Stranger Than Paradise (STP) is proud to present:
Taimur Agha (BLK|Market Membership, Cheap Sunglasses, New York)
One of NYC's most active house/techno DJs and promoters, Taimur is a major force shaping the scene. His deep DJ sets are a late night staple in NYC's underground. With partner Fahad, he has helmed the Blk|market Membership parties for over two years, producing over 50 events that have hosted some of techno's biggest names and brightest up-and-comers at locales like cielo, bar 13 and L.O.V.E.
Some of his past main acts at the Blk|Market Membership nights (2006-present) that he has open or closed for in NYC are (in no order of appearance): Someone Else, Ark live + Mossa live, Butane, Bill Patrick, Dennis Rodgers, Pheek live, Quenum, Three, Cabanne, Alex Under live, Adultnapper, Todd Sines, Mikael Stavostrand live, Lusine live, Michal Ho, Losoul live, Jamie Jones, Matt Tolfrey, Glacier live, Kooky Scientist live, MyMy live, Terry Francis, Agnes live, Touane live, Aril Brikha live, Dan Curtin, Misc live, Ryan Elliott, Craig Richards, Argenis Brito live, Pier Bucci live, Reverse Commuter live, Derek Plaslaiko, Dachshund live, Cassy, Thomas Melchior live, Vincenzo, Markus Fix, Jay Haze live, Johnny D live, Giles Smith, James Priestley, Robert Hood, just to name a few. Some of their upcoming lineups include Markus Fix, Pig+Dan live, Jay Haze live, Glimpse, Johnny D live, and Robert Hood, Deepchord presents Echospace live, Craig Richards vs. Ivan Smagghe, Sammy Dee and Sascha Dive amongst others. The artists that are hand picked are ones that influence the sound that they push as dj's.
Taimur also has created a side project in which he collaborates with Larry Ursini of Udder Maddness of Denver, now NYC transplant, and Memo of Bar13 entitled the Cheap Sunglasses parties, which have become instant impact events at major techno nodes such as the Winter Music Conference 08 , DEMF 08 in Detroit, Seattle's Decibel Festival 08, Minitek 08 Official Closing Party and San Francisco's legendary 'End Up' club for its 35th year anniversary weekend. These parties are now some of the most talked about in the US now . The idea behind these events are simple. To have a theme, an ALL-STAR lineup up, a booming sound system, crazy giveaways and just an all round good vibe with no bullshit. Some of the main acts have been Martin Landsky, Magda, Italoboyz, Glacier Live, Konrad Black, Three, Matt Tolfrey, Jamie Jones, Bruno Pronsato, Mikeal Stavostrand, Derek Plaslaiko, Matthias Tanzmann, Baby Ford, Dixon and Ame. Be on the look also for Taimur's label 'Cheap Sunglasses' coming very soon.
When Taimur is not busy working on events, he can be found working at Halcyon record shop (www.halcyonline.com) where he is an integral part of the team as he is the main buyer for the house and techno genres of music the shop has to offer in vinyl and cds. Its no wonder Taimur is ahead of the pack when it comes to new music.
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$100 bottles of 42Below vodka
$7 Red Bull-Vodkas