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"Kasra is a gatekeeper to what is under the surface in drum & bass. He does what he does with passion and care. he is a kindred spirit" - Goldie, Metalheadz
Since his first forays into drum & bass in the late 1990s as a burgeoning young DJ, there's no doubt that Kasra has now made an indelible mark on the scene, a mark that continues to grow ever-stronger as his Critical Music empire prospers.
As Critical's figurehead, the demand for Kasra's DJing skills has escalated to the point of a schedule that sees him playing regularly every weekend throughout the UK and rest of world. Vienna, Budapest, Shanghai, Beijing, Miami, Berlin, New York and of course his beloved London are just a few of the places that have beared witness to the Critical Sound and the list just keeps getting longer. Quite a feat these days for someone who's not yet really gone deep into the production process.
This is all changing though as Kasra's been busying himself back on the studio readying his own takes on the Critical Sound. With many more collaborations to come and some solo cuts, expect to see many more Kasra productions gradually working their way into the sets of the great, and the good of the D&B community.
Not content with a release schedule bursting with future classes and his own rigorous DJing schedule continually on the up, the label now boasts its own residency at one of the worlds most iconic electronic music venues, Fabric London, where it can regularly be seen smashing up the place with an always superstar cast of DJing elite from D&B and beyond.
The first quarter of 2012 saw Kasra achieve what only a select few people around the world have managed in their careers; being asked to mix the new Fabric Live album was a huge honor and resulted in FabricLive 62 being one of the most successful drum & bass mix albums of the day.
"The rave George Cross, one of dance music's highest honors." - DJ Mag
So now as heads turn to 2015 it seems this is the tipping point for Kasra both as a Dj and a label head of one of the most inspiring imprints in dance music today. The Critical age is only just beginning.