About Rodge

Rodge is a name most clubbing aficionados of the world know and respect. His success in the Middle East has become legendary, netting him the opening slot at major concert events including Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Lopez in Dubai and in Egypt as well as Martin Garrix, The Scorpions, Sia, Sean Paul, Shakira, Chris Brown, The Chainsmokers, Enrique Iglesias, Jason Derulo, Bryan Adams, David Guetta, Kygo, Armin Van Buuren, just to name a few. Moreover, he played at Pia Mia’s Birthday Party in Hyde, Las Vegas.

“Done Looking for Love” was his first single, hitting 2.5-million downloads, making it the biggest track ever released by a regional DJ on Anghami (the main streaming app of the ME).

R Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”’s official cover dance version featuring UK band Rough copy reached over half a million downloads.

His 3rd single, “Words” reached Number 1 in the weekly Lebanese chart and was Number 4 on Lebanon’s 2017 year-end chart.

His pop hit ft LA based singer Meerah “One Night” reached number 1 on Lebanon’s Official Chart as well as on SHAZAM for 2 weeks. One Night also crossed 1.3 million downloads on Anghami.

Rodge was chosen to remix the official “3 Daqat” (by Abu ft Yusra) dance mix, the song crossed 100 million views on YouTube.

Rodge released his summer single “In Dreams” featuring Tim Morrison with an upscale video shot in Mykonos.

He also reworked La Casa De Papel’s iconic song “Bella Ciao” with the Italian opera trio Tre Tenori on vocals.

Rodge also remixed “Drunk Groove” by Maruv & Boosin that topped the charts in Ukraine and was number 3 in Russia, with a video that made waves on YouTube.

Rodge continues to top the charts on Podomatic and Mixcloud with his weekly uploaded sets, holding the number 1 spot for foreign music.

His single “Beirut” has topped Lebanon’s official top 20 chart for 2 consecutive weeks and remains one of the most popular and requested songs in Lebanon.

In Summer 2018, he added 3 major hits to his catalogue: “It starts with love” with famous dance music voice Gary Pine, “Light up the sky” featuring Joe Kellington, which was chosen as the official fireworks show song at the Jounieh Festival and “I Say A Little Prayer” that was a tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Rodge collaborated with one of his favorite 80’s singers, the legendary Chris de Burgh, on an exclusive track; He chose to remix “Revolution”, a track on which his signature twist infuses positive energy and light to dancefloors around the region.

Rodge also gave the remix treatment to “Ya Sidi” by French band Orange Blossom. Already making waves with listeners across the region, Rodge’s remix of “Ya Sidi” became another music sensation.

On February 14th, Rodge kicked off 2019 in fine form with the release of his long-awaited new single “Never Knew about Love”, just in time to woo his large fan base on Valentine’s day.

In summer 2019 Rodge released his single “Make Me Feel” featuring Sibbyl, which landed him the number 1 spot on Lebanon’s Official Chart for two consecutive weeks.

His single “Dreams”, an official cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic released early November 2019 is well on its way to the top!

After the massive success of his second release under “Intimate Strangers”, Rodge strikes again with an epic cover of a remarkable ballad from the 80’s: “Power of Love”.

Summoning summer feelings, Rodge released “Money in my bank” a skillfully crafted and fresh funky Pop/ Nu Disco track, ready to light up your playlists with feel good vibes

Following the violent explosions that occured in Beirut, August 2020, Rodge created a song in collaboration with Khaled by the name of “ELLE S’APPELLE BEYROUTH ( اسمها بيروت)” as an initiative to raise funds for the Lebanese Red Cross .

A born perfectionist, Rodge is driven by an undying passion for music. He launched his own radio station in 1996 and Mix-FM has since helped shape the musical landscape of Lebanon. It also serves as a springboard to his ever-increasing fame throughout the Middle East. His massive following insures packed houses at every performance.

Easily the most celebrated DJ in the region, Rodge has multiple weekly residencies in Lebanon like Thursdays at BO18 Beirut, Fridays at The Village Dbayeh, Saturdays at Igloo Mzaar, Sundays at UP Escpbar Faqra.

All these sold-out venues predictably resulted with Rodge being awarded “Best DJ and Club Promoter” by the Syndicate of Clubs and Restaurants of Lebanon in both 2016 and 2017. In summer 2017, he was given the title of “Ambassador of Culture and Music to the Youth” by the students of the universities social club. Rodge also tours yearly (Cannes, Mykonos, Las Vegas, Egypt, Dubai, Canada) and in 2020, his touring schedule will include gigs in Las Vegas, New York, Paris, Miami and Ibiza, as well as many other territories.

2020 started big for Rodge as he made his way to Brazil for the first time ever in his career!

The trip is not limited to one act only, it actually involved 4 major performances at the most remarkable places:

The Café de la Musique both in Sao Paolo and Guaraja, the Sao Paolo Carnival and last but not least, The Carnival at Rio!

History

In 2018, Rodge hosted the official party of the iconic Jounieh International Festival fireworks show in July, he also presented his first ever live act music showcase in August at the Ehdeniyat festival with guest singers “Snap!” And “Gary Pine”.

In September 2018, Rodge was also selected as the official DJ for two massive events that were aired live on TV. He headlined the opening ceremony of the FIBA World Cup qualifier’s game between China and Lebanon that was broadcasted live on LBCI and performed Live on stage at Miss Lebanon 2018 on MTV.

Also, in September, he travelled to Montreal for LDE MTL, to play at the Next Gen party, hosted by the Lebanese Diaspora Energy in North America at the Palais des Congress. And performed at the after party of the second edition of the highly acclaimed El Gouna film festival, in Ancient Sands in Egypt.

On the international concert front, Rodge opened for the “Chainsmokers” in August 2019 at the Byblos International Festival and on October 27 for the Scorpions concert. In Summer 2019, he also opened for Martin Garrix at the Byblos International Festival and for Jennifer Lopez in Egypt.

Rodge is not only passionate about music, but is also a very compassionate soul, who loves working for the cause. He is heavily involved in supporting NGO’s, locally and globally. He was chosen to be the ambassador of the Brave Heart Association – a foundation that helps cure children with heart disease. He is also a board member of Animals Lebanon, a foundation that aids in saving and sheltering animals of all kinds. His commitment to charity extends to several other foundations like SOS, CCCL and many more. In 2018, Rodge added new roles to his social and charity activities and was named road safety advocate by Kunhadi.

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november, 2020

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