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It’s very difficult to classify UAE-based James Locksmith as a certain type of artist. DJ, Promoter, Curator, Festival Programmer and Producer are just some of his talents.

Originally from Sydney, James has been in the business for nearly 20 years producing and programming, DJing from bars to festival stages and involved in instrumental projects for nearly 20 years.

DJ James Locksmith

Locksmith is recognised and respected across the globe for his well crafted in-depth DJ sets and the important role he plays in the development of independent music communities.

He has literally  been leading the alternative music scene across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) for nearly a decade. He beautifully blends funk, international disco, soul, house, electronic, alternative techno and world grooves. It all comes together as his own unique, genre-hopping mix.

He has played across the region including Beirut, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Greece, Morocco and Australia.

An In Demand DJ

Locksmith has become the go-to man for cult brands like Red Bull Music as well as their world-famous Music Academy.

He has collaborated with Art Dubai, SOLE DXB, Tiger Translate, SATWA 3000, Analog Room and Vibe Series events.

He has shared the stages with the likes of Mr Scruff, Kenny Dope, Nightmares on Wax, John Morales, Nicola Cruz, Hot Chip and many more.

An in-demand DJ & curator to say the least, Locksmith currently holds down a long-standing residency and head of programming at Barbary in Dubai.  

We are also looking forward to the launch of his new podcast series “Tracks On My Radar”.

Watch this space!