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308 – Ardalan


The wonderful world of the internet has given us fresh talents from around the globe and the electronic music scene has never been more geographically diverse. This weeks podcast comes from such an artist in Ardalan who’s early influences growing up in Iran ranged from the pop infused sounds of Daft Punk to the classic techno sounds of Detroit. After moving to America Ardalan’s influences grew substantially as he absorbed the sounds of the Dirtybird crew at one of their infamous BBQ parties in Miami became inspired to produce music of his own.

After months spent tirelessly mastering his new production equipment Ardalan finally harnessed the deep tech infused house sound he was looking for and after submitting a demo to Justin Martin quickly saw his career take off as ‘Mr Spock’ became one of the biggest tracks of 2010. Since then he has continued the momentum with releases on  Chillin Music, Anabatic Records, Sound Pelligrino, Kabutomushi Records, Evolution Records, Demento Mori as well as dirtybird and now we’ve invited him to bring his sound to us for this weeks podcast mix. Techy and deep with summery vibes we think Ardalan has nailed the sound of 2013. Enjoy.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words… A mix with deep influences from the past and present.

What’s your personal favourite track on it? I love all of them like little puppies, But I’d have to go with the Justin Martin & Leroy Pepper remix of Kill Frenzy’s Booty Clap, and also Pedestrian & Medlar’s T.R. Wilson.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix? “Whitetown – Your Woman” throwback re-edit

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? I recently played a dirtybird pool party in palm springs during Coachella, still recovering!

What have you got coming up? Playing at the “How Weird” street festival in San Francisco this weekend and also a Euro tour end of the summer! I got Riva Starr remix and an EP on Dirtybird!

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers? Hope you enjoy listening to it.

tracklist:1.Sepalcure – Make You (Original Mix)2.Maribou State – Olivia (Pedestrian remix)3.Justin Jay – Waves (Original Mix)4.Zoo Look Over Me feat. Amy Lyon (Detroit Swindle Rework)5.Tom Ellis – De Normalled (Original Mix)6.Tripmastaz – Gangsta Beatz (Original Mix)7.Franco Cinelli – XXX (Ardalan’s “Your Woman” Throwback Re-Edit)8.Vinyl – Nebula Sofia (Original Mix)9.Catz ‘n Dogz – Gotta Know (Original Mix)10.Mak And Pasteman – Jimmy Kendrics (Original Mix)11.Nick Olivetti – The Whistler (Original Mix)12.Medlar & Pedestrian – T.R. Wilson (Original Mix)13.French Fries – Yo Vogue VIP (Original Mix)14.Taiki & Nulight – Footwerk (Original Mix)15.Kill_Frenzy – Make That Booty Clap feat.DJ Funk (Justin_Martin Leroy Peppers Remix)16.Kry Wolf – Concrete (Woz Remix)17.Justin Martin & Ardalan – Wheelgunner (Original Mix)18.Unknown – Unknown19.Alix Alvarez – No Loss (Original Mix)20.Bonobo – Know You (Original Mix)

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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