Ahmed Khalil

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DJ Mada
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DJ Mada (2018) aka Ahmed Khalil
Background information
Birth nameAhmed Khalil
Born20 August 1972 (age 47)
OriginSuez, Egypt
GenresHouse, Worldmusic, Oriental, Ethnic, Techno, Asian-fusion, Afrobeat
Occupation(s)DJ
Years active1993-present


Ahmed Khalil (artist name: DJ Mada, Mada) is an Egyptian DJ born in Suez. He began pursuing his DJ career at the age of 16 when he started performing at a local club in his hometown..[1] His passion led him to play at prestigious hotels and clubs in Cairo, Alexandria, and soon he became the resident DJ of various hotels Hurghada.[2] He is mainly known for being the former resident DJ of Buddha-Bar Budapest[3], "playing a unique mix of Electronic and World music all featuring Ethnic vibes".[4]

Music Career[edit]

Mada started his DJ career in the hospitality sector in Hurghada as the resident DJ of various 5-star hotel chains and beach clubs:[5]

  • Grand Hotel Hurghada
  • Sheraton
  • Intercontinental Hotel & Resorts
  • Iberotel

In 2002 he moved to Hungary and started to perform mainly at underground clubs that led him to play at world-famous events such as the Cinetrip Spa Party series, Mayday gigs and the Sziget Festival.[6]

Since the opening of Buddha-bar Budapest, DJ Mada became the resident DJ of the venue and has performed at various other Buddha-bar venues all over the world: Paris, St. Petersburg, Sharm-el-Sheikh, Manila, and Baku.[7]

He remained the resident DJ of Buddha-Bar Budapest for 7 years[8] until the closure of the place (2019)[9]

In 2019 he was the resident DJ of Buddha-Bar Belgrade.[10]

References[edit]

  1. allevents.in. (n.d.). Buddha-Bar International DJ Tour ft. DJ Mada Buddha-Bar Budapest. Retrieved March 21, 2020, from https://allevents.in/manama/buddha-bar-international-dj-tour-ft-dj-mada-buddha-bar-budapest/210621532772415
  2. Lifestyle.inq. (2014, May 19). Party in style as DJ Mada visits Buddha-Bar Manila. Retrieved March 21, 2020, from https://lifestyle.inquirer.net/160040/party-in-style-as-dj-mada-visits-buddha-bar-manila/
  3. WhenInManila Contributor As a contributor you may share one single story. (2014, June 9). 'Arabian Nights with DJ Mada' set Buddha-Bar Manila's Party Ablazed. Retrieved March 19, 2020, from https://www.wheninmanila.com/arabian-nights-with-dj-mada-set-buddha-bar-manilas-party-ablazed/
  4. allevents.in. (n.d.). Buddha-Bar International DJ Tour ft. DJ Mada Buddha-Bar Budapest. Retrieved March 21, 2020, from https://allevents.in/manama/buddha-bar-international-dj-tour-ft-dj-mada-buddha-bar-budapest/210621532772415
  5. Ahmed Khalil. (2020, March 14). Retrieved March 21, 2020, from https://www.apollo.io/people/Ahmed/Khalil/5ac54c22a6da9883c2aa4e3c
  6. allevents.in. (n.d.). Buddha-Bar International DJ Tour ft. DJ Mada Buddha-Bar Budapest. Retrieved March 21, 2020, from https://allevents.in/manama/buddha-bar-international-dj-tour-ft-dj-mada-buddha-bar-budapest/210621532772415
  7. WhenInManila Contributor As a contributor you may share one single story. (2014, June 9). 'Arabian Nights with DJ Mada' set Buddha-Bar Manila's Party Ablazed. Retrieved March 19, 2020, from https://www.wheninmanila.com/arabian-nights-with-dj-mada-set-buddha-bar-manilas-party-ablazed/
  8. Ahmed Khalil. (2020, March 14). Retrieved March 21, 2020, from https://www.apollo.io/people/Ahmed/Khalil/5ac54c22a6da9883c2aa4e3c
  9. CPP Luxury. (2018, December 8). Buddha-Bar Hotel Budapest closes down in January. Retrieved March 21, 2020, from https://cpp-luxury.com/buddha-bar-hotel-budapest-closes-down-in-january/
  10. Beograd, B.-B., Buddha-Bar Beograd, B.-B. B., & Beograd, B.-B. (2019, December 16). New Year's eve in the Buddha's shadow. Retrieved March 23, 2020, from https://buddhabarbeograd.rs/new-year-2020/

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