Award Winning Adel “BiG AL” Ghandour has been working in the music industry for over 25 years and with over a thousand releases under his many aliases (BiG AL, Beat Factory, Audio Lab, Harlem Knights, The Suppliers and Soul Collective) on infamous labels such as GU, Ministry of Sound, Armada, Toolroom, Plastic City, iRecords, King Street as well as his own labels Ready Mix Records, Haute Musique, Tiny Lamp and Itom Records, BiG AL was also selected by the Montreal “Mirror” magazine as one of Montreal’s “TOP 3” Beat-masters , by the Daily Star newspaper in Lebanon as the pioneering DJ/Producer/Label Owner from Middle Eastern decent voted on the “TOP 50” DJ’s in DJ MAG Middle East.
BiG AL is a veteran in the Montreal & Beirut underground music scenes. He has performed at some of the best clubs and festivals all around the world from Ibiza to Miami, London to New York, Montreal to Dubai and Toronto to Beirut. BiG AL was also the resident DJ, partner and Artist Relations Director who was responsible for all Artist/DJ bookings & scheduling for the infamous club Stereo in Montreal between 2000-2006, B018 Beirut from 2007-2012, Circus After-Hours Montreal, 2007-2008 as well as many freelance booking, branding, consulting and event management services for Festivals and Clubs such as Switch51 in Amman, Jordan, Groove Society in Montreal, The Living Room Montreal, Amika Dubai, Cubes Abu Dhabi, The Corona Festival in Aqaba Jordan, the Circus Festival with Steve Lawler in Beirut, Lebanon, SAW Recordings Showcase with Satoshi Tomiie in Beirut, Lebanon, Audiotonic at 360 in Dubai, UAE, Benson & Hedges sponsored events Canada, Red Bull sponsored events Canada, Triple 5 Soul Branding events Canada, Nestle Water sponsorship Canada, Guru Energy drink events Canada, Imperial Tobacco sponsored events, label showcases and that's just the beginning of the list.
With over 400 artists signed to his labels, BiG AL also hosts the Ready Mix Sessions label showcase around the world. With events in Montreal, Toronto, Beirut, Amman, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza and Miami in conjunction with his 10-Year-old Ready Mix Sessions radio show which airs monthly on the award winning Proton Radio, DHR Radio, 104.1 FM UK, DeepInRadio.
BiG AL was single-handedly responsible for introducing and breaking many new artists and events into the Montreal and Beirut markets. Artists & brands such as Chus & Ceballos @Stereo, Jay Tripwire @Stereobar, Patrick Turner, Desyn Masiello, Asad Rizvi, Mazi, Saw Recordings Nights with Satoshi Tomiie & Hector Romero @Stereo, Omid 16B, Demi, John Creamer & Stephane K. @Stereo & @Circus Afterhours, Stan Kolev @B018 and @Circus Afterhours, Eelke Kleijn @B018, Gatecrasher w/ Anthony Pappa event in Beirut, Hed Kandi event Beirut, Fabric London Showcase in Beirut, Nick Warren @HNGR Beirut, The Smirnoff Experience w/ Tony Humphries & Derrick Carter @Stereo Montreal, Chris Fortier @B018 Beirut and the list goes on...