1. Verdwalend tussen de imposante platencollectie van zijn vader was het een zekerheid dat deze born and raised ‘Litburger’ met Marokkaanse roots ooit ook zélf de crowd aan het dansen zou krijgen. Achter de schermen: een coördinator van verschillende muziekevents. Achter de decks: een energieke bos opverende krullen en een onuitputtelijk arsenaal aan bangers. Van old school, over dancehall en Nederlandstalige hiphop, tot de nieuwste trap en trill, Hakim krijgt alle badonkadonks verleidelijk aan het bouncen. Kifesh*, geen fissa?!
*Kifesh: Kifesh betekent ‘hoe’ ‘hoezo’ of ‘hoe dan?’ en gaat vaak gepaard met een draaiende handbeweging
Born and raised on the mean streets of Westwijk Lommel, Hakimm aka Kifesh, aka Chief Kifesh aka so many aka’s started his musical journey when he was young, he doesn’t remember at what age. But one day he was slapped by his dad. It was at this moment that Hakimm knew he wanted to be part of 'The Scene'.
In 2008, his Mom and Dad bought him his first set of turntables… Now that would have been a great scenario. But actually, his mom and dad didn’t buy him anything because it was too expensive and if he talked about buying expensive things… Well, he would get slapped by his dad yet again.
So, Hakimm went looking for a job and found one as a dishwasher in a local restaurant that doubled as a late night after work bar during the weekends. It was at that place where he could practice and shine as a DJ. Finally, at the age of 17, Hakimm was a successful dishwasher BUT also a DJ. And boy, he handled those dishes.
He did various pre-opening warm up sets in clubs but now that he thinks about it, those doors never actually opened. The restaurant was closed at that moment. He did however play at several venues hosting major names such as… (well, he doesn’t remember that either but just imagine some major names), and many more.
In 2011, he took a step back from DJ’ing to look for a real job (like his dad told him to) So he went looking for a good and decent job that pays well and where you can build a successful career. The world of (social)media. Lol.
After receiving several offers, Hakimm aka Kifesh joined no Recordings, who helped distribute zero releases.
Hakimm still asks his dad for advice, and still gets slapped ‘cause of stupid questions. So he went to is mom… And got slapped harder for snitching on his dad
Hakimm aka Kifesh, aka Chief Kifesh aka so many aka’s is a fighter and has been enjoying life since 1989. He has 6 haters and always tries to make a cool vibe while perfecting his craft.
And he’s a still a good dishwasher.