00:00 | " For me if this record could do anything, it would be to bridge a divide.To say, hey, yes, Middle America I see you, I believe your economic woes and drug problems are real, but also, don't let your patriotism and your anger be exploited by con men, don't let your values be eroded by spite." — EMA
For fans of: Torres, Julia Holter, Perfume Genium
00:00 | DUBAIS is the Lo-Fi Arab-futurist band from visual artist Nadia Buyse. Nadia has been in over 37 bands, collaborating with many artists and musicians in various capacities... but name dropping is totally boring A.F.
This band began as the Adrian Piper Cover Band, where Nadia would do "pop covers" of text excerpts from Adrian Piper's seminal video installation Cornered. It mutated into DUBAIS during an art residency where the first song STEP BACK was written and recorded with a cellphone, inside of a video feedback loop, in a bathroom.
From absurd synth covers to bedroom pop songs about dating the devil and murdering him , Nadia's music jumps from genre to genre, being thread together by a strong DIY Aesthetic and video art that spans over installation, performance, visual albums, experimental pop operas, etc.