Main Stage / July 14 2012
JD AHMAAD comes with an unmatched, unidentified style and mixture of Funk, Hip-hop, House, Breakbeat, Broken beat, Jazz, Sevdah, Disco, Electro and Bass music. Watching A SKITZO performs, his passion is contagious and it makes for an exciting and unforgettable show. There’s more than enough magic material to keep you intrigued, smiling and shaking.
JD AHMAAD has been passionately mixing and creating music since 2000, acquiring knowledge from a composer-father and a brother, DJ Psychowsky. Beginning with playing and rewinding audio tapes, he started producing a sound later radically improved by playing records and musical instruments.
Back in 2003 JD AHMAAD hosted the Truespin Radio Show at a local radio station eFM, and from that point he continued with projects such as Stylin' Club Nights, Kontra Sessions, Sound Flaster, Red Bull Music Academy sessions and has been involved with other club nights and festivals. He was a participant at the Red Bull music academy in Rome 2004, and was placed second at Balkan DMC competition. He played many famous festivals, clubs and events, and has done numerous collaborations - Canblaster, Paul Kalkbrener Sinden, Martello, Moulinex, LTJ Bukem, Dj Krush, John B, N-Type, Hatcha, Rusko and many others. He also hosted a Masterclass together with Josh Wink and many others at Exit Festival. Nowadays, JD AHMAAD does audio design, weekly presents the new trends in Electronic music on French Kiss FM.
He will be joined by a multitalented musician, MC Shpira, whose genre is similar and as unidentified as JD AHMAAD’s, which is heard in the project he was involved with - Trance Balkan Desorganisation (blues/breakbeat/hiphop/punk), Hain Teny (abstract hip-hop), Smokin' J (big beat & breakbeat), Silly Grind (grind core/punk)…
As a vocal support, he shared stage with the names of Kryptic Minds, D-Bridge, Bad Company, Tes La Rok, Phace, Chris Su, Boj Lucky, as well as a great number of Serbian and regional DJs. Rasheed and Shpira are members of the Baseline crew, the most famous Drum ’n’ bass collective from Novi Sad. Recently he has started working on his liquid D’n’B project, named Mike Livingstone, as well as Anti Social Network – a project led by Ahmaad, Billain, Filip Motovunski, Noiz, Cell D, Rasheed, Daddy Fyah and himself.
Different microphones and effects are his standard live set. If he is not on the stage, you will find him in various pores of the artistic society.