By Alesha Capone
Mofiz Ul Haq is passionate about being creative, making music and volunteering in the west.
The 22-year-old Sunshine resident, who is studying a bachelor of songwriting and music production, recently released his first EP under the pseudonym Vertex.
Haq said the EP was “highly inspired” by his partner, whom he has been dating for eight years. The EP is titled 2555, in honour of the number of days they had spent together, by their seventh anniversary.
“It is hard to describe my music style, but I would say it’s like electronic jazzy funk-pop, with different elements of this and that,” he said.
Since moving to Australia from Dubai at the age of 20, Haq said he has also started volunteering in the western suburbs. He said that his partner, a prolific volunteer herself, introduced him to the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) not long after he arrived in Australia. At CMY, along with 10 other young people, he created a social media campaign called #GO4IT.
Haq said the campaign had reached more than 6000 people online, and that this positive experience inspired him to volunteer more, including at a Maribyrnong youth centre, on the Brimbank Youth Events Committee and with the Wyndham-based eYouth Project.
“Volunteering in the community, I feel a step closer to achieving my goals.”