Mehdi Ansari has pimped his ride in a manner we wholeheartedly approve of. The Dubai producer and DJ, who runs a night called Analog Room in the city, has fitted out his car’s dashboard with a Roland TB-303 and TR-606 to make acid on the road. Aside from the obvious health and safety issues raised by the eccentric set-up (really, don’t try this at home) it looks like he’s having all the fun. Watch the video below and check out Mehdi’s previous Acid Drive adventure. [via Einmu
Story Rooftop Lounge and the Analog Room have teamed up to create an exciting house music session, showcasing the best underground house music Dubai has to offer. Every Saturday music lovers can now relax to a 12 hours non‐stop house music session from 3pm – 3am at Story Rooftop Lounge. A unique collaboration, the new “Analog Room” mix every Saturday will now be the place to be for an eclectic mix of progressive house music. A great way to unwind whilst sampling the Peruvian
Salar Ansari is a multi-faceted producer, DJ, audio engineer, and trusted resident at the one true underground party of the Emirates, Analog Room. As a producer, Salar has honed his craft in various groups and constellations such as Machine Machine, as well as using solo monikers like Sansa and Melonman. Originally hailing from the Iranian capital of Teheran, Salar Ansari had already made a name for himself as a producer whizz kid before relocating to Dubai in order to conque
This guy called Gerald Simpson has done a lot to shape British electronic music into what it is today. Starting off with his early crew in Manchester, The Scratchbeat Masters, A Guy Called Gerald went on to become a founding member of 808 State, at the same time releasing his seminal acid house classic Voodoo Ray in 1988. Instead of resting on his laurels he started Juice Box Records, a label that helped lay the foundations for what became jungle and drum‘n’bass. His classic
With the best underground weekly night turning one on November 28, we caught up with promoter and resident DJ Mehdi Ansari to find out more Congrats on the 1st birthday – what have been the highlights?
Since we start, so many good things have happened to us. Most important was to see how interested people are in quality underground music. Having RBMA Radio covering our artists many times and being the first party to be able to get international residents like Delano Smith,
The electronic music scene is gaining ground in the UAE with new clubs sprouting up in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. But local DJs often struggle with the bureaucracy and monopolies rampant in the industry. As an art form, music is not immediately associated with business. However, for the people behind the decks, the experience is marred by technicalities such as fees, bookings, agents and a host of guidelines. Coupled with the fact that the country’s nightlife scene seems to be domi