True temples of peace could be find in many cities behind the facades of houses. Green idylls shielded from the bustling noise of the streets. Even a large town such as Plastic City has this shady backyards. Maybe something grows beside the music flow of the label sound, but this alternative vibe also represent several Plastic City artists. Terry Lee Brown Junior combed through the quiet courtyards of Plastic City and put together this new brilliant Complilation from this small pearls from the label archives. With sounds from The Timewriter, J. Axel, MSMS, Babak Shayan or Terry Lee Brown Junior himself, the Compilation is laidback, downtempo and chill and tears open the gate widely to the backyards of Plastic City! Available as MP3

Babak Shayan – My Life | Remixes (Plastic City. Play)

Born in Teheran (Iran) in 1973, Babak came to Germany due to the effects of the Iran-Iraq war in 1985. His love to music started in the early days of his childhood with artists such as Depeche Mode, Yello, New Order. But thanks to his new residence, the music that was avantgarde then became accessible for him. He went into heavy music collecting, making it possible to experience the concept of DJing just one year later: beginning in 1986, he spread mixtapes among his schoolmates and was soon a requested DJ for an audience that was much more older than he himself. He played in clubs where he would not have been allowed to enter because of his age. Consequently, his love for music lead him on the way to creating music. In 1998, he got the gear to get some tracks done and after gaining some experience in that field, Babak had his first release on the Plastic City. His first “Dualists” productions found their way into the cases of many DJs and many compilations and propelled him to the top of Germany’s Tech-House scene. In 2003 Babak moved to Cologne and founded his own label Shayan Music which has established itself as a modern music company that offers a broad spectrum of services. Besides all of his projects and music-making Babak plays as DJ at international festivals and clubs regularly. Finally in autumn 2009, he released his first own artist album which he called “My Life”. In spring 2011, Plastic City release a big remix package with new remixes from album tracks by Lukas Greenberg, Adryan, Helly Larson and Pino Shamlou.

Available Format: mp3.

 

Babak Shayan – Snake In The Grass (Plastic City. Play)

Born in Teheran (Iran) in 1973, Babak came to Germany due to the effects of the Iran-Iraq war in 1985. His love to music started in the early days of his childhood with artists such as Depeche Mode, Yello, New Order. But thanks to his new residence, the music that was avantgarde then became accessible for him. He went into heavy music collecting, making it possible to experience the concept of DJing just one year later: beginning in 1986, he spread mixtapes among his schoolmates and was soon a requested DJ for an audience that was much more older than he himself. He played in clubs where he would not have been allowed to enter because of his age. Consequently, his love for music lead him on the way to creating music. In 1998, he got the gear to get some tracks done and after gaining some experience in that field, Babak had his first release on the Plastic City. His first “Dualists” productions found their way into the cases of many DJs and many compilations and propelled him to the top of Germany’s Tech-House scene. In 2003 Babak moved to Cologne and founded his own label Shayan Music which has established itself as a modern music company that offers a broad spectrum of services. Besides all of his projects and music-making Babak plays as DJ at international festivals and clubs regularly. Finally in 2009, he released his first own artist album which he called “My Life”. The single “Snake in The Grass” is taken from this brilliant album.

Available Format: mp3.

Bar 1 Summer.08, mixed by Babak Shayan (Shayan Music)

Our man from Cologne Babak Shayan continues his compilation series “Bar 1” named after the location in Heidelberg, Germany. Like he did on the previous “Bar 1” Compilations, he picked up the most interesting tracks of artists from his own label Shayan Music as well as jewels from other producers. The well thought dramaturgy of this mix compilation paired with the soft character of mixing skills gives this mix it’s unique penetrability and allows the listener a light and dubby journey through different styles of Tech- and Deephouse, feeling the soft touch the rain of sound leaves on the skin, the electricity pulsing in the muscles while the beats are driving into them and catapult them in a freshness the synthesizer arrangement brings in consciousness. Shayan, releasing on labels like Pesto, Shayan Music, Plastic City and appearing with tracks on compilations like Deep House (Streetlight) or the “This Is TechHouse” Series on Tronic Soundz, as a DJ developed his style of TechHouse in a way of opening a window to let all the dreams, wonders and sexyness in without refusing samples of classical instruments, subtile vocals and laid-back bass-structures. In this mix relaxed tracks and euphoric tunes are rotating fast and and full of verve, so that the mind keeps breathing constantly and refreshing of thoughts, feelings and momentas is no longer a question of passivity than of activity. Everything opens the barrels where the rhythm of life is hided and access to new kinds of perception is granted. So fall in this river of sounds and don’t think about life anymore, because this mix is life itself.

Available Formats: CD, mp3.