Know Me Better were lucky enough to get in touch with Iranian electronic artist, Vispa, whose retro-synth sounds are making waves in the modern world of electro music.
How did you get your initial start in music?
I’ve had a talent in composing since my childhood. But at the age of 19, I attended my first music class and perfected my skill on playing keyboards and synthesizers. After that, I self-studied harmony, counterpoint and orchestration amongst other things.
What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?
My ultimate goal in the industry is to attract attention as an electronic musician with different ideas and become famous. And money is also important to me 🙂
How long have you been writing your own music?
Since 5 or 6 years ago. But ‘Cosmic Force’ is my first professionally recorded song. I have a whole load of other songs that have not been recorded yet though.
Who are your top three influences and why?
Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Hans Zimmer.
I think that these three people are unique in that they employ perfect ideas in their work because of their talent. Also, they have the best possible musical influences – you can see it in their arrangements and their style of music.
Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?
This is just the beginning of my work. These days I’m looking for a sponsor and I decided to record an EP with the same name (Cosmic Force) which contains three different remixes of the song.
Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favorite venues?
I live in Tehran, Iran. Actually there are not as many venues as you think there might be here. But there are some, like Azadi Tower which I think best suits an open-door concert. There are also two nice indoor venues here which I enjoy going to.
Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?
Actually I don’t listen to Iranian pop music, but simple or traditional Iranian music are among the best which I like and maybe in the future, I will employ a sense of this music in my work. Among Iranian musicians in the international scene of traditional music are Kayhan Kalhor, Homayoon Shajarian and Hossein Alizadeh.
Give our readers a roundup of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.
My song is now available in 95+ online stores and streamers. But the most important ones are as follows:
Also, you can find me on social media here:
Listen to Vispa’s ‘Cosmic Force’ here: