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Afghan Music Producer Has Sights Set on Making National History with Second Album
An Electronic Dance Music (EDM) producer is spearheading the Afghan music evolution
with the release of his second album set to hit stores later this year.
21, September 2015: An Electronic Dance Music (EDM) producer is spearheading the
Afghan music evolution with the release of his second album set to hit stores later this
year. As a blend of Progressive House, Electronica and Dubstep, Shuja Rabbani
pioneers a sound thats energetic, upbeat and enlightened.
Born in Afghanistan, raised in Australia and currently living in Dubai, Rabbani is a welltravelled individual with a lifelong passion for electronic dance music. He kicked off his
career with a self-produced album titled 'Afghan Provocateur' and is now working on a
follow up record. The wild global success of his first album saw Rabbani make history
as the first Afghan EDM producer to be widely distributed in over 200 digital stores
across 100 countries.
Since the USA invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the country has endured a violent stigma
and next to no attention from the Western music industry. Determined to expose
Afghanistan beyond the war scenes, Rabbani represents a new era of artist for the
Afghan music scene. While most musicians in Afghanistan still embrace traditional
sounds and instruments, Rabbani is pioneering a new kind of sound. Through his global
success he hopes to introduce the younger Afghan generation to the EDM genre. As
well as familiarising Afghanistan with the EDM genre Rabbani also has his sights set on
going down in history as the countrys best-selling artist.
While Rabbani expresses himself through high energy EDM beats, his album
represents so much more than simply a collection of tracks. By infiltrating Afghanistans
borders with EDM sounds Rabbani is advocating for the creation of a modern and open
minded nation. He is an invaluable part of the cultural reform and hopes that his beats
will showcase that theres more to Afghanistan than the scenes of terror so ruthlessly
portrayed by the media.
I have a fervour for both EDM beats and the modernisation of my native country. By
pursuing my love of creating wicked electro dance beats Ive managed to blend both
these passions into a meaningful second career that I hope will change the face of
contemporary Afghanistan and inspire the Afghan youth to go beyond Afghanistans
borders in pursuit of artistic success, says Rabbani.
Throughout 2014 Rabbani worked on completing his first album while juggling a full time
job as a Human Resources professional, and becoming one of the most influential

bloggers and highly outspoken social media personalities in Afghanistan. For young
Afghans wanting to pursue both lucrative careers and a love for music, Rabbani is an
inspiration. He is a prime example of how the right mind-set can foster the achievement
of multiple goals.
Since launching on iTunes, Beatport, Amazon, Spotify and Google Play alongside
international artists earlier this year, Rabbanis debut album has already drummed up
over 100,000 Facebook viewers, with tracks such as 'Agent Provocateur,' 'Basement
Dance Floor' and 'Juice' emerging as instant favourites.
Rabbani keeps his fans in the loop via an active SoundCloud channel where he
regularly releases free music tracks. All are recorded at 120 bpm which makes them
ready to spin by club DJs in search of unique sounds.
To find out more about Shuja Rabbani and how the EDM producer is set to revolutionise
the Afghan music industry, go to:
Dakota Digital for Shuja Rabbani
Account Manager: Rebecca Appleton
Tel UK: 01623 428996
Tel US: 917-720-3025