and Manchester.
Whether through his extensive work in A&R, in the clubs or on the radio with his monthly show on Worldwide FM, DJ Amir is revered by his peers and a true student of music, educating others everywhere he goes. Amir lives for sharing his passion and knowledge about obscure and under appreciated music. Like the jazz musicians that continue to inspire him, Amir Abdullah keeps pushing the envelope of adventurous music into new and exciting places, shedding light on forgotten artists and sounds while inspiring future musicians and music lovers worldwide.
From his wildly successful NYC party ‘I Love Vinyl’ which ran for 9 years to Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide festival to opening for Q-Tip and to the finest clubs and unique locations, DJ Amir has graced the decks across the globe. His experience is special and unique, and it is an honour to be working with him and presenting him to the UK. You can book DJ Amir through LHM Artists by contacting Barry on [email protected]. Please offer as much information on your party/event/night and contact name and details, and we will come back to you to discuss further.
Check out more on Amir Abdullah via his excellent biog here on BBE.