Blending rock solid technical talent behind the decks with borderless artistry in the studio, Siavash has emerged as one of the pioneers of the Northwest electronic music industry. He is accredited as an innovator of the Canadian underground scene, but his fans love him most for his powerful, brilliantly skillful performances and magnetic presence. Spanning a variety of genres, this wizard has crafted his global music career since the vinyl-only days of the early 90's. From its humble beginnings as an events company, it has since grown into a fresh record label with snowballing world-wide support.
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Yarni - Spirit Animals EP. Such a beautiful display of the human soul. Been unreal living through Erykah Badu 's music career and blessed to have been alive and followed this divine Goddess every step of the way. Another amazing experience was discovering Marc Rebillet when he was still playing small pubs and contacting him years back. What came after that was surreal, watching this wonderful talent explode and grow as an artist to the point of gaining the respect of a legend like Badu. Watching this brought tears to my eyes. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility Help. Email or Phone Password Forgot account?
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If Siavash Ashrafinia ever decided to give up his day job, the DJ could write one hell of a memoir. Born during the brutal Iran-Iraq war, the musician was smuggled as a young child out of Iran by his father. Travelling under forged passports, the family somehow managed to negotiate its way to Madrid, Spain, under the pretence of attending an international sports conference. Choosing America as their next destination, the Ashrafinias were declined refugee status in the States before being accepted by Canada—the country that they still call home. Music remained a passion for the artist during that upheaval. Having been a professional DJ for 23 years now, the artist has played shows across several continents and scored a number of residencies, including the prestigious Bar Americas in Guadalajara, Mexico—a feat made even more remarkable by the fact that both his parents, who sacrificed everything to give him the opportunity to pursue music, are completely deaf. They block off the city centre and set up outdoor and indoor stages, and they all close at a. Bar Americas, the number one club in the city, was the only venue that was licensed past that time—and, by some crazy stroke of luck, my set started at There were thousands of people looking for an after-party, and we were the only place providing it. The line outside was two blocks long, and the entire club was packed.
Return to shop. An admittedly cheesy slogan has proved to be true for many fans of this Vancouver based artist DJ Siavash. His dedication shows through with him constantly creating an experience that is otherwise lost on the West Coast, like curating and shaping the sound and experience at Gorg-O-Mish afterhours. Back alley entrances, photo bans, and great music create a vibe that is loving and raw where every patron is there to dance and let loose. Back on tour, Montreal and Newspeak is his last stop before heading to Europe! With a humbled beginning, Siavash has gotten to where he is thanks to the support of his loved ones. Both of his parents being hearing impaired did not stop them from unconditionally supporting him on his path to musical success. Siavash spends a lot of time working with them to create art and create memorable projects when he is not on tour.