DJ/Producer Masoud Fuladi (also known as: DJ MaSound) lives by the Caspian Sea in Northern Iran–Bandar-e Anzali in the province of Gilan to be exact–yet he works with some of the dance music industry’s biggest and coolest…albeit virtually.

The passionately dedicated and persevering Iranian DJ–not to mention trained pianist–who started producing at the age of 16, recently released his second (and must-have) single, Blinded; featuring Los Angeles-based singer/model Laurie Mannette.

“It’s not commercial music, so it’s hard to get the point of view from listeners.” He tells us via Skype of being voted number #1 Tune of the Month by listeners, on Ferry Corsten‘s super-popular radio show in May.

“Progressive and trance audiences like more emotional and melodic tunes, and I’m beyond flattered that I was able to create something that they loved! Jaren and Laurie wrote the lyrics to Blinded to make you think about something…above. It’s not casual: describes people who get Blinded with routines and end up missing out on the most important things in their lives.”

(The modest producer’s track Blinded was also selected by elite global DJ Armin van Buuren, as the “Tune of the Week” in the genre’s biggest radio show: “A State Of Trance.”)

Fuladi, whose ability to create such dance-worthy beats using his charming musical instincts–and his keyboard to arrange his songs initially–was recognized not long ago by Jaren (Armin Van Buuren’s Exclusive Singer): Entranced by Fuladi’s “unique production style,” and his “retro-esque sound paired with the essence of a racy Bond movie” Jaren describes Fuladi’s work as a “cinematic listening experience.”

And with the support of universally-renowned DJs and heavyweights like Armin van Buuren, Above and Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Andy Moor, John OíCallaghan, Lange, Gareth Emery, and more…Fuladi is now an Exclusive Artist of Flashover Recordings, founded by Ferry Corsten.

Having done a few remixes for Iranian artists Babak Rahnama and Kaveh Yaghmaei, Fuladi’s other hits include his first track: “Leave it all Behind,” and the delicious; “Staring at the Sea.” (A remix he made for DJ Eco’s new project: Pacheco.)

*For more info, visit Masoud’s page on Myspace or connect with him on Facebook.

Discography :

Masoud feat. Laurie – Blinded (Original Mix & Sebastian Brandt Remix)

Masoud Ft. Josie – Leave it all Behind (Includes Jorn Van Deynhoven, Tritonal, Amurai Remix)

Dj Eco Pres. Pacheco – Staring At The Sea (Masoud Remix)

Dave Emanuel – Four Noble Truths (Masoud Remix)

Tasadi – Jupiter (Masoud Remix)

Dj MaSound – Don’t Be Afraid (Original Mix)

Dj MaSound & Ali.i.a.n Feat. Matthew McPeck – Run (Includes Faruk Sabanci, Tamerlan & Djons, Barrington Lawrence Remix)

Nixon – This Crazy (Dj MaSound Remix)

Babak Rahnama – One More Day (Masoud Remix)

Babak Rahnama – Eshghe To (Masoud Remix)

Masoud Vs. Kaveh Yaghmaei – Crossless Bridge

Milad & Ramin – Asheghe Divouneh (Masoud Mix)

Masoud – Mashti Mashala (tribute to legend Fereydoun Foroughi)

Mombasa – Plastic Perfection (MaSound Summer Style Mix)

VOXIS vs. DJ ANDI – To The Moon (Dj MaSound Remix)

Juniors 5 – Mikhamet (Masoud Electro Lounge Remix)

Sarang – Baham (Masoud Mix)

Sarang – Beppar ! (Masoud Mix)

Masoud – Summer Special Show

Masoud – Nowrouz Special Show

Universal Show 21 Guest Mix Masoud