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Arriving on the House Music scene in 1995, Shahrokh Dini was quickly recognized as having the potential to become an international cult figure. An amalgamation of hard work and undoubted talent is demonstrated on his debut EP release “Deff Punch/Roya” on Black Flame records which was released in 1997 and received enthusiastic reactions. Shahrokh’s second EP “Phunk Communication” on (CNF / Strictly Rhythm) dispelled rumors he would be unable to maintain the standard he set with his initial release and the exclusive London club and record label Miss Moneypenney’s licensed the standout song.

What sets Shahrokh apart is his ability to differentiate himself from the masses with an eclectic blend of influences from his Iranian childhood and his German upbringing; a concotion unlike any other DJ can offer. It is this distinctive approach that caught the attention of artists like Jazzanova, Metro Area,Charles Webster, Carl Craig or Peter Kruder. These affiliations have resulted in some groundbreaking collaborations that has really enabled Shahrokh to achieve the notoriouty he desreved. Songs like “Yo Yomma” (CNF / Strictly Rhythm) appeared on the soundtrack of Wolfgang Peterson’s Blockbuster “Stargate”. Shahrokh has also remixed songs for Caus-N’-ff-ct which have included Donna Summer’s “Hot Stuff” and “Bad Girls” and a remix for Gloria Gaynor “Last Night” for the project “DJ Empire – A Tribute To Giorgio Moroder” (Caus-N’-ff-ct / BMG Ariola). Not content with producing and mixing, Shahrokh also has a history of running some of Europe’s most renowned nightclubs. Mood Lounge now claims Amé (Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedermann) as its Resident DJ’s and has enjoyed unrivalled success under Shahrokh’s guidance. It has also attracted some of the industries prominent personalities including, Peter Weibel, Luigi Colani, Jose Wagna Garcia.

Shahrokh’s revolutionary track “Owl Flight” has received rave reviews from influential DJ’s like Rainer Trüby, Peter Kruder, Atjazz, Sasse and Ame – nonetheless he continued to push boundaries and recent releases such as “Black Bird” has galvanized a resurrection of the minimal style last heard in the 1990’s.

Besides his solo work he is also producing fine house music tracks under the name Shahrokh Sound Of K. together with production partner Andreas Köhler. After overwhelming contributions to the Compost Black Label Series, Shahrokh Sound Of K. are going to release their highly anticipated debut album called “Dripping Point” (Release Date: 07.11.2008) on Compost Records.

Shahrokh (Shahrokh Sound Of K.) Top 10 October 2008:

01. Paul Kalkbrenner – Bengang (BPitch Control)
02. Ben Watt – Guinea Pig (Buzin’ Fly Rec.)
03. Shahrokh Sound Of K. – Love Happens Roberto Rodriguez Remix (Compost Black Label)
04. Shahrokh Sound Of K. – See The Light / Franck Roger Remix (Compost Black Label)
05. Dust feat. Scalde – Agoria / Oxia Remix (Different Rec.)
06. Luca Bacchetti – Legendary Remix (The Space Dance)
07. Hakimonu – Exhalation (Konsequenz Rec.)
08. Scope – Omoplata Mix (NRK)
09. Bell Slam Remix – Clap Dance / Slam Remix (Azuli Rec.)
10. Sebo K. – Diva (Mobilee Rec.)

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