In today’s world which has become infiltrated with DJs, you find a select few DJs like Behrouz who have managed to reach that top echelon, either through hard work and determination, support from fans and peers, and those that just have that God given..
In today’s world which has become infiltrated with DJs, you find a select few DJs like Behrouz who have managed to reach that top echelon, either through hard work and determination, support from fans and peers, and those that just have that God given gift to rock rooms (be it small or big) around the world for 10 or more plus hours, taking listeners on those unforgettable journeys of different genres of dance music ranging from deep house all the way to techno.
Welcome to Behrouz’s world… From his early days growing up in San Francisco, when San Francisco was considered at the time, the best city in the US for house music and still till this day lives up to its crowning title, you can find some of the best underground clubs. One DJ in particular was chosen to be the main resident DJ for two of the best known clubs at different times. Behrouz held a residency at DV8 for eight years and another eight years at 1015, and the man paid his dues by rocking both rooms each week to a packed house of clubbers ready to dance from open to close and where the motto was always “it’s all about music….”
While being a resident at 1015, Behrouz was snatched by the Deep Dish boys who recognized his talent, while they had a monthly residency with Behrouz at 1015. They chose him to be on their labels Yoshitoshi and Shinichi and added him to their booking agency roster. And from there on, Behrouz didn’t let them or his fans down. It’s been an uphill road which has lead him to become a top notch producer as well. His remix of “Safe From Harm” topped every dance chart and hit #1 on the Billboard’s Dance Chart. His single “What We Do In Life” being chosen to be included in the classic Yoshisque CD compilation and his single “Azab”, being played by all the major DJs and used in many compilations such as Carl Cox’s Fact-Australia CD series, to his 2008 smash hit being crowned by Pete Tong as an Essential New Tune, Behrouz ft The FPI Project, “Rich in Paradise”. 2009 was a big year in the studio for Behrouz releasing hits including “Feeling Good”, “Time Travel” and “Lost in Translation”. 2010 has been one of Behrouz’ busiest years to date. In addition to his endless gigs around the world and new productions, he has also developed Pure Behrouz as a two hour SIRIUS|XM radio show, airing every Saturday night. As well, keep a look out for an abundance of new studio work and his newest compilation Pure Behrouz: San Francisco on Nervous Records in early 2011. Behrouz is truly the DJ’s DJ.
Raising the bar and forging ahead with a unique sound that many have proclaimed as eclectic house with soul, Behrouz’s fame spread to the White Island known as Ibiza and eventually the powers that be from Circo Loco at DC10 asked him to be a guest DJ which lead to him to play for the club for over three years, rocking the room at the peak era of the Circo Loco legendary parties and being chosen to do the closing parties for Circo Loco at DC10 for two years and eventually touring for them all over Italy. At the same time Space Ibiza handpicked Behrouz to do their renowned closing party and he has continued the tradition for the past five years, playing sets with fellow peers and friends such as Danny Tenaglia, Deep Dish, and Pete Tong, to name a few. Adding to the Ibiza roster, Behrouz was also a resident at Pacha Ibiza for two years in a row for the Yoshitoshi parties and as of 2007, Behrouz has become the resident DJ for the famous Made In Italy parties at Amnesia and abroad. If that’s not enough, gaining notoriety throughout the industry quickly led to Behrouz being nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ at the 2004 Dancestar Awards held yearly in Miami during the Winter Music Conference, nominated for Best Breakthrough DJ at the 2004 DJ Awards in Ibiza and being nominated for Best Resident DJ at the 2005 Club World Awards for his famous Pure Behrouz residency at Ruby Skye in San Francisco.
Embarking on world tours, taking him from Dubai to Brazil, to legendary rooms like Womb in Tokyo, Twilo and Vinyl in NY and festivals like Dance Valley and the Cream festival in Spain, and playing long sets eventually led to the creation of the Pure Behrouz concept that has taken Behrouz’s signature sound to a new level. The whole meaning or direction of the Pure Behrouz night starts with Behrouz playing from open to close, taking his audience on that famous journey of different genres of music, which only a select few can dare to embark upon. As many can attest to, the Pure Behrouz nights have been compared to listening to four separate DJs playing in a club, all in one night. In this day and age where most DJs can play no more than a standard two hour set on their lap top, with Pure Behrouz, you get a pure journey of music, not on a lap top, but through love, vinyls that are handpicked by Behrouz himself around the world and upfront music that most likely you may never get the chance to hear from another DJ. Step into the world of Pure Behrouz!
Selected discography Behrouz
In House We Trust - Yoshitoshi
What We Do In Life... Echoes - Shinichi
Azab (2x12") - Shinichi
Be Free (2x12") - Shinichi
Lost in Translation - Audio Therapy
Feeling Good - Monique Musique
Where Are You Now - Forensic Records
Touch - Gangsta Audio
Time Travel - Urbantorque