After a 7 year break, Global Underground has relaunched its seminla Nubreed series, this time with Iran’s Habischman handling mix duties.
With a string of underground hits on labels as varied as Get Physical, VIVA Music and Selador, Habischman’s trademark fluid sounds have entranced clubbers from Dubai to Berlin and beyond, fusing deep progressive melodies with cleverly orchestrated and addictive beats.
On 20 October, Habischman will also be a part of Global Underground’s TWENTY Amsterdam Dance Event celebration, where we will join the likes of James Lavelle, Dave Seaman, Darren Emerson, Sander Kleineberg, and more at Q-Factory. Anticipating that event and, of course, the entire Nubreed 9 compilation, we caught up with Habischman to discuss his introduction to GU, the ADE event, the scene in Iran, and much more.
“…being the next Iranian after Deep Dish who got to release a full mix compilation on such a respected label means I’m on the right track”
How were you first introduced to Global Underground? Do you remember the first edition of the series you heard?
A friend of mine introduced me to the GU series and after listening to a bunch of mix compilations including Deep Dish Moscow & Toronto I became a GU addict.
For me, my favourite of the GU mix series is Deep Dish’ Toronto edition. It’s 4x CDs with both Ali & Sharam doing afterclub mixes. What is your favourite GU edition? Why? What about Nubreed? Here, mine would be a tie between Satoshi Tomiie & Lee Burridge mixes.
Yes same here, Deep Dish Toronto was great and still my all time GU favourite compilation. From Nubreed series I like Steve Lawler & Lee Burridge’s mixes, really loved the groove & flow in those mixes.
How do you find Global Underground’s impact on the world of dance music? To me, I think they were a seminal brand in developing this idea of the superstar DJ. Obviously, not exclusively, but with its roster has always been a major International draw.
Well, I believe what Global Underground has done for the electronic music scene is quite big and it has impacted on electronic music DJs, listeners and fans around the world. I think GU has been helping this industry for quite a while and they are one of the biggest key elements in electronic dance music scene. So I’m grateful for my latest collaboration with them.
So, how were you approached by Global Underground to make Nubreed 9?
We were introduced through a mutual friend.
And, what was your first instinct about how you would put this mix together? Did that instinct change over time?
I always wanted to do this mix and I sort of knew what kind of vibe I was going to put together but it took me a while to create that nice flow and groove to it, as I wanted it to be perfect plus I had to make 4 tracks for this compilation and it was essential to produce the right ones.