On February 8-9, Vogue Arabia will take over Al Balad, the historical neighborhood in Saudi Arabia with Hai Vogue, for its first-ever public event in the Kingdom. The two-day festival (which is open to the public!) is an amalgamation of the region’s best music, culture, food, celebrities, and of course, fashion. Alongside other artists, the line-up includes Saudi talent Ahmad AlMalki, also known as DJ Malkin, who will be performing an exclusive set on the opening day. Read on to discover five fun facts about the musician before you see him at Hai Vogue, and find out more about the festival program, the venue, and where to get your tickets here.
5 things to know about DJ Malkin, before you see him perform at Hai Vogue.
He pursued music professionally after attending the first SoundStorm festival in 2019
Malkin professed that despite being involved in the creative scene for quite some time, he did not see the opportunity to pursue it professionally until he attended the launch of SoundStorm Festival. Witnessing the incredible support for music inspired him to hone his own skills and kickstart his creative journey.
He is one of the first Saudi artists to produce electronic dance music (EDM)
The Jeddah-based artist was one of the first in the region to venture into the electronic dance music (EDM) genre. Malkin’s talent soon garnered the attention of MDLBeast Records, which was the first record label to sign him.
He produced his first single before his first live performance
Malkin’s first ever live performance was in 2021, at the SoundStorm Festival, where he produced his first ever single called ‘YAW,’ inspired by Australian DJ/producer Fisher, which earned him second place in the Best Dance Music category on Anghami.
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Along with Fisher, he is inspired by David Guetta, Martin Garrix, and Afrojack
It’s no surprise that Malkin finds the work of David Guetta, Martina Garrix, and Afrojack inspiring, given that each is a pioneer in their own right. Just like his favorite artists, DJ Malkin too is a pro at producing his own hits and performing engaging sets for his audience.
He works on his music on a weekly basis
To keep up with the latest buzz, the Saudi DJ curates his mixes and sets every week, which ensures his music is just as entertaining for his recurring fans, and they experience a different vibe every time he performs.
Vogue Arabia is taking over Jeddah’s Al Balad for a one-of-a-kind block party at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. On February 8 and 9, 2024, join us at Hai Vogue, where we will turn the spotlight on Saudi’s spirited youth and creative community, framed by the unique architecture and spirit of this historical neighborhood. Buy your tickets here.