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SULTAN + SHEPARD

After a chance meeting in Montreal, Ossama Al Sarraf and Ned Shepard quickly discovered that they had a natural musical chemistry. They soon began collabo- rating on original songs, remixes, and songwriting, signing with John Digweed’s Bedrock label, Deep Dish’s infamous Yoshitoshi Recordings and Global Under- ground, before officially forming Sultan + Shepard in 2010. From collaborations with revered EDM artists such as Dillon Francis, Tiesto, and Kaskade to remixes for major pop acts like Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, and Robyn, the duo established themselves as one of dance music’s leading partnerships. The re- lease of their anthemic single “Walls” vaulted them on tour across the globe with stops at Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Mysteryland, and a residency at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Their remix of Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out Of Heaven” earned them a Grammy nomination. The duo also received the Canadian song- writers SOCAN Music award for International Song of the Year for “Bad”, the multi-platinum single which they wrote and produced alongside David Guetta & Showtek.

In the summer of 2017, Sultan and Ned reunited with singer Nadia Ali to release the folk inspired dance anthem “Almost Home” also featuring NYC based song- writer Iro. Almost Home went to #1 on the Billboard Dance Charts and was nom- inated for a Juno Award for Best Dance Recording. Most recently, the duo re- turned to their Progressive and Melodic House roots signing with Lane 8’s label This Never Happened and releasing the “Kochi EP” and “Guaba EP” to much critical acclaim. They also launched a new radio show “Dialekt Radio”, in part- nership with Insomniac Radio, to present progressive and deep, melodic house.

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