Society & Culture

Dr. Spencer Striker, Digital Media Professor at the American University in Dubai, (now at Northwestern University in Qatar), has launched a podcast called Dubai Wave, produced by he and a talented team of students, in a course called Online Media Production. Bringing listeners around the world interviews with fascinating personalities from Dubai and the greater Middle East.

December 13, 2018

Ep 14: Dubai DJs, ft. Timothy Knight & Mr. Levier

Mr. Levier’s first love, music, translated into becoming a DJ. Growing up in a musical home playing instruments such as the drums, violin and piano, he's always had a passion for music. Started DJ'ing in summer of 2015, what started as a harmless pass time translated into passionate hours of practice, downloading, hardware upgrades, and self-teaching via YouTube resulting into a career. In the short time the young Levier has played at some of the biggest venues in the Middle East which includes, Pacha, Movida, White Dubai, Cavali, Cirque Le Soir, and holds residencies at Provocateur Dubai and Billionaire Mansion and VIP Room as well internationally playing for events such as Formula One Grand Prix, 1Oak Baku, Kiss Club France and Le Maginifique to name a few. His unique style of playing mixes Hip Hop, Funk, House, Dance, Afro, Reggae and Latin, making sure you get the perfect combination of open format music. 


About Timothy Knight:

Based in Dubai since 2008 Timothy has worked at some of the hottest nightclubs including Cirque Le Soir, Cavalli Club, Movida, Nobu Restaurant, Koi Las Vegas, Armani Prive, XL Beach Club, and Café Del Mar Dubai. Tim regularly appears as a guest DJ across the Dubai superclubs.

Tim’s been a part of club tour nights in Dubai with brands such as Ministry Of Sound, Nikki Beach, Pacha, Pukka Up, Circo Loco and Stereo Sushi. Tim Kay’s warmed up for the biggest DJ’s in the world – Axwell (Swedish House Mafia), Afrojack, and Avicii (Good Feeling) – Thats a fine 3 of the DJ Mag top 10 DJs in the world. He’s also played with many other Worldwide Accredited performers – DJ Antoine (Welcome to St Tropez), Alex Gaudino, Sandy Rivera, David Morales, Danny Rampling, Todd Terry, Ron Carrol, Richard Grey, Edward Maya and Judge Jules to name but a few. 2012 saw Tim Kay selected to play at Atelier Dance Events – the biggest festivals in the Middle East. Djing to crowds up to 18,000 capacity. With Artists such as 50 Cent, Nelly, Ciara, Skylar Grey, Chris Brown, Eva Simmons, Faithless, Gorillaz, and Snoop Dogg + many more.

Tim has fine-tuned his sound to work across the board of Dubai which has both an underground and educated understanding, as well as maintaining accessible. His edge is being able to adapt to any crowd with a vast repertoire of new and old music. Tim has produced under the alias Speaker Tweaker and has just had a string of releases signed to one of the biggest dance music labels in the world from the creator Tiesto himself – Black Hole Recordings.


Hosted by: Spencer Striker, PhD, Digital Media professor at the American University in Dubai
& Kamel El Haj, Digital Media Student at AUD

Special Guest:
DJs Timothy Knight & Mr Levier

Edited by:
Maria Garaeva & Nicolas Kamel, AUD Digital Media student

Audio engineering by:
AUD Digital Media’s own Anil Mathew James

Special thanks to the AUD Marcom Team.

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