While sneaking away to use his older brother’s DJ equipment at the early age of 16, Khal found himself intrigued by the art of DJing. Mixing seemed to come naturally to him, and his love of electronic dance music began to grow. With some help from his brother & partner, Moo B, Khal quickly began to make a name for himself within the Philly house music scene. With explosive house tracks and dynamic, energetic dance mash-ups, Khal has been able to explore different genres and play to his crowd, no matter where he is or what type of music he’s spinning.
Playing in some of the hottest clubs in the tri-state area since an early age has earned Khal a large fan base in both the Philadelphia and Atlantic City areas. Some recent venues where Khal has made an appearance include: LiT UltraBar, Harrah’s Pool, Pacha NYC, G Lounge, Casbah, Flirt Lounge & Bamboo Bar, Zee Bar, Red Sky, Prive, and Chelsea’s C5, as well as residencies at a young age at the old One14, Emerald City, and Deco.
Khal's style of play is unique and very much demanded. Through the years, Khal has had the opportunity to open for many “big names,” and many who have topped the EDM charts in the industry, such as Kaskade, Dirty South, David Tort, Mark Knight, Paul Oakenfold, Roger Sanchez, Cedric Gervais, Sandro Silva, John Dahlback, AN21, Starkillers, Oscar G, Oliver Twizt, Antoine Clamaran, Martijn Ten Velden, Serge Devant, Andy Moor, John O’Callaghan, Thrillseekers, Tom Colontonio, Noel Sanger, Max Graham, and Austin Leeds.
Khal has worked hard over his 10+ year career and strives to continue to do bigger and better things. With guidance from mentors such as his brother Moo B, and close friends David Tort, Tom Colontonio, and DJ Yan, Khal hopes to reach new plateaus in his music career in the years to come. He is currently pursuing production and is sure to make some crowd ripping tunes for his fans. Stay tuned…there’s only more to come from Khal!
Khal Barqawi’s tracks