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Name: Raj Mahal
Interviews: HipHopHypeDog | TimeOutChicago | SoapBoxChicago
Location: Chicago, via Detroit
Bio: Raj Mahal prides himself on his vast experiences that can’t stand inisolation of his music. Spawning from the roots of Detroit’s Hip Hop andSoul Scenes, he brings hypnotic, emotive and cathartic movements withhis music, which forces listeners to wonder how far they can go intoexperimental realms. Eyes and ears usually widen some as a pleasingnatural trepidation begins to ensure upon listening. From his DJ-ingexperiences and love for the unspoken movements that bridge peopletogether via music, Raj hones in on these characteristics in his production.His artistic integrity treads through sound-scapes of wonderment bindingthe aesthetic of urban decay and passion of Detroit.Raj first started his musical journey in the late 90’s, by DJ’ing atunderground and indie hip hop nightclubs all around Detroit. During thistime he became interested in production and started playing with variousmidi sequencers, samplers, and synthesizers. Raj prides himself onblending “old” and “new” techniques and elements into his musicconstantly treading ‘outside’ the box.Currently residing in Chicago, IL, Raj has played live along side many wellknown acts including De La Soul, J Rocc, Bonobo, Dam Funk, Samiyam,Teebs, and Kool Keith. He uses a combination of Ableton live and an IPadfor his live performances. He prides himself in becoming “one with thecrowd” and engaging them along with his music. Below you can find someinterviews and videos that Raj has been involved in.
Raj Mahal – Come into Spirit
Ramp – Come Into Knowledge