Shad Rabbani is a composer and producer launching a new phase of his two-decade music career. He debuted with a mix of dance, pop and world beats on 2000’s Energy. Shad followed in 2006 with the mystical album Zaman.
Citing a wide array of inspiration from pop icon Michael Jackson to operatic tenor Andrea Bocelli and Irish rockers U2, Shad Rabbani has a unique and versatile sound. He brings cultures from around the world together into a rich musical stew.
After an extended hiatus through much of the 2010’s, Shad Rabbani is back in the spotlight. On June 22, 2022 the LA-based Persian-American producer dropped his first solo album in over a decade. The eleven-track collection Music is available worldwide via all major streaming services. The record is a groovy ride through dance grooves and pop bops inspired by the past, present and future.
There’s a laid back vibe that runs throughout the album. It’s a mood captured perfectly on chilled-out jazz-infused tropical house tunes and long instrumental jams on tracks like “Ibiza Feel,” “Piano in Paradise” and “This is Love.” However, Shad Rabbani is an eclectic and adventurous producer. Like its joyfully genre-free hoedown of the title track, Music offers a surprise at every turn.
From the pop/funk hooks and hard house beat of “Spotlight (feat. Britney Sparks)” to the Nashville-pop meets progressive house reinvention of the Culture Club classic “Miss Me Blind,” the record is a genre-bending dance party. Shad Rabbani even calls out to 70’s psychedelic rock pioneers Pink Floyd on the track “Rebellion.” He spins an infectious mix of dance and pop vibes from across the decades.
On his cool and creative cover of the Pet Shop Boys’ iconic dance floor hit “Let’s Make Lots of Money,” Shad Rabbani pairs the song’s original 80’s aesthetic with some nice disco strings and a modern EDM production. The producer then turns the dial to the nineties and noughties on melancholy pop tunes like “Upside Down” and the closer “Tomorrow.”
Check out the visually striking video for the album’s first single “Spotlight” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist, “Ibiza Feel” on the Deep Indie Dance, or listen to the entire album on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Shad Rabbani. get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this multifaceted artist.