Ramdan Kareem, Fam.  Welcome to the Ramadan Poetry Series, where we share poetry that speaks to us. This week, Reem shares a poem by the Iraqi poet, Rabia of Basra. "Marvelous Women"

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Ramdan Kareem, Fam.  Welcome to the Ramadan Poetry Series, where we share poetry that speaks to us. This week, Reem shares a poem by the Iraqi poet, Rabia of Basra. "It acts like love"

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It's only fair for when artists visit Dubai, they stop by the dukkan stoop to kick back and enjoy great conversations. Well, this week, the dukkan stoop was blessed with none other than the Hip Hop legend, Lord Finesse, for a chat with the crew. They discussed his 1st trip visit to Dubai, the state of Hip Hop in the US and versus the world, his upbringing, and his new direction in inspiring the youth.

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This week, Waleed Shah joins the crew by the Dukkan's stoop to tell his story. When  Waleed describes himself,he says that he is a scientist first then business man, family man, and finally an artist. He breaks down those personalities and how when he finds an interest, he's instantly hyper-focused till mastering it. 

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This week, Butheina HK of Cinema Akil & Rabih El Khoury of Metropolis Cinema join us at our stoop to discuss Arabic cinema, diaspora, and the diversity of stories we're trying to tell. 

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This week, Dan Greenpeace joins OT & Reem by their sukkah stoop to talk artist management, music, Hip Hop culture, and the relationship he developed being a Hip Hop journalist, DJ, and a key player in connecting London to the New York Hip Hop scene.

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This week Cheb Moha & Chndy, 2 very talented artists and photographers from Iraq and Oman respectively, join the crew by the dukkan. They discussed their artistic tastes, inspirations, friendship, and how the internet has empowered them and connected them with like minded people.

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In this week's episode, the UAE resident, North Carolina artist Stephon Lamar joins the crew by the dukkan to discuss life, music, upbringing, and the influence his grandmother, mother, and sister had on him. 
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E063: Tenacity & Harmony (Cohosts: A.y. & Moh Flow)

In this week's episode, The Harmony Brothers (AY & Moh Flow) kicked it with the crew by the dukkan where they've taken trips down memory lane, discussed their experiences in LA with writing camps that have dictated their style of developing music. The guys also spoke about their plans in developing tour circuits, their musical ambition, and how they're aiming to pursue their musical journey. With big dreams to chase, these guys are showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
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E062: Fame And Focus (Cohost: Thabit Al Mawaly)

This week, Reem & OT kick it with an old friend, Thabit, who's a cinematographer, script writer, storyteller, you name it. Thabit's name gained traction in 2009 when he started developing skits for his YouTube channel, while simultaneously creating short films for festivals and competitions.   
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E061: Get To Steppin' (COhosts: Step Conference)

This week the crew is joined by Bahaa (co-founder of Step Conference) and the friend of the show Big Hass to discuss the exciting up and coming Step Conference event and it's latest edition Step Music. 
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As always, Toofless' compiles and puts together a music mix for your listening pleasure. Kick back in the office or your car seat and enjoy. Mix includes music by our friends & fam Sufyan, Dany Neville, Mashrou3 Leila, Muqata3a, Smokable, She3rap, Edd Abbas, Fareeq El Atrash, Al Sarah, Oddisee, & Sammany.  
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The crew kicks it by the dukkan this week to catch up after a hella busy week to discuss OT & Reem's takeover of 2 stages at Dubai Lynx, the shift in trends, and the unusual brand launch party that was organized by friends of the crew, ChebMoha, Chindy, & Karrouhat.

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E058: Banter, Music, & Home (Cohost: Abri)

This week, the crew kicks it with the Dubai native, soul and funk artist, Hamdan Al Abri. If you've never met Hamdan in person before, this episode shows you who he truly is. One of the most iconic names in the Dubai music scene, Hamdan is famous for calling people his brothers and sisters, as the love and great vibes he shares radiate immensely from the first encounter. The crew discussed his music career, his upbringing, the challenges and tribulations he faced. 

