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Mahdyar seized kowloon records

Mahdyar seizes the moment on gritty debut album

by Editor | 22nd February 2018

Mahdyar has previously been referred to as Iran’s answer to RZA, after his productions provided the bedrock for Tehran’s hip-hop explosion a decade ago. However, the national government’s attempts to suppress the underground scene led the classically-trained musician to leave the country in 2009, settling in Paris where his reputation and repertoire have continued to […]

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Iran

Sote

by Editor | 17th October 2017

Iranian producer* Sote (AKA Ata Ebtekar) has become an important, internationalising force in the experimental electronic scene. His 2002 release ‘Electric Deaf’ – a frenetic slice of Drum’n’Bass – was released on Warp Records, since then he’s expanded his musical claws into more introspective works that also showcase a greater influence from his home country, […]

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Iran

Sevdaliza

by Editor | 12th May 2017

The daring, nuanced approach of Dutch-Iranian artist Sevdaliza means she surely deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the likes of Arca, Kelela and fka Twigs. On her debut album ISON, released without warning last month, she drapes a smooth, lush R&B veil over deep, rewarding depths. Currently on tour throughout Europe, Sevdaliza’s […]

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Iranian producer* Sote (AKA Ata Ebtekar) has become an important, internationalising force in the experimental electronic scene. His 2002 release ‘Electric Deaf’ – a frenetic slice of Drum’n’Bass – was released on Warp Records, since then he’s expanded his musical …

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Mahdyar seized kowloon records

Mahdyar seizes the moment on gritty debut album

by Editor | 22nd February 2018

Mahdyar has previously been referred to as Iran’s answer to RZA, after his productions provided the bedrock for Tehran’s hip-hop explosion a decade ago. However, the national government’s attempts to suppress the underground scene led the classically-trained musician to leave the country in 2009, settling in Paris where his reputation and repertoire have continued to […]

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Raving Iran documentary tracks Tehran’s techno scene

by Editor | 29th April 2017

Having won numerous awards at documentary-orientated film festivals over the past year, Susanne Regina Meures’s ‘Raving Iran’ is now slowly coming to cinemas near you. It follows the story of Anoosh and Arash, two techno DJs who throw underground parties …

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