Arriving from different parts of the world in Berlin we have combined our unique cultural and musical backgrounds to create Mauerfall Kollektiv!
Usama is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and audio engineer from Karachi, Pakistan. He started playing and recording music at a very early age and has been involved with different projects over the years as a songwriter, performer, producer and engineer. Having developed a keen interest in sound engineering along with computer-based recording and production, he is also our resident music-tech nerd. With a background in Innovation and Sustainable Development, he is also intrigued by the democratising effects of music technology and its potential to harness cultural development. Currently, he is the vocalist/guitarist for The D/A Method, the drummer for Architects of Rain and works on his solo project as well. He moved to Berlin in 2016.
Musician, composer & producer from Lisbon, Portugal, permanently based in Berlin since 2012. He has been playing guitar since a young age and has since been involved in multiple musical endeavours, mainly solo-projects where he worked with renowned musicians (most notably Vertigo Steps). Has a background in Social Psychology, studied Audio Production and is our resident guitar pedal-nerd. He has also been involved in other aspects of the industry such as reviews, lyric-writing, guitar teaching, song arranging, film music, stage-hands, as well as photography & video. He currently leads his solo-project Soundscapism Inc., is co-founder & guitarist/arranger for Architects Of Rain, besides composing & arranging songs with Usama for a licensing music project.