Masoud (musician)

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Masoud
Masoud Fouladi Moghaddam 2011 Photography Session By Ardeshir Sabeti.jpg
Spring of 2011 Press Photo Shoot By Ardeshir Sabeti
Background information
Birth nameMasoud Fouladi Moghaddam
Also known asCaspian Beat, Dj MaSound, Masoud Fuladi[1]
Born (1985-05-22) May 22, 1985 (age 33)
Bandar-e Anzali, Iran
GenresElectronic dance music, Progressive house, Vocal trance, progressive trance
Occupation(s)Music producer, artist, dj
InstrumentsKeyboard, piano, guitar
Years active2009–present
LabelsArmada Music, AVA Recordings, Flashover Recordings
Associated actsMaWayy [2]
Websitemasoudfuladi.com

Masoud (born Masoud Fouladi Moghaddam on May 22, 1985) is an Iranian record producer, artist and DJ living in Bandar-e Anzali, Iran.[3] He is known for leading the electronic dance music artist community in Iran.[4]

Biography[edit]

He started working as a dance music producer at the end of 2009 by collaborating with Jaren Cerf[5] as a songwriter and her sister Josie on vocals which is called "Leave It All Behind" signed by Ferry Corsten's label Flashover Recordings and got supports by Armin Van Buuren and Ferry Corsten.[6] After the success of this single Masoud got to remix "Staring at the Sea" by New York-based Musician "Dj Eco Pres. Pacheco" and supported by British Trance Group Above & Beyond (band) and Ferry Corsten then hit the Beatport top20 chart.[7]. Platinum selling rapper Meek Mill[8] sampled "Leave It All Behind (PrOmid Remix)" on "Young Ni**a Dream" featuring YFN Lucci and Barcelini in 2017.[9].

In 2010 Masoud teamed up with Jaren Cerf again and made "Blinded". The vocal performed by a Los Angeles-based Model/Singer "Laurie". Sebastian Brandt remix of Blinded marked as a "Tune of the Week" on A State of Trance #453[10] by Armin van Buuren and got number 1 "Tune of the Month" on Ferry Corsten's Countdown Radio Show in May.[11][12]

Andy Moor put Masoud's new EP in his Compilation CD "Breaking The Silence Vol. 2" and Signed it to the Armada Music which is run by Armin Van Buuren in 2011 and supported by Paul Oakenfold and Richard Durand, Faruk Sabanci's remix hit #1 on Juno Download Store.[13] After that he signed a deal to Teletunez Inc. in 2011 to write for TV music with Brian Wayy.[14]

His remix of "Arlanda" an Uplifting trance track by Sophie Sugar and Tom Colontonio released under A State of Trance (label) which is a sub-label of Armada Music and reached Dash Berlin's Top15 in May 2011.[15]

Masoud's releases and remixes got into compilations such as "Trance Nation 2010", "Armada Lounge Vol.5", "The Ibiza SoundTrack 2011", "50 Ibiza Trance Tunes 2012", "Vocal Trance Sessions 2010", "20 Vocal Trance Anthems – 2012 Spring Edition", "Trance 75, 2012", "Trance 100 2010 & 2011 & 2012", "AVA Recordings Collected & Best of 2011" by the record labels like Ministry of Sound, Armada Music, Spinnin' Records and Flashover Recordings[16][17][18]

In 2014 Masoud signed 3 songs to Armada Music[19] featuring Melissa Loretta, Alexandra Badoi and Aneym supported by Armin Van Buuren,[20] Above & Beyond (band),[21] Ferry Corsten,[22] Andy Moor[23]

Masoud started an EDM project with Emmy Award winner[24] Brian Wayy in 2015 and called it "MaWayy" and released first single "Wrong" in 2017 under Teletunez's division HitTunez and Blanco Y Negro record label includes remixes by Joe Maz and Ayin. this record hit No.42 on Billboard Dance Club Songs chart[25] in May 2018 for 3 weeks and became No.1 record on WCPY "Dance Factory FM" station in Chicago[26]

Masoud Fouladi Moghaddam Spinning at Sanctuary Club Atlantis Hotel Dubai June 23, 2010

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The Caspian Sessions[edit]

--> He hosts a bi-weekly radio show entitled "The Caspian Sessions" on the trance radio Afterhours.FM[27] and podcast on the Iranian Entertainment website Bia2.com[28][29] A selection of the progressive trance, house and electro tunes at the moment plus a chillout song at the end of the show. Masoud picks a song as his favourite of every sessions. On June 9, 2015 the radio show airplay changed from Afterhours.FM to Digitally Imported DJ Mixes channel on a monthly basis.[30] Masoud cancelled this show after 100 episodes.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2009 "Masoud Feat. Josie – Leave It All Behind [Flashover Recordings/Levare]" (Tritonal, Jorn van Deynhoven, Amurai, Promid Remixes)[31]
  • 2010 "Masoud Feat. Laurie – Blinded [Flashover Recordings/Levare]" (Sebastian Brandt, Ginatron Remixes)[32]
  • 2011 "Caspian Beat – Seven [PM Music]"
  • 2011 "Dj MaSound – Don't Be Afraid [Lost Language]"
  • 2012 "Masoud Feat. Nicole McKenna – Fix The Broken [Armada Music/AVA]"[33]
  • 2014 "Masoud Feat. Melissa Loretta - Best Days [Armada/Statement!]"[34]
  • 2015 "Masoud Feat. Hysteria! - Pull Me Back Again [Black Hole Recordings]"[35]

EPs[edit]

  • 2011 "Masoud – Here We Go [feat. Hannah Ray] / Skyward [Armada Music/AVA]" (Faruk Sabanci, Ginatron, Phillipe El Sisi Remixes)[36]
  • 2014 "Masoud Feat. Alexandra Bădoi - Where Is The Sunrise", "Masoud Feat. Aneym - No More". As the label's website says, "‘No More’ is a summery tune fit for radio and long days, while ‘Where Is The Sunrise’ takes a slightly more ominous tone."[37]
  • 2016 "Masoud Feat. Tara Louise - My Dreams / Goodbye" [Silk Music] (Vintage & Morelli, meHiLove Remixes)

Remixes[edit]

  • 2010 "Dj Eco Pres. Pacheco – Staring at the Sea (Masoud Remix) [Flashover Recordings]"
  • 2010 "Tasadi – Jupiter (Masoud Remix) [Lost Language]"
  • 2010 "Dave Emanuel – Four Noble Truths (Masoud Remix) [Harmonic Breezre Recordings]"
  • 2011 "Sophie Sugar & Tom Colontonio – Arlanda (Masoud Remix) [Armada Music/ASOT]"[38]
  • 2012 "Store N Forward – Listen To Life (Masoud Remix) [Afterglow]"[39]
  • 2012 "Andy Moor Feat. Sue McLaren – Fight The Fire (Masoud Chillout Mix) [Armada Music]"[40]
  • 2012 "Andy Moor Feat. Sue McLaren – Trespass (Masoud Chillout Mix) [Armada Music/AVA]"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Caspian Beat – Seven Beatsmedia.com
  2. ^ Exclusive Music Video Premiere: “Wrong” – Sizzling Electropop From MaWayy huffingtonpost.com
  3. ^ Masoud last.fm
  4. ^ 5 Iranian Music Stars To See Sans-Sanctions: Googoosh, Masoud, Yas and More musictimes.com
  5. ^ Jaren as Writer Jarenlive.com
  6. ^ A State of Trance Episode 420 AStateofTrance.com
  7. ^ Review of Leave It All Behind Choonoftheweek.com
  8. ^ "Gold & Platinum: Meek Mill". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2015-08-27.
  9. ^ https://www.whosampled.com/sample/595152/Meek-Mill-YFN-Lucci-Barcelini-Young-Nigga-Dreams-Masoud-Josie-Leave-It-All-Behind-(Orchestral-Mix)
  10. ^ ASOT #453 Astateoftrance.com
  11. ^ Masoud Fuladi Persianesquemagazine.com
  12. ^ 5 Iranian Music Stars To See Sans-Sanctions: Googoosh, Masoud, Yas and More musictimes.com
  13. ^ Here We Go / Skyward Review Beatsmedia.com
  14. ^ MaWayy la historia de dos productores TOP topplaylists.es
  15. ^ Dash Berlin Top15 dashberlinworld.com
  16. ^ Masoud on Armada Music Armadamusic.com
  17. ^ Masoud Remix ministryofsound.com
  18. ^ Masoud On Discogs discogs.com
  19. ^ [1] armadamusic.com
  20. ^ [2] 1001tracklists.com
  21. ^ [3] 1001tracklists.com
  22. ^ [4] 1001tracklists.com
  23. ^ [5] 1001tracklists.com
  24. ^ Exclusive Music Video Premiere: “Wrong” – Sizzling Electropop From MaWayy huffingtonpost.com
  25. ^ Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart billboard.com
  26. ^ Mediabase mediabase.com
  27. ^ The Caspian Sessions AfterHours.FM
  28. ^ The Caspian Sessions Bia2.com
  29. ^ The Caspian Sessions iTunes.apple.com
  30. ^ The Caspian Sessions di.fm
  31. ^ Leave It All Behind Flashoverrecordings.com
  32. ^ Blinded Flashoverrecordings.com
  33. ^ Masoud Feat. Nicole McKenna – Fix The Broken Armadamusic.com
  34. ^ Best Days ArmadaMusic.com
  35. ^ Pull Me Back Again Blackholerecordings.com
  36. ^ Masoud – Here We Go feat. Hannah Ray / Skyward Armadamusic.com
  37. ^ [6] ArmadaMusic.com
  38. ^ Discography discogs.com
  39. ^ Listen To Life beatport.com
  40. ^ Armada Lounge Vol.5 armadamusic.com

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