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DJ Askari: Music

The bus ride which Askari used to take to elementary school in Athens in the late '70 was nearly an hour long, and the sole entertainment was provided by an 8-track player.  The programming was courtesy of the juniors and seniors, and the music was, of course, disco.  This, combined with 80s pop he would listen to growing up, formed the basis for his love of music.

House music was the next logical step, and Askari' styles of choice - French & Disco House - were offspring of disco.  His passion for house was  influenced over the years by the Mastermix dance parties on New York's Kiss-FM; London's Capital FM;  and clubs such as Boston's Avalon, Miami's Living Room, and NYC's Area, Palladium, Spy Bar, and Spa's White Room.


Because he believes that music should be positive, Askari rarely plays darker genres such as trance
or techno or even hard house.


His repertoire of music includes genres besides house, spanning '80s, disco, and hip-hop, and old-school rock.



House

(Disco, French, Remixed)

Thomas Bangalter/Stardust/Daft Punk
Deep Dish
EBTG
Funkstar Deluxe
Armand Van Helden
Pete Heller
Paul Johnson
Seb Leger
Joey Negro/Jakatta
Phats & Small
Ian Pooley
Roger Sanchez
Bob Sinclair
etc.
Eighties Pop

Rick Astley
Banarama
Black Box
Phil Collins
Jason Donovan
Duran Duran
Erasure
The Human League
Michael Jackson
Madonna
George Michael
Kylie Minogue
New Order
Pet Shop Boys
The Police
Prince
Tears for Fears
Wham!
Yazoo
etc.

Disco

ABBA 

Bee Gees
Blondie
Chaka Khan

The Communards
Earth, Wind & Fire
Gloria Gaynor
Thelma Houston
Rick James
K.C. & the Sunshine Band
Kool & the Gang
Diana Ross
Sister Sledge
S.O.S. Band
Rod Stewart
Donna Summer
etc.
Hip-Hop (old & new schools)

Beyonce
Mary J. Blige
Dr. Dre
50 Cent
Jay-Z
LL Cool J
Missy Elliott
Grandmaster Flash
Lauryn Hill
Naughty By Nature
Notorious BIG
Outkast
P. Diddy
Run DMC
Snoop Dogg
Sean Paul
Will Smith
Sugarhill Gang
Justin Timberlake
etc.


Rock (Pop/Old-School)

AC/DC

The Beatles
Dire Straits
INXS
Joan Jett
The Kinks
Queen
The Rolling Stones
Bruce Springsteen
Survivor
U2
Van Halen
ZZ Top
etc.