Slowly wrapping up the most explosive year in his career to date, afro house pioneer Jalal Ramdani has taken it upon himself to bring this exciting sound to stages across the world. Throughout this past summer, the Moroccan-raised and UK-based producer was booked to perform at some of the most sought-after clubbing locations worldwide, among them Tulum, Ibiza, Saint-Tropez, Mykonos, and many more. On top of this impressive touring schedule, he is currently gearing up for his performance at Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, on December 30th, as well as January 18 at The BPM Festival in Costa Rica. This will additionally coincide with an upcoming tour throughout Latin America.
For Jalal Ramdani, every day seems to bring in yet another milestone. Deciding to pursue music in late 2019 after being an algorithmic trader for many years, Jalal Ramdani has managed to bring together his African heritage with his love of house music, and sign his tunes to all the biggest afro house labels in the world, among them Moblack Records, Abracadabra and Madoras, all in a little over a year. His breakout hit came in the form of “Sesa” this summer; a smooth house gem that combines tribal percussion and cinematic vocal lines, in collaboration with Team Distant, Mr Silk and Mel D. The tune quickly gathered praise from the likes of Black Coffee, Adam Port, Rampa and &ME, and is currently being remixed by one of the scene’s legends, as well as Black Coffee’s protégée.
Jalal Ramdani’s impressive journey however is only getting started. When he was invited on an exclusive interview with Moroccan TV channel 2mtv, he talked about how this fast transition from trading to music allowed him to align his scientific mind with his artistic mind, and be in a position to make giant leaps in the span of just a few months. Some of his 2022 plans include the launch of his own music label, as well as the creation of a DJ agency that will nurture talented young DJs, and provide them with the best opportunities in order to shine. Jalal Ramdani’s work ethic is nothing short of impressive, and we’ll definitely be anticipating his latest projects. In the meantime, we’ll be vibing to his recent cover of Babylone’s “Zina,” one of the most beloved songs in Africa.