X DOT 25 Music Celebrates 25th Year Anniversary!
X DOT 25 Music (the boutique/avant-garde record label) celebrates 25 Years of World Trance/Fusion music. This video is a visual and audio journey through the past two and a half decades of X DOT 25 Music!
Established in 1989, for 25 years X DOT 25 Music has been devoted to bringing a diverse collection of music from all over the world to people from all walks of life. X DOT 25 Music has distributed over 50 albums during this time span, and is distributed worldwide. X DOT 25 Music is dedicated to supporting exceptional musical talents. Pioneers of World Trance and Fusion, created an amazing array of music melting World, Trance, Down-tempo, Classical, Electronic, Rock, Jazz and Traditional, elements into a line of music that pushes envelopes in uncharted territories, presenting music from master musicians to powerful, up and coming, experimental instrumentalists.
We are proud to have paved the way for successful bands, such as Mythos (Higher Octave/Virgin Records/EMI), Axiom of Choice (Narada/Virgin Records), to major label opportunities. Some of X DOT 25 Music projects have won prominent awards and many are now airing through commercial and public radio stations around the World. Our music have been used in Motion Pictures. Listen in and be enchanted!
The World Trance Group Ashavahishta's new album Awakening was released on January 21, 2014. with 12 songs covering words and wisdom of Rumi in a trance-ambient environment. This work includes soaring and sonorous vocals (two females and two males) and master musicianship, mesmerizing, lush, dense, textural, dark, mysterious soundscapes with global rhythms, contemporary sounds, that constitutes a groundbreaker compelling new release, combined with innovation and genre creation (X DOT 25 Music's signature). Once again the record label who brought you Mythos, Haunted by Waters - Samsara's Edge, Axiom of Choice, and Aldoush along many other distinguished artists, pushes the envelope that it created many years ago - further and brings you an amazing sound imaginary that is second to none. Listen and be enchanted!
Baku Nights (Instrumental)
By: Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra
An instrumental version of Arezoo, this is a symphonic recording of some of the most romantic and moving Azarbaizan's classical pieces by composers such as Niazi, Haji Bakeov, Fikrat Amirov and others. Performed by the 120 piece Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra, this recording features over one hour of a dramatic combination of western classical instrumentation with some of the most beautiful melodies of central Asia. The melodies on this album were played by indigenous instruments of Azarbaijan. Instruments like; Tar, Duduk, Kamancheh, etc. A true masterpiece.
Single Lounge Version
"Greensleeves" is a traditional English folk song and tune. There is a persistent belief that Greensleeves was composed by Henry VIII for his lover and future queen consort Anne Boleyn. Boleyn allegedly rejected King Henry's attempts to seduce her. However the piece is based on an Italian style of composition that did not reach England until after Henry's death, making it more likely to be Elizabethan. One possible interpretation is that Lady Green Sleeves was a promiscuous young woman.
You can listen to the sample of this song and purchase it on Amazon MP3's or on iTunes:
By: Mahasti, Gloria Rohani, Shahla Sarshar, Shayesteh Zelli
Nowruz Resideh This epic song was written and produced by Kamel Alipour with the vocals of several prominent Persian Artists and well known Persian Vocalists: Mahasti, Gloria Rohani, Shahla Sarshar, Shayesteh Zelli. The lyrics, written by Homa Mirafshar, are about the tradition of the Persian New Year Ritual (Nowruz) with Spring inspirations. Persian New Year, which celebrated all over the world happens on March 21 (first day of Spring).
Style/Genre: World Contemporary
Instrumentation: Vocals, Tar, Persian Setar, Kamuncheh, Daf, Tombak, Percussion.
In The News:
Aldoush and the Human Exchange will be performing in Northern California. Brace yourselves for an unforgettable event! For the first time in 15 years, Aldoush Alpanian and DavoodAj come together again to perform contemporary Persian folk music and Blues at Danville's Village Theater. They will be accompanied by Larry De La Cruz on Saxophone, Jeff Obee on Fretless Bass, and Ali Bazyar on Percussion.
Please join Mamak Khadem on May 2,, at Aratani Theatre, to share the stage with a group of talented musicians.
Mehdi Bagheri- Kamancheh/ TJ Troy- percussion/ Larry Steen-bass/ Giovanna Imbesi-piano and keyboard/ Ronda Berkeley and Jessica Ng - back vocals.
They will feature some of the new songs from the album "THE ROAD".
Yussi new album Atomik Inferno is due to relaese in May. This is an amazing trun for a master guitarist. The music in this project fits in the Electric Genre. Stay tuned for this great album.
Javanan Magazine has done an intensive interview with Max (our Executive Producer) about X DOT 25 Music in the past, today and our plans for tomorrow. Look for their latest copy of the magazine for this interview. It includes some news about X DOT 25 Music ongoing projects, artists, and also The Super Group Ashavahishta. At Javanan Magazine they are so excited about the album Awakening by Ashavahishta and the response of the community in Los Angeles has been so overwhelming about Ashavahishta, that they are considering to have Ashavahishta on the cover of the magazine possibly on March 26, 2014 Issue!
For the last 25 years X DOT 25 Music has been releasing music under four different musical concepts. Time Traveler Music contains the World Fusion and Trance Music. Third Millennium Music has Electronic, Ambient, Downtempo Projects. Delirious Rat Records has Metal, Rock, Pop projects all in English. XerXesium Records has Persian Rock, Pop, etc... Please visit every label and enjoy listening.
Ashavahishta's CD Release Party and X DOT 25 Music's 25 Years Anniversary happened on Saturday January 18, 2014 @ ClouD 9 Berkeley - San Francisco Bay Area. Farima performed Sacred Sufi Dance on Ashavahishta's Songs; Darvish, The Return, Sweet Agony, Pt. I and Ecstasy. Then Ustad Nejad (Ney) and Azadeh Gorgani (Piano) mezmerized the party with their music. Then Haunted by Waters took the stage and performed several songs from Like the Dust album. In closing Sukhawat Alli Khan and his band played several up beat Qawwali songs and party continued till 3:00 AM!
Here is a sneak preview of the sound of Ashavahishta!
X DOT 25 Music has always supported the up and coming musical talents. If you are a musician or a group, we like to hear your music. Please visit our Contact Page and send us a message. You can also mail us a copy of your work to be reviewed. We listen to everything that comes our way.
X DOT 25 Music History!
If you are curious as to the history of X DOT 25 Music, you can visit our History Page to read about how X DOT 25 Music was conceived, the philosophies behind the record label, the influences of the music produced at X DOT 25. Lots of information on the history of projects, artists, and people of X DOT 25 Music.