SURAJ is a DJ & Producer based in Nairobi, Kenya. He creates contemporary electronic music infused with traditional musical and cultural elements.
In September 2016, SURAJ released another collaboration remix with Riot Stereo called 'Abiro (Riot Stereo & SURAJ Remix)' to both critical & fan acclaim, both at home and abroad.
Kato Change & Winyo - Abiro (Riot Stereo & SURAJ Remix) https://soundcloud.com/riotstereo/abiro-riot-stereo-suraj-remix
August 2016 saw the debut of SURAJ's his first original production; 'Wawere', the combination of Dholuo lyrics and modern electronic music production software and samples. It's release has raised its creator's profile within the industry and in the public eye.
SURAJ - 'Wawere' > https://soundcloud.com/surajforeal/wawere
His debut release was a compilation featuring remixes of the songs 'Koko's Vibration' & 'Fire', the latter being a collaboration between him (SURAJ) and the producer, Riot Stereo. The tracks were released in November & December 2015. They received positive and wide-spread support and recognition.
SURAJ Remixes: - https://bit.ly/SURAJ-Remixes
From the very beginning it has been his intention to develop the Kenyan music scene as well as himself. This has led him to co-found Midi Minds Kenya (www.midimindskenya.com); an organisation created to produce modern format local music as well as support and develop underprivileged musicians in their pursuit to make recordings. Midi Minds Kenya has received support from Art Of Music Foundation (www.artofmusic.co.ke) The GoDown Arts Centre (www.thegodownartscentre.com/) & Ketebul Music (www.ketebulmusic.org/).
In addition to this, SURAJ is the creator of the Savanna Sessions podcast and events series; www.bit.ly/savannasessions. Savanna Sessions aims to raise the level of discourse in the industry, to create an online and offline experience centred on SURAJ’s diverse take on recorded music & live performances. The first season is available here: www.bit.ly/SS-Playlist.
In the meantime, SURAJ continues to perform at various leading events and venues in Kenya and intends to continue his solo production projects as well as collaborating with other artists.