Lahib Alekozei@Chimaera Bar January 2013 by Lahib Alekozei published on 2013/02/08 15:51:31 +0000 Lahib – artist info Lahib’s love of music was instilled at an early age. Being of Afghan origin he grew up listening to classic Indian and traditional Afghan music. This spiritual influence is clearly audible in both his sets and productions. His deep sound – always featuring surprising Jazzy elements and a tendency towards melancholic melodies - is rooted somewhere between deep-house and techno. Lahib acquired a feel for the audience – essential for any Artist - during his 2003–2005 residency at Monkey’s Island (Düsseldorf, Germany) where he played sets of up to ten hours. It was at Monkey’s Island that he was discovered by the booking agent of Düsseldorf’s legendary Harpune Club who spontaneously offered him the chance to prove his worth in front of a demanding audience, as warm-up for Ian Pooley and Time Writer. Lahib’s performance that night secured him his most important residency at the time. In the following years he performed with some of the biggest names in the genre such as Carl Craig, TIGA, Loco Dice, tINI, Martin Buttrich or Magda. He subsequently held a residency at Düsseldorf’s Club 3001 and also did numerous guest performances at various clubs Since 2011, Lahib has been working on his own productions. He starts with his first two releases on "Somero 2011" Cécille Records. Watch out for more.