kasra v: music to... bounce to

Avid record collector and NTS Radio DJ Kasra V steps into the mix exclusively for i-D. Press play and bounce your weekend away.

by i-D Team and i-D Staff
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27 April 2015, 1:05pm

Kasra Vaseghi is a guy that seriously knows his tunes. The Iranian DJ and producer is an avid collector of middle eastern vinyl and his regular NTS Radio show, aptly titled The Paradise Show, takes you on a journey through rare Arabic sounds to house and beyond. Also busy curating the Balearic section of 22 Tracks, doing A&R for the London based Love Fever Records and producing music himself, Kasra is about to release his forthcoming EP on L.I.P.S (home to the likes of Adesse Versions and Johnny Rock). Completely obsessed with his residency at one of our favorite London parties, Feelings, among many others, we are please to welcome Kasra V into the mix for i-D with this off the cuff blend of groovy house flavors. Press play and bounce your weekend away.

Music to shift your mood from staying in to staying up all night...
Zia, HelelyosFunk from my motherland Iran will always make me want to party. I mean, how can you not want to dance to this?

Music for fiery arguments and emotional goodbyes...
Saint Etienne, Only Love Can Break Your HeartThe lyrics say it all!

Music to kiss and make up to...
Art Of Noise, Moments in Love (Beaten Mix)If this song doesn't make you kiss and make up with your lover, then you're not meant to be.

Music to heal a broken heart...
Rhye, Shed Some Blood. My go-to song whenever I feel heartbroken.

Music to get high to...
Art of Noise, Art of love (youth & orb mix)Best track to listen to when you're blazed, especially when they bring in their signature synth sound.

Music to change your night from mediocre to magnificent...
Ron Trent, 7th HeavenPlayed this at Love Fever NYE party and had a moment when I looked around whilst everyone was dancing crazy to this and thought, "Fuck, it can't get any better than this".

Music to take a long drive to...
Rinder & Lewis, Blue SteelI love how this song keeps on going and going. I haven't had a long drive in few years but next time I do, I'll definitely make sure this is blasting out loud.

Music to walk down the aisle to...
Mr. Fingers, You're Someone Special.
A special track for that special someone, you know who you are.

Music you'd like played at your funeral...
Blaze, The GardenThis song by blaze on full volume please.

Music to have sex to...
Space, Carry on, Turn me on.This was the first song that I though of, its full of love so its perfect for making love.

Music to celebrate your birthday to...
Hanna, I NeededI did a birthday party last year and was playing b2b with my friend Shamos and he played this, it was a moment. Totally want to do it all over again.

Music guaranteed to give you serious swagger...
Mr. Lee, Pump That Body (Deep House Instrumental)It doesn't get more badass than this!

Music to make even the wallflowers dance...
Basement Jaxx, Fly Life ExtraIt has been a while since I've played this on a dancefloor but oh man, if you drop this at the right time, it makes everyone go nuts.

Music to play at the after party when it's 6am and the sun is beginning to rise...
The Beloved, The Sun RisingThis song perfectly captures that exact moment.

Music that could put even an insomniac to sleep...
Weldon Irvine, Here's Where I Came In. Dim the lights, close the curtains and put this on. You'll surely go to sleep.

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