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Born (1981-05-08) 8 May 1981 (age 35)
Bietigheim-Bissingen, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
Nationality German
Occupation musician, singer, performance-artist, actor and DJ

Namosh or Namosh E. Arslan (born May 8, 1981) is a German singer, musician, performance artist, actor and DJ.

Life and work[edit]

Namosh has lived in Berlin since 1999. He describes his music as a form of "organic-electronic with Singsang, Liebesrap, Jazzgrunge, Hardcore-a-cappella." Namosh is known for his eccentric and wild live performances. He performs mostly solo or with other artists at various events.

He has worked with a lot of well known artists and musicians such as Peter Thomas, Wolfgang Müller and Angie Reed, performing or producing music together with them. In the music magazine Q, Björk described Namosh's song "Cold Cream" as her favourite song of 2005. The song appeared on his first album Moccatongue, which was released in 2006. It was followed by Keep It for Later. This, his second album, was released in 2009.

In addition to his musical activities Namosh has worked as actor. He has had roles in the film Saturn Returns by Lior Shamriz and in the Children's theatre play Kleider machen Leute at Theater an der Parkaue in Berlin. Reviewers of the newspapers Der Tagesspiegel[1] and Berliner Zeitung[2] praised his performance in the play.

Discography (Selection)[edit]


  • 2004: Namosh (LP, Pale Music International)
  • 2005: Cold Cream (12", Bungalow Records)
  • 2005: Messed Up w/ Angie Reed/ Hi-End (12", Metroheadmusic)
  • 2005: The Pulse (12", Bungalow Records)
  • 2005: Wolfgang Müller & Namosh / Frieder Butzmann - 25 Jahre Geniale Dilletanten (7", Crippled Dick Hot Wax)
  • 2006: Dear Diary feat. Hisako / Fine! Adam Sky Remix (7", single, Ltd, Bungalow Records)
  • 2006: Moccatongue (CD, Double LP, album, enh, Bungalow Records/Rough Trade Records/PIAS)
  • 2007: Schocko & Co (limited book-CD, Hybriden Verlag/Mimas Atlas)
  • 2009: Keep It for Later (CD, album, Crippled Dick Hot Wax)
  • 2011: Keep It For Later (MP3/WAV, Track on the Compilation album Jerk Off , Zingy)


  • 2004: Namosh (LP, Pale Music International)
  • 2006: Moccatongue (CD, album, Enh, Bungalow Records/Rough Trade Records/PIAS)
  • 2008: Mit - Coda (CD, album, Haute Areal)
  • 2009: Keep It for Later (CD, album, Crippled Dick Hot Wax)


  • 2005: Angie Reed – Hustle A Hustler (12" or CD, Chicks On Speed Records), (Hustle A Hustler (Namosh Remix))
  • 2009: Jessie Evans – Is It Fire? (LP or CD, Fantomette Records), (author, bass, keyboards on Black Sand and choral singing on To The Sun)
  • 2012: Wolfgang Müller – "Séance Vocibus Avium" & "Wísk Niwáhsen Wísk Nikahseriiè:Take Kanien’Kéha Wa’Katéweienste" Oder "Learning Mohawk In Fifty-five Minutes" (double CD, Intermedium Records), (birdcall on Coturnix Novae-Zelandiae)
  • 2013: Die Tödliche Doris – Stopp (Der Information) - Unvollendete Version 1983 (12", Squoodge Records), (editing)
  • 2014: Children's theater play Kleider machen Leute (based on the short novel by Gottfried Keller) at Theater an der Parkaue in Berlin (musical collaboration)[3]

Other creative works[edit]

  • 2009: Saturn Returns (actor)
  • 2012: Children's theater play Kleider machen Leute at Theater an der Parkaue in Berlin (actor)



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