You can listen to UAE songwriter Saleh Hamed's new album online now

His musical collective Dozenz takes influence from around the world

You can listen to UAE songwriter Saleh Hamed's new album online now
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We're all for homegrown talent here at Time Out and we love championing local music.

With that in mind, we were delighted to find that Abu Dhabi-based Emirati musician Saleh Hamed is releasing his first album.

The songwriter/producer/instrumentalist has created every beat and note from scratch on the album's 16 songs, using his diverse background and experiences as influences to create a diverse sound.

Hamed was born in Birmingham, England and has also lived in LA, as well as growing up in Abu Dhabi and calling the UAE capital home now. He calls himself a "citizen of the Earth".

As a result, his music - he goes by the name Dozenz when performing - is wide-ranging, taking on local and international collaborators.

His new album, called simply The Album, is the result of a spurt of creativity that saw him write 30 songs, which ended up being whittled down to 16 pop and hip-hop inspired work.

You can listen to The Album on Soundcloud here.

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