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This week, Dany Neville joins the crew by the Dukkan's stoop, and for the first time he was the one answering all the questions. The conversation takes the crew down memory lane as they reminisce about the old days of Dubai. Dany opens up about his career changes, becoming a professional drifter, and the dark times of his life that he emerged from triumphantly.

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This week, OT & Reem caught up with Big Hass post his return from the 1st ever, Saudi Comic Con, where he was MCing. As excited as we get about Saudi Comic Con, this episode is not just about the Saudi Comic Con, but the winds of change it'll be bringing to Saudi Arabia.

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This week, Omar Abbas joins Reem & OT by the Dukkan's stoop to discuss his new love, VR.

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This week, the crew kicks it with Kaltham & Rihab, 2 of the 3 girls that founded Mootary, an initiative for women by women, which is dedicated to teaching women everything the need to know about their cars. The idea was born when the ladies met at the E7 Banat Al Emarat Summit, which is Promise of a Generation's flagship initiative that helps young women in the UAE build leadership skills while creating team projects that have a very positive impact on the community.

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This week, Reem & OT are joined by Mohamed Idris, a childhood friend of OT's who has recently lost his father. Join the crew in this episode as Mohamed tells the story of his relationship with his father over the past couple of years.

Pull up a seat and pass the time. From Dubai to the world.

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This week, OT walks in on Reem & Irshad discussing Irshad's current living conditions and struggling with his roommate snoring all night. It's just us being us.

Pull up a seat and pass the time. From Dubai to the world.

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This week, the crew kicks it with the Wasla Music Festival. Whatchu know about Arab Alternative Music, son?!

Pull up a seat and pass the time. From Dubai to the world.

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As promised, every 10th episode Toofless compiles some of his favorite tunes into a solid mix that fits all your moods. The mix features artists and friends from the UAE, Palestine, Sudan, Lebanon, and other neighboring countries.

Enjoy cruising to this and if you want more mixes like this one, you can check out it out at his MixCloud account

Pull up a seat and pass the time. From Dubai to the world.

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The crew kicks it by the Dukkan to discuss the ups & down of 2016, the new years resolutions that they're for but OT was completely against, yet they were all excited about the new year taking its challenges and blessings as their fuel to grow and welcome to the year running full speed ahead. 

Pull up a seat and pass the time. From Dubai to the world.

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This week, the crew is joined by Abz. A student, photographer, and rapper who has found his unique sound in his birth place of Jeddah that matured as he did in his trip to Dubai for his higher education. They discussed his music, student life, grievances, reasons behind his decision to leave the UAE to Canada, and his calling that's driven him towards his rap career.

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This week the crew kicks with none other than Mr. Iraq-A-Fella himself, Narcy, by the dukkan. As an old friend of the crew & a natural dukkaner, Narcy kicked backed and discussed his latest achievements, becoming a father of 2 beautiful children, and the changes that has had on his musical career.

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This week, the crew kicks it with Susie Iliyan by the Dukkan to catch up and share her personal stories on how she found her calling in Manila when she discovered Theta Healing. Taking a deeper look at her life in hindsight the crew & Susie discussed her life as a 3rd culture kid, her healing process, her journey around the globe, and the roles of men and women in society. Pull up a seat and pass the time. From Dubai to the world. #WelcomeToYourTribe


This week the crew kicked it with Fahad Albutairi, a Saudi standup comedian who's claim to fame was his satirical YouTube show La Yekthar, part of the Telfaz11 Network. 

The crew discussed Fahad's life rom a standup comedian at Texas University to a YouTube sensation and movie actor, his ups and downs, and the reason on why he left Telfaz11 and YouTube.

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This week the crew sat with the legendary Carlos Mare who played an integral role in sculpting the culture that we know as Hip Hop. 

