My name is Zaid Abdulrahim from Long Island, NY. I am the DJ/founder of Soulful Horizons Music which started in 2014 throwing its first parties in Harlem USA. My style of music is soulful and Afro House music that touches the spirit. As Louie Vega once told me his first advice to any DJ is to "Play from the heart". From the humble beginnings of throwing my own events in order to get exposure we are excited to establish Soulful Horizons Music an internationally recognized record label.
My family has been in music production for many generations. Starting with Thom Bell who produced for the Stylistics, Delfonics, Elton John, Dionne Warwick and James Ingram to name a few followed by Ron Bell who is one of the founding members of Kool and the Gang. Also, Jerry Bell from the Dazz Band, Archie Bell of Archie Bell and the Drells and Leroy Burgess, the lead singer and producer from the group Black Ivory. Leroy Burgess has been a major mentor in my learning to play the keyboard as an instrument and my overall music production.
I always gravitated towards the positive energy of House Music and the love I witnessed in the culture. My skills in the DJ booth have allowed me to network and play with many polar names on the NYC circuit very early in my career. In 2015 I teamed up with the Are You Afro? Movement in the WMC Miami 2015 Conference. This was a major breakthrough for me because I was given an opportunity to open for Anane and Louie Vega at the Nulu Party along with playing three dates with Are you Afro? I am very thankful for those chances to shine and I am using the momentum to take advantage of a bright future. Already securing residencies in New York and branching across the East Coast and into the Midwest, along with worldwide distribution of my music I have been blessed to rock dance floors globally.