At the age of 16, young Moid Bilal borrowed a guitar from his distant cousin, almost 10 years older, who couldn’t play the instrument. Thinking it impossible to acquire the skill at first, he aimed to prove himself and those who taunted him wrong.
Because of this, he started taking online courses, read numerous books and did plenty of research to hone his skill. Amidst this, he had an epiphany that instead of just focusing on one instrument, he should study the theory of music which is universal and exactly the same for all musical instruments. As he studied this, he started learning other instruments as well, breaking free from the bubble which restricted him to the guitar.
He needed to purchase an expensive laptop in order to make full use of this software to create his own music. This acted as a barrier between his passion and himself, as he had to struggle to convince his parents who weren’t supportive of his craze for music at the age of 18 and work in the underground music market to earn – all the while his school exams were taking place. While balancing everything, Moid scored good grades, resulting in his parents finally buying him the laptop he wanted. He didn’t know where to start or how to use any of the accessories which came along at first i.e. a mixer, synthesizer, snares etc.
It was “an instrument of its own”, stated Moid. But of course, patience is the key to success.
One of them being his first attempt at rap but “no where near traditional rap,” according to Moid. He’s performed at a variety of gigs and musical evenings since then, enabling himself to grow as an artist.
Moid aspires to bring electronic music to Pakistan. He believes one can use the knowledge of traditional music and apply it on virtual instruments like synthesizers, creating a new dimension of music. Moid aims to set an example for other emerging Pakistani artists and promote EDM in our entertainment industry.
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