NUDE099: The Archer
One of the most exciting new talents to emerge onto the US house and techno scene over the past few years, LA-based DJ, producer and label boss Arash Homampour – a.k.a. The Archer – has the passion, drive and dedication to rival the best in the business. Successful trial attorney by day, Arash’s unique artistic vision and creative flair has led him to follow an unexpected second path in electronic music, where he looks to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation in everything that he does.
Cutting his teeth as DJ first and foremost, clocking performances at some of the most notable clubs and venues across North America, Arash made his eagerly anticipated production debut in January 2021 with the critically acclaimed release of Lonely Dream – a three-part EP released on his newly-formed imprint, There Is A Light. Established as a platform to champion some of the brightest international talents in electronic music – as well as being a home for his own stream of productions – Homampour’s wide-reaching musical knowledge, spanning everything from deep house, new wave, disco and techno, lies at the heart of everything the label represents, as he looks to deliver a consistent run of diverse and quality output over the course of 2021 and beyond.
Behind the decks, Arash has the unique ability to transfix crowds with his electrically charged, technically nuanced sets, fusing vocal house with minimal grooves and melodic soundscapes to absorbing effect. “I have been DJing for several years now”, said Homampour in a recent interview “but the next natural step for me was to create music and then ultimately, start a label. As a trial lawyer and now as a DJ/music producer/label owner I am literally living my dream.”
Having already commissioned releases from techno heavyweights Matt Sassari and Drunken Kong and with a whole host of exciting projects in the pipeline for 2021, The Archer is clearly making his intentions known from the off. Passionate, industrious, and with an ear for the very freshest four-to-the-floor soundscapes, The Archer is already leaving an indelible mark on the scene and he’s only just getting started.
Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
A musical journey from beach to Afterhours warehouse club
What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Ilario Alicante – Again, it’s different, dark whilst funky
What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Quality tracks versus homogeny.
Tell us about your next release?
It’s a Matt Sassari classic that does what he does best: melds dark techno with an irresistible groove and vocal.
What have you got coming up?
A new release called Northern Star (so high) that is a sophisticated yet simply beautiful track.
And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
All we have is now, live it to the fullest and long live techno
1 – The Archer – ID (Latroit Remix)
2 – COIZ, Eleonora – Dancing in the Night feat. Eleonora (Lucky Shot Extended Mix)
3 – Nic Fanciulli, &ME – Feel It (Original Mix)
4 – Randall Jones, Tigerhook – Beautiful Thang (Bushwacka Remix)
5 – Matt Sassari – Honda (Original Mix)
6 – Ron Costa – Koi (Original Mix)
7 – Matt Sassari – ID (Original Mix)
8 – Ron Costa – Sides (The Reactivitz Remix)
9 – Sanchez (UK) – Buenanza (Carlo Lio Remix)
10 – DJ Fronter – Tonez (Original Mix)
11 – Ilario Alicante – Again (Original Mix)
12 – Tiger Stripes – Fire (Original Mix)
13 – Tiger Stripes – Rocket (Original Mix)