A flying visit from Sote to London from Iran, in the studio.
Ata ‘Sote’ Ebtekar is a composer, sound artist, and recording engineer now based in Tehran, Iran. Sote has moved back to Iran and is engaging with young producers there whose music we sample in this broadcast. With aspects of hard techno and sometimes ambient, Sote has released his own music on Warp and Sub Rosa amongst many others over the past two decades.
Yet despite playing his music since last decade on Six Pillars we’ve never met, hence this was a good chance to hear from producer/ performer Sote about his influences and aspirations, prior to both his Boiler Room (not yet online) and Cafe Oto gigs.
Discussing first cassettes, composition and performance sets in Iran today, Sote also brought 3 mp3s onto the show from his peer group in Tehran for us to sample: Bescolour, Nima Aghiani and Tarxun.
You can listen to the tracks we sample in full below.