Page Last Updated: Thu, 27th Oct 2016
Inspired by the likes of DJ Jazzy Jeff and other hip-hop and R&B / Urban DJs, Mr Shef Codes started his music entertainment career while in middle school, making mixtapes using cassette tapes, a tape recorder and a second hand laptop.
He distributed these bootleg tapes among his friends for free, simply because he loved music.
This was his first step into the art of DJing and he eventually moved on to turntables where he practiced consistently, played as many gigs as he could and competed in several DJ competitions.
This led to the birth of Dubai’s favourite and longest running club nights, 411, one of their many successful events.
Mr Shef Codes stands out among his peers for his clever mixes, introducing new and unique songs, rotating the classics and ability to read the crowd.
He has had numerous DJ of the Year nominations from magazines such as Time Out and Ahlan!; opened for, and shared the stage with, artists such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Fatman Scoop and Nicki Minaj; residencies at high profile clubs such as People by Crystal and Cirque Le Soir; and endorsements by Beats By Dre, iStyle, Redbull, among others.
He was also a DJ in season three of Dubai One’s TV show 20 Something and is the DJ of choice for numerous high-end brand openings and events.
He has recently started music production, videography, has a keen sense for design and style and models for fashion houses in Dubai.