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Rassek, the electronic DJ/Producer currently based in NY/ Tehran, has been DJing and producing since 1999.
Raised in New York City, Arash “Rassek” started collecting records in middle school where he began to develop his mixing skills and learning his craft. Like many DJ, it was one magical night that changed everything.
Rassek, who travelled back and forth from NYC to his family’s home in Tehran decided to go to an underground house party. It was during that party where he fell in love with house music. The beat, the sound, the vibe, everything just seemed so right. Never before had he seen so many people so utterly consumed by the moment, all moving to the same beat, all at the same time. He recalls watching as the DJ thumbed through their record box, enamored by how many records the DJ had, he found himself more interested in how the DJ was manipulating the mixer and trying to figure out what song he was going to play next rather than dancing with the rest of his friends. He was completely amazing by the DJ ability to drop the perfect record at the exact moment to make the crowd go nuts again and again. It was like the night couldn’t end, it was like the DJ was going to play forever. That night it was clear, he was to become a DJ.
Returning back to the States he linked up with fellow DJ/Producer Ali Dilamani. When the two met it was obvious they both shared a love for house music and they instantly began to work on original production and remixes as well as getting gigs at some of the hottest parties and clubs in NYC. Most notably opening for Paul Oakenfold on New Year’s Eve 2003 at club Exit. The two of them were like addict and their drug was house music. If they weren’t pounding dance floor with sets that seemed to never end. They were in the studio working on tracks. After a while they came to the realization that their heart really lied with producing and coming out with a sound unique to them. So they've dedicated 3 years to production and building up a reputable array of studio gear and equipment. This cultivated into a partnership know as Dilamani & Rassek which they have released several major remixes with Kult Records including likes of such artist as Craig Mitchell, Lula, and Alan T. Their most recent work was Nadia Ali’s Crash & Burn remix from her much anticipated solo album was released on her label, Smile in Bed. While Dilamani & Rassek continue to produce tracks, which feature their unique and infectious, sound in the progressive and Tech styles of house they continue to strive to incorporate their original touch and melodic taste in their eclectic brand of music.
After a 3 years of producing music together Rassek decided to move to Dubai where he linked up with fellow DJ Sam Farsio aka Socio Robots. While in Dubai the two booked gigs at some of the hottest parties such Plastic Beach Party, Lotus one, Sanctuary. Travelling back and forth from Dubai to Tehran, Rassek eventually moved back to his beloved home city where he linked up and collaborate with Dented Minds. While Rassek currently resides in Tehran he continues to DJ most notably to Dubai, Russia, Cyprus, Turkey, and Malaysia as well as releasing his biggest song to date for “Mistakes Rassek Mix” for none other than Nadia Ali (53rd Grammy Nominee) formerly of IIO, also their tune “Kaka” got remixed by Namito. In 2011 he expand his work by working with labels such as Monique Musique, Memoria, SK Supreme, Natura Viva, Suburban Tracks and many more to come. If 2011 has any indication of things to come, it is certain Rassek has only one way to go and that is up.