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Arcade 82


This UK duo bring a powerful combination of deep, moving basslines and soulful sexy vocals that have very much placed them on the Middle Eastern map for live electronic house music. Following a very strong 2015 they are pushing on and out further afield – across the World!

Not only do the duo deliver in the studio producing chart topping studio releases, they bring their original music to life in their unique and captivating live shows, comprising “a massive set up with synths, drums, sampling pads, vocals”.

Live performances at events in the UAE include Creamfields, Party In The Park, DXBeach Festival, Pacha Ibiza Dubai, F1 Abu Dhabi, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE and Zero Gravity to name a few.

Mark and Shyam’s production achievements have earned them nominations for the Hype Awards and Timeout Nightlife awards 2016, and winning the AXE (Lynx) Deodorant ‘Bring The Quiet’ initiative in MENA 2016. As part of this project some of their music was pressed to vinyl!

Arcade 82’s newest video ‘Watchin the Sunrise’, released on Spirit Soul Records (February 2016), is the duos biggest release to date – peaking at #9 in the Beatport chill out charts.

Other labels they have released on include Sleazy Deep Records (London), Kingstreet Sounds (New York), Indiana Tones, Bootleg Social, Deepalma and Random Soul Recordings. More releases are scheduled over the coming months.

The boys are brand ambassadors for Sennheiser, one of the World’s leading manufacturers of headphones, microphones and wireless transmission systems.

SOLE Agency are lucky to have worked with Arcade 82 a couple of times during the first half of 2016 – booked to entertain the crowds at Dubai Fashion Week at ELYX Bar, and Adam (owner of SOLE Agency) got the chance to play saxophone with the duo at a private corporate event on a luxury yacht in Ras Al Khaimah just before Ramadan!


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