Touchdown – Human Rias

For our next interview on our Touchdown series, we caught up with Iranian DJ and producer Human Rias. We spoke with him before his performance at Slaktkyrkan in Stockholm.

Human also has a single out now on 7RitualsSTREAM NOW

Q1. So, tell us where you departed from and landed into today?

I’ve been having some crazy travel, so I left from Frankfurt to Munich to leave to Stockholm.

Q2. Is this a one-off show, or part of a bigger tour? (If a tour, tell us where you have been so far) 

This is a one-off show, with two days around it to go around the city.

Q3. What venue are you playing tonight and who else is on the line up?

I’m playing with Glowal and my dear friend Gussi at Slaktkyrkan in Stockholm. It’s an old church in the Slaughterhouse district of Stockholm (amazing venue)

Q4. What is one item you can’t travel without?

My Airpod Pros actually, not just for listening to music, but actually thanks to their noise cancelling, shutting out the world around me when travelling. 

Q5. Tell us your typical gig schedule – do you get to see much of the places you visit?

I try my absolute best to always take a piece of culture with me. At the moment its quite nice, that I have a full day around gigs, but it is getting less and less time to spend to go around. 

Q6. One thing you hate about being on the road?

Being on the road, is exhausting to an extent, but it’s something I’ve chosen to do and I do it with passion, to be able to share my music around the globe is something I dreamt of, so there is nothing I want to mention that I hate. 

Q7. Tell is the worst / funniest thing that’s happened to you whilst on the road

That happened in Frankfurt. I was with my friends from Customized Culture, walking around the city at night, looking for desert (around 10 pm), when we noticed there was a huge crowd in front of Primark. With chairs and all, felt like they were camping out. Suddenly Primarks doors opened, and everyone goes inside, us three tools of course following in, curious of what’s happening. Then we were handed wests, and very quickly noticed that we have just walked in with Primark’s inventory crew and had to quickly ditch.

Q8. Finally, what new music do you have coming up in your schedule that you can tell us about?

I have to new originals and a remix coming out in the next month. The two originals (17.3) Elektrizitaet, is a club banger that’s coming out on my label 7Rituals, followed by my remix for Henrik Bergmann, Wennink and Fat Cosmoes Higher Dimension on Henris label on 14th April. On the 28th April I will follow up with my track gravity, with Ukrainian singer Teya Flow. So a lot of good things coming your way. 

April 16, 2023