Beirut Based DJ maDJam
Mix FM, Peppermint, Splonge!
DJ-ing since age 10 Ahmad Ajam (letter-chopped to Mad-Jam) started with elementary-school house parties leading to the biggest clubs and events around the world. He’s currently active in producing, promoting, audio imaging, radio & TV broadcasting, while maintaining a profile as one of the Middle East’s most popular DJs.
Having lived in Beirut & Dubai, he keeps a database of all happenings in the Middle East Clubbing scene through forums, friends and promoters. He also produces and mixes Club Frequency on Mix FM- a weekly radio show that's been on air since June 2000- recorded live at various gigs & also syndicates mixes to a number of online radio stations & Emirates In-Flight Entertainment.
Mad-Jam has also contributed to a number of cultural and social publications including DJ Mag Middle East & MTV’s Showtime based show “Salaam”. Mad-Jam’s sound is best described as “party music” and varies from ambient, deep, vocal to progressive house with a touch of funk, electro, techno and just about everything in between.
In 2010 maDJam was selected as the official Pioneer Middle East DJ & curator with the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project, gathering all the best elements of the local scene and sharing it with the rest of the world.
He is renowned for 3-way mixing with & played at the biggest club nights in Beirut, along with the Bacardi Festival, Peppermint Experience in Dubai, and the Red Bull Air Race & Creamfields, Abu Dhabi.
Mad-Jam’s played warm-up and follow-up sets with some of the biggest DJs & dance music artists including Sasha, John Digweed, The Prodigy, David Guetta, Steve Lawler, Danny Howells, Paul Oakenfold, Antoine Clamaran, Anthony Pappa, Paul Van Dyk, Bob Sinclar, Timo Maas, Paco Osuna, Pete Tong, Armin Van Buuren, Nick Warren, Christopher Lawrence, Robbie Rivera, Benny Benassi, David Morales, Dave Seaman, Sander Klienenberg, Hernan Cattaneo, Ferry Corsten, Carl Cox and Tiesto.
maDJam's is a true supporter of the dance music scene across the Middle East, and plays regularly in Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar, India, Cyprus, Bahrain, Egypt, Oman, Lebanon & Peppermint Club in Dubai. He's also played at gigs in Paris, Switzerland, Moscow, Athens, and a 2-week annual residency in Ibiza.
“No matter where you go on this planet you will find good dance music. The promotion and production are the essential elements to support any scene, and that’s where I love to focus my effort in getting as involved as possible with all things so people have a good time listening to music that I love” he said.
“It’s all about the crowd & their response to the music whatever it is, as long as they’re up for it, then so am I"