Hamed Wardak Speaks

Hamed Wardak Speaks

The Blog Home of Music Producer Hamed Wardak

GET READY FOR EPIZODE FESTIVAL! The Epizode Festival is an eleven-day music and dance marathon set on a beautiful white-sand beach on an island between Cambodia and Vietnam. Southeast Asia has a thriving techno scene, and the event attracts a hip group of party people. Many in attendance are visiting the area from Europe, and […]

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Hamed Wardak Speaks about Iceland Techno Scene

Iceland, a country of a mere 350,000 people, is currently facing considerable economic difficulty and intimidating environmental problems. Not surprisingly, there is tremendous unease in the country over these issues; however, there is also a great deal of energy coming from people in Iceland that is being directed towards raising awareness of problems and making […]

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With its iconic location in the Himalayas and its rich Hindu tradition, Nepal may seem an unlikely place to spawn a revolution in contemporary music. Yet in its capital city of Kathmandu, a thriving electronic music scene has emerged amid natural disasters and political upheaval. Young Nepalese have embraced house, techno and bass-driven music. They […]

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New York is full of galleries that showcase some of the world’s finest art. Among them, there are some galleries known for displaying high-quality mineral specimens. This autumn, one of these galleries will be showing off a collection of fine emeralds from Latin America. They won’t just be displayed solo. They won’t be set in […]

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Hamed Wardak speaks about the Yamaha and its History

In recent years, it has been no secret that the vintage synthesizer market has become incredibly popular among a large group of diehard collectors and pop and experimental music aficionados. As electronic artists like Aphex Twin make a comeback and vinyl reissues of classic prog rock albums fly off the shelves at boutique record stores […]

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Techno music–and the larger music industry overall–have been a major source of creativity and well-being. In addition to listening solo, techno and other music have also been used for social purposes, such as live concerts or DJs at parties. To give some context on the techno genre, it spawned from electronic rock and became a […]

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Experimental music coming out of Southeast Asia is increasingly showing up in places that are giving it a higher profile. The music of that region has long held a fascination with others from around the world, but is now becoming that much easier to discover and dive into. With reissues of classic recordings from the […]

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