Sote is the primary moniker of Ata Ebtekar, one of Iran's most prominent electronic and experimental musicians. Initially starting out as a techno artist during the '90s, his work gradually became more distorted and abstract, earning the attention of labels like Warp. Later on, he received acclaim for fusing Persian classical traditions with electro-acoustic music. Ebtekar was born in Hamburg, Germany and spent his youth in both Iran and Germany. He grew up listening to new wave and industrial music, and after his family moved to San Francisco when he was 16, he was introduced to techno music. He began studying sound design, and he released a few techno and trance tracks as Atax during the late '90s. His first single as Sote was Electric Deaf, an intense drum'n'bass/breakcore epic issued by none other than Warp in 2002. The more ...
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