Long before he played in clubs such as Die Nacht in Germany, Club Orange, Night park and Xena club in Cyprus, Mappa club in Budapest, Touch and Catwalk in Dubai or Bed club in Kuala Lumpur, Farzan Badie was a teenager growing up in Tehran, listening to Metallica, Kiss, and Pink Floyd, and obsessing over Iron Maiden.
Badie started to listen to electronic music at the age of 17 and became fascinated with artists like Sasha, Digweed, James Holden, and Nathan Fake. His passion for DJing really blossomed when he got his first mixer that same year, and he began playing at local underground parties with his two best friends and partners Pedram Eda and Siamak Amidi. That might not sound like anything out of the ordinary, as most DJs start out spinning tracks with their best friends at house parties, but how many of us would risk our freedom and lives just to have a house party and play some music?
Farzan, Siamak, and Pedram did, because in a place like Tehran, where not even one bar exists let alone a club, and partying and alcohol is punishable by imprisonment, something as simple as a party is in fact, a crime. They were determined. Their gathering of 10 people who got together, played music, and just hung out quickly turned into 100-persom parties that could be mistaken for an club in Europe, quickly cementing themselves as part of the underground culture in Tehran.
At the age of 22 Farzan moved to Kuala Lumpur to study sound engineering at S.A.E., gaining studio experience. While continuing to pursue his growing career as a DJ, he formed a DJ/Live act with British DJ Jules Dickens, that combined new and old styles, with mainly vinyl, CDs, and Laptop. Farzan then decided to take a break from performing at clubs to focus on production. In 2011 he moved to Budapest and worked in a public recording studio for 2 years. After traveling around the world and being a part of the international scene, he decided to return to Tehran to find an exotic way of mixing cosmopolitan tunes in his country. Bedroom Records, Mojear Records, Micro digital Records are record labels that Farzan has worked with to date, and his music is just as unique, dark, and mysterious as his sets and his personality.
Along with his friend Dariush Sardari, he launched the Beshknow radio station in Tehran, which, since 2016, has been serving the online and offline community with a diverse range of tunes in both private and public spaces.