Fuad al Muqtadir
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Fuad (left) at Dhanmondi Club, Dhaka
|Native name||ফুয়াদ আল মুকতাদির|
|Also known as||Fuad|
August 6, 1980|
|Genres||Electronica, Hip hop, Rock, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Producer, singer, composer,music director|
|Instruments||keyboards, vocals, guitar, drums|
|Labels||West4, G-Series, Laser Vision|
Fuad left Bangladesh for the United States in 1988 at the age of eight and started junior high school there. He was always on and off at the music and finally formed the band Zefyr in 1993 with Richard Modhu, Himel, Shumon and Fred.[who?] They recorded several tracks and before disbanding in 1999 and released the albums "Maya "1 and "Maya 2" among New York living Bangladeshi communities.
His first record after leaving the band Zefyr was Re/Evolution. With the help of Sohel Aziz, keyboardist from the band Obscure, the album came out in collaboration with both mainstream and underground musicians featuring 14 tracks with some remixes and original songs including the band Stoic Bliss. Litu’s "Sylhoti", Anila’s "Jhilmil", Armeen’s "Bhromor Koiyo" and the re-mixed track, "Mon Chaile Mon" are some songs of the album.
Fuad's Variation No. 25 was produced in 2006. Later in 2006, two songs were added and the CD was re-released as Variation No. 25.2 jointly by G-Series and Aarshee. Some tracks from the album were "Nobina" by Poonam, "Nitol Paye" by Rajib/Fuad jointly and Bappa Mazumder’s "Kono Asroy".
Fuad's album Bonno was released in 2007.by G-Series. Some tracks of the album were "Tor Jonno Ami Bonno" by Upol, "Bonno Rap" by Fuad/Bishop, "Junglee" by Fuad, "Da Dushto Number" and "Nitol Paye" (Live).
Fuad also worked on albums of Sumon & Anila titled "Ekhon Ami", Topu's (Yaatri's vocal) "Bondhu Bhabo Ki?", Fuad Featuring Kona, Fuad featuring Mala, Fuad featuring Mila "Re-defined", and Fuad featuring various artists "Kromannoy" was released on December 2008. He is also working with Sherin, Anila, Sumon, Topu in many solo and mixed albums.
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