"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."
Kasra founded Critical Music label, a drum and bass label based in London, that is widely regarded as being at the forefront of the modern underground scene. A passionate curator and DJ he has grown the label from humble beginnings to one of the most respected imprints in the genre.
"I started Critical as a hobby, as a way to involve myself in drum
and bass and a scene i love. I'm so lucky to work with such incredible
artists, have them realise their creativity, and travel all over the
world spreading the sound I love."
As his DJ career continues to flourish and Critical continuing to be regarded as one of the leading and most inspiring imprints in dance music today, Kasra has gone onto to headline label stages at the revered Arcadia at Glastonbury, Boomtown Festival, EDC Vegas, Let It Roll in Prague and many more. All this while using his A&R'ing skills and vision to release music from the likes of Mefjus, Enei, Ivy Lab, Halogenix, Sam Binga and more. Also as a DJ Kasra has done what only a select few people around the world have managed in their careers; being asked to mix FabricLive62, which went on to be one of the most successful Drum & Bass mix albums of the year.
Over the years the label has released music from artists across the scene, showcasing a diverse and vital roster covering all angles of the music that Kasra loves so much. Not content with a release schedule bursting with future classics and his own rigorous DJ'ing schedule continually on the up, the label boasts its own branded club nights, Critical Sound. These nights traverse the globe with the Critical family and specially selected guests bringing their own interpretation of the Critical Sound.
Even with this busy schedule Kasra has made sure to spend an increasing amount of time inside the studio resulting in his debut solo EP, 'Ski Mask' in 2018 as well as the creation of Circuits - a collaborative project between himself and InsideInfo. Both projects have been hitting home with the fans and with BBC Radio 1 heavily supporting, you can be sure of much more music to come including the release of the 'Focus On The Love' EP from Kasra on Critical Music in May 2019.
18 Oct, 2019
As the Amsterdam Dance Event enters it's third day, Decked Out & Primary Talent International artists are well represented across the city.
...The Bloody Beetroots
...TCHAMI X MALAA
...Krystal Klear B2B Gerd Janson
...Dave Clarke Presents
...Mike Skinner DJ SET
...Circuits (InsideInfo x Kasra)
25 Jul, 2019
Hospitality's Park Warm Up in East Greenwich, London on Saturday 3rd August features Primary Talent International artists.
23 Jul, 2019
Kasra provided the Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, on 20th July.
27 Jun, 2019
The Cure will headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday, and the day features many artists from the Primary Talent International roster.
11.50-12.30: Circa Waves (Other Stage)
14.30-15.30: Self Esteem (Pussy Parlure)
16.00-16.40: Nilüfer Yanya (William's Green)
16.00-17.00: Joy Crookes (Pussy Parlure)
16.00-17.00: Tiffany Calver (Gully Blues)
17.00-18.00: Steel Banglez (Gully Blues)
17.15-18.15: Ray BLK (Sonic)
17.15-18.15: Loyle Carner (Other Stage)
17.20-18.20: The Bootleg Beatles (Acoustic Stage)
18.00-18.40: Ten Tonnes (William's Green)
18.00-19.00: DJ Vadim ft Kiko Bun (The Bug at Arcadia)
20.15-21.15: Dave (Other Stage)
21.15-23.30: The Cure (Pyramid Stage)
21.30-22.45: The Streets (John Peel Stage)
23.15-00.30: Maverick Sabre (Sonic)
00.00-01.00: Kasra (Arcadia's Pangea)
01.00-02.00: High Contrast DJ (Samula)
01.00-03.00: Mike Skinner DJ (The Rum Shack)
26 Jun, 2019
Stormzy will headline at Pyramid Stage on Friday night at Glastonbury Festival, and the day features a packed line-up of Primary Talent International artists.
14.00-14.40: Yellow Days (William's Green)
14.00-15.00: The Wombats (Other Stage)
15.00-16.30: Connie Constance (Left Field)
16.00-16.40: Sundara Karma (Williams Green)
16.30-17.00: Dylan Cartlidge (The Rabbit Hole)
16.50-17.55: Kuenta (Glade)
19.00-19.40: Sunflower Bean (William's Green)
19.00-19.45: Gaffa Tape Sandy (The Unfairground)
19.20-20.20: Swimming Girls (Avalon Cafe Stage)
20.00-21.00: Dub Pistols (Glade)
20.15-21.15: Two Door Cinema Club (Other Stage)
21.00-22.00: Pale Waves (John Peel Stage)
22.15-23.45: Stormzy (Pyramid Stage)
23.00-00.00: Mollie Collins (The Temple)
00.00-00.45: Jamz Supernova (Shangri-La)
01.00-02.00: Snow B2B Jamz Supernova (The Gas Tower)
01.15-02.45: Pinty (Stonebridge)
03.30-04.30: Kasra B2B Randall (The Temple)
15 Nov, 2018
Circuits aka Kasra with InsideInfo, have remixed SpectraSoul's classic track 'Organiser'.
22 Oct, 2018
Kasra presents a 30 minute exclusive personal d'n'b mix for Red Bull.
Click the link below to listen.
16 Oct, 2018
The Amsterdam Dance Event begins tomorrow, and runs until Sunday 21st October & features a whole host of Primary Talent International & Decked Out artists.
...DaM-FunK (Live & DJ)
...Danny L Harle
...Red Axes (Live & DJ)
...Tchami x Malaa
11 Oct, 2018
Kasra shares a new track 'From The Outside In', from his 'Ski Mask' EP which is released on Friday.
06 Oct, 2018
Kasra presents 'Ski Mask' from his debut solo EP on Critical Music.