Blending rock solid technical talent behind the decks with borderless artistry in the studio, Siavash Ashrafinia (@djsiavash) has emerged as one of the pioneers of the Northwest electronic music industry. He is accredited as an innovator of the Canadian underground scene, but his fans love him most for his powerful, brilliantly skillful performances and magnetic presence. Admittedly cheesy tagline ‘last night Siavash saved my life’ echoes real sentiments of the many people who have reached out to describe his sets as deeply therapeutic and even salvational in times of need.
Spanning a variety of genres, this wizard has crafted his global music career since the vinyl-only days of the early 90's. After being crowned the city’s renegade King with his infamous Club Bed, he moved on to define the sound / image of Gorg-O-Mish Afterhours sculpting it to record success until pivoting his attention. Back on tour, he now plays regularly at top venues and festivals around the world, including BPM, Lightning in a Bottle, Club Space, and is currently a resident at Latin America’s most legendary club, BarAmericas.
When back home in Vancouver, Siavash devotes his time to his other brand You Plus One. From its humble beginnings as an events company, it has since grown into a fresh record label with snowballing world-wide support. Today Siavash hosts the city’s hottest and most mysterious private events at YPO’s unique headquarters: a very personal ongoing project which holds his own kooky artwork and world-class soundsystem.
A pure and tangible passion drives Siavash to pour his soul into everything he does whether it be alone in studio, in the office with his team, or on stage in front of thousands. In the rapidly expanding electronic music market where the pure art of DJing is slowly being forgotten, Siavash still holds the torch of a truly impactful performer with an ever-evolving iconic sound.
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Stream Siavash's latest organic house and melodic techno releases on Spotify. Including Eps featuring techno legends Pig&Dan and Funk D'Void.
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YOU PLUS ONE
House and Techno Music Label
You Plus One is Siavash's brain child. Conceived from the idea to unite and promote our Northwest electronic music scene, You Plus One emerged originally as a successful attempt to keep the house and techno scene alive locally in Vancouver, Canada. Since 2011, it has carved a name for itself by throwing legendary events for music lovers, jump-starting many careers in the industry, lending + creating the sound and image for different venues, supporting and mentoring local artists, and building connections with the greater international community. It has now evolved into a music label that has already garnished support from top industry professionals even in its infancy. YPO's goal is to guide talent, expose new people to the beautiful, artistic, and underground world of house and techno, and ultimately help represent Canada within the global underground scene.