They discussed Hip Hop as an art form, a culture, and a movement, both globally and within the UAE.

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This week's episode is a special one. It marks the date the Dukkan Show was conceived last year, as well as the 5th year anniversary of Sole DXB

The crew was joined by Big Hass at Sole DXB, where they broadcasted live to the event attendees from the On Air booth. 

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In this week's episode, Reem & OT hang out at the dukkan stoop with the beautiful & humble soul Dina Yassin, who is the talented fashion designer, creative director & cofounder of Efro & Co (which is a retro-heritage fashion and lifestyle brand rooted in the past and looking toward the future). Reem & OT spoke with Dina about her unique upbringing and being a daughter of the world as a Eritrean girl who was born in Sudan, grew up in Abu Dhabi, went to London & New York pursuing her degree in fashion. 

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In this week's episode, OT & Reem catch up after Reem's return from Bulgaria. They discussed their excitement for this year's Sole DXB, the status of the Dukkan crew with Feras & Jib being out of town, and realizations of how things have defined us in hindsight. This is where you find you're tribe.

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From Dubai to the world.


As promised, every 10th episode Toofless compiles some of his favorite tunes into a solid mix that fits all your moods. The mix features artists and friends from the UAE, Palestine, Sudan, Lebanon, and other neighboring countries. Enjoy cruising to this and if you want more mixes like this one, you can check out it out at his MixCloud account.
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From Dubai to the world.


In this week's episode, the lovely ladies behind the Dubai based podcast Kerning Cultures, Heba Fisher and Razan Alzayani, join OT & Reem by the Dukkan for a special podcasters' session. To put things into perspective, Kerning Cultures is a podcast that dwells deep into issues that matter to us. They cover stories of culture, history, philosophy, science, and entrepreneurship from the Middle East to give a more complete narrative.  
Pull up a seat and pass the time. 
From Dubai to the world.


As some of you might already know, Toofless has moved to Malaysia and Irshad decided to join him in the trip. While they were there, the switched on their mics and recorded a session where they discuss Toofless' new life in Malaysia, followed by a freestyle before kicking off the music mix.

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From Dubai to the world.


While Reem was in Bulgaria, Toofless and Irshad were in Malaysia, OT got to kick it with Oddisee by the Dukkan while he was in Dubai for a Red Bull Music Academy gig. In this week's episode, OT spoke to Oddisee about unique upbringing as a half Sudanese half African American raised in Washington DC, the ups and downs with both sides of the family, how he stayed out of trouble, being politicized due to his backgrounds, and his responsibilities as a human and an artist to speak up, and the idiosyncrasies of being a 3rd culture kid. 
 

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In this week's episode the crew hosts Tyrone Van Der Meer of the Notorious IBE in the Netherlands, who is one of the most recognized names in being a force behind the Hip Hop scene and culture in the Netherlands. 
Tyrone is a Hip Hop advocate and promotes taking responsibilities of creating a platform and community for the people and the culture. In this episode, the crew discussed Hip Hop culture's expansion to Europe, Tyrone's story and contributions to the Netherlands and European Hip Hop scene, connecting Hip Hop communities from around the globe and taking the responsibility upon ourselves to develop these platforms. 


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In this week's episode the crew kicks it by the dukkan with the talented copywriter and standup comedian Rami Boraie. The crew discussed Rami's career as a comedian, the ups and downs, using his comedic career as an outlet, his YouTube show, and his best and worst memories of being on stage. They got to understand what life is really like for a standup comedians and their constant hunt for  validation and as Rami describes it "comics are self conscious."

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From Dubai to the world.


In this week's episode, the crew is join by Elham, a young self published author who's book is available on Amazon, entitled Learning How To Speak. Elham had some unique stories to share that will capture your ears and heart. Elham has used her work as a vehicle for healing in the wake of childhood trauma. We talk about healing through art, transcending pain and finding your voice. 
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From Dubai to the world.


In this episode, the crew groups by the Dukkan to kick back, relax, and catch up after a long week. OT, Reem, and Irshad discussed the different social media platforms, their role in personal branding vs. personal use, and how characters such as DJ Khaled have used it to their advantage, in which the conversation drifted to focus on personal branding and the benefits on investing on oneself. Pull up a seat and pass the time. From Dubai to the world.


Welcome to the Dukkan Show footnotes. In these sessions the crew will be discussing previous episodes, events, and points that they might have not had the chance to discuss in the weekly episode. In this session OT, Reem, and Irshad got together after the eL Seed session to reflect on the episode and discuss some of the the things they wished they could've addressed during the episode, as well as sharing their opinions on episode itself and eL Seed as a person and not just the brand. 
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From Dubai to the world.


In this week's episode, the crew welcomes eL Seed to hang out with them by the Dukkan, who is globally recognized for his unique form of street art known as Calligraffiti, which simply stated is a combination of Arabic calligraphy and graffiti. The crew got to hang out with him and discuss his latest passion project in Zaraeeb, Egypt, entitled Perception, which has gained global recognition and traction. In this episode, the crew got to experience something that most people don't, which is the beauty and depth in the stories of painting walls as well as the stories of humanity and love.

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From Dubai to the world.


In this week's episode the guys kick it by the Dukkan with the latest crew member and Dukkanista, Reem Hameed. This episode marks a pivotal point in Dukkan dynamic as Feras is preparing for his leave to the far east and Reem Hameed joins the team. In this episode, the Dukkan crew discusses Feras' story with losing his job, the adversities he was faced with and the strength it took him to get be able to dust himself off, learn from his experience and make a change for the better.

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Back by popular demand. In this week's episode, Toofless put together yet another musical compilation of all your favorite songs from the previous episodes.  Pull up a seat, kick back, relax, enjoy the tunes, and pass the time.


In this week's episode, OT goes to a different kind of dukkan, where he met up with one of the owners, Abdulrazak. They dove into conversations about the business and the sense of nostalgia of growing up in the UAE. This dukkan is a different kind of spot, it's where people enjoy that perfect cup of karak tea with cheese parathas in the morning. For those that grew up in the GCC as a whole and not just the UAE, going to a karak spot or the dukkan, is a planned activity and keyword for 'hangout.' It's where the most interesting and deep conversations come to life. 
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From Dubai to the world.


In this week's episode the guys kicked it with Shadi Megallaa by the Dukkan. Shadi is someone they've seen around but never officially met. Recently they bumped into each other again, but this time on a What's On Magazine article. And as it turns out the brother has a podcast as well!

Shadi is the host of the Shady Shadow Show (a music mix show that is recorded in his house as friends come over and hang out), resident DJ at Analog Room, and he owns his own label called Ark to Ashes. Not only that, Shadi will be opening a dedicated record store called The Flip Side in Dubai very very soon. 

The guys talked about his progression from a young kid growing up in Abu Dhabi to the recognized name that he is today, discussing the birth of his DJ career, his current state of preserving his child-like creative spirit in order to express it through art, and the culture that he loves.


In this week's episode Irshad kicked it with Saana Azzam, a professional public speaker, performance coach and the founder of MENA Speakers. Her background is in Economics, where she went on to be recognized as the Female Economist Of The Year by the Stockholm School Of Economics.

Not only is Saana interesting in her own right, but the idea behind MENA Speakers deserves its own recognition. Public speaking is many people's number one fear, and yet important messages need to be delivered whether you're a layperson or a CEO. With our hunger for progressive ideas it seems that a new space has opened for something like MENA Speaker to step in and provide this service.

The interview was conducted after a MENA Speakers workshop featuring guest speaker Alan O'Neill talking about Sales strategy. Irshad hashes it out with Alan O'Neill later in the episode in reflection of what he's absorbed from the workshop.


In this week's episode, Irshad kicked it with Raj Kotecha by the Dukkan, and were joined by OT via Skype to have one of the most interesting conversations they've enjoyed. 
What does Hip Hop have in common with Entrepreneurship?
Yes, it's that kind of conversation. The guys dwelled in the latest trends in digital, social media, content, personal branding, entrepreneurship, and the guys' favorite topic, Hip Hop. 


In this week's podcast episode, the guys finally kick it by the Dukkan as a complete crew after OT has recovered from his kidney transplant surgery. The guys spoke about OT's experience with the surgery, what they have been doing since they last kicked it, Irshad's trip to Sri Lanka for Eid, Toofless' new adventures, and Quest Love's Mo Meta Blues, which OT has recently finished reading.


In this week’s episode Irshad is joined by Ameer Ismail (better known as Solphonic) and his younger brother Ayman, who just graduated high school. The discussion had an interesting outtake on the differences in education and schooling between the generations, differences in music, and differences in lifestyle while highlighting the similarities that survived across the ages. And for those that don’t know Ameer, you’re in for a ride as his sense of humor and skills of imitating sounds always leaves you laughing hysterically.


As promised and per your request, every 10 episodes, Toofless drops a compilation music mix of the past episodes. For the 20th episode, Toofless has worked on a unique mix entitled the Nonchalant Mix because it was effortless and easy to put together as the music led him there. Since the 20th episode fell mid-Ramadan, the guys have decided to push the episode till Eid and rebranding it as Toofless' Eid Mix in celebration of the festivities.


In this week's episode Irshad caught up with his brother Nabeel once again, via Skype for the 4th and final episode of our Ramadan series. In this episode, Nabeel shed the light on the beauty and importance of the last 10 nights of Ramadan and especially Laylat Al Qadr. 


In this week’s episode, Irshad hangs out with his brother Nabeel by the Dukkan to discuss Zakat, which is a form of alms-giving and religious tax in Islam. Like a lot of people, Irshad had a basic understanding of the concept of Zakat, but wanted to understand the finer details from someone who could elaborate on the practice of charity as part of the broader Islamic lifestyle.


In the 2nd episode of the Ramadan Special, Irshad & Toofless are joined by Irshad's brother once again to discuss health and wellness during Ramadan, in which Nabeel has shared how he hacks Ramadan, Iftar, and his workouts.


This week's episode kickstarts a special 4 episode series entitled Ramadan Special, which focuses on the beauty of the holy month. In this episode, Irshad brings his brother Nabeel over to join Feras at the Dukkan for the first of four Ramadan episodes. Almost 10 years ago Nabeel immigrated to the UAE and underwent a deep spiritual transformation. This was around the same time when Irshad and Feras were performing as lead MC's for the Hip Hop group ‘Diligent Thought’. Nabeel was at their first gig in fact, at the Irish Village, sporting the beginnings of his beard. Being the academic of the family Nabeel absorbed Islam and changed his entire way of thinking. He shares some of this with us in what will be a two part episode. 

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From Dubai to the world; wishing all our listeners a Ramadan Kareem.


In this week's episode, Jibba and Feras were joined by the MSTDFR podcast crew Ammar Sabban, Khayra Bundakji, and Faisal Al Aseeri who were in Dubai for the weekend. And what happens when you bring podcasters together? 
Well, simply stated, it was podcast magic!

Tracklist:

  1. Moods – Comfort zone (Dukkan Efta7 ya sim sim edit)
  2. Tinashe -  Vulnerable (Sango remix)
  3. Singularis – Submotion 
  4. 47SOUL – Intro to Shamstep (Amman/Palestine/London/Galilee)
  5. Nev Theeb - Jaded

 


In this week's episode the guys group by their local dukkan to catch up and reflect on how far they've come along with the podcast. They discussed their personal achievements, mistakes made, and most importantly lessons learnt. 

Tracklist:

  1. Taylor McFerrin x Bobby McFerrin x Cesar Mariano - Invisible Visible
  2. Flying lotus x Laura Darlington - Infinitum (Dukkan plug edit)
  3. Toro Y Moi x SAFE x Kool AD - That Night 
  4. Alicia Keys - Diary (Chopped & Screwed)
  5. Betty Ford Boys - Everyday Pt. 2
  6. Jibberish x Donnel Jones - You Know What's Up (Jib's Salute to Donell Jones)
  7. Eric Lau - We All Are 

In this week’s episode, the guys kick it with The Recipe by the Dukkan. Swerte, Kaz, and P-Storm hung out with OT and Jibba, while they talked about their music, the challenges they faced as artists, their work with other artists such as Prodigy and Talib Kweli, why they had to break from the scene, and how being 3rd culture kids inspired their brand repositioning.

Tracklist:

  1. The Recipe - Slippin (Ill Al Skratch- Where My Homiez) (Dubai)
  2. Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You
  3. Shungu - Iamaman 
  4. The Foreign Exchange - So What If It Is
  5. B. - Running With The Sun (Saudi/Dubai/Amman)
  6. The Recipe - Hard to Say No (Dubai)

In this week's episode, we kick it by the Dukkan with Reem Hameed after running into her at the Dubai Lynx in Episode 007. We connected to each other over the idea of being third culture kids, and through this conversation we came to understand how she evolved to be mindful, articulate and passionate about what she does. We also touch on the idea of mentor-ship and Reem's particular approach to guiding the generation that follows us. Pull up a seat and pass the time. 

Tracklist:

  1. Chrtoph El Turento – Galaxy
  2. Dolenz – Stochoasma
  3. Jets Feat. Jesse Boykins III – Pyrite Blue
  4. Dil Withers x Sir Froredrick – Thesehorns
  5. Pawcut – Provider
  6. Toro Y Moi x Rome Fortune – Benjaminz
  7. Bad-Boy Records – Its All About The Benjamins (Remix)
  8. Irshad 'Jibberish' Azeez Feat. Fromar – In A Night Time

In this week's episode the guys are joined by Sadiece Holland, as they kicked it by the Dukkan and talked about her choosing the music industry instead of being a forensic scientist, her plastic folder of music, and her upbringing in a musically savvy household.
Sadiece is an advocate of following one's passions and a staunch supporter of local artist. Her digital media platform The Flex is proof of her dedication to cultivate and serve the UAE music scene.

Pull up a seat and pass the time with yet another inspiring soul.
From Dubai to the world.


In this week's episode, the guys kick it by the Dukkan and are joined by Big Hass, who is a homegrown talent advocate and a supporter for the Arab Hip Hop scene. During this episode, the guys discussed Big Hass' personal and professional life, as they dwelled on music, culture, and breaking barriers. Big Hass shares emotional stories of being a father of an autistic 5 year old son, and the effects that this had on his life, as well as his career as a radio show host. For those that never met Big Hass in person, his positive energy radiates strongly to the extent that it's contagious. Driven by passion and strong work ethics, Big Hass will keep knocking on the doors till someone opens up.

Tracklist:

  1. Dukkan Screwed Remix -Grindizer Arabic Intro
  2. Stormtrap/Asifeh x Toofless – AnaLogic
  3. The Narcycist - Borders (False flag remix) 
  4. Robert Glasper x Norah Jones – Let it ride
  5. Blitz the Ambassador x IAMNOBODI – Shine
  6. Bu Kolthoum – Wledi
  7. LowKey x Mai Khalil – Cradle of Civilization’

In this week's episode, the guys kicked it by Zi's Dukkan, and joined by Nick Lewis, who's a cultural inquisitor. They dwelled on factors that define cultures, the differences between street cultures around the world, and the cultural pollination between the UK and the UAE.

Tracklist:

  1. Soul II Soul - Back To Life
  2. axwell D. - Serious
  3. DJ Zinc - 174 Trek
  4. SL2 - On A Ragga Tip
  5. kepta (Feat. Plastician) - Intensive Snare
  6. DJ Solo (Feat. Jibberish, Orifice Vulgatron, and Toofless) - Tangible Dream

In this week's episode the OT, Toofless, and Irshad kick it by the Dukkan to dwell on arts, music and culture. Is art a luxury, a form of escapism, therapy, or just sheer entertainment?
They also dig deeper into the inspirations and emotions driving certain aspects of art and music, from the most basic primitive human emotions such as aggression, lust, and anger; all the way to inspiration, love, and happiness.
Does the industry affect people's tastes of music?
Pull up a seat and pass the time.
From Dubai to the world.

Tracklist:

  1. Baphomet & The 3anzah (Amman/Moscow) - Qanfadh (Dukkan #GetItHowULiveIt Edit) 
  2. Captain Murphy x Flying lotus x Earlsweatshirt - Between Friends
  3. Pawcut - Provider
  4. Machinedrum - She died there
  5. Mosdef - The Beggar
  6. Neck - Oh Yeah Play My Kick
  7. Diligent Thought (Dubai) - Inner Man
  8. Kick a Delight x Abul3ees (Dubai x Palestine) - Jelly

Here it is, the 10th episode. With that being said, the guys have decided to do something something special for all the #DukkanFam as special thank you for their continuous support since the start. Toofless' has put together a special mix, that compiles all the mixes from the previous 9 episodes for all those who've been asking him for the track list.

For more details, be sure to visit the show notes on the website.

Pull up a seat and pass the time.

From Dubai to the world.


In this week's episode, OT visited The Third Line at Al Serkal Avenue and attended Hassan Hajjaj's show for the year. During which, OT caught up with Hassan and chopped it up, Dukkan style, sitting on one of Hassan's art installations. They discussed his inspirations, career, journey, mind blocks, downtime, and upcoming projects. A very interesting session into the world of the Moroccan pop-culture artist.

Tracklist:

  1. Majid Bekkas - Soudani Manayou (African Gnaoua Blues) 
  2. Trashbat - Hanako 
  3. Mala - Como Como (Theo Parish remix) 
  4. Flying Lotus - Melt 
  5. Flako - Honey Drips 
  6. M. Constant - Us tempenaits 
  7. Flying Lotus - Let it go 
  8. Simo Lagnawi- Sandika - taken from the album 'Gnawa Berber'’

This week the guys are joined by Toofless' eldest sister Hiba, who happens to be a poet, by the Dukkan. During which, they discussed poetry and Hip Hop, Hiba shares her story, inspirations, and experiences. Irshad and OT also got to see Toofless in a new light through his interactions with his sister, shared family stories, and the influences of literature and poetry in his family. Towards the end, Irshad and Hiba recite their favorite poems.

Tracklist:

  1.  Eric Lau – One (Dukkan UmmDurman Poetry edit)
  2. Diligent Thought x Hiba Rasheed – Mind, Body & Soul
  3.  Afta 1 – Sway Close
  4. Premiere – Stray ‘Movements (Machine Drum Remix)
  5. Submerse – Fumes
  6. Toro Y Moi -  By The Neck
  7.  Jill Scott x Mosdef – Rain


In this week's episode the guys grouped by the Dukkan to discuss the weather, social media & influencer, tech & innovation. Then OT talks about his experience at Dubai Lynx 2016, the keynotes he attended, and interviews he conducted. During which, OT got to discover what inspires people and what would they be doing if they weren’t in such a passion driven business.

*Background photo credits: Dubai Lynx Facebook page

Tracklist: 

  1. Abrahamblue – Lets Escape
  2. Ackryte – 30
  3. YAYAYI – Untitled
  4. Anthony Valadez – Underwater
  5. Madbliss x Stonedzoo – Day Without You
  6. Christoph El Turento – Sold
  7. Moods x Siam – Organic
  8. Menace x Stormtrap/Asifeh – Bareeq Amal

In this week's episode, OT flies out to Sudan to meet with one of the most talented and underrated producers, Sufyvn, and sets up a Skype call with Irshad and Toofless from Sufyan's studio. Sufyvn is a Sudanese Hip Hop/Electronic producer who uses his surroundings, Nubian heritage, and his country's history as inspiration for his music. They discuss his latest album Pseudarythm Vol.2 and what it was like working from an uncharted path.

Tracklist:

  1. Sufyvn - Imbalanced
  2. Sufyvn - Dreamscape
  3. Sufyvn (Feat. Toofless) - Celestial Navigation
  4. Sufyvn - Moondance
  5. Sufyvn - Quest
  6. Sufyvn - Sail
  7. Sufyvn (Feat. Toofless) - Introspective Glitch

This is the 2nd and final part of DJ MoCity's story.

In this episode, DJ MoCity discusses the music scene, his obsession for nutella, its inspiration with Motellacast, his future plans, 3rd wave coffee, Soulection, Sole DXB, Meet D3 and many more.

Tracklist:

  1. Erykah Badu – What a day
  2. Aaliyah – Are you that somebody
  3. TLC – Creep
  4. Lauryn Hill – Doo Woop (That thing)
  5. Mary J Blige – Real love

 

This is the 1st part of 2 of DJ MoCity's story.
DJ MoCity joins the guys by the Dukkan and shares an incredible journey that made him the artist that he is today. They spoke about his story growing up in India, how he got into the music business, Reggae Rajahs, being stuck at Iraq, traveling the world, making Dubai and the UAE a home, building a community, and how what inspired us to create the Dukkan Show.
Grab a seat and tune in to the conversation.
From Dubai to the rest of the world.

This week the guys are joined by their friend Zi at the Dukkan as they share memories, laughs, inside jokes and dwell on fashion, it's history, Toofless' opinionated fashion POV, and the major difference between fashion and style. As usual the guys end the session with a great mix by Toofless, and this time, it's a nostalgic one!

Tracklist:

  1. Dukkan bootleg Nido Intro
  2. Muqata’a/Boikutt – Akher Kilma/Last word
  3. Black Starr Ft Common – Respiration
  4. Sango – Poison
  5. Abrahamblue – Good Vibes (JLouis Remix)
  6. Mndsgn – Etcetera
  7. Jehst – Camberwell Carrots
  8. Jazz Liberators – That’s reality

Join the guys this week as they kick it by the Dukkan and dwell on Irshad's dilemma, the news he had to break to his parents, and his father's involvement in his decisions. Listen to the guys dwell on the topic and highlight certain aspects of their upbringing and how it affects their lives today.
Grab a seat and tune in to the conversation.
From Dubai to the rest of the world.

Tracklist:

  1. Eric Lau – The Gathering
  2. Strange Fruit project – All The Way
  3. Flamingosis – She Loved Me
  4. Hed Kandi Serve -  Transborder (Leatherette Remix)
  5. Diligent Thought - Ben Franklin (We Back At It Like..)
  6. Promo – So Fine

Join the guys on the pilot episode of the Dukkan Show, as they grab their snacks and drinks from the dukkan, kick it by the curb and dwell on what dukkan means to them individually and collectively. Listen to Irshad raise an interesting point about switching off, OT playing devil's advocate and Toofless' Dubai rain inspired music mix.

Tracklist:

  1. Afta 1 - In Between Time (Dukkan Wave String Pad Edit)
  2. Flamingosis - Sunday
  3. Sango - Let This
  4. Janet Jackson - Rock With You (FS Green Rework)
  5. Koopadoopa - Deja Vu