Imaad Shah is a Mumbai based producer, actor, and musician famous for his collaboration with Saba Azad, the other half of electro-funk, nu-disco outfit Madboy Mink.
In 2016, he began to explore a slightly different musical experiment under his solo project as Madboy. Imaad’s musical taste developed from exposure to retro/disco music growing up in the 80s and early 90s. He was also heavily inspired by yesteryear pop star Prince, that aided Imaad significantly in his musical journey to become Madboy.
Inspired by elements of the rainforest, space exploration and fantasy, his music is influenced by Disco, House, and Electro Funk with lush soundscapes. Shah’s obsession with live guitars and synthesizers are the backbone behind this solo project. Madboy heavily relies on the synthesizer to help him create genre- defying music ranging from Acid, Lo-Fi House, Synthwave, Electro Soul, sample Heavy cuts along with his trademark songwriting.
Madboy’s first EP, Boy (2016), is a vibrant, straightforward four-track assortment of funk/disco influences. His second EP Dream Delite (2018) stimulates the subconscious mind with dreamy takes on sexuality, superseded with a dose of reality.
His live performances include venues like Sorte Firkant (Copenhagen), Red-Light Radio (Amsterdam). In India, he has played to audiences across the country at almost every live music venue in Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, and other cities as well as a bunch of festivals. He performed his track Jellyfish at Sofar Sounds. He has been a part of the Ziro Music Festival (Arunanchal Pradesh) and played with Asha Puthli at Le Guess Who? Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands.