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Moore Kismet to perform at The Salt Yard West

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Moore Kismet is a rising DJ/producer in the industry. Kismet will perform in Albuquerque on Friday, Sept. 23. (Courtesy of Bandon Densley)

There’s no such thing as an ordinary day for Moore Kismet.

The 17-year-old producer and DJ has been traveling the world since being signed to Universal Music Group – and it’s not going to stop.

Kismet, born Omar Davis, is slated to perform at The Salt Yard West on Friday, Sept. 23.

“It will be my first time in Albuquerque,” Kismet says. “I’ve been running around with my mom. We’re actually driving to get some food to eat before my next show.”

Kismet has shaken up the music industry in the past few years.

They’ve become the youngest performer to perform at Lollapalooza and Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the age of 16.

Kismet started teaching themself to produce at age 7, using a downloaded copy of FruityLoops (FL Studio), YouTube tutorials and diligent practice.

Their unique production style pulls from every era of dance music’s evolution. Kismet is also an accomplished visual artist and graphic designer, designing all of their own artwork and merchandise.

“I have a hand in everything,” Kismet says.

Kismet’s latest album is called “Universe” and was released earlier this year.

It took five years to write, but production started in early 2018 on the album.

“The entire process spanned literally that long,” Kismet says. “I literally turned in the album a month before it was due. I had to make sure it was powerful and sonically what I wanted. With all of my other EPs, I didn’t get a chance to do that. I created a new energy on the album and I love it with my whole heart.”

When it comes to live shows, Kismet is paying more attention to the overall feel of the show.

“I’m trying to play off their energy,” Kismet says. “That’s something I really enjoy is playing something improvised. I focus on the crowd and I keep the train rolling and vibe out for a minute.”

Kismet’s career got a boost when “Hold Up” was used on the season three trailer for the HBO competition series, “Legendary.”

“It was insane,” Kismet says. “I got a text from my manager and the show wanted to use the song for the promo. It’s ‘Legendary.’ It’s one of the most iconic seasons yet. Keke Palmer is a judge on the show and she’s one of my favorite people. It still blows my mind.”

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