Ziyad makes dancefloor-slanted ambient soundscapes. Blending lush harmonic content with pulverizing drums, mournful melodies with the one-two punch of footwork, and soothing pads with rumbling sub-bass, this producers music is as much for the dancefloor as it is for lying on the floor. Formerly known as noahs heark, Ziyad is a Red Bull Music Academy alumnus, and has released music on Paris based Infiné, Karachi-based Mooshy Moo, as well as his own imprint, Hear Now Records.
“Ziyad’s rhythmic studies weave like beetles through tall grass, sparkle like sunlight on lakes. Ziyad revels in the phases of all matter, their combinations, their uses; creation and destruction are intertwined..." [of debut LP Compost/Regrowth] —Ryan Masteller
Ziyad has received raving reviews from online music publications such as Earmilk, Tiny Mix Tapes, and Wild City and has been featured in radio shows across four continents. Past shows include Le Gâité Lyrique (Paris), Meet d3 (Dubai), Lahore Music Meet (Alhamra, Lahore) as well as venues in Karachi, Berlin, and NYC to name a few. Not to be missed, Ziyad makes his proper Minneapolis debut on August 9th at The Turf Club.