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Mazi Namvar, more widely known by his pseudonym Audio Soul Project, is a notable figure in the house music genre, with a career rooted in the dynamic cultural landscape of Chicago. Since embarking on his musical journey in 1994, Namvar has made significant contributions to the world of electronic music, both as a producer and as a DJ.

His work, encompassing a vast array of original compositions and remixes, reflects a deep engagement with the genre. As a producer, Namvar has demonstrated a nuanced understanding of house music, evident in his albums “Community” (2002) and “Hip Shake Heartache” (2011). These works, released under his Audio Soul Project moniker, reveal his adeptness in blending elements of deep house, disco, and more experimental sounds. His approach to music production emphasizes live performance, inventive synthesis, the use of analog equipment, creative sampling, and sophisticated drum programming, culminating in a sound that is both authentic and resonant.

Beyond the studio, Namvar’s influence extends to the dance floor, where he has captivated audiences worldwide with his DJ sets. Over three decades, he has performed at prestigious venues across the globe, showcasing his enduring passion for and mastery of the art of mixing.

Namvar’s role as a mentor and advocate within the Chicago music community is also noteworthy. Through his leadership in record labels such as Fresh Meat Records, Gourmet Recordings, and Afterhours, he has played a pivotal role in shaping the musical landscape and supporting emerging talent.

In recent years, Namvar’s artistic evolution has continued with new releases on his Fresh Meat label, including EPs like “Green Again” and “Beginner’s Mind.” His latest tracks, such as “Living On The” and “Love Forward,” stay true to the core principles of garage and house music, underscoring his commitment to the genre’s roots.

Namvar, or Audio Soul Project, is not simply a musician but a steward of house music’s rich tradition and an inspiration to both his contemporaries and aspiring artists. His career is a testament to the enduring power and creativity inherent in the music that he represents.

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