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The Sama (sufi whirling) represents a mystical journey of man's spiritual ascent through mind and love to perfection. Turning towards the truth, the follower grows through love, deserts his ego, finds the truth and arrives at perfection. He then returns from this spiritual journey as a man who has reached maturity and a greater perfection, so as to love and to be of service to the whole of creation. Rumi has said in reference to Sama, ‘For them it is the Sama of this world and the other.’
Dj Sama - Hani Rousta- was born in 1979 in the beautiful green lands of the North of Iran nestling close to the Caspian sea .His passion for music has been a constant in his life from the beginning. At an early age he started learning Iranian mystic music and instruments- the Tar and the Setar .
As the world evolved from the age of industry to the IT age, he noticed the changes of sounds in his daily life. This interested him and he became drawn to Electronic music and psychedelic rock, where he discovered the sounds of life were reflected.
He discovered psychedelic trance in 1999 and psychedelic culture became a way of life for him. He started organising small friendly Psychedelic gatherings in Iran .In 2005 he moved to Cyprus, ‘the island of Love’.
Later on in 2009 he founded Lotus Paradise productions and organised parties with the concept of peace, love and unity, as well as promoting the psychedelic culture through quality psy music and art.
In 2009 he shared his first set with the public. This signified the beginning of his professional Dj ing career. Since then he has played alongside some of the most well respected and established artists in the world including :-EVP, Ajja, Penta, Ocelot, Atriohm, Southwild, Psymmetrix, Asimilon, Dirty Saffi, Synthetik chaos, Seti, Centauro, Cosmosis, Dymons, Argaman and more...
His style of music has matured and now encompasses many genres -Downtempo , Psybient and Psytrance. He also plays groovy night time Psychedelic, Forest, Ethnic Progressive, deep and intelligent minimal psy . He always fits his musical journey with the time of the party, the place, and most importantly, the people.
More recently he is experimenting with producing his own music.