Hisham Kharma, the Egyptian composer of the soundtrack of The End television series which aired during Ramadan, met the winners of a contest in which music producers and remixers were invited to create a remix of the series theme music.
The first prize winner is a creative duo '7aviators' (Ahmed Hassan and Amr Abdelrahman); second prize was awarded to Mostafa Ghazal and third prize to Moaz Abdulnabi.
Their wins come as a combination of public voting and a panel of judges that alongside Kharma included also music producers Sary Hany and Sherif Mostafa, and DJs Ahmed Eid and Mohamed Mohasseb.
The contest was announced mid-May with music creatives invited to submit their works between 19 and 28 May.
The contest winners with Hisham Kharma [second from right]
"We received over 130 remixes, many of which were great! And on a personal level, I was surprised and super happy seeing this number of exceptionally talented producers. Keep going!" Kharma wrote upon the close of submissions.
The most coherent tracks were then chosen by the panel of judges and posted online for public voting held between 29 May and 2 June. The panel then chose the winners from the tracks that gained the best public response.
With the announcement of the winners, Kharma commented: “Congratulations to '7aviators' for their groovy Oriental deep house remix; Mostafa Ghazal for his remarkable fusion remix; and Moaz Abdulnabi for his electronically cool production."
The winners were announced 8 June and the distribution of awards took place earlier this week.
Listen to the winning tracks below:
'7aviators' (Ahmed Hassan and Amr Abdelrahman)
The contest winners with Hisham Kharma [second from left]
The contest was held in cooperaion with Synergy, Gamma Music and Alfanny.
Born and raised in Cairo, Egyptian composer, music producer and creative director Hisham Kharma lived in Miami, Hamburg and Dubai, where he has gained a multicultural experience in music and arts at large.
He has released a few albums in which he mostly fuses ethnic, electronic sounds with lounge and funk. His albums include First Voyage, released by Virgin Megastore and Hybrid records; Arabesque by Sony Music in which he cooperated with Grammy-award winner Yanni and Can Atilla; and Al YaQeen.
Recently Kharma has also embarked on live concerts attracting large scores of listeners to his electronic / funk performances.
He has composed a soundtrack to the highly popular television series The End (Al Nehaya) which aired during last Ramadan.
Directed by Yasser Sami and produced by company Synergy, ‘The End’ stars Youssef El Sherif, Nahed El Sebaie, Sahar El Sayegh, Ahmed Wafik, Amr Abdelgelil.
The sci-fi series takes us one hundred years into the future where we meet an engineer who has to deal with the technology which appeared 50 years from now and proved damaging to the humanity.
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