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A native of Brooklyn, NY a self-taught keyboardist/pianist with no musical training, Ahmed learned how to play in his early 20s by listening to CDs on and following along on his keyboard, practicing till he could both duplicate the song then improvise. His first gig as a professional musician occurred October 4, 2002. He later started his own weekly, jam sessions, doing improv of various genres. He later studied sound engineering, for his Masters degree in Audio Production from the University of Westminster, London. His skills range from live performance, production, composition, arrangement, writing, recording/mixing/mastering engineering.
He has produced and co-produced remixes of songs by Robert Glasper, a Heavy D/The Supremes mashup, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, Sly & the Family Stone, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and The Roots, J Dilla, Jill Scott, Yahzarah, Lalah Hathaway, & Eric Roberson. His co-produced remix of Roberson's "Still" is the official remix for the artist's 2011 Grammy-nominated song, from his album 'Music Fan First'. He has also worked exclusively with world-renowned DJ Spinna, producing four tracks, including their most notable co-production: a limited edition vinyl printing of their remix of Bill Summers' 1977 classic, "Brazilian Skies", pressed and distributed by BBE Records, London.
He also teamed up with up-and-coming singer, Cleveland Jones, to cover Little Dragon's "Twice", which was licensed by Ministry of Sound/Universal Music Australia for their 2011 compilation entitled, "Uncovered Vol.3". Sirour and Jones then created an original piece entitled "Sensitive", which was so well-received that BBC Radio One's Gilles Peterson 'Worldwide' called it the 'tune of the night' when he debuted it on his show (and featured it the following week), eventually licensing it for his 'Brownswood Bubblers 7' compilation. May, 2011 debuted Ahmed's first original solo project, 'The After 2am Sessions', which was a 6-track EP made up of slow, jazz-based instrumentals based on a 3-pronged theme of 'Love' (romantic, erotic, and spiritual). He's also featured on the "On Deck" compilation released by BamaLoveSoul.com.
For 2013, Ahmed has already released his sophomore EP, his 1st spoken word project ever, entitled "This Would Be a Love Song...If Only I Could Sing"--a 5-track EP combining his original poetry as well as original music and with one guest appearance by the award-winning UK singer/songwriter, Michelle Escoffery. He is also featured on the new remix compilation +FE Music: The Reworks by Grammy-Award-nominated group, The Foreign Exchange, with his remix of "All the Kisses" feat Paris & Amber Strother of KING. Ahmed is currently working on his next projects including one group album, & one international compilation, and collaborations with established independent artists Teri Tobin, Arin Maya, & Teisha Marie. It's safe to say there is MUCH more to come from this multi-talented artist, so stay tuned...