Out Now!!! Scalper ‘The Beast & The Beauty’ LP Released 31st October 2020 BUY IT HERE

OUT NOW Scalper Dust single, support Scalper and Buy it HERE

FREE Download of my debut Scalper album ‘Flesh & Bones’ to celebrate the 10th Year anniversary of it’s release. Free download will run for a limited time.


New Scalper ‘Want More’ Ep released today 12/12/19. With original tracks from the ‘Want’ Ep plus full instrumental versions and 3 remixes of the track ‘Want’ by Wajid Yaseen aka 2nd Gen, Ramin Art aka Ramintra & Riotmiloo + Eva Kolme

Available now on the Scalper.bandcamp page and all other digital platforms :

Released via Quixote R.P.M. in partnership with Scalper.

While I was on tour last year I was introduced by Patrice Mancino of Quixote R.P.M to Francis ‘Cisco’ Esteves who had arranged a couple of gigs for me in Rodez, South of France. Cisco then invited me to do an artist residency in Tangiers Morocco in July 2018 to which I accepted. And so, during 5 nights and 4 days in the desert vibes we recorded 4 tracks which have now been released as Scalper X Cisco ‘Tangiers Sessions’ on Quixote R.P.M Paris. It was a different and challenging experience for me as I usually work alone in my recording process and do all the music and lyrics in my own steady pace and not to a deadline of sorts, however this time I just did the lyrics, went with the vibe and left the production and composition ideas entirely in the hands of Cisco. You can hear the results by clicking HERE and choose your platform of choice to either listen or purchase. Thanks.

Scalper Want Tour 2018…more dates tba

I hope that some of you can make some of the dates. Come and say hi. Peace.


New Scalper video for the track ‘Want’ taken from the Scalper ‘Want E.P’ : Here

It was filmed in Nancy, France in 2017. Directed by Romain Zawadski with lighting by Barouf Menzzoto.

Want E.P available at following :




Here is the main course for you after the appetiser you tasted last week…it’s the full video for the song ‘Rooks Ravens Magpies Crows’ taken from the Scalper ‘Want’ Ep out today on Quixote R.P.M.

It was filmed in Nancy (France) during my Scalper Spring tour of France & Southeast Asia. Starring my little friend Romane and directed/filmed & produced by Romain Zawadski (FR).

This song is about the one trying to find & be the love within oneself amongst the chaos that lies within & without.

Thanks to Romain, Stephaine, Romane & Nicolas, Otomo, Barouf & Oscar.

I hope that you all will thoroughly enjoy it.

You can buy the EP or individual songs :

HERE from Scalper Bandcamp

HERE from Quixote-Music Bandcamp

HERE from iTunes

HERE from Spotify



New Scalper video!!!

Here’s a little teaser clip for the song ‘Rooks Ravens Magpies Crows from the New Scalper ‘WANT’ EP & Video release next week 12/12/17 on Quixote R.P.M (Paris, France). Filmed and directed by Romain Zawadski : Click Here

You can also pre-order the EP Here.

Want EP artwork


New Scalper EP got final mixed & Mastered today with & by McNaughton Angus at Auralux Mastering, Auckland NZ. EP, leading single & video off the EP releasing 12/12/17 on Quixote R.P.M. France

Angus Studio1

Angus Studio2


Back home in Aotearoa New Zealand…It’s been a tremendous Scalper tour 2017 with lots of adventure. The hearts & doors that open through music are beautiful. I am blessed to be a part of it in my lifetime. Thanks from all my heart to everyone who was part of making this happen. Thanks to all the promoters and Venues that booked Scalper and let me play. Thanks to all the drummers, bassists that have joined me in playing the Scalper sets…haha A Drummer & Bassist in many ports!!! And to all the other artists that I played alongside on this tour. Thanks again to everyone involved in the French leg of it. Thanks to Peap & all the guys involved in making the Hanoi gig. Thanks to Pok for connecting me to people and for the gigs in BK & June for picking me up/dropping me off and letting me stay at his place, taking me to great Thai food places, playing the sweetest drums with me on set and driving me around everywhere oh and the badboy sticky rice with fresh Mango and coconut milk.

I hope and wish that we may cross paths again
on my future tours. Until then…Lots of love to you and your life.


scalper tour

Maybe see some of you again on the next tour. x


Leaving Aotearoa today for Paris to start the Scalper European Tour 2017…The first gig of the tour will be playing at this festival in Bourges on Thurs 19th April…

Bourges Flyer Programme

The new Scalper live footage video is released today!…watch it HERE

You can buy this song and more from

New Scalper live footage video releasing Monday 17th April 2017…for the song ‘Carrion’ from    the LP Butchers Bakers’

screen shot carrion


Thanks to Benjamin & Sun Burns Out magazine (FR) for the review/write up for my new Scalper single ‘Trojan Horses’ releasing 12/12/2016 on Quixote Music (FR). Available on all digital platforms…Hear &/or pre-order it here :

Le retour de Scalper : le cheval est dans le fruit

English Translation here : The man has definitely the chic, after its fabulous variation on the Emperor’s New Clothes of two years ago, to adapt the large Legends and allegories of the past, is the reclaim and give them a modern resonance. This time, scalper, aka Nadeem Shafi, former fun da mental and solo artist since a lease, is attacking the Trojan horses of our time with a new single called Trojan horses.

Bringer of a compilation of 7 titles that will be edited in the still relevant Quixote Music, the new title is sumptuous, worn by a minimalist piano a formidable elegance. The song is serious as always and worn by the Grace. Scalper, in the universe black and dark that it knows, rings the load, sending its toward and its poetic images in the assault on the enemy. The title is balanced and slow to desire, as if the accompaniment calibrait skillfully the assault of an impregnable citadel. The illustration of the pouch reminds us of the essential wisdom of the Bonhomme. Cuts, the compilation to come, will allow reason of two titles extracts from each of its three solo albums to represent the unique world of this singer/rapper/shaman outside standards to those who have missed its previous passages on earth. Proof of that is that the notes and articles on the are cleared generally of…. Comparisons with other artists who make up the whole coming from the musical critique. Scalper is almost the only one to do what he is doing and the only one to be what it is. On cuts, we will thus regain of titles of which we have been able to speak here in the past such as Black Glory, lullaby, DNA or the essential necessary evil.

According to sources close to the folder, the compilation could be only one walk foot toward new songs and new adventures, in small or Long Format. It was anxious to be there and also to find this out performer standard on the French scenes. We bet that it will be for 2017.


‘Trojan Horses’ The new Scalper single from the ‘Scalper Cuts’ compilation releasing 12/12/2016 on Quixote Music (FR)

You can hear it HERE .

If you would like to support my music you can Pre-order the ‘Scalper Cuts’ compilation HERE Thanks.

I hope you will enjoy the words & music.



It’s been a while since I last did a gig in Auckland. Come join me (Scalper), Ron Gallipoli & Affsid Kidjhagiffy for a night of music, word and sound art. Only $10 Tickets available from (Booking Fee applies)

The Wine Cellar, K’rd, Thursday 1st December 2016. Doors open 8pm till 11pm…Show starts at 8.30pm



4 Star review!!!

Herald review 2016


Scalper profiled and album reviewed by Graham Reid for Elsewhere…

Click here


Here is another review from New Zealand of my new album ‘The Emperor’s Clothes’  here


Here are a few stills from the video shoot for the song ‘Perfume’ from my new album The Emperor’s Clothes’  which is out now and available on limited vinyl LP Here

The shots in the Bluebell forest are taken off the footage recorded by Beren Patterson.

The video is near final edit and should be released in mid June. Thanks a million to Jamie Greenslade, Beren Patterson, Lucy Patterson, Jason Fa’foi, Maurisio Perez, Tobi & Lynn Muir, Jane, Michael Park School, Haroon and Emilie RiotMiloo…Oh and the Magpie who made the final closing shot, thanks Magpie and your timing was impeccable.



Perfume shoot 2


You can pre-order the new album…Here


Here is a review of my new album ‘The Emperor’s Clothes’ out on Monday 25th May 2015 on limited vinyl LP on French music blog Suns Burn Out with English translation (scroll halfway down)…Here


A quick update on confirmed live dates so far, more as they get confirmed….

Live @ Impetus Festival – 18 avril 2015…/ufomammut-scalper-1e-partie/
Live @ The Dublin Castle – 24 avril 2015 with support from Miss Watanabe vs Space Traveller & Are you Cardigan?

Live@ Oslo, Hackney London, supporting the mighty Dalek – 1st May 2015

Live@ Salle jean Carmet – 23 mai 2015 with Tristesse Contemporaine & Klub Des Loosers.

Live@ Kraspek in Lyon, France 12th June 2015

Live@ Raymond Bar, Clermont, France 13th June 2015


And…the CDs versions are now here too…Same release date 18th April 2015 but CDs will only be available via online through, or from me at Scalper shows. They are in a front & back printed cardboard sleeve with printed disc. Artwork by Lola.




Another little write up from NZ Music 4 U for the Lunatics EP and forthcoming LP The Emperor’s Clothes…Here


A little interview i recently did for French music magazine Suns Burn Out. Click Here.


The first copies of the Scalper album ‘The Emperor’s Clothes’ on vinyl LP has arrived at the Jarring Effects offices readying for release on April 18th 2015.



Confirmed live dates so far, more as they get confirmed….

Live @ Impetus Festival – 18 avril 2015…/ufomammut-scalper-1e-partie/
Live @ The Dublin Castle – 24 avril 2015 with support from Miss Watanabe vs Space Traveller & Are you Cardigan?
Live@ Salle jean Carmet – 23 mai 2015


The video for the song Lunatics from the ‘Lunatics’ Ep released March 23rd 2015 on JFXLAB.

Buy it from

Or from all other digital stores Worldwide

Filmed at the Old Coramandel Hospital, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Shot by Jamie Greenslade & Jason Fa’a’foi.