Taimur Agha

Blkmarket Music//TheSelectors



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Taimur Agha

Taimur (Blkmarket Music / The Selectors) DJ resume includes multiple appearances at world renowned clubs, festivals, and parties: NYC’s Public Records, House of Yes, Output (RIP), Francois K’s Deepspace party, club LOVE (RIP); Residency at Miami’s ATV Records, Electric Pickle (RIP) and Space Terrace; Detroit’s infamous Need I Say More party & TV Bar, UK’s fabriclondon, Craig Richards’s Houghton Festival, The Lion & Lamb, Fold; Berlin’s Panorama Bar & Club der Visionaere; Montreal’s STEREO; Verona Italy’s Veniceberg club; Amsterdam’s Trouw (RIP); Chicago’s Smart Bar; Moscow’s Arma17 & Gipsy; Romania’s Sunwaves; Ibiza’s Zoo Project; B018 in Beirut; Dubai’s Analog Room; Istanbul’s new Suma Han club; Japan’s Technique Record Boat Party (Tokyo), Club Bonobo (Tokyo), Club Mago (Nagoya), Club Stomp (Osaka); St Martin’s SXM festival, and many more. As head of buying and distribution at Halcyon Records from 2008 until mid-2014, Taimur’s work helped lead the resurgence of the local Brooklyn scene. With twelve + years of history and accolades for helping to revive one of the world’s most important dance music scenes, Taimur and Blk|Market Membership hold an esteemed position as architects of New York’s contemporary scene. On the strength of these accomplishments, Taimur has devoted himself full-time to his DJ & production career, his new record label Blkmarket Music, and to The Selectors, his new event series. The 3rd EP is out by T.A.O. which is a collaboration between Taimur, Amo and Ostara. The 4th EP on the label by New York legend Reade Truth entitled ‘Violent Rose.’ The 5th release (2 part vinyl) is by Craig Richards from fabriclondon under his Scumdolly guise which have 2 unreleased tracks by Craig from over 17 years ago with remixes by Rhadoo, Subb-an & Adam Shelton, Taimur & Alexander Gentil Remixes. Upcoming releases for 2020 feature a Gosub & Taimur collaboration which is about to drop end of February, the 2nd T.A.O follow up E.P, and releases by Meta.4, Do or Die, Ibrahim Alfa (Lost Tracks), and Maroje T just to name a few.

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Winter Music Conference was the cream of the crop of conferences. Every label owner, label A&R, DJ and artist knew they had to go network at the Fontainebleau where the conference was hosted. The conference was not only one of the most important time of the year as it relates to dance music but it was also a place where records were broken and became summer hits. Some of my best DJ memories are from the events I played during WMC in the last 20 years.

Erick Morillo

DJ / Producer / Label Boss - Subliminal Records

Having only missed the very first year of WMC in 1985, it was 1986-1990 that initially placed me on the map globally due to the international attendance of the entire dance music community. All throughout the 90s I was often getting written about by various high profile mags and websites for having contributed to help break many artists, DJs, producers and remixers. WMC enabled me to bring many top industry people together all under one roof, especially at Groove Jet, where house music officially met Techno in my sets and it’s all been uphill since…TBC

Danny Tenaglia

DJ, Producer

I first went to WMC ’87, the year I started Big Beat. It was an incredibly inspiring congregation of indie labels, DJs, artists, songwriters, producers and dance music lovers dedicated to breaking and discovering new music. WMC has been instrumental in furthering the dance and electronic cause; keeping the community connected, vital and relevant, and serving as an amazing springboard for talent. It’s a fantastic crucible for the future of dance music. Long may it live.

Craig Kallman

CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat Records

I feel fortunate to have been part of the first-ever WMC. Over the 35 years, it has grown to give us an international forum where we exchange music and ideas. As an attendee and host of many of the award shows, I am proud each time I see new young talent emerge and then become world-renowned. We all have so many Winter Music Conference moments of hearing a seminal breakthrough record for the first time as well as a new DJ with star quality. Magical moments in my career.

Daniel Glass

Glassnote Records

Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the music.”