DJ Shahmaran

Hailing from occupied Kurdistan and the Netherlands, DJ Shahmaran currently has found his home in the Rotterdam queer scene. House music was his first introduction to electronic music, a genre near and dear to his heart, while also having an affinity for producers who rather than trying to re-create the past are expanding our imaginations for a better future. From Breaks, Jungle, DnB, high paced electro with dirty baselines and queer vocal samples, to electronic music that combines Middle-Eastern percussion with bass music, what is most crucial for DJ Shahmaran is the catharsis which electronic music provides; avenues for discovery and exploration; a way to express oneself without having to provide disclosure.