the Beat Molecular
What is the Beat Molecular? The Beat Molecular is an Electronic Music Label from Pakisan!
Well to start off, what is your name? “My name is Saquib Malik (pronounced Saakib) and my main partner is Abeer Sheikh. Our two other partners are Talal and Zoi. We are all pretty much best friends and grew up together in Lahore, Pakistan, and all started playing music together…. we grew up in Lahore in Pakistan, but today we are all over the world. Our name as a record label is THE BEAT MOLECULAR- and we each spin and produce under our real names, no DJ-sassyrazmatazz bullshit, no offense… we just think our names are unique enough. But again, our label is the beat molecular and it is from Pakistan.”
What is your vision for the Beat Molecular? “We are Pakistan’s first electronic music label. We want to take the best Pakistani artists, collect them, put them out into the world of electronic music and eventually have them break out onto the scenes and circuits where they belong- not just house parties and basements… Instead to spread them and book them all over the world… Pakistan is full of the most insane, mad, amazing, genius raw talent we have seen and we have seen many scenes! We started an underground house/tech house/minimal/techno/deep house scene in Pakistan which is thriving even though some of us are abroad… after Pakistan, where else could we expand, right?
We are each artists who have accomplished/proven ourselves to be of some worth…. Talal and Zoi are on so many labels we lost count, from Rawthentic (Carlo Lio’s label) to Dirtybird (Claude Von Stroke’s) to Airbus to Dantze (Phillip Bader’s label) to Bosphorous Underground (Ahmet Sendil’s label) and so many more… they have several beatport chartings and just are making noise everywhere! The same goes for Abeer Sheikh who on Dantze Records produced I wanna be like you that hit the beatport top 10 the third day it came out, for our boy Hassan Malik (Vivid) whose on Sorobu records, Deso records, and the massive SETA! and the only person in Pakistan who is any good at producing and spinning deep house! to Saquib who used to run a huge death/black metal label and toured the whole US/Canada and all the way to Imaad Manzar, a man who has owned/bumped/thumped/destroyed dancefloors all over Pakistan and is a well known name in the local Lahore scene. Each artist brings his own cult, and well our vision is to expand that cult to the tiniest corners of the world!”
What instruments do you play, and what style would you call your music? “We are all multi-instrumental… We all literally play every instrument from guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals, and Sitar! Squib tall and imaad all used to play in metal bands (death metal) and we each played different forms of music before getting into electronic music.”
Sketch, from Pakistan!
The Beat Molecular, the first electronic music label in Pakistan, is certainly growing fast and headed in a positive direction with well educated, and cultured individuals leading the way. One duo to come out of the Beat Molecular is Sketch. Sketch is composed of Abeer Sheik and Saquib Malik. Abeer is back in Lahore, Pakistan in law school, while Saquib is in Grenada (a small island near South-America) in medical school. An interesting combination of cultures styles, degrees, and influences. Check them out:
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Currently the members of the Beat Molecular include:
Talal and Zoi: Talal & Zoi
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