Tag: Iran

DHA Mix #304 By Habischman

Habischman is a name synonymous with a driving, accomplished sound and style that translates fluently between the underground and crossover clubs alike. As he continues to rise in notoriety Habischman has gained widespread support from the industry including Pete Tong, Booka Shade, Nicole Moudaber, Dave Seaman and John Digweed, through releases on the likes of Moda Black, Defected, Global Underground, Get Physical, Viva Music, Noir and more. Now, one of Iran’s top musical exports preps his forthcoming release “Closure” on Hot Since 82‘s Knee Deep in Sound. The smooth, relentless club track will surely be a staple of the late ... Read more

Raving Iran’s Blade & Beard Touch Down In Amsterdam For Exclusive Film Screening & Label Launch Event

The two protagonists of Internationally acclaimed documentary ‘Raving Iran’ are finally coming to Amsterdam for a special screening, Q&A, and nightclub event. Happening on 8 July at the Dutch Capital’s Undercurrent, the duo of Blade & Beard are set launch their Futurist imprint with their first release. All this comes after extensively touring Europe before, during, and after ‘Raving Iran’ film festival run (which included the likes of Amsterdam’s IDFA and Copenhagen’s CPH:DOX). See also: [Interview] Raving Iran And The Politics Of Censorship On the evening, the film will be screened, which will be followed by a very special Q&A ... Read more

[Interview] Raving Iran And The Politics Of Censorship

In the midst of the 2016 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), where some 500 films find their way to eyes and sales across Europe, Susanne Regina Meures “Raving Iran” is enjoying a particulalry fond response. Currently ranked as one of the festival’s audience favorites, “Raving Iran” tells the story of Anoosh and Arash, two Tehran-based DJ’s at the center of the cities underground techno scene. Tired of hiding, the DJ duo organizes one last desert rave, but it does not come without the possibility of dangerous consequences. What happens next is a story of perseverance, creativity, and the kind of ... Read more

3 Iranian Alternative Musicians Jailed For Distributing Underground Music

“Insulting Islamic sanctities”, “spreading propaganda against the system” and “illegal audio-visual activities”; these are the charges faced by Mehdi and Hossein Rajabian (26 and 31), and their friend Yousef Emadi (35) two musicians and a film-maker. The trio have just been sentenced to 3 years in prison for the online distribution of underground music, and with no access to legal representation, their trial was quick and one-sided. The website in question, the now blocked Barg Music, specialized int he distribution of “offensive” underground music, frequently presenting “anti establishment” views and lyrics. This resulted in an initial jail term that included torture ... Read more