Bahador Kharazmi

Never heard of him, well I’m sure you’ve heard his music at least once with his memorable “Too In Zamooneh” remix.

Personally, I became aware of this amazing creature about ten years ago in a time best known for unbelievable difficulties, not only for active people like the young Bahador who tried to do something creative & brand new in Iranian music, but also for anyone with cultural ideas other than pure Islamic ones.

As so many of you may already know, in my beloved country a little after the Islamic Revolution, music was announced Haram which means taboo, and having broken such rule back then, might have led to serious punishments.

Meanwhile, due to an obvious conflict between people’s urge for either composing or listening to modern styles of music, and the fact that it was Haram, a generation of young minds like Bahador, established a novel method to introduce their musical interests & fulfill the yearning of their society. The method now known as the “Underground Music”, as a result of which it was finally made possible, of course after tremendous struggles of so many artists & cultural activists, for them to obtain official permission to release their music.

However, Bahador did not bother himself to get the permission cause his “Underground Style” was not a kind to which it would be possible to obtain one for despite of him having been remixed some after revolution songs, he mostly used to remix memorable songs of an era according to Iranian rulers was named “Depravation Era”! To be more specific, his style is a mixture of Electronic, Dance, Trance and Persian folk music influences. In addition to which taking the advantage of traditional & local instruments from Persian music industry has aided him brings out the accent of the sound, and emphasizes the feeling of the music pieces.

The way he sees the world? To be honest I must confess I don’t really know much of the answer even after years of friendship thanks to great complexity of his ideas. He’s a thoughtful person from whom I’ve learned so much. He certainly hates Philosophy and related subjects for he thinks it either makes simple matters seem so profound or much worse quite the reverse. For the humanity matters, as far as I’m concerned, he somehow believes that the problem we all have is that we launch our thoughts from ground zero of either some prehistoric suggested ideas, so many of which have not yet been getting the chance to be proved, and probably will never do so or from the basis of thou

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