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In Conversation with… Ardalan


In 2019, Ardalan released his ‘Mr. Good’ LP, via DIRTYBIRD, who to Ardalan is more of a second family than it is his label home. As a nascent raver living sans parents in San Francisco, the teenage artist began his relationship with the brand at its very first BBQ event in 2007. By 2010 his career set sail with his Justin Martin collaboration “Mr Spock,” and two years later he found himself living with his production partner.

After cultivating his career and giving him a safe place to experiment, Ardalan returns the boundless love and support he’s received from DIRTYBIRD over the years with a forward-thinking record that enters the imprint into an inspiring new chapter.

In 2020 during the lockdown, he released the remix album of ‘Mr. Good’ to follow up the album.   I’ve been friends with Ardalan since 2013 when we did a Data Transmission party in Miami. So it was great fun to sit and chat with him about the albums. We also spoke about remixing, his tips for producers and his greatest mistakes and how he got through them.

I’m excited now the kids are going back to school to return to the podcast, and I’ve got some great episodes lined up.  You can listen below or on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Podcast and more via Anchor.

In this podcast, I use the microphone from Sudotack. It’s a USB Podcast PC Microphone, Professional 96KHZ/24Bit Studio Cardioid Condenser Mic Kit with Sound Card Desktop Stand Shock Mount Pop Filter, for Skype Youtuber Gaming Recording – https://amzn.to/2ZCiGsE

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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