Sharam Remixes Paul Simon's 'I Know What I Know'

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It’s not often you get to remix such legendary artists as Paul Simon. So when I was approached to do a remix for the 25th anniversary of his seminal album Graceland, I was extremely honored and couldn’t say no. Paul has been an inspiration for countless artists over the years (including myself).

I have been playing this mix exclusively for over a year to countless inquires. I'm very happy to finally share it with the world.

My "Motherland Mix" of “I Know What I Know,” is out today on all major channels, go give it a listen!

Sharam Kicks off 2018 with Two Remixes

With 2018 not even through its first quarter, Sharam has already on track to have yet another hugely productive year.  In January, his first remix since December 2016, a dark and winding update on Luzon’s classic record ‘Manila Sunrise,’ was released on Beatport and quickly entered the genre’s top 10.  Listen via Progressive Astronaut.

Not content to just sit back and watch the charts, Sharam unleashed another remix in on February 23 of OC & Verde and Eli & Fur’s first official collaboration “Sweet Perfection,” which is out (along with the original mix) on Sharam’s hugely influential label Yoshitoshi Recordings.  The package, which has seen rotation on BBC Radio 1 from Pete Tong and Danny Howard, is already taking the Beatport charts by storm. Listen via Mia Mendi.  

Sharam announces new album "Cities"

"Well... this week marks the beginning of the next chapter. I start my next album. Its an exciting new project called #Cities where I will be collaborating with some of my favorite producers/people. DJs and friends that I look up to, admire, and am eager to learn from. Each track will be named after the ‘City’ those fine producers are from. This is a project that will require an unprecedented amount of focus and efficiency from me, as such I have decided to not do any gigs for the winter months into spring. I’m hoping at the end of this journey I will have something really cool and exciting to share with you guys. Something that I, and my collaborators can be proud of. The aim, as it’s always been with me, is to push the boundaries and possibilities of music and have fun in the process.


I do have one previously scheduled gig in NY on Feb (8) at The Good Room. I will use that opportunity to test drive some of these new cuts. I’m already looking forward to that, but mostly I’m intrigued and excited about the new possibilities this project brings. I will not be as active on my socials but will keep you guys in the loop about what’s happening. Perhaps even share the struggle as i’m sure it’s not gonna be all smooth sailing, but that’s part of the process.
Yoshi Radio will continue as a weekly show and will serve as my ‘DJ practice’ so that I stay in ‘DJ Shape’ for when I get back on the road.


Until then... Stay True, Stay Cool, Stay Deep and Stay Gold!"

- Sharam

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Collecti Debuts in the iTunes Dance Top 20

After a summer spent experimenting with the album format and releasing twelve of Collecti’s tracks as three distinct EP’s, a full length album with a ninety-minute continuous DJ mix version and bonus material is here, debuting on release day in the iTunes Dance Top 20.

The album displays Sharam’s unique and diverse production style, focusing on his roots in the underground world of techno.  It’s a thrilling and epic sonic marathon, with fifteen tracks that average over eight minutes in length and showcase a wide variety of sounds and textures.  From the rough, drum n’ bass inspired sounds of opener Amnesi, to the chaotic white noise melodies of Filthi and Crazi, to the acid groove of Napoli, the roaring Scorpi, and the gurgling textures of Basic Channel-influenced Mini, the album contains elements from every corner of techno and its sub-genres.  The album’s consistency lies in Sharam’s masterful arrangements and incredibly textured sound design, which is felt most prominently when listening to the continuous mix. 

Sharam is no stranger to the mix compilation, having put together many over the years, perhaps most famously for acclaimed English brand Global Underground.  As he did with his debut album Get Wild in 2009, Sharam has mixed together all the original tracks on Collecti, applying the same methodology to craft a breathtaking journey that flows with the same energy of his legendary DJ sets. It is a feat few (if any) can claim.   

Collecti is out now on all digital stores, and four limited edition vinyl records are available from select retailers and Yoshitoshi’s web store.

Sharam Releases Second Part of Collecti ALBUM

Sharam is back with part 2 of his Collecti project, unveiling four more tracks that display his continuous reimagining of sound and style as he delves deeper into the world of techno.

Part 2’s opener “Amnesi” shows off Sharam’s penchant for drum n’ bass sounds with a hard- hitting reece line that pulsates over nine minutes of frenzy-inducing techno rhythms. Its hypnotic breakdown conjures elements of trance, but in an abstract manner. “Filthi”, the dirtiest of this new bunch, uses abstracted, modulated white noise to conjure up a fragmented melody over a funky driving beat and sound effects. Next comes “Melodi,” a brooding cut that pits epic arpeggiations and chord swells against stripped-down, bass-heavy breakdowns. Sharam uses two distinctly different bass lines to concoct a euphoric, dare we say, progressive cut with drivng elements. Finally, the newly remastered “Crazi” picks up where “Filthi” left off (or was it the other way around?), advancing Sharam’s white noise lead technique into a ten-minute marathon that jolts and pivots like an Formula One car in the hands of a seasoned driver, with perhaps the craziest breakdown ever created - hence the name.

“Peeling the pages of the Collecti album has been a very exciting process for me. Through breaking down the album into 4 parts, people get to experience the individual tracks more intimately and get a closer look inside my creative process. Very happy to share part 2 of Collecti with you and thanks for all your support on Part 1.”

-Sharam

Sharam Launches New Podcast Yoshitoshi Radio

After ending his popular Wildcast mix show in March, Sharam has unveiled a new radio and podcast series, Yoshitoshi Radio, to be aired weekly in one-hour segments.  The new format puts a strong emphasis on Yoshitoshi, the label that Sharam has helmed for over twenty years and which to this day operates on the cutting edge of house and techno.  The show features Sharam’s live DJ sets from the best clubs in the world as well as live-in-the-studio mixes constructed from the mind-bending music that he is an expert at presenting.  Each episode is packed with unreleased Yoshitoshi records, exclusive promos, and dusted-off classics.  Special guests will contribute DJ mixes once a month, and Sharam will also host a special bi-monthly “Stranger Beats” edition of the program, which highlights the most captivating experimental and left-field records in his crate.

Episode 001 comes to you live from the legendary Warung club in Brazil, one of Sharam's favorite places to play.  The set was during carnaval, so the crowd and energy were absolutely amazing.  It's a perfect set to launch the new series.

Sharam Unveils 'Scorpi' - The First Track Off New Album Collecti

Continuously reimagining his sound and style, the Grammy-winning artist Sharam digs deep into his bag of production tricks for his new project Collecti (pronounced “collect-eye”), drawing heavily from the darker influences of techno. The album is comprised of a host of new material that he has been field testing with incredible response. 

"Collecti is a culmination of work that represents my endeavors into a sound that has always been near and dear to my heart and central to my sets: Techno. For my last album Retroactive, I was fixated on all of my influences over the years, for this album, however, my focus is on the darker realms. These records are my dance floor experiments, my secret weapons, tracks that have been driving my sets and I’m excited to share this body of work with everyone.” - Sharam

Collecti will be released in three parts over the course of Summer 2017, with a full mixed version and bonus material arriving in October, just in time for ADE.