SOS Instant Satisfaction Benefit Music Festival presents DJ HAT
Date(s) - 12/07/2018
9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Since 2012, Hatim Belyamani – aka HAT – unites artists in an ever-evolving audio-visual dance between traditional music and digital remix art. In his live show, HAT is as a conductor from the future, beaming traditional musicians from around the world onto a big screen, and shaping them into new electro beats.
Growing up in Morocco, Hatim was an award-winning classical pianist, a guitarist, and surrounded by sounds of the country’s Arabic, Amazigh, and Sub-Saharan African origins. At Harvard, he studied sociology, music composition, jazz, and ethnomusicology, but found his voice in electronic music – a medium that unified his eclectic influences. For the next decade, Hatim composed, produced, and performed in various solo and collaborative projects, under the moniker officerfishdumplings.
In 2012, Hatim founded remix ←→ culture, an international artist collective committed to creating new links between traditional music and remix art. Carried out with collaborators, the project consists in identifying a country’s various musical traditions, then recording, filming, producing, mixing, and remixing them. Work began in Hatim’s native Morocco, and later expanded to other countries, most recently Brazil.
In 2015, Hatim began sharing his work with larger audiences at various festivals in Morocco, as well as at Lincoln Center in NY, where he performed live remixes of the videos shot by the collective. Since 2016, Hatim continually premiered new video remixes at various festivals and venues in Europe (such as the Roskilde Festival in Denmark and WOMEX in Santiago de Compostela, Spain), as well as in China, Réunion, Tunisia, and Lebanon.
Hatim is now shifting his attention to the diverse and rich musical heritage of various immigrant communities in NY. A series of projects with these communities is in the works, notably one in collaboration with the world-class filmmaker Vincent Moon, which will premiere in NYC in 2018.