Osama Qureshi

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Osama Qureshi (born September 24, 1993), also known as Nooli-SaAaM & ClownoXia is a Pakistani experimental music producer. He is a former founding and virtual member of Lahore-based band, BASE-91. Osama also produced and wrote music for his short-lived side projects Nation theory, Moral Cubes, and NillgoatX. Growing up in Karachi, Pakistan. Osama gained his interest in music at the age of 15 in 2008. He started making music in 2010, since then he collaborated with various musicians of different regions through online music communities and his early work is known to be the result of trial and error. In 2021, Osama founded a multi-genre avant-garde band, called "Khalai Projekt" where he is the only member and does everything all by himself as an act of expressionism. Osama also keeps himself busy in amateur photography and other creative activities to fulfill his joy of making art while constantly experimenting with his sounds and ideas for his personal empowerment and independence regardless of social acceptance.

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music to me is more like an addiction and a way to express my creative ideas.

What is your music dream?

Forming a breakthrough rock band and becoming someone from somebody.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

I will try my best to protect natural resources in all possible ways, because we all live here in this world (That is nature's gift) and we have to care about this as much we should.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely by Backstreet Boys.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, Korn, deadmau5, Junoon, Slipknot, Vital Signs, Noori, Gojira, Faraz Anwar, Steven Wilson, Radiohead

What inspires you to make music?

Doing something better than yesterday!

What is the message you want to send with your music?

There is no doubt that we (human beings) have the authority to rule and conquer, we are the most intelligently socialized animals! We have cars to travel, homes to live in, money to spend and most impotently we have a powerful mind to "Think" and I want to make people think deeply about the things that we don't really think about. We really need the deepest understanding of ourselves, regardless of the type of the religion we follow, regardless of our culture, regardless of our materialistic status and beliefs, we really need to understand our true self that we don't know. That's where Music/Art comes in rescue as it has no cultural boundaries, and it can bring people together, So I want to share my experience and idealistic thoughts with the world.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

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How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Every fucking musician wants to be incredible and better than anyone, right? But I think a little different from that, all you need is "Creative Mindset" you don't have to be better than anyone, you can be better in your own unique way,

What do you think of Drooble?

Pretty interesting!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Lot of things, can't describe them in few words.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes I do support my local music scene by listening to their work with constructive mind and by appreciating their efforts and I love to make them feel good for what they are doing.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Sound like you should be sounding, even if it's not radio friendly, so be bold enough to experiment and be passionate enough to go out there in real world (Out of the Internet) and hand over your music to the people who love to listen to music, or just perform live shows in old good fashioned.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

BASE-91, Kamal Raza Zaidi, Inam Abbasi.