Niyaz is an acoustic electronic project that brings together three prominent musical figures to form an exciting new fusion of traditional Persian music and modern electronics..
Vocalist and composer Azam Ali, one of the founding members of the acclaimed group Vas was born in Iran, raised in India and moved to The United State as a teenager.
Multi instrumentalist and composer Ramin (Loga) Torkian of Axiom of Choice was also born in Iran and moved to the United states as a teenager. His extensive travels combined with his in-depth understanding of Persian music and Indian culture and spirituality have enabled him to cultivate a sound that is extremely authentic, yet can lend itself to the modern framework within which the music is created.
Twice Grammy nominee producer/ remixer Carmen Rizzo is one of the most in demand producer- programmers on the electronic dance scene today. He has worked with artists ranging from Ryuichi Sakamoto, Khaled, Seal, Paul Oakenfold & Cirque Du Soleil bringing his unique approach to beats and electronic textures..
These three veteran masters have all experienced success on their own and have found a new common ground in Niyaz where the mystical poetry of Urdu and Persian Sufi poets of the 14th and 15th century forms the lyrical framework for a fresh new musical adventure…amazon.com
On their sophomore release, Niyaz continues to bridge the gap between traditional and modern world music. This double CD (featuring one disc of electronic and one disc of acoustic versions of the tracks) reveals a complex body of work. Nine Heavens features intricately carved new arrangements of traditional folk songs as well as original compositions utilizing mystical Sufi poems from Iran, the Indian sub-continent and
For the last 20 years, Spring time has always rhymed with Buddha-Bar. So don’t freak out Buddha-Bar lovers, 2016 will be no exception to this tradition. Behind this new opus, a duo featuring DJ Ravin and DJ Sam Popat, both resident DJ since the 90’s, who have proven their worth and stood the test of time over the years Ravin, passionated and pioneer of the Lounge music movement, will take you to a holistic and enchanting journey by signing the rich CD 1 charged with emotions. Sam, a Parisian heavy clubber, always looking for new music beats and trends will take you to his world infused with electro-ethic music with a CD 2 always more exciting and bold. Along this mystical adventure, discover the new tracks from Bombay Dub Orchestra, Ambray but also remixes exclusively created for the occasion by Fabrice Dayan, Dreamers Inc ou Dole and Kom.
Born in 1996, Buddha-Bar has a unique reputation. Widely known and recognized in France and abroad, Buddha-Bar is the absolute reference of Lounge Lovers. After 15 volumes already, Buddha bar Djs kept on travelling the world searching for the next hit, the next artist that deserves to be called one, pushing their limits making us dream and travel. Subtle blend featuring influences of Lounge, World and Electronic music, Buddha-Bar XVI is no exception to the unique savoir-faire of famous Parisian label, George V Records.