DJ Aligator

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DJ Aligator
Birth name Aliasghar Movasat
Born (1975-03-10) 10 March 1975 (age 39)
Tehran, Iran
Origin Copenhagen, Denmark
Genres Trance, Progressive house
Occupation(s) Electronic musician, DJ, record producer
Years active 1994–present
Labels Gator Records
Associated acts Factual Beat, Zoom, Arash Labaf
Website aligatormusic.com

Aliasghar Movasat (Persian: علی‌اصغر مواساط‎; born 10 March 1975) better known by his stage name DJ Aligator, is an Iranian-Danish trance producer and DJ.

Early life[edit]

Movasat was born in Tehran, Iran, but moved to Copenhagen, Denmark when he was 13 years old. He attended introductory courses in jazz and classical and after graduating from high school, he entered the Rhythmic program at the Danish Music Conservatory.

Musical career[edit]

He enjoyed worldwide success with the single "The Whistle Song" from his 2000 debut album Payback Time. It peaked at number 5 in the United Kingdom in January 2002,[1] and subsequently, he performed it on BBC Television's Top of the Pops.[2] The song was a four times platinum selling success in Denmark in 2000, peaking at number-one on both the singles and dance chart, before its international release in 2002.[3]

The lyrics in songs such as "Lollipop", "The Whistle Song", and "Doggy Style", which are known for their lyrical sexual innuendos, are not provided by DJ Aligator himself, but are rather provided by the Danish rapper Al Agami.[4]

DJ Aligator spells his name with one 'L' instead of the traditional way of spelling it, 'alligator'.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
DEN SWE
Payback Time 17 31
The Sound of Scandinavia 3
Music is My Language 39
Kiss My B-ass 33
Next Level
  • Release date: 19 November 2012
  • Label: Gator Records
  • Formats: CD, Music download
Magic Trance On The Dance Floor "—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
DEN
[5]
FIN
[6]
IRE
[7]
NED
[8]
NOR
[9]
SWE
[10]
UK
[1]
2000 "The Whistle Song" 1 5 54 1 10 5 Payback Time
"Lollipop" 1 18 9 8
"Turn Up the Music" 4 78 49
2001 "Doggy Style" 10 44
"Temple of India"
2002 "Stomp!" 1 1 2 The Sound of Scandinavia
"I Like to Move It" (featuring Dr. Alban) 2
"Mosquito"
"Dreams" (featuring Christina Undhjem) 15
2004 "Davaj Davaj" (featuring MC Vspishkin) 7 The Sound of Scandinavia
2005 "Music is My Language" (featuring Arash) 11
"Protect Your Ears" 4 16
2006 "Countdown"
2007 "Meet Her at the Lover Parade 2007" Single only
2008 "KAOS" Kiss My B-ass
2009 "Calling You" 15
"Shine" (featuring Heidi Degn)
2010 "Gi' det til dig" (featuring Jinks) Single only
2011 "Starting Over" Next Level
"Trash the Club" (featuring Al Agami & Yas)
2012 "The Perfect Match" (with Daniel Kandi featuring Julie Rugaard)
"Moments of Life" (featuring Alexander Popov)
"Be With You" (featuring Sarah West)
2014 "Fist Pump"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 158. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Svidt, Ole Rosenstand (15 January 2002). "DJ Aligator hitter i England" (in Danish). GAFFA. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "DJ Aligator Project" (in Danish). bandlist.dk. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  4. ^ Mathiasen, Morten Plesner (2009). "Alligatoren synger slet ikke" (in Danish). P3. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Danish peaks
  6. ^ Finnish peaks
  7. ^ "Irish Singles Chart – Search for song". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved July 6, 2011. 
  8. ^ Dutch peaks
  9. ^ Norwegian peaks
  10. ^ Swedish peaks

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