Born in Baghdad, raised in New Delhi, and now based in Dubai, Mohammed Uraibi Abood (aka DJ MoCity) is a music entrepreneur and DJ with a passion for authentic music from all around the world. Since his early days as a hip-hop loving teenager in New Delhi, Mohammed has grown into a highly experienced and respected musical taste maker whose personal choices and interests have illuminated the way for thousands more to follow. By tirelessly pushing his sounds and the musicians he loves to new audiences, he has been a key figure in the development of the independent music scene in India, and in a few short years has left an indelible mark on the national scene.
From being the founder of Reggae Rajahs (India’s first Reggae sound), to creating and running a series of successful club nights (Delitronica, The Future, Imported Goods) to creating and programming stages at major festivals such as the NH7 Weekender & Sunburn Festival, Mohammed has achieved a remarkable amount in a few short years. His endless drive comes not from self-serving ambition, but from a deeper place of pure love for music. His musical identity is derived from his own personal heritage and experiences, which are as diverse and multicultural as they come. While proudly Iraqi by heritage, he has been unable to engage in music-related business in his home country due to the volatile political situation over there. Rather than see this as a disadvantage, Mohammed has chosen to see this as an opportunity to truly be a citizen of the world.
Currently, Mohammed is based in Dubai, involved with OHM Events, in addition to being heavily inspired by all kinds of ‘Electronica/Beats’ music. He represents Dualism Records from New Delhi and Super Best Records from Colorado as an international A&R agent, and is currently showcasing the sounds of the future through his weekly online radio show “Motellacast”. Read more