pedram: music to... enrich you

Ahead of his forthcoming EP on James Zabeila’s Born Electric, Pedram delivers some musical enrichment.

by i-D Staff
24 May 2016, 12:25pm

Enter the sounds of Pedram. With beats big and bleepy, and an almost industrious techno funkiness running through his tracks, the Sheffield-based Persian prince of beats has been enjoying support recently from the likes of Four Tet, Paul Woolford James Zabeila and Pedestrian, to name but a few, and has been snapped up by Zabeila for his Born Electric label.

His latest release comes in the form of Cloned. A melodic yet fierce and jungly numer, the track toys with your emotions. Gritty, stomping drum patterns and haunting synths conjure dark vibes and futuristic dystopian scenes, while the shards of melodies cut through, letting you know there is still light in Pedram's seemingly dark musical heart.

The EP features B side Lex, which comes with three remixes from Fabric resident and all round don Craig Richards, a man that lends his services to few people. Due out on 10th June, we thought it only right that Pedram go into the mix for i-D, delving into his collection with a selection of sounds designed to enrich your mind, body and soul. Pre-order Cloned here and press play on the sounds of Pedram.

Music to shift your mood from staying in to staying up all night...
Jon Hopkins, Open eye signal

Music for fiery arguments and emotional goodbyes…
Denai Moore, Blame

Music to kiss and make up to…
Jamie XX, Girl

Music to heal a broken heart…
Clark, Black Stone

Music to get high to…
Aphex Twin, Iz Us

Music to change your night from mediocre to magnificent…
Midland, Blush

Music to take a long drive to…
Marco Passarani, White Chocolate

Music to walk down the aisle to…
M.I.A, Bucky Dun Gun

Music you'd like played at your funeral…
Squarepusher, Do you know Squarepusher

Music to have sex to…

Music to celebrate your birthday to…
My girlfriend's choice

Music guaranteed to give you serious swagger…
Wu Tang Clan, Bring Da Ruckus

Music to make even the wallflowers dance…
Chemical Brothers, Saturate

Music to play at the afterparty when it's 6am and the sun is beginning to rise…
Lil Silva, Caught Up ft. Cosima

Music that could put even an insomniac to sleep...
Mark Pritchard, Sad Alron


1. Clark - Omni Vignette
2. Sequential Circuits - Prophet 6
3. Nosaj Thing - Let You
4. Ulrich Schnauss - Nobody's Home
5. Pedram - Get It
6. Kenton - Slash Demon
7. Daev Martian - Live Love
8. Ben Marc - Safe Sounds
9. John Talabot - Last Stand
10. Formation - Pleasure (General Ludd Remix)
11. Seven Davis Jr - Spliffs
12. Daev Martian - CK
13. Submerse - Bokeh (Project Moon Remix)
14. Space Dimension Controller - The Trail You Left Behind
15. Pedram - Cloned
16. Barker & Baumecker - Spur (Clark Remix)

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