Range, appeal and a massive dose of nasty, gritty bass are the three chief weapons every Dirtybird artist has in his quiver, but Ardalan seems to be the peak culmination of all those assets in one wieldy point. This young archer has had the incomprehensible luck to fall into crew with his idols, be reared by their best and given some of their most guarded musical secrets, then hoisted to a platform to blare his prodigious beats from places where most creators can only dream of being.
Born in Tehran, Iran, Ardalan Noghre-‐Kar possesses a peculiar, fresh perspective on music genesis without even trying. His mixes, remixes and dubs are known for their sass, energy and wickedly wry samples that snap like a wet towel to the face, but his original tracks are where his efforts shine, like those released with Justin Martin—“Mr. Spock,” a 2010 party anthem charted by Diplo and Jesse Rose, and “Lezgo,” charted by Dog Blood (Skrillex and Boyz Noise)—and those soon-‐to-‐be-‐released on his own EP with Dirtybird. It’s no wonder he’s been given the nod by everyone from Papa Dirtybird himself (Claude Von Stroke) and A-‐Trak to those who are charting his remixes, like Maya Jane Coles, Audiojack, and Riva Starr, the last of whom he has an upcoming remix for to be released on Snatch.
The greatest strength in Ardy’s music is his ability to whip out hits that work equally well from the dankest basements to the most opulent dancefloors; sounds that satisfy those with diverse tastes who can unite under his single agenda of having a good time.
Twitter Interview 10.22.14
Apart – Which artists had the greatest impact on your decision to pursue being a DJ?
Ardalan – a wide range of people but mostly the @dirtybird_sf crew and their BBQ’s in golden gate park were out of this world!
Apart – What are your top favorite 3 clubs (or cities) that you have performed at?
Ardalan – So hard to only put three when there has been more! But Sisyphos in Berlin! @TheWarmUpJozi + Fiction in J-burg and @MonarchSF
Apart – Do you have any recent productions out you would like to mention? If so on what labels?
Ardalan – have a free track on @ThisAintBristol. It’s on my soundcloud! Also my @dirtybird_sf BBQ track & remix for @mrjesserose