Ardalan Debuts New Album "Mr. Good" [Your EDM Interview]

Ardalan Debuts New Album “Mr. Good” [Your EDM Interview]

What do a parade float, Mardi Gras beads, and a masquerade have to do with camping? When you are at Dirtybird Campout West Coast 2019 in Modesto, they come together to create the perfect traveling stage for a surprise album listening party as DJ/artist Ardalan took to the beaten campground paths to share his upcoming album, Mr. Good.


And just a few short hours before the Parade embarked from the Dirtybird Games HQ, I met with Ardalan backstage to not only chat about the San Francisco DJ’s upcoming album.

Ardalan and I spoke about the meaning behind Mr. Good and the masks people wear through life. We also talked about going on Escapades with Walker & Royce through New York City, experimenting with a new sound for a future album inspired by his Persian heritage and childhood in Iran, attending his first Dirtybird BBQ at 17, and releasing his first Dirtybird track with Justin Martin at 19. Last of all, we talked about what it means to him that Mr. Good will be the final Dirtybird release ever made in the San Francisco home he shared with his label mate and mentor.

So excited to play The Great Northern on Saturday to celebrate my album release AAAAND my birthday! 🥳 Be sure to grab tickets before they’re all gone!Tickets – https://bit.ly/2ps4mH0

Posted by Ardalan on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

You have an album coming out on November 1st. Can you tell me a little bit about it?

My album

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The Story of Your Paradise As Told By Festival Founders Ignacio Garcia and Hadi J

The Story of Your Paradise As Told By Festival Founders Ignacio Garcia and Hadi J

Over the past six years, Your Paradise Fiji has earned a reputation for being one of the most intimate destination festivals in the world. Known for giving fans of dance music an unrivaled intimate festival experience with their favorite artists on a remote island in Fiji, the festival returns this year with A-Trak, Gorgon City, Getter’s hip-hop alter ego Terror Reid, What So Not, Cosmo’s Midnight, Mija, Noisia, and more along with curated parties from Anjunadeep, Night Bass, and Desert Hearts. Your EDM spoke with two of the festival founders for a chance to learn a little bit more about this island festival, if it really is just as much of a fantasy as it appears to be, and if Your Paradise is as elite as it seems or if the festival really is a fantastic travel adventure for anyone who loves dance music as much as we do.


What was your personal goal when setting out to create Your Paradise? Do you feel like you were able to achieve it and if so which year of the festival and what was the goal that replaced it. How has the vision behind Your Paradise grown or evolved since you first started building the concept of this Island Festival?

Ignacio:
The goal was to develop a truly all-encompassing curated experience where travel, self-discovery, music & culture were part of the one event. Originally attracting a primarily Australian audience, we have now flights departing from Los Angeles and Auckland, New Zealand; with

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