Talal Qureshi is a Pakistani record producer, singer, songwriter and DJ. He is also one half of the pop songwriting and production duo SNKM.
Talal Qureshi was born on 2 April 1989 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Qureshi came across the video game MTV Music Generator on PlayStation which pushed him to start writing music at the age of 13. Later his family moved to Karachi, Pakistan. He released his first single “Phase Shift” in 2007. In 2012, he released his debut EP “Equator”.
In 2013, He released his second EP x1988
2015 – 2018
In 2015, Qureshi formed SNKM with Adil Omar and the duo released “Nighat & Paras”, played at SXSW and various cities in the US and then collaborated and performed with Diplo and Elliphant for their first ever Pakistan show in 2016.
SNKM debuted at Mad Decent Block Party 2016 alongside Diplo, Kesha, Marshmello and others and continued to play shows through until 2018 with Major Lazer, Skrillex and others.
2018 – present
In 2018, Qureshi released the single “AAG” with Punjabi folk singer Naseebo Lal and also co-produced 3 tracks off of Adil Omar’s debut album Transcendence which included “Discovery”, a collaboration with Rancid front man Tim Armstrong.(
Qureshi has also appeared on BBC live sessions and announced upcoming collaborative projects with California based R&B artist Rehma and rapper Faris Shafi.