DJ Aligator

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DJ Aligator
DJ Aligator in 2014
DJ Aligator in 2014
Background information
Birth nameAliasghar Movasat
Born (1975-03-10) 10 March 1975 (age 46)
Tehran, Iran
Occupation(s)Electronic musician, DJ, record producer
Years active2000–present
LabelsGator Records
Associated actsFactual Beat, Zoom, Arash Labaf
Websitealigatormusic.com

Ali Asghar Movasat (Persian: علی اصغر مواسات‎) better known by his stage name DJ Aligator, is an Iranian-Danish producer and DJ.

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 (200,000 units) in 2000, peaking at number-one on both the singles and dance chart, before its international release in 2002.[3] Similar projects: 666, K-System, Floorfilla, Klubbheads, Cosmic Gate, Darude, Pulsedriver, Barcode Brothers, Hampenberg, Kai Tracid.

"Lollipop" was written by Aliasghar Movasat and Calvin Allan, and "The Whistle Song" was written by Aliasghar Moavasat, Al Agami[4] and Holger Lagerfeldt.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
DEN SWE
Payback Time
  • Release date: 2000
  • Label: FLEX
  • Formats: CD
17 31
The Sound of Scandinavia
  • Release date: 2002
  • Formats: CD
3
Music Is My Language
  • Release date: 2005
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD
39
Kiss My B-ass 33
Next Level
  • Release date: 2012
  • Label: Gator
  • Formats: CD, download
"—" 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 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 Music Is My Language
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" Singles only
2016 "Heaven Is Falling" (featuring AERO)
2017 "Put Your Lights Up" (featuring Decaville)
2018 "Agmal Hayaa (Beautiful Life)" (featuring Talal)
"—" 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 978-1-904994-10-7.
  2. ^ Svidt, Ole Rosenstand (15 January 2002). "DJ Aligator hitter i England" (in Danish). GAFFA. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  3. ^ Ferro, Charles (9 February 2002). "Global Music Pulse - Snap Hit". Billboard. p. 45. Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  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. Archived from the original on June 3, 2009. Retrieved July 6, 2011.
  8. ^ Dutch peaks
  9. ^ Norwegian peaks
  10. ^ Swedish peaks